Planning Events in Portland

City Permits and Licenses

The resources and contacts below will help you plan special events in Portland.

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

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

General inquiries:
503.988.3400
foodsafety@multco.us