Projects & Programs
Prosper Portland’s projects are among the best-known in the city: Museum Place, Eastbank Esplanade, the Rose Quarter, light rail to the airport and North Interstate Avenue, the Classical Chinese Garden, Pioneer Place, Pioneer Courthouse Square, RiverPlace, Chinatown Gateway, renovation of historic Union Station, and the redevelopment of what’s now the Pearl District. Our focus is on serving all Portland residents, using intentional and inclusive economic development that closes gaps in equity by always being mindful of who benefits.
- Airport Way
- Business & Workforce Equity
- Central Eastside
- Commercial Tenanting
- Community Economic Dev
- Downtown Waterfront
- Grow & Scale
- IBRN Partner Roles
- IBRN partners
- IBRN Referral Services
- Idea to Launch
- Industry Clusters
- Industry Support
- Job Creation
- North Macadam
- Oregon Convention Center
- Pandemic Resources
- River District
- South Park Blocks
- Stability & Resiliency
- TIF District
- Willamette Industrial
Provides access to retail sales opportunities for consumer product [...]
Black American Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
Provides business mentoring, coaching and development centered around stability [...]
Cully TIF District
Cully TIF District Contact: Dana DeKlyen or Kathryn Hartinger [...]
Prosper Portland’s Economic Recovery Investments Funded by the American Rescue Plan
Prosper Portland's Economic Recovery Investments Funded by the American Rescue [...]
Join Business Oregon, Prosper Portland and [...]
Equitable Food Economy Collaborative
Equitable Food Economy Collaborative Contact: Thalia Martinez, email or [...]
The Nick Fish
A multi-partner collaboration between Prosper Portland, Portland Housing Bureau, Human Solutions and Gerding Edlen, The Nick Fish is a mixed-use, mixed-income catalytic project in the Gateway Regional Center TIF District, adjacent to Gateway Discovery Park at NE Halsey Street and NE 106th Avenue.
Shop Small PDX
In the midst of a public health & economic crisis, how and where you spend your money matters. Portland’s small businesses are the very soul of the city – and many of them, owned by People of Color, could use your business. They’re showcased at Shop Small PDX, where you’ll find inspiration and excitement in a full array of products, services, experiences and gift ideas.
Xcelerate Women offers coaching, mentorship and education to support [...]
Urban League of Portland
Provides outreach, technical assistance and referrals to Black-owned construction [...]
Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC)
Provides a statewide infrastructure of support and connection to [...]
Provides technical and educational support for Slavic and Latina [...]
National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon (NAMC-OR)
Provides outreach, technical assistance and referrals to minority-owned construction [...]
Business directory for entrepreneurs of color that provides a [...]
Provides technical assistance and one-on-one consulting services to small [...]
Provides bilingual/bi-cultural outreach, technical assistance and referrals to Latinx-owned construction [...]
Small Business Relief Fund Round 1 (Closed)
On March 18, 2020 Portland City Council approved the allocation of $1 million in general fund dollars for relief to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program served as a bridge of support for Portland small businesses until state and federal disaster resources became available.
Talking to Customers about Face Coverings
Enforcing the face covering policy required by state law protects the well-being of your customers and your own personal safety while at work. Here are some tips and helpful information for communicating with customers who do not comply with the law.
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Prosper Portland is committed to helping Portland’s small businesses open with care under the guidance of State of Oregon and County requirements. Read on for resources for small businesses and nonprofits planning for the phased reopening.
Support for Black Lives Matter and the Anti-Racism Movement
The graphic above is courtesy of Black Lives [...]
100 Multnomah Northeast Portland Development Opportunity General contact: Eric [...]
Community Opportunities and Enhancement Program
CONTACT: Morgan Masterman, EMAIL OR 503-823-6839 Community Opportunities and [...]
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
APANO Communities United Fund provides technical assistance, connections, and [...]
Community Livability Grant
The CLG program prioritizes projects that benefit communities of color or people with low incomes, and that promote widely shared prosperity.
Portland Events & Film Office
The Portland Events and Film Office facilitates Portland-based [...]
Metals & Machinery
The Metals & Machinery cluster includes primary metal manufacturing, fabricated metal product manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing.
The Green Cities cluster is a broad category of companies producing innovative products, services, and technologies that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.
Technology & Media
The Technology & Media cluster is one of the fastest growing clusters in Portland’s economy, employing nearly 14,000 people in Multnomah County and more than 30,000 across the region.
Thriving Small Business Loan Program
The Thriving Small Business loan program, which has been structured to address access-to-capital issues faced by underrepresented populations, including businesses owned by women and people of color and businesses owned by those in low-income areas.
Athletic & Outdoor
The Athletic & Outdoor (A&O) sector includes a wide array of consumer goods businesses, including apparel, footwear, bikes, gear, handmade goods and accessories.
Old Town / Chinatown Development
Old Town / Chinatown Development Prosper Portland owns two [...]
Inspiring Diversity Grant
The Inspiring Diversity Grant offers grant funding of up to $10,000 per traded-sector company to inspire creative equity-related best practices by employers around workforce, marketing and communications.
