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1631 Southwest 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Although not the largest State University in Oregon, the campus is downtown, close to everything. You'll visit friends, family or just walk among the beautiful tree lined streets and campus. It's especially beautiful in the Fall when the leaves put on their annual display of...More

Thank TexieTucson-Az
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I spent time attending Portland State college. The tree lined central campus was always very special, during all the seasons, lending the natural world's grace to a city environment. An interesting place to be, with older buildings and newer ones, with a very diverse student...More

1  Thank kttraveler
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The rec center occupies most of a building at SW 6th and Montgomery. Bus lines and streetcar lines converge a block away, making the commute a snap. A big Olympic-sized lap pool, with relaxing hot tub, is on one floor, and above it is a...More

Thank B5486GHra
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stayed nearby and I got to say that I was impressed with the urban campus. They are doing a major gym renovation now that will be awesome and the school sits high on a hill above the greater city. It's a very short walk...More

Thank gammish
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Well rated college in the downtown area. Restaurants and parking nearby. Great place to sit and people watch.

Thank TracieB5
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Beautiful campus in a park-like setting. Easily accessible via NS streetcar. A great farmer's market every Saturday from 9 to 2 p.m.

Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 13 April 2017

And be sure to make it by on a Saturday morning for the farmer's market - best in the city! The park blocks are stunning and a great place for a picnic or a pleasant walk.

Thank Rachael V
Reviewed 29 March 2017

PSU is an integrated part of Portland. It's difficult to be downtown and not be on their campus. Lots of things going on, very involved in community life.....and ideal of what an urban campus can be. Our son did his undergrad here, our professional lives...More

1  Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Frequently departments such as Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies provide weekly performances, lectures and other cultural events, so besides being the number one destination for Portland students who don't want to move away from town and don't have the resources to go elsewhere, this...More

1  Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 2 February 2017

PSU is tucked into the SW corner of the city proper and can be busy during the day. The campus is compact and be be crowded during the academic year. there are a couple of food cart pods for quick lunches and good pizza place....More

Thank tfizzle
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