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1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
The Portland Bureau of Transportation prioritizes people by encouraging the use of the right-of-way for community gathering spaces, placemaking and programming. The Livable Streets strategy was developed by a Stakeholder committee tasked with supporting community building through recommendations to the Portland in the Streets program team. Check out the Livable Streets Strategy to learn more about what drives our programs and how we are going to move the dial on placemaking in Portland.
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Do you want to host a community building project or event in your neighborhood but your not sure which permit you need? Fill out our Idea Form online or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll work with you to get your idea through the permitting process.
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Permitting street and/or sidewalk events such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycles races.
Community event street closure permits are intended to build a sense of community. Permits are issued to businesses and non-profit organizations. For-profit businesses must have a non-profit affiliated with the event in order to be eligible for a permit.
Block parties are small-scale events that close one to four blocks of a local service residential street for small scale gatherings.
Sidewalk Cafe permit application packet
Regulations for selling items from a vehicle on a public street.
Street Seats allow businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park, also called a parklet.