Neither the City of Portland nor any City of Portland employees, officers or agents endorse a particular business, company or any organization through Be Resourceful.
Neither the City of Portland nor any City of Portland employees, officers or agents makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility, for the businesses, organizations, products or processes identified or disclosed in the Be Resourceful program.
The City of Portland reserves the right to verify and approve shared resources. A resource may not be included immediately, however, it may be used in a variety of ways, including blog posts, web and map resources and how-to information that fits into the Be Resourceful program categories of buying smart, reusing, borrowing, renting and sharing, and fixing and maintaining. The resources are meant to show a representation of both small and large for-profit, nonprofit and grassroots organizations, companies and businesses across a wide geographic area of Portland.
By providing this community service, the City of Portland takes no responsibility for the quality of customer service provided by any companies, businesses or organizations identified in Be Resourceful.
There are a range of business services that allow consumers to look into business practices and background. We encourage consumers to protect themselves by using either some of the following resources, or similar forms of consumer protection:
- Better Business Bureau
- Consumer Protection - Oregon Department of Justice
- Bureau of Consumer Protection - Federal Trade Commission
- African American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon
- East Portland Chamber of Commerce
- Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
- Philippine American Chamber of Commerce
- Portland Business Alliance
The City of Portland’s policy is to eliminate discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and source of income.
For a business or organization to be listed or otherwise participate in the Be Resourceful program, the organization or business must be open to, allow the participation of, and offer its products or services to all citizens or patrons, without regard to race/ethnicity/national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, age or other protected class.
If the City is informed or otherwise becomes aware that a business, company or organization does not meet these criteria, then the City will act to remove the business, company or organization from the Be Resourceful listing.