City of Portland launches unified social media channels

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New Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts will provide coordinated information about public health, economic recovery, news and events.

The City of Portland is launching new citywide social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to provide community members with coordinated public health and economic recovery information – and the biggest news, events and resources from their city government.  

Using the PortlandGov handle, these channels will serve as a non-political voice and information hub for Portlanders. 

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the need for a unified city government presence. New channels will allow the City to share resources and produce high-quality content for community members, stakeholders and journalists, so they can get involved, make informed decisions and access the services they need more easily. 

The new channels will complement existing bureau social media accounts, which will continue to provide in-depth information about everything from parks to water to safety. In particular, the new City of Portland channels will be used to promote public engagement, amplify the many diverse initiatives and services that are provided by City bureaus every day and support emergency response.  

Look for PortlandGov, on Twitter and Facebook on August 4, 2021, and Instagram this fall. Follow directly at: 





Heather Hafer

Public Information Officer, Office of Management and Finance