Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

More Contact Info

Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments

  • Five petroleum terminals are located in the Willbridge area of NW Portland.

  • The Olympic Pipeline supplies most petroleum fuels to Oregon markets from Puget Sound refineries.

  • Fossil fuel terminals typically have a combination of underground pipeline access, rail sidings, and truck loading racks.

The Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments project restricts the development and expansion of bulk fossil fuel terminals. The Zoning Code amendments were adopted by the Portland City Council on December 14, 2016. Subsequently, the City’s decision was appealed to LUBA, the Court of Appeals and the Oregon State Supreme Court. The Oregon State Supreme Court has declined to review the Court of Appeals decision. Therefore, the case is expected to be remanded to the City in Fall 2018 for re-consideration to address the appeal issues.

Questions or comments? Contact Tom Armstrong, Supervising Planner, 503-823-3527

Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments (December 14, 2016)

Adopted with amendments by City Council

Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments: Recommended Draft (October 11, 2016)

Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft to City Council

November 10 City Council Hearing

Comment on the draft zoning code changes

About the Fossil Fuel Terminal Project

Project overview, timeline and map of terminals