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Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204

New Business Welcome Kit

On behalf of the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the local business community, we wish to thank you for choosing to do business here. The City of Portland and Multnomah County have a strong commitment to community, sustainability and collaboration, and we are confident you will enjoy your business experience.

For general questions and additional information call (503) 823-4000.


Doing business in Portland: fees & taxes paid by businesses

Typical business fees and taxes paid by businesses in Portland. This list is subject to change and should not be considered comprehensive in every case; application to specific businesses may vary.

Contracting with PBOT

The Portland Bureau of Transportation contracts with the private sector to provide goods and services, professional and technical expertise and construction services

Business Resources

Regional, state and federal resources to assist businesses

Business Taxes

Register a new business, business license tax program, hotel/motel tax, and enhanced services districts

Construction Permits

Links to identify current permit and inspection types, and code related information and services

Graffiti Removal Program

Portland's Graffiti Abatement Program works with neighbors and businesses to identify, report and remove graffiti from public and private spaces

Permits & Regulated Businesses

Certain businesses are regulated or need a permit