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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

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.