Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Search City Records (Efiles)


Above is a visual of the Efiles search page, illustrating search and browse options, with the ability to bookmark or "favorite" certain items the user would like quick access to. There is also a "help" option on this page to aid in the search process. There is a search bar in the center of this graphic, which is used for typing a description of the records one is looking for, with the ability to apply filters, such as "electronic" records and "archival records". Lastly, this image illustrates that there is an "advanced" search option, which provides the researcher with an enhanced search option, to conduct more specific searches.

Efiles is our online database for searching for City records.

Efiles is used by the City of Portland Auditor's Office to make available online City records such as ordinances, resolutions, City Council minutes, historical documents and photographs.


In an effort to increase citizens' access to information, we are pleased to provide this Internet tool for finding City-produced records. Efiles is the online program used by the Portland City Auditor’s Office to maintain important City records, such as ordinances, resolutions, City Council minutes and historical documents and photographs. This tool is provided for informational and convenience purposes only and should not be relied upon for official copies, which may be obtained from the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC)

Read the City Archives' Statement on Harmful and Bias Language in Archival Description.