Downtown Portland, Lake Oswego DMV offices to resume regular schedules Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2023

For more information, contact Michelle Godfrey, 503-945-5270,

SALEM — The downtown Portland and Lake Oswego DMV field offices will resume regular schedules on Tuesday, Feb. 21, after addressing staffing concerns.

Regular hours are as follows:

Downtown Portland DMV, 1502 SW Sixth, Portland, OR 97521

Lake Oswego DMV, 3 Monroe Parkway #D, Lake Oswego, OR  97035

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Last May, both offices had to curtail service days due to staffing shortages. They shared staff and alternated open days during the week in order to best serve the Portland area. Since May, staffing has improved and we are pleased to resume normal business hours.

Even with the return to regular hours, DMV customers should consider conducting their transactions online. “We recommend going online to DMV2U more than ever,” DMV Administrator Amy Joyce said. “Every time you need a DMV service, see if you can get it done at We’ve added more than two dozen services in the past three years.”

Some services, like adding the Real ID option to your license, must be done in person. Before you go to DMV, make sure you have all the documents you need and that your local office is open by visiting the office’s page at Use the Real ID tool to determine which documents you need to bring for Real ID.

DMV Job Openings

“DMV has been experiencing the same shortage of applicants for job openings as other employers statewide and nationwide,” Joyce said. “The people working at your local DMV live in your community — and could use your help.”

Apply for a job at ODOT today at Select “Department of Transportation” under the Company menu.

New positions post frequently. If you don’t see a DMV job in the area where you live, please check back regularly or consider a different opportunity at ODOT. Jobs are full time and include great benefits.

We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of Oregon, and especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply — those who are bilingual including those who speak English as a second language, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

“In the meantime, please be kind and patient to your local DMV staff — they are your neighbors, friends and maybe even family,” Joyce said.