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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Heavy Rain


Click here for information on road closures in Portland.


PBOT's top tips for traveling in the rain:


Travel gently - drive, turn, and brake slowly. Adjust your speed to the road conditions and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.


While it is tempting to splash through puddles especially if you have really good rain gear, a puddle can disguise a very deep pothole. If you happen upon one of these, give our pothole crews a call at 503-823-1700 or report it at


If possible, establish eye contact with drivers and continue looking left-right-left while crossing the street. Remember that oncoming vehicles may approach more quickly than anticipated and may have difficulty stopping at an intersection in rainy conditions.

Click here for more rainy weather travel tips.

Adopt a Storm Drain

We’re asking Portlanders to adopt storm drains in their neighborhoods and help to keep them free and clear of leaves.

Tips for Traveling in Rainy Weather

Safety tips for people who walk, bike and/or drive in rainy Portland weather.

Landslide Prevention

How you can help prevent landslides

Sandbag Locations

Sand and sandbags available to the general public