Tech Up Your Meetings at Portland State
Author: Tamara Muldoon
Posted: October 25, 2018

Meeting News Northwest feature Portland State's Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center and Smith Memorial Student Union in "Tech Up Your Meetings" article. View an excerpt below. Read the full story at:



Portland State University’s urban campus includes two versatile, high-tech facilities: Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center and Smith Memorial Student Union. Both are adjacent to the South Park Blocks greenway and convenient to public transit and I-405. The campus has several parking structures including a 1,100-space garage near Viking Pavilion.

Portland State Conference & Event Services can provide on-site ticketing, audio- visual support, a café, and event childcare. Food and beverage service is arranged through PSU Caters. The on-campus University Place Hotel has 235 rooms plus complimentary hot breakfast, a restaurant, and meeting space for up to 400 guests. In summer, additional campus housing options include studio rooms, suites and residence hall rooms.

The Campus Audio Visual Event Team (CAVET) provides audio, video and computer equipment rental, set-up and support. Services include: audio amplification and recording, projection equipment, lighting equipment, teleconferencing, event videography and live streaming.

The new Viking Pavilion sports arena, which opened in April 2018, seats up to 3,400 guests. Its 15,000-square-foot floor accommodates banquets up to 750, 60 trade show booths, or seminars for 480. Use the two 20-foot high-definition video boards for presentations or live views of a presenter or entertainment.

The arena’s spacious concourse features floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the South Park Blocks. This area is perfect for banquets or receptions. An adjoining patio allows your event to expand outdoors. There are also six breakout rooms with capacities from 30 to 72 people. The Practice Gym holds up to 700 guests.

Two blocks away is Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU)—the campus “living room,” which contains a food court, café, convenience market, ATMs, lounging areas and a game room. SMSU has 16 separate meeting rooms totaling more than 20,000 square feet. The largest, Smith Ballroom, holds up to 600 guests. This facility is especially well-suited for small to medium-sized conferences requiring general session space plus many breakout rooms. It also is suitable for banquets, receptions, lectures, small trade shows and more.

For help planning your Portland meeting, contact Travel Portland.




Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center

• More than 27,500 square feet of meeting space

• 10 meeting and event rooms

• 3,400 seated capacity in largest room


Jenna Wilson, General Manager – Viking Pavilion



Smith Memorial Student Union

• More than 20,000 square feet of meeting space

• 16 meeting and event rooms

• 600 seated capacity in largest room


Pili Sueoka, Campus Scheduling Coordinator