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Portland State University - Viking Pavilion & Smith Memorial Student Union

435 Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway

Portland, Oregon 97201

3400Largest Group
20Meeting Rooms
1450Overnight Guests
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  • Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott CenterViking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center
        
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows blanket the pavilion lobby with natural light Floor-to-ceiling windows blanket the pavilion lobby with natural light
        
  • Host your sports camp or athletic event in the Viking Pavilion arenaHost your sports camp or athletic event in the Viking Pavilion arena
        
  • Located on the South Park Blocks in the heart of downtown PortlandLocated on the South Park Blocks in the heart of downtown Portland
        
  • 8,500-square-foot Ballroom in Smith Memorial Student Union8,500-square-foot Ballroom in Smith Memorial Student Union
        
  • The Browsing Lounge in Smith Memorial Student Union The Browsing Lounge in Smith Memorial Student Union
        
  • Pacific Rim Room in the Smith Memorial Student Union Pacific Rim Room in the Smith Memorial Student Union
        
  • 101 Parkway North (Smith Memorial Student Union, First Floor Lounge)101 Parkway North (Smith Memorial Student Union, First Floor Lounge)
        
  • Guest access to exercise facilities including an indoor track and poolGuest access to exercise facilities including an indoor track and pool
        
  • Discover why Portland is one of America’s best citiesDiscover why Portland is one of America’s best cities
        
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  • Overview
  • Event Spaces
  • Accommodations
  • Catering
  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
Portland State Conference & Event Services has a dynamic portfolio of event spaces available to meeting and event planners in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. With an arena that can accommodate up to 3,400 guests (Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center), an 8,500-square-foot ballroom (Smith Ballroom), 20 designated breakout rooms and over 140 classrooms, our event spaces transform to meet your needs. 

From intimate gatherings to large-scale events, our venues are perfect for conferences, banquets, receptions, lectures, sporting events, commencements, concerts, trade shows and more. Catering and private dining options are affordable, local and sustainable. We also offer audio visual support, free 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. 

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. Let us help you with your Oregon conference and event needs, and show you why Portland is one of America's best cities!

Floorplans of the designated event and meeting spaces for PSU's venues can be accessed with the links below: 
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Portland State Conference and Event Services:

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
In downtown Portland. Salem, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, Seattle, Medford, Roseburg, Albany, San Francisco, Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Portland International (PDX) / 20
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Train
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Fee
Parking Rate:
$2.50/hour, $10/weekday, $6/Sat, Sun. For more information, visit pdx.edu/transportation/hourly-visitor-parking
Availability:
Primary availability mid-June through mid-September, with availability throughout the year for smaller groups.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls, Nearby Hotel(s)Residence HallsNearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Bath Types: Semi-Private Semi-Private
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
3400
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
20
Largest Classroom Style:
250
Largest Theatre Style:
3400
Number of Overnight Guests:
1450
Overnight Room Rate Per Person:
Varies based on room type
Largest Seated Reception:
750
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Technology:
Internet connectivity in all Portland State meeting rooms. Teleconferencing, videoconferencing and computer labs available. Hoffman Hall high tech presentations for 400 ppl.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
On-site café, catering and private dining featuring local Portland cuisine.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
Yes
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Offers Non-profit Rates:
No
Special Rates and Packages:
Smith Memorial Student Union: meeting rooms range from $75 - $1,050 per day Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center: rental rates range from $5,000-$7,000/day and $450-$550/hour
Phone:
503-725-9373
Event Space Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Overnight Accommodations Available:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Viking Pavilion 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.

12,700
Smith Memorial Student Union 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.

20,000

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
University Place Hotel 235 Hotel Private yes
Summer Housing & Conferences 490 Residence Halls Private no

Catering

  • PSU Caters
    PSU Caters can accommodate any size, theme or individual requirements in virtually any on- or off-campus location. 

Dining

  • Smith's Place
    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. 
  • Smith's Kitchen
    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.
  • Victor's Dining Center
    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
  • Versa Café
    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. 
  • Portland Food Carts
    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.

Services

ServiceDescription
Campus Rec 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. 
 

Floor Layout

Convenient Parking

Event Planning Services 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.

Ticketing 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

TypeDescription
Audio Visual Services 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.

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

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Experience Portland 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
 

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