It is a resource guide for new residents for smooth sailing into Portland. This web/kiosk/android App helps new immigrants and foreign students feel welcome in the city. To reduce their time to get adjusted, this App connects them to their ethnic, cultural and educational resources in the city. The web/mobile web/android App lists the ethnic restaurants, pubs or food carts. Further, it lists ethnic grocery stores and book stores that carry books, newspapers and magazines in their native language. The App will also connect them to businesses such as interpreters, ESL tutors, immigration lawyers, notary public with language skills. The App will also provide a listing of local ethnic festivals or events.
It uses the business license database for getting address and GIS information about local businesses. It integrates it with the content authored using portlandwiki.
Initially, the App has content for three ethnicities:
The contributor of this App is the Oregon chapter of the Alumni association of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). It has been designed and developed by local members and their friends.
Note: If you have problems in accessing the website, please wait as the domain name is still being propagated.