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Community & Civic Life

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National Night Out and Block Events

  • National Night Out Register your City of Portland National Night Out this Spring!

  • 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.

National Night Out 

 The National Night Out 2020 celebration is scheduled for October 6th, the first Tuesday in October. The decision to move National Night Out to October ensures that block parties and events can happen following the guidance of our public health and City officials due to COVID 19.

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 come together in community, get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials over food, games, and music. Every year, more than 20,000 people in Portland participate. The Office of Community & Civic Life's Community Safety Program coordinates National Night Out (NNO) in Portland, working in partnership with many participating bureaus such as, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Emergency Communication, and Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Rosewood Initiative National Night Out Event 2019

What Does Community Safety Mean to You?

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When is National Night Out?

  • Official date of NNO: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th. 

  • Registration opens April 22nd, 2019 at 

  • Registration closes July 23rd, 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, Community Safety, and more)

  • Option to have the Community Safety Program publicizes your party to increase attendance

  • Get contacted by your Community Safety Coordinator to arrange swag pick-up, options for lawn signs, receive Community Safety materials and hand outs and more.

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

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

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 & Recreation rules 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 our office Admin KrisAnn Washington at

Parks & Rec Limited Use Permit Application

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT LIMITED USE PERMIT APPLICATION, required for all parties hosted in the Portland Parks for National Night Out 2019

Portland in the Streets

Resource to organize block events

Play Streets

Partnership to create a new space to play in your neighborhood!

Registering your NNO party

Look for new registration date in June 2020 for October 6 2020 celebration

NNO 2019 Registration Form Download (PDF)

Complete the registration for Portland National Night Out by downloading this PDF. Complete the registration form and email or mail the completed form to the Crime Prevention program.

NNO 2019 Flyer

City of Portland 2019 National Night Out flyer

Find a party to attend

Find a National Night Out party in your neighborhood.