Portland Smart Park - A Portland Shopper's Friend

The Portland Smart Park is another very cool way that the city has devised to boost the downtown economy and make shoppers very happy.

portland smart park

This uniquely Portland program consists of 7 city-owned parking garages around the downtown Portland area that can house over 4,000 cars, altogether. The idea is to offer you very low parking rates that are near shopping, restaurants, and other places that you would entertain themselves. 

You receive 2-hours of free parking from about 700 businesses with a qualifying $25 purchase in their stores. Go in, enjoy the time, buy some groovy stuff and get your parking validated. That just makes for a wonderful day. ;)

Here are the Portland SmartPark locations and their hours of operation:


Days Open


1st & Jefferson

Open 24/7

Open 24/7

3rd & Alder

Open 24/7

Open 24/7

4th & Yamhill

Open 24/7

Open 24/7

10th & Yamhill

Open 24/7

Open 24/7

O'Bryant Square



Naito & Davis



*Closed Sunday after Christmas until Saturday Market opens in March.

portland smart park map

Each garage varies a bit in rates, but you'll never pay more than $15 for a full-day of parking. The prices are $1.60 an hour for your first four hours. Minimum parking cost to you for over four hours can be found at the NW Naito and Davis SmartPark garage and will only run you $8. Now, if you're used to parking in larger cities, you can appreciate the value in that. 

For any questions you may have, contact the Office of Management and Finance at 503-823-5288. You can also get them by email at dlogsdon@ci.portland.or.us. 

The Rose City loves to keep locals and visitors coming back to the downtown area. This great way of parking in Portland Oregon is one of the many ways they do just that.

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