Land Use & Transportation Contacts and Resources

Property & Neighborhood Information:

Portland Maps: Provides comprehensive property specific information, relating to zoning, public services, natural resources and hazards, permits, census, and more. Additionally, the site shared neighborhood or city-wide data related to short term rentals, demolition permits, and more under the “Advanced” tab. Portland Maps shares current information – what exists now.

Portland Map App: The Map App presents City of Portland proposals for public consideration, comment, and on-record testimony. The Map App shares information about what will/can happen on your property and city-wide in the future. 

City Bureaus – Overview & How to Contact. The city is comprised a many bureaus, however those with authority over land use and transportation related issues are listed below.

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS): BPS is useful for getting zoning code, maps and information about comprehensive planning. BPS provides district liaisons and works on on-going planning projects, studies and district plans.

1900 SW 4tth Ave. -7th Floor. 503-823-7700

Bureau of Development Services (BDS): BDS implements the land use rules and code created by the BPS. BDS provides information on land uses, building permits, required processes and talk to a staff planner.

Zoning/Land Use: Information on current zoning, neighborhood land use reviews and frequently asked questions. Public notices first by coalition and then by neighborhood. This tells you what projects and proposals in your neighborhood need a land use review. Agendas for pre-application conferences, Planning Commission, Design Commission, Adjustment Committee, Hearings Officer, and Historic Landmarks Commission.

1900 SW 4th Avenue-1st Floor. Open Tues-F, 8:00 am to 3 pm 503-823-7300

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT): PBOT is in charge of transportation plans and projects, street maintenance operations and new infrastructure construction.

1120 SW 5th Ave. 503-823-5185

Bureau of Environmental Services (BES): BES handles citywide watershed management; wastewater treatment, sewer lines and stormwater projects

1120 SW 5th Ave. (Portland Building)  503-823-7740


Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI): ONI provides neighborhood and business associations and coalitions contact and meeting information, demographics, maps, general information on crime prevention and mediation services.

1221 SW 4th Ave. (City Hall) Rm. 110. 503-823-4519


Portland Prosper (previously Portland Development Commission (PDC)): Portland Prosper is responsible for ongoing economic development projects, urban renewal areas and the Main Street Program

222 NW 5th Ave. 503-823-3200

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR): PPR manages parks, natural areas, community centers, dog parks, pools, and other community activities.

1120 SW 5th Ave. 503-823-7529

Water Bureau: The Water Bureau INSERT

1120 SW 5th Ave. 503-823-7404

General City Information


Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)

800 NE Oregon, Salem.


The DLCD administers statewide land use management and policy regulations. Contains the Land Use Board of Appeals.


600 NE Grand Ave. 503-797-1700.

Metro is the regional government which oversees regional planning, waste management, regional parks and the Oregon Zoo.

Other Independent Resources

Architectural Heritage Center

701 SE Grand Ave. 503-231-7264

Useful resources for historic preservation, creation of historic districts,  and architectural enthusiasts.

Coalition for a Livable Future

107 SE Washington, Suite 239. 503-294-2889

The Coalition for a Livable Future unites over 90 diverse organizations and hundreds of individuals to promote healthy and sustainable communities. By connecting issues, people and organizations, CLF empowers communities to take action together to shape the big decisions affecting the Portland region’s future.

1000 Friends of Oregon

534 SW Third Avenue, Portland. 503-497-1000

1000 Friends of Oregon works with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural and scenic areas.