Portland Metro Area

Oregon State University Extension is the go-to resource for the expertise and knowledge every Oregonian needs to live healthy lives, nurture our great state’s ecosystems, and play a vital role in Oregon’s vibrant communities.

We’re partnering with people in every county and helping them thrive every day — just as we have done for more than 100 years.


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The Portland office is not open for walk-ins, open by appointment only.

Announcements

Vaccine eligibility and information

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Upcoming Events

We’re still active across the state delivering our workshops virtually to you. See our online events across the state.

What we do

Discover ways to learn and get involved. Here are some highlights of our activities and specialties.

Open Campus

Open Campus provides local access to education through community-based partnerships and unique programming, meeting needs of the Oregon communities we serve.

Portland Metro Area

4-H Youth Activities

4-H empowers young people with hands-on learning experiences to help them grow and thrive. By creating a safe and welcoming environment, young people develop the skills needed to make a positive impact on the world around them.

Portland Metro Area

Nutrition Education and Outreach

We provide Nutrition Education to limited-resource individuals, children, and adults through our team of Educators in Washington County, and our Metro Hispanic Nutrition Office in SE Portland. Workshops and support are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and more.

Portland Metro Area

News and impact

Extension’s experimental cider orchard to boost budding Oregon industry

The orchard, established at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center – 23 miles south of downtown Portland – is the brainchild of Nik Wiman, OSU Extension orchard crops specialist.

Kym Pokorny | Jan 12, 2021 | News story

Pacific Northwest youth to explore agriculture through virtual reality, other online activities

Oregon State University’s Precollege Programs and the SMILE Program are partnering with the OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program to lead the effort to implement an innovative Agriculture Distance Education Toolkit.

Chris Branam | Nov 13, 2020 | News story

Grant seeks to make college more accessible to Oregon's Indigenous youth

The project will focus on outreach to pre-college Indigenous youth to improve access and understanding of steps toward college entry and tuition and remove systematic barriers to community college and university completion.

Adrian Gallo | Oct 13, 2020 | News story

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