Points of Interest

Portland is also a great place to study English because of all the places you can visit when you are not in class. Whether you enjoy music, food, art, nature, sports, science or shopping, you will find something interesting and unique to experience in Portland and Oregon!

Panorama of Crater Lake from Watchman Lookout Station

Portland Area Shopping

The nearest shopping center to out school is 150 meters away. There are many famous stores within walking distance of our school.

shopping1Pioneer Mall
Lloyd Center
Washington Square
Clackamas Town Center
Bridgeport Village
Woodburn Outlets
Columbia Gorge Premium Outlets
Nike Store
Adidas Store
Columbia Sportswear

Portland Parks & Gardens

Portland has many beautiful parks and gardens that can be enjoyed all year long. There are many large parks near the school and any homestay will have parks nearby as well.

PORTLANDBIKE9Pioneer Courthouse Square
Waterfront Park
Eastbank Esplanade
International Rose Test Garden
Washington Park
Hoyt Arboretum
Forrest Park
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
Peninsula Park & Rose Garden
Mt. Tabor
Delta Park
Cathedral Park
Springwater Corridor

Breweries in Portland

Portland is famous for its beer. This is a list of some of the 56 breweries in the Portland area. Many of these are either close to the school or will be close to your homestay. Not only do they have delicious beer, but they have good food and great “happy hour” specials, too.

Full Sail Brewing
Tugboat Brewing Company
New Old Lompoc
Urban Hopworks
Lucky Labrador Brewing Company
Mickey Finns Brew Pub
Bridgeport Brewpub
Rogue Ales Public House
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Co.
Alameda Brewing Company
The Laurelwood
Widmer Brothers Gasthaus
Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Roots Organic Brewing Company
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Upright Brewing

$3 Movie Theaters

$3 movie theaters are very popular in Portland. These theaters show movies that have been out for a few months for only $3 a ticket. Many of these theaters serve beer and pizza while the movie is being shown.

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Kennedy School
Laurelhurst Theater
Avalon Theatre
Mission Theater
St. John’s Theater & Pub
Academy Theater

Portland Sister Cities


What I really liked about PORTLAND is that generally it is a very tidy, quiet and safe city. I liked that the cost of living is low, and there are many festivals and events to go see.
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