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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office for Community Technology

Broadband & Communications Policy, Cable Regulation & Consumer Protection and Utility Franchises, Licenses & Wireless

Phone: 503-823-5385

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Where to Find Low-Cost/Free/Loaned Computers

Free Geek (Free or Low-Cost)

March 2020: While closed to the public, Free Geek is still producing laptops and desktops and working with organizations as well as online with individuals to get free or low-cost devices distributed. Go here to find out about low-cost devices. Contact Adelle Pomeroy at 503-232-9350 x 116 or to learn about free devices. 

Multnomah County Library (Loan)

The library loans Chromebooks and hotspots to patrons. Patrons can take the devices and hotspots home for 6 months at a time and can renew the loan when the first 6 months is up. Chromebook and Hotspot lending application

Portland Public Schools (Loan)

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is loaning computers or tablets to PPS students who need them. If you know of a PPS student in need, please fill out this form.

Comcast (Low-Cost)

Internet Essentials subscribers can purchase a refurbished desktop or laptop computer for $149.99+tax (offer includes Microsoft Office, Norton Security Suite & 90-day warranty) (computer specs:

Portland Youth Builders (Low-Cost)

Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) students rebuild desktop computers to offer to the local nonprofit community. Students also teach and mentor elders in the community in a basic computer skills course series. Contact PYB at 503-286-9350