Public Advocacy Documents
In February, 2018 the Tribune published a good overview of what's happening in City Hall that will affect short-term rentals in Portland. Steve Law's Tribune article is at this moment, the best overview we have. But we are working hard to talk with Commissioners and staff to inform them about our members and how they differ from the 'commercial' operators that the City is appropriately concerned with.
May 26, 2018 update: The City finally announced their plan to further tax Short Term Rentals. Read the Willamette Week and the Portland Tribune articles. Later that day, Maggie Vespa from KGW news interviewed Jill Palamountain. See it here.
City of Portland - Mayor & Commissioners contact information. Tell them your story!
June, 2018 City Council Meeting Videos:
The Ordinances ADOPTED by Portland City Council on June 20, 2018Summary of Portland City Council's vote to approve both 2% TID tax and $4/"Per Night" fee
June 2018 Media:
August 2018: City of Portland tax changes; Lake Oswego survey about STRs; Portland Auditor on STRs
December, 2018: Email from Thomas Lannom, Director, Portland Division of Revenue to Chair, Host2Host answering our questions about the proposed pass through registration process, currently at a standstill.
February, 2019: Meetup presentation by Tyler Wallace and Danny DeSelle from the Portland Revenue Division, outlining what is expected once the new data sharing process is in place.
February, 2019: Survey ranks Portland top in US for best Airbnb hosts. Steve Law, Portland Tribune, and KOIN6.
April, 2019: Host2Host written testimony submitted to City of Lake Oswego on STR policy.
June, 2019: City Council Hearing on STR Registry and Pass-Through Registration Video: