We take great pride in the Portland Oregon schools. There are presently over 200 public schools in the metro area alone, where opportunities abound for anyone get a good, solid education, start a career, revamp their present one and/or venture off on their own into a trade.
What would you like to do with your life? A solid primary education is vital to your success and the Portland public schools can definitely provide that for you and your children.
As with anything else we do, parents, teachers and local government bodies all pull together to make sure that our educational system meets and beats any national standards. The economy has not been kind to the public schools for a very long time....but that hasn't stopped Portland from forging ahead.
When I was in school, I remember never having to have my parents pay for sports or school activities...those types of things were just a given with the taxes that were paid to provide funding for the schools.
Now, as a result of the downturn in the economy, there are very few things that you, as a parent, do not have to pay extra for. It's a sad situation, but as with all things, you either do what must be done to help your children and yourself or admit defeat. Portland and it's people do not admit defeat.
Whether you are looking into a new trade, to get more education for your present one or to start a business of your own, you can find a Portland Oregon school to help you with that. Even if you just want to learn some new things for nothing other than the knowledge or to do something fun, there are colleges that can offer that to you as well.
Below, you'll find my list of some of the more prominent schools around the area to provide you the awesome education you need:
Portland Community College - The community college is a fantastic school to find diverse areas of education to fit just about any need. http://www.pcc.edu/
Portland State University - PSU is a fine learning institution, smack dab in the very heart of Portland. Definitely one of the top colleges in the Portland area. http://www.pdx.edu/
University of Portland - Another wonderful Portland school providing an education for attending students looking into the liberal arts, business, nursing and more. http://www.up.edu/
Oregon Health and Science University - OHSU is a national leader in training students in the arts of medicine. http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/
Northwest Film Center - This Portland Oregon school specializes in teaching visual arts media and delves into video production, screen writing, animation. If you're looking to get into film work, this is a terrific choice. http://www.nwfilm.org/
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland - Le Cordon Bleu offers excellent opportunities for those wanting to work in the many food trades available. My son and daughter-in-law both graduated from here. http://www.chefs.edu/portland
Oregon Culinary Institute - Another very strong choice to propel students into the world of the culinary arts. I know people who are very happy with their choice of this Portland Oregon school. http://www.oregonculinaryinstitute.com/
International Air And Hospitality Academy - Looking to get an airline career off the ground (haha...I made a funny!)? The International Air Academy has been educating and placing students in various airline careers since 1980. The Northwest Culinary Institute is a division of this school. http://www.aha.edu/
Pacific Northwest College of Art - A Portland Oregon school providing excellent opportunities for students wanting to pursue careers in the visual arts. Located in the hear of The Pearl, this school is top-notch. http://www.pnca.edu/
Warner Pacific College - Located right in the heart of Portland and next to beautiful Mt Tabor Park, Warner Pacific College is a Christ-centered campus that has been helping students prepare for their careers and life itself since 1937. http://www.warnerpacific.edu
These are only a small handful of Portland Oregon schools that are dedicated to the education of the residents of Oregon.
The key to a great life is a great education that you can be proud of. Portland can do that for you. Dare to dream and then get out there and, as our own Nike would say, just do it! ;)