Visit Our Shelter in Portland
OHS is located in Northeast Portland. Find directions, hours, mailing address and more.
At this time, we have closed the shelter to the public for walk through viewing. Adoptions are available by appointment only. Anyone with an appointment coming to the shelter will have to wear a mask. Learn more about our new online process by visiting the How to Adopt page.
For more information about our coronavirus response, click here.
Getting Here: Directions to OHS
The OHS shelter is located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97211.
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Directions 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.
Directions 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.
Directions 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
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.
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All information below is for the OHS shelter, located on NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland, Oregon.
Hours for viewing pets
Public viewing of pets is closed at this time.
Hours for meeting with pets
By appointment only.
Phone operator hours
Phones are answered live between 10 am–6 pm daily. Main line: (503) 285-7722
You can drop off your donated goods from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the donation box located directly outside the main shelter doors.
Spay & Save appointment drop-offs
If you have a Spay & Save appointment at OHS, drop-off hours are 8-8:30 am. The OHS medical center lobby (west side entrance) is open for Spay & Save drop-offs before the rest of the shelter opens to the public. Please arrive on time!
Outreach Locations: Off-Site Adoptions
OHS has only one main shelter, located in NE Portland, 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 area 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.