The federal court system is separate from the local and state court systems. While federal courts do have to follow federal laws, they are structured differently and follow different rules than other courts.
At the federal level, the courts are divided into 94 districts. Oregon itself is home to three federal district courts, and the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland is one of them. In addition to the regular district courts, there are bankruptcy and other specialty courts. These courts only handle matters within their specialty. Other civil and criminal federal cases are handled in the district courts.