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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Event Permitting

The PORTLAND IN THE STREETS PROGRAM seeks to make its programs accessible, equitable, relevant, and engaging for all Portland residents.  The Portland in the Streets Program is composed of about a dozen program areas.  Program participation entails applying for a permit to use the public space, outreaching/notifying neighbors and community of your proposal, and complying with the program safety requirements.  It is our goal to assist you at each step of the application process, project scoping, and program implementation.


CALL FOR PROJECTS:  We invite you to submit your project ideas via the IDEA FORM.  
Your proposed project should be based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Develop space for community gathering;
  • Promote healthy and active lifestyles;
  • Build community identity;
  • Re-imagines the potential for city streets;
  • Activate underutilized spaces;
  • Celebrate and interact with neighbors; 
  • Generates local business activity.


I need a permit for a...

Street Fair     Block Party  

Street Seat     Farmers Market  

Marathon     paradeP

Community Barbecue BBQ     Bicycle Race