Oregon State University has a strong presence and growing impact across the Portland metro area through research, partnerships, academics and outreach programs. Our faculty, students, alumni and Extension Service volunteers drive economic growth, enhance quality of life and work to protect the environment.

  • The College of Business hybrid MBA program is based in Portland, offering programs in organizational leadership, business analytics, innovation management and supply chain and logistics management, plus a Pharm.D./MBA in partnership with the College of Pharmacy.
  • College of Pharmacy students in the Pharm.D. program spend their third year at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on Portland's South Waterfront. Faculty and students from Oregon State University, Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University collaborate on research, teaching, patient care and community service.
  • Students in the College of Veterinary medicine complete a three-week rotation at the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, gaining real-world experience performing surgeries, diagnosing cases and observing patients. Students have completed nearly 80,000 surgeries since the program began in 2007.
  • The Food Innovation Center in the Pearl District is a thriving incubator that helps food companies and entrepreneurs bring products to market.
  • OSU Extension Service faculty and volunteers offer a variety of community health and education programs, including 4-H and Master Gardeners.

Wherever you live in the Portland metro area, you’ll find opportunities to enjoy Oregon State events, take classes, participate in alumni activities, root for Beavers sports teams and more.

Portland Metro By the Numbers

7,800 students
from Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

28% transfer students
from Portland-area community colleges

50,000 alumni
in the Portland metro area

$402 million economic impact
in the Portland metro area

Whether you live in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia or Clark County, you’ll find opportunities to enjoy special OSU events, take academic courses, engage in alumni activities, attend sports activities, and more.