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City Directories can be very useful in tracking folks in cities. Articles about how city directories can be useful in genealogical research can be read here.

City Directories for Portland were first published in the year 1862, and have continued since then. In only a few years no directories were published, most notably in the 1940s, where 1945 through 1949 saw no directories published.

Portland City Directories can be found at various repositories, including Multnomah County Library, Oregon Historical Society, Genealogical Forum of Oregon, and are available on microfilm through the Family History Library System.

City Directories use a number of abbreviations, and the listings here are as published. For an explanation of abbreviations, visit this page.

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Portland City Directories exist for the following years:

1862

1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869
1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877
1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885
1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893
1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899-1900 1901-02 1903
1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911
1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936
1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1943-44 1950 1951
1952 1953-54 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
1977 1978 1979 1980-81 1982 1983 1985 1987

1937 Pittmon's Portland New Official Guide and Map

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This page was last updated Thursday, 15 March 2007

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