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 N.E. 19th Ave, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97232

Vital Records and Certificates
Oregon Center for Health Statistics

Oregon State Archives
800 Summer Street
Salem, OR 97310

Genealogical Forum of Oregon
2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202