Liquor License Notification
The Liquor License Neighborhood Notification Program is a program dedicated to facilitating strong relationships between community members and businesses and mitigating the livability concerns associated with the sale of liquor.
What does the program do?
ONI works collaboratively with state and city agencies, Neighborhood Associations, and community members to help ensure that licensed establishments do not unreasonably impact the community in a negative manner.
Liquor License recommendations - Collaborates with the Drugs and Vice Division of the Portland Police Bureau to provide a recommendation to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) on annual licenses proposed within Portland city limits. To learn more about the licensing process in Portland, view a copy of the Liquor License Recommendation Process - A Community Guide.
TIME PLACE AND MANNER CITY CODE CHANGES
On September 14th, Portland City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the City Code that addresses illegal activity at licensed establishments.
Add drug activity, weapon offenses, and prostitution to the list of illegal activity that the licensee can be held accountable for if it occurs on premise.
Change the timeline for a violation to occur to 3 nuisance activities in 60 days rather than the current threshold of 3 activities in 30 days.
Allow a violation to be issued in the event of a serious life threatening incident.
ALCOHOL IMPACT AREA
ALCOHOL IMPACT AREA (AIA) - The City of Portland Submitted a request for an Alcohol Impact area to be formally recognized by the OLCC. The matter is currently in rulemaking. If you have questions please contact Jennifer Huntsman, Rules Coordinator at the OLCC at 503-872-5004 or email@example.com.
On December 16th, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission unanimously voted to accept the City of Portland's Petition for rulemaking.
On November 1st and 8th,2011, the OLCC held Advisory Committee Meetings to further discuss the proposed language in the area.
As of January 2012, the issue is currently still being considered by the OLCC.
For more information please follow the link on the left side of this page.