Learn about the Food Truck pilot program

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is piloting a Food Truck program in partnership with Suburban Events. The program provides permits for food trucks to park and vend on city streets.
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Background 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, PBOT’s Healthy Businesses program permitted mobile food trucks to operate within the city. However, food trucks were not included when the temporary Healthy Businesses program retired in 2023 and PBOT's permanent Outdoor Dining program launched. 

On Jan. 17, 2024, Portland City Council approved an ordinance allowing PBOT to permit food trucks in the Central City Plan District through 2025. If this pilot is successful, PBOT will propose a permanent program to council in the fall of 2025.


How it works 

PBOT has partnered with Suburban Events to coordinate the details of food truck placement and management.  

Food truck owners looking to join Suburban Events’ fleet are encouraged to fill out an interest form. Community members and businesses are also encouraged to fill out the interest form if they would like food trucks to serve their buildings and community spaces. A representative from Suburban Events will then work with the vendor, business owner, and PBOT to ensure the best and safest place for the trucks to park and vend on city streets. 


Visit current food truck host sites

You can visit our current city host sites at:  

  • NEW! Lloyd Center Tower, 825 NE Multnomah St Portland, OR, 97232
    • Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • NEW! Lownsdale Square Park, 350 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR, 97204
    • Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • PacWest Center, 1211 SW Fifth Ave., Portland, OR, 97204
    • Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • NV Apartments, 1261 NW Overton St., Portland, OR, 97209
    • Thursdays 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

A different truck will be present every day. 

Be sure to keep checking back as this list grows. For a complete list of sites, food truck days and hours, please visit the link below:

Food Truck Event Schedules | Suburban Events 


Propose a host site or join the fleet

Do you own a food truck that you want to share with Portlanders? Do you manage a property that could host a food truck? Click on one the links below to fill out a form with information about the site or your food truck. A representative from Suburban Events will respond to your inquiry.  

Host Site Interest Form

Food Truck Operator Interest Form


Sign up for updates

Interested in staying up-to-date on the Food Truck pilot program, including future sites and policy changes? Fill out the form below:

Subscribe to Food Truck pilot program updates 

If you are looking for daily food truck schedule updates and menus, Suburban Events will keep you updated on all things Food Truck. All you have to do is fill out the form below!

Subscribe to receive updates from specific Food Truck sites


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