(Amended by Ord. No. 165594, July 8, 1992.) All persons parking a vehicle in
the City of Portland must comply with the following rules in addition to any
rules mandated by a parking zone, permit, or district, unless specifically
directed otherwise by this Title, a traffic control device or an authorized
A. Emergency vehicles may stop or park in any manner necessary at any
time while serving an emergency.
B. No person may park or stop a vehicle other than in the direction of
C. When parking spaces are designated on a street with parking space
markings, the vehicle must be parked in such a manner that the entire vehicle is
located within official parking space markings.
D. When parking spaces are not designated on a street with parking
space markings and when angle parking is not lawful, the vehicle must be parked
in such a manner that both the front and rear tires closest to the curb or curb
line are located not more than 1 foot from the curb or curb line.
A two or three wheeled vehicle may park at an angle or perpendicular to
traffic flow if its tire closest to the curb or curb line is located not more
than one foot from the curb or curb line and the vehicle does not extend more
than eight feet from the curb or curb line.
E. The operator who first begins maneuvering a motor vehicle into a
vacant parking space on a street or public lot has priority to park in that
space, and no other vehicle operator or person may attempt to interfere.
F. When the operator of a vehicle discovers the vehicle is parked
adjacent to a building to which the fire department has been summoned, the
operator must immediately remove the vehicle from the area unless directed
otherwise by police or fire officers.