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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Green Street Care and Maintenance

green street resources

  • The City of Portland is responsible for maintaining green street planters.
  • Seasonal maintenance includes removing sediment, leaves or trash that can impede water flow, replacing plants, and watering.
  • Maintenance staff leaves door hangers for people who live near green streets with a description of the work performed and contact information.
  • The city welcomes help from green street neighbors to help keep water flowing in and out of the planters, to remove debris and to water during very dry weather.
  • Please visit the Green Street Stewards page at for more information.
  • Please dispose of any trash or animal waste you remove from a green street planter in the garbage.

Where to Report Problems

Problems that threaten public safety or property, or substance spills

Maintenance concerns
503-823-1424 or

For More Information

Neighbors interested in becoming Green Street Stewards can visit or call 503-823-5623.

blocked green street inlet
leaves and other debris can block inlets to green street planters
clearing a green street inlet
Green Street Stewards and neighbors can clear inlets to help keep green streets working properly