In May 2015 I spent some time exploring the Portland State University
campus at the southern end of downtown Portland.
PSU is basically everything south of Columbia St and west of 3rd Ave, bounded by the I-405 on the south and west. Of course, not every building within this area belongs to PSU, nor is every PSU facility located within this area. However, the boundaries I have described are mostly — if not totally — accurate.
According to the PSU Web site,
its campus consists of 60 buildings covering 50 acres. According to what I discovered using Google Earth,
the boundaries I have described above contain about 130 acres. I roamed for three hours over these 130 acres, taking a total of 105 pictures.
Not every subject was located
within the campus boundaries, but they were all viewed and photographed from within those boundaries. The best 42 can be browsed in this album. An additional five images were incorporated into the two sequences
in the album. Furthermore, there are 15 black and white photos from this outing.
Seeing that the PSU campus is part and parcel of downtown Portland, this album of pictures can be regarded as an extension of the Portland Downtown Spring 2015
album. Because this is the second Oregon university campus I have photographed this year, it can also be considered a companion to the OSU Prime 2015
As usual, I have taken great pains to research the names and locations of the subjects photographed, the details of which are presented in the caption of each photo. I also took the time to plot each building in Google Earth, so I can refer to them in future photos rather than reinventing the wheel each time.
As I have mentioned a couple of times in previous articles, you can benefit from my hours of research by downloading the Google Earth file I created.
If you find it beneficial, be sure to come back and download it occasionally, because I am constantly updating it with new locations.
When exploring my Portland map overlay, be sure the 3D Buildings option is enabled in the app. For more details about this Google Earth file, see my article A Portland Google Earth Companion.