Portland small business services

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Portland is the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest and has a population growth rate that outpaces the national average. Every day, Portland residents create new economic opportunities for themselves and their families with access to business funding, training and mentorship.

Meet our clients

Our programs have proudly supported the success of the following small businesses, and many more. 

Explore our Portland programs

Whether you're in the idea stage, or ready to expand, our programs offer services to support you at every point of your small business journey.

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Oregon Women's Business Center

Learn more about the Oregon Women's Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest – a resource open to individuals of all gender identities.

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We provide loans ranging from $500-$20,000 to startups and existing small businesses that do not qualify for traditional loans.

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Matched savings business grants (IDA)

For nearly 20 years Mercy Corps Northwest has offered grants to help entrepreneurs multiply their savings as part of the Oregon Individual Development Account program