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The City of Portland, Oregon

Archives & Records Management

Office of the City Auditor

phone: 503-865-4100


1800 SW 6th Ave, Suite 550, Portland, OR 97201

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  • View of the completed widening of SE 7th Ave at SE Washington St (A1999-004.295)

  • Westside aerial, circa 1941 (A2001-007.412)

  • SW Park Ave south from Yamhill St, circa 1933 (A2005-001.494)

  • Horse drawn fire truck 3 in 1909 (A2001-083.57)


Our Mission Statement

The Archives and Records Management Division operates the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, making city administrative and historical records accessible to the public and City employees for research and inspection in accordance with Oregon's public records laws. The division sets record retention and preservation policies and guidelines, administers the City's electronic records management system, serves as the City expert on records issues, and provides services to help City employees manage their electronic and physical records.