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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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Block Party Events

PBOT Block Party Permits are FREE!

Block parties are small scale parties held on residential streets, such as neighborhood potlucks and barbeques that are held by, and for, residents along the street.


1. PBOT is excited to offer all Block Party Permits for free!
Block Party permits are open to all Portland residents, renters and homeowners and are free all over Portland.

Getting a permit is simple: 

A) Talk to your neighbors and find a date

B) Apply for a permit - click here for the online application

C) Get the barricades to close the street safely

2. The Pink Barricade Lending Zone
Neighborhoods in the 2017 Pilot Area can already access pink barricades for their block party.
For those neighborhoods in the 2018 Pilot Area expansion: Pink barricades will be available in June 2018.

(Download the Pink Barricade Lending Zone info sheet!)

Pink Barricade Lending Zone dates
Interactive map of Pink Barricade Lending Zone is LIVE!

3. National Night Out in 2018 is Tuesday August 7th!
Check Neighborhood Involvement's website on National Night Out
National Night Out Block Party


If you need assistance contact us at 503-823-4003/ fax: 503-865-3460

or write to us at

How to Apply for Your Block Party Permit

A step-by-step by guide for applying for a block party permit in Portland.

Other Permits

Turn your block party into a street painting project, apply for a noise variance and get info on National Night Out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions about PBOT's block party program

Block Party Ideas

Inspiration, ideas, games and more for you to use at your next block party.