Temporary Restaurant

A temporary restaurant license is required when food is prepared or served for consumption by the public at events.  On March 1 2012, the licensing procedures for temporary restaurants changed and there are now three different types of temporary restaurants: single, intermittent, and seasonal.   
  • Single Temporary Restaurant is a food operation that operates in conjunction with a single public event.  This license expires after 30 days of continual operation.

  • Intermittent Temporary Restaurant is a food operation at a specific location in connection with multiple public events having at least two different oversight organizations.  The location remains the same and the menu is not altered.  The license expires after 30 days.

  • Seasonal Temporary Restaurant is a food operation at a specific location in connection to an event arranged by one oversight organization.  The location remains the same and the menu is not altered.  The license expires after 90 days. 

Mobile food units with a current license from another Oregon county operating at an event in Washington County are required to complete and submit the Mobile Food Unit Event Operation Information form, provide a copy of their current license and pay an inspection fee prior to operation.  Out of state mobile food units operating at events in Washington County are required to obtain a temporary restaurant license.

An application for a temporary restaurant should be received in our office at least one week before the event.  This enables our department to review your application ahead of time to address any possible concerns indicated on the application.  

Note: New Food Service Rules were adopted September 4, 2012.  For more information about the changes, visit the Food Code Adoption page.

Forms and Information 

Licensing Applications
For Event Coordinators


Fees

 Contact us with any questions or concerns.