Coast Guard station Portland

Thirteenth District / CG Sector Columbia River
6767 N Basin Ave., Portland, Oregon 97217-3992
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ABOUT

CG Station Portland was established on April 18, 1997 and is co-located with Group Portland. Its area of responsibility is on the Columbia River from Puget Island to Snake River and on the Willamette River to mile marker 183. The primary missions of Station Portland includes search and rescue, law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and recreational boating safety. Currently, 28 active duty personnel and 24 reserve personnel are assigned to CG Station Portland.
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ARRIVAL

CG Station Portland is located on Swan Island next to the University of Portland on N. Basin Avenue on the Willamette River. If you are coming from the Portland International Airport, head northwest on NE Airport Way. Then, keep left toward toward the Rental Car Return, then keep right toward Rental Car Return/ Enterprise/Avis. Continue on NE Airport Way and then turn right onto NE 82nd Avenue.

Turn right onto NE Alderwood Road and then take another right onto NE Columbia Blvd.Turn left onto NE Cully Blvd and then take a right onto NE Portland Hwy (US-30-BYP). Take the ramp onto I-5 South (Pacific Hwy). Take exit 303 toward Swan Island onto N Going St. and then keep right toward N. Basin Avenue. Continue straight until you reach CG Station Portland at 6767 N Basin Ave.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

To be eligible for kindergarten in Oregon, a student must have turned 5 on or before September 1. The compulsory school age in the state of Oregon is age 7. However, that number drops to ages 5 to 6 once the child is enrolled in public school. For kindergarten, the state of Oregon does offer an early entry option. 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/. 

CG Station Portland is served by several different school districts depending on where you choose to live. The Beaverton School District is highly-rated and serves students throughout the Beaverton, Hillsboro, Aloha, and unincorporated neighborhoods of Portland. The Portland Public School District offers many different schools for students from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
The Portland area also offers a number of charter schools, including Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School, Arthur Academy, and Gresham Arthur Academy. For a complete list of charter schools, visit this page.

There are also a number of private schools in the area, including the following:

Catlin Gabel School
Oregon Episcopal School
Valley Catholic School
St. Mary’s Academy
Portland Waldorf School
Portland Christian Schools

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services. 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Multnomah County, Oregon

Health Department (503) 823-4000

Department of Community Services (503) 988-5000

Oregon Humane Society (503) 285-7722

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (503) 988-4300

Portland Public Library (207) 871-1700

The city of Beaverton is located in Washington County, Oregon.

Officer in Charge (503) 240-9365

Housing

Military housing is not available at CG Station Portland. Service members are encouraged to find housing in the area and live on the economy. Living in downtown Portland can be quite expensive, but the area offers many suburbs with plenty of housing and shopping opportunities. Some of the outlying suburbs include: Lake Oswego, Bethany, Beaverton, Oregon City, West Linn, Cedar Mill, and Oak Hills.

Cedar Hills
13.1 miles from CG Station Portland

Located just off US-26, this area offers lots of shopping, amenities, and highly rated schools.

Montavilla
11 miles from CG Station Portland

Located southeast of the station, this neighborhood is close to the airport and has lots of shopping nearby.

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Community

The climate of Portland is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. About 70 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, Portland is characterized by having overcast and wet conditions throughout the year. Compared to other cities at the same latitude, Portland has the warmest average temperature, the most sunny days, and the fewest inches of rainfall during the year. The coldest month is December with an average high of about 45° F; the average snowfall is about 4 inches. The average temperature during the summer months is about 80° F. Spring and fall can bring variable temperatures, including warm fronts, which can make the temperatures rise above 80° F at times. Each year, Portland receives about 36 inches of rain, mostly from October through May.
The overall cost of living index for Portland is 123, which is 8% higher than the average of Oregon and 23% higher than the national average. The average home price for the area is $319,400, which is 29% higher than the Oregon average; the median rent price in Portland is $1,025, which is 9% higher than the Oregon average. Living in downtown Portland can be quite expensive, but the area offers many suburbs with plenty of housing and shopping opportunities. Some of the outlying suburbs include: Lake Oswego, Bethany, Beaverton, Oregon City, West Linn, Cedar Mill, and Oak Hills.

Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine and was originally settled in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Offering an expansive network of public transportation options, and an environmentally-friendly atmosphere, Portland consistently ranks high in terms of quality of life. Due to its ideal climate for growing roses, Portland is known as the “City of Roses”. 

This beautiful city offers a large variety of activities, attractions and recreational opportunities, which is part of the reason it is considered such a great city to live in. Portland is home to a number of performing arts institutions, including the Portland Opera, the Oregon Symphony, and the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Also, Portland has some great museums and educational institutions like the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and the Kendall Planetarium. Other notable attractions in the same area of Washington Park include: the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, the Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, and the Oregon Zoo. 

Pioneer Courthouse Square is known as Portland’s Living Room, which is a 40,000 square foot area in the center of downtown that has an outdoor chess table and an amphitheater.

The younger kids will love the Portland Children’s Museum  which is specifically geared for early childhood development. Also, the Oaks Amusement Park in southeast Portland is one of the country’s longest-running amusement parks and has been in operation since 1905. 

Portland is also home to the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA and the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. The city also hosts an annual marathon and supports hundreds of official bicycling events every year.

Other notable locations include: the Pittock Mansion, Mt. Hood, Tyron Creek State Natural Area, Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Burnside Skatepark, Fountain Park and Mills Ends Park, which is the world’s smallest park.

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