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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

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Zoning Names and Symbols

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Base Zones and Overlay Zones
Full Name Map Symbol
Open Space OS
Single-dwelling Zones
Residential Farming RF
Residential 20,000 R20
Residential 10,000 R10
Residential 7,000 R7
Residential 5,000 R5
Residential 2,500 R2.5
Multi-dwelling Zones
Residential 3,000 R3
Residential 2,000 R2
Residential 1,000 R1
High Density Residential RH
Central Residential RX
Institutional Residential IR
Commercial Zones
Neighborhood Commercial 1 CN1
Neighborhood Commercial 2 CN2
Office Commercial 1 CO1
Office Commercial 2 CO2
Mixed Commercial/Residential CM
Storefront Commercial CS
General Commercial CG
Central Commercial CX
Employment Zones
General Employment 1 EG1
General Employment 2 EG2
Central Employment EX
Industrial Zones
General Industrial 1 IG1
General Industrial 2 IG2
Heavy Industrial IH
Overlay Zones
Aircraft Landing Zone h
Alternative Design Density Zone a
Buffer Zone b
Design Zone d
Environmental Zones
  Environmental Conservation c
  Environmental Protection p
  Future Urban Zone f
Greenway Zones
  River Natural n
  River Recreational r
  River General g
  River Industrial i
  Water Quality resource area q
Light Rail Transit Station Zone t
Main Street Corridor Overlay Zone m
Main Street Node Overlay Zone j
Pleasant Valley Natural Resources Overlay Zone v
Portland International Airport Noise Impact Zone x
Scenic Resource Zone s
Comprehensive Plan Map Designations That Have More Than One Corresponding Zone
Full Name Map Symbol Consistent Zones
Neighborhood Commercial (NC) CN1CN2
Office Commercial (OC) CO1CO2
Urban Commercial (UC) CMCS
Mixed Employment (ME) EG1EG2
Industrial Sanctuary (IS) IG1, IG2, IH
Plan Districts
Full Name Data Symbol
Albina Community Plan District AC
Cascade Station/PIC Plan District CP
Central City Plan District CC
Columbia South Shore Plan District SS
East Corridor Plan District EC
Eastmoreland Plan District EM
Gateway Plan District GA
Glendoveer Plan District GL
Guilds Lake Plan District GS
Hayden Island Plan District HI
Healy Heights Plan District HH
Hillsdale Plan District HD
Hollywood Plan District HW
Johnson Creek Plan District JC
Kenton Plan District KN
Laurelhurst Plan District LH
Macadam Plan District MA
Marquam Hill Plan District MH
North Cully Plan District CY
North Interstate Plan District NI
Northwest Hills Plan District NH
Northwest Plan District NP
Pleasant Valley Plan District PV
Portland International Raceway District PI
Powell Blvd. Plan District PB
Rocky Butte Plan District RB
St. Johns Plan District SJ
South Auditorium Plan District SA
Swan Island Plan District SI
Central City/South Auditorium CCSA
Conservation Districts
Full Name Data Symbol
Eliot Conservation District ET
Kenton Conservation District KT
Mississippi Conservation District MS
Piedmont Conservation District PM
Russell Street Conservation District RS
Woodlawn Conservation District WL
Historic Districts
Full Name Data Symbol
Alphabet Historic District AB
East Portland/Grand Ave. Historic District GR
Irvington Historic District IN
Halprin Open Space Sequence Historic District HS
Kenton Commercial Historic District KC
King’s Hill Historic District KH
Ladd’s Addition Historic District LA
Mount Tabor Park Historic District MT
Mount Tabor Reservoirs Historic District TR
New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District CJ
NW 13th Ave. Historic District NW
Rocky Butte Scenic Drive Historic District RH
Skidmore/Old Town Historic District SO
South Portland Historic District SP
Washington Park Reservoirs Historic District WR
Willamette National Cemetery Historic District WN
Yamhill Historic District YM
CJ & SO overlap JS
Natural Resource Management Plans
Full Name Data Symbol
East Columbia Neighborhood NRMP EN
Forest Park NRMP FP 
Peninsula Drainage District #1 NRMP  P1
Smith and Bybee Lakes NRMP SB
Design Districts (not in zoning layer)
Full Name Data Symbol
Central City CD
Gateway Regional Center GD
Macadam MC
Marquam Hill MQ
Sellwood-Moreland SM
Terwilliger TW