Here you will find links and contact information regarding sidewalk cafes and other elements in the sidewalk corridor that can become obstructions or barriers.
Sidewalk Café Permit Program and Sidewalk Vending Cart Program (PBOT)
Phone: 503-823-7002, Option 5
Staff highly recommends that you report it by email and include a photo of the café seating violation. The photo can be used as evidence. This is important because when staff goes to investigate the violation during office hours is often gone.
Un-permitted structure or obstruction in the public right-of-way (PBOT)
Phone: 503-823-7002, Option 4
Publication Boxes Pilot Program (newspapers, magazines, etc) (PBOT)
Vehicles parked illegally, blocking the sidewalk or crosswalk (PBOT & Police)
PBOT Parking Enforcement
Phone: 503-823-5195, Option 2
After hours, call the Police Non-emergency line: 503-823-3333
Violation of Sign Code, Noise Code, Zoning Code, Housing Code, Building Code (BDS)
Phone: 503-823-CODE (2633)
Examples: A-Board Signs (aka, sandwich boards), other private signage, overgrown vegetation, debris, dumping, fence too tall or not properly setback from property line.
Garbage Containers (BPS)
ADA Curb Ramp Request (PBOT)
Web-based request form: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40884?action=UpdateItem&category_id=299
Sidewalk Repair (PBOT-BOM)
Street Lighting Outage (PBOT)
Phone: 503-823-LAMP (5267)
Clogged drainage inlets, traffic signal outage and other maintenance issues (PBOT-BOM)
Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability Line (all modes of travel) (PBOT)
Phone: 503-823-SAFE (7233)
For more information see the Sidewalks and Curbs FAQ