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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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Moratorium: Holiday Season and Rose Festival

Due to increased activity in the city’s major retail districts during the holiday season, specific areas and streets have restricted use. Portland's Bureau of Transportation implements a moratorium on use of the public right-of way to support the Holiday Season & Rose Festival.  

 Areas affected by the Moratorium:

  • Holiday Moratorium Map - in effect November 16th, 2017 through January 2nd, 2018. All Holiday Moratorium requests must be submitted by Nov 1, 2107 to be considered
  • Rose Festival Moratorium Map - in effect May 31, 2018 through June 12th, 2018

If there are emergency circumstances, you may be considered for an exemption based on verifiable need for work in the public right of way. To apply for an Exemption, follow these steps:

  • Fill out the Moratorium Exemption Request Form
  • Email completed form to, attention: Faith Winegarden.
  • After submitting your Moratorium Exemption Request Form, it will be reviewed and a response will be provided. If approved, the Permit Center will process the request as per normal protocol.

For a detailed letter with more information, view the Rose Festival Moratorium info letter.















The Permit Center Transportation Counter
1900 SW 4th Ave. 1st Floor, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503.823.7365  Fax: 503.865.3442  Email:
Open: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thurs 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Rose Festival Moratorium Letter 2017

Rose Festival Moratorium Letter 2017