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PBOT's Portland Public Street Plazas are community-oriented public spaces where business and community activities are clustered, using the full width or part of a city street Rather than just a place to pass through, these sections of city streets become neighborhood destinations.
Block Parties are a fun and easy way to build community and get to know your neighbors. Gather your neighbors to hold a Block Party in your street or turn the street over to the kids for play. With this free permit, you can host your event on your neighborhood street!
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), through the Portland in the Streets program, issues permits to place combined publication boxes in Portland's street space. Combined publication boxes display several publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.) in one location.
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!
Apply for Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit (September 2022 – December 2023 cycle). Steps to follow before applying, fee schedule, links to design guidance and permit conditions. Permit phasing out, to be replaced with new permanent Outdoor Dining program.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) encourages people to create new public space by closing a portion of the street to vehicles. Pedestrian plazas may occur on any street type that is next to or in close proximity to a partnering business or organization.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues "complex" temporary street use permits to close sidewalks, all types of travel lanes, or entire streets, and for reserving on-street parking needed for such closures, for things like construction, utility work, crane lifts, and tree trimming.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues banner permits over street spaces to promote various neighborhood and charitable events or occasions in the community. These may include farmers' markets, street fairs, and so much more.
The Temporary Street Use Permitting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can help you get a temporary permit to place a container (dropbox or storage container) in a parking space at the curb. Determine the type of permit you need below. Fees apply.
Find the permit that fits your situation and click on the appropriate application
The Temporary Street Use Permitting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can help you reserve on-street parking for residential or commercial moves, loading and unloading, construction, tree trimming, and other uses. Determine the type of permit you need below. Fees apply.
The Portland in the Streets team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues Spaces to Places permits to beautify, repurpose, and energize public spaces into social or cultural areas. These projects should be designed to be long-term and must be open to the public.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), through the Portland in the Streets program issues Special Event Permits to allow moving events on city streets or sidewalks. Types of events include marches, parades, athletic events, demonstrations, etc. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
Street paintings are large, decorative paintings installed directly on the street to beautify neighborhoods and build community.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
Before beginning any voluntary demolition or repair work in the pedestrian sidewalk corridor, you or your contractor must have a Minor Improvement Permit (MIP) from the Bureau of Transportation. Fees are between $60 and $200 per permit for 50-lineal feet of frontage repair.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program encourages people to adopt green spaces. The Stewardship Program is a partnership between PBOT and community partners. The community partner maintains the adopted space often adding perennials and native plants.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) may require traffic control for work in the public right-of-way. Equipment may be bought or rented. Here are basic examples of traffic control and a partial list of vendors in the Portland area. Vendor list does not indicate a preference.
A closer look at how the technical factors of topography and existing stormwater infrastructure influence new sidewalk construction with development. Reasons the city seeks alternative pedestrian connections in lower-density residential zones.
This page identifies commonly referenced design guidelines, standards and clearance requirements that influence how space is organized in the public right-of-way.
This page contains commonly referenced City code and administrative rules related to PBOT development and permitting processes. Chapters refer to city code and TRN refers to transportation administrative rules.
Use this page as a guide for your placemaking project. We list granting resources, how-to's, and placemaking case studies. The goal is to encourage Portland residents to energize and beautify their neighborhoods. We hope that you will find the resources found here to be useful.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) design requirements and conditions for current Healthy Businesses permit holders (September 2022 – December 2023 cycle). See updates below for information on draft guidelines for new permanent Outdoor Dining program, pending council approval.