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COVID-19 Resources for Business Owners

In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), Portland’s business community is coming together to support each other and find ways to recover and stay afloat throughout the duration of this situation.

We’ve compiled a list of resources that may be of use to local business owners and created specialized social media graphics that can be used across your social platforms to bring awareness and traffic to your business’s website:

COVID-19 Business Assistance

Portland Small Business Relief Fund

Using a racial equity lens, Prosper Portland is offering $1 million in grants and low- to no-interest loans to local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (applications due April 1).

U.S. Small Business Association

Apply for small business loans and access other COVID-19 resources

Oregon Community Foundation

Learn about the fund created to support nonprofits impacted by the virus.

Pregame HQ

Access free and discounted coaching for impacted small businesses.

Oregon Restaurant & Loding Association

FAQs for employers and employees in the hospitality industry

Prosper Portland

Round-up of links and resources for local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Business Oregon

Resources for Oregon businesses looking for assistance with the economic impacts of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Networks and Connections

Business for a Better Portland

Ask members for advice on the organization’s website.

Connecting Dots PDX

Join small businesses, freelancers and local creatives impacted by COVID-19 and share resources.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Connect with businesses in need with the OEN member network.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Make a donation, offer services or volunteer.

PDX Mutual Aid

Offer or request support via this grassroots group.

PDX SOS

Join this group of businesses offering specials and discounts.

Partners in Diversity

The "Open Jobs Board" connects professionals of color with employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington

Restaurant Employee Relief Form

Grant program providing financial support to restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Informational Updates

Greater Portland Inc.

A resource guide for local businesses

Portland Business Alliance

Updates on advocacy on regional economic impacts

Prosper Portland

A mailing list offering COVID-19 related updates and resources

Oregon Health Authority

Find the latest on the situation in Oregon.

COVID-19 Fundraising Efforts

COVID-19 Oregon Musicians' Relief Fund

Foundation to support Oregon musicians and music industry workers affected by COVID-19, created by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

Portland Coronavirus Mutual Aid Fund

Fundraiser to support those who have lost their employment, assist with healthcare costs and provide supplies to vulnerable communities.

Family Meal

Portland-based, volunteer-run nonprofit providing financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in medical debt crisis.

Portland Virtual Tip Jar

Spreadsheet of local service industry workers with ways to "tip" them through online payment platforms, such as Venmo and Cashapp.

Float – Support Small Business

Online directory of links to support local businesses through crowdfunding campaigns and gift card purchases.

COVID-19 Social Media Tools for Business Owners

Local business owners are invited to use the hashtag #PortlandTogether and the specialized graphics below to share across their social media platforms and drive customers to purchase gift cards and other products on their websites.

#Portland Together Feed Posts

These graphics are specially sized to fit into your social media feed’s grid format. (Click here to view and download them all.)

#Portland Together Stories

These graphics are specially sized to fit into your social media’s vertical “stories.” (Click here to view and download them all.)