The City of Portland has implemented a new parking meter program that uses kiosks that accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover debit / credit cards as well as Dollar coins, Quarters, Dimes and Nickels. They are Solar Powered , PCI compliant and dispenses receipts. After parking their car, motorists will walk to the pay station and pay for the desired amount of parking (A one hour minimum applies for credit cards) then push the green button to print a receipt. The receipt should then be displayed face up inside the vehicle on the dashboard. The receipt will identify the date, amount of parking time purchased and when the parking time expires. Parking receipts purchased at the new parking stations can be used at all metered spots in the city.
Where Are the Multi-space Meter / Pay Stations Located?
Click here for a map of the Multi-Space / Pay and Display Parking Locations
Rates: Click here
How Do I Find The Multi-Space Meter?
New Signs will be placed on blocks that have the Multi-Space Parking Meter / Pay Stations. The Sign below on the left will be located at the ends of the blocks with directional arrows pointing to where the machines are located. The sign on the right will be located directly next to each Pay Station.
Advantages of the new Multi-Space Meter / Pay Stations:
How Do I Use the New Meter’s?
It’s as simple as 1,2,3! Look for these placards on the face of the Parking Meter / Pay Station
Receipt is to be placed visibly on dashboard face up.
(Remove old receipt from dashboard)
What If I Paid For More Time Then I Need?
Parking Meter / Pay Station receipts can be used at ANY City metered space. If you paid for 2 hours but only used 30 minutes, you can drive to any other meter in the City and park while the receipt is still valid. The time limit restrictions still apply, so don’t stay in any space longer than the posted time.
What if a meter doesn’t work?
You can purchase time from another working unit nearby. If there is a problem with the meter, it communicates electronically with the city personal. A malfunctioning coin or card slot will display across the screen telling you to use appropriate payment slot.
To Report Meter Issues Contact The Parking Division At: