Resources for Business Owners

sJCO Small Business Support

We offer a number of services and grant funding opportunities to our small business community. From business coaching to storefront improvement grants to helping you identify commercial property, we are here to help your business thrive!

Resource Guide + Market Analysis

There are a number of resources in the Portland area for small business owners. From business technical assistance providers to small business advocacy groups to institutions offering small businesses access to capital, there are a number of people who work hard to help our small business community thrive. Check out the small business resource guide

You can also read through our St. Johns Market Analysis, which features all kinds of great community demographic information as well as information on business supply and demand. For a condensed version, here is a copy of the presentation we shared at one of our business seminars on April 30, 2015. 

St. Johns Business Boosters

St. Johns' official business district is the St. Johns Business Boosters. Since 1926, they have worked to encourage small and large businesses in St. Johns through advocacy, education, and networking. You can become a member of the St. Johns Business Boosters by visiting their website: 


If a business or property owner wants a change (such as timed zones) to on-street parking adjacent to their property, they can call 503-823-7275 or email to request a change.  The appropriate Parking Control Technician will contact them to discuss possible changes that serve the greater good.

(Please note the word "adjacent" meaning one cannot call to change parking not next to property they own.  They would need to contact the owner, who would be the one to do so.)