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Welcome to Metro

As the elected regional government for the Portland metropolitan area, Metro works with communities, businesses and residents to create a vibrant and sustainable region for all.

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Places and activities

Looking for places to go and things to do? Metro is your guide to nature activities, entertainment venues, parks, trails, and more... Go

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Garbage and recycling

Get everything you need to know about recycling and garbage and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area... Go

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Tools for living

From cleaning recipes to pest control, Metro's tools for living help you cultivate a safe and healthy home – and save a little money, too. Go

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Planning and conservation

Learn about Metro’s initiatives and tools designed to create vibrant communities and enrich the natural environment… Go

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Maps and data

Use Metro’s state-of-the-art mapping, regional economic analysis and demographic forecasting tools and services… Go

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Share your views

Help shape the future of the region by contributing your ideas on land, transportation, recycling, parks, trails and how we grow… Go



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More From Metro

Metro operates the Oregon Zoo as well as the Oregon Convention Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, and the Portland Expo Center.
Oregon Zoo        Oregon Convention Center        Portland'5 Centers for the Arts        Expo Center

Councilor Spotlight

Bob Stacey

Bob Stacey

Councilor Stacey brings 37 years of public sector, non-profit and law practice experience to the Metro Council. More

Meet the Metro Council

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Need to report?

Visit the Metro Auditor's confidential ethics line to report a concern. Go

Meet the Metro Auditor

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Metro's chief operating officer proposes a $481 million budget for FY 2014-15 to the Metro Council on April 24. Learn more
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By the Numbers

1.5 million
Metro serves nearly 1.5 million people – from the Columbia River to neighborhoods and parks along the Willamette River in Wilsonville, and from the foothills of the Coast Range near Forest Grove to the banks of the Sandy River at Troutdale.

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