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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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Park(ing) Day!

Park(ing) Day 2018

What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day happens across the world in September and gives people the opportunity to re-envision how we use our public spaces. The City of Portland has been participating in this international event since 2006. PARK(ing) Day creates opportunities for Portlanders, artists, designers and activists to create more public spaces. The goal of the program is to inspire creative placemaking and to highlight different uses of the public right-of-way. PBOT wants to encourage you to rethink how streets can be used.

Program Goals

PARK(ing) Day seeks to:

  • Encourage residents, designers, businesses, artists, activists, and community organizations to use their streets for creative placemaking and street prototyping

  • Strengthen community connections

  • Increase awareness about the importance of walkable, livable, and healthy cities

Apply for PARK(ing) Day Permit

If you’d like to participate in the upcoming Portland PARK(ing) day on September 21, 2018, please see our PARK(ing) Day Manual to learn more about the application process and requirements to host an event.

Please submit your application no later than September 14, 2018.

How to install a PARK for a day

  • Find a location for your installation. Please check out our PARK(ing) Day Manual to ensure that your location is within the allowable parameters.

  • Design your installation! Download the application, draw out your installation in detail. Include all the objects that you intend to have in your space. Please show how the space will be kept safe from cars.

  • You are required to notify all residents and businesses that are on the same side of the block as your installation and submit documentation of notification. Documentation can be in the form of a note, email, flyer, or outreach log. Notification shall include the site plan, event time, and your contact information.

  • Submit your application to PBOT

  • PBOT will review your application for safety. Once approved, we will email your permit to you.


Email your application to us:  

The application can be mailed to: 

               City of Portland

               Portland in the Streets Program

               1120 SW 5th Ave, STE 800

               Portland OR 97204

 The application can be dropped off at:

               Sixth+Main Building
               1001 SW 5th Ave
               5th Floor Reception
               Portland OR 97204

 If you have questions, please contact us at: 503-823-7788 or



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2018 PARK(ing) Day Application (9/21/2018)

Apply for Parking Day (event date = September 21, 2018)