USPS Post Office at Jet Video
Post Office Hours:
10-5:30 Monday-Friday (pickup: 4 PM)
10-2:30 Saturday (pickup: 1 PM)
(Please note: Jet Video has little to no control over what other web sites say our hours are -- 8 AM, 9 AM, etc.)
Main Post Office (125 Forest Avenue) Phone Number:
207-871-8519 (delivery questions/carrier station)
207-871-8437 (other questions/front desk)
(Please note: The main post office near Deering Oaks Park typically does not answer their phones. Please leave them a voice message, or go to them in person if you don't want to wait. They can answer most of the questions we can't -- which are most postal questions.)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Contract Postal Unit (CPU)?
Deering Center is primarily a residential neighborhood, so as their policy currently stands, the US Postal Service will likely never open a regular station here. The compromise: Portland's Deering USPS Post Offices have been outsourced to private businesses via contracts. We offer this service primarily as a convenience to the community rather than as a significant source of income for the store, so please respect it! We also support the APWU in their struggle to strengthen union-protected postal jobs. Please read the APWU's statement on CPUs here.
What does CPU Jet Video take for payment?
We accept cash and checks only. We accept credit cards for ice cream and videos but cannot accept them for postage.
Does CPU Jet Video sell money orders, process passports, or offer PO boxes?
No, we do not offer these three services.
Does CPU Jet Video sell stamps?
Yes, we sell books and rolls of stamps, but we don't have the full selection of designs that the main post office has.
Does CPU Jet Video ship packages?
Yes, we can ship packages via First Class (3-4 days), Express (1-2 days) Priority (2-4 days), Standard Post (7-21 days), and Media Mail (7-21 days). However, while we can ship international letters, we cannot ship international packages bearing handwritten or typewritten customs forms.
Does CPU Jet Video offer extra services like Certified Mail?
Yes, we have a variety of forms here including Certified Mail, Registered Mail, Return Receipt, Certificate of Mailing, Change of Address, Authorization to Hold Mail, Signature Confirmation, and Insured Mail.
Does CPU Jet Video sell postal supplies?
Yes, we offer USPS supplies such as Priority and Express Mail boxes and envelopes, and we also sell generic business, manila, and lightly padded envelopes as well as greeting cards. We do not sell rolls of tape, but customers may use our tape gun for $.10 per foot of tape. Tape is not free here, nor is it at the regular post offices.