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The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

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Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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

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Temporary Sales License Application

Refer to the OLCC's Special Events web page for detailed information about which Temporary Sales License (TSL) is needed for your event. 


Update (4/30/2020)

The City of Portland Liquor Program is now accepting the following TSL/Special Event applications:

Temporary Sales Licenses/Special Event Licenses ONLY where the holder of the special event license is a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in Oregon and will sell only factory-sealed containers of alcohol for off-premises consumption between April 17 – May 31, 2020. 

We are prioritizing applications for events from April 17 - May 31, dates beyond that range will be processed as staff capacity allows and processing decisions will change based on OLCC guidelines as they are released.

Applications must be submitted by mail with a $35 processing fee.
Processing time for TSL/Special Event licenses is 14 days from the date we receive the completed application - if you need a quicker processing time, you must email a request to 

Fill out two copies of the appropriate TSL application form completely, mail one copy with check made out the “City of Portland” to the Office of Community & Civic Life - Liquor Licensing Program, Attn: TSL, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204. Mail the second copy to the OLCC with payment using the instructions on the form.


-- Rescheduling of Temporary Sale License events will begin after the State of Emergency ends. Go here for more details



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