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Visiting Portland, Oregon

Visiting Portland, OregonVisting Portland State University


How to get here

Portland International Airport - Flying into the Portland International Airport is an easy and hassle-free experience.  The airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from campus.  PSU does not offer transportation to and from the airport, but there is great public transportation between the airport and downtown Portland.

Transportation & Parking Services - This site will help you find directions to campus and link you to public transportation options.

Where to stay

Hotels - Visiting from out of town?  PSU has a full-service hotel at University Place, an educational conference center with 235 comfortable guest rooms.  

There are many hotels in and around downtown for every budget.  Please visit our hotel booking engine.

Things to doRoses on Campus

Portland History & Population - Portland, Oregon is the third most populous city in the Pacific-Northwest after Seattle and Vancouver, BC.  It is one of the "greenest" cities in the United States and has a population of about 2 million in the metropolitan area. 

Restaurants - Portland is a gastronome's dream.  No matter your taste, here are many great places to eat near campus from carts to formal dining rooms.  There are also several eateries on campus. 

Attractions - Exploring PSU is a great way to spend your time while in Portland, and if time allows, check all that the Portland has to offer including Pioneer Courthouse Square, the International Rose Test Garden, Powell's Books, Portland's brewery scene, Mount Hood, the Oregon coast, or the many wineries in the Willamette Valley. 

There is so much to see, eat, do, learn, and explore in the Portland area.  We would love to hear from you about your experience in Portland.  Please email us at parents@pdx.edu with any recommendations or suggestions.


Visiting Portland State University

Campus Map - Print a campus map to bring with you when you visit.

Campus Video - Familiarize yourself with PSU without ever leaving your computer.

Noteworthy Campus Spots - On your next visit to PSU, take time to explore the following: 

Portland Store Front

  • Smith Memorial Student Union
  • Women's Resource Center (in the basement of Montgomery Hall)
  • Simon Benson House
  • Lincoln Hall
  • Peter Stott Center
  • PSU Bookstore
  • Walk of the Heroines
  • Park Blocks
  • Food Carts on 4th Avenue and College (across from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Urban Plaza
  • New Campus Rec Center
  • Millar Library