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Study at the Heart

When it comes to activities, there’s reason OR stands for Oregon. In about an hour, you could be . . .

hiking under a waterfall at Silver Falls State Park . . .

Willamette students on a sunny day at a river

OR enjoying an epic mountain or river adventure . . .

OR walking the bustling streets of Portland’s Hawthorne District . . .

OR exploring Oregon’s scenic coastline . . .

OR pumping it up at a summer concert in Salem’s Riverfront Park, OR . . .

Salem is the Northwest’s hidden gem

Salem is full of small startups, new downtown businesses, and a burgeoning arts scene. With such rich opportunities for growth, experience, and fun within walking distance, you can live sustainably amidst our breathtaking mountains, forests, and rivers.

Zena — Our Living Laboratory

Visit this 305 acres of ecologically diverse and historically significant land. Research and recreate in Zena's forest, grassland, and wetland habitats.