National Night Out is the first Tuesday in August of every year. It's a great time for a block party. Park permits are free for National Night Out parties sponsored by neighborhood associations. The Park Reservation phone number is (503) 823-2525.
For 2013, NNO parties will be registered through the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website:
More information about block parties can be found on the Office of Neighborhood Involvement website: http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=33907
New for 2013, people who want to close their street to have a block party should apply directly to PBOT for their street closure permit, rather than going through Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. The 2013 block party street closure application forms and instructions can be found on the Portland Bureau of Transportation website: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/306014>