RV parking for patients by reservation

Restricted from public use

Spaces are limited in size and number. OHSU's RV lot is strictly limited to people with prior approved reservations and a direct association with an OHSU inpatient.  A patient appointment and reservation confirmation are required.  Unauthorized vehicles or vehicles that impede authorized access will be ticketed and removed to ensure access for patient reservations. To make a reservation, please email commute@ohsu.edu

If we are unable to accommodate your vehicle: A variety of RV accommodations are located in the Portland Metro Region. Patient passenger vehicles that fit in normal size parking spaces are welcome at no charge and at all hours in patient parking areas only. Please contact the clinic associated with your healthcare appointments or your human services team for additional resources.

To qualify for OHSU RV parking: A patient or relative of a patient in an active treatment program at OHSU must occupy the RV. Patients and their families will be accommodated on a space available basis.

Please review the eligibility requirements below to ensure we can accommodate your needs. We recognize the difficulty in planning ahead for some hospital visits, but as a courtesy to other patients, please notify us as soon as possible if your reservation must change, be cancelled or extended.


Eligibility is determined at Transportation & Parking’s discretion. To qualify for OHSU RV parking, a patient or relative of a patient must occupy the RV.

RVs may arrive up to 48 hours before active treatment begins and vacate within 48 hours of when active treatment ceases. Before parking, contact us to arrange a reservation and obtain a permit.

First Reserve, First Serve. Contact us as soon as you know you’ll be visiting, as limited spaces fill quickly.

Size Limits. Vehicles over 36ft should consider outside arrangements. Vehicles under 20ft should park in regular-sized parking spaces.

The Reservation’s Primary Contact should be on campus daily, reachable by phone, and have the ability to move the RV as needed.

Arriving after hours? Park in the lot, directly in a reserved space if assigned. If no space has been assigned, please park at the southern edge of the lot. Check in with Transportation and Parking during business hours. Please do not park in a numbered space you have not been assigned as this may displace a patient with reservation and you will have to move your vehicle.

Marquam Hill

Marquam Hill location:  Recommended Route to Marquam Hill: From SW Terwilliger Blvd, turn toward Veterans Hospital Rd (right if traveling from the north, left if traveling from the south).

Size restrictions:

  • Space 1, 2: 31 ft
  • Space 3: 31 ft
  • Space 4, 5, 6: 26 ft

Enter on SW 6th Ave just south of SW Gaines St.

OHSU Hospital is located 0.5 miles away (12 minute walk). For transport, contact Public Safety Non-Emergency: 503-494-7744.

6 spaces have elect4ric and water hookups.

South Waterfront

South Waterfront location: Schnitzer Parking Lot. It is approximately 500 ft to Robertson Life Sciences Building and 1/3 of a mile to the Center for Health and Healing and Portland Aerial Tram to Marquam Hill.

Schnitzer Parking Lot

Schnitzer Parking Lot
2600 S. Moody Ave
Portland, Oregon 97201

Size restriction: 40Ft

Enter on SW Moody Ave at SW Sheridan St.

OHSU South Waterfront and Portland Aerial Tram are located 0.5 miles away (12 minute walk). OHSU patients may ride the Tram with a courtesy pass. Hours and more information: gobytram.com

A variety of TriMet and Streetcar options are located 2 blocks south. Plan a trip at Trimet.org

8 spaces have electric hook up.

Electrical hookups are located at each of the six reserve spaces.

Drinking water is not located onsite. OHSU patient facilities have water bottle refilling stations located throughout publicly-accessible corridors.

Waste disposal is available from a third party: Schulz-Clearwater (503-692-9009), Tuesdays only for a fee.

OHSU does not provide waste disposal. Patient recommended companies include (fee applies):

  • Honey  Bucket: 503-961-9610
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant: 16580 SW 85th Ave, Tigard OR 97224. From I-5 South, take Exit 291 to Carman Dr.

Passenger vehicles under 20ft may park in any patient parking lot. Please note that the RV parking is within a lot that is otherwise paid, permit parking. Patient visitor vehicles are welcome after hours and weekends in the lot. If you have a passenger vehicle, in addition to an RV, please ask Transportation & Parking Customer Service for a patient pass to alert enforcement that you are a patient visitor and are permitted to park free on campus for the entirety of your stay.

Pets, for their safety, must be leashed and attended on campus. Waste clean-up is the pet owner’s responsibility. As a courtesy to resting patients, consider a sitter if your pet is prone to loud noise.

Smoking is not permitted on OHSU campus. Resources: OHSU concierge desk.