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:
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).
Apply for small business loans and access other COVID-19 resources
Learn about the fund created to support nonprofits impacted by the virus.
Access free and discounted coaching for impacted small businesses.
FAQs for employers and employees in the hospitality industry
Round-up of links and resources for local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Resources for Oregon businesses looking for assistance with the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Ask members for advice on the organization’s website.
Join small businesses, freelancers and local creatives impacted by COVID-19 and share resources.
Connect with businesses in need with the OEN member network.
Make a donation, offer services or volunteer.
Offer or request support via this grassroots group.
Join this group of businesses offering specials and discounts.
The "Open Jobs Board" connects professionals of color with employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington
Grant program providing financial support to restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Foundation to support Oregon musicians and music industry workers affected by COVID-19, created by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.
Fundraiser to support those who have lost their employment, assist with healthcare costs and provide supplies to vulnerable communities.
Portland-based, volunteer-run nonprofit providing financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in medical debt crisis.
Spreadsheet of local service industry workers with ways to "tip" them through online payment platforms, such as Venmo and Cashapp.
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.