Portland, OR Colleges

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Portland

Portland is a city located in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of the 2010 Census, it had a population of 583,776, estimated to have reached 587,865 in 2012 making it the 29th most populous city in the United States. Portland is Oregon's most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region, after Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 2,289,800 people live in the Portland metropolitan area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States.

Portland was incorporated in 1851 near the end of the Oregon Trail and is the county seat of Multnomah County. The city has a commission-based government headed by a mayor and four other commissioners as well as Metro, a distinctive regional government. The city is noted for its superior land-use planning and investment in light rail. Because of its public transportation networks and efficient land-use planning, Portland has been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly, or "green", cities in the world.

Located in the Marine west coast climate region, Portland has a climate marked by both warm, dry summers and wet, cool-to-chilly winter days. This climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the "City of Roses", with many rose gardens – most prominently the International Rose Test Garden. The city is also known for its abundant outdoor activities, liberal political values, and beer and coffee enthusiasm. Portland is home to a collection of independent microbreweries, microdistilleries and food carts that contribute to the unofficial but widely utilized[citation needed] slogan "Keep Portland Weird".

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Schools in and around Portland, OR

Name
Portland State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,375 average out-state tuition; $6,156 average in-state tuition
Portland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,380 average out-state tuition; $2,844 average in-state tuition
University of Portland
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $33,640 average out-state tuition; $33,640 average in-state tuition
Lewis & Clark College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $38,140 average out-state tuition; $38,140 average in-state tuition
Reed College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,540 average out-state tuition; $42,540 average in-state tuition
Oregon Health & Science University
Four or more years; Public; $19,872 average out-state tuition; $10,512 average in-state tuition
Concordia University-Portland
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,900 average out-state tuition; $24,900 average in-state tuition

Portland, OR Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Scholarship $2,000 December 31, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016