Viking Pavilion at Portland State University
Event Types Welcomed
Unique Venue Feature
The Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center staff booking dates for conferences, corporate events, live entertainment, banquets, sports tournaments and more. Ask us about availability.
Review our Viking Pavilion Event Planning Guide.
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:
Meeting & Event Spaces
Smith Memorial Student Union
Food & Beverage Options
Victor's Dining Center
- 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
University Place Hotel
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
Ice machines and vending machines
24 hour fitness center
Outdoor Seasonal Pool – the only one in Downtown Portland!
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.
Summer Housing & Conferences
- Air Conditioning
- Cannabis Friendly
- Fitness Center
- Handicap Accessible
- In-House Catering
- Near Public Transit
- Overnight Rooms
- Paid Parking
- Rooftop Space
- Running Trails
- Theater Seating
Venue Location + Transportation
Portland, Oregon 97201
- Portland International (PDX) - 20 minutes
Nearby International Airport
- PDX - minutes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center 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.
Things to Know
- Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
- External Catering Allowed: Yes
- Can Bring in Own Food: yes
- Cultural Catering Available: Yes
- Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
Internet connectivity in all Portland State meeting rooms.
- Onsite Tech Support: Yes
- Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
- Equipment Available On-Site:
- Projector Screen
- Alcohol Consumption: Yes
- Smoking Permitted: no
- Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes
- Cannabis Consumption: No
- Eco Friendly: Yes
- ADA Accessible: Yes
- Family Friendly: Yes