"True Confession of a Novice Witness to the Oregon State Legislature and Ten Easy Steps to Help Make it a Fun and Productive Experience"


Hard to believe the words “fun” and “easy” could be attached to testifying to the Oregon State Legislature. In the linked document I share my recent experience and hope to encourage you to do the same about a bill that you care about.


Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need a little encouragement.

Phyllis Brown








Contact Information for Portland City Council


Mayor Ted Wheeler, 503-823-4120, Opinion line: 503-823-4127   MayorWheeler@portlandoregon.gov
Chloe Eudaly, 503-823-4682, email: chloe@portlandoregon.gov
Jo Ann Hardesty, 503-823-4151, email: JoAnn@portlandoregon.gov
Nick Fish, 503-823-3589, nick@portlandoregon.gov
Amanda Fritz, (503) 823-3008Amanda@portlandoregon.gov
Mailing address, all city council members
1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204


Contact Information for Oregon Secretary of State


Secretary of State Bev Clarno
900 Court Street NE

Capitol Room 136
Salem OR 97310-0722



Contact Information for Oregon Members of US Congress and the Current President

Senator Jeff Merkley
121 SW Salmon Street., Suite. 1400
Portland, OR 97204
Portland office: 503-326-3386, or
DC office: 202-224-3753
Email https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact

Senator Ron Wyden
911 NE 11th Ave., Suite 630
Portland, OR, 97232
Portland office: 503-326-7525, or
DC office: 202-224-5244
Email https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact

Representative Earl Blumenauer (District 3)
911 N.E. 11th Ave., Suite 200
Portland, OR 97232
Portland office: 503-231-2300, or
DC office: 202-225-4811
Email https://blumenauerforms.house.gov/forms/writeyourrep/

Representative Suzanne Bonamici (District 1)
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220
Beaverton, OR 97005
Beaverton office: (503) 469-6010
DC office: (202) 225-0855
Email: https://bonamici.house.gov

Representative Kurt Shrader (District 5)
Oregon City District Office
621 High Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
Oregon City office: (503) 557-1324
DC office: (202) 225-5711
Email: http://schrader.house.gov/contact/

Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Identifying Your Oregon State Representatives: Use this link to identify your state representatives https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html