Small Business Technical Assistance

Business development, training, & Access to capital

Looking to launch a new business—or grow and expand your existing business—in the Historic Parkrose District?

Starting and running a business is a lot of work, but we’re here to make it a little easier. If your business is within our investment area (between NE 99th and 121st on Sandy and between NE Wygant and NE Killingsworth), we want to learn how we can help.

Historic Parkrose can connect you to resources including:

  • Business planning & advising
  • Small business training opportunities
  • Business development services
  • Access to capital
  • Access to small business grants

For details, contact Historic Parkrose. We’ll help you assess your business needs and introduce you to the resource providers we partner with.

Parkrose Business Resources

This information is gathered here for your reference. Information may change.

Inclusive Business Resource Network (IBRN)

Columbia Corridor Association

(503) 287-8686

  • Mission: Committed to promoting and enhancing the viability of the Corridor, benefiting our members and the local community, and assisting in the design and implementation of regulations.
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East Portland Chamber of Commerce

(503) 788-8589

  • Mission: An independent organization dedicated to serving the interests of businesses on Portland’s sprawling Eastside, from the bank of the Willamette River to the City of Gresham.
  • Resource: Major areas of focus for the East Portland Chamber include educational forums for small businesses, regular networking events, timely information on tax, regulatory and governmental issues impacting business, support for grand openings and business expansions, leadership development, and participation in special events.

Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce

(503) 894-4525

  • Mission: ONAC’s work has been guided by the belief that Native businesses are a foundation for emerging Native economies that would provide employment and educational opportunities and allow our Native communities the opportunity to break the generational cycles of poverty.
  • Resource: We are a community of professionals, advisors, organizations, entrepreneurs, and companies collectively working toward success in business and community. We provide information, networking opportunities, and mentoring. Connect with our resources and others members as drive your business toward success.

Black African Chamber of Commerce

  • Mission:
    • To enhance, educate, and empower the African American business and professional community in the Oregon and Southwestern Washington district.
    • To identify and provide avenues for mentoring, professional growth, and business development for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
    • To develop and enhance outreach and assistance programs to youth in the areas of business, law, and personal responsibility
  • Resource: It is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of the community. It is a civic clearinghouse, a public relations counselor, a legislative representative at the local, state, and national levels of government. The Chamber is an information bureau and a research / promotional medium.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

  • Mission: Promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon & SW Washington.
  • Resource: Free Technical Assistance and business counseling, access to capital (including SBA microloans Clearinghouse a program that matches small businesses with contracting opportunities), incubator office spaces at below-market rate, and large bi-monthly networking meetings to promote business growth

Philippine American Chamber of Commerce


  • Mission: Promotes economic justice and empowerment ​for Filipinos, Native Americans, Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color.
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Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

(503) 222-0280

City of Portland & Multnomah County Pocket Phone Directory

For phone numbers of other services, call: 503-823-4000

  • Resource: Inside are some of the most commonly requested phone numbers.

Portland Brownfield Program

(503) 823-7764

  • Mission: A resource for property owners, developers, community organizations, and neighbors who are interested in cleaning up brownfields and recovering neighborhood land. We can provide technical and financial support when contamination from past use is a concern.
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