About Us


Metroscape is published twice a year by the Institute of Metropolitan Studies (IMS) at Portland State University (PSU). Since 1993, we have been informing our readers about the most significant and timely issues affecting the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area (MSA)—from fiscal crises, to environmental challenges, to nationally recognized success stories. In addition to giving readers the context to understand the big issues, we also reflect the region’s people and sense of place through poetry, photographs, and well-crafted prose.


The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies (IMS) convenes regional partners, curates credible information and conducts objective policy research to stimulate dialogue and action that address critical regional issues. For more about IMS please visit http://www.pdx.edu/ims/about-institute