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Viking Pavilion at Portland State University

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930 SW Hall St
Portland, Oregon 97201

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:3400
Meeting
Rooms:6
Maximum
Overnight:1450 (on-site)
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  • Host sports camp or athletic events in the Viking Pavilion Arena.Host sports camp or athletic events in the Viking Pavilion Arena.
  • Corporate events and trade fairs are right at home in Viking Pavilion.Corporate events and trade fairs are right at home in Viking Pavilion.
  • Viking Pavilion Arena can host a banquet for hundreds.Viking Pavilion Arena can host a banquet for hundreds.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows blanket the Viking Pavilion lobby with natural light.Floor-to-ceiling windows blanket the Viking Pavilion lobby with natural light.
  • A breakfast gathering for Realtors fits well in Viking Pavilion.A breakfast gathering for Realtors fits well in Viking Pavilion.
  • When the circus comes to town, it comes to Viking Pavilion.When the circus comes to town, it comes to Viking Pavilion.
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  • Viking Pavilion is a modern facility on the Portland State University campus.Viking Pavilion is a modern facility on the Portland State University campus.
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  • Host your sports camp or athletic event in the Viking Pavilion arenaHost your sports camp or athletic event in the Viking Pavilion arena

About

About Viking Pavilion at Portland State University

Viking Pavilion in the heart of Portland, Oregon, can host everything from an intimate banquet to a polished conference to a lively vibrant event that seats up to 3,400. Viking has 14,000 square feet of arena floor space with multi-media display boards, plus an elegant concourse, versatile cafe and catering, six AV-equipped meeting rooms and multipurpose room spaces

Catering and private dining options are affordable, local and sustainable. We also offer audio visual support, Wi-Fi, on-site ticketing, convenient parking, event childcare, exercise facilities and overnight accommodations. 

Mix business with pleasure by walking, biking or taking Portland’s renowned public transit to dozens of can’t-miss attractions. Portland State University is surrounded by theaters, restaurants, food carts, brew pubs, shopping (no sales tax!), museums, galleries and other cultural attractions. 

Viking is just one of Portland State University's dynamic portfolio of event spaces. Host your conference in our 8,500-square-foot Smith Ballroom. We have 20 designated breakout rooms and over 140 classrooms that can transform to meet your needs. 

We welcome guests from near and far. Easily accessible from Interstate 405 and via public transportation, the Viking Pavilion is convenient for Oregonians as well as visitors traveling by train to Portland Union Station or flying into PDX, America’s best airport. Portland is one of America's best cities. The conference and event options at Viking Pavilion and Portland State University can show you why.

Floorplans of the designated event and meeting spaces for PSU's venues can be accessed with the links below: 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Viking Pavilion and PSU are located in downtown Portland. In Oregon, we are within easy driving distance of Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Medford, Roseburg and Albany. We are across the river (less than 10 miles) from Vancouver, Washington. San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, Olympia and Tacoma are all in our region.

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Portland International (PDX) - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: For more information, visit pdx.edu/transportation

CATERING
On-site cafes, catering and private dining featuring Portland's world-famous cuisine.


In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

3400 Attendees


6 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 3400 | Classroom Style 74 | Seated Reception 750 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces 100

TECHNOLOGY
Internet connectivity in all Portland State meeting rooms.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyYES
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

1450 (on-site) Overnight Guests


On-site hotel, residence halls, city hotels nearby


Bath Types: Semi-Private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

1450 (on-site)
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Hotel | 235 rooms | image
University Place Hotel

Conveniently located on the PSU campus, near I-405 and the MAX line, University Place Hotel offers excellent service at competitive rates. The hotel features the only outdoor hotel pool in downtown Portland, 235 lodging rooms, and meeting space to host a variety of functions.

Amenities Include:
Free WiFi and high speed internet access
Free local telephone calls
Comfort Rooms feature microwave, mini fridge, Kuerig Coffee Maker and Flat screen TV
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services
Pets welcome with a fee and in designated rooms
Daily Housekeeping
Ice machines and vending machines
24 hour fitness center
Outdoor Seasonal Pool – the only one in Downtown Portland!
Concierge Services
Accessible Facilities for Traveler with Disabilities
Wake up calls
Copy, Fax and Print Services
Onsite Car Rental Service
There’s even a Baby Grand Piano in our lobby!

Campus Rec Center: Hotel guests get exclusive non-student entrance to PSU’s worldclass Campus Recreation Center, located just 6 blocks, or 2 Max stops from the hotel. A $15 day pass includes access to a two-court gymnasium, a 1/11 mile, three lane running track, a synthetic floor gymnasium equipped with dasher boards for floor hockey and indoor soccer, a large cardiovascular and weight training facility, two multi-purpose group fitness suites, an aquatic complex including a lap pool and whirlpool spa, locker rooms, a bouldering wall, and daily fitness classes.

Public Transportation: Getting around from here is a breeze! TriMet’s Lincoln Station and the MAX Line is just outside our front door and the Downtown Street Car is less than 3 blocks away – both can quickly get you anywhere downtown – connect you to the PDX Internatiuonal Airport, the Amtrak Station and many points beyond.

