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Campus Sustainability Tour

At Portland State, we strive to have everything we build teach us, and everything we learn help us create a better world. Our 50-acre urban campus is a vibrant, living laboratory for practicing sustainability, extending outside the classroom into offices, eateries, plazas, and gardens. Our goal is to continue innovating and be a model of sustainability not only for a university campus, but also for the surrounding neighborhood, city, region, and even the globe.

PSU lies at the south end of downtown Portland, where campus buildings are seamlessly integrated with businesses, apartment buildings, public parks, bike lanes, and food carts. It’s part of the SoMa (South of Market) EcoDistrict, where residents, property owners, and planners are collaborating to make the neighborhood more livable by improving conservation and green building efforts, increasing open space and wildlife habitat, and enhancing opportunities for community engagement.

Come explore many of the innovative, sustainable features of our campus.    Begin the tour »   


Would you like to take a guided sustainability tour of Portland State’s campus? We'd love to show you around! Schedule a sustainability tour here or Download a self-guided Campus Sustainability Tour map here (pdf)

For an accessible version of the tour, begin the tour here or click through the links below to visit a specific location.

15. Science Research Center
16. South Park Blocks
17. PSU ReUse Room
18. Lincoln Hall
19. Broadway Cycle Track
20. Geothermal & District Energy Loop