Portland residents are allowed to keep bees and livestock in their backyards. Rules governing the quantity, maintenance and location of animals help keep them safe and reduce impacts on neighboring properties.
In exchange for fresh eggs, honey and milk, caring for bees and livestock such as chickens and miniature goats can be rewarding and relatively easy, but they do require planning, commitment and daily care.
The pages in this guide provide an introduction to the rules, regulations, and recommendations to help you properly prepare and care for bees and livestock animals on your property:
- Chickens and fowl
- Miniature goats and sheep
- Miniature pigs
- Large livestock
- Rules, permits and complaints