Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

We Are Better Together (WABT)

Partnering with community, culturally specific organizations, and Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned, Emerging Small Businesses and Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE).
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The City of Portland is committed to anti-racism, equity, transparency, communication, collaboration and fiscal responsibility. Using these values as our foundation, We Are Better Together (WABT) works with our partners, City employees and the community to meet the following goals: 

  • Make a conscious effort to be include all members of our community. 
  • Ensure that our policies and procedures are designed to reflect the City’s values; developing appropriate messaging, procedures and actions to support each other and meet the needs of the community we serve. 
  • Leverage City resources to assist and support underserved communities, youth, workforce, D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE, and culturally specific organizations. 
  • Create opportunities for City staff to build relationships in the community. 


Would you like to request an event sponsorship, community partnership or bureau appearance from the City of Portland “We Are Better Together” Outreach Team? Complete the webform below and someone will follow up with you within 72 hours. 

Sponsorship | Sponsorship Form | The City of Portland, Oregon

Note: Event dates fill up quickly from April through December, so please submit your request at the beginning of our fiscal year, which starts July 1. Or submit the request at least three months in advance of your event.

WABT for Employees

For bureaus who want to learn more about the WABT program and opportunities please visit our employees page at We Are Better Together (WABT) | Portland Employees