Historic Parkrose

Historic Parkrose is committed to increasing social equity, economic opportunity, and safety in Portland’s Parkrose district. We make change happen by fostering collaboration between our diverse neighbors, local businesses, and property owners.

Small Business Support

Directing matching grants, technical assistance, and district-wide marketing to build up our vibrant entrepreneurial community.

Mutual Aid

Helping marginalized residents meet basic needs with houseless outreach, food distribution, workforce navigation, and housing assistance.

Community Infrastructure

Improving our district’s shared landscape by creating green space, renovating roadways, and providing a hub for neighbors to access technology and meeting space.

Livability

Hosting events, building collaboration around public safety, and boosting the diverse cultural communities that call Parkrose home.

Dear Historic Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative,

We appreciate your generosity. My students will benefit greatly from having these items that allow for touch screen access. This type of technology has opened doors for many people with disabilities for greater access to communication, choice-making, tracking of time, and organization. Thank you for helping bring these tools to our students.

With gratitude,
Mrs. Gutierrez

Technology for Special Students

Programs

Parkrose Community Plan

Historic Parkrose has been working with Parkrose community members to learn about the community’s concerns and ideas for solutions, with a focus on communities of color, who have often been most impacted by changes but least involved in past plans.

Share your concerns and hopes for Parkrose on July 20th at 7 pm! Register for Zoom link here 

Take our survey linked Here

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Parkrose Marketplace

Looking to meet your neighbors?

The Parkrose Marketplace is an event aimed at giving more support and visibility to local small businesses and artists while providing a COVID-19 safe social event to connect with your neighbors, shop with great home-based vendors, and enjoy local food, coffee, arts & crafts.

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COVID19 Community Resources

Looking for resources?
We are hosting Parkrose Stepping Up community resource fair to provide food/PPE in collaboration with Parkrose residents, businesses, the school district, SEI SUN, Sunshine Division, Oregon Health Authority, and other agencies. For volunteering and sponsorship contact us at info@historicparkrose.com.

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Small Business Support

Looking to launch a new business or grow and expand your existing business?
Historic Parkrose can connect you to resources that can help, including business planning & advising, small business training opportunities, plus support navigating business barriers and accessing capital.

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Housing Assistance

Historic Parkrose provides community resources for those unhoused through our East Portland-based partner agencies. We also host monthly meetings for community outreach updates. For details, contact lillyanne@historicparkrose.com.

Rent assistance

Historic Parkrose is partnering with the Portland Housing Bureau and Home Forward to provide rent assistance. The COVID-19 Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) provides rent assistance to prevent households from experiencing evictions and homelessness due to the financial and health impacts of COVID-19.  email us at info@historicparkrose.com Send inquiry here

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Workforce Navigation

Are you looking for a job? Do you own a business and are looking to hire quality employees? Every Tuesday get access to Workforce Navigation help from local expert, Mulu Terefe!

Job Openings: a full list of companies looking to hire with positions, wage, and links to apply

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Taste of Parkrose

Historic Parkrose hosts Taste of Parkrose each year to celebrate our local community and businesses! See last year’s event and learn more here.  Thank you to our event partners Prosper Portland, Parkrose Hardware, Rossi Farms, Gateway Brewing, and Grocery Outlet.

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Storefront Improvement Grants

We provide matching grants to qualifying businesses and commercial property owners who seek financial assistance for improvements to the appearance and visibility of their storefronts.

For details, contact Historic Parkrose at info@historicparkrose.com.

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Join Our Team

Are you interested in neighborhood organizing, investing in Portland’s Parkrose district, serving those unsheltered, low-income youth, and youth of color, and connecting with East Portland? Apply now to the Historic Parkrose Community Engagement Liaison Vista position.

Recruiting on a rolling basis! Apply & Learn more here: tinyurl.com/hprVISTA

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Historic Parkrose Supporters

We love our supporters! Many thanks to the below groups for believing in our work:

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