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Commissioner Mapps brings Outdoor Dining Program to City Council with strong business community support

With City Council approval, businesses could start to apply in October for permits for 2024 under the permanent Outdoor Dining Program

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New Healthy Businesses application is now open

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. PBOT is now accepting applications for the next permit cycle, Sept. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2023.

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Major changes coming to PBOT Healthy Businesses program

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. The program will continue after Aug. 31 with some changes, including new fees.

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PBOT News Release: PBOT extends Healthy Businesses, Portland Public Street Plazas programs to help Portlanders continue to embrace public space after the COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, PBOT created two new programs that provided critical, urgently needed outdoor space for business use and community gatherings. Operation in the streets beyond this summer is contingent on City Council funding in the upcoming 2022-23 budget.

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PBOT’s Healthy Businesses permit program to continue waiving fees through June 2022

Good news for small business owners and their customers! Thanks to Portland City Council and the American Rescue Plan, permits through the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses program will continue to be FREE through June 30, 2022.

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News Release: PBOT continues popular, free Healthy Businesses permit program for summer 2021

Findings show the Healthy Businesses program has been key to survival of Portland businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic with over 1,000 permits issued since the program’s inception in May 2020

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News Blog: Atlas Pizza bounces back with PBOT's Healthy Businesses Permit

Atlas itself “wouldn’t have survived” without the ability to serve pizza outside on Foster, with the help of a Healthy Businesses Permit from the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).

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News Release: Winter Healthy Businesses Program will help Portlanders dine, shop outdoors safely this winter

Starting today, businesses can apply for free winter permits to use street space for physical distancing, Nov. 1 through March 31, 2021

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News Release: Street Plazas come to life on N Denver Avenue and SE Clinton Street as part of PBOT’s Healthy Businesses Permit Program

New street plazas are popping up in Portland this month as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit program, which allows for temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely during the Covid-19 public health crisis

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation launches the Safe Streets|Healthy Businesses program to help local businesses operate safely as Portland gradually reopens 

Program makes it simple for businesses to apply to use space on sidewalks and streets to make physical distancing easier for customers and staff Bureau also releases strategic framework for adapting streets as city restarts public life.

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