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


1221 SW 4th Ave Room 110
Portland, OR 97204


Kari Koch, Policy Coordinator

Louanne Moldovan, Administrative Coordinator

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Liquor Licensing Program

The City of Portland Liquor Licensing Program, and all programs in City Hall, Room 110, are closed to the public at this time, no walk-ins or appointments are available.

Update (10/28/2020)

The City of Portland Liquor Program is now accepting the following applications:

+ All annual license applications, including emergency, temporary, additional privilege applications. Annual applications must be submitted by mail with the required $100 (new outlets) or $75 (all other) processing fee. Processing time is 45 days from the date we receive the completed application. Go here for full instructions.

+ All 2020 annual renewals. We are requesting that all renewals be submitted online. Online renewals can be made here. We will accept mailed renewals with $35 processing payment but mailed renewals may take up to 30 days to process from the date we receive the renewal.

+ 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. 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 Go here for the OLCC guidelines FAQ and go here for City of Portland details.


-- Policy for canceled or rescheduled TSL related events.. Go here for more details


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Serving alcohol and managing people who are consuming alcohol are big responsibilities. Our goals are to help you provide this service in a way that brings people together, ensures safe practices, and contributes to the vibrancy of our communities. The OLCC holds sole authority to grant, deny or restrict a liquor license. The City of Portland’s role in liquor licensing is to act as a local processor of applications, provide information to support the OLCC in their decision making, and support local community building.

 The City of Portland Liquor Program processes the following liquor licenses:

Annual License Link Renewal of Annual License Link Temporary License Link


All liquor license applications and renewals must be reviewed and approved separately by both the City of Portland and the OLCC.

* We do not process or provide bartender or servers permits. OLCC provides server permits here. *