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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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17.25.010 Permit Required.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 182870, effective June 3, 2009.)  Operating a Sidewalk Cafe on City sidewalks is unlawful without a permit.  No person shall conduct a business as herein defined without first obtaining a permit from the Bureau of Transportation and paying the fee therefor to the City of Portland.  It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a sidewalk cafe on any sidewalk within the City of Portland except as provided by this Chapter.