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.
Discover The City Apps
Near Me Now
Explore like a local with Travel Portland’s very own Near Me Now for iPhone, available for download at the Apple App Store, and at the Google Play Store for Android. This map-based guide highlights some of our favorite restaurants, attractions, shops, bars and more to give you a local’s perspective on this dynamic, delicious city. We also share historical insights, public art and fun facts, as well as today’s events at venues all over town. It’s like having a personal guide to the city right in your pocket! Near Me Now is also still available to all users on our website— no installation necessary.
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. The app was last updated in 2018 but remains mostly accurate.
Free on iTunes
Portland by Streetcar
This free app provides an interactive tour of landmarks, historical sites and points of interest within walking distance of the three lines of the Portland Streetcar system.
PDX Bus, MAX, Streetcar and WES
Plan trips around Portland and access live arrival times with this guide to light rail, streetcar and bus services.
Free on iTunes
Pay for your metered street parking all over Portland from the convenience of your phone with this easy-to-use app.
Apps That Help You Shop Local
Kuto is a Portland-built payment app that enables small businesses to save up to 70% on bank fees, keeping your spending local. It’s accepted (and preferred) by many Portland retailers.
If you plan a trip to nearby Beaverton, consider installing BabbleBuy to access their Passport to Old Town and get all the latest news from the popular food cart pod, BG’s Food Cartel.
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