The Portland metro area and Oregon have a rich history of supporting electric vehicle charging with the West Coast Electric Highway and the Electric Avenue stations in the city’s downtown area. As of March 2020, the Portland area has more than 1,200 public EV charging stations, of which 106 units are free. And charging infrastructure is still tracking with more than 70% year-over-year growth in 2019, which resulted in 223 new charging stations in the Portland area, including the Vancouver suburbs, Beaverton and Hillsboro.
The largest charging network in the Northwest is Blink Charging Company and its 300 stations. Blink is one of the first networks to add DC fast charging stations to the Portland metro area and now has been joined by the likes of Tesla, ChargePoint, SemaConnect, Webasto, Electrify America and EVgo, to name a few. Portland has a total of 137 DC Fast Chargers, 30 of which are Tesla Superchargers. Power ratings for these fast chargers vary across Portland, from 22 to 350 kW. A Walmart Supercenter Electrify America station installed in 2019 in nearby Vancouver offers 350 kW. Currently, no electric car can receive 350 kW but the Porsche Taycan is the highest rated at 270 kW. Tesla has released its own next generation technology, called V3, and it offers a power rating as high as 250 kW, along with no load sharing between charging stations.
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Charging Stats
1,285 Total Stations
118 Free Stations
60 New Stations (90 days)
181 Fast Chargers
82 CHAdeMO Plugs
106 CCS Plugs
918 J-1772 Plugs
Top Charging Networks in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
Blink 251 stations
SemaConnect 145 stations
ChargePoint 121 stations
Tesla Destination 71 stations
Grocery and Retail Stores with EV Charging in Portland
The city of Portland has more than 1,000 EV charging stations located at retail stores, shopping malls and grocery stores. Visit PlugShare.com and apply the “grocery,” “shopping” and “payment required locations” filters.
Below are the top-rated retail and grocery stores in Portland with electric vehicle charging stations:
Pricing for charging varies at grocery and retail locations, so be sure to check PlugShare.com for recent pricing and comments about charging health.
Hotels with EV Charging in the Portland Metro Area
Are you looking for a hotel in Portland with EV charging options? There are more than 200 charging stations at hotels in the Portland metro area. To view all hotels with EV charging stations, visit PlugShare.com and apply the “lodging” and “payment required locations” filters. Also visit PlugShare’s EV Trip Planner if you are planning any extended travel near the Portland area and below are the top-rated hotels with electric vehicle charging stations:
Portland has 30 Tesla Superchargers, as well as 82 Tesla destination chargers. Besides the destination charging and superchargers, Tesla provides owners with more than 1,019 compatible charging stations for its range of EV models. If you are looking to charge a Tesla S, 3, X, Y or Tesla Roadster in Portland, follow these steps:
If you’re traveling to Portland in a Tesla, investigate our Tesla Trip Planner tool to locate hotels with Tesla charging stations. There are 82 destination charging stations at hotels in the Portland metro area. Below are the top-rated hotels:
The easiest way to view all charging stations compatible with your vehicle is to register on PlugShare and add the make and model of your electric vehicle to your profile. PlugShare will automatically tailor the map for charging connections compatible with your car. Here are some high level stats of charging stations by vehicle. To register, click here.
1,019 Tesla Model 3 charging stations in the Portland area
1,019 Tesla Model S charging stations in the Portland area
1,019 Tesla Model X charging stations in the Portland area
1,019 Tesla Model Y charging stations in the Portland area
897 Nissan Leaf charging stations in the Portland area
983 BMW i3 charging stations in the Portland area
983 Chevrolet Bolt charging stations in the Portland area
List of Top Locations with EV Charging Stations
Walmart Locations in Portland with EV Charging Stations: