Oregon EBT Discounts: Maximizing Benefits and Savings Opportunities

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards in Oregon provide qualifying residents with financial assistance for purchasing food under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, the benefits of having an Oregon EBT card extend beyond just grocery shopping. Cardholders are eligible for various discounts and free or reduced admission to museums, zoos, and other cultural institutions across the state.

Oregon takes part in the Museums for All initiative, which offers EBT cardholders reduced admission fees, ensuring that economic barriers don’t prevent families and individuals from accessing enriching educational experiences. Moreover, discounts on services, such as internet access, and participation in community-supported agriculture programs are also available for those with an Oregon EBT card. These additional perks help support the well-being and growth of low-income households throughout the state.

Museum Discounts

Participating museums across the state offer discounted or free admission to Oregon EBT cardholders through the Museums for All program. For example, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) provides a significantly reduced entry fee of $3 per person for up to four individuals per EBT card.

  • High Desert Museum
    59800 South Hwy 97
    Bend, Oregon 97702
  • ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
    1500 East Main St.
    Ashland, Oregon 97520
  • Oregon Historical Society
    1200 SW Park Ave.
    Portland, Oregon 97205
  • Schmidt Historical House Museum
    512 SW 5th Street
    Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
  • Museum of Natural and Cultural History
    1680 East 15th Ave.
    Eugene, Oregon 97403
  • Fort Dalles Museum/Anderson Homestead
    500 West 15th St.
    The Dalles, Oregon 97058
  • Eugene Science Center
    2300 Leo Harris Parkway
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Portland Children’s Museum
    4015 SW Canyon Road
    Portland, Oregon 97221
  • Adventure! Children’s Museum
    490 Valley River Center
    Eugene, Oregon 97401
  • Architectural Heritage Center
    701 SE Grand Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97214
    (503) 231-7264

Public Transportation Discounts

EBT cardholders may be eligible for discounted fares on public transit systems.

  • TriMet: Offers a reduced fare program where eligible riders pay half the Adult fare.
  • Lane Transit District (LTD): Provides a Honored Rider ID Card which allows qualified individuals to ride at a reduced fare.

Educational Program Discounts

Several educational programs in Oregon offer discounts for EBT cardholders.

  • Oregon Zoo: The Zoo For All program allows guests to purchase up to six tickets at $5 each.
  • Portland Children’s Museum: Admission is $3 per person for individuals holding an EBT card, with a limit of four people per card.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you possess an Oregon Trail Card, you’re eligible to subscribe to the Amazon Prime EBT Discount, offering all the benefits of Prime at a significantly reduced price.


  • Standard Amazon Prime Membership: $12.99 per month
  • With EBT Card: $5.99 per month (over 50% off)


Amazon participates in the USDA’s pilot program, allowing approved vendors to accept food stamps online for delivery services. With this, Prime members can order groceries through Amazon Pantry in selected areas of the country.

Prime Membership Benefits

Fast and Free Delivery
  • Unlimited Free Shipping: Available on over 50 million eligible items.
  • Same-Day and 2-Hour Delivery: Available in certain urban areas for over a million products.
  • TV Shows and Movies: Unlimited streaming access included with Prime on various devices like Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.
Additional Prime Advantages
  • Grocery Purchases: Use your EBT card for Amazon Pantry purchases, available in specific states.
  • Music Streaming: Access to over two million songs, ad-free, including thousands of playlists and stations.
  • Reading Material: Unlimited access to books and magazines across any device.
  • Audible Original Series: Unlimited listening to original audio series from Audible.
  • Gaming with Twitch Prime: Includes free monthly game content, exclusive discounts, and more.
  • Photo Storage: Unlimited photo storage to keep all your memories in one place.

Discounted Cell Phone Services in Oregon

Below is a table showing the cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program within Oregon, listing their names and customer service phone numbers.

Company NamePhone Number
Access Wireless866-594-3644
Assurance Wireless888-898-4888
AT&T Mobility800-377-9450
Eagle Telephone System541-893-6115
enTouch Wireless866-488-8719
U.S. Cellular800-944-9400

Discounted Home Phone Services in Oregon

The following table details home phone providers participating in the Lifeline program within Oregon, including each company’s name and contact number.

Company NamePhone Number
Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone Company503-632-3113
Canby Telecom503-266-8111
Clear Creek Communications503-631-2101
Colton Telephone Company503-824-3211
Comspan Communications866-808-7681
Eagle Telephone541-893-6111
Frontier Communications800-921-8101
Gervais Telephone Company503-792-3611
Helix Telephone541-457-2385
Molalla Communications Company503-829-1100
Monitor Cooperative Telephone503-634-2266
Monroe Telephone541-847-5135
Nehalem Telecommunications, Inc.888-366-7821
North-State Telephone Company800-848-7969
Oregon-Idaho Utilities (Humboldt)800-624-0082
Pine Telephone System541-742-2201
Pioneer Telephone888-782-2667
Reliance Connects503-630-4213
Roome Telecommunications, Inc.800-343-2211
Scio Mutual Telephone Association503-394-3366
St. Paul Cooperative Telephone Association503-633-2111
Stayton Cooperative Telephone Company503-769-2121
Warm Springs Telecom541-615-0555

Discounted Internet Service Through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers significant savings on internet services for EBT Cardholders. Below are the key details of this program:

FeatureDiscount Amount
Monthly Internet Service$30 discount per month
One-Time Device Purchase$100 discount on a laptop, desktop, or tablet (one-time)

Additionally, the $30 ACP internet credit can be combined with your Lifeline phone service, providing further reductions on your monthly phone and internet expenses.

Be sure to check out our other articles about Oregon Food Stamps and EBT.