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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

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Noise Review Board Agendas & Minutes

 In order to slow the spread of COVID-19,  Noise Review Hearings will be conducted electronically until further notice.  If you have any comments you would like to make on any variance applications on the schedule, please email We will post the info on joining the meeting online or dialing in closer to the date of the June Noise Review Board 

When meetings begin being held in person,the Noise Review Board will be taking meetings to the people! We realize that parking downtown can be a challenge, so we'll be out in the neighborhoods impacted by variances requests that go before the Board.




Portland’s volunteer Noise Review Board will have an opening for a professional in acoustics beginning in April.


 The Noise Review Board works to improve neighborhood livability by striking a balance between sound-generating activities related to construction, special events, and other issues, and the desire for livable communities. The Board reviews applications for noise variances, in which members of the public ask to vary the code for projects and special events. Additionally, the Board is responsible for recommending sound-related policy decisions. As Portland’s population becomes denser, the need to address quality-of-life issues like noise is increasingly important. The Noise Review Board meets once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

The Board is comprised of five members, including three community member-at-large positions, a representative from the construction industry, and a professional in the field of acoustics. Volunteers serve on the Noise Review Board for three-year terms. Board members may serve a maximum of two terms.

The Noise Review Board meets once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm

For more information contact or call 503-823-3992