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Central Eastside Parking Program

  • Area Parking Permit Program Expanded in the Central Eastside

    Permit parking with two-hour time limits increases on-street parking for employees and their patrons.

What's happening now

Zone G Area Parking Permit Program is being expanded to address the problem of out-of-district parkers who are using up parking spaces, and to increase on-street parking for employees of the district and their patrons by designating more spaces as two-hour time limits or permit parking.

  • Click here for information on the expansion
  • Click here to download a residential or employee parking permit application for Zone G

Pay Stations were installed this fall along SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and SE Grand Ave between SE Morrison St and SE Pine St. to establish a Customer Priority Parking Area.

  • Click here for details about the pay-to-park program


The Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) is growing. Its historic uses of warehousing and heavy manufacturing are being joined by new and emerging creative technologies, regional retail attractions, food and entertainment establishments and educational facilities. Parking is an issue affecting the continued economic success and vitality of the CEID. With an existing shortage of both on-street and off-street parking, the district is challenged to meet the future parking demands of additional employees and customers.

Parking is so important to the district that beginning in 2010, a stakeholder advisory committee representing Central Eastside property owners, business owners, public institutions and adjacent neighborhoods worked with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop an action plan to improve parking within the CEID. The Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) was instrumental to this effort and was represented on the stakeholder committee by several of its elected officers.

The result is a comprehensive parking management plan that better matches up parking supply and demand in the district. In June 2012, the Portland City Council adopted the recommendations of the stakeholder advisory committee and directed the Transportation Bureau to begin implementing the initial actions to improve parking.

Planning Framework Documents

Key plans and policies which inform this process