Free Parking With Parking Kitty

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It’s the meowest wonderful time of the year! Find the purrfect gift for your loved ones by supporting small businesses and shopping local this holiday season, thanks to the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) special Parking Kitty deal in Portland’s parking districts. When Portlanders spend $25 or more at a participating business, they'll receive a Parking Kitty voucher for up to 2 hours of free, on-street parking. Pounce on this deal! This promotion runs from Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 through Jan. 1, 2022. Vouchers are valid until Jan. 31, 2022.

Portland’s four primary parking districts--Downtown, Northwest Portland, Central Eastside, and Lloyd--feature a wide variety of unique local businesses. Visit to find them by location, category, and shopping options. Follow @PBOTinfo on Twitter and Instagram for the latest posts by businesses offering the Parking Kitty promotion.

Parking Kitty, Portland’s official mobile parking app, allows you to pay for parking directly from your phone. Customers with vouchers can apply the discount to their current active Parking Kitty session or use it in the future.

Don’t spend extra time in the rain paying at the meter. Use Parking Kitty to pay and you’re on your way. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the benefits of this safe, no-touch option are even greater than ever.

Thanksgiving Day parking information

All SmartPark garages will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopening Friday, Nov. 26 at 12:01 a.m. On-street parking meters are free on Thanksgiving Day, while regular parking rates apply Friday through Sunday. PBOT offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 26.

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. Learn more at

Source: Portland Bureau of Transportation

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