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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Community Events

Community event street closure permits are permits issued to businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to building community in the City of Portland.

Events must be free and open to the public.  The City of Portland does not issue permits for private events in the public right of way.

For-profit businesses must have a non-profit affiliated with the event in order to be eligible for a permit.

Events are non-political and non-commercial and must provide a civic benefit to the community. 

Example permitted events include; farmers markets, street fairs, local fashion shows, church bbqs.

The street closure permit is issued to restrict vehicular access only. A pedestrian route must remain open for pedestrians that wish to travel through the closed street area.

For questions or more information:
Kristan Alldrin: 503.823.7073  Kalise Gregory 503.823.1099
 Fax:  503.279.3953 


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