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Northwest Portland Parking

Northwest Portland Parking

Zone M is expanding, what does it mean for you?

The City will begin selling permits in February and you won't need a permit until March 2015.

The City worked with area residents and businesses over several years to develop a plan that addresses the area’s parking challenges while maintaining the Northwest District’s livability and business vitality. The parking plan is now being implemented, find out what you need to know.

Northwest parking area map

Northwest parking area map

How do I purchase permits?

Residents must show proof of residency and vehicle registration.

Businesses must show proof of location and a personnel roster with employee names and number of hours worked/ week.

Bring your necessary documentation and visit us at one of our three on-site permit sale events within the Zone M expansion area:

yellow star Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Mon. Feb. 2, 5-7:30 p.m.

purple star Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby Thur. Feb. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

red star Legacy Good Samaritan lobby 1015 NW 22nd Sat. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Or there are two other ways to apply:

In person at PBOT: Portland Bureau of Transportation 8th floor reception desk 1120 SW 5th Ave. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

By mail: Portland Bureau of Transportation, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 1302 Portland, OR 97204

All businesses and residents within the full expanded Zone M area will receive more information and an application in the mail at the end of January 2015. Applications can also be downloaded here.

Key: Northwest parking area map

blue hash-marked square 4 hour by permit/ metered. Part of the new Zone M expansion effective 2015.

Parking meters will be good for four hour stays, however those with Zone M permits may park all day, without having to pay the parking meter. Zone M is expanding before the regular yearly permit cycle begins in Sept., therefore businesses and residents in the area who do not already have their permits are eligible to purchase them at a pro-rated price.

Cost: 2015 permits will be pro-rated.  Permits will be valid from Mar. 1 to Sept. 1, 2015. In Aug., employees and residents will be able to purchase a new Zone M parking permit for $60, valid for a full year as usual, from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31.  

No permit holders: Meter rates are $1.60 per hour between 9:00am – 7:00 pm Monday-Saturday.

shaded, turquoise square Permit Zone M –pre-existing

If you currently have a zone M permit, you do not need to purchase another. Your permit is good until September 2015.

shaded orange polkadot square 4 hour or by permit –signed. Part of the new Zone M expansion effective 2015.

These spaces will be valid for four hour stays and they will be signed instead of metered. Those with Zone M permits may park all day in this area, without being ticketed. Visitors are allowed to stay for four hours without being ticketed. *Parking treatment is applicable to both sides of the street on NW 25th Ave. There are some pre-existing signed block faces in the commercial areas and those time stays will remain the same. The unsigned block faces will become four hour stays. Zone M permits will be valid throughout.

Cost: 2015 permits will be pro-rated.  Permits will be valid from Mar. 1 to Sept. 1, 2015. In Aug., employees and residents will be able to purchase a new Zone M parking permit for $60, valid for a full year as usual, from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31.   

Turquoise square 4 hour and 2 hour only –metered only, no permits. Effective 2015.

All users must pay the meters on those busy streets. Permits also cannot be used for 30-minute spaces because those are intended for vehicle unloading and similar short-term uses.

Cost: Meter rates are $1.60 per hour between 9:00am – 7:00 pm Monday-Saturday

Light shaded yellow square w/grey outline Northwest District –unregulated parking     Cost: Parking is free at all times for anyone.

orange-yellow square Permit Zone K –unchanged

More information:

Read our FAQ: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/500415

Call our Area Parking Permit Hotline: 503-823-APPP (2777)

For all other parking or transportation questions call: 503-823-5185

Email us: parking@portlandoregon.gov


Background

A collaborative, multi-year planning process resulted in the new parking plan.

Timeline and map

Find out when and where the new parking plan will be implemented.

Zone M permit applications

In February 2015, new parking permits will be available to NW residents and businesses.

Stakeholder committee

A committee of residents and businesspeople is advising the city on the new plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about the Northwest Parking Plan.

Contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and feedback.