About the SMBA
Supporting and promoting local business is the primary goal of our organization.
The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance or SMBA is an active neighborhood business association for the neighborhood. We welcome long-standing and new businesses to our organization! The SMBA exists to support our local businesses through multiple channels: maps/website that facilitate information on the layout and businesses in our district, super events that bring in customers to our area, and networking opportunities to allow us to meet and support each other.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR MEMBER BUSINESSES
From our three milestone events each year, Decemberville, Summerville and the Monster March, we find neat ways to involve our business members in supporting the community and crafting meaningful experiences for those who visit Sellwood Moreland neighborhood.
Each year we print thousands of walking maps for visitors to better explore the neighborhood. The map, along with our newsletter, website and social media presence lets visitors and residents know of all the happenings.
Our monthly member meetings and 3x / Yr Meet, Greet & Eat networking socials provides opportunities for local business to learn, boast and connect.
Partnerships with Venture Portland, Travel Portland, SMILE, local schools and other neighborhood organizations helps us lend and leverage resources and promote community.
The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance is very proud to have one of the first informational kiosks in the city of Portland. Our kiosk has a map showing our SMBA member businesses and neighborhood amenities (parks, walking trails, library, community center, etc…) as well as space to feature upcoming neighborhood events.
Build Your Business Network
The monthly meeting of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance is held on the third Thursday of each month, from 9:00 -10:00 am at the SMILE Station at SE 13th & Tenino St in Sellwood (8210 SE 13th Ave). Our evening networking get-together, Meet, Greet & Eat, happens 3x / Year.
Our meetings are open to all businesses in the Sellwood Moreland neighborhood.
Can My Business Participate?
The Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance is open to businesses operating in the Sellwood Moreland neighborhood. Our number one goal is to support your business and help it thrive in our unique little pocket of Portland.
For an annual membership fee you’ll receive a bucket full of benefits.
Join SMBA - Select Your Membership + Map Options
These will add to cart in upper right of site
Regular monthly morning meetings, 9 am on the 3rd Thursday
3x / Year Casual Meet, Greet & Eat Evenings with yummy eats + drinks
Deluxe profile page on our website
Event and news inclusion on our website, newsletters and social media
Exclusive promotions for SMBA events, such as Decemberville, Summerville and Monster March
Unique marketing opportunties and learning experiences through our partnerships with Venture Portland, Travel Portland, The Moreland Farmer’s Market, Summer Concerts in the Park, Movie in the Park and Portland Picnic.
All for only $150 per year. Dues paid every February by the 28th.
GENERAL MEETING - Open to public
SMBA, PO Box 82001, Portland, OR 97282
Your dues support the following events and activities in our business district
Events and Promotions
Decemberville and Summerville - our summer and winter celebration of shopping, dining, and exploring district services.
Monster March - our fall event that promotes community
Celebrate Sellwood - Community appreciation day and fundraiser for Sellwood Middle School
We support businesses in inventing new events to attract customers
Partnerships & Community Outreach
Monthly general meetings for announcements, updates, and training
Monthly board meetings for governance
3x/ Yr networking socials
Membership drive to thank existing and welcome new businesses to the district
Outreach to new businesses & residents
Partnerships with SMILE, neighborhood schools, community organizations
Collaboration with Travel Portland and Venture Portland
Training & business development
Multiple opportunities throughout the year through our membership with Venture Portland and Travel Portland.
Walking Map to identify and advertise district businesses
Website with individual business profiles and an interactive district map
Social media presence
Exploration of new marketing products and opportunities, such as a welcome gift bag to new residents to introduce them to our local businesses
Opportunities to interact directly with customers through neighborhood activities, such as The Moreland Farmers Market, Summer Concerts in the Park, Movie in the Park, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Portland Picnic
Business district branding to make our neighborhood a favorite destination
Twice monthly SMBA newsletter for meeting minutes, event updates, calendar of activities & marketing
Print and digital advertising
Social media presence on Facebook and Instagram
To help guide and support all of our events and activities
Access to grant funding and business development tools