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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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Open Research Hours

In accordance with the latest public health guidance and to best proactively protect the health of our community, the City of Portland has closed most City buildings until further notice.

The Portland Archives & Records Center is closed at this time. Staff are telecommuting and can respond to some reference questions via email. However, since we do not have access to the physical archives, we are limited to resources available through E-files. We will update this page as information changes. 


If you have questions, please email You can search our online database anytime at


Open Hours are subject to change.


Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

No records retrieved after 12:30*

Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

No records retrieved after 3:30*

Research Requests are met on a first come, first served basis.

The Research Room will be closed:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents' Day

Thursday, May 14th

Memorial Day

Monday, June 22

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans’ Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day After Thanksgiving

December 24th

Christmas Day

Click here for more information on City holidays.