102nd & Pacific
102nd & Pacific Project A group of property owners [...]
Properties currently available for lease.
OHSU Center for Health & Healing South
OHSU Center for Health and Healing South The Center [...]
The Osprey Apartments Privately developed housing in South Waterfront [...]
Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters
Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters Contact: Building a [...]
38 Davis (Block 8L) Two years after Prosper Portland [...]
OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building
OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building The South Waterfront Development [...]
Avangrid Renewables Formerly known as Iberdrola Renewables, Avangrid is headquartered [...]
Zoiglhaus The concept of a community brewhouse inspired ZHaus [...]
9North Prosper Portland sold Station Place Lot 5 to [...]
Grove Hotel (The Hoxton) Contact: Eric Jacobson, Project Manager, [...]
Daimler Trucks North America Headquarters
Daimler Trucks North America Daimler Trucks North America LLC [...]
The AC Marriott is a 204-room hotel that provides much-needed downtown inventory and increased employment in the central city and is projected to generate more than $600,000 in property tax revenues and $1,000,000 in transient lodging tax revenues annually.
Asian Health & Service Center
The Asian Health and Service Center headquarters is located at SE Foster Road and SE 91st Avenue. The development is an approximately 30,000 square foot build-to-suit commercial building that will house the AHSC office, community and clinic services, and event space.
Palindrome Communities' Oliver Station includes two buildings on two sites that will add 126 affordable apartment units and 19 market rate apartment units.
Lents Commons is a mixed use, mixed income project with 54 units of housing and approximately 7,500 square feet of retail space.
Williams & Russell Project
The Williams & Russell project is a collaborative effort between a community-based Williams & Russell Project Working Group (PWG), Prosper Portland, Legacy Health and the City of Portland. The project involves Legacy Health returning to the community a 1.7-acre vacant block at North Russell Street and North Williams Avenue. Historically, the site once was part of a thriving community that housed the majority of African Americans in Portland and Oregon.
10Y Leasing Opportunities
Prosper Portland will offer the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at 10Y, a full block of commercial space in the prime West End area of downtown Portland at SW 10th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street. The revitalized building will offer a variety of spaces to create a cohesive and complementary mix of tenants.
Alberta Commons Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program
Prosper Portland offers the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at Alberta Commons, a unique opportunity for small minority-owned businesses to gain a foothold in the retail mix of the area, provide needed goods and services to the neighborhood and create lasting, beneficial relationships with the Northeast Portland community.
Lents Town Center Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program
Prosper Portland offers the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at two sites in the heart of the Lents Town Center.
Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity
The Broadway Corridor project offers the opportunity to demonstrate that redevelopment can be inclusive, sustainable, memorable and financially successful.
Portland Union Station
Over the last ten years, several critical repair and maintenance projects have been completed at Union Station - the oldest major passenger terminal on the West Coast. Additional repairs are needed to stabilize and rehabilitate the station.
Completed in 2003, Museum Place in the South Park Blocks urban renewal area was one of the earliest catalysts of downtown Portland’s now-bustling West End.
Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program
The Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program provides financial assistance for property development or rehabilitation that furthers economic development in commercial areas or on commercial corridors.
We want to ensure inclusive growth by supporting competitive industries that provide high-quality job opportunities and working to fill those jobs with people of color and low-income residents.
A&O Peer to Peer Program
This program designed for small and medium sized Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) product companies provides an effective learning forum.
Prosper Portland's work with the JLP Incubator is an example of the collaborations we seek to advance our goals for a more inclusive economy.
Enhabit Financing Partnership
Enhabit offers home upgrades like seismic strengthening, energy efficiency, radon and solar panels
PropertyFit offers long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy-related building improvements.
Youth & Adult Workforce Partnerships
Prosper Portland's workforce partnerships create better access for Portlanders to connect to job training and opportunities.
Minority Evaluator Program
The Minority Evaluator Program is designed to ensure Portland’s diverse communities are represented on Prosper Portland’s evaluation committees for Requests For Proposals (RFPs).
Workforce Training & Hiring Program
Our goal is to ensure that Prosper Portland projects offer equal opportunity in employment and that those who have been historically underused in the construction trades have access to jobs through training programs.
Business Equity Program
Prosper Portland is committed to providing business opportunities for minority, women and emerging small businesses.
Grow your business in Portland, and join us in building an equitable economy.
Tech Diversity Pledge
Increasing the hiring of women and communities of color in the tech industry is a challenge we're taking on collectively through TechTown Portland - a collaboration among our technology communities.
The Increase Project is a pilot program that provided minority-owned small businesses with tools for growth and expansion.
State Incentive Programs
For State of Oregon incentive programs, contact the knowledgeable staff at Business Oregon (the Oregon Business Development Department), 866-467-3466, or visit www.Oregon4biz.com for details.
Lean Manufacturing Program
Since 2004, Prosper Portland has collaborated with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to provide lean/efficiency improvement consultations. We provide a 50% match of up to $12,500 for OMEP services to qualified companies.
