So many apps out there seem to fall into one of two camps—incredibly useful or completely useless. To that end, we checked out some of the handiest apps for Portland parents and have located 11 we think are the best. Whether you’re hopping on TriMet or heading to one of the Multnomah County Libraries, saving money with the Chinook Book or looking for the restroom inside Powell’s, take a quick minute to download these essential apps that will make life as a parent a little less busy and a lot more fun.

Take a Walking Tour

The free GPSmyCity app allows you to take a self-guided walk through over 470 cities around the world, including Portland. The app notifies walkers about everything from famous attractions to hidden gems as you stroll along.

Available on iPhone, iPad and iTouch at gpsmycity.com for free.

  • Take a Walking Tour
  • Pay for Parking
  • Go By Public Transit
  • Take a Hike
  • Discover Public Art
  • Hug Some Trees
  • Check Out Library Books
  • Permission from geocaching.com if use link in article as credit
  • Save Money
  • Find a Food Cart
  • Find the Restroom

What are your favorite apps as a Portland parent? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Suzie Ridgway