About Us

Miller Insurance is the oldest independently-owned insurance agency in the state of Oregon. As an independent insurance agency, Miller Insurance works with multiple insurance carriers to truly allow you to make your own choices and have real options. You will also enjoy advice from our licensed agents to help you evaluate your options.

Miller Insurance was founded by John F. Burgard (the first licensed insurance agent in Oregon) in 1886. Located in Portland for 96 years, the city of Portland grew and Miller Insurance evolved from hand-written documents to typewriters.

In 1982, Miller Insurance moved from the American Bank Building in downtown Portland to the city of Tualatin, and a few years later, Miller Insurance became a member of The Oregonian’s “100 Year Club.” After Clarke Miller retired in 1998, his son, Ryan Miller became the owner of Miller Insurance and has continued the long-standing tradition of bringing a human touch to the process of insurance.

April 1890 – Concord Building in Portland, Oregon – Our founder, John Burgard is fourth from the left.
Our three guiding principles:
  1. Inspiring our clients to look at risk differently
  2. Giving back to our community
  3. Having fun