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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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The Special Events Coordinator works with the event organizer and city and other agency representatives to determine the best way to facilitate the event before issuing a permit.

High-Level Application Process Steps

  • Download the application to email or fax (503-279-3921) to the Special Events Coordinator

  • Application review, including: safety, use of city resources, dates requested (interference with construction, other special events, etc.), whether the event as planned will cause undue interference with public transit or use of rights-of-way by the public. Event organizer may need to meet with the Advisory Committee to discuss the event.

  • Coordinator makes recommendations (if any)

  • Permit approval (including permit conditions), event modifications, or permit denial

Special Events Coordinator: Allison Madsen
Phone: 503-865-2482 ~ Fax: 503-279-3921

Code & Admin Rules

City Code and Administrative Rules for the Special Events Program


Application form, additional ensured endorsement form, notification forms

Street & Sidewalk Use Advisory Committee

Committee consulted during the permit process

Special Event Fees & Insurance

Special Events fee schedule & insurance requirements (Revised 11/29/2012)

Additional Permits

Organizers are responsible for ensuring all applicable permits are in place before the event

Application Process

Special Event application process, including application review, additional permit conditions, towing & rates