Programs & Services

Below are the enhanced services and programs that Downtown Portland Clean & Safe provides within the 213-block area of their district.


The Downtown Portland Clean & Safe cleaning crew keeps downtown clean seven days a week. In partnership with Central City Concern’s Clean Start Program, the program trains, mentors and employs workers who are formerly homeless or have other barriers to employment.

Cleaning crews sweep sidewalks, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and pressure wash outdoor surfaces. In addition to their routine routes, they also respond to immediate requests from downtown businesses.

Hours of Operation for Cleaning Services:
Our cleaning services are available every day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Creating a safe place for everyone to enjoy is a top priority for our district. Downtown Portland Clean & Safe contracts with GardaWorld and the Portland Police Bureau, while also partnering with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office to provide enhanced security in the core 213-block area.

Working together, safety coordinators help resolve safety concerns happening in public spaces seven days a week. Our safety team is happy to answer questions, assisting visitors and Portlanders alike.

Hours of Operation for Security Services:
Our security services are available 24/7, providing continuous protection and assistance whenever you need it.

Community Street Outreach Program

Partnering with Bybee Lakes Hope Center and Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers, to help address Portland’s homeless and mental health crises. This program provides a full-time, community health street outreach and navigation services team within the 213-blocks of our district.

This program coordinates with our janitorial staff, our public safety coordinators, and Clean & Safe staff members to quickly process referrals for individuals experiencing houselessness or mental health challenges who request and are open to receiving services.  Our staff will work collaboratively with Portland Street Response, Project Respond, MCSO’s Hope team, PPB’s BHU and SCT programs, and the various private sector and non-profit organizations already working in this field within our district. This newer program to Clean & Safe’s core services was launched in July of 2023.

Crow Abatement

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe works with Integrated Avian Solutions to utilize urban falconry as a humane tactic to reduce the presence of roosting crows in the downtown core. The goal of the program is to move the crows to parks and green spaces to limit the need to clean sidewalks and other surfaces of crow excrement.

Visitor Information

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Ambassadors are eager to share everything that makes our neighborhood special. The Ambassadors are in the district Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ready to provide visitor assistance and insight. They are trained experts on local facts and attractions, can assist with basic first-aid, and help those in crisis who need access to food, shelter or supportive services.

The next time you are lost—or simply want a recommendation for a stellar food cart nearby—look for an Ambassador. They’re always eager to help make your Downtown Portland experience unforgettable for all the right reasons.

Our Policy Focus

Our vision is a Downtown Portland that is vibrant and welcoming for everyone. We advocate for city and county policies that prioritize: Increased safety and improvements to livability in the district; efforts to keep the streets and sidewalks clean in Downtown Portland; commerce and optimized use of retail space in key areas; small business support from city and marketing initiatives; keeping parks in downtown clean, safe and welcoming; supporting key partners to bolster the downtown retail ecosystem (Travel Portland, Prosper Portland, and others); and maintaining parking options for use by customers in the downtown core.