PORTLAND, Ore. – The city of Portland has a message for you when it comes to its Leaf Day pickup: Don't get towed.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation towed about 30 cars Monday morning, even though "no-parking” signs were put up days ago.
PBOT posted photos to social media Monday morning as Leaf Day started in the northwest side of the city. Any car parked in the 7 a.m. 9 a.m. slots that said “no parking” were towed to make way for leaf clean-up.
If your car was towed, it'll cost you at least $168 to get it back. The cost to store your car past the initial four hours is $25 a day. Call Police Auto Records to find out where your car is stored, at 503-823-0044.
The city does tow cars in certain areas for leaf pickup to get the best sweep, at the request of neighborhood leaders. The city will also tow in the Goose Hollow and Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhoods.
PBOT spokesperson Dylan Rivera said they try to warn drivers days in advance. New this year, they'll even send you a text message if you signed up for them.
Here are the scheduled dates for Leaf Day districts where vehicles are towed because of neighborhoods' interest in providing the cleanest sweep possible. Most are in Northwest Portland. To reduce the impact to the public, parking restrictions are limited to two hours, 7 to 9 a.m., in all areas except Sullivan's Gulch, where parking is restricted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for a map of zones
• Monday, Nov. 28: NW 4
• Wednesday, Nov. 30: NW 2
• Friday, Dec. 2: NW 3
• Monday, Dec. 5: NW 7
• Wednesday, Dec. 7: NW 9
• Friday, Dec. 9: NW 6
• Monday, Dec. 12: SW 1 (Goose Hollow)
• Wednesday, Dec. 14: SW 2 (Goose Hollow)
• Friday, Dec. 16: NW 8
• Friday, Dec. 16: NE 14 (Sullivan's Gulch) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.