2011 ORS § 376.720¹
Powers of city with respect to pedestrian mall
(1) The legislative body of a city shall have the power:
(a) To establish pedestrian malls.
(b) To prohibit, in whole or in part, vehicular traffic on a pedestrian mall.
(c) To pay, from general funds of the city or other available moneys or from the proceeds of assessments levied on lands benefited by the establishment of a pedestrian mall, the damages, if any, allowed or awarded to any property owner by reason of the establishment of a pedestrian mall.
(d) To construct on city streets which have been or will be established as a pedestrian mall improvements of any kind or nature necessary or convenient to the operation of such city streets as a pedestrian mall, including but not limited to paving, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, sewers, drainage works, street lighting facilities, fire protection facilities, flood protection facilities, water distribution facilities, vehicular parking areas, retaining walls, landscaping, tree planting, child care facilities, display facilities, information booth, public assembly facilities and other structures, works or improvements necessary or convenient to serve members of the public using such pedestrian mall, including the reconstruction or relocation of existing city-owned works, improvements or facilities on such city streets.
(e) To pay, from general funds of the city or other available moneys or from the proceeds of assessments levied on property benefited by any such improvements, the whole or any portion of the cost of such improvements.
(f) To do any and all other acts necessary or convenient for the accomplishment of the purposes of ORS 376.705 (Definitions for ORS 376.705 to 376.825) to 376.825 (Improvements on mall), including the power to rent, lease or license to any individual firm or corporation any portion of the pedestrian mall for service concessions, commercial uses or otherwise, providing that in any term of use exceeding 60 days, the city shall first advertise for bids therefor by publication not less than once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, making two publications thereof.
(2) The powers granted in ORS 376.705 (Definitions for ORS 376.705 to 376.825) to 376.825 (Improvements on mall) to prohibit, in whole or in part, vehicular traffic on any city street shall be in addition to and not limited by the powers granted by any other law. [1961 c.666 §4; subsection (2) enacted as part of 1961 c.666 §5; 1971 c.506 §1]