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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

Noise Variances Received


We live in a vibrant city with many events.Naturally, some of the events happening around Portland are expected to be louder than our Noise Code allows.  When this happens, a variance needs to be issued. Some of the many variances we process each year include music events like the Waterfront Blues Festival and the Zoo Concert series, among other performances.  Additionally, we process variances for Koman Race for the Cure, Oregon Humane Society's Doggie Dash, Portland Marathon, numerous weddings in our neighborhood parks, National Night Out parties, and others.

With the rapid growth of Portland, we process many construction variances, which allows construction to take place outside of allowable hours. We work with other agencies repairing and replacing our sewers, bridges, and roads, trying to balance the need for sleep, safety issues, and traffic impacts. We also work with commercial construction to help ease the housing shortage and provide spaces for businesses to thrive. 

We want to make sure the residents of Portland have an opportunity to see our variances that have been issued.  If you would like more details about a specific variance, please contact us . Please note: in some cases, the variance will be going before the Noise Review Board, so the variance application is still under review. 

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Central Northeast Portland (CNN)

Central Northeast Neighbors

I-205 Auxiliary Lanes

ODOT Construction at intersection between I-205 and I-84 between 1/1/18 and 12/31/19

I-205 NB betweeen I-84 EB and WB ramps to NE Killingsworth; I-205 SB between I-84 EB ramp and SE Division St ramp

Construction - ODOT improvements to freeway entrance and exit ramps 1/1/18 to 12/31/19

I-5 and I-84 Interchange Banfield Bridge Deck on / off ramps

Construction - Deck work, paving, and rail work on Banfield Bridge from 7/1/18 - 5/31/19

I-5 from N Tigard interchange to E Portland Interchange

ODOT Roadway Construction for up to 70 nights between 6/21/18 and 6/17/19

I-5 Interstate Bridge at Hassalo St

ODOT Construction for night time work between 5/1/18 and 10/31/19

I-5 ramps between N Multnomah and Interstate Bridge

Construction - ODOT improvements to freeway entrance and exit ramps 5/1/18 - 10/31/19

Lloyd District - 515 NE Holladay St.

Construction (Revised) - Deliveries and activities associated with deliveries 2-3 times a week 12/31/18 - 10/31/19

Portland city-wide NW Natural service area

Construction - Accessing and / or installing NW Natural facilities from 4/1/18 through 3/30/19

Unclaimed Areas

Areas of the city unclaimed by a coalition office

Various locations throughout Portland

Construction - Boring and trenching to replace fiber from 8/15/18 through 9/14/19

Various locations throughout Portland

Construction - PGE service upgrades, installation, and replacement 12/5/18 - 12/4/19

Various locations throughout Portland (see attached)

Construction (revised) - Citywide Sewer Repair Project from 8/29/17 through 12/31/18