Birth records are located at different organizations depending on the time of birth. There can be some overlap across the organizations.

Birth records

Less than 6 months since the date of birth:

More than 6 months since the date of birth:

Births in the City of Portland from 1864 to 1917

Other resources

Birth records dated prior to 1903 may be found in church records, local newspaper announcements, and other non-governmental sources.  Contact the Genealogical Forum of Oregon for research assistance.

Key Contacts

Multnomah County Health Department

Vital Records
847 NE 19th Ave Suite 350
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 988-3745

Vital Records and Certificates
Oregon Center for Health Statistics
(971) 673-1190

Oregon State Archives

800 Summer Street
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 373-0701

Genealogical Forum of Oregon

2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 963-1932