2011 ORS § 87.182¹
Effect of prior security interest on method of foreclosure
(1) When a lien created by ORS 87.162 (Landlords lien) is subordinate to a prior duly perfected security interest in a chattel as provided in ORS 87.146 (Priorities of liens), the lien created by ORS 87.162 (Landlords lien) shall be foreclosed by suit as provided in ORS chapter 88.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (1) of this section, liens created by ORS 87.152 (Possessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.162 (Landlords lien) may be foreclosed by suit as provided in ORS chapter 88, or by sale of the chattel subject to the lien at public auction to the highest bidder for cash. [1975 c.648 §9]