2013 ORS § 87.266¹
Duration of liens

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, if either a suit to foreclose or a proceeding under ORS 87.272 (Petition for foreclosure without suit) to 87.306 (Foreclosure by sale without suit) to foreclose a lien created by ORS 87.216 (Nonpossessory lien for labor or material expended on chattel) to 87.232 (Fishing lien and fish workers lien) is not commenced in an appropriate court within six months after the notice of claim of lien is filed under ORS 87.242 (Filing notice of claim of lien), or if extended payment is provided and the terms thereof are stated in the notice of claim of lien, then within six months after the expiration of the extended payment, the lien shall cease to exist. A lien shall not be continued in force for a longer time than two years from the time the claim for lien is filed under ORS 87.242 (Filing notice of claim of lien) by an agreement to extend payment.

(2) If either a suit to foreclose or a proceeding under ORS 87.272 (Petition for foreclosure without suit) to 87.306 (Foreclosure by sale without suit) to foreclose a lien created by ORS 87.226 (Agricultural services lien) is not commenced in an appropriate court within 18 months after the notice of claim of lien is filed under ORS 87.242 (Filing notice of claim of lien) or, if extended payment is provided and the terms thereof are stated in the notice of claim of lien, within six months after the expiration of the extended payment, the lien shall cease to exist. A lien shall not be continued in force for a longer time than two years from the time the claim of lien is filed under ORS 87.242 (Filing notice of claim of lien) by an agreement to extend payment. [1975 c.648 §26; 1985 c.469 §6]