Graffiti / Garbage Cleanup
In addition to the monthly "Delitter Arbor Lodge" events where neighbors partner with SOVLE to help clean up litter in the neighborhood, there are other resources available to help.
For trash removal related to camps, file a campsite report. This will automatically create a work assignment for Central City Concern's Clean Start crew to come by and assist with garbage removal. This crew has lived experience, and they will not remove anything identified as personal property.
Choose one of these options to report garbage because of a nearby encampment:
PDX Reporter: Go to: https://pdxreporter.org and select "Campsite Reporting" from the main menu.
Calling Information & Referral: 503-823-4000
Other Illegal Dumping
For other illegal dumping in public spaces (not related to camps):
File a report with Metro's RID Patrol
Residential Trash Removal
For your residential trash removal:
Sign up for Garbage Day Reminders
Graffiti You Discover
If you discover graffiti in the neighborhood, please take a picture and report it. Note: Do not attempt to remove graffiti from official street signs as it may damage the reflective film on the sign.
To report graffiti, go to the Portland.gov - Report Graffiti page or call 311
Graffiti on Your Business or Property
If your business or property is tagged with graffiti
The city may provide graffiti removal assistance
You may be able to check out a free graffiti removal kit
If you don't qualify for city assistance, consider using a paid contractor for graffiti removal:
Portland United Graffiti Removal: Call at 503-764-8355
Portland Graffiti Removal: Reach out to them at 971-678-5249
Graffiti Removal Services: Contact them at 916-233-7739
Small Business Repair Grants
The Local Small Business Repair Grants program offers emergency funding support of up to $10,000 to local small businesses in the city that have suffered physical damage due to vandalism, such as broken windows, graffiti, or sign damage. These grants aim to help eligible businesses stay open and contribute to a better street environment. Prosper Portland administers the grants on a reimbursement basis with no matching requirement.