Resources for International Visitors

Visiting Portland from another country? Check out these links and resources to help with your trip.

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Visitor Information

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.

Foreign-Language Websites

Travel Portland and our partners at Brand USA provide information in the following languages:

Foreign-Language Materials

Download our concise international guide to Portland:

Foreign-Language Tours

These Portland tour operators provide tours in the languages listed below. Contact them individually for more information.

  Chinese French German Japanese Korean Portuguese Spanish
America’s Hub World Tours   X         X
BREWVANA X   X X X   X
Columbia Crossroads*   X X       X
First Nature Treks & Tours * X X X X     X
Foodie Drinkie Tours X     X X    
Pedal Bike Tours **   X X       X
Slabtown Tours X X 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

TravelEx has locations at Portland International Airport and another in downtown Portland. Both stores convert foreign banknotes to U.S. dollars.

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.

Laundry Services

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.

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