First Stop Portland

What is First Stop Portland? 

We custom-design Study Tours for delegations visiting Portland, Oregon, USA to learn about our unique strategies for creating a vibrant, sustainable city. Our programs are tailored to address each delegation's particular area of interest or concern. We connect visitors with Portland's experts, leaders, and innovators in business, politics, and research-- the people who can share "The Portland Story" best because they're writing it.
Are you an urban leader looking for inspiration? Do you want to hear lessons learned by Portland's experts from 40 years of green innovation? Do you want to better understand sustainable urban development policy and best practices? Do you want to make connections and exchange knowledge with your peers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a Study Tour with First Stop Portland may be right for you. 



In response to Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible, and PSU's pursuant guidance and policies surrounding the coronavirus, the First Stop Portland office is teleworking until further notice.  All staff and faculty will be working remotely, so email is the best method of communication during this time period: If you need FSP's support to learn more about Portland's best practices, please contact us! We can provide our service by utilizing Zoom.