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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 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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


If you have comments or concerns about a permitted street closure event. Please contact our office:

PBOT Community Event Program 1120 SW 5th Ave Suite 800, Portland OR 97204

Email: or Phone: 503-823-7073



Street closure permit applicaiton denial and the appeal process is stated directly in City Code  17.24.017 Temporary Street Closure:

D. To provide for community events alcohol prohibited or community event alcohol allowed.

Such closures shall include the requirement of the Traffic Engineer and provide for appropriate insurance as required by the Director of the Bureau of Transportation, protecting the public and the City.

A person will be denied a permit under PCC Section 17.24.017 C. & D. if more than 50 percent of the property owners abutting the street to be closed object to the closure or if another City Bureau objects to the closure based on concerns for neighborhood livability such as noise, disorderly conduct, litter, or public safety.

A person who is denied a permit under PCC Section 17.24.017 C. & D. may appeal the matter to City Council. The applicant shall file with the City Auditor within five days after denial a written notice of appeal. The notice shall identify the decision that is being appealed, and include the appellant’s name, address, phone number, signature, and a clear statement of the specific reason(s) for the appeal. Upon receipt of such appeal, the Auditor shall then place the matter upon the Calendar of the City Council. At the hearing, the Council may affirm or modify the decision of the Director of the Bureau of Transportation as the Council may deem necessary.


Temporary Street Closures

City code information on temporary street closure