What's open and closed in Portland on the Fourth of July

Jul 2 2020, 12:44 pm

This Saturday, the nation will celebrate Independence Day, but with the pandemic continually impacting the economy, it may be difficult to keep on top of what is open and closed throughout the city.

Here’s a list of all of the major city facilities that will be open and closed this Fourth of July.

Please remember to adhere to all physical distancing guidelines and protocols if you plan to visit any of these locations.


Transit: The Tri-Met will operate on a Sunday schedule with limited service. The C-Tran will also run on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Lines and trips that are normally unavailable or out of service on Sundays will not be operating on July 4. The WES Commuter Rail will not be in service. However, the MAX lines and Portland Streetcar will operate on normal Saturday schedules.

Parking meters: Meters in Portland metro will be free to use. However, meters located in Parks will be enforced on July 4.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: A Portland favorite, the OMSI will operate on their normal Saturday schedule this July 4.

Animal shelters: The Bonnie Hays shelter will have shortened hours on Saturday but will have intake and stray services available during the day. The Multnomah County Animal Services office will be closed, but staff will be onsite between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm for strays and impounding assistance.


  • Oregon State offices and courts
  • County offices (the county offices in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark county offices will all be closed as will the City of Portland office, and the Metro Regional Center)
  • Federal offices and courts
  • Banks (in-store branches may be open depending on the location)
  • Postal┬áService offices
  • Oregon Zoo

Many popular events including celebratory fireworks displays and music festivals are canceled.