Apply Host a Block Party

Block parties are a great way to connect with neighbors and the Community Safety Division at the Portland Office of Management & Finance is now accepting applications for Party On, Portland (POP)!. POP! takes place Tuesday, August 1-Monday, August 14 and allows neighbors to shut down local traffic service streets and receive waivers on noise variance permits for block parties. Throw a party for all your friends’ pets, host a marathon of all your favorite movies, challenge your neighbors to a chili cook-off, see who has the best moves with an all-ability dance party and just about any other kind of event you can imagine. 

Apply by Friday, June 23 at, providing your contact information and details about the event that you are organizing. The form includes information about obtaining a street closure permit and noise variance (for events with amplified sound including above average levels from voices, music, games/events, etc.).

In addition to hosting events on neighborhood streets, there is also an option to organize an event at a city park (these may require additional fees or permits), receive advertising support for your event and request a visit from city safety partners (park ranger, PPB officer, firefighter and more). 

Portland Parks & Recreation will also allow one free event permit per neighborhood association during this time. Park fee waivers are for events sponsored by neighborhood associations only, once per year.

Questions about the POP! Program can be directed to King Tran at or 971.235.9001.

Apply Host a Block Party

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