Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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Free summer term parking permit for 5 lucky winners who purchase a permit online!

Summer term online parking permit sales begin Tuesday, May 23.

Free Spring Term permit winners were: Claire T, Tylin B, Brandy R, Pamela B, Tara H, Brandon R, Jessica J, Nicole A, Sharon B, and Katharine Y.

Summer term parking dates

  • Online sales begin Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
  • Window sales at Student Account Services will begin Monday, June 19, 2017. Customers who purchase at the window are NOT eligible for the free permit drawing.
  • Discounted TriMet Student Select Passes will begin Thursday, June 15, 2017 and continue through Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

Permits required

In keeping with the college’s Transportation Demand Management Plan, any vehicle parked on a PCC campus or center must display a valid PCC parking permit. Permits are required when school is in session as based upon the academic calendar. Parking permits are not required on weekends, holidays or during the first week of each term. Permits are also not required in designated motorcycle parking areas or for off-campus classes.

Hourly parking permits may be purchased at various PCC pay stations located around the campuses and centers. Hourly permits are not valid in staff spaces.

Hourly parking:
Exact change or credit card required. Machines do not give change.
  • $2 for two hours
  • $3 for three hours
  • $4 for four hours
  • $5 for five or more hours
Term permits:
See pricing info for student permits

At the Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center, the Newberg Center, the Hillsboro Education Center and the Willow Creek Center, students do not need a permit to park. However, staff assigned to these centers must have a PCC parking permit.

Parking in the adjacent neighborhoods is not allowed.

Cascade underground garage

Approximately 150 parking spaces in the underground garage may be used by vehicles displaying a current PCC parking permit. Another 60 spaces in the garage may only be used by vehicles displaying an hourly or daily parking permit. Hourly or daily parking permits for use in the garage may be purchased from dispensers located in the garage. The parking garage will accommodate vehicles up to a maximum height of 7 feet 6 inches.

Other types of parking

Visitor parking

Visitors and guests must purchase and display a daily parking permit in order to park on PCC roadways and lots. These daily permits may be purchased at any campus pay station. Permits are not valid in areas set aside for staff parking.

Disabled parking

PCC temporary disability permits are available for students, employees and visitors who require special parking due to an accident or injury, such as a broken leg. To get this permit, students should work with Disability Services. Employees and visitors should work with the ADA Coordinator for the College.

If your request is approved you will be issued a temporary disabled parking permit to use in conjunction with your PCC parking permit. These permits (maximum one, two-week permit) will let you park in specially marked PCC temporary disability parking areas. This permit does not entitle you to park in state DMV disabled parking areas.

Trouble finding parking?

Additional parking options are available at Southeast, Cascade and Rock Creek.

Motorist assistance

In conjunction with the PCC Department of Public Safety, vehicle unlocks, battery jumps and escorts to and from your vehicle are available. For this service, dial extension 4902 from any campus phone.

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