Portland Metro and Oregon Research: Government

Support for research about local issues, places, laws, people, history, and more.

What can you find on government websites?

Looking for sources only with a .gov address? Do a Google search with site:.gov in it to limit to resources in that domain. Example: portland homeless site:.gov

Search relevant government websites on your topic to find the following (among other things):

  1. Research studies, data, and statistics conducted/compiled by government agencies;
  2. Planning documents and information about how the government is addressing a specific issue;
  3. Information about government agencies, programs, and rules, codes, and/or laws.

State and Local Government Websites

Oregon Data

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Oregon Legislative Information

State & Local Planning Agencies