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Viking Pavilion at Portland State University

Viking Pavilion at Portland State University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

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.

About

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.

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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

  • Max Capacity: 3400 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 74
  • Largest Theatre Style: 3400
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 3400
  • Largest Arena Seating: 3400
  • Largest Seated Reception: 750
  • Rooftop Capacity: 100
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 750 guests Banquet Style
  • 480 guests Classroom Style
  • 3,400 guests Theatre Style
  • 300+ guests Conference Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 guests Banquet Style
  • 250 guests Classroom Style
  • 700 guests Theatre Style
  • 700 guests Conference Style
  • 66 guests Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

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.
    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.
      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. 
        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
          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. 

            Catering options

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

              Accommodations

              • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1450 (on-site)
              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.
              • 235 Rooms
              Summer Housing & Conferences
              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.

              • 490 Rooms

              Featured Amenities

              • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
              • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
              • Cannabis-Friendly Cannabis Friendly
              • Eco-Friendly
              • Fitness Center Fitness Center
              • Handicap Accessible
              • In-House Catering
              • Linens
              • Near Public Transit
              • Overnight Rooms
              • Paid Parking
              • Rooftop Space
              • Running Trails
              • Taxi
              • Theater Seating

              Venue Location + Transportation

              Address

               
              930 SW Hall St,
              Portland, Oregon 97201

              Transportation

              • BusBus
              • LyftLyft
              • MetroMetro
              • TaxiTaxi
              • TrainTrain
              • UberUber

              Nearby Airport

              • Portland International (PDX) - 20 minutes

              Nearby International Airport

              • PDX - minutes

              Parking

              • Onsite Parking: Yes

              Nearby Cities

              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

              Catering

              • 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

              Technology

              Internet connectivity in all Portland State meeting rooms.

              • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
              • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
              • Equipment Available On-Site:
                • Projector Screen

              Venue Policies

              • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
              • Smoking Permitted: no
              • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes
              • Cannabis Consumption: No
              • Eco Friendly: Yes
              • ADA Accessible: Yes
              • Family Friendly: Yes

              Services

              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.
              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.

              Technology

              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