The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has launched the Safe Streets Initiative in response to the Covid-19 public health crisis. Part of this initiative is a Business Toolkit, including permits, that allow temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely.
Part of PBOT's Safe Streets Initiative, the Business Toolkit is intended to help businesses and organizations meet the requirements for physical distancing to limit the spread of Covid-19. PBOT recognizes that sidewalks and streets play an important role in providing space for people to safely access goods and services. Part of this toolkit is the Healthy Businesses permit for larger use of the public right-of-way, with ongoing guidance from state and county health officials.
This program is contingent on Multnomah County remaining in Phase 1 of reopening. Permits are temporary and revocable.