Reed College

Reed College is an independent liberal arts college located in Portland’s Eastmoreland neighborhood, just 5 miles from downtown and 12 miles from the Portland, Oregon Airport. The focus of this unique small school, with an enrollment just under 1,400, is to foster creative thinking and intellectual curiosity. Portland is one of the U.S.’s most progressive and livable cities with a dynamic restaurant, microbrewery and coffeehouse culture. 

Visitor Information: Tour Reed

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Transportation: Reed College is 12 miles from Portland International Airport. Taxis and Ubers are available at the airport and will cost approximately $30.00 to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses both serve the city of Portland.

Stay: Close to campus check in to the Residence Inn by Marriott, approximately a 10-minute drive. River’s Edge and River Place are two nice options, also close to Reed. A few minutes further away, in the heart of downtown, book a room at The Nines or the Heathman.

Coffee: Enjoy your morning brew at student run Paradox Café; located right on campus. First Cup Coffee House serves Portland’s favorite, Stumptown Coffee.

Breakfast: Serving breakfast all day, every day, students head to popular Hotcake House 24/7. If you have time, it's worth the short drive to enjoy chicken and waffles at the Screen Door.

Lunch: Students rave about the burgers, the poutines and milk shakes at Foster Burger. Italian sandwiches are the star at Shut Up and Eat, considered one of the city’s best sandwich shops. There’s over 700 food carts registered in Portland and more are popping up each day. The carts are assembled together in food courts, and most neighborhoods have one. One of the largest is right downtown at 9th and SW Alder. Walk around and see what appeals to you, and then head to Nong Khao Man Gai, one of Portland’s most popular and legendary carts.



Casual: Want to stay close to Reed?  Local, neighborhood spot Gladstone Street Pizza specializes in thin crust pies.


A Step Up: Hop in your car or an uber and head over to South East Division Street, dubbed Restaurant Row for Thai at Pok Pok, Indian at Bollywood Theatre, and Italian at Ava Gene’s.

Late Night Snack: Salt and Straw is a must visit, at least once during your stay. Try one of the unusual, inventive flavors at this small batch ice cream shop.

Local Attractions: From the International Rose Test Garden and Japanese Garden at Washington Park to Portland’s legendary Powell’s City of Books, there’s a lot to keep you busy after your tour. 

Extend Your Stay

— Quotes From Campus —

You can be whoever you want to be at Reed—everyone is very accepting and open.
— Julian
Portland is the greatest place to go to school; it’s a big city that has a small town feel. The coast and mountains are nearby and the food cart scene is off the charts!
— Emma
Be prepared to work hard—the professors set the bar high and expect a lot out of you! Come here if you want to push yourself, to really learn.
— Lucas






School Colors

Richmond Rose & Red

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision 1 and 2


Average - 1440


Average - 31




Small - 1,370 Undergraduates




Admissions Office

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199

(p) (503) 777-7511
(f) (503) 777-7553

Sports Divisions

None - club only

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Gary Snyder
Steve Jobs (dropped out)

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