Portland Social Security Office 97205

Last Updated: June 20, 2022

This page covers all relevant information about the Portland Social Security Office at 1538 SW Yamhill St, Portland, Oregon 97205. In addition to the office phone number, we also provide driving directions, hours of operation, and answers to frequently asked questions.

For specific information about your Social Security benefits or to schedule an appointment, call the Portland Social Security Office using the phone number listed below. The SSA representatives at the Portland office location should be able to help with any important questions related to Social Security retirement benefits, disability benefits, SSI, or Medicare.

This site is not affiliated with the Social Security Administration or any other government agency.

Office & Contact Information

2 Reviews


1538 SW Yamhill St,
Portland, OR 97205
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Phone Number:

(888) 632-6990

Fax Number:

(833) 950-2630
Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed Today
Sunday: Closed Today

Directions to the Portland SSA Office

Located On Corner Of Sw 16th Ave. & Sw Yamhill St.in Downtown Portland. Max Light Rail-2 Blocks From Providence Park Stop On Yamhill St.

Portland Social Security Office Services

Every Social Security Office location offers similar services. From replacing your Social Security card to applying for Social Security retirement benefits, the office representatives should be able to help with any Social Security-related service. Below, we listed the services available at your local office in Portland, Oregon, but you can contact the office if you need more specific guidance.

  • Get a new or replacement Social Security card
  • Make changes to your Social Security card
  • Review your latest Social Security statement
  • Review your earnings history
  • Apply for retirement benefits
  • Estimate your retirement benefits
  • Receive a copy of your proof of benefits
  • Apply for SSDI or SSI benefits
  • Apply for Social Security survivor or spousal benefits
  • Apply for Medicare
  • Get a replacement Medicare card
  • Get direct deposit for your Social Security benefits

Online Services

Many Social Security services can now be done online. Not only can utilizing online services save you a trip to the Portland office location, it will also usually result in faster processing times. Below you can find a list of some common Social Security services that are now offered online.

  • View your latest Social Security Statement
  • Review your earnings history
  • Estimate your retirement benefits
  • Check the status of your application
  • Apply for retirement benefits
  • Apply for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI)
  • Apply for Supplemental Security Income benefits(SSI)
  • Apply for Medicare benefits
  • Request an appeal for a decision
  • Change your address
  • Set up or change your direct deposit account
  • Print proof of benefits
  • Print your 1099
  • Request a replacement Social Security Card
  • Request a replacement Medicare Card

For other online services offered by Social Security, you can visit this page to get started.

Top Tips For Visiting The Portland Office

1. Make An Appointment

To avoid waiting in line, the SSA strongly encourages people who can, to use the online services, call the office, and schedule appointments in advance rather than walking in without an appointment. Phone appointments can save you a trip to a busy office.

Be aware, the Portland office tends to be busiest first thing in the morning, early in the week, and during the early part of the month. Consider planning to visit at other times.

2. Bring Necessary Documentation

When you call the SSA, be sure you to ask the representative what forms you will need to bring to your appointment. This will prevent you from having to come back again if you forget your documentation. Here are some documents you may need to bring: US birth certificate, US passport, Social Security Card, etc.

You can use this checklist to help you gather the information you need to apply. They request different documents depending on your circumstances. Remember that the SSA must see original document(s), or copies certified by the agency that issued them.

3. Write Down a List of Questions

This will make sure that you get all of your questions answered during your appointment and will save you time.

4. Be Prompt or Early

Whether you make an appointment or not, it’s always a good idea to show up 15 minutes early. You never know what kind of delays might come up on your way to the Portland office.

5. Be Polite and Patient

Keep in mind that the Claims Representative you speak to talks with a lot of people each day, and some of them are frustrated and difficult. Your patience and kindness will go a long way to helping you get the service you deserve and getting all your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I schedule an appointment with the Portland Social Security office?

  • How do I speak to a live person at Social Security?

  • How do I apply for Social Security benefits?

  • How can I replace a lost or stolen Social Security card in Portland?

  • How do I protect myself from Social Security scams?

  • How long does it take to get a new Social Security card in Portland?

  • Can I apply for Medicare benefits at this Portland office?

  • How do I change my name on my Social Security card in Portland?

  • Are Social Security cards free?

  • How do I find out about my Social Security benefits?

  • How do I know if Social Security is calling me?

  • How does the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Social Security?

  • What documents do I need to apply for Social Security?

  • What is the best way to contact Social Security?

  • How do I create a my Social Security account?

  • Can I apply for SSI at the Portland office?

  • What is the full retirement age for Social Security?

2 Reviews of the Portland Social Security Office 97205 Office

Overall rating


5 years ago

Honestly, I had a remarkably pleasant experience this morning at the SS office. Got there 15 min early, and once the office opened, was in and out in about 10 minutes' time. The security guards were nice and had some friendly banter going. The gentleman who helped me with my name change was also friendly, positive and helpful. It might go downhill in the afternoon, but if you go in the AM, you'll probably have a pretty good experience!


5 years ago

After reading all these reviews (and knowing how government bureaucracies are run), I was dreading going to the social security office to change my name after getting married. Got there just after 2pm on a Thursday and was greeted by very courteous security staff. I got my number, sat down, and was called up within 20 minutes. The employee who assisted me was extremely friendly and ensured me that he would get me on my way as quickly as possible (he was probably just happy that I had all my forms filled out and ID ready). I was at the window for 5-10 minutes, and then I was on my way. The whole process, from parking my car to walking out of the social security office, took 40 minutes, and everyone working there seemed really nice. Maybe I just happened to come during a lull, but my experience was way better than a lot of reviews led me to believe it would be.

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