Outdoor Dining Exception

Learn more about outdoor dining installation exceptions.

Exceptions will NOT be granted for the following safety issues:

  • Roof setbacks <50’
  • Intersection setbacks < 10’
  • Opaque enclosures

The exception process fee is $150.  This fee will be waived in the 2024 permit cycle as ARPA funds are available.

Applicants will be notified of a decision within 6 weeks from their application submittal.

Email the form and any supporting documents in PDF format to outdoordiningpdx@portlandoregon.gov

You may also hand-deliver requests to:

City of Portland – 1st Floor Reception

Attn: Portland in the Streets
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331
Portland, OR 97204