Portland Enterprise Zone
Prosper Portland is the local sponsor for the Portland Enterprise Zone program, which uses five-year property tax exemptions to leverage significant private investment that spurs economic activity in the community.
Oregon Convention Center Hotel
The Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center project, nearly 30 years in the making, will serve the state’s and region’s conventions and meetings industry.
Prosper Portland provided $4.5 million for this distinctive park in downtown Portland.
N/NE Community Development Initiative Action Plan
The Action Plan guides the investment of $32 million in the Interstate Corridor urban renewal area to align with strategic goals that benefit the community.
Prosper Portland acquired Centennial Mills in 2000 to enhance the waterfront with public open spaces and facilitate connectivity between the River District, the Willamette River and the Willamette River Greenway.
Alberta Commons, anchored by Natural Grocers, is at a high-traffic corner and will bring new excitement to the neighborhood, offering small, minority-owned businesses the opportunity to participate in the retail mix.
Lombard Investment Strategy
Prosper Portland has $2 million budgeted for infrastructure improvements on the 2.2-mile stretch of North Lombard Street (from North Chautauqua Blvd. to North Rodney St.).
The FBI building investment will generate annual property taxes estimated to grow to more than $900,000 in 2030, and sales proceeds from the transaction support ongoing economic development programs in the URA, including small business loans for business expansions remodeling and new construction.
MLK Gateway and Heritage Markers
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Gateway and Heritage Markers celebrate the diverse cultural character of the North/ Northeast neighborhoods.
Lents Town Center Development
Prosper Portland focuses on supporting growth of mixed use, mixed income communities in the Lents Town Center that contribute to improved business and resident satisfaction with the community.
The Portland Mercado
Prosper Portland's assistance to the Portland Mercado included grant funding and help with concept development and the business plan, representing a total investment of more than $1 million.
Pacific Northwest College of Art
The partnership between Prosper Portland and the Pacific Northwest College of Art was a long-term effort and a commitment of creating financing that matched the creative mission of the college itself.
Society Hotel Renovation
The November 2015 opening of the Society Hotel on the corner of NW 3rd and Davis marked yet another milestone in the vision for Old Town/Chinatown as a safe, vibrant, economically healthy neighborhood.
Zenger Farm Urban Grange
Prosper Portland has been a longtime supporter and partner with Zenger Farm, providing close to $800,000 in financial support over the years.
Leach Botanical Garden
Our investment in Leach reflects the agency's commitment to provide high quality amenities to East Portland and expand opportunities for engagement with the diverse local community.
Mercy Corps Headquarters
Using $4.3 million from Prosper Portland, the $37.8 million Mercy Corps headquarters in Portland's Old Town achieved both equity and green building goals.
Lan Su Chinese Garden
This historical and culturally significant garden in Old Town is the recipient of a Prosper Portland Community Livability Grant.
The Lloyd EcoDistrict takes a triple-bottom-line approach to improve the district's environmental performance while setting the stage for new economic ventures and increasing equity for district inhabitants.
The vibrant, mixed-use Cascade Station lies at the gateway to Portland International Airport.
Portland Streetcar Loop
Prosper Portland contributed more than $27 million to the Eastside extension, which attracted new development and achieved regional and local transit, environmental, and economic development goals.
The Airport Way Urban Renewal Area has attracted job-generating investment in the hundreds of millions and is home to the vibrant, mixed-use Cascade Station retail center.
With its entrepreneurial vibe, industrial properties and proximity to the waterfront and downtown, the CES is a focal point for Prosper Portland's strategic economic development goals.
Prosper Portland investment continues to strengthen downtown’s role as the heart of the region’s economic growth and success.
Gateway Regional Center
Opportunities abound in Gateway to support small businesses and spark vibrant, economically healthy neighborhoods.
Capacity-building to support business growth, job creation and social equity plays a critical role in Interstate,
Lents Town Center
Job generation, small business support, and development that fosters equitable growth and community vibrancy are the focal points for Prosper Portland’s work in Lents.
Community Economic Development
Prosper Portland takes a community-driven approach to creating thriving commercial areas, successful neighborhood businesses and equitable access to quality jobs throughout Portland.
Public and private investment has generated remarkable growth in the North Macadam URA, with new jobs, enhanced public amenities and innovative urban living.
Oregon Convention Center
As a close-in, central city URA, OCC has multiple opportunities for commercial revitalization and community wealth building. It is home to the Lloyd District and the long-awaited Convention Center hotel, the Hyatt Regency Portland.
River District is home to the flourishing Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown, and the Broadway Corridor, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to demonstrate inclusive, sustainable, memorable and financially successful redevelopment.
South Park Blocks
Our support for the South Park Blocks focuses on the area as a thriving downtown retail core, a healthy mixed-income residential neighborhood and, through PSU, as an economic generator.
The WIURA was formed to help existing businesses expand, attract new employers to the area, and expand the supply of serviced, developable industrial lands.