Sidewalk vending carts are permitted by the Bureau of Transportation and are only permitted within certain commercial districts. The permit is issued for the calendar year and is for a set location.
Items and services such as ready-to-eat food, snacks, flower arrangements, jewelry, and shoe-shining can be sold from sidewalk vending carts.
There are regulations concerning cart size and aesthetics. The application process requires a letter of consent from abutting property, proof of insurance and plans showing the construction of the cart.
View information/application packet online or at 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 800 (the Portland Building). Or, Bureau of Transportation's Street Systems Management Division at (503) 823-7002, Option 5.