Online Alcohol Class offers the most comprehensive underage consumption instruction available in Oregon. We offer Level 1 (8 hour), Level 2 (16 hour), and Level 3 (24 hour) web-based Minor in Possession and Minor in Consumption Courses.
Often students call us to inquire about the MIP laws in Oregon. As a courtesy, we've compiled the laws from every state and listed them below.
Please note that the Oregon MIP laws displayed on this page are intended to assist help you to understand your local Oregon laws. While we have tried to show the most up-to-date version of Oregon minor in possession laws, but we do not guarantee its accuracy. This web page is not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney. It is in your best interest that you find an appropriate lawyer for more information about Oregon minor in possession laws.
Possession is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Consumption is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Internal possession is not explicitly prohibited.
Notes: Although Oregon does not prohibit Internal Possession as defined by APIS, it does prohibit "personal possession" of an alcoholic beverage. "Personal possession" includes the "consumption of a bottle of such beverages, or any portion thereof or a drink of such beverages." Or. Rev. Stat. § 471.430
Purchase is prohibited, but youth MAY PURCHASE for law enforcement purposes.
Furnishing is prohibited WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTION(S):
Beer: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Wine: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Spirits: 18 for both servers and bartenders
Provision(s) targeting minors:
Provision(s) targeting retailers:
BAC limit: 0.00 - any detectable alcohol in the blood is per se (conclusive) evidence of a violation.
Applies to drivers under age 21.
Keg definition: more than 7 gallons
Purchaser information collected:
Warning information to purchaser: active – purchaser action required (e.g., signature)
Deposit: not required
Provisions do not specifically address disposable kegs
Type(s) of violation leading to driver's license suspension, revocation, or denial:
Use/lose penalties apply to minors under age 21
Authority to impose driver's license sanction
Length of suspension/revocation: 365 days
Notes: Whenever a person who is 17 years of age or younger, but not younger than 13 years of age, is convicted of any offense involving the use or abuse of alcohol, the Department of Transportation shall impose a suspension for one year, or until the person so suspended reaches 17 years of age, whichever is longer.
Social host law is not specifically limited to underage drinking parties
Action by underage guest that triggers violation: Consumption
Property type(s) covered by liability law:
Standard for hosts' knowledge or action regarding the party: KNOWLEDGE - host must have actual knowledge of the occurrence
Notes: Oregon's social host provision states that its prohibitions apply only to a person who is present and in control of the location at the time underage consumption occurs.