Services and Information for Business

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, and this Healthy Businesses permit, which helps businesses use more public space to conduct business safely.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Sidewalk Café Permits to allow businesses to place tables and seating on the public sidewalk. Businesses must sell food and beverages to apply for a sidewalk café permit.
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Vendors and promoters doing business over a very limited term, may apply for a license using the form below.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues Vending Cart permits to allow vendors to sell food or merchandise using a small mobile cart. Vendors with a permit can vend at specific locations on the public sidewalk.
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Under specific situations outlined in the policy and the Administrative Rules, a rental unit may be eligible for an exemption from mandatory renter relocation assistance. Carefully review the exemption criteria and administrative rules before applying. See 90-day Executive Order, effective 4/1/2020.
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If you sold your business, changed your tax entity, or stopped your business activity in either Portland or Multnomah County, you must notify the Revenue Division.
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Labor Relations provides advice, counsel and training to bureau managers and supervisors on a range of Labor and Employment related issues and challenges.
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What is fair housing? Learn about the federal, state, and local laws that protect people from illegal housing discrimination.
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Create electronic printing service requests and submit them to P&D. At this time, online ordering for credit card and cash sales is not available at our physical print shop, only approved purchase orders. Please come by in person to place your order, otherwise.
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Help us co-create Portland Sunday Parkways by taking this short survey.
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Have questions about rentership policy and regulations in Portland, such as Mandatory Relocation Assistance? Contact the RSO Helpdesk. We provide general information on tenant-landlord law, renter protections, referrals to community agencies, and resources for legal help and other direct services.
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Applications for a City marijuana regulatory license must be submitted via an in-person appointment.
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Portland's sports, arts and entertainment venues support the local economy and they offer residents and visitors a place to have fun, whether that means being able to enjoy a Broadway show or cheer on the Trail Blazers at an NBA game.
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The State of Housing in Portland report is published annually to provide stakeholders and policy makers with a comprehensive look at Portland’s housing market by neighborhood, housing type, and affordability using the latest available data.
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Veterans Memorial Coliseum brings sports, concerts and events to the Rose Quarter
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, including permits, that allow temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely.