Committees

Merchant Meeting at The Press Hotel

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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. 2020 meeting dates: January 15, March 18, May 20, July 15, September 16, and November 18.

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. 2020 meeting dates: January 23, March 26, May 28, July 23, September 24, and November 26.

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. 2020 meeting dates: January 22, March 25, May 27, July 22, September 23, and November 25.

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. 2020 meeting dates: January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10.

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. 2020 meeting dates: January 22, March 25, May 27, July 22, September 23, and November 275.