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Welcome to The Art Institute of Portland

What do you think of when you hear the word Portland?

Rain? Hiking? Beards?

Sure, those things come to mind. But so do culture, art, great food & drink, as well as a unique, independent spirit that prizes individuality—but does so in a warm and inclusive manner.

Portland is a city of contrasts. In some respects we’re very cosmopolitan; visitors and residents can visit the Portland Art Museum in the morning and dine in a world-class restaurant in the evening. Nature lovers can visit the coast, tour a winery, or hike pristine trails and still be home in time to catch one of our professional sports teams compete that night.

Portland is a city with a thriving economy built upon both industry and the arts. Notable Portland-area companies include Nike, Laika, Hive FX, and Adidas. It is a destination for professionals at every stage of their careers.

Portland is a city that has captured both my imagination and my heart. All of the things I enjoy doing are just outside my door.

Here at The Art Institute of Portland, that diversity is expressed in the work of our instructors and our students, as well as the variety of local organizations we partner with. From Design to Media Arts, our applied arts programs are as vital and varied as Portland itself.

I hope you take the time to get to know our community. I have no doubt that if you do, you will love it too!

Gregg Crowe
President
The Art Institute of Portland