The city of Portland has teamed up with the Portland Business Alliance, Travel Portland and other agencies to encourage people to visit downtown businesses this Saturday, as a part of the “Shop. Eat. Play.” campaign.
Mayor Ted Wheeler said many downtown businesses were negatively affected by last weekend's rally. Numerous businesses large and small closed ahead of the demonstrations.
“The goal of the ‘Shop. Eat. Play.’ campaign is to help downtown businesses recover some of their losses,” Wheeler said in a news release.
On Saturday, there will be free parking on all streets that are usually metered, as well as in all Smart Park garages.
Portland Streetcar will also be offering free rides all day. The BIKETOWN bikeshare program will also offer free rides.