Datasets > New Business Licenses API

Category Economic Development
Agency City of Portland
Sub-Agency Technology
Date Released September 28, 2012
Date Updated September 28, 2012
Frequency As needed

RESTful web service returning 25 most recent businesses by default. Optional parameters include Count, Since, and From & To, in support of the number of records to return and date filters.

Agency Program City of Portland / Revenue
Technical Documentation New Business Licenses API (metadata)
macpeol :: March 6, 2013 - 4:45am

I am glad to know about these new business licenses. This will be a stepping stone for our future.

aferlitsch :: December 1, 2013 - 9:47am

The download link does not take you to an API description page, but rather calls the API directly. You can call the API directly with the following URL (returns in JSON) format:

rnixon :: December 2, 2013 - 9:28am

Correct. API descriptions can be found at:

samk :: October 1, 2014 - 9:54pm

I was curious about the GIS prefixed fields. For instance are GISX, and GISY useful for lookup in other public data sources. Such as latitude and longitude being useful in a mapping service such as google maps.

rnixon :: October 2, 2014 - 9:40am

The GISX / GISY and Latitude / Longitude fields provide an X/Y coordinates for the feature provided by the API. GISX / GISY are in the Oregon Stateplane North / NAD83 projection while the Latitude / Longitude is in the standard geographic coordinate system. These fields can be used to locate the feature using a map or GPS system, and can also be used to relate them spatially to other GIS data sources. These locations are based on address and other information from the license system and may vary in spatial accuracy

rjsheperd :: August 9, 2017 - 12:12am

Looks like this not been updated since 2015. Is there another source for this data?