Services and Resources for Economic development

The 2040 Portland Freight Plan (2040Freight) is an update of the City’s Freight Master Plan adopted by the Portland City Council in 2006 and will guide the Portland Bureau of Transportation strategies to support safe, equitable, efficient, and sustainable urban freight movement in Portland.
The N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy is an initiative by the Portland Housing Bureau to address a legacy of displacement in North and Northeast Portland through investments in new affordable rental housing, opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and home retention programs for longtime residents
Explore affordable housing developments that are currently being built or planned for completion within the next few years.
Portland is receiving $208 million from the U.S. government's American Rescue Plan, giving us the opportunity to make key investments in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.
Businesses, including vendors and promoters, doing business over a very limited term in Portland must apply for a temporary business license from the City of Portland's Revenue Division.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that sets out a collaborative vision for community development in the Portland area. Learn about the Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan.
Find current PCEF funding opportunities here. Photo credit #WOCinTech

Fair Housing

What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.

Metro Website

External Resource
Metro website. Metro works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area to chart a wise course for the future. Learn more at the Metro website.

Opportunity Mapping

The Opportunity Map identifies levels of opportunity in Portland neighborhoods. Using a 5-point scale, the map is based on variables that include childhood education, employment, transportation, access to family wage jobs, and access to community amenities that promote heathy, active living.
Home to the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers, the City’s Providence Park Stadium can host more than 25,000 fans.
Stay up to date on N/NE Oversight meetings and news from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. Join the email list here.
This service allows prospective and current contractors to receive updates pertaining to towing contracts.
Portland's sports, arts and entertainment venues support the local economy and they offer residents and visitors a place to have fun, whether that means being able to enjoy a Broadway show or cheer on the Trail Blazers at an NBA game.
View the latest report for the TIF Affordable Housing Set Aside

Travel and Tourism

By bringing visitors to Portland, the City helps create local jobs, boost spending at local businesses and support community services.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum (VMC) brings sports, concerts and events to the Rose Quarter