A portal is a type of trap that takes you to a different section of the dungeon. Portals can be found:

Single-use portals are also technically generated when the Eye of the Aethiopica is used to branchport between dungeon branches, although you never get to see them.

Note that unlike the teleport trap and level teleporter, a portal will transport you even if you have magic resistance.

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Portals can be Mirrors, Pictures, Standing Stones, Stone
Circles, Windows, and special gates set up for the purpose.
You will travel through them both to distant parts of the
continent and to and from our own world. The precise manner
of their working is a Management secret.

[ The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, by Diana Wynne Jones ]
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