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Each person or organization who wishes to sell or give out food to the general public during a special event is required by Oregon law to obtain a temporary restaurant license. Every food booth must apply for a separate license for each event where food is served.
This applies to any establishment operating temporarily in connection with any event where food is prepared or served to the public. Examples are but are not limited to:
If you do not have a food handler card and you are planning to operate a temporary restaurant, you can take the test online.
In order to have your license approved, your temporary restaurant must have the following amenities:
A license may not be needed for private events, or if you are serving certain types of foods.
Step 1: Choose a License
Example: A community fair or Seafood and Wine Festival.
Example: Set-up for multiple events all occurring at the fairgrounds
Example: Serving at Newport Saturday market for June, July and August.
Step 2: Submit an Application
Submit a completed application and fee at least two weeks before your event. If this is your first time applying for a temporary restaurant license, you are required to apply for a 30-day license. An inspector will review your application and inspect your booth on the first day of the event. Additional inspections may occur if serious public health issues are not corrected.
A completed operational plan review must be submitted with an application for Intermittent and seasonal licenses.
Temporary event licenses are valid for a specific time frame: