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Shop local and earn free parking with Parking Kitty this holiday season

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Find the purrfect gift for your loved ones by supporting small businesses and shopping local this holiday season.
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The front side of the Parking Kitty voucher reads "Download Parking Kitty to pay for parking. Follow instructions on other side to get your discount. Valid for one time use only. Expires 1/21/2022." with pink background and snowflakes

(Nov. 23, 2021) It’s the meowest wonderful time of the year! Find the purrfect gift for your loved ones by supporting small businesses and shopping local this holiday season, thanks to the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) special Parking Kitty deal in Portland’s parking districts. When Portlanders spend $25 or more at a participating business, they'll receive a Parking Kitty voucher for up to 2 hours of free, on-street parking. Pounce on this deal! This promotion runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 through Jan. 1, 2022. Vouchers are valid until Jan. 31, 2022.

Portland’s four primary parking districts--Downtown, Northwest Portland, Central Eastside, and Lloyd--feature a wide variety of unique local businesses. Visit www.shopsmallpdx.com to find them by location, category, and shopping options. Follow @PBOTinfo on Twitter and Instagram for the latest posts by businesses offering the Parking Kitty promotion.

Parking Kitty, Portland’s official mobile parking app, allows you to pay for parking directly from your phone. Customers with vouchers can apply the discount to their current active Parking Kitty session or use it in the future.

Don’t spend extra time in the rain paying at the meter. Use Parking Kitty to pay and you’re on your way. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the benefits of this safe, no-touch option are even greater than ever.

Thanksgiving Day parking information

All SmartPark garages will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopening Friday, Nov. 26 at 12:01 a.m. On-street parking meters are free on Thanksgiving Day, while regular parking rates apply Friday through Sunday. PBOT offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 26.