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About portland state university
As Oregon's most affordable public research university, Portland State University offers tremendous opportunity to 27,000 students from all backgrounds. Their mission to "let knowledge serve the city" reflects their dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems.
Portland State University's location in the heart of one of America's most dynamic cities gives their students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene. They are the only Oregon university to offer a four-year degree guarantee.
Getting to HEFW
Airport Travel: Portland International Airport (PDX) is conveniently located near Portland State University and downtown Portland. Numerous transportation options are available to and from the airport: http://www.flypdx.com/PDX/GroundTransportation
Max: The Max Light Rail connects Portland City Center with Beaverton, Clackamas, Gresham, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, North/Northeast Portland and Portland International Airport. To map your route, visit https://trimet.org/max/. For those traveling from the airport, The Red Line train runs from the Portland International Airport to the conference hotel (Hilton Downtown Portland). To get to the Hilton, take the Red Line to the Mall/SW 5th Ave MAX Station. For Transit between the Hilton and Portland State University (1/2 miles), you can use the Portland Streetcar to the SW Park & Mill stop. For more information about the Streetcar, visit https://portlandstreetcar.org
Ride Share: Portland is a Lyft and Uber-friendly city. Lyft and Uber both operate via a peer-to-peer driving model and runs through their specific mobile applications. No cash changes hands in the transaction and drivers utilize GPS technology to map the best route to your location. More information: www.lyft.com & www.uber.com
Biking: Portland is consistently ranked as one of the top bicycling cities in the United States. Portland has an awesome bike share program called Biketown that lets you bike around the Portland area. There are multiple Biketown stations on campus as well as throughout the city. More information on Biketown can be found here: https://www.biketownpdx.com
What makes Portland so special? Some will tell you it’s all about the trees, fresh air and proximity to the mountains, rivers and ocean. Others think the indie music and arts scenes define the city's particular brand of cool. Portland is also known for the amazing foods and drinks. How can one place have so much going on? Come to the 2018 Summit and find out for yourself.
Some Rankings about Portland
- #1 America's Best Cities for Summer Travel
- Food and Drink Capital of America
- One of “Best Big Cities also Among Best Meeting Cities”
- #1 Best Beer Cities in America
- #8 Fittest City in the United States
- 3rd Best City for Recent Grads
- #1 Dog-Friendly City in the US
THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND
Powell's City of Books: The world's largest independent bookstore. Covering an entire city block, Powell’s City of Books is more than a great bookstore: It’s a microcosm of Portland, packed with smart and eclectic offerings, passionate people and, naturally, its own coffee shop. And, just like Portland, it’s open 365 days a year!
International Rose Test Garden: Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. Unofficially known as the Portland Rose Garden, the space features more than 10,000 roses and is easily one of Portland's signature landmarks. The garden is open daily and admission is free.
Mill Ends Park: The smallest park in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records, which first granted it this recognition in 1971. The tiny is located in the median strip of SW Naito Parkway, approaching esplanade along the Willamette River near SW Taylor Street in downtown Portland. The park is a small circle 2 ft (0.61 m) across, with a total area of 452 sq in (0.292 m2).
Lan Su Chinese Garden: One of Portland's greatest treasures and most interesting sites to see while visiting. A result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, Portland's sister city in China's Jiangsu province famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens, Lan Su was built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou and is one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China.
Forest Park: If you're looking to spend some time outside but don't have time to make it out to Mount Hood, Forest Park is the place to go. With more than 5,000 acres, it's one of the largest urban parks in America. For those wanting a good walk or run, the park features 70 miles of trails.