Business thrives when Portland thrives.

BBPDX makes a positive difference in the city we love by combining the strength of business advocacy with the power of technology and grassroots social change. Our goal is to ensure Portland is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all.


BBPDX September Call-to-Action:
Helping our homeless neighbors

SEPTEMBER 2017. Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO of Cloudability, calls on BBPDX members and others in the business community to redirect their holiday party budget to a more joyful event that gives back to the community. Make a contribution to Street Roots. The funds will help buy supplies that people experiencing homelessness want: movie tickets, gift cards, and haircuts.

“Since joining BBPDX, we have developed a greater appreciation for the value in taking time to listen to the community.” - Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO of Cloudability


Why it's not enough to talk

PitchBlack participant Lindsey Murphy and Matt Anderson, CEO of Struck, a creative agency, explain why it's not enough to talk. We must act to create more equitable access to financing for black-owned businesses. (Special thanks to director Jacob Hinmon)




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“I’m excited by the energy, vision, and commitment Business for a Better Portland has shown. At this critical time in our history, local businesses must step forward to positively influence the direction of our community. A progressive coalition like BBPDX can truly make a difference in this effort.” 



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