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Posted on: November 30, 2015

Public Health to Offer No-Cost HIV Testing in Honor of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a global celebration held annually, for the last 27 years on December 1st. It is dedicated to raising awareness of the pandemic caused by the spread of HIV, and to remember and mourn those who have died from this disease. In honor of Wor...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Portland Development Corporation & City to Honor Local Businesses

Three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) tomorrow evening at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality. The award recipients...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

City to Offer One Final Curbside Leaf Collection Day on Saturday, December 5


Due to leaves falling later this year, and the number leaf bags remaining curbside, the City of Portland’s curbside leaf bags collection program will hold one final day of curbside collection. The pick-up will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015, reg...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2015

City Gears Up for Winter Season, Reminds Residents of Winter Operations

The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road and more than 100 miles of sidewalks during and following snow storms.

During the winter months, the Public Works Dispatch offi...Read on...

Winter Operations Info
Posted on: November 13, 2015

City Releases RFP Seeking Fiber Optic Connectivity for New Canco Road Facilities & Open Network

Update: RFP due date/pre-proposal meeting are postponed to a future as-yet unknown date.

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Caring for An Older Adult? Need a Break? Let the Barron Center Help!

Caring for an older adult? Need a break? Let the Barron Center help with its Adult Day Programs, which offer a lower-cost alternative to in-home care, with the added benefit of socializing with friends. There are two separate programs - one designed espec...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2015

City Releases RFP Seeking Fiber Optic Connectivity for New Canco Road Facilities & Open Network

The City of Portland has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking fiber optic connectivity to its new Canco Road facilities. The City maintains a fiber optic INET (institutional network), which provides connectivity to all City and School buildings,...Read on...

RFP/Bid Info
Posted on: November 3, 2015

Official 2015 Municipal and State Election Results

The official 2015 state and municipal election results for all candidates can be found here and for referendum questions can be found here.

These results are unofficial until certified by the City Clerk. Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2015

City Names New Public Health Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Toho Soma as the new Director of Public Health. After an extensive interview process, Mr. Soma was chosen by Dawn Stiles, Director of the Health & Human Services Department, to fulfill the role...Read on...

Public Health Division
Posted on: October 27, 2015

Second Bayside Public Workshop Held

Last month, Bayside residents and business owners provided the City of Portland with more than 150 suggestions on how to make changes to Bayside’s street configurations, on-street parking, transit, land use and bike and pedestrian connectivity. Those sugg...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

City Sends Out Sample Stormwater Bills Ahead of January 1st Service Charge Implementation

The City of Portland wants to alert citizens that sample stormwater bills were sent out last month in order to allow people time to prepare ahead of the January 1, 2016 implementation of the new stormwater service charge ordinance. The new stormwater serv...Read on...

Stormwater Service Charge
Posted on: October 20, 2015

DeLuca Named New Recreation & Facilities Management Director

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has named Sally DeLuca as the new Director of Recreation & Facilities Management. After an exhaustive interview process, Ms. DeLuca was chosen by City Manager Jon Jennings to fulfill the role. Most recen...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Mayor Accepts U.S. Transportation Secretary's Challenge

Mayor Michael Brennan recently accepted the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's 'Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets' effort, which challenges city leaders to raise the bar for bicyclist and pedestrian safety. Natio...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

MiDTOWN Project to Break Ground by End of Year

The City of Portland and The Federated Companies are pleased to announce today that the MiDTOWN project is expected to break ground by the end of this year. The two parties have reached an agreement in order to move the Bayside project – which consists of...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

City Manager Appoints Acting Fire Chief

Portland City Manager Jon Jennings today announced that Assistant Fire Chief David Jackson will assume the duties of Acting Fire Chief on October 20 while a search for a new fire chief is performed. Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria announced earlier this week th...Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: September 24, 2015

New Planning Director Hired

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Stuart “Tuck” O’Brien as its Planning Division Director. Mr. O’Brien will begin work in mid-October and will be responsible for leading a department of 11 that manages and reviews comprehensive...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

City Thanks Community Partner for Fulfilling Vaccine Needs

The City of Portland’s Public Health division today joined the Portland Community Health Center to thank local pharmacy, Apothecary By Design, for stepping up and covering the much needed doses of the influenza vaccine for uninsured or underinsured adults...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

City Hires Housing Safety Administrator

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Art Howe as its Housing Safety Administrator, who will oversee the city’s new Housing Safety Office. He will begin work on September 28. The City Council approved the creation of the office on ...Read on...

Posted on: September 10, 2015

City Announces New Blue Trash Bag Amnesty Policy

The Portland City Council approved a new amnesty policy for blue trash bags at its meeting last night. Citizens can continue to use them until they no longer have any. Previously, the blue trash bags were only to be accepted through October 4, 2015.

...Read on...

Purple Trash Bags Info
Posted on: September 10, 2015

Citizens Can Now Pay Property Taxes Online

The City of Portland is pleased to announce that citizens can now pay property taxes online via MuniciPay using a credit card or an electronic check payment. Any account that is current and not past due can pay real estate, personal property, and downtown...Read on...

Pay Property Taxes Online
Posted on: September 4, 2015

Visiting Portland's Parks? Say Hi to the New Year-Round Park Ranger!

The City of Portland’s new full-time, year-round park ranger is now on patrol providing public outreach and education, as well as ordinance enforcement, to citizens who utilize Portland’s plethora of parks. Paige Button began her work as Park Ranger on Au...Read on...

Portland Park Ranger Facebook Page
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Want a Stormwater Service Charge Credit? Apply Now!

In advance of the new stormwater service charge ordinance, which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, citizens can now start requesting stormwater credits via an application process. The City is beginning a soft launch of reviewing and accepting the credi...Read on...

Stormwater Service Charge Website & Credit Info
Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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