Public Services

Duties of the Department
The Department of Public Services helps keep the City of Portland moving each day with many areas of responsibility. We collect your garbage and recycling, clear your streets of ice and snow in the winter, help maintain the city's sewer system, build your sidewalks, manage the city's traffic lights and street signage, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. Sundays on the Boulevard Resumes This Sunday, May 3!

    Following a successful inaugural season last year, the second season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start this Sunday, May 3, 2015. Baxter Boulevard, with one of the best views in Portland, will once again be transformed into an urban oasis... Read on...
  2. What Moves You? First Portland "Hub-Link" Transit Study Public Meeting on May 7th

    The City of Portland, in collaboration with local and regional transportation providers, is exploring options and opportunities to more effectively link its major transportation centers and downtown with express bus service. Read on...
  3. Installation of New Street Maintenance Parking Restriction Signs Underway

    Public Services is currently in the process of installing new street maintenance parking restriction signs in order to reduce the number of times that residents have to move their cars. Right now, parking is restricted on one side of every street... Read on...
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