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The OCOM Herbal Medicinary is one of the largest traditional Chinese herbal medicinaries in the Pacific Northwest. With over 350 bulk and granule herbs in stock, we serve herbalists and their patients at OCOM’s clinics, in the greater Portland area, and across the country. We also carry an extensive line of herbal tablets, teapills, tinctures, and other health products. We are located next to the Bookstore on the first floor of our campus in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.


OCOM Herbal Medicinary is a full-service, traditional Chinese apothecary that serves the local natural health community as well as the greater United States. We compound custom herbal prescriptions in both bulk and granule form for licensed practitioners and their patients. In addition to carrying over 350 bulk and granulated single Chinese medicinals, the OCOM Herbal Medicinary stocks a wide variety of patent teapills, capsules, tablets, liniments, plasters, oils, salves, and rinses — all supporting the practice of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and patients across the country.  


We are located next to the Bookstore on the ground floor of the OCOM campus in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. Herb purchases and prescription pick-ups can be handled at our campus location at 75 NW Couch.

OCOM Herbal Medicinary
75 NW Couch, Portland, OR 97209

Starting from July 15, 2024:
Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

*Please note that formulas can only be made on shifts that are supervised (marked in BOLD). Students on unsupervised shifts can take orders, dispense patent formulas that do not require a prescription (not Classical Pearls, as they require prescriptions), assist with patent pickups, and can generally do everything except to make prescription formulas.

Note: Medicinary hours may vary from our clinics' hours of operation.

 Schedule an Herbal Consultation

Consultations are essential for determining which formula is best for you and your individual condition.

In China, there is the famous saying that “Ten patients with the same condition might receive ten different herbal formulas, yet ten patients with ten different conditions might all receive the same formula.” Chinese medicine treatments depend on a sophisticated, time-tested system of diagnosis that allows the practitioner to customize every herbal formula to meet the needs of each individual patient.

As a result, when you come into the clinic with a cough, the herbalist’s task is not simply to prescribe the cough formula but, rather, to decide which cough formula best fits your body and symptom picture. This is why it’s impossible for a pharmacist or customer service representative to assess your condition and prescribe a proper formula without first conducting a thorough medical intake and individual assessment. All custom formula orders must therefore be authorized by a licensed acupuncturist or qualified herbalist.

Make an appointment today and find your path to wellness!

 OCOM’s Clinics and the OCOM Herbal Medicinary

The role of the OCOM Herbal Medicinary is to support practicing herbalists working within OCOM's clinics, as well as those in private practice locally and throughout the United States.

Internally, the medicinary supports both our licensed and student clinicians by preparing custom formulas in-house and offering a wide selection of prepared products for over-the-counter sale.

Our unique web-based custom formula ordering platform allows a practitioner to log into their account, place an order for a custom formula or products, and tailor pickup or shipping options for patients across the country. Fax, phone, and walk-in orders are also accepted. 

All custom formulas and individual Chinese herbs must be authorized by a licensed health care professional; patent remedies and other pre-packaged products are available without a prescription. 

Make an appointment today and find your path to wellness!