Travel Portland operates an informative website for visitors to the area, where you can find a robust business directory, interactive map and up-to-date information and recommendations on tax-free shopping, dining, sightseeing and other things to do in Portland. On TravelPortland.com, you can also book hotels in the Portland area and receive complimentary parking, continental breakfast and a coupon book as part of the "Portland Perks" program.

Travel Portland also publishes a print magazine, available online or free upon request, and provides information through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and via a monthly e-mail newsletter.

The Travel Portland Visitor Information Center can be visited in person Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and seasonally (May-October) on Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friendly volunteers staff the desk, offering free maps and brochures, directions and suggestions for experiencing Portland’s many attractions, from food carts to festivals. They also can assist with hotel, tour and travel arrangements.

Travel Portland Information Center
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Tel: 503.275.8355 or toll-free 1.87.PORTLAND (1.877.678.5263)

One of the best sources of information about Portland is Portland Monthly Magazine, where you’ll find lifestyle articles, news and reviews. Portland Monthly provides excellent guides to food and restaurants, shopping, the outdoors, entertainment and more.

OregonLive is another great source for news and happenings in town. Free weekly papers The Portland Mercury and Willamette Week are found in curbside boxes, stores and restaurants throughout the city; both publications contain plenty of information on concerts, art exhibitions, theatrical performances and film, as well as original journalism.