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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), through the Portland in the Streets program issues Special Event Permits to allow moving events on city streets or sidewalks. Types of events include marches, parades, athletic events, demonstrations, etc. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues permits for painting art in the road. These street paintings are a great Portland tradition that bring neighborhoods together and encourage neighbors to get to know each other.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Street Seats permits for structures or platforms built in on-street parking spaces to help activate the public space. You can use them as additional seating for your restaurant or for public use.
Nonprofits may apply to Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to hang banners on city streetlights to promote special events that are open to the public, non-political, and have a direct civic benefit. Certain conditions apply. Banner permits cost $110 with an additional fee of $1 per pole.
Vendors and promoters doing business over a very limited term, may apply for a license using the form below.
Temporary or special event liquor license applications must be submitted to both the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the City for approval. The City's deadline for temporary liquor licenses is seven days prior to your event.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, and this FREE, temporary, 5-minute pickup/drop-off permit to use a designated parking space near your business.
If you buy and plant a tree in your yard between September 1 and April 30, you may be eligible for a Treebate. The Treebate is a one-time rebate on your City of Portland sewer/stormwater/water utility bill for planting a tree.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. Only people who live or work in these zones may apply for themselves, their guests, or their employees. Fees apply. This page applies to Zones A, B, C, D, E, G, J, K, L, M, N, S, T, U.
Residents and businesses in specific zones may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for permits to park longer than visitor time limits. Only people who live or work in zones F, H, I, or R may use the online service, other zones use paper/in-person. Fees apply.
This page will help you apply for a new license, add an additional privilege, change ownership, change privilege, or other (for example, on-premises sales, off-premises sales, distillery, etc.) If you are unsure which license best fits your needs, please contact the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) provides many types of parking permits for businesses, nonprofits, media, and others whose needs are not met by standard metered parking or standard truck loading zones. Each type is outlined below, along with the application.
Your company may need a permit to discharge process wastewater to the City sewer. Download the Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permit application here.
Contractors interested in bidding as a prime on a public improvement projects with an engineer’s estimate of $250,000 or greater, must be prequalified with the City of Portland.
Fill out your application for financial help with your sewer, stormwater, and water bill.
This program is purely voluntary and is offered to people with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically those deaf or hard of hearing. This program is only for persons living within the City of Portland.
Organizations such as food pantries, schools, or health clinics providing direct services related to Covid-19 may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) for help with traffic control if you expect a temporary spike in vehicle traffic or other traffic disruptions.
A limited number of bike lockers are available for rent downtown by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Follow the instructions to learn about locations, get added to our waitlist, or renew your rental. Rentals are for 3- or 6- month periods and require a refundable key deposit.

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