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COVID-19 Risk Level for Multnomah County: Lower Risk
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Regional chlorine shortage: Portland water remains safe to drink

A regional chlorine shortage has disrupted supplies. The Portland Water Bureau is monitoring the situation and evaluating our supplies and procedures. Get updates.

Apply for a Block Party permit

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The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues free Block Party permits for residents to close their street for fun parties with their neighbors.

Update related to Covid-19

PBOT’s Portland in the Streets team paused our Block Party program in response to the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis. Please visit our Healthy Blocks program instead to see what options are available starting June 2021:

What is a Healthy Blocks permit?

As always, we remain committed to all the ways we use our public space for community building and connection, even if we can’t do what we normally do.

To keep up to date on this and other Portland in the Streets programs:


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