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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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Application Information


1.         THE IDEA     8+ weeks from event date

Talk to your neighbors and businesses affected by your event.

Read the community event requirements.

Chat with us at the Community Event program if you have questions:

503-823-1099 or email us at:

2.         APPLICATION 6-8 weeks from event date

Please complete and submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Traffic Control Plan
  • Site Plan
  • Pay application fee

3.         FINALIZE APPLICATION 3-4 weeks out from event date

If you haven’t already, submit the following:

  • Signatures of adjacent properties
  • Event flyer
  • Letter of support from non-profit partner
  • Insurance certificate and endorsement
  • Promotional materials


2018 UPDATE:

                Application drop off location:  1001 SW 5th Ave, 5th Floor  Portland, OR 97204

                Application mailing location:  1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 800 Portland, OR 97204


All items required to complete an application are found under the Complete application packet link found below.  Please make sure you submit all of the following items to complete your application:

  1. Completed application forms
  2. Site Plan
  3. Traffic Control Plan
  4. Flyer and signatures of adjacent properties
  5. Copy of letter sent to the Neighborhood Association
  6. Insurance certificate and endorsement form 
  7. If not a nonprofit applicant, a letter from the non-profit acknowledging the connection to the event 
  8. Application fee of $100 (can be in a check or a link will be sent to applicant to pay online)

For questions or more information: Kalise Rucker 503.823.1099 or Yen Tan 503.823.5191 Email:  Fax:  503.279.3953 

Additional Permits

Additional permits may be required. Please check to ensure you have all the necessary permits for a safe, successful event.