Business thrives when Portland thrives.

Business for a Better Portland (formerly PICOC, the Portland Independent Chamber of Commerce) 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. We believe that better businesses will be built as we build a better Portland. Join us.

Member Call-to-Action:
Support Portland's Black Founders

August 16, 2017. This month’s call-to-action is by Stephen Green, City Manager at Townsquared. Stephen describes the opportunity for local businesses to support Portland's black entrepreneurs. We're calling on BBPDX members and other allies in the business community to buy 100 tickets to the 3rd Annual Pitch Black. Grab your tickets now

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Pitch Black 2016 Winners: Ian Williams (WikiPDX), Paige Hendrix Buckner (ClientJoy), and Damolo Omotosho (CutUp).

Pitch Black 2016 Winners: Ian Williams (WikiPDX), Paige Hendrix Buckner (ClientJoy), and Damolo Omotosho (CutUp).


"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.” 
-CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER

“Working with solutions-oriented business organizations like Business for a Better Portland allows us to move toward creating the prosperous and equitable city we all want.” 
-PORTLAND MAYOR TED WHEELER

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