Like a lot of northern cities, we have parking bans during major snow storms in Portland. Most of the bans involve getting vehicles off the packed peninsula streets, so city plows can strut their stuff. The ban usually goes into effect at 10 PM and runs until 7 AM. There are streets and school parking lots available to get your cars into for the night. However, if you are a lazy sort, accidentally forget to move your car, don't hear about the ban or just think it's too cold and you'll just roll the dice, you're are probably headed for a big headache. There is a fine involved, but certainly the real 'pain' is the search for your car, the towing fee and then the added torture of a storage fee on the lot. So the bottom-line for your laziness can be up to around $450 bucks removed from your wallet. I do have a towing experience once. Don't ask. All I'll say is that the storage lot did not take plastic, and I had to scrape up the cash. Hopefully, that policy has changed. So, you think a 2 foot snowstorm is a real pain? Try throwing $400-500 on top of that. Luckily, I've never had to be concerned about moving my car in snow. Another perk of country living.