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Northwest Portland Parking

Northwest Portland Parking

blue square graphicA New Parking Plan for a Vibrant Area

The tree-lined streets, attractive homes and small businesses in Portland’s Northwest District make it a popular place for residents, businesses and visitors alike. One side effect of the area’s increasing popularity is heavy traffic and limited parking.


photo: street parking and sidewalking diningorange square graphicWhat’s Changing?

The Northwest Parking Plan is designed to address the neighborhood’s parking issues and support its continued livability and business vitality.

The result of several years of collaboration among city staff, residents and businesses, the plan includes these basic changes:

  • Two-hour and four-hour metered parking along NW 21st and NW 23rd, from Burnside to NW Vaughn.

  • Four-hour metered and non-metered parking on other streets.

  • An expanded permit zone for residents and businesses.

For additional details, visit the Background and Timing and Map pages, or view the complete Northwest District Parking Management Plan (PDF, 12.8 MB).


melon square graphicWhat’s Happening Right Now?

The Northwest Parking Plan is being implemented from fall 2014 through early 2015, with metered parking anticipated by spring 2015.

Right now, the city is preparing for the initial phase of the implementation. This involves identifying where to place pay stations on streets and pouring the concrete forms for those pay stations.


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.


In early 2015, new parking permits will be available to 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.

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