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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 Parties

Block Parties are fun gatherings for neighbors and families with the intended goal of building and fostering positive relationships.

Apply for a Block Party permit

Getting safety barricades for your block party

Pink Barricade Lending Zone



If you need assistance call or write at

Block Party Insurance

Insurance is OPTIONAL for this type of street closure permit. You may want to insure your event through one of the options listed on this page.

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.