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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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Event Permitting

Event Permitting > Portland in the Streets Program

What We Do

  • Through the Portland in the Streets Program, you can activate a public space for your community project.
  • Our community-use programs encourage Portland residents to activate public spaces (streets, sidewalks, under-utilized spaces) for small and large community gatherings.
  • We are available to help and guide you through the permitting process.  Please visit the individual landing program pages below for more information.

Community Toolkit

Visit our Community Toolkit page for granting and community resources to help you launch your project!



Play Streets permitting    Community Event permitting

Farmers Market permitting    Sidewalk Café permitting

Street Seats permitting    Spaces to Places permitting

Parades permitting    Cross Street Banner permitting

Block Party permitting    Vending Carts permitting

Creative Crosswalks permitting    Pedestrian Plaza permitting

Adopt a Landscape permitting    Intersection Painting permit

Street Prototyping permitting    Portland Pathways permitting

Sign Topper program    PARK(ing) Day

Publication Boxes permitting


Events Calendar

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Community Events

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.

Special Events

Permitting street and/or sidewalk events such as runs, walks, marches, parades or bicycles races.

Street Seats

Street Seats is a program of the Portland Bureau of Transportation that allows 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.