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.

Save Money

Download Chinook Book's mobile app and receive coupons for local merchants right on your phone. This free app features coupons for grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, fitness studios, small businesses and theaters that are all redeemable from your phone.

Available for iPhone and Android at chinookbook.com for free.

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

— Suzie Ridgway