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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Licensee Information and Resources

Licensee Resources

The City’s Liquor Licensing Program is housed within the Office of Community & Civic Life. In Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) holds ultimate authority over liquor licensing. Licensing applications begin and end with the OLCC. The OLCC creates and owns most of the forms you'll need to apply. Portland participates in the licensing process by supporting application review, public information, and public safety.

Serving alcohol, and managing people who are consuming alcohol, are big responsibilities. Our goal is to help you provide this service in a way that brings people together, ensures safe practices, and contributes to the vibrancy of our communities.


License Types:

Renewal of Annual


Other Permits that may be Required:


Resources to be a good neighbor, offer safe environment, and contribute to your community:

Welcome Brochure

Community Building Tips

Security Information

Public Safety Contacts

City of Portland, Community Safety 

OLCC Resources

Temporary Sales License Application

License to sell alcohol at special events.