Oregon Area Code
Oregon is served by several area codes, with the primary one being 503, covering cities like Portland. Additionally, 541 serves the central and eastern parts of the state, while 971 and 458 are overlays serving the same regions as 503. These area codes ensure effective communication across Oregon's diverse landscapes.
|State Nickname:||Beaver State Equality State|
|Area Codes||458, 503, 541, 971|
|Timezone||Pacific Time Zone (PT) , Mountain Time Zone (MT)|
What time zone is Oregon?
Oregon primarily has two time zones. The western part of the state, including cities like Portland and Eugene, follows Pacific Time (PT), which is either Pacific Standard Time (PST, UTC-8) or Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, UTC-7) during daylight saving time. A small southeastern portion near the Idaho border observes Mountain Time (MT), which is either Mountain Standard Time (MST, UTC-7) or Mountain Daylight Time (MDT, UTC-6) during daylight saving time.
Note that the start and end dates of daylight saving time can change
Area code 503, originating in 1947, was one of Oregon's first area codes, encompassing the entire state. Over time, population growth and telecommunication demand led to splits and overlays. In 1953, area code 541 was created for the central and eastern regions. Then, in 1995, area code 971 was introduced, overlaying 503. The mandatory ten-digit dialing for local calls in the entire region began in 2000. These changes aimed to meet the escalating need for phone numbers while sustaining efficient telecommunications across Oregon.
All Area Codes in Oregon.
|Area Code||Location||History and Details||503||Oregon||Area code 503 originally covered the entire state of Oregon when introduced in 1947. It has since undergone splits and overlays to accommodate the state's growing population and telecommunications demand.|
|541||Central and Eastern Oregon||Area code 541 was introduced in 1953 to serve central and eastern regions of Oregon, relieving demand on area code 503.|
|971||Oregon (Overlay)||Area code 971, established in 1995, overlays the same geographic area as 503, necessitating ten-digit dialing for local calls.|
|458||Oregon (Overlay)||Area code 458 is another overlay code in Oregon, serving the same areas as 541 and 503.|
Largest Cities in Oregon with area codes
Quick overview of large cities, their area codes, and some historical context for each Oregon.
|Name||Area Code||History and Details|
|Portland||503||Portland is the largest city in Oregon, known for its vibrant culture and diverse communities.|
|Eugene||541||Eugene is a major city in western Oregon, recognized for its natural beauty and outdoor activities.|
|Salem||503||Salem serves as the capital of Oregon and is known for its historic landmarks.|
|Gresham||503||Gresham is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, known for its community-oriented neighborhoods.|
|Hillsboro||503||Hillsboro is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, recognized for its technology and innovation hubs.|
|Beaverton||503||Beaverton is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, known for its parks and cultural diversity.|
|Bend||541||Bend is located in central Oregon and is famous for its outdoor recreational opportunities.|
|Medford||541||Medford is a city in southern Oregon, known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation.|
|Springfield||541||Springfield is a city in western Oregon, offering a range of cultural and recreational amenities.|
|Corvallis||541||Corvallis is a city in western Oregon, home to Oregon State University and a vibrant community.|
|Albany||541||Albany is located in western Oregon, known for its historic downtown and outdoor recreation opportunities.|
|Tigard||503||Tigard is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, known for its community spirit and parks.|
|Lake Oswego||503||Lake Oswego is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, with a focus on education and recreation.|
|Keizer||503||Keizer is located in the Willamette Valley, known for its family-friendly atmosphere and events.|
|Oregon City||503||Oregon City is known for its historic significance and is considered the end of the Oregon Trail.|
|Ashland||541||Ashland is located in southern Oregon and is known for its Shakespearean theater and cultural events.|
|Pendleton||541||Pendleton, in northeastern Oregon, is famous for its rodeo and Native American heritage.|
|Grants Pass||541||Grants Pass is located in southwestern Oregon and is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities.|
|Roseburg||541||Roseburg, in southwestern Oregon, is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities.|
|Tualatin||503||Tualatin is part of the Portland metropolitan area, known for its business community and parks.|
|West Linn||503||West Linn is a city in the Portland metropolitan area, known for its natural beauty and historic sites.|
|Milwaukie||503||Milwaukie is part of the Portland metropolitan area, known for its community events and cultural activities.|