The Portland Bureau of Transportation has eliminated the fee for a block party permit.
Portland Bureau of Transportation has also doubled the size of the Pink Barricade Lending Zone for 2018.
That means more Portland neighborhoods will be celebrating in their streets this spring, summer and fall with easy access to our pink block party barricades.
The original pilot project was launched in neighborhoods in East Portland with great success in 2017.
Portland residents in these neighborhoods told PBOT that the free Block Party permit and free barricade checkouts made hosting a block party a breeze. Many said that they plan to make block parties a new tradition, having connected with their neighbors in new, meaningful ways.
To keep this momentum going, PBOT has expanded the Pink Barricade Lending Zone by adding 26 neighborhoods in Southwest, North, and East Portland (see map above). This addition almost doubles the number of neighborhoods who can check out our bright and fun pink street barricades for free.