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Community & Civic Life

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National Night Out

  • Block Party Block Parties can be hosted year round, not just during National Night Out. If you close your street don't forget to complete your Street Closure Application through the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Block Parties can be hosted year round in the City of Portland, learn more about hosting a block party from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Once a year there is a time for Neighborhoods throughout the Nation to gather and connect through parties big and small in an event called National Night Out.


What is National Night Out?

National Night Out has been celebrated across North America on the first Tuesday of August since 1983. It's a day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. When neighbors get to know each other, they create more connected and safer communities. Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate. The Office of Community & Civic Life's Crime Prevention Program has the responsibility for coordinating National Night Out (NNO) in Portland working in partnership with many participating Bureaus; Portland Parks & Rec, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication, Portland Bureau of Transportation.

When is National Night Out?

  • Official date of NNO: Second Tuesday of August 2019. In Portland, residents and businesses will have the option to host parties for the whole week around National Night Out.

  • Registration opens the first Tuesday of June, 2019 at

  • Registration closes the fourth Tuesday of July, 2019.

What are the benefits of registering with the City of Portland for National Night Out?

  • Blanket coverage noise waiver for registered parties within the allotted party week.

  • Option to receive free "Swag" (stickers, tattoos, pencils, and more) to handout during your part

  • Option to request visits from public safety personnel and other  city staff (Fire, Police, Crime Prevention, and more)

  • Option to have the Crime Prevention Program Publicize your party to the public to increase attendance

  • Get contacted by your Crime Prevention Coordinator to arrange Swag pick-up, options for lawn signs, receive Crime Prevention materials and handouts and more.

Are there any other forms that need to be submitted for hosting a party?

  • If you are closing down your street for your party, you will need to complete a Street Closure Application with the Portland Bureau of Transportation at:

For questions and help completing the Block Party Application forms, contact PBOT 503-823-4003 or


  • If you're hosting a party in the park you must comply with Portland Parks & Rec rule and regulations and complete the  "NATIONAL NIGHT OUT LIMITED USE PERMIT APPLICATION" at:

For questions about registering a party in the parks call 503-823-2525.


Questions about City of Portland National Night Out Registration? Call 503-823-4064 or email

Registering your NNO party

What information you will need to gather before you register, and a link to the registration form.

Find a party to attend

Find a National Night Out party in your neighborhood.