General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
The PORTLAND IN THE STREETS PROGRAM is responsible for activating public spaces for Portland communities through multiple programs: Community Events, Block Parties, Sidewalk Cafés, Vending Carts, Publication Boxes, and Cross Street Banners.These programs aim to empower communities across Portland to create and activate spaces that are unique to their neighborhoods.
Programming is accessible for Portland communities of all shapes, sizes, and incomes. Activating spaces in the public right-of-way that are driven by grassroots efforts will allow Portlanders to: 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, and generates local business activity. Streets are public spaces to be enjoyed by everyone.
Are you interested in organizing a street fair, block party, community barbecue, marathon, parade or other event in Portland's streets?
This is where you will find all the information needed to plan and get a permit for your local event.
Block parties are small-scale events that close one to four blocks of a local service residential street for small scale gatherings.
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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.
Permitting street and/or sidewalk events such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycles races.
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.