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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Posted December 28, 2018
Permitting for picnics opens on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:00am. This includes phone-in, walk-in, and online reservations.

Many of Portland's parks have picnic tables available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you wish to guarantee a picnic site, you will need to make a reservation in advance - use our online permit requests system. All reserved picnic areas are for a full day. Parks not included on the picnic brochure may be reserved for picnics under a Special Use Permit. Check the picnic brochure for fees, policies, insurance, and complete reservation information.

Notice for picnics in Washington Park
Portland Parks & Recreation will not be reserving picnic sites within Washington Park due to the construction impact of the Reservoir Improvement Project by the Portland Water Bureau. The construction may close streets as well as parking throughout the park. If the you wish to use picnic sites within Washington Park this season, you may do so on a first come, first served basis - but PP&R will not be able to issue you a permit.

Picnic Worksheet and Application

Print this form to apply for a picnic permit in Portland's parks