COVID-19 Freeze for Multnomah County

The four-week (minimum) freeze is in effect through December 16th.


Climate Action

Past, present, and future planning and actions to reduce and prepare for the local effects of climate change.

Commercial Building Energy Reporting

This policy requires commercial buildings 20,000 square feet and larger to track building energy performance and report this information annually. The goal of this policy is to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions for commercial buildings in Portland in accordance with the Climate Action Plan.

Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive planning helps the City of Portland prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as provide guidance for land use and public facility investment decisions.

Deconstruction Program

Requirements and resources for deconstructing – rather than demolishing – older buildings in Portland.

Environmental Planning

Works to ensure that City watershed and environmental health goals are met, along with goals for livable neighborhoods, a prosperous economy, and community equity.

Equity in Garbage, Recycling, and Compost

Working to increase the participation of women and minority workers, and reducing barriers to economic opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned companies. 

Event Recycling

Equipment and technical assistance with composting, recycling, and garbage for Portland community events, fairs, and festivals.

Fix-It Fairs

Fix-It Fairs connect Portlanders with experts – and each other – to learn simple, low or no-cost ways to save money and be healthy all year long. Find resources, attend workshops, share your skills, and much more.

Garbage, Recycling, and Compost

Learn what to do with your garbage, recycling, and compost in Portland.

Historic Resources and Preservation

Providing information and guidance for protecting Portland’s historic places.

Home Energy Score

A policy that requires sellers of most single-family homes in Portland to obtain and disclose a home energy score at time of sale.

Master Recycler Program

Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned.

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)

Creating green jobs, funding improvements to homes through renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and supporting local businesses.

Renewable Fuel Standard

The City of Portland adopted the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2006 to regulate minimum blends of biofuels in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland, with the intent to reduce dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.

Resourceful PDX

Save money, support your community and conserve natural resources while enjoying more time with friends and family.

Smart City PDX

Partnering with the Portland community to make our city a place where data and technology are used to improve people’s lives, particularly in underserved communities.

Sustainability at Work

Learn how to green your business, with help from our expert advisors. Plus, find free recycling labels and tips for educating coworkers.

Sustainable City Government

Helps City bureaus save money, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier more equitable workplace through technical assistance and advocacy.