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, we will gladly help you plan other arrangements. Patient passenger vehicles are welcome at no charge and at all hours in patient parking areas only.

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.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us at commute@ohsu.edu. See our current Customer Service locations and hours here.


General information is available at the concierge desk by the OHSU Hospital entrance on the 9th floor or call 503-494-8311.

Public Safety is available 24/7, seven days a week. Keep these numbers with your phone: 503-494-4444 (Emergency); 503-494-7744 (Non-Emergency).

Marquam Hill Campus Map 

South Waterfront Campus Map

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.

Marquam Hill location: Lot 60. It is approximately 1/3 of a mile (10 minute walk) from OHSU Hospital. If you need transport, contact Public Safety Non-Emergency: 503-494-7744. 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).

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.

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.

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

Drinking water is available at the supply station outside the gate at the Vehicle Maintenance Garage, at the west end of the RV lot. During winter, the water supply is shut down to prevent pipes from freezing.  During business hours, garage employees may connect a hose to a water supply in the building’s boiler.

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

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.