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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.

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