The ELS Center Portland in Portland, US - ELS 

Portland, Oregon, United States

Portland | Concordia University

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About this centre


ELS Portland is located on the Concordia University campus, less than 30 minutes from downtown Portland.  Portland, recently called the second “Safest City in the U.S.A.” by Forbes, is home to galleries, boutiques, shopping and chic restaurants. An award-winning airport, efficient light rail system and pedestrian-friendly central city make it easy to get around and sight-see.

2811 NE Holman St., Portland, Oregon, United States

Great things to see and do

  • Cultural District: Enjoy this downtown district’s history and personality by visiting museums, theatres, cafés, fountains and food carts.
  • The Great Outdoors: With the Oregon Coast, Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge all within easy reach, Portland is full of natural beauty.
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square: This brick-lined downtown Portland urban park is home to the Portland Farmers Market, movie screenings, live music and seasonal parades and festivals.


Portland | Concordia University

(503) 280-8552

  • Partner university
    • Concordia University
  • Housing options
    • Homestay
    • Student Residence (On Campus)
  • Centre facilities
  • ELS/Portland, located on the lovely Concordia University campus, is less than 30 minutes from downtown Portland. The campus is small, however there are numerous facilities for students to use. In the summer months yard games are available for students (volleyball, corn hole, horse shoes, etc.) along with concerts and movies held on "the greens" which is the park like area in the middle of campus. \
    ELS students can use the health center free of charge.
  • City environment
  • Urban

Housing options


Home types vary, but in general, ELS host families live in safe neighborhoods in the Portland area. All homes are within 45 minutes by bus to the ELS center. ELS students will be assigned single rooms, some with shared bathrooms. All homes have wireless internet and provide students with 14 meals a week. ELS students will have access to laundry areas in the home.

  • Cost per session
  • $1060
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal credits
  • 14 meals per week

Student Residence (On Campus)

The apartment-style dorm is across the street from the Center. Each apartment has four single bedrooms, a shared kitchen, a bathroom and living space. Rooms include a bed, closet, desk, chair, high-speed Internet and cable TV connection. Linens and cleaning supplies are provided. Kitchens include refrigerator, stove/oven and cooking utensils. Self-service laundry machines are available for a small fee.
There is an on-campus resident assistant. Campus Security is present on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Cost per session
  • $1124
  • Occupancy
  • Single - Apartment style dorms with private bedrooms.
  • Meal credits
  • Students receive a meal card with $205 per session to use on campus at the cafeteria, cafe or coffee shop.

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