Services, guides, and information

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues free block party permits through the Portland in the Streets program. Residents can close their street for fun parties with their neighbors.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) throught the Portland in the Streets program issues permits to place combined publication boxes in Portland's street space. Combined publication boxes display several publications (newspapers, magazines, etc.) in one location.
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Portland in the Streets issues community event permits to close streets, travel lanes, sidewalks, and parking spaces for events such as farmer's markets, street fairs, cultural events, fundraisers and so much more!
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues PARK(ing) Day permits to allow residents, designers, businesses, students, community organizations and artists to temporarily transform parking spaces into public spaces. This international event takes place the third Friday in September.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) encourages people to create new public space by closing a portion of the street to vehicles. Pedestrian plazas may occur on any street type that is next to or in close proximity to a partnering business or organization.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues banner permits over street spaces to promote various neighborhood and charitable events or occasions in the community. These may include farmers' markets, street fairs, and so much more.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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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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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program issues permits to beautify, re-purpose, and energize public spaces into social or cultural areas. These projects should be designed to be long-term. They must be open to the public.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), through the Portland in the Streets program issues Special Event Permits to allow moving events on city streets or sidewalks. Types of events include marches, parades, athletic events, demonstrations, etc. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
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Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues permits for paintings on the road. Part of the Portland in the Streets program, these street paintings are a great Portland tradition that bring neighborhoods together and encourage neighbors to get to know each other.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)’s Portland in the Streets program issues Street Seat Permits for structures or platforms built in on-street parking spaces to help activate the public space. You can use them as additional seating for your restaurant or for public use.
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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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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) through the Portland in the Streets program encourages people to adopt green spaces. The Stewardship Program is a partnership between PBOT and community partners. The community partner maintains the adopted space often adding perennials and native plants.
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How to apply for an exception to the driveway standards of 17.28.110.
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Information on Driveway Permits for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
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Standards for Driveway access for rights-of-way controlled by the City of Portland.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Play Streets pilot program turns neighborhood streets into pop-up community hubs for multigenerational socializing, play, and physical activity.
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Explains the process for a public works alternative review.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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Overview of how to determine what street and sidewalk improvements will be triggered as part of a development proposal. Improvement requirements can be triggered by Land Use Reviews or Building Permits.
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The Temporary Street Use Permitting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues permits for temporary use of the public right of way, including parking, sidewalk, lane and street closures. Permits are issued as per Title 16, 17 and 24 of Portland City Code.
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This page contains the forms used to determine the scope of transportation analyses that may be required as part of a land use or building permit application.
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TRN 1.22 establishes the situations in which the City will accept the existing sidewalk configuration as the standard for the block length. This page is intended to explain the policy in a step by step manner to assist property owners in determining if this policy applies to their property.
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PBOT's process for reviewing potential electric utility vaults (UV) or structures for the benefit of the adjacent property owner within the public ROW.