EVENTS ON PORT PROPERTIES
A Special Event or use is defined as any activity that attracts people to a specific location for an event or gathering that involves more than visiting or routine use by the public at large for commercial or other purposes. Special Events hosted on Port of Hood River properties require an Event Special Use Permit issued by the Port and may also require permits from the City of Hood River and other regulatory agencies.
The Port in its sole discretion, will consider public spaces for Special Events and uses based on an evaluation of availability of Port properties, as well as the nature and duration of the proposed use. Events must not overly restrict access for the general public or interfere with Port business operations.
Requests must be made at least 60 days in advance of your event. To begin the process please review the event rules and regulations, fees and requirements HERE.
Next, please fill out and submit the Proposal for Event form shown below.
Once we receive your application for the Special Use Event Permit the Port Staff will review for approval. If approved, we will contact you with the next steps required to move forward. If denied, you will receive a courtesy email. The permit may require approval from the Port Executive Director or Commission.
If the event involves the public, a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $1 million naming the Port of Hood River as additional insured is required as well as Special Event Application.
Any organization or individual requesting to use our parks or facility that invites vendors to participate in an event will assume all responsibility for the vendors. The Port of Hood River will not be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused or relating to the vendor.
If a private group requesting to use our park or facility supplies food to its own group members, then no licensing or permits are required. If a vendor or private group is supplying food to the general public then you must have a Mobile food Unit License or a Temporary Food License. Vendor must be able to provide proof of insurance that names the Port of Hood River as an additional insured. Any necessary permits or licenses to operate their business must be provided as well.
Waterfront Manager, Daryl Stafford
Phone: (541) 436-0797