The things we do for love. Brides and grooms to be are expected to start standing in line outside the Portland Building around 5 a.m. tomorrow morning. They ‘ll be waiting for the Portland Parks Bureau’s Customer Service Center to open at 8 a.m so they can sign up to hold their wedding in one of the city’s 180 parks. January 2nd is the first day to book space and get a permit for weddings in 2014.
Parks Bureau spokesman Mark Ross says they reserved about 100 weddings on January 2nd last year. The most popular spots for weddings are Mt. Tabor, The Rose Gardens at Washington Park, Hoyt Arboretum, Peninsula Park and Cathedral Park.
Portland city code requires permits for any wedding in a public park where guests are invited.