When will the open datasets be available? What are they?

Open datasets are available in the Datasets section. The datasets and their related documentation come from the many regional suppliers, including various City bureaus, TriMet, Metro, Portland Public Schools, and others. The datasets include regional maps and boundaries, zoning, business and building permits, crime data, and many others. All data is available in a number of structured, machine-readable formats for programmatic access, including XLS, CVS, RSS, XML, SHP, KML, etc., depending on the type of data involved.