Best Colleges in Portland

In a city where being weird is “cool” and new things are encouraged, you’re sure to discover the real you. Portland has over 35 postsecondary school options, which will prepare you for everything from becoming a neuroscientist to a philosopher.* IT and computer students have a gold mine in Portland with 1,200 technology companies right in town. Kinesiology, business, and research & design students will also have plenty of opportunities for internships and careers with big outdoor enterprises headquartered here, such as Adidas, Nike, Columbia, and DaKine. And with nearly 250 other company headquarters,* you’ll have plenty of chances to dust off your interview suit.

Portland is a foodie paradise with over 60 microbreweries (the most in the world), great restaurants, and over 600 food carts.* On weekends, visit the farmer’s market at the Waterfront or enjoy a Portland ritual, brunch, which isn’t complete without another brew the city loves- coffee. Portland has more than great food, though. The professional sports teams include the Timberwolves and MLS team, the Timbers. You can rock climb, windsurf, or hike in the Columbia River Gorge-all with beautiful views. Or maybe biking and running are your thing with 70 miles of trails in Forest Park.* With one of the best park systems in America, you can stop and literally smell the roses in the Rose Garden at Washington Park or visit Mt. Tabor for the best views of the city.* With a big music scene, great performing arts, and festivals year-round, new things are happening all the time. So come, and get in on the action before it goes out of style.

*National Center for Education Statistics *Wikipedia, “Portland”, “Companies in Portland” *travelportland.com

Best Four Year Universities in Portland

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR
Reed College
Portland, OR
Based on 24 Reviews
University of New England
Biddeford, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Portland
Portland, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Portland State University
Portland, OR
Based on 36 Reviews
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Based on 20 Reviews
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Based on 20 Reviews
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Standish, ME
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
McMinnville, OR
Based on 16 Reviews
Multnomah University
Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, OR
Pioneer Pacific College
Wilsonville, OR
Warner Pacific College
Portland, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program
Portland, OR
Maine College of Art
Portland, ME
Based on 4 Reviews
ITT Technical Institute-Portland
Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR
Kaplan University-Maine Campus
S Portland, ME
University of Western States
Portland, OR
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Portland, OR
Linfield College-School of Nursing
Portland, OR
Birthingway College of Midwifery
Portland, OR

Best Community Colleges in Portland

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public