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Apply for a Community Event permit

The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Community Event permits to close streets, travel lanes, sidewalks, and parking spaces for events such as farmers markets, street fairs, cultural events, fundraisers and so much more!

Update related to Covid-19

PBOT’s Portland in the Streets team has temporarily paused our Community Events program in response to our current Covid-19 public health crisis. 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.

For the time being, this type of permit is being evaluated through our Healthy Businesses program, designed to give Portland businesses and community organizations the space they need to serve their neighbors, customers, clients, and community.

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To keep up to date on when the Community Events program might return, or learn about other Portland in the Streets programs: