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Northwest Portland Parking

Join us for an open house on May 7th from 5pm - 7pm at the Eleanor Event Space (1605 NW Everett St) and share your input on permit changes coming to Zone M this September!

You may be wondering what changes are being proposed to Zone M and where you can see them. The NW Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee has not yet decided what changes they will be proposing. When the SAC decides what proposed changes to recommend, that information will be posted here on this website, along with a short survey form for you to provide feedback on May 2nd. After hearing from the public via the Open House and the online surveys, the SAC will formally vote on their recommended changes on May 15th. All NW Parking SAC meetings are open to the public.

Why are changes being considered? The number of permits sold in Zone M needs to be significantly reduced in 2019/2020 in order to better manage the demand for on-street parking so that people can find a parking space more easily. In response, the NW Parking SAC is considering the following ideas:

  • Keeping the $120 Permit Surcharge fee on top of the City's base permit price
  • Expanding the low-income permit price program
  • Limiting the number of permits available to households with off-street parking available to them
  • Reducing the number of permits to a household to below 3 per address
  • Limiting the total number of permits available to businesses with a maximum of 100 or a number to be determined
  • Changing the Transportation Wallet program (details TBD)
  • Working with property owners of off-street parking assets on breaking down barriers to sharing parking

Where did these ideas come from? The permit changes were proposed by two different parking consultants who have reviewed parking study data and met with the SAC. There was a workshop held on  March 16th 2019 where the consultants discussed the ideas and the SAC members agreed on which ones to move forward for consideration in NW for the 2019 permit year. The presentation from that workshop and materials can be found here.

Get your 2019 Transportation Wallet today!

The Transportation Wallet is made possible by parking permit surcharge fees collected in the NW Parking District. Residents and employees who live or work within the NW Parking District are eligible to purchase a Transportation Wallet, or trade in an eligible parking permit and receive one for free.

To buy yours visit:

Important Parking Information for Zone M Residents and Business Owners

On-street parking in the Northwest District is difficult and limited. With the adoption of the Northwest District Parking Management Plan there are restrictions to Zone M permit parking.  New residents and business owners should not assume they will be eligible to purchase parking permits.  Please refer to the NW District Parking Permit Changes for Zone M.


Use this map to understand the different parking management zones with NW Portland and Zone M.


Residential Permit | Business Permit | Shared Parking NW Portland

Timbers Event Parking and Restricted Event Parking

Meters around Providence Park stadium automatically act differently on Timbers home game days. Learn what they do and how they help the neighborhood.

Timbers Event Parking/ Restricted Event Parking

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NW Plans & Guidelines

Click for NW Parking plans

NW Parking & Transportation Programs

Learn more about what's happening in NW

Earlier Documents

Here is a list of multiple archived documents relevant to NW Portland Parking

Data Reports

Data reports for NW SAC

Stakeholder Committee

A committee of residents and businesspeople is advising the city on the plan.