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Tour Requests

If you would like to take a tour of the National Weather Service office in Portland, you may now make a tour request online. Simply take a moment to read over our tour guidelines before filling out the form below.

Note: These guidelines are not "set in stone." If you are unsure about whether or not your group/situation fits the guidelines, please go ahead and submit your request and we will contact you to discuss your circumstances in further detail.

   - Entering information into this form and submitting your online tour request is done so
     on a voluntary basis. While all fields in this form are required in order to submit an
     electronic tour request, you may also make tour requests by either emailing the
     webmaster account, or calling the office at 503-326-2340..
   - Additionally, information submitted via this form is confidential and will only be used to
     contact the individual(s) listed as the point of contact for a specific tour request. If you
     would like to know more about the National Weather Service privacy policy, click here.

Tour Guidelines for the NWS Portland, OR

Group sizes and age

  • Group sizes should be limited to a maximum of 25 people
       (groups larger than 25 will be addressed on a case by case basis).
  • The grade level of tour participants should be 3rd grade or older


  • Tours will typically be conducted during normal business hours
       Monday - Friday, roughly between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm
  • Tours are usually between 30 and 45 minutes in length. However, based on the needs
       of your group, timing can possibly be adjusted.
  • Evening and weekend tours are discouraged, but may be pre-scheduled with adequate

Loose Ends

  • Remember, this is not a reservation, only a request. The tour focal point will contact
       you, either by phone or email, once your request has been submitted to finalize
       a date/time for for your tour.
  • Tour requests should be made at least one month in advance.
      Tour requests made within 1 month of requested date may or may not
      be accomodated due to staff availability.
  • A visitor pass will be given to the designated group leader, and all persons (18 and
       older) participating in the tour may be required to sign in at the front desk.
  • Significant weather events, staff shortages, a change in terror threat levels, and other
       unforseen situations, may force a tour to be cancelled with short notice. If a
       cancellation becomes necessary, we will do our best to contact you as soon as we
       can to notify you, and reschedule the tour if possible. Because of this, you should
       be sure to contact us at least a couple of days ahead of time to ensure your tour is
       your tour is still scheduled.
Contact name:
Contact Phone Number:
Contact Email Address:
Group Name, School or Organization:

School grade of those attending?
Not Applicable
College & Older High School Junior High/Middle School Elementary

How many people will are planning to attend?
Number of adults:   Number of children (or those under 18):

Please enter the PREFERRED date and time you would like to schedule a tour:
   Preferred Time:

In case your first choice is not available,

Please enter an ALTERNATE date and time for your tour:
   Preferred Time:

Any specific topics you would like us to address during your tour?

Other Questions/Comments:
If you have any other questions, comments, or circumstances
we might need to plan for (e.g. wheelchair access), please list those here.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Service
Portland Weather Forecast Office
5241 NE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230-1089

Tel: (503) 261-9246

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