ORS 73.0109¹
Payable to bearer or to order

(1) A promise or order is payable to bearer if it:

(a) States that it is payable to bearer or to the order of bearer or otherwise indicates that the person in possession of the promise or order is entitled to payment;

(b) Does not state a payee; or

(c) States that it is payable to or to the order of cash or otherwise indicates that it is not payable to an identified person.

(2) A promise or order that is not payable to bearer is payable to order if it is payable to the order of an identified person or to an identified person or order. A promise order that is payable to order is payable to the identified person.

(3) An instrument payable to bearer may become payable to an identified person if it is specially indorsed pursuant to ORS 73.0205 (Special indorsement) (1). An instrument payable to an identified person may become payable to bearer if it is indorsed in blank pursuant to ORS 73.0205 (Special indorsement) (2). [1993 c.545 §12]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 73—Negotiable Instruments, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors73.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information