Oregon Humane Society

About Us

Directions / Hours
Please Note: The OHS shelter will be closed to the public on Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas Day holiday. OHS will also be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year's Day. See below for detailed shelter hours.


Getting Here


Simple Map of Oregon Humane Society and Major Roads



We are located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211 (for our postal address, see below).


Map it with Google Maps


By Car: I-5 Northbound
Exit 306A, NE Columbia Blvd.

At the end of the exit ramp there is a stop light. Turn left (east) at the light, which puts you onto Columbia Blvd. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles (through 2 lights) along Columbia Blvd. OHS is on the left side of the street immediately past the intersection with NE 11th Ave. Look for our colorful flags and large sign.

By Car: I-5 Southbound

Take Exit #307, Marine Drive/Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., and proceed south on MLK Jr. Blvd. for about 2 miles. At the first stoplight, turn left (east) on NE Columbia Blvd. Proceed 0.8 miles to OHS. The shelter is on left side just past NE 11th Ave. Look for our colorful flags and large sign.


By Car: I-205 Northbound
Take Exit #23B for US-30 Bypass West / NE Killingsworth St.

Keep right at the fork toward US-30 Bypass W/NE Killingsworth St.

Heading west for 0.7 miles, you will bear right onto NE Columbia Parkway which turns into NE Columbia Blvd.

Proceed about 4 miles heading west on NE Columbia Blvd. until your reach the shelter. The shelter will be on your right. Look for our colorful flags and large sign.

Arriving by Bus
Tri-Met Route #6

Tri-Met Route #70

Tri-Met Route #75


By Bicycle

Whichever part of the Portland area you are traveling from, the safest route to OHS for bicyclists is 11th Avenue NE.


We recommend taking NE Dekum St. or Lombard (see bike route map below) to 11th Ave. and then following the directions below. Columbia Blvd. is a truck route and does not have designated bike lanes or contiguous sidewalks.


Here is a Google Map of the area with bicycle-safe routes highlighted in green. (If bicycle routes do not appear for any reason, select the bicycle option from the Google Maps filters.)


Heading north on 11th, cross Lombard St. at the traffic light. There is a train crossing just after.


Proceed along 11th to Columbia Blvd. There is no designated crossing here due to trucks. Turn left onto Columbia then make an immediate right into the west OHS driveway. There is public bike parking in front of the building to the east of the main entrance.



Mailing Address

Send postal letters and packages to:

Oregon Humane Society

1067 NE Columbia Blvd.

Portland, OR 97211-1411

Shelter Hours

Hours for viewing pets at OHS

Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am-7 pm
Thursday-Saturday: 10 am-9 pm


Hours for meeting with pets at OHS

Sunday-Wednesday: 10 am-6:30 pm

Thursday-Saturday: 10 am-8:30 pm


Westside Adoption Center Hours

For more information about the OHS Westside Adoption Center located on SW Macadam Ave., go here.


Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9 am-4 pm

Special Holiday Hours


Wednesday December 24

WAC: Open for adoptions 9 am-4 pm


Thursday December 25



Friday December 26

WAC: Open for adoptions 9am-4pm


Wednesday December 31

WAC: Open for adoptions 9 am-4 pm


Thursday January 1



Friday January 2

WAC: Open for adoptions 9 am-4 pm


Phone Operator Hours

Everyday: 9 am-7 pm at (503) 285-7722