Arts Tax: 503-865-4278
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
The Special Events Coordinator works with the event organizer and city and other agency representatives to determine the best way to facilitate the event before issuing a permit.
High-Level Application Process Steps
Application review, including: safety, use of city resources, dates requested (interference with construction, other special events, etc.), whether the event as planned will cause undue interference with public transit or use of rights-of-way by the public. Event organizer may need to meet with the Advisory Committee to discuss the event.
Coordinator makes recommendations (if any)
Permit approval (including permit conditions), event modifications, or permit denial
Special Events Coordinator: Allison Madsen
Phone: 503-865-2482 ~ Fax: 503-279-3921
City Code and Administrative Rules for the Special Events Program
Application form, additional ensured endorsement form, notification forms
Committee consulted during the permit process
Special Events fee schedule & insurance requirements (Revised 11/29/2012)
Organizers are responsible for ensuring all applicable permits are in place before the event
Special Event application process, including application review, additional permit conditions, towing & rates