Foster Area

Resources for Businesses

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Please find grant opportunities, resources for businesses, and other relevant information below. This list is non-exhaustive. If you feel an organization or resource should be added, please email fosterarea@gmail.com.

Grants, financial resources, support, and opportunities
Small Business Repair Grants – Prosper Portland grants to help business owners who’ve had damage to window or doors from break-ins and/or vandalism.

Prosperity Investment Program (PIP) – Prosper Portland grants for tenant improvements and other physical building improvements

Community Livability Grant – Prosper Portland grant for fostering vibrant and healthy neighborhoods. Because Foster road is part of the Lents Urban Renewal Area, our district qualifies for these grants.

Adopt One Block – Free cleaning materials for businesses. Materials are delivered and include trash grabbers, gloves, bags, and materials for removing graffiti.

Healthy Businesses Permit – PBOT’s program for expanding business into sidewalks, parking lanes, or streets (via street closure).

PDX Reporter – City of Portland’s online system to report nuisance issues, such as: graffiti, illegally dumped trash, abandoned autos, campsites, and more.

Organizations to support small business

CLIMB Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Phone: 971-722-5080 Email: sbdc@pcc.edu

Hispanic Metrpolitan Chamber PO Box 1837 Portland, OR 97207 Phone: 503-222-0280 Email: info@hmccoregon.com

Multnomah County Library 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR 97206 Phone: (503) 988-5389 Read Our Post: What Can the Multnomah Library Do for Business?

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network 309 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 212 Portland, Oregon 97204 Phone: 503-222-2270

Oregon Secretary of State Oregon Secretary of State 136 State Capitol Salem, OR 97310-0722

Portland SCORE 620 SW Main Street Suite 313 Portland, OR 97205 (Gus Solomon Courthouse) Corner of Broadway and Main Phone: 503-326-5211

Prosper Portland 220 NW Second Ave, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97209 Phone: 503-823-3200

Small Business Legal Clinic 310 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 1018 Portland, Oregon 97204 Phone: 503-768-6940

Venture Portland 1125 SE Madison St, Suite 112 Portland, OR 97214 Phone: 503.477.9648