Merchant Meeting at The Press Hotel

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Portland Downtown hosts committee meetings that address a wide range of issues. Our committees are open to the public and we encourage you to participate! To sign up for meeting notifications, please click here.

Downtown Business (formerly Merchant) Committee: This committee provides a forum for merchants and other business owners and managers to share ideas, plan holiday events, and develop programs and initiatives to help Downtown’s small business community. Meets bimonthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 8:30am-9:30am.

Events Committee: This committee plans, develops, and implements Portland Downtown’s major community events including Light Up Your Holidays, and Downtown Worker Appreciation Day. The committee is also responsible for expanding Portland Downtown’s reach and visibility through a variety of communications channels including: website, email marketing, social media, print & digital advertising, and more. Meets bimonthly on the 4th Thursday from 9:30am-10:30am. 

Downtown Experience (formerly Clean & Safe) Committee: This committee is responsible for overseeing the “Clean & Safe” mission of Portland Downtown. It also works to ensure that the terms agreed upon in the Supplemental Services agreement with the City are fulfilled. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. 2022 meeting dates: 

We also host a series of ad hoc task forces when the occasion arises. Currently, we have a Public Restrooms Task Force and a Space Activation Team that meets regularly, though the meetings are often on irregular dates/times.