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On June 1, Oregon’s first physician-owned, multi-specialty medical clinic, founded by Drs. Noble Wiley Jones, Laurence Selling, Thomas Joyce and Frank Kistner, opens in downtown Portland.
Dr. Jones, returning from a sabbatical in London, brings a portable electrocardiograph machine to Portland — the first known EKG machine in the city.
The clinic moves from its original location in the Stevens Building, on SW Washington, to the Mayer Building at SW 12th and Morrison.
The group practice of Jones, Selling, Joyce and Kistner officially changes its name to The Portland Clinic.
The Portland Clinic remodels and moves into the former Roseland Hotel, located where today’s downtown clinic parking lot now sits.
The clinic begins an after-hours answering service, employing medical students from the Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University) to staff the switchboard on evenings and weekends.
The clinic razes its downtown building to make way for its first new building and current home at SW 13th between Yamhill and Taylor.
The region’s first full-service, Medicare-approved day surgery facility opens in the clinic’s downtown building.
Patients gain easier access to doctors’ visits as the clinic adopts a centralized appointment system, one of the first in the Northwest.
The Portland Clinic’s first satellite office opens in Beaverton and quickly expands to meet demand. In 1995, it moves to its current, larger location at SW 160th and TV Highway.
The clinic introduces “convenient care” walk-in hours, offering same-day appointments.
The third office, The Portland Clinic-South, opens to serve patients in the Lake Oswego, Tigard and Tualatin areas. It grows quickly and expands to its current location off I-5 at Carmen Drive.
The Tigard Medical Campus opens at SW Hall and Oleson Road, adding urgent care and imaging services, including MRI and CT, to the clinic’s offerings.
The Portland Clinic Sleep Center opens at the South office location.
The clinic's second day surgery center, named in honor of surgeon Roger Alberty, M.D., opens at the Tigard office.
The clinic welcomes Columbia Family Medical Associates, an independent, physician-owned practice on Portland’s east side, as its fifth branch location.
The RJ Pitts M.D. Family Practice in Hillsboro joins the fold as the clinic’s newest location. In 2016, this office merges with the Beaverton office.
The clinic collaborates with Northwest Permanente Medical Group, giving Kaiser Permanente insurance members access to care at The Portland Clinic.
Portland Family Practice joins the group as the clinic’s new East office.
The Portland Clinic forms the Portland Coordinated Care Association (PCCA), a network of independent medical groups in Portland that pools resources to help lower costs, improve quality and optimize the patient experience.
A burst water line floods the Downtown office building. Read Story
The Portland Clinic Foundation is revived.
The clinic consolidates its two east Portland branches into a new, Lean-designed Northeast branch, incorporating a nutrition-focused Basics Market into its ground floor.
The Portland Clinic celebrates 100 years of providing health care in Portland!
Through generous donations, The Portland Clinic Foundation has distributed $210,000 to impactful Portland-area nonprofits to date. Learn more about the foundation’s grassroots giving efforts and help us reach our goal for this year.Read More
Coming Spring 2021
The Portland Clinic is proud to have a celebratory exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society to showcase our 100 years of service in the community. Learn about the history of The Portland Clinic and see how our services have helped shape a future of health care for the community.