Inspiring Diversity Grant


Inspiring Diversity Grant Launch a new diversity and equity program within your organization with help from Prosper Portland! The Inspiring Diversity Grant is a new pilot program for small, traded-sector employers located in the City of Portland offering grant funding to inspire creative equity-related best practices by employers around workforce, marketing and communications. [...]

Available Properties


Available Properties   Alberta Commons, a new development in the heart of the Soul District, has available space through our Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program. Lents Commons has available market rate commercial space, as well as affordable commercial space through our Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program. Office space in Union Station is available [...]

10Y Leasing Opportunities


10Y Leasing Opportunities The vision for 10Y is to be a community of unique retail businesses that complements downtown’s existing national brands and well-known retailers. Consistent with its commitment to an equitable economy, Prosper Portland is especially interested in providing opportunities for diverse business entrepreneurs. Evaluation of potential tenants will prioritize business owners [...]

Alberta Commons Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Alberta Commons   Alberta Commons is a new development in the heart of the Soul District, on the corner of NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and NE Alberta Street, that presents a unique opportunity for underrepresented small businesses to gain a foothold in the retail mix of the area, while [...]

Lents Town Center Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Lents Town Center Contact: Alison Wicks, email or 503-823-3949 Prosper Portland and the Portland Housing Bureau have invested $54 million in the heart of the Lents Town Center to deliver on the Lents Action Plan goals for rebuilding the historic Lents Town Center commercial district. Four development projects are currently under [...]

Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Prosper Portland has created the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program to address a recent dramatic increase in retail rents and decrease in vacancy rates in the city of Portland, which have resulted in the displacement of small businesses from Portland's urban neighborhoods. The program seeks to: reduce barriers to entry for underrepresented [...]

Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs


Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs Contact: Nixie Stark, email or 503-823-0465 With a mission to create economic growth and opportunity for Portland, Prosper Portland connects you to  resources to create more jobs for Portland. We work with Portland businesses to identify business needs and eligibility for either our assistance programs or those of our partners, [...]

Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program


Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program Prosper Portland uses the Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program to assist property owners with redevelopment, new development and tenant improvements that encourage business development and job growth within urban renewal areas (URAs). Contact: Nixie Stark, email or 503-823-0465 The Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program is intended to supplement equity contributions and traditional [...]

Cluster Initiatives & Industry Partnerships


Cluster Initiatives & Industry Partnerships Contacts: Athletic & Outdoor: Sue Bal  |  Software/Technology: Jared Wiener Advanced Manufacturing: Kevin Johnson  |  Clean Tech: Pam Neal As the city’s economic development agency, Prosper Portland wants to ensure inclusive growth by supporting the competitive industries that provide high-quality job opportunities and working to fill those jobs with [...]

A&O Peer to Peer Program


A&O Peer to Peer Program Contact: Sue Bal, 503-823-3308 Prosper Portland's Peer to Peer (P2P) program for Athletic & Outdoor (A&O) companies is in its sixth year and has been effective in providing a forum for A&O entrepreneurs and CEOs to come together and learn from each other, as well as from subject matter experts [...]