Public Works

Duties of the Department

The Department of Public Works 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. ‘Sundays on the Boulevard’ Starts Again Sunday, May 7

    The fourth season of Sundays on the Boulevard will start on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Baxter Boulevard will be closed to cars on Sundays from May 7 through September 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00PM, from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park. Read on...
  2. Forest Avenue Detention Area Construction Notice

    The City would like to notify you of an upcoming project on Forest Avenue near Baxter Woods. The intent of the project is to modify an existing drainage inlet which currently drains into our combined sewer system within Forest Avenue. Read on...
  3. Deering Street Sewer Separation continues

    Public Works would like to update you on the status and activities regarding the Deering Street project. As a reminder, this project will separate the existing combined sewer in the street and is related to the City’s Clean Water Act compliance goals. Read on...
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