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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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Publication Boxes

 Co-Located Publication Box

Publication boxes are free standing and are intended to provide convenient locations for distribution of publications to the general public. Below you will find information about the siting and maintenance requirements, co-location publication box program, and information about violations and submitting complaints.

The public sidewalk is a place to socialize, a place for commerce and utilities, a place to locate public amenities and other fixtures and a place to deliver goods and services, but its primary function is the safe and efficient movement of people. The updated publication box guidelines take great strides to better accomplish this and give the City and its neighborhoods new tools to help further beautify our streets.

For additional information about this program, please contact our Publication Box Coordinator:  Dana Dister

Email:  Phone:  503.823.3467  Fax:  503.279.3988


Siting Requirements

  • Where can publication boxes be located?

Maintenance Requirements

  • Requirements for maintenance of free standing and co-located boxes.

City Code

  • Portland City Code Chapter 17.46.

Co-located Publication Boxes

  • Co-located publication box program information.


  • Enforcement and fine schedule when siting and maintenance requirements are not met for publication boxes.

Report an abandoned box

  • Submit a service request to remove an abandoned box, or address issues around free-standing and co-located publication boxes at  or 503.823.3467.