- About Us
Metro serves more than 1.5 million people who make their home in the 25 cities and three counties at the urban heart of Oregon. Voters have asked Metro to help with the challenges and opportunities that cross city and county lines.
Shaping the future
Metro brings people together to make decisions about where we grow, how we get around and what happens to our waste. Metro guides investments in jobs, roads and transit while working to protect farms, forests and clean air and water for future generations.
Metro is located at 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232 and owns and operates 16,000 acres of parks and natural areas, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Expo Center and the Oregon Convention Center. Two recycling and garbage stations accept trash, recyclables and hazardous waste from residents, businesses and commercial haulers. Metro also provides tools for everyday living, from a recycling hotline to a bike map to MetroPaint.