Committees

Merchants Meeting at Bull Feeney's
Merchants Meeting at Bull Feeney’s

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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 the first Thursday of each month at 8:30am (odd months at the Westin, even months at Bull Feeney’s).

Events Committee: This committee oversees planning and logistics for all Portland Downtown events including Downtown Worker Appreciation Day, Old Port Festival, the Tree Lighting in Monument Square and Merry Madness. Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00am at the Portland Downtown office.

Marketing Committee: This committee led the organization through rebranding and was instrumental in the creation of our new website in 2016. Moving forward, the committee is charged with fulfilling the annual marketing goals of Portland Downtown. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30am at the Portland Downtown office.

Night Life Oversight Committee: 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 the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm at the Portland Downtown office. 

District & Community Services Committee: This committee is responsible for overseeing the “Clean and 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 the third Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at the Portland Downtown office.  

Parking & 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 the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00am at the Portland Downtown office. 

Cultural Affairs Committee: An opportunity for the non-profit, educational and cultural constituents in Downtown to come together to exchange ideas and get more involved with Portland Downtown. Meets quarterly (March, June, September, December) at 9:00am at the Portland Downtown office.