Oregon City News

Oregon City may allow some vendors to skip business licenses

A new ordinance aims to create a friendly business environment for public event vendors

OregonCityTimes.com – July 15, 2022 – Oregon City News

OREGON CITY – The city of Oregon City is one step closer to making it easier for vendors at special public events to sell food, arts and crafts, and other products and services.

The Oregon City Commission approved the first reading of an ordinance designed to streamline the approval process by no longer requiring vendors to obtain a business license before opening at public events on city property.

The ordinance says that organizers of special events already are required to obtain a business license to operate and that forcing vendors to purchase an additional business license contributes to a “perception of an unfriendly business environment, a city staff report says.

Read the full city staff report by clicking here.