How businesses can support Downtown Worker Appreciation Day

So you want to help spoil downtown workers? We love to hear it!

Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is our way of saying THANK YOU to Portland’s diverse & dynamic workforce. It has for more than 20 years showered thousands of downtown employees with fun, quirky, & tasty gifts, really spoiling the folks who keep Portland going throughout the year — especially during the dark days of winter, Portland’s chaotic summertime tourism season, and, yes, even a global pandemic!

This year’s Downtown Worker Appreciation Day event is about more than just showering our workforce with goodies; we’ll also highlight the many ways to get around downtown Portland with a ‘Drive Less, Do More’ Transportation Fair. Less driving means more money saved on gas, more time enjoying the great outdoors, and more time connecting with your community.


There are so many ways — big & small — for a business to participate. 

1.  Join the coupon booklet. 

Local businesses can (for free!) submit an offer to our Coupon Booklet. This popular item will be distributed to 1,000 attendees at the May 12th event.

Email the following to McKenzie by Friday, April 22nd to be included:

Exact offer text*

Date of expiration

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*Need coupon inspiration? See the sample coupon page included below.

2. Donate a raffle prize.

Gift cards, gift baskets, & apparel all make great THANK YOU gifts!

Email McKenzie to donate a raffle item & help thank our downtown workers.

3. Donate goodies.

Snacks, sweets, & refreshments will help our downtown workers feel loved & taken care of.

Email McKenzie to donate pre-packaged goodies.

4. Sponsor the event.

Year after year, Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is a fun success thanks to our wonderful community partners.

View sponsorship opportunities below & email McKenzie to sign up!

5. Spread the word.

Tell the downtown workers in your life to sign up here!


Are you a transit agency or related organization interested in tabling at the ‘Drive Less. Do More.’ Transportation Fair? Email McKenzie


DWAD sponsor sheet

DWAD coupon example sheet, SAMPLE