A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Residence Halls | Suite/Apartment Style | 490 rooms | image

Portland State University offers diverse lodging options for conference guests. Options include studios, suites, and traditional residence hall rooms. We provide conference services for a variety of external and internal clients and events. We offer great value and will do our best to accommodate your needs. Our rooms are located within walking distance of Pioneer Place, the Pearl District and many fine restaurants. MAX Lightrail is located right at our front doors. For more information, visit the Summer Housing & Conferences webpage.

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site


Unique Experiences
Located on a college campus in downtown Portland, we offer access to restaurants, nightlife, shopping, parks and attractions. Viking Pavilion is a modern, LEED-compliant sports and event arena that can host concerts, corporate events, conferences, trade shows, family entertainment and tournaments. Smith Memorial Student Union is fully-equipped for multi-day conferences and academic and student events. Not to mention wedding receptions and fairs.

Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
3400
Overall
74
Classroom
Style
750
Seated
Catered Event
100
Outdoor /
Rooftop Space


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 12,700 SQ FT | image
Viking Pavilion Regional Event Center

Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland, the OHSU-sponsored Viking Pavilion Regional Event Center can accommodate up to 3,400 guests and is perfect for sporting events, commencements, trade shows, conferences, dinners, receptions, lectures and more.
| 20,000 SQ FT | image
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

Committed to providing outstanding hospitality and service to clients and guests, Smith Memorial Student Union is your first stop for planning your next conference or event.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
On-site cafes, catering and private dining featuring Portland's world-famous cuisine.
Dining Options
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Smith's Place

Smith's Place, located on the first floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union, is the only place in town that offers four local Portland favorites: Stumptown Coffee, Steven Smith Teamaker, Salt and Straw Ice Cream, and Roman Candle Bakery. Smith's Place will also feature handcrafted sandwiches from Butcher and Baker and an assortment of On The Go salads, wraps, and sandwiches. 
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Smith's Kitchen

Inspired by Pine Street Market, Smith's Kitchen in the Student Union offers a unique cityscape of food and beverages that celebrate all things Portland. Savor local favorites including Smith Teamaker and Cha Cha Cha. Try something new at Simply PUUR and 503 Burger, run by PSU Eats.
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Victor's Dining Center is an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience that is as dynamic as any restaurant featuring the following concepts:


  • Savor - A taste of home with comfort foods, grilled favorites and featuring Portland local ingredients as much as possible
  • Fired - Roasted and baked entrees, pizza, pasta and more
  • Create - Culinary theater and teaching kitchen
  • G8 - Entrees exclusively made without gluten and the eight major allergens
  • Indulge - Fresh baked goods and desserts
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A modern café in the Viking Pavilion with a versatile menu. From a bistro or restaurant to an event catering and staging area, the Versa Café can transform to meet your event needs. The Versa also serves athletic and event concessions including beer, wine and small plates. 
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Portland Food Carts

America's best food city (per the Washington Post) offers farm-to-table dining, innovative food carts, acclaimed craft beer, stellar coffee and more. Visit the Travel Portland website to explore Portland's food cart options.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Portland International (PDX) - 20 minutes
Nearby Cities
Viking Pavilion and PSU are located in downtown Portland. In Oregon, we are within easy driving distance of Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Medford, Roseburg and Albany. We are across the river (less than 10 miles) from Vancouver, Washington. San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane, Olympia and Tacoma are all in our region.
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
| website
Mix business with pleasure by walking, biking or taking Portland's renowned public transit to dozens of can't-miss attractions. From brewery tours and international food carts, to the scenic waterfront, farmers markets and breathtaking gardens, discover why Portland is one of America's best cities. An award-winning airport, efficient light rail system and pedestrian-friendly city blocks make getting around town a real pleasure. Visit the Experience Portland webpage for a list of Portland experiences you won't want to miss, including: 
Willamette River cruise, with views of Portland’s famous bridges
• The Oregon Zoo, one of America’s best zoos
Forest Park, one of America’s largest urban forests
• Savor Portland through local wine, whiskey and coffee tastings
BrewCycle tour of downtown Portland breweries
• World-renowned International Rose Test Garden and Portland Japanese Garden
 

Services

Services

Services

On-site exercise facilities at PSU’s Campus Rec Center are available to guests of Portland State Conference & Event Services. PSU's beautiful, modern gym is located in the heart of campus on the Urban Plaza. Enjoy our pool, spa, climbing center, fitness studios, sports courts, cardio machines and weights. 
 



Committed to providing outstanding hospitality and service to clients and guests, Portland State Conference & Event Services is your first stop for planning your next organizational meeting or international conference at Portland State University.

The Portland State Box Office is your one stop shop for all things tickets! Located just inside the Broadway entrance of the Smith Memorial Student Union, we are here to serve as the first step to your next adventure.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Internet connectivity in all Portland State meeting rooms.
Technology

If you are hosting an event on the campus of Portland State University that requires audio visual equipment, the Campus Audio Visual Event Team (CAVET) is here to assist you. We work closely with Video Production Services (VPS), Auxiliary services, the Event Logistics Team (ELT), and other campus entities to coordinate A/V support for events. Visit PSU's Audio Visual Services webpage for more information.

Two 13'x19' video boards above Viking Pavilion arena floor 

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