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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Bureau

Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Temporary Businesses

Businesses defined below must apply for and obtain a temporary business license certificate:

  • Seasonal vendors operating in a temporary location and conducting limited, seasonal sales (i.e., Christmas tree and fireworks sales). Fees: $10/day/location, not to exceed $100/location.

  • Special events vendors selling event-related merchandise. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.

  • Film production companies filming in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year

  • Promoters of commercial entertainment doing business in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year. Fees: $25/day.

  • Vendors in temporary structures for no more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.

  • Amusement ride operators not in the same location for more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor; and $10/day for each ride operated.


Chapter 7.03 Temporary Businesses

City Code related to licenses and fees for temporary businesses

Temporary Business License Form

City of Portland temporary business license form, including fee schedule

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