So, how do I get to L&C?
Well, you have a few options.
If you are driving, Directions to L&C (pdf) can be found here in this easily printable PDF file. There is also a Map of the Campus that may be helpful upon your arrival.
Lodging Information for family or new students who have to arrive before August 30th can be found here. Sorry, but you won’t be able to move into your room until Wednesday, August 30th. However, please note that move-in procedures for those attending a new student trip will have access to their room between the return of their trip and NSO. Students participating in new student trips will receive more information about their move-in schedule. Questions about new student trips and move-in can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation in Portland
Go to L&C’s transportation page for more information about transportation options in Portland and around campus!
The Greyhound Bus and Amtrak Trains run from Union station in Downtown Portland.
If you are flying into Portland (PDX) International Airport be sure to purchase plane tickets early as prices are expected to ride drastically throughout the summer.
To get to Union Station or the Airport, or pretty much anywhere in town you can take buses, the MAX line, and streetcars that Trimet provides.
International Student Arrival Information
International Students please fill out a different Arrival Information (form) to arrange alternate transportation. More information about arrival can be found on the International Student Webpage for new students.
Check-in will be held on the Maggie’s Plaza, between East Hall and Roberts Hall. Once checked in, students will receive their NSO welcome packet and can proceed to their residence hall for Campus Living check-in.
Parents and Family preview check-in will also be held on the Maggie’s Plaza.
What should I bring?
Are you wondering what you should bring to campus? Check out this suggested list of items you might want to bring to campus!
There is also a COVID-19 item checklist from health and wellness.
Coming to Campus and Staying in Portland
Satellite Photo of Campus, courtesy of Google Maps
News for Portland
Oregon Live, a Portland-focused news portal
Koin 6 News, Portland local broadcast television
Portland Tribune Weekly Newspaper
Portland Mercury, An Alternative weekly newspaper with music, movies and events information
The Willamette Week, Portland’s Alternative Weekly
Useful Links for Exploring Portland, Oregon
Travel Portland, Portland Visitor’s Bureau
Portland Saturday Market, Portland’s weekly arts and crafts fair
Powells City of Books, a Portland local bookstore and Icon
First Thursday Portland, a Guide to the Downtown Gallery Arts Association’s weekly night of open houses and events
Portland Food Carts, your guide to curbside cuisine in Portland
Portland Center Stage, showing lots of great shows throughout the year with student discounts!
White Bird, Premier dance shows
Mcmenamins, Concert and Entertainment Venues in Portland
Oregon Symphony, with great student prices
Oregon Historical Society, including a list of events and speakers
Pioneer Courthouses Square, a guide to events located in Portland’s “Living Room”
Portland Public Transportation, Trimet will show you how to get around town.
Voodoo Doughnut, Portland’s famous doughnuts, as featured on the Food Network
Blue Star Donuts, Another famous donut shop, recently featured on Unique Eats
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, In case you want to hit the slopes.