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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Starting a Business

The State of Oregon's "Filing in Oregon" website provides resources and a guide to help people starting a business in Oregon. Following the steps below will assist you when you decide to register with the City of Portland and Multnomah County. 

  • Select a business name & structure (use Filing in Oregon to check business name)

  • Register business with the State of Oregon

  • Federal, state and local business taxes (links below)

Filing in Oregon

State of Oregon business search, forms, filing, and information

How to Start a Business in Oregon

Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division

Federal Employer ID Numbers

Information about whether you need a federal employer ID, and how to apply