Category: Newsletter

Cooking for love, health, and community

  Every day, we continue to be amazed by the creativity, resourcefulness, and generosity of our downtown community. Today we’d like to shine a spotlight on an awesome new initiative that’s supporting local restaurants while providing meals to people in need.   It’s called Cooking for Community and – in just over a month –

We appreciate you

While we can’t be together today, we are sending virtual hugs and high fives to each and every downtown worker. Whether you’re an essential worker, working from home, furloughed, or somewhere in between, we appreciate you today and every day. Read more

A little inspiration for your inbox

  Every day we’re inspired by the ways downtown businesses have pivoted in response to the pandemic. Even is the midst of great uncertainty, they’ve found innovative and meaningful ways to stay connected to and engaged with our community. Today we’d like to share how two of Portland Downtown’s board members, Krista Cole of Sur Lie and Michael Erickson of Holiday Inn

A Q+A with our Board Chair

  How has Portland Downtown handled COVID-19 with regard to its staff, board, and stakeholders?   Our staff and board were able to respond very quickly and make changes to allow both our staff and board to work and meet remotely. Our top priority as an organization was to make sure that the downtown community

Brighter days ahead

  Hello, friends! We wanted to take a moment to update you on a few spring projects here at Portland Downtown. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to add color and a sense of normalcy to our downtown streets and parks during this challenging time. We hope this update brings you