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Aerial photo of Downtown Portland looking north

Welcome to Downtown Portland!

A hotbed of innovation and a center of culture and creativity. There’s a good reason why visitors and locals alike come together downtown. The accessible public transportation system, bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly walkways and green park space make it easy for everyone to explore this community. And a coalition of passionate people and organizations work seven days a week to keep downtown a place we’re all proud of.

Business owners, downtown ambassadors, safety and cleaning crews: We all love Downtown Portland, and we’re pretty sure you will, too. But why take our word for it? Head this way to see why Downtown Portland is the heart of this city.

2023 Annual Impact Report

A message from Executive Director Mark Wells about our key accomplishments from last year.

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Host your event at Director Park

This beautiful European-style plaza in the heart of downtown Portland is already buzzing with special events and everyday traffic, but this community space is available for your next event.

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State of Downtown & Central City report

The State of Downtown & the Central City and State of the Economy reports were prepared in collaboration with the Portland Metro Chamber, with research by ECOnorthwest and presented by Downtown Portland Clean & Safe and Bank of America, alongside the Value of Jobs Coalition.

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Now Hiring

Do you love downtown Portland and want to help visitors and locals experience all the great things in our central city? We are hiring for temporary Sidewalk Ambassador positions.

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Downtown Vibrancy Tracker

Since the onset of the pandemic, we has been tracking the impact on our local economy. The question of how good or bad the recovery of our central city is relative to others has been a hot topic of discussion. In the midst of a changing environment, this recovery tracker can help benchmark metrics like foot traffic, vacancy rates, and hotel performance.

Portland's Camping Ban

The City of Portland has sole jurisdiction to address illegal camping on public property. Learn more about the Time, Place, Manner Camping Ordinance.

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Because we Care

At the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District, we believe in the power of collaboration. By joining forces with local businesses, residents, and community groups, we deliver enhanced services that contribute to the thriving spirit of our city. Our collective efforts focus on maintaining the vitality of this 213-block area in the city center, ensuring it remains a dynamic and vibrant meeting place for shopping, dining, exploration, and an excellent place to call home. Together, we create an inviting and lively atmosphere that enriches the lives of everyone in our community.