Oregon Humane Society shelters are open for public walk-through 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Adoptions are done based on staff availability and typically take place 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visit Our Shelters in Portland and Salem

OHS Portland Campus is located in Northeast Portland and OHS Salem Campus is located in Southeast Salem.

OHS Portland Campus

1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211

OHS Salem Campus

4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317

OHS Portland Campus Directions

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.

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.

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.

TriMet Route #6, #70, or #75

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.

Shelter Hours

All information below is for the OHS shelters in Portland and Salem:

Hours for viewing petsPublic viewing is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m daily.
Hours for meeting with petsThe Portland and Salem campuses are open for walk-through viewing 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Meet and greets are done on a first-come/first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.
Phone operator hoursMain Line: (503) 285-7722
Phones are answered live between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Donation drop-offsDonations can be brought to the main lobby at both locations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Thank you!
Spay & Save appointment drop-offsIf you have a Spay & Save appointment at OHS Portland Campus, drop-off hours are from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The Animal Medical Learning Center lobby (west entrance) is open for Spay & Save drop-offs before the rest of the shelter opens to the public. Please arrive on time!

Mailing Addresses

Send postal letters and packages to:

Oregon Humane Society Portland Campus
1067 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211-1411

Oregon Humane Society Salem Campus 
4246 Turner Rd. SE
Salem, OR 97317

Outreach Locations: Off-Site Adoptions

OHS has two shelter locations, one located in NE Portland and one in Salem, and is not affiliated with any other local shelters (such as county animal services).

OHS does offer pets for adoption at partner locations throughout the Portland and Salem areas for the convenience of prospective adopters. When a pet for adoption is located at an outreach partner, this will be noted in the pet’s profile on our website.