Ananda Center at Laurelwood is located in Western Washington County, Oregon, 25 miles from Portland. Nestled at the base of Bald Peak, along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route, our 55-acre campus is blessed by fertile grounds, nourished by fresh rainwater and an artesian spring. Organic gardens and orchards dot the landscape, intermixed with mountain ranges, valley views, farmland, meadows, and streams—a haven for outdoor recreation.
Opportunities abound for hiking, bird watching, boating, bicycling or just enjoying the great outdoors at the many natural areas, wildlife refuges, and parks nearby, including Chehalem Ridge, Tualatin Valley Wildlife Refuge, Fernhill Wetlands, and Henry Hagg Lake.
Within minutes of Laurelwood Valley, Forest Grove and McMinnville offer coffee shops, restaurants and all the variety belonging to small college towns.
Cannon Beach, Manzanita, and Astoria dot the Oregon Coast, known for its wild beauty and underpopulated beaches. In 1.15hr from Ananda Laurelwood, you can be exploring the coastal beauty for beach time, mountain hiking or savoring the sea breezes while shopping and dining in the quaint coastal towns.
Portland is recognized as one of the most livable cities anywhere, and rightfully so. Twenty-five miles from Ananda Laurelwood, the city of Portland is at your convenience. World-renowned Japanese and Chinese Gardens, unique village neighborhoods, biking paths, the Willamette River’s Springwater Corridor, Award winning coffee shops and restaurants. Portland has it all and so close you can begin and end your urban adventure in the serene beauty of Ananda Center at Laurelwood.