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The Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring takes place at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon. PSU is located in downtown Portland.

Finding us on the PSU Campus

The week-long institute takes place in the PSU School of Social Work 


Where to Stay

>>University Place Hotel

This budget-hotel is adjacent to the PSU campus. Participants in the Summer Institute are eligible for a reduced conference rate of $92/night for a room and should ask for rooms reserved for "Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring." To receive the rate, room reservations must be made by June 15. Reservations can be made at (503) 221-0140. 

>>Campus Housing

Dorm rooms on campus are available during the summer. A room with 2 twin beds, private bathroom, coffee pot, linens, etc. is about $60. There are videos showing what the rooms look like so you know what to expect:  Note that participants of the Summer Institute have wireless access through PSU during the week of the Institute. Book accommodations at (503) 725-4336;

Portland Hotels

PSU is at the southern end of the downtown district on MAX and streetcar lines so several hotels are very conveniently located nearby. Note that hotel prices in Portland in the summer tend to be quite high, so we recommend you make arrangements as soon as possible!


Ground Transportation


PSU is well served by buses and streetcars that make it easy to visit interesting parts of the city for dining, shopping, sight-seeing, etc. Information about travel to the PSU campus and around town can be found on the PSU website.

Airport shuttle/taxi

PSU is located approximately 20-30 minutes by car from the Portland Airport (PDX). Shuttles (which are approximately $15-20 one way) are also available. >> More Information

Airport rail

Travel from the airport to downtown is available by light rail on the "Red" Line. The light rail leaves from near the baggage claim area on the lower level of the airport, takes about 40 minutes to get to downtown Portland, and has a stop approximately 7 blocks from campus (you can transfer to other light rail lines, buses or the Portland Street car to get all the way to PSU). Information about schedules, fares, connections to bus and streetcar, and trip plannning available at TriMet. >> More Information


Contact Us

Questions? Contact Kay Logan, PSU Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research, 503.725.9680,