SCORE Portland is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

NEW: Visit our Virtual Office - it is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm. No need for an appointment.

SCORE Portland has many volunteer mentors ready to serve small businesses. In 2019, our volunteers provided 4054 total services and our clients started 449 new businesses and created 764 non-owner jobs.

Request a meeting with a mentor by clicking the button below, or walk into our Business Resource Center for just-in-time help - no appointment necessary.

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COVID-19 SCORE Portland Operations Update

NEW: Visit our Virtual Office - it is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am - 12:00pm. No need for an appointment.

Our physical office is closed and walk-in services are suspended until further notice. Although the office is closed, volunteer mentors are available for phone or video consultation during our regular business hours Mon/Wed/Thu/Fri 9am-3pm. Please call 503.326.5211 or email to request a callback.

As always, you may request a mentor by filling out a request form. Our mentors will schedule a meeting. During this period, we prefer to work remotely.

All training is delivered online, and training fees have been reduced.

Help Us Help Others

At SCORE Portland, we are all volunteers ready to serve our community. We receive no compensation for our services, including mentoring and training. But while our time is freely given, we still have expenses that need to be covered. If you have received a valuable service and would like to help us help others like you, or if you just want to help, please consider a donation to the SCORE Portland chapter.

Free & Confidential Mentoring

Portland SCORE Mentors have proven insight based upon successful business experience in an industry. Gain access to that experience by establishing a counseling appointment.

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Workshops & Events

Our Workshops provide managed and organized information that enable our clients to learn and apply solutions to their problems. Experienced SCORE mentors and selected local experts conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops. 

Take a Workshop

Templates & Tools

Determining a clear course to success requires using effective templates and tools to explore, learn and document business impact. Employing a variety of documents, templates and tools to grow your business understanding improves your chance for success. 

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When I first began working with a mentor; I was in a word, terrified. It was such a big investment and decision; I felt anxious and lost.

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Check Often for Event Updates

SCORE Portland will regularly update you on issues of interest to the local business community, including workshops, business events, local and national business news, etc. Additionally, we will continue working to keep the information on this website current and useful, and we encourage you to check back often.

Help Make Dreams Come True

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve newlevels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back toyour community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become a Volunteer