Portland Means Progress

Taking action to address historic inequalities will strengthen your bottom line – and create meaningful change for Portland.

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As one of the founding partners and early adopters of Portland Means Progress, Travel Portland has made the commitment to create equitable opportunities within Portland.  We hope our partners will join us on the journey to hire local underrepresented students, purchase from businesses owned by people of color and create diverse and vibrant workforce and company cultures.

Participating businesses commit to paying a minimum wage of $15 per hour and to taking at least one of the following actions:

  • Create work experiences for underrepresented youth and young professionals of color.
  • Support small businesses by purchasing goods & services from businesses owned by people of color.
  • Create culture change in your organization by providing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training for your staff and leadership.

In the words of Portland Means Progress, “Together we have the power to transform Portland.” Let’s take action together as we work toward making our hospitality and tourism industry in Portland more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Stay tuned for upcoming racial equity sessions in the near future.

Sign Up for Portland Means Progress

Take action and join a community of business leaders helping to advance racial justice in Portland.

Check out the recording of our lunch & learn presentation from Portland Means Progress to learn more.

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Partnership in Travel Portland is a two-way, mutually beneficial relationship designed to enhance the visitor experience, support a vibrant economy and promote the values of equity and inclusion in the greater Portland region.