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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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Portland in the Streets

Permitting > Portland in the Streets Program

What We Do

  • Through the Portland in the Streets Program, you can activate a public space for your community project.
  • Our community-use programs encourage Portland residents to activate public spaces (streets, sidewalks, under-utilized spaces) for small and large community gatherings.
  • We are available to help and guide you through the permitting process.  Please visit the individual landing program pages below for more information.

Community Toolkit

Visit our Community Toolkit page for granting and community resources to help you launch your project!



Play Streets permitting    Community Event permitting

Farmers Market permitting    Sidewalk Café permitting

Street Seats permitting    Stewardship permitting

Special Events permitting    Cross Street Banner permitting

Block Party permitting    Vending Carts permitting

Creative Crosswalks permitting    Pedestrian Plaza permitting

Stewardship permitting    Street Painting permit

Street Prototyping permitting    Portland Pathways permitting

Neighborhood Signs    PARK(ing) Day

Publication Boxes permitting