OSU Extension is charged with providing research based information as well as informal educational opportunities for all Oregonians. In the Portland metropolitan region Extension leads Oregon State University's engagement and outreach mission with innovative urban programming in partnership with leading community organizations and agencies.

Additional program offerings through faculty at the following County offices:

Clackamas County Extension Service
Columbia County Extension Service
Washington County Extension Service
Yamhill County Extension Service

The resources and information located on these pages reflect the needs and interests of people in this region; Nutrition, Food Safety and Preservation, Gardening and youth programs. Our program partners include Portland State University, the Portland Public Schools, Portland Parks and Recreation, Metropolitan Council, Multnomah Public Health, Multnomah Commission on Children Families and Communities, the Oregon Food bank, and East and West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation Districts. 

If you have questions or suggestions for Extension programs in the metro area, please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 503-821-1150 or the Clackamas County Extension office at 503-655-8631.

Other OSU resources in the Portland metro can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/portlandmetro

Have gardening or pest questions?

Summer is here and the Metro Master Gardener Program is here to help!

Below you can find some metro area gardening resources and contacts for any gardening questions you might be having.  

Washington County Master Gardener Hotline


Multnomah County Master Gardener Hotline


Clackamas County Master Gardener Hotline

Phone: (503) 821-1150
1815 NW 169th Place, Building 1, Beaverton, OR  97006
Hours: 9AM -12PM and 1PM - 4PM Weekdays
  Phone:  (503) 445-4608

2701 NW Vaughn St., Suite 450, Portland, OR 97210
10AM - 2PM, Weekdays


  Phone: (503) 655-8631

200 Warner-Milne Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
9AM - 12PM and 1PM - 4PM, Weekdays
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