University of Oregon in Portland

The University of Oregon has had a presence in Portland, Oregon’s largest city, since the 1880s. A more recent iteration was the establishment in 1987 of the University of Oregon Portland Center at 722 SW Second Avenue (at Yamhill) in the Yamhill Historic District’s Willamette Block Building.

In fall 2006, the University of Oregon leased the historic White Stag Block, as well as adjacent portions of the Skidmore Block Building and the Bickel Block Building, all in the Skidmore–Old Town Historic District. Renovations have converted the three structures into the White Stag Block at 70 NW Couch Street that now houses the University of Oregon’s Portland programs in a single landmark structure.

With these changes—and the need for clarity in writing and speaking about them—foremost in mind, please follow these style guidelines for print, web, and broadcast media:

When referring to the university’s programs in Portland (not the building), use University of Oregon in Portland. On second reference, the UO in Portland is acceptable.

To describe the facility that houses the University of Oregon in Portland, use White Stag Block.

When addressing an envelope, use the following template:

NAME OF SCHOOL OR COLLEGE OR UNIT
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND
70 NW COUCH ST STE ___
PORTLAND OR 97209-4038

When writing the address within text (such as a listing in a brochure), use this template:

Name of School or College or Unit
University of Oregon in Portland
70 NW Couch Street, Suite ___
Portland, Oregon 97209-4038