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.


Winter Storm – Small Business Stabilization Restore Grant

The Small Business Stabilization Restore Grant Program will support Portland small businesses experiencing hardships resulting from the winter storm in January 2024 with up to $25,000 in reimbursements to eligible small businesses or nonprofits located in the City of Portland for qualifying expenses related to the winter storm in January 2024.


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.


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.


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.


The Stash Tea Building Leasing Opportunities

Prosper Portland offers the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at the Stash Tea Building, 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 offers a variety of spaces to create a cohesive and complementary mix of tenants.