Restaurants and Bars Can Continue to Serve Customers on Pop-Up Patios This Winter
The Portland Bureau of Transportation has announced that it will allow those businesses to continue operating their outdoor pop-up patios through March 31. The agency’s Healthy Business permits, which it rolled out in May to allow food and beverage operators to set up dining areas in parking spaces and alleyways due to the pandemic, are still set to expire Nov. 1. However, restaurant and bar owners can apply for the Winter Healthy Business Program starting today. Both the application and the permit are free.