Portland Underground Grad School (PUGS) is a "school" for lifelong learning and community in Portland, Oregon. We believe that all people have the need and desire to learn throughout our lives, so we have to create institutions that support that.
We believe the best way to learn is with other people as smart, interesting, and interested as you. We have four-week courses and one-day workshops taught by local experts that fit in your schedule and budget. Check out what's coming next:
"PUGS offers courses that I've never seen anywhere else - thought-provoking, creative, unique, innovative and really inspirational." - Melea Seward
"PUGS has allowed me to stimulate my mind outside of its usual confines. I have learned so much, and more important, spent more time thinking about my world in new ways." - Will Fain
"PUGS classes just feel different - it's a mix of learning and community building like nothing I've experienced. I've learned as much from my classmates as I have from my teachers." - Betty Brickson
Change your status quo.
Education is the tool that changes everything. Without it, nothing happens. Learning is the first step to change. Change yourself. Change the world around you.
Learn to be more...
aware, caring, committed, creative, flexible, fulfilled, future-oriented, generous, honest, improving, improvising, incisive, inclusive, independent, informed, initiating, innovating, inquisitive, insightful, kind, leading, rooted, self-aware, strategic, supportive + wild