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National Emergency Telephone Number

Portland is a safe city for the most part. Like in every other big city, it is wise to keep an eye on your belongings at all times and to lock the door of your accommodation and that of your car or bicycle if you happen to rent them. The national eme...

National Holidays

National holidays in the United States vary from those in Europe. Remember that shops, banks and supermarkets may be closed during national holidays. Official national holidays in the United States are as follows:   New Year’s Day: January 1st, Val...

Embassies and Consular Services

If you run into trouble with the authorities or if you’re experiencing problems with your passport, then your country's diplomatic mission in the United States can assist you. It is more than likely that your country is represented in the United...

Currency

The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States of America and its insular territories. Other currencies are not accepted. It is therefore wise to exchange euros or other currencies for dollars at one of Portland’s many currenc...

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