Best Practices Trips

Learning from Portland's peer cities

Lessons and relationships to help Portland thrive

The annual Best Practices trip convenes public-sector officials, private-sector business executives, and civic leaders to explore how other cities function. With an emphasis on comparative economic development strategies, transportation systems, and education/workforce development models, the Best Practices trip is designed to help Portland align around proven, best-in-class solutions for robust, equitable growth.

Sacramento, California

Our next Best Practices destination: Sacramento, CA

September 29 – October 4

California’s capitol was recently identified as one of Portland’s peer cities in the Chamber’s 2024 State of the Economy report. Join us as we explore what Sacramento is doing right (or wrong) and what lessons can be applied to Portland.

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The knowledge that I have received and the relationships I have made while attending Best Practices trips have helped me with ideas to reshape Portland and make it a better city.

Jim Mark, CEO, Melvin Mark

A legacy of sharing knowledge and civic engagement

For 25 years, civic icon Randy Miller has led delegations from Portland to other cities in the United States (and around the world) to learn best practices in urban and economic development. Randy is now partnering with the Portland Metro Chamber and Greater Portland, Inc. to organize these trips.

Previous Best Practices Trips

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