Find detailed information about your neighborhood, street or even your house from maps. The maps below have historical information about property ownership, building footprints, old addresses and more.
Early Sanborn maps of Albina, Gresham, Portland and St. Johns in full color, from the Library of Congress. (This collection also includes full color Sanborn maps of other cities and towns across the U.S.)
The library’s digital archive includes many historical maps of places in and near Portland. To search for maps of a specific place try this tip: go to the search bar and type the name of the place you’re interested in, plus the words “AND map” (make sure that “AND” is in all caps) For example, for maps of Portland’s Albina district and maps of the former city of Albina, search for Albina AND map.
A two-volume book of maps of the city of Portland, circa 1907. It shows ownership of residential property and other real estate information. To use this book, you'll need to know a property's legal description — the name of the addition or subdivision and the block and lot numbers. You can usually get the legal description of a property from PortlandMaps.