Bureaus and offices
Promote readiness, coordinate response, and build resilience for Portland. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) develops and implements strategic planning, programs, and policies to continually advance the city's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.
Portland's parks, public places, natural areas, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self, and others. Portland's residents treasure and care for this legacy, building on the past to provide for future generations.
The Portland Housing Bureau works toward the vision that all Portlanders can find affordable homes and have equitable access to housing. To this end, PHB is tasked with developing citywide housing policy, increasing affordable housing, promoting stable homeownership, and managing resources.
The mission of the Office of Government Relations is to advance the City of Portland's legislative and intergovernmental policy objectives. The Office provides effective representation, strategic advice, and quality service to the City Council and all city bureaus.
The Office of Equity and Human Rights provides education and technical support to City staff and elected officials, leading to recognition and removal of systemic barriers to fair and just distribution of resources, access and opportunity, starting with issues of race and disability.
City Risk manages liability claims against the City. We administer workers' compensation & employee return to work. City Risk is self-insured and buys commercial insurance for risks not self-insured. Other services include worker safety, loss prevention, risk assessment & third-party subrogation.
We are the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents
The Archives and Records Management Division operates the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, making city administrative and historical records accessible to the public and City employees for research and inspection in accordance with Oregon's public records laws.
The Audit Services Division is the auditing branch of the elected City Auditor's Office. The Division's mission is to conduct performance and financial audits of City operations, and to make recommendations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and equity of City bureaus, offices and functions.
To lead the way in planning, developing, and operating sustainable public facilities that are efficient and well maintained. We are committed to developing high performance buildings that limit their environmental impact, contribute to Portland's character, and make Portland a better place.
The mission of the Auditor’s Office is to promote open and accountable government by providing independent and impartial reviews, access to public information, and services for City government and the public.
Supporting City livability goals by helping to finance infrastructure improvements, and supporting the regulatory efforts of other city bureaus. We use Charter-granted authority to assess property for local improvements, system development charges, and code violations.
Assists the public with election issues, such as running for City office or filing an initiative petition. Working with other governmental partners such as the Multnomah County Elections Division and the Oregon Secretary of State's Elections Division, the office oversees City elections.
The Levy is a City of Portland initiative that annually generates $19 million through a property tax of $0.4026 per $1,000 assessed valuation—about $60 a year for a home with an assessed value of $150,000. 95 cents of every dollar goes directly into proven children's programs throughout the city
Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
Office of Commissioner Nick Fish
Office of Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Office of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Office of Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty