Time varies by case.
City Code Regulations:
All land use reviews must meet the relevant approval criteria. Title 33 outlines the criteria for each land use application type.
These are the administrative procedures that the Hearings Office follows for land use reviews.
Bureau of Development Services Information
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS), a separate entity from the Hearings Office, receives the applications for land use reviews. BDS planners make Administrative Decisions on Type II or Type IIx applications (which can then be heard on appeal by the Hearings Officer). For Type III applications, the BDS planner makes a recommendation to the Hearings Officer and also provides an overview of the case and approval criteria at the public hearing.
For more information on BDS land use, please visit their webpage: https://www.portland.gov/bds/zoning-land-use