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’ website.
The hashtag #reopeningpdx encourages support for Portland attractions, experiences and businesses.
Resources and guidance from Multnomah County
Use this quick reference guide to utilize Google's most recent functionality to help represent your business accurately.
Free and confidential consultation services for businesses to aid compliance with COVID guidelines
Initiative connecting brands with experienced storyteller volunteers to develop video messages that assure the world they're open for business
Apply for a temporary pickup/drop-off parking space for your business or a Healthy Businesses permit for larger use of the public right-of-way.
Tools and resources to help small businesses open with care
Use this free spatial analytics tool to evaluate social distancing potential within a floor plan.
Free COVID-19 safety training for essential businesses
A resource guide for local businesses
Find the latest on the situation in Oregon.
Updates on advocacy on regional economic impacts
Round-up of links and resources for local businesses impacted by COVID-19.
This toolkit points to resources from national and state public health organizations.
Resource list from Multnomah County
Resources for Oregon businesses looking for assistance with the economic impacts of COVID-19.
FedEx is offering $5,000 grants plus a $500 credit from FedEx Office for grantees.
The Federal Reserve is providing roughly $600 billion in loans to businesses, with interest rates ranging from 2.5% to 4%.
Learn about the fund created to support nonprofits impacted by the virus.
Apply for marketing matching grants for advertising through The Oregonian.
Apply for marketing matching grants for advertising through Pamplin Media Group
Assistance for self-employed, contract, gig and other workers not eligible for regular unemployment benefits
Prosper Portland is offering over $2 million in grants and no-interest loans to local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 (applications closed as of April 11).
Access free and discounted coaching for impacted small businesses.
Company, vehicle, and driver permit renewal fees may be deferred until the end of December 2020.
Apply for small business loans and access other COVID-19 resources
Work Share provides an alternative for employers and workers who may be facing the prospect of a lay off situation.
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.
The "Open Jobs Board" connects professionals of color with employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington
Offer or request support via this grassroots group.
Join this group of businesses offering specials and discounts.
Foundation to support Oregon musicians and music industry workers affected by COVID-19, created by the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.
Portland-based, volunteer-run nonprofit providing financial relief to Oregon’s food service and agricultural workers in medical debt crisis.
Online directory of links to support local businesses through crowdfunding campaigns and gift card purchases.
Fund providing financial support directly to Oregonians who have lost their jobs yet are ineligible for Unemployment Insurance and federal stimulus relief due to their immigration status.
Fundraiser to support those who have lost their employment, assist with healthcare costs and provide supplies to vulnerable communities.
Spreadsheet of local service industry workers with ways to "tip" them through online payment platforms, such as Venmo and Cashapp.
Join in this effort to provide meals for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a resource for hospitality professionals during this time, Forbes Travel Guide is providing complimentary live training webinars and videos to help you continue to hone your skills and prepare for the future.
Safety guidelines and checklist for reopening under phase one
Resources for employers and employees
Reopening guidance from Multnomah County for restaurants
Grant program providing financial support to restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Free technical consultation for restaurants, including online ordering solutions
Free legal advice for restaurants
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.