Portlanders for Parking Reform was founded by Tony Jordan as an informal club, originally known as Portland Shoupistas, in September 2015. Through social and educational events, blog posts, and social media, the organization quickly built a mailing list of over 100 members. In May 2016, the club incorporated as an Oregon Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation and recruited a board which now has 9 members.
- In May 2016, successfully organized testimony to help convince the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission to not recommend new minimum parking requirements in NW Portland.
- In July 2016, successfully organized and lobbied to convince the Portland City Council to vote against new minimum parking requirements in NW Portland.
- In October 2016, successfully organized testimony to ask former Mayor Charlie Hales to propose an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to roll back Portland’s 2013 minimum parking requirements.
- In November 2016, successfully organized testimony to support a City Council vote supporting the amendment to repeal Portland’s 2013 minimum parking requirements.