With the recent announcement that Block Party permits are free throughout Portland, PBOT is also pleased to add that it has doubled the free barricade lending area in 2018. This means more Portland neighborhoods will be celebrating in their streets this spring, summer and fall.
The original Pilot Project was launched in neighborhoods in East Portland with great success.Portland residents in these neighborhoods told PBOT that the free Block Party permit and free barricade checkouts made hosting a block party a breeze. Many said that they plan to make block parties a new tradition, having connected with their neighbors in new ways.
To keep this momentum going, PBOT has expanded the Pilot Area -- now the Pink Barricade Lending Zone -- adding 26 neighborhoods in Southwest, North, and East Portland. The numbers on the map above are the community organizations that have partnered with PBOT for easy barricade check in/out.
Whether you’re a renter or homeowner, new to Portland, living in the Pilot Area or not, PBOT has made it easier for you to close your street to celebrate the return of sunny weather, connect with your neighbors, have a BBQ on your block, or create a safe space for kids to play.