About the Eliot parking study and plans

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The area in gray is the Proposed Eliot Parking Pilot Study Area. The area spans from Broadway Street to I-405/N Kerby Avenue/NE Fremont Street; and from Interstate Ave to Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
The Eliot Neighborhood asked the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to study parking and transportation issues in Eliot. Learn more about the study area, the volunteer Eliot Parking Task Force, or take our survey. Study begins fall 2022 and goes through May 2023. Recommendations to follow.
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Seeking members for the Eliot Parking Task Force

PBOT is recruiting 9-13 members for an Eliot Parking Task Force to advise us on the process. Applications are due Sept. 25. Learn more and apply at:

Join the Eliot Parking Task Force


Parking study area

The area in gray is the Proposed Eliot Parking Pilot Study Area. The area spans from Broadway Street to I-405/N Kerby Avenue/NE Fremont Street; and from Interstate Ave to Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
The area in light gray is the proposed study area for the Eliot Parking Task Force. Boundaries of the study area or any possible permit program in the future will be evaluated by the Task Force.

Take our survey

If you are an Eliot resident, employee, frequent visitor, property owner, or business owner or manager, please take a few moments to take our Eliot Parking and Transportation Survey here:

Eliot Parking and Transportation Survey

This survey will be used to better understand the parking and transportation needs of the neighborhood. It will help the Task Force develop recommendations, including any possible parking permit program.


Sign up for updates

Get updates from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) about the Eliot Parking Permit Plan and the Eliot Parking Task Force here:

Sign up for Eliot parking updates


History and timeline

  • 2018: Portland City Council approves new Parking Permit Pilot Program 
  • 2019: The Eliot Neighborhood Association requested an area parking permit program, but failed
  • 2021: As PBOT developed the Lloyd Event District, they reengaged with the Eliot Neighborhood Association about parking issues in Eliot
  • April 2022: PBOT proposes working on and coordinating between two new plans simultaneously: the Boise Parking Plan and the Eliot Parking Pilot Plan
  • June 2022: Boise and Eliot neighborhood associations agree to coordinated approach
  • August - September 2022: Eliot Parking Task Force recruitment
  • October 2022 - May 2023: Eliot Parking Task Force meets

Goals of parking management

The goal of parking management is to balance all the competing needs for on-street parking. Customers, commercial delivery drivers, and a growing population all need access to on-street parking.

Benefits of parking management include:

  • Better livability for residents
  • Better access to local businesses for customer and freight
  • Less congestion and carbon emissions
  • Better air quality and safety for everyone
  • Less illegal parking and fewer blocked driveways with regular enforcement