The future we’re building has been a century in the making.

Thank you for celebrating 100 years with us in 2021. Discover a century of defining stories and victories from advancing wellness across Portland.

The Moments that Made Us

Making history Embracing a novel medical care approach pioneered by the Mayo brothers, four bright physicians partnered to create Oregon’s first private multi-specialty clinic in 1921. 
Care beyond medicine While The Portland Clinic provides medical care to over 90,000 patients, The Portland Clinic Foundation goes beyond, providing grants to impactful non-profits doing good work in the community.
Just in time When a visit to The Portland Clinic for a minor toe issue led to a cancer diagnosis, Anthony Herrington’s life changed forever. He recalls the support and empathy he felt from his doctors and care team.
Leaning into the future Get a first look at the future of health care at The Portland Clinic, and the people behind the efforts to continually advance wellness in our community.

A Century of Milestones

A black and white photo of The Portland Clinic’s first office in downtown Portland, Oregon, in 1921.


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.

A black and white portrait of Dr. Noble Wiley Jones, one of the founders of the Portland Clinic


Dr. Jones, returning from a sabbatical in London, brings a portable electrocardiograph machine to Portland — the first known EKG machine in the city.

An historic black and white photo of the Mayer Building at SW 12th and Morrison.


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.

An historic photo of the former Roseland Hotel.


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.

A photo of the outside of The Portland Clinic at SW 13th


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.

A photo of The Portland Clinic’s current Beaverton location at SW 160th and TV Highway.


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.

A photo of The Portland Clinic-South location at sunset.


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.

A photo of The Portland Clinic J. Michael Schwab Medical Campus in Tigard.


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.

A photo of the front entrance of the Alberty Surgical Center.


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 photo of someone on the phone at The Portland Clinic wearing a yellow hard hat.


A burst water line floods the Downtown office building. Read Story

The Portland Clinic Foundation is revived.

A rendering of the front entrance of The Portland Clinic’s new Northeast branch.


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.


Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic launches telemedicine visits.

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The Portland Clinic Centennial Logo. 100 Percent Portland for 100 years.


The Portland Clinic celebrates 100 years of providing health care in Portland!