About the Noise Review Board

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The Noise Review Board holds meetings on the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

About the Noise Review Board

The Noise Review Board works to improve neighborhood livability by striking a balance between sound-generating activities related to construction and special events, and the desire for livable communities. The board reviews applications for noise variances for events and construction that may impact a lot of people or take place over a significant period of time. The board is also responsible for working with the Noise Program to advise and make recommendations to the Portland City Council on sound-related code and policy decisions. The Noise Review Board holds monthly meetings which currently occur at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

The board is comprised of five members — three community member-at-large positions, a representative from the construction industry, and a professional in the field of acoustics. Volunteers serve on the Noise Review Board for three-year terms and may serve a maximum of two terms.

Noise Review Board meetings will be conducted virtually until further notice. If you have any public comments for the Board, please email them to noise@portlandoregon.gov or join the Zoom meetings. Check the agenda for information on how to join the meetings. If you would like to present a noise variance application on the Noise Review Board, please email variances@portlandoregon.gov or schedule a Pre-Noise Review Board meeting to receive instructions on the process. Variance applications will only be accepted by the Board if the application has been included on the agenda.

Schedule an appointment with the Noise Program

Current Noise Review Board Members

  1. Mary Sipe, Chair, member-at-large-term ends May 31, 2026 (second full term)
  2. Derek Trost, Community Member At-Large. Term ends September 2024 (first full term)
  3. Reeder Rice, Professional in Construction. Term ends July 2, 2027 (first full term)
  4. Alex Marine, Profession in Acoustics. Term ends April 30, 2026 (first full term)
  5. Michael Diltz, Community Member At-Large. Term ends Sept. 26, 2026 (first full term)
  6. Paul van Orden, Non-Voting Member, Staff to the Board

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