Season of Love
Show your love for Downtown!
When you think “shop local”, it’s hard not to imagine Downtown Hillsboro. The options can fulfill the wishes of those friends and family members that you have on your gift list and Downtown businesses are working hard to make your shopping experiences safe and memorable.
This winter we are celebrating the Season of Love. We love you. You love us. There is lots to go around, so let’s share it. Our businesses continue to need your support during this pandemic, so please find your own way to show your support. Below are a few ideas.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Spread the love this season by displaying a personalized message to a special person in your life on banners hung throughout our Downtown neighborhood! All profits from this project will be donated to benefit the Hillsboro Medical Center. Your message will be displayed from mid-February through March 2021. Purchase yours HERE
Shop Small® and do something big. According to research done by American Express, for every $1 spent at a small business, an average of $0.67 stays in the community. Wow, that’s a huge impact! And if that’s not motivation enough, come on Downtown and see what our small businesses have of offer.
The City of Hillsboro has been curating a map of small businesses that are open for business since the pandemic began. Check it out and maybe you’ll discover a local business you didn’t know about.
SHARE YOUR LOVE
Have you ever caught yourself saying “I love Downtown Hillsboro” to someone? Well now’s a great time to write a love letter to Downtown. What do you love about it? What have you been missing since the pandemic began? Who’s friendly face do you wish you saw more often? Please write down your professions of love and share them with us one of the ways listed below.
- Mail it to us the old-fashioned way at Hillsboro Downtown Partnership, PO Box 2788, Hillsboro, OR 97123.
- Send it to us in email format at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Drop it off at your favorite Downtown business.
- Post it on Yelp or Google reviews.
- Post it on your preferred social media platform and tag Hillsboro Downtown Partnership. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok)
We can’t wait to reshare them!
COLOR YOUR LOVE
Another way to share the love is to download a coloring sheet. Add your personal style, sign your name, and drop it off at your favorite Downtown Business in February. Then come down in March to see the love that everyone has shared, posted throughout Downtown.
GIVE YOUR TIME
Tired of being stuck at home with the pandemic and weather. We’d love to have you volunteer at a project or lead one of your own. We have volunteer opportunites where you can get involved in the community, whether you are apply your experience or learning new skills. Check out these opportunities.
BUSINESS PARTICIPATION: Many of our Downtown businesses are able to participate in all of these activities, and some have to scale down their participation, because they aren’t big enough yet, but we love them all the same.
If you are a Downtown business and would like to support or participate in one of these events, please email email@example.com. You can also download the Season of Love Promotional Planning Overview or the Shop Safely poster.