Boarding students form a family at OES. They meet for breakfast, then spend the day in classes, afternoon sports, evening jobs, and many other activities. Dinners are enjoyed together and evenings are for quiet study. Weekends provide time to relax and to experience the many cultural events and outdoor opportunities in and around Portland.
The boys' and girls' dorms are warm, homey places. The residence halls feature large double rooms equipped with access to the school's computer network. Cozy fireplaces and table games in the lounges encourage community life, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities are easily accessible to the boarders.
Faculty who live in the dorms are affectionately called "dorm parents," a title that refers to their responsibility and their special relationship with the boarding students.
LIVING IN PORTLAND, OREGON
Known for its eco-friendliness, avant-garde restaurants and coffeehouses, Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city with extensive cultural and recreational activities. The city is host to the iconic Powell's City of Books, Lan Su Chinese Tea Garden, the Oregon Zoo, Pioneer Square, and Washington Park's Rose Gardens/formal Japanese Garden. With a thriving art, theater, and music scene, there is an endless array of opportunities. Learn more about Portland.