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University Housing in Portland, OR

The University District is a collection of four gorgeous buildings. These post-secondary housing solutions are perfect for students who want a smaller community, and an independent rental experience.

The University District Buildings
The Tiffany building is located at 1515 SW 11th Avenue and features a brick exterior, 22 studio and one-bedroom apartments, and sits right on the streetcar line for easy accessibility.

The Clay was built in the 1920s, this quaint brick building features 2 studios, 34 one-bedrooms and 1 two-bedroom, some with unique balconies allowing a view and plenty of fresh air. Located on the streetcar line, 2 blocks from Safeway, and right next to Portland State University – this buildings’ location is great for easy access to the city.

The Clay and Tiffany buildings are schedule to be demolished at the earliest, Summer of 2018. CHNW staff will work to keep current residents up to date when and if the timeline changes. This is a part of a long term expansion project, that will occur after the completion of the Amy building.

*CHNW plans to sell the Palladian and Cambrian buildings in the Summer of 2017. Residents will be informed of when they are sold and what options they have to stay with the company.*


Amenities and Activities
The community amenities provided by our buildings include controlled access, on-call emergency staff, laundry machines, trash collection, and recycling services. All apartments come standard with refrigerators, gas ranges, wireless Internet availability, and can also come fully-furnished for an additional cost. Wood floors also come standard in most units.

Why Us
College Housing Northwest formed out of an urban studies class at Portland State University in 1969 with the goal of providing comfortable and affordable housing for students close to campus. We are a not-for-profit organization that strives to not only provide the best Living Learning Communities for post-secondary students, but also to assist them in everyday life. We offer a wide range of support services that include free campus shuttles and resource referrals. Online rent payment and maintenance requests are available.

If you’re looking for a place to live convenient to the Portland State University campus, please contact us to take a look at our beautiful apartments. We are happy to assist you through every step of the way.