The 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association aims to support our local businesses during this difficult time. Despite the current steps to open the economy in Oregon, there’s a lot of uncertainty around these re-opening efforts. We are doing our best to track resources as they become available; connect you to organizations that are providing much needed support; share opportunities to learn more about navigating through this difficult time; connect customers to businesses that are operational. If you have questions or resources you’d like to share, please email [email protected].

What’s open, what’s closed?

Businesses along and near SE 82nd Avenuer were hit hard by the public health crisis and resulting Stay Home, Save Lives order from Governor Brown. Many businesses closed or significantly reduced their operations. We are doing our best to support businesses when and where we can, and we encourage you to do so too. Please follow our running list of local businesses and what their operations look like. (Please note: with the quickly changing landscape and current steps toward reopening, the listed businesses may have changed or increased their hours and operations.)

Webinars, networking, panel discussions and more…

Please follow our Facebook page for regular listings of upcoming online events, such as webinars, trainings, and networking opportunities meant to help businesses navigate these challenging times. If you have an online event that would be useful for our community, please feel free to share.

Support for the small business community

Venture Portland – the support system for Portland’s business districts; they have a comprehensive resource page for businesses related to Covid-19
Prosper Portland – they city’s economic development agency; they share available resources for businesses impacted by Covid-19; sign up for email updates
Jade District – they support and work toward strengthen the community around SE 82nd & Division
Portland Community College Small Business Development Center – located on the Southeast campus, they provide business advising and training
Business For A Better Portland Switchboard: online communication forum for businesses and the community; learn about tips for working remotely, opportunities to partner with delivery services, community support systems, and more
Connecting Dots PDX – support network for small businesses, freelancers and other creatives
Travel Portland – promoting Portland’s tourism industry, Travel Portland provides a list of businesses to support across the city, as well as other resources
Business Oregon – the State of Oregon’s economic development agency has a Small Business Navigator to help business owners, employees and others impcated by Covid-19
U.S. Small Business Administration – disaster loans and other federal financing options

Reopening the local economy

It may be a long time before things feel ‘normal’ again, but the State of Oregon is taking steps toward reopening. There’s a lot of information to soak in, so please follow the below links to gain a better understanding of what reopening may look like for your business.
Reopening Oregon Framework
Oregon Health Authority Reopening Guidance
OPB Q & A on Reopening
CDC Reopening Guidance