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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Nick and Commissioner Eudaly Deliver Musician Loading Zone Pilot

March 15, 2019

This afternoon, Nick joined Commissioner Eudaly and local music advocacy groups to celebrate the creation of Musician Loading Zones.

Many performance venues in Portland have a loading zone right outside. But musicians, in their personal vehicles, were getting tickets for using the loading zones while loading heavy, expensive equipment into venues.

The new policy allows musicians to get a free permit to display on their dashboard and use the loading zones as any other authorized user would.

Today’s action supports local artists and improves safety and access for musicians at local popular music venues.

The one-year pilot includes 16 loading zones with a history of parking citations, heavy traffic, and scarce parking.

Special thanks to Commissioner Eudaly’s office, MusicPortland, Fair-Trade Music PDX, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation for their partnership.


Commissioners Fish and Eudaly Announce Musician Loading Zones Parking Pilot Program, Supporting Local Musicians with Safer, More Convenient Access to Local Venues

PBOT News Release


Music Loading Zones Strike Right Note for Portland Bands

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune


Musician Loading Zones Launch in Portland

Chris Young in the Vortex


Pilot Program Gives Musicians Safe Spaces To Load, Unload At Popular Music Venues

FOX 12 News