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Bureaus and offices

Archives & Records Management

Official organization name

Archives and Records Management Division

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.

Audit Services

Official organization name

Audit Services Division

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.

Children's Levy

Official organization name

Portland Children's Levy

The Levy is a City of Portland property tax initiative that annually generates $19 million toward proven programs that prepare children for school, support their success in and out of the classroom, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their well-being and school success.

City Attorney

Official organization name

Office of the City Attorney

We provide legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City offices and bureaus regarding their official capacities within City government.

City Budget

Official organization name

City Budget Office

The City Budget Office provides timely, accurate, and unfiltered information and analysis regarding budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal policy issues to the Mayor, Commissioners, City Auditor, City bureaus, and the public.

City Elections

Official organization name

City Elections Office

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.

Community & Civic Life

Official organization name

Office of Community and Civic Life

Promoting a culture of civic engagement by connecting and supporting all Portlanders working together and with government to build inclusive, safe and livable neighborhoods and communities.

Community Technology

Official organization name

Office for Community Technology

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Council Clerk and Contracts

Official organization name

Council Clerk and Contracts Division

The division's core functions are Council Clerk, central repository for City contracts, check disbursements, and maintain City Charter and Code.

Development Services

Official organization name

Bureau of Development Services

The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.

Emergency Communications (9-1-1)

Official organization name

Bureau of Emergency Communications

Our mission is to be the vital connection between the community and emergency service responders by answering 9-1-1 and non-emergency public safety calls, triaging for proper response, and dispatching appropriate resources.

Emergency Management

Official organization name

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

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.

Environmental Services

Official organization name

Bureau of Environmental Services

Environmental Services manages Portland's wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to protect public health and the environment.

Equity and Human Rights

Official organization name

Office of Equity and Human Rights

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.

Fire & Rescue

Official organization name

Portland Fire & Rescue

Portland Fire & Rescue proactively, safely, and aggressively protects life, property, and the environment.

Fire and Police Disability and Retirement

Official organization name

Fire and Police Disability and Retirement

We deliver peace of mind to our fire and police members and their survivors by providing disability and retirement benefits in a timely, compassionate and fiscally responsible manner.

Government Relations

Official organization name

Office of Government Relations

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.

Hearings

Official organization name

Hearings Office

The City's Hearings Office conducts impartial administrative hearings and renders decisions in Land Use Hearings, Code Hearings, Appeals of City Decisions, Towing Hearings, and other administrative matters.

The Hearings Office is part of the Auditor's Office.

Housing Bureau

Official organization name

Portland Housing Bureau

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.

Independent Police Review

Official organization name

Independent Police Review

The City Auditor's Independent Police Review provides impartial oversight of police conduct, practices, and policies to increase accountability and public trust.

Management and Finance

Official organization name

Office of Management and Finance

Our mission is to be a trusted partner, creating smart solutions for the City and our community.

Ombudsman

Official organization name

Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is your Rose City watchdog. We are here to make sure City government treats Portland residents and businesses fairly. We investigate complaints and identify ways to resolve them. As part of the City Auditor’s Office, we’re independent and impartial.

Open and Accountable Elections

Official organization name

Open and Accountable Elections

The Open and Accountable Elections program seeks to reduce the influence of money in politics and encourage election of people to City office who are reflective of and accountable to all Portlanders.

Parks & Recreation

Official organization name

Portland Parks & Recreation

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.

Planning and Sustainability

Official organization name

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places, and plan for a resilient future.

Police

Official organization name

Portland Police Bureau

The mission of the Portland Police Bureau is to reduce crime and the fear of crime. We work with all community members to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property and promote individual responsibility and community commitment.

Prosper Portland

Official organization name

Prosper Portland

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

Transportation

Official organization name

Portland Bureau of Transportation

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving.

Water

Official organization name

Portland Water Bureau

The City of Portland Water Bureau serves water to nearly a quarter of all Oregonians. We’re committed to great water sources, public health, community relationships, and planning ahead. Our mission is to serve excellent water every minute of every day.