Portland: Our City, Our Home
Located at the confluence of the Willamette and mighty Columbia Rivers in a valley between the Coast Range and the spectacular Cascade Mountains, Portland strikes a perfect balance between the amenities of city living and accessibility to the pristine natural world that surrounds it. Within a mile of East West College’s Portland campus, students can find cafes and farmers’ markets on Northeast Broadway, art galleries and theaters in the Pearl District, and quiet, family-friendly parks and restaurants in the Irvington neighborhood. Venture just one hour outside of the city and you can be skiing year-round on the slopes of Mt. Hood, windsurfing in the Columbia Gorge, hiking old-growth forests in the region’s numerous state and national parks, or gazing out at the Pacific Ocean. For more information about this wonderful place, check out the following links:
Sustainability Matters to Us
East West College is committed to practices that promote sustainability. We believe that finding health and balance in our external world is just as important as finding it internally. From our perspective, the mission to educate and enrich our community includes playing a role in encouraging solutions for a livable future.
By making our building sustainable, we have created a culture that gives students the peace of mind that comes with gaining an education in a healthy environment. This means ample recycling throughout the building, using environmentally-friendly products, and re-purposing old material and equipment whenever possible. With natural insulation, reusable air filters, bamboo flooring, and low-flow plumbing fixtures among the many sustainable aspects of the building, we actively pursue energy-saving, low-impact solutions whenever possible.