PORTLAND, Ore– The Portland City Council unanimously the ordinance that increases the cost of parking meters in the event district by Providence park from $1.60 an hour to $4.00 and hour. Starting February 26th the $4.00 per hour rate kicks in 3 hours before any games and stays that way for 3 hours after.
The second ordinance would make changes to the definitions of long term and short term parking. This would also end re-plugging meters.
The city, residents, and members of the business community have concerns over parking congestion. PBOT, The Portland Bureau Of Transportation suggests mass transit is the better option on event days.