Supporting our business and building owners
One of our goals is to support existing and new small business and building owners. This page is dedicated to providing resources to help your business succeed. If you have ideas/resources/skills to share or if you are looking for resources or advice – please let us know!
2013 Mini Grant Program
Alberta Main Street is pleased to offer a new mini grant opportunity to Alberta Street businesses and commercial property owners. Grants will be $500 – $2,500 and require a minimum dollar for dollar match. Approximately $22,000 is available for high quality projects.
Small Business Seminar Series
Join us for our small business seminar series supporting you & your businesses in creating a vibrant and strong Alberta Street. learn more
PORTLAND MAIN STREET DESIGN HANDBOOK
Urban Renewal Area Programs
The Portland Development Commission connects people and resources to create jobs, support business growth and revitalize neighborhoods. Guided by the city’s Economic Development Strategy, the agency focuses on explicit investments in the fundamentals of economic development: business expansion and retention, workforce training, innovation, catalytic projects and an ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and small businesses. learn more
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is responsible for sidewalk repair in front of my building? The owner(s) of land abutting any street shall be responsible for constructing, reconstructing, maintaining and repairing the sidewalks, curbs, driveways and parking strips…read more
How do I get a permit for my A-Board portable sign? Signs, awnings, banners and strobe lights located on private property and portable signs (commonly known as A-Boards) regardless of location are regulated by Title 32 (known as the sign code) of the Portland City Code. More info…
What can I do about all of the graffiti? The Office of Neighborhood Involvement’s Graffiti Abatement Program works with concerned neighbors and business-owners to identify, report and remove graffiti from public and private spaces. …read more