Arts Tax: 503-865-4278
Business Taxes: 503-823-5157
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
Businesses defined below must apply for and obtain a temporary business license certificate:
Seasonal vendors operating in a temporary location and conducting limited, seasonal sales (i.e., Christmas tree and fireworks sales). Fees: $10/day/location, not to exceed $100/location.
Special events vendors selling event-related merchandise. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.
Film production companies filming in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year
Promoters of commercial entertainment doing business in the City of Portland for no more than 3 business days per calendar year. Fees: $25/day.
Vendors in temporary structures for no more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor, not to exceed $100/location.
Amusement ride operators not in the same location for more than 14 days. Fees: $10/day/vendor; and $10/day for each ride operated.
City Code related to licenses and fees for temporary businesses
City of Portland temporary business license form, including fee schedule