Programs & Services

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


Our janitorial crews keep downtown Portland 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. Our crews sweep sidewalks, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and pressure wash outdoor surfaces. In addition to their routine routes, they also respond to immediate service 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.

Public Safety

Creating a safe place for everyone to enjoy is a top priority for our district. We work closely with our public safety program vendor, GardaWorld, and partner with the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office to provide enhanced public safety assistance in the 213-block district. Working together, our safety team helps resolve safety concerns in public spaces while answering questions and offering social services to assist 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.

Street Outreach

Partnering with Bybee Lakes Hope Center and Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers, our Street Outreach program helps address Portland’s homeless and mental health crises. The outreach team partners with our cleaning and public safety coordinators to assist individuals experiencing houselessness who are open to receiving services. Our staff works collaboratively with other private sector and non-profit organizations providing social services within our district.

Retail Support & Marketing

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe develops activations and seasonal programming, like the PDX Pop-Up Shops, to encourage a vibrant retail environment for the city’s center and Old Town neighborhoods. To complement these programs, we manage the “Visit Downtown” social channels and marketing program dedicated to promoting downtown Portland to the greater Portland region and beyond.

Holiday Lighting

Downtown Portland’s renowned holiday lighting program makes our city sparkle during the holiday season, with more than 800 trees lit up within a 70-block area throughout the Downtown and Old Town neighborhoods. Making our sidewalks brighter and safer, these energy-efficient LED lights are installed using techniques approved by the city’s Urban Forestry Department, ensuring the trees stay healthy and free from damage.

Reports & Data

As part of our commitment to the vitality of our city’s core, the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District conducts research to educate current and prospective businesses on real estate opportunities and development activity in downtown.

Reports & Data

Visitor Assistance

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Sidewalk Ambassadors serve as local experts within the district. They provide visitor assistance, directions, and general information for people exploring downtown.

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 during the winter. 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.