City of Portland Permits

Sidewalk or Street Closures

For special events like fun runs/walks, bike races, parades, etc.

Contact:
Allison Madsen
Allison.madsen@portlandoregon.gov
503.865.2482

Portland Fire Marshal’s Office

Portland Bureau of Transportation

For street use permits, traffic control plans, etc.

Contact:
Kristan Alldrin
pbotcommunityevent@portlandoregon.gov
503.823.7073

Motorcoach Parking

Contact:
Kelly Sills
Kelly.sills@portlandoregon.gov
503.823.5027

City of Portland Event Venues

Director Park

Director Park is an intimate venue with an urban vibe and an artistic feel, making it ideal for a variety of mid-size and smaller events. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, it is designed in the style of a European piazza with moveable café tables and chairs.

Contact:
Alicia Hammock
Alicia.hammock@portlandoregon.gov
503.729.0332

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Pioneer Courthouse Square is one of Portland’s leading outdoor venues, hosting over 300 events each year. The square is a full-service venue with on-site services including equipment, sound, lighting, labor and public relations support.

Contact:
Lindsay Gay
503.223.1613
Lindsay@thesquarePDX.org

Food & Beverage Licenses

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Temporary Sale License (TSL)

This license is required for any event where alcohol is being sold directly or through an entry/ticket fee. If you are working with a venue’s preferred caterer, you will likely NOT need to apply for the TSL. Contact your caterer for more information.

Contact:
Marialana LeClair
503.872.5105

Other OLCC Forms

Multnomah County Environmental Health