Traffic Safety & Neighborhood Livability phone number (almost any concern)
This is a phone number any citizen can use and we’re hoping people will use it liberally. For example, if a dumpster is blocking the roadway. If you stand on Glisan and 20 cars pass you before you can cross. If there is a pothole. If a traffic signal is out. If there is a safety issue or concern of almost any type, this is the number. They track your call and respond to you fairly quickly in my experience. The City of Portland keeps stats on the number of phone calls, i.e. the number of complaints. Then, when there are problems in the area, they run the stats and see if the numbers add up. Every time you report a problem, no matter how small it seems, you are helping build a record of what happens in our neighborhood.