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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Regional Resources

Permitting: Portland Bureau of Transporation

Learn about street, parking, right of way permits, system development charges, and permitting updates

Business SmartTrips

SmartTrips information for businesses

Contracting with the Portland Bureau of Transportation

The Portland Bureau of Transportation contracts with the private sector to provide goods and services, professional and technical expertise and construction services

Garbage, Recycling & Composting

Bringing your business into compliance with the City's garbage, recycling & composting regulations

Sign & Awning Permits

Signs, awnings, banners and strobe lights located on private property and portable signs (commonly known as A-Boards) regardless of location are regulated by Title 32 (known as the sign code) of the Portland City Code.

Area Parking Permit Program (APPP)

Business information for the area parking permit program

Portland Business Handbook

Prosper Portland handbook for general questions about starting a business in Portland

Portland Community College Small Business Development Center

The CLIMB Small Business Development Center is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

City/County Boundaries

Use the link below or contact the Permit Center at 503-823-7310 to determine of in City of Portland, or call Multnomah County at 503-988-3043

Permits: Development Services

Links to permit information, site development and sanitation, commercial permits, facility permits, electrical permits and inspections

Tri-Met Tax

Payroll and Self-Employment Tax Information

Graffiti Removal

Office of Neighborhood Involvement - Graffiti Abatement program works with concerned neighbors and business owners to identify, report, and remove graffiti.

Multnomah County Business Information

Multnomah County business information, phone: (503) 823-4000

Doing Business with Prosper Portland

Prosper Portland supports regional change through housing, neighborhood revitalization and business retention, expansion and recruitment.

Business Services with Prosper Portland

Information targeted to business owners looking to start, expand, grow or locate in Portland