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News Release: Downtown shoppers encouraged to use SmartPark garages for Thanksgiving holiday weekend

No charge for on-street parking at meters on Thanksgiving Day

(Nov. 24, 2015) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises visitors to Downtown Portland for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend that five of the six SmartPark garages will close at 11 p.m. on Wednesday for Thanksgiving Day and reopen at 5 p.m. on Thursday, to accommodate holiday shoppers.

The O’Bryant Square SmartPark garage will close at its normal time, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and reopen at its normal time, 6:30 a.m. on Friday.

On-street parking meters will not charge for parking on Thanksgiving Day, per City Code, but regular parking rates will apply Friday through Sunday. On Friday, on-street parking will not be allowed along the Macy’s Holiday Parade route from 6 to 11 a.m., and meters along the route will not accept payment during those hours.

SmartPark garages will re-open for Friday according to the following schedule and then will operate according to regular business hours:

SmartPark garage locations to open at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26:
3rd & Alder - SW 3rd Avenue and Alder Street
4th & Yamhill - SW 4th Avenue and Yamhill Street
10th & Yamhill - SW 10th Avenue and Yamhill Street
1st & Jefferson - SW 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street
Naito & Davis - NW Naito Parkway and Davis Street

PBOT’s SmartPark garages are normally open 24 hours, seven days a week, except for the O’Bryant Square garage, which operates 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The six PBOT SmartPark parking garages include nearly 4,000 public parking spaces and serve shoppers, business clients and visitors to Downtown Portland. The public should contact Central Parking at (503) 790-9302 for questions related to SmartPark garage operating hours or visit


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.