Reed College


Reed Canyon is an urban oasis. Declared a wildlife refuge by the state of Oregon in 1913, this 28-acre headwater forest was left largely untouched and untamed until restoration efforts began in earnest in 1999. Restoration goals include improving the diversity of wildlife, managing invasive plant species, restoring native plant communities, and increasing potential habitat for salmon and other resident fish. Reed biology classes use the canyon as an on-site lab, and both professors and students regularly run research projects in the canyon habitat. Students also gain hands-on experience in restoration work as canyon crew employees.

3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Place Type

Outdoor Space


Upcoming Events

Spring Canyon Day 2018

You are invited to join in and help celebrate Reed College's oldest tradition as we clean and restore a portion of the Reed Canyon. This event is part of our...

4/7 9am

Recent Events

Fall Canyon Day


Recent Activity


Canyon posted a photo 11/3/2016