Mountains, Valleys & Streams
Oregon is known for natural beauty, and its largest city is no exception. Forest Park is the largest forested natural area within city limits in the United States and Mill Ends Park is the smallest park in the word. Portland's South Park Blocks run through the main part of campus, making a beautiful spot to relax in the summer. The Park Blocks are also home to the hugely popular PSU Portland Farmer's Market.
It doesn't take long to get out of the city and immerse yourself in either the quiet solitude or racous adventure that nature can provide - your pick. Portland is at the northern end of the Willamette Valley, just one and a half hours away from Mt. Hood to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the West. PSU students kayak, ski, surf, windsurf, fish and hike on the weekends.
Explore of the world just outside our doors:
- PSU Outdoor Program
- Travel Portland
- Travel Oregon
- Portland Parks and Recreation
- Oregon Parks and Recreation
- The Nature Conservacy