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Alberta Main Street holds quarterly volunteer orientations. Attending a volunteer orientation is a great way to learn more about the history of Alberta Street, our efforts and all of our volunteer opportunities.



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If other, tell us about your interests.

Business Development Committee Overview

Support existing business owners and recruit compatible new businesses to build a district that responds to consumer needs. Current projects include:

  • Coordinate bi-monthly small business seminar series.
  • Connect business owners to technical assistance opportunities.
  • Track economic indicators such as jobs, revenue and lease rates.

Meets: Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8PM 

Design Committee Overview

Support efforts to improve the physical environment on Alberta Street. Current projects include:

  • Manage the Matching Mini Grant Program.
  • Install public art benches
  • Inventory, research and photograph Alberta art
  • Connect property owners to technical assistance programs and resources

Meets: Third Monday of the month, 7-8:30PM

Equity Committee Overview

Promote equity and inclusion within our organization and community. Current projects include:

  • Increase diversity of organizational leadership and volunteer base.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of resources and programs, such as the matching mini grant program.
  • Research and understand the complex history of the community and identify opportunities to celebrate and share.

Meets: Third Thursday of the month, 7-8:30PM

Promotion Committee Overview

Market our unique characteristics to residents, business owners, and visitors, through retail promotions, special events, and marketing. Current projects include event coordination, district branding and other promotional activitis.

Current Events: 

  • Retail Happy Hour (Every Wednesday)
  • Earth Day District Clean Up (April)
  • Alberta Street Fair (Second Saturday in August)
  • September Sidewalk Sale (September)
  • Trick or Treat Alberta Street (October)
  • Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment on Alberta Street (December)

Meets: First Wednesday of the month, 9:30-11AM

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Please check all that apply. This information helps inform where we concentrate our volunteer recruitment efforts!

If other, please tell us how you heard about us:

Alberta Main Street
1722 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 683-3252
Please contact Claire Gordon if you have any questions: claire [at] or 503-683-3252.