Committees

Merchants Meeting at Bull Feeney's
Portland Downtown Merchant Meeting

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Portland Downtown hosts committee meetings that address a wide range of issues. Our committees are open to the public and we encourage you to participate! To sign up for meeting notifications, please click here.

Merchant Committee: This committee provides a forum for merchants and other business owners and managers to share ideas, plan holiday events, and develop programs and initiatives to help Downtown’s small business community. Meets bimonthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 8:30am-9:30am at Press Hotel. 2019 meeting dates: January 16, March 20, May 15, July 17, September 18, and November 20.

Marketing & Events Committee: This committee plans, develops, and implements Portland Downtown’s major community events including Summer Kickoff Weekend, Light Up Your Holidays, and Downtown Worker Appreciation Day. The committee is also responsible for expanding Portland Downtown’s reach and visibility through a variety of communications channels including: website, email marketing, social media, print & digital advertising, and more. Meets bimonthly on the 4th Thursday from 9:30am-10:30am at the Portland Downtown office. 2019 meeting dates: January 24, March 28, May 23, July 25, September 26, and November 28.

Nightlife Oversight Committee (NLOC): Comprised of owners and managers of establishments with liquor licenses, this committee reviews liquor license renewals with the Portland Police Department and exchanges ideas for best practices and safe service of alcohol. Meets bimonthly on the 4th Wednesday from 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Portland Downtown office. 2019 meeting dates: January 23, March 27, May 22, July 24, September 25, and November 27.

Clean & Safe Committee: This committee is responsible for overseeing the “Clean & Safe” mission of Portland Downtown. It also works to ensure that the terms agreed upon in the Supplemental Services agreement with the City are fulfilled. Meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Portland Downtown office. 2019 meeting dates: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.

Multimodal Transportation Committee: This committee works on improving the ever-changing parking and transportation landscape in the city, often joining forces with other groups working on similar issues. Meets bimonthly on the 4th Wednesday from 9:00am-10:00am at the Portland Downtown office. 2019 meeting dates: January 23, March 27, May 22, July 24, September 25, and November 27.