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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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Why register your party for National Night Out?

people at park

Registered parties happening between Friday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 12th, 2018 receive these benefits:

  • Your party is placed on a list given to the Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue.  If they are able, police officers and firefighters visit the parties and bring their cool gear and vehicles.  Kids love it!
  • If you will have a band or amplified sound at your party, you will not need to apply for a noise variance.  We take care of that for you.  The Noise Control Office issues a blanket noise variance for National Night Out events.
  • If you want to close down your street for your party, the Bureau of Transportation will help you through the application process.
  • If you want to hold your party in a City park, and the party is the official National Night Out party for the neighborhood association, park reservation fees are waived.
  • We help you publicize your party through our website and small community newspapers if you desire.  We also publicize the citywide event via major news media outlets, and through a kickoff event a few weeks before National Night Out.
  • Local businesses, such as grocery stores, print shops, and sign makers, are often willing to donate goods and services to official National Night Out parties.
  • We provide assistance to party hosts, such as ideas for great community-building party activities.

Party registration begins June 5, 2018 and ends July 24, 2018. You can register or get advice at the registration webpage, or by calling 503-823-4064.