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Operating a Business in Portland

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Resources are available to help set up child care businesses in Portland

Navigating all of the requirements to establish a child care business can be daunting. The City of Portland provides information to understand the building permit and land use review processes involved.

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Portland City Council unanimously commits to consolidate city permitting

The Council seeks the creation of “a consolidated single permitting entity… with clear authority, responsibility and accountability.”

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Audit Update: The Office of Management and Finance has addressed most City credit card risks; purchase of gift cards prohibited until City policy is in place

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2021 report, City credit card use slowed during pandemic but exposes underlying risks.

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Commissioner Mapps brings Outdoor Dining Program to City Council with strong business community support

With City Council approval, businesses could start to apply in October for permits for 2024 under the permanent Outdoor Dining Program

Updated Press release


Business Tax Administration Rules Hearing

The City of Portland Revenue Division will hold a public hearing on administrative rules interpreting the Business License Law, Multnomah County Business Income Tax Law, Metro Business Income Tax Law related to de minimus activities for certain businesses.

2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Public Hearing
Available Online