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Portland Bureau of Transportation

We keep Portland moving

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

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Obstructions in the Right-of-Way Contact List

 Here you will find links and contact information regarding sidewalk cafes and other elements in the sidewalk corridor that can become obstructions or barriers.

Sidewalk Café Permit Program and Sidewalk Vending Cart Program (PBOT)

Email: sidewalkcafe@portlandoregon.gov

Phone: 503-823-7002,  Option 5
Fax: 503-279-3968
Webpage: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/82681

Staff highly recommends that you report it by email and include a photo of the café seating violation. The photo can be used as evidence. This is important because when staff goes to investigate the violation during office hours is often gone.

Un-permitted structure or obstruction in the public right-of-way (PBOT)

Phone: 503-823-7002,  Option 4

Publication Boxes Pilot Program (newspapers, magazines, etc) (PBOT)

Phone: 503-823-6108

Email: Richard.Eisenhauer@portlandoregon.gov

Vehicles parked illegally, blocking the sidewalk or crosswalk (PBOT & Police)

PBOT Parking Enforcement

Phone: 503-823-5195, Option 2

After hours, call the Police Non-emergency line: 503-823-3333

Violation of Sign Code, Noise Code, Zoning Code, Housing Code, Building Code (BDS)

Phone: 503-823-CODE (2633)

Examples: A-Board Signs (aka, sandwich boards), other private signage, overgrown vegetation, debris, dumping, fence too tall or not properly setback from property line.

Garbage Containers (BPS)

Phone: 503-823-7202

ADA Curb Ramp Request (PBOT)

Phone: 503-823-4998

Email: Clay.Veka@portlandoregon.gov

Web-based request form: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40884?action=UpdateItem&category_id=299

Sidewalk Repair (PBOT-BOM)

Phone: 503-823-1711

Email: sidewalkrepair@portlandoregon.gov

Street Lighting Outage (PBOT)

Phone: 503-823-LAMP (5267)

Clogged drainage inlets, traffic signal outage and other maintenance issues (PBOT-BOM)

Phone: 503-823-1700

Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability Line (all modes of travel) (PBOT)

Phone:  503-823-SAFE (7233)

email: safe@portlandoregon.gov

Webpage: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/299189