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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Block Parties

Thank you for your interest in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Block Party program. Unfortunately, due to our current state of emergency related to Covid-19, PBOT is not issuing block party permits at this time. 

The health and safety of Portlanders is our highest priority. PBOT’s decision to temporarily suspend our block party program is based on consultation with local, state, and federal health authorities and what we know currently about the spread of Covid-19. These temporary changes also allow permitting staff to focus on supporting core essential services that keep our city moving. 

We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope to resume our regularly scheduled work throughout our many permitting programs when the situation improves.  

To keep up to date on block parties, and all other Portland in the Streets programs at PBOT, subscribe to our newsletter.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our staff at (503) 823-4003 or 

Our permitting staff are working remotely to help customers. Emails and voice messages are checked regularly and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

We have moved to the new City of Portland website

Learn more and apply for a block party permit at:




Block Party Insurance

Insurance is OPTIONAL for this type of street closure permit. You may want to insure your event through one of the options listed on this page.

How to Apply for Your Block Party Permit

A step-by-step by guide for applying for a block party permit in Portland.

Other Permits

Turn your block party into a street painting project, apply for a noise variance and get info on National Night Out.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions about PBOT's block party program

Block Party Ideas

Inspiration, ideas, games and more for you to use at your next block party.