City of Portland Archives & Records Center

Repository tour information below!

Repository Name: City of Portland Archives & Records Center (PARC).

Contact Name: Diana Banning

Contact Phone: 503-865-4100

Contact Email:

Capacity:  30

Description: The City of Portland Archives & Records Center is the official repository for records created by City agencies and dates back to 1851.  Due to Portland’s innovative approach to issues like urban planning, parks, alternative transportation, and neighborhood involvement, the collections draw researchers from around the world.   PARC’s new facility opened in 2010 and the 5th floor Research Room provides a stunning view of the city.  Come tour the stacks, view a selection of materials highlighting the City’s history, and check out the view!  For those with an interest, we will provide a demonstration of our electronic records management system, HP Records Manager

Directions: PARC is located in the Portland State University’s Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) building.  The address is 1800 SW 6th Avenue, suite 550.  The building is between SW 5th and SW 6th Avenues, which serve as the Transit Mall in the downtown core. The front of the building faces the bricked Urban Center Plaza.  Enter the doors and take the elevator to the 5th floor; take a right off of the elevator and you’ve arrived!

If traveling via MAX, take either the Green, Orange, or Yellow lines heading to the City Center/PSU and get off at the PSU Urban Center/SW 5th & Mill Street stop (Stop ID 7618).   Once you exit the MAX, look to your left and you’ll see the ASRC.

If traveling via the Streetcar, you can take the NS Line, B Loop, S Line.  Depending on the direction you are coming from you’ll get off at SW 5th & Montgomery (Stop ID 10763), or at the PSU Urban Center (Stop ID 10764).

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 2:30-4



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