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Welcome to the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University.

The Institute was created to better connect the university to issues of concern to communities in the six-county Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, and to bring new attention to key issues of metropolitan significance.

Interested in learning more about the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies? Keep up to date on news, opinions and other developments by following Director Sheila Martin's blog



The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies is proud to be a member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, which is a collaboration between the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems in community-building and policymaking.