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Recommendations for Portland's Comeback 

The Portland Central City Task Force was a forum for elected, business, education, cultural, and community leaders to articulate a compelling, actionable vision and develop a set of near-term, achievable strategies to revitalize the economic future and well-being of Portland's Central City. Click here to explore their work, recent actions, and recommendations. Haz clic aquí para ver las recomendaciones en español.

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How can you support Central City’s recovery? 

 Everyday Actions 


  • Buy from local restaurants for office catering and consider supporting BIPOC-owned businesses in the Mercatus PDX Directory

  • Give your employees reasons to come to the office, particularly on Mondays and Fridays

  • Commit to positive narratives (say nice things about our city!)

  • Buy gift cards for your employees to local businesses and arts and culture organizations for the holidays

  • Commit to hosting your organization’s meetings and retreats in the Central City

  • Enjoy food, festivals, performances, and other events on Travel Portland’s website 


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 Sponsorship Opportunities 
            and Bigger Lifts.    


  • Participate in a SOLVE volunteer cleanup

  • Donate to or become a member of Central City arts and cultural organizations and nonprofits

  • Clean up the block you love the most by becoming a Block Ambassador through AdoptOneBlock

  • Sponsor a highway cleanup

  • Voice support for accountability to the Task Force’s initiatives with your local elected officials


  • Sponsor public space activations like the Woodsy Winter Village/Morrison open-air ice skating rink 

  • If you host public events, cross promote them with arts and culture events and look for ways to reduce the costs of attending

  • Donate to Central City arts and culture organizations and nonprofits 

  • Buy gift cards for frontline Clean and Safe, private security, and Central City patrols

  • Activate vacant spaces your business or building controls

  • Share how your company is committing to Central City on social media

  • Join over 150 other Portland businesses in Portland Means Progress

  • Sponsor a highway cleanup

  • Build a culture of service with corporate volunteering with SOLVE

  • Clean up the blocks surrounding your business with supplies provided by AdoptOneBlock

  • Voice support for accountability to the Task Force’s initiatives with your local elected officials

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