Portland apps

Turn your smartphone into a tour guide with these Portland-centric downloads.

Checking the Travel Portland app in Pioneer Courthouse SquareChecking the Travel Portland app in Pioneer Courthouse Square
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    From tracking light rail schedules to pinpointing the right food cart for lunch, smartphone users have access to all sorts of local information right at their fingertips. Here are a few apps to try on your visit to Portland.

    General guides

    Travel Portland app

    Travel Portland app Put Portland in your pocket with Travel Portland’s official mobile app. The city guide lets you eat, shop and play like a local.

    • Map hotels, restaurants, stores, arts venues, breweries and more.
    • Click “Be PDX” to find the stuff that makes Portland awesome.
    • Save favorites to use on the go.
    • Discover what’s happening in the events tab.

    Free on iTunes and Google Play

    Portland Essentials

    Portland Essentials Like a guidebook in the palm of your hand, this app lists more than 250 top attractions, restaurants, stores and more, including offbeat and insider picks.

    $2.99 on iTunes and Google Play


    Meridian Operating like an indoor GPS, Meridian offers guides to many Portland locations, all in one app. Check out its offerings for these local hot spots:

    Free on iTunes and Google Play


    TriMet Tickets

    TriMet Tickets Riding public transit in the Portland region is now easier than ever. Purchase paperless tickets good for buses, MAX light rail and Portland Streetcar instantly on your smartphone, wherever and whenever you need them with this official app.

    Free on iTunes and Google Play

    PDX Bus, MAX, Streetcar and WES

    PDX Bus, MAX, Streetcar and WES Plan trips and access live arrival times with this guide to light rail, streetcar and bus services.

    Free on iTunes

    Special interest

    Cart Compass PDX

    Cart Compass PDX Use this app to search more than 300 of Portland’s famous food carts by name, cuisine or location.

    Free on iTunes and Google Play

    Public Art PDX

    Public Art PDX Let this interactive map, complete with photos, be your guide to more than 400 works of art in Portland’s central city.

    Free on iTunes

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