The City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement manages the Graffiti Abatement Program. It works with concerned neighbors and business owners to identify, report, and remove graffiti from public and private spaces. Use ONI's online form to report graffiti.
City Code states that it is illegal to post signs, bills, advertisements, or other notices on City-owned telecommunications equipment, street light poles, traffic signal systems, signal control boxes, and sign poles.
Graffiti cleaning operations respond to reports of graffiti on structures, signs, and signals. Patrols now respond between 48 to 72 hours of a report. When reporting graffiti, please leave a message including the location, cross street or corner, your name and phone number.
Report Graffiti at 503-823-4824 or online.
Report Sign Pole Litter at 503-823-1700.
The City issues permits to post items such as event banners and flower baskets on City-owned street light poles.
Relevant City Codes