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Green Campus

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. In the coming decades, our goal is to 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 in the heart of the SoMa (South of Market) EcoDistrict, one of five pilot districts in Portland where residents, property owners, and planners are exploring opportunities to green not only buildings, but entire neighborhoods. EcoDistricts aim to capture, manage, and reuse a majority of energy, water, and waste on site; provide a range of transportation options; ensure a rich diversity of habitat and open space; and enhance community engagement and well-being.

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

Download a self-guided walking tour map (pdf)


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