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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Event Permitting

The PORTLAND IN THE STREETS PROGRAM seeks to make its programs accessible, equitable, relevant, and engaging for all Portland residents.  The Portland in the Streets Program is composed of about a dozen program areas.  Program participation entails applying for a permit to use the public space, outreaching/notifying neighbors and community of your proposal, and complying with the program safety requirements.  It is our goal to assist you at each step of the application process, project scoping, and program implementation.


CALL FOR PROJECTS:  We invite you to submit your project ideas via the IDEA FORM.  
Your proposed project should be based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Develop space for community gathering;
  • Promote healthy and active lifestyles;
  • Build community identity;
  • Re-imagines the potential for city streets;
  • Activate underutilized spaces;
  • Celebrate and interact with neighbors; 
  • Generates local business activity.


I need a permit for a...

Street Fair     Block Party  

Street Seat     Farmers Market  

Marathon     paradeP

Community Barbecue BBQ     Bicycle Race

Play Streets

Create a reoccurring safe play space for kids and adults on your block!

Street Prototyping

Check back for more information!

Pedestrian Plazas

Please check back soon for more info!

Creative Crosswalks

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Adopt a Landscape

More to come!

Events Calendar

Click RSS to subscribe to special event updates, or click iCal to add special events to your calendar

Community Events

Community event street closure permits are intended to build a sense of community. Permits are issued to businesses and non-profit organizations. For-profit businesses must have a non-profit affiliated with the event in order to be eligible for a permit.

Special Events

Permitting street and/or sidewalk events such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycles races.

Street Seats

Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation that allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park, also called a parklet.