The state of Oregon doesn’t have a general business license.
However, many occupations and business activities require special licenses, permits or certifications from state agencies or boards.
The state of Oregon offers a searchable online
a directory of over 1,100 licenses,
permits and certifications.
Check Local License Requirements
Cities and counties may require a license for businesses operating in their jurisdictions. If your business is located within the city limits,
city offices to see if a local business license is required. If there is no specific listing for business licenses in your directory, the city hall information number is an appropriate initial contact.
Licensing offices for the following cities are:
Portland Bureau of Licenses | 503-823-5157
111 SW Columbia St., Ste. 600
Portland, OR 97201-5840
Salem Permit Application Center | 503-588-6256
555 Liberty Street SE, Room 320