Here at Urban Nest, we have a fierce love of Portland. This funky, friendly city lures dreamers from the far reaches of the world. As the city grows, people flock here for all the right reasons. Farmers markets every day of the week, walkable neighborhoods, bikeable streets, strong neighborhood pride and an outdoor wonderland, like Forest Park, on the fringes of the city are just a few of Portland’s selling points. These resources create a strong support network for local businesses.
In Portland, small businesses flourish. It’s not easy; small business owners work their tails off to stay afloat. The passion and detail these businesses bring to our city is infectious, and definitely alluring.
Shopping at Small Businesses in Portland
We love that this city thrives on a commerce that includes eco friendly retail, micro batch coffee roasters, niche sellers and creative offerings at every turn. Come holiday season, craft markets, like Crafty Wonderland, abound and projects like Little Boxes encourage people to shop local with plenty of enticing offerings.
Stroll down a street like Mississippi Avenue and Alberta Street and you’ll be astounded by the number of independent businesses that have become well established. In some neighborhoods, the local pizza joint is part of the character of the neighborhood - where the locals gather to talk about their kids’ school, neighborhood news and what’s growing in the garden.
Portland: An Innovative City
These authentic elements are integral to the fabric of our city. Here at Urban Nest, we thrive on a pride for everything Portland.
Portland is always at the forefront and we can’t wait to see the next innovations born out of this marvelous place.