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   A Sense of Place

  • Mount Hood, located 45 miles from campus and in view of downtown Portland, is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, or hiking and camping in the summer. Mount Hood, located 45 miles from campus and in view of downtown Portland, is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, or hiking and camping in the summer.

  • Tryon Creek State Park provides a tranquil backdrop for those studying in Wood Hall. Tryon Creek State Park provides a tranquil backdrop for those studying in Wood Hall. Copyright Robert M Reynolds

  • The Portland Aerial Tram provides a spectacular view of the city. The Portland Aerial Tram provides a spectacular view of the city.

  • The Columbia River Gorge, 30 miles from campus, offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, cycling, and water sports. The Columbia River Gorge, 30 miles from campus, offers a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, cycling, and water sports.

  • The Oregon coast makes for an easy day trip, only 62 miles west of campus. The Oregon coast makes for an easy day trip, only 62 miles west of campus.

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park runs the length of downtown Portland along the Willamette River. Tom McCall Waterfront Park runs the length of downtown Portland along the Willamette River.

  • Portland is situated at the northern end of the scenic Willamette Valley, which boasts hundreds of world-class wineries. Portland is situated at the northern end of the scenic Willamette Valley, which boasts hundreds of world-class wineries.