The World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road Portland, Oregon 97221
Located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park. We are just five minutes from downtown Portland. Our campus includes the Discovery Museum, Miller Hall, Cheatham Hall, the David Douglas Room and Merlo Hall (our business offices).
Washington Park has a pay-by-space meter system in place. Rates are $1.60 an hour with a discount for all day parking. For more information about parking in the park, please visit
TRIMET MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) runs through downtown from the suburbs to the west and east, from the airport, and from the Expo Center. Washington Park has its own MAX stop, which lets you off right at the our front door. Check out TriMet’s web site for route maps, fares, connections and schedules.
B US #63 also runs to Washington Park. Please check www.trimet.org for route information.
Forestry Center Campus Map
South to Portland on I-5 Follow the signs for Beaverton and get on US Highway 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center signs and exit 72. It’s the first one you’ll see on Highway 26.
North to Portland on I-5 Take exit 299B for Beaverton, which is just before you get downtown. This puts you on I-405. Take exit 1D to Hwy 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center signs and exit 72. It’s the first one you’ll see on Highway 26.
West to Portland on I-84 Follow the signs for Beaverton, which will send you across the river and put you on I-405. Take exit 1D to Highway 26 West. Go through the tunnel, and up a gradual hill, then look for the Zoo-Forestry Center sign and exit 72. It’s the first one, once you are on Highway 26
From Coast on Hwy 26 Stay on Hwy 26 through Beaverton. You’ll then approach Portland and see the Zoo-Forestry Center exit #72. If you reach downtown, you’ve gone too far.
From downtown From Downtown Portland, drive south on Broadway (or any of the numbered streets) and turn west onto Clay street. This street takes you right to Highway 26 West, and then take the first exit which is #72 and marked Zoo-Forestry Center. From the airport As you leave the airport, take the exit for I-205 south towards Portland. After a few miles, take the I-84 west exit, which also says Portland. Continue on towards downtown Portland, then exit on I-405 towards Beaverton. Head west on Highway 26 and after the tunnel, take the Zoo-Forestry Center exit #72. It’s about a 25-minute drive.
Places to Stay in Portland
Unique houses, shared homes and apartments around town at a variety of price levels. Distance to NWMC (Forestry Center) varies by location
Price Varies by location
Traveler's House travelershouse.org
Casual hostel offering mixed dorms and private rooms, plus a communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a garden. 5.5 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$35 and up
Friendly Bike Guest House friendlybikeguesthouse.com
Friendly Bike Guest House is a cyclist oriented "hostel" for individuals and groups in one of Portland's historic neighborhoods. 5.5 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$36 and up
Northwest Portland Hostel nwportlandhostel.com
This hostel is housed in a village of historic buildings and offers both dorms and private rooms. 3.1 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$37 and up
Portland International Guesthouse pdxguesthouse.com
Cozy budget guestrooms with shared baths and a common kitchen, plus free coffee and Wi-Fi. 2.8 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$75 and up
The Society Hotel thesocietyhotel.com
Airy dorms and private rooms in a hip 19th century sailors' hotel with a cafe/bar and a roof deck. 3.7 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$100 and up
Parklane Suites and Inn parklanesuites.com
Casual rooms and suites in a straightfoward hotel offering complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. 2.4 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$110 and up
Inn at Northrup Station northrupstation.com
Eclectic suites, some with kitchens, in a vibrant hotel offering free breakfast and a rooftop terrace. 3.5 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$159 and up
Hotel deLuxe hoteldeluxeportland.com
Old Hollywood-influenced hotel with elegant lodging, art deco and a 1950's-style cocktail lounge. 2.5 miles to NWMC (Forestry Center)
$173 and up
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