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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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Community Events

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We issue street closure permits to businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to building community in the city of Portland.

Examples of permitted events include: Farmers markets, street fairs, local fashion shows and community BBQs.

Basic Criteria:

  • Events must be free and open to the public. The City of Portland does not issue permits for private events in the public right of way.
  • For-profit businesses must have a non-profit affiliated with the event in order to be eligible for a permit.
  • Events are non-political and non-commercial and must provide a civic benefit to the community. 

The street closure permit is issued to restrict motor vehicle access only. A pedestrian route must remain open at all times for pedestrians that wish to travel through the closed street area.

For questions or more information:
Kristan Alldrin: 503.823.7073  Kalise Rucker 503.823.1099
 Fax:  503.279.3953  

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