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The City of Portland utilizes CivicReady for its mass notifications system to send emergency alerts as well as routine city news. The service sends immediate alerts to City of Portland citizens who are subscribed to the system and have joined a particular group. 

All users have the ability to customize their notification preferences after signing up. Alerts can be sent via email, text, and/or phone call so you never miss important communication about news and emergency events in the area. Messages can also be received in a variety of languages. It is important to fill out your profile so we can target notices to your immediate neighborhood when necessary. 

For on the go access, download the MyAlerts app from the Apple and Google Play store today. This app allows you to quickly access your account on mobile devices. You can manage your profile, groups, and settings.

Please note:  The City of Portland disclaims any and all liability for damages or otherwise which might arise as a result of any information posted by this service or the use of this service by the subscriber. Further, Subscriber understands that it is using this service at their own risk and that the City of Portland is not guaranteeing the receipt of information received by subscriber on a timely basis. 

If you are having trouble signing up for or discontinuing notifications from this system, please email


Examples of routine notifications include:

  • City news
  • Upcoming Events
  • Road closures & construction projects

Examples of emergency notifications include:

  • Parking bans
  • Severe weather & flooding alerts
  • Changes to trash & recycling collection 
  • Traffic alerts due to major accidents
  • Boil water orders & public health alerts

We will contact you through CivicReady in the event of an emergency or other routine events based on your subscription preferences. Below you will find signup information, recent messages sent, and available groups for you to join.