Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design.

Did You Know?

  • BPS staff have served on Venture Portland’s ‘What’s Your District Worth’ expert panels and Venture Portland staff serve on BPS’s Mixed Use Zoning and Budget Advisory Committees.
  • Since 1990, BPS has cut total carbon emissions in Portland by 14% despite a 30% population increase.
  • In 2014, BPS recycled over 491,000 tons of materials and maintained a 70% overall recycling rate.