GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-4000
(Chapter added by Ordinance No. 182137, effective September 19, 2008.)
A. Persons doing business as defined in Section 7.03.030 are considered “temporary businesses” and are not subject to the provisions of the Business License Law, Chapter 7.02, but are subject to the provisions of this Chapter. This Chapter does not apply to a business that is currently licensed under the provisions of Chapter 7.02.
B. The term “person” includes, but is not limited to, a natural person, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited partnership, family limited partnerships, joint venture, association, cooperative, trust, estate, corporation, personal holding company, limited liability company, limited liability partnership or any other form of organization for doing business.
The term “license” as used in this Chapter does not mean a permit, nor is it regulatory in any manner. The fees prescribed under this Chapter are for revenue purposes only.
The following persons, as defined, are considered “temporary businesses” subject to the requirements of this Chapter:
A. “Amusement Ride Operator” means an operator of amusement rides not in the same location for more than 14 days.
B. “Temporary Structure Vendor” means a vendor not located in a permanent structure for more than 14 days.
C. “Promoter” means a promoter of commercial entertainment doing business in the City of Portland for no more than three (3) days in any calendar year.
D. “Production Company” means a production company filming in the City of Portland for no more than three (3) days in any calendar year.
E. “Seasonal Vendor” means a vendor operating in a temporary location and conducting limited, seasonal sales (including, but not limited to, Christmas trees and fireworks).
F. “Special Events Vendor” means a vendor operating in a temporary location and selling special event-related merchandise (including, but not limited to, sporting events).
(Amended by Ordinance No. 187339, effective October 16, 2015.) Temporary businesses must apply for and obtain temporary business license certificates from the Revenue Division of the City of Portland Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services. Temporary business license fees must be paid as provided below:
A. Temporary Structure Vendors and Special Events Vendors must pay $10 per day per vendor, not to exceed $100 per location.
B. Amusement Ride Operators must pay $10 per day per vendor and $10 per day for each ride operated.
C. Promoters and Production Companies must pay $25 per day.
D. Seasonal Sales Vendors must pay $10 per day for each location, not to exceed $100 per location.