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
Travel Portland’s very own web app will lead you to our favorite spots that are – you guessed it – near you now! No install necessary, simply click the purple button top-right. Or this link.
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 located within walking distance of the three lines of the Portland Streetcar system.
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
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 To 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’re planning 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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