COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

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Access City programs, people and projects helping Portland recover. Portland United

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Services, guides, and information

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The City is responsible for Portland's streets, parks, water, storm drains and garbage collection, which can all be impacted by winter weather. Up-to-date winter weather information will help you prepare for – and get through – the next snowpocalypse.

Zoning Code

Link to Title 33, Planning and Zoning Code.

About annexation

Annexation is the process of changing municipal boundaries to bring adjacent unincorporated areas into an existing city, typically to provide urban services not presently available. Properties must be within the municipal boundary of the City of Portland to receive City services.
What we do at BPS
Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
Director Andrea Durbin's biography and quarterly calendars.

BPS Employee Portal

External Resource
Resources and services for Bureau of Planning and Sustainability employees.

BPS in the news

Recent media highlights featuring BPS staff and our work.
These events offered neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for disposal of bulky household waste.
Contact information for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Find contact information for the city planner for your district (called District Liaison).

Design guidelines

Design guidelines are intended to aid designers and developers in understanding Portland’s urban design expectations and to aid them in preparing for the urban design review process. The review process ensures that these expectations will be met for all proposals in Portland.

A Dream Rezoned

Navigating Possibilities Within Portland's Long History of Racist Planning
BPS’s Economic Development Planning Program supports economic equity, land use planning for business districts, economic development policy, and economic research for bureau projects. 
The 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy is an update to Portland's first electric vehicle strategy, Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way, which was developed in 2010.
Find zoning regulations for a site and search zoning maps.
The City of Portland’s policies and projects focus on food access and resources to improve the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy, locally produced food. These policies and projects work to promote community resiliency, equity, and environmental, economic, and personal health.
Research on the effects of land use planning and gentrification on Portland’s communities of color and other vulnerable populations.
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.
How historical racist land use planning contributed to racial segregation and inequity for people of color in Portland
Requirements, standards, setbacks and other considerations for keeping bees in Portland.
Requirements, standards, setbacks and other considerations for keeping chickens and small fowl in Portland.
Requirements, standards, setbacks and other considerations for keeping standard goats, sheep, miniature horses, horses, mules, donkeys, and llamas.
in Portland.
Requirements, standards, setbacks and other considerations for keeping miniature goats and sheep in Portland.
Requirements, standards, setbacks and other considerations for keeping miniature pigs in Portland.