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Welcome to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon (formerly Western Culinary Institute) offers a full spectrum of culinary college education combining the history and teachings of the world-knownLe Cordon Bleu with a challenging and comprehensive curriculum including Culinary Arts and Pâtisserie and Baking training. Our programs can help students prepare for opportunities in the culinary arts, pastry and baking, and hospitality industries.

What We Do

Our Portland culinary college students can develop a focused, theoretical foundation and learn essential technical skills that can be applied to the finest European and North American culinary traditions, methods, and industry-current technologies.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland offers hands-on training under the direction of professionals who teach in the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Programs. For our Oregon culinary college graduates, the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu designation can help pursue a wide range of culinary opportunities in the United States and abroad.

Join a Passionate Industry in a Vibrant Location - Portland

As a student at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon you can pursue your passion while living in one of the most stunningly beautiful cities in America in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland, Oregon, surrounded by rivers, mountains and lush verdant hills, offers a striking backdrop for our culinary institute. You’ll find vibrant restaurants, entertainment, art and shopping that can rival the most beautiful places in America. And its enviable location near magnificent beaches, ski resorts, and some of America's most spectacular areas, makes it an outdoor lover's paradise.

Gourmet magazine called Oregon "the next Napa. It's the Burgundy of America, rich in produce, laden with seafood, and blessed with fabulous wines. Chefs love it. This port city draws from an extraordinary natural larder—in the forests and in the mountains there are mushrooms and berries beyond imagining." 1

In fact, Oregon's wine country is one of the state's blossoming attractions. Wineries within an hour of downtown and throughout the state offer distinct blends as well as award-winning Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Rieslings.

Oregonians also are progressively dedicated to local agriculture, sustainable practices, and using local resources whenever possible.

For more information on Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Oregon or if you have any further questions, please contact us today or enroll online.

*Our school has an articulation agreement which allows our graduates to transfer into a Culinary Management BA online program offered by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale (ACICS/ACCSC Accredited). This articulation agreement is a formal, written document that defines how courses taken at our school can be applied towards this online program. Contact an Admissions Representative for more information.


1. Bates, Caroline. “The Next Napa.” Gourmet, Jan. 2002. www.gourmet.com/magazine/2000s/2002/01/next_napa



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Portland, OR 97205

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