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, issue permits for public parks and spaces, and the list goes on.
  1. Portland to Host International Stormwater Management Conference Next Week

    The International Low Impact Development Conference, a three-day event held in a different city around the country each year, will take place in Portland from August 29-31 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. The conference is attended by 300-500 engineers... Read on...
  2. Pavement Marking Program Enters Last Phase

    The City wants to advise the public that street restriping work is beginning its last phase the week of August 1st and will last approximately two weeks. Weather is a factor as the painting work cannot occur when the street is wet or during a rain event. Read on...
  3. July 28 Baxter Woods Pond Project Public Meeting Postponed

    The City of Portland Public Works Department would like to inform you that the Neighborhood Meeting that was scheduled to discuss the Baxter Woods Pond project on July 28, 2016 has been postponed indefinitely. Read on...
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