Youth Empowerment


The Safe Nightlife Committee believes in a safe nightlife for everyone. The committee is a unique partnership among bar and club owners, government, law enforcement, public safety, public health and community partners working together to build a safe and vibrant nightlife in Portland. The committee recognizes that a well-planned nightlife with resources and responsive communication between bar owners and regulatory bodies contributes to the economy, vibrancy and safety of the city.

The Safe Nightlife Committee has:

  • Increased communication among stakeholders through bar summits and other venues
  • Increased training particularly around reducing over-service and appropriate security measures,
  • Promoted best practice house policies for bars in Portland
  • Advocated for state and local policies that foster a safe and vibrant nightlife