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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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The public are encouraged to report street light outages

(Portland, Ore.) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) relies heavily on citizen involvement to keep our streets and public areas safe. With over 55,000 street lights in Portland, PBOT depends on citizens to report problems. Anyone who notices that a street light or public area light is out is encouraged to report it by calling 503-865-LAMP (5267), submitting a report online, or using the free mobile PDX Reporter App for iPhone and Android phones. If the light is in a city park, citizens should call Portland Parks & Recreation at 503-823-1600 or submit a report online at

In addition to street light outages, other street light problems to report include a light going on and off (cycling), a light on during the day, or vandalism.

When reporting a problem, please provide as much information as you can about the location, especially pole numbers, adjacent addresses, and side of the street. You may get voicemail, so please leave your name and daytime phone number in case more information is needed to locate the street light. Simple repairs may take up to two weeks.

If the light presents a hazardous situation – such as the glass or lens is broken, the fixture is in danger of falling, the wires are exposed, or the pole is damaged, leaning or knocked down – do not submit the online form. Instead, call 503-823-1700 immediately.