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Destination guides > North America > USA > West Coast > Oregon > Portland


Oregon's largest city is a relaxed place brimming with culture and vitality. It has more than its share of bookshops, cafés, galleries and theatres. Portland is also a convenient base for exploring the outdoors with several excellent parks within a short distance of the city.

Practical information

Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA)

25 SW Salmon Street, Portland
Tel (503) 222 2223
Open Jan-May Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Jun-Aug Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm; Sep-Dec Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Portland Parks & Recreation

1120 SW 5th Avenue #1302, Portland
Tel (503) 823 2223
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Nature of Northwest

800 NE Oregon Street #1127, Portland
Tel (503) 872 2750
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

American Automobile Association (AAA)

600 SW Market Street, Portland
Tel (503) 222 6777 or 800 AAA HELP
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

City Laundry Northwest

1414 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209
Bus 17 Tram NW 11th & Glisan
Tel (503) 224 7733


115 NW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Bus 4, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 33, 35, 44 MAX Old Town/Chinatown, Skidmore Fountain
Tel (503) 248 2900
Open Mon-Fri 7am-2am, Sat-Sun 10am-2am


If you're travelling with your own notebook computer you can connect to the internet for free using the citywide Wi-Fi network operated by MetroFi (website


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