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Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.


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Fee changes for the Bureau of Development Services, effective July 1, 2022

Learn more about the fee increases.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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News Release: Soak up the sun at Sunday Parkways this weekend!

Celebrate 15 years of open streets in Portland while walking, rolling, and strolling in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood on Sunday, June 26

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Charter Commission June 2022 Update


New application deadline for PCEF Committee member recruitment

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) seeks two new members for its nine-member committee. Deadline to apply: June 26, 2022.

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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

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Save the Date! PBOT opens Blumenauer Bridge July 31, with opening celebration & community event space

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Congressman Earl Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge will provide a valuable car-free connection between two of the Rose City’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

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June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Newsletter. A letter on our progress from Director Callahan. Strides in homeownership. The Oversight Committee releases their 2021 Annual Report. Spotlighting our partners at AAAH and PCRI. New Safe Rest Village on Carey Blvd.


Commissioner Hardesty approves new Pedestrian Design Guide, helping add more space for trees while preserving access for people with disabilities and other pedestrians

The first new rules for sidewalks in 24 years will help Portland fight climate change by forging a compromise that allows space for people and trees

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Portland Charter Commission releases proposed charter amendments, invites community input

The Charter Commission proposal reflects unanimous Charter Commission support for allowing ranked-choice voting, creating multi-member city council districts and reforming Portland’s form of government. Portland voters would get the final say in November.

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Portland Urban Forestry Marks 45 Years as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Portland its 45th Tree City USA Award, 25th Growth Award, and 3rd Tree Cities of the World Award. These programs recognize high achievement in municipal tree programs nationally and globally.

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City of Portland, ReBuilding Center partner to provide donated building materials to low-income property owners

“From Excess to Access” program offers construction materials to help property owners meet building codes.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Interested in helping guide the permitting process in Portland? Apply to serve on the Development Review Advisory Committee

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons to serve in one of two positions, each for a three-year term, on the Development Review Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Sunday, May 1.

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Charter Commission unanimously advances proposal to reform Portland’s elections and form of government; voters will get final say

The Charter Commission proposal would allow voters to rank candidates, create geographic districts, expand the size of city council and change Portland’s form of government.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Have a passion for enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage? Consider joining the Historic Landmarks Commission

The City of Portland is seeking applications to serve a four-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Sunday, May 1.

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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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Portland Sunday Parkways is back with two in-person events in 2022

The traffic-free events will take place on June 26 in Northeast Portland and on August 21 in East Portland

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Registry of City Candidates

On this page, you will find information on City candidates who have qualified to appear on the 2022 ballot.

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PP&R celebrates our teammates - meet Director Adena Long

This is a profile of PP&R Director Adena Long. It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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PBOT partners with Hacienda CDC to build secure bike parking for community residents

With a project budget of $31,000, PBOT constructed eight new large, weather-protected family-sized bike lockers and three bike shelters upgraded with lockable fences to reduce bicycle theft. In total, 54 new secure bike parking spots were installed for community use. 

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