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, and the list goes on.
  1. Portland Launches Citywide Open Spaces Assessment & Comprehensive Planning Initiative

    The City of Portland, The Trust for Public Land, and Portland Trails announced today that they are joining forces to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative... Read on...
  2. Traffic Calming Measures Coming to Libbytown & Rosemont Neighborhoods

    Work set to begin week of July 21st or 28th on ten streets between Congress St. and Brighton Ave. The project is an effort to calm traffic on these neighborhood side roads. Read on...
  3. Free Concerts in City Parks this Summer!

    The City of Portland once again is pleased to partner with its sponsor organizations to announce the lineup for this year’s Summer in the Parks Concerts series. The concerts will be held throughout the city in July and August. All concerts are free! Read on...
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