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
503-988-3745

State Registrar - Oregon Health Division
Center for Health Statistics
800 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 205
Portland, OR 97232
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