While the pandemic put an end to countless events and routines across the globe, one silver lining was the surge in new virtual opportunities. For Gabby Mota, being able to collaborate with the Smithsonian Institution, hundreds of miles away, was one of these unique remote work experiences.
For most college students, summer break is spent catching up on some much needed rest or resume building through internships, jobs and classes. But for 23-year-old Amanda Hernandez Michalski, summers were spent living with the Congregation of St. Joseph of Carondelet to prepare for her life as a sister.
Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore or just didn’t get off campus pre-COVID, chances are you’re not as familiar with Portland as you could be. As businesses and tourist destinations cautiously reopen, Portland is beginning to feel “normal” again. To get the fall experience in the Portland area, check out some of these locations, near and far from campus.