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.
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.
- Get the latest events and weather, plus transportation and visitor information.
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.
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:
- Portland International Airport: Find your gate, or pre- and post-security dining and shopping.
- Powell’s City of Books: Find specific titles, and get turn-by-turn directions through the huge store.
- Portland Art Museum: Locate artwork, research pieces as you encounter them, and share information about special events and exhibits.
- Oregon Convention Center: Get event-specific information and directions to meeting rooms.
- Lan Su Chinese Garden: Follow a detailed tour of the masterfully crafted grounds.
- Portland Timbers: Find your seats, refreshments and restroom facilities, and pull up the words to the crowd’s lively chants.
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.
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
Cart Compass PDX
Use this app to search more than 300 of Portland’s famous food carts by name, cuisine or location.
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