Portland Visitor Center
Need help planning your time in Portland? Start your trip with a visit to the Portland Visitor Center, where resident experts will provide maps, insider tips, brochures and recommendations. The center is staffed by volunteers, some of whom are fluent in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. (Note: Due to scheduling, we can’t promise that these foreign-language speakers will be available when you visit.)
The center is located in Director Park , within easy walking distance of downtown hotels. It’s just two short blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square, which is served by all MAX Light Rail lines, as well as many bus lines.
The Visitor Center is open year-round, with hours varying seasonally. Scroll to the bottom of this page or call the numbers above for current hours.
Travel Portland and our partners at Brand USA provide information in the following languages:
Download our concise international guide to Portland:
These Portland tour operators provide tours in the languages listed below. Contact them individually for more information.
|America’s Hub World Tours||X||X|
|First Nature Treks & Tours *||X||X||X||X||X|
|Foodie Drinkie Tours||X||X||X|
|Pedal Bike Tours **||X||X||X|
|Portland Walking Tours||X||X||X||X||X|
|Third Wave Coffee Tours||X||X|
*Private tours only
**Requires advance notice
Currency Exchange Services
Located southwest of Portland in Washington Square mall, Currency Exchange International buys and sells more than 80 foreign currencies from around the world and exchanges U.S. and foreign traveler’s checks.
Spin Laundry Lounge, a laundromat, bar and cafe one block east of Mississippi Avenue, features high-efficiency equipment and eco-friendly laundry products that let you finish your laundry in 45 minutes, all while enjoying drinks, snacks and free Wi-Fi in a bright, modern environment. Spin also offers wash and fold service.
When to Visit
Portland is welcoming and lively year-round, with every month and season offering its own allures.
Where to Stay
Use these guides to find the perfect place to lay your head during your trip to the Rose City.
Portland International Airport (PDX)
PDX boasts an easy light rail connection to downtown, free Wi-Fi, local food and drink and tax-free shopping with no markups — and 426 flights daily.
Efficient public transit, miles of bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly city streets make navigating Portland a breeze.