Services and Resources for Operating a Business in Portland
File your withholding tax returns
Employers and payroll service providers must file quarterly returns and annual reconciliation returns for the Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool For All (PFA) withholding tax programs with the City of Portland's Revenue Division.
Pay your business tax
Portland Business License Tax (and related surcharges and fees), Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax are paid through the City of Portland. Make quarterly or extension payments, pay a tax bill, or make a general tax payment.
Pay your personal tax
Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool for All (PFA) Personal Income Tax programs are paid to the City of Portland's Revenue Division. Make an estimated payment, extension payment, or return payment.
Register for a Revenue Division Tax Account
Businesses that are subject to the Portland Business License Tax, Portland Transient Lodgings Tax, Multnomah County Business Income Tax, and/or the Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Business Income Tax are required to register for a Revenue Division tax account.
Remit withholding tax payments
Employers and payroll service providers must submit Metro Supporting Housing Services (SHS) and Multnomah County Preschool For All (PFA) Personal Income Tax withholdings to the City of Portland's Revenue Division.
Pressure washing and graffiti removal generate pollutants that are harmful to human health and the environment. Wash water from these activities is prohibited from flowing to the city's stormwater system. Follow these best management practices to properly contain wash water and prevent pollution.
2040Freight Public Review Draft
The 2040 Portland Freight Plan (2040Freight) is an update of the City’s 2006 Freight Master Plan that will guide PBOT’s work to support safe, equitable, efficient, and sustainable urban freight. The public review draft of the plan is available for comment through April 9, 2023.
About Liquor Licensing
This guide will help you understand how to apply for a liquor license with the City of Portland.
About the 2040Freight Plan
The 2040 Portland Freight Plan (2040Freight) is an update of the City’s Freight Master Plan adopted by the Portland City Council in 2006 and will guide the Portland Bureau of Transportation strategies to support safe, equitable, efficient, and sustainable urban freight movement in Portland.
About the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy
The N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy is an initiative by the Portland Housing Bureau to address a legacy of displacement in North and Northeast Portland through investments in new affordable rental housing, opportunities for first-time homebuyers, and home retention programs for longtime residents
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.
Learn more about what you need to apply for an adult care home permit in City of Portland. Learn about required inspection for Adult Foster Care Homes.
Affordable Housing Development Maps
Explore affordable housing developments that are currently being built or planned for completion within the next few years.
American Rescue Plan: Investing in Portland
Portland is receiving $208 million from the U.S. government's American Rescue Plan, giving us the opportunity to make key investments in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession.
Annual Status Report 2022
In 2022, we were tracking 40 audits with 226 recommendations. Topics ranged from internal financial focused subjects, such as payment card use and construction costs, to programs that impact Portlanders directly, such as the City’s approach to policing gun violence and cleaning up homeless camps.
Apply for a Brownfield Grant
We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) throught the Portland in the Streets program issues permits to place combined publication boxes in Portland's street space. Combined publication boxes display several publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.) in one location.