Known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, Portland’s ESDs provide “enhanced” services that go beyond the City of Portland’s basic services, including sustainability and economic development, non-emergency safety teams, transportation access, along with graffiti and trash removal.
Together, we serve as a voice to advocate for neighborhood improvements, boost the vitality of small businesses, activate store fronts and host community events to attract visitors and Portlanders to the core of each district.
Portland’s three Enhanced Service Districts collectively serve:
- Formed in 2019, Central Eastside Together works to promote safety for all, improve pedestrian experiences, support economic viability and celebrate the district’s unique identity through innovative, trauma-informed programs. The district serves more than 1,300 businesses and 22,000 employees over a 681-acre area.
- Operating since 1988, Clean & Safe is one of the oldest, largest and most successful ESDs in the nation, providing services to the people, places and businesses within a core 213-block area of downtown Portland. This district serves more than 140,000 residents, 100,000 employees and hundreds of retail stores.
- The Lloyd Enhanced Service District was established in 2001 to encourage growth, improve transportation options, support sustainability, and ensure the continued health and development of the Lloyd neighborhood by making it a better place to live, work and visit. This district serves more than 450 businesses, 20,000 employees over a 275-acre area.
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