Minimum Wage

In accordance with Order 297-14/15, passed by the Portland City Council on July 6, 2015, the minimum wage in Portland will rise to $10.68 per hour on January 1, 2017

In accordance with Order 105-16/17, passed by the Portland City Council on December 19, 2016,  regarding tipped workers, employers may consider tips received by an employee as a part of the minimum wage, but must still ensure that each employee is receiving: (1) a direct wage of at least $5.00 per hour; and (2) the total equivalent of $10.68 per hour including the aforementioned direct wage and tips received. If the tipped employee can show that their total wages (including tips) fall below the minimum wage, you are required to compensate them for the difference.

This Frequently Asked Question List only provides general information/answers related to the City of Portland’s minimum wage ordinance and should not be viewed as legal advice.  Please consult a lawyer to discuss the City’s ordinance further and to obtain any required legal advice.