Yes, Oregon law prohibits 'cashless' businesses

There are some exceptions, but most businesses will be in violation of Oregon law if they refuse to accept cash as payment for goods or services.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A KGW viewer reached out with a question about cash payments in Oregon, recalling a recent trip to downtown Portland. They said they went to a downtown sandwich shop for lunch, but were frustrated to find a sign on the door that said the business only accepted credit or debit cards for payment, and no cash.

The viewer wondered whether no-cash restrictions are legal, given that Oregon passed a bill banning the practice.


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