About MBA

Our Mission

To provide a platform and network for local businesses to engage and connect. We find value in keeping members informed of community news, events, and resources. To learn more, visit our Events Calendar and articles.

Who We Are

A collection of business owners who volunteer their time to strengthen the identity and economy of our district. Here, 500+ business owners and their teams roll up their sleeves and greet you with a smile and a solution.

We support district businesses and members through monthly business-oriented talks, networking events and marketing through our website, newsletter and coupon book.

Where is Midway

Midway covers 12 square miles of neighborhoods and includes more than 500 businesses. The District is bounded by I-20, Gresham, Market and Foster.

Head east off I-205 at Division or Powell and you’re in Midway — one of the largest business districts in Portland. Stretching from I-205 to the Gresham border and Market St. south to Foster, Midway is home to over 35,000 people. Named for its central location “mid-way” between many of the region’s amenities, we boast easy access to downtown Portland, the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and much more.

 

Come Meet Us!

The Midway District is culturally diverse neighborhood located in the heart of SE Portland. The restaurants, International food stores, residents and business owners hail from various countries sharing love and passion for cuisine.

Join or look for us during a local event. We host member meetings every Second Tuesday of the Month. Our locations vary and are usually at a local food venue.

The Benefits of Becoming a Member!

Membership is open to all businesses who are located, or do business, in our large district. Our member year is June 1 – May 31 and accepted any time. See below for a full list of member benefits and AFFORDABLE payment methods.

Active members help plan events, strengthen our marketing, serve as liaisons to the parks and neighborhood associations, and more! Join and see the many ways you can get involved to help improve the economy and livability of the Midway District.

Members also receive a Newsletter that keeps all informed with current information concerning your business.

Lend a Hand!

Our members receive value just by joining – no further action necessary. However, we also have many ways you can get more hands on to help improve the economy and livability of the Midway district. Active members help plan events, strengthen our marketing, serve as liaisons to the parks and neighborhood associations, and more! Contact us about getting more involved or join our Newsletter to stay informed.

 

Website Funded by a Grant from Venture Portland