Event Parking & Transit

Easily accessible from Interstate 405 and via public transportation, Portland State venues are convenient for Oregonians as well as visitors flying into PDX (America's best airport) or traveling by train to Portland Union Station. We highly recommend that guests bike, walk or take public transit to Portland State event venues. 

Campus Map| Public TransitParking | Biking | Pick-Up/Drop-Off | Loading Zones

Campus Map

Use the interactive campus map to find buildings, transit, parking, food, computers and more.

Public Transit

The PSU campus is pedestrian-friendly and extremely well-connected to transit, with 3 light rail lines, 2 streetcar lines, and 20+ bus lines just steps from our venues.


There are parking options both on-and off-campus. However, we highly recommend that event attendees utilize Portland's world-renown public transit when possible, as parking can be limited. 

Recommended Parking for Viking Pavilion: 

Parking Structure 3 (PS3)
1631 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97207

Parking Structure 3 (PS3) offers 1,100 parking spaces to Viking Pavilion guests. There is a 6' 6" clearance at PS3. Additional parking lots/garages can be found throughout the PSU campus using PSU's interactive map. PSU does not guarantee parking availability. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For parking rates, visit PSU's Transportation & Parking Services. Payment is required at all times. Note your license plate and pay at the pay station.

Directions to Parking Structure 3:

From I-5 South: exit left to merge onto I-405 toward US-26, Beaverton. Follow directions below.
From I-5 North: follow I-5 through downtown, then exit left at 299B to merge onto I-405 N toward US-26 W, City Center. Follow directions below.

  • Take exit 1D toward 12th Ave 
  • Keep right onto 12th Ave 
  • Continue onto SW 12th Ave
  • Destination is on the left: 1631 SW 12th Ave. Portland, OR


PSU offers daily and weekly bike rentals, lock rentals, and indoor and outdoor bike parking. PSU also hosts four designated BIKETOWN bike share stations: Academic & Student Recreation Center, Engineering Building, Smith Memorial Student Union (Broadway side), and Collaborative Life Sciences Building.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zone

A short-term pick-up/drop-off zone is adjacent to Viking Pavilion on SW College Street at SW Park Avenue. 

Directions to Pick-Up/Drop-Off Zone:

From I-5 South: take exit 302B to merge onto I-405 toward US-30 W toward Beaverton. Follow directions below.
From I-5 North: take exit 292A to merge onto OR-217 toward Tigard, Beaverton; merge onto US-26 E toward Cedar Hills, Portland; keep right to merge onto I-405 S toward Salem. Follow directions below. 

  • Take exit 1C onto US-26 E toward 6th Ave, Ross Island Br
  • Continue onto SW Broadway 
  • Turn left onto SW 6th Ave 
  • Turn left onto SW Jackson St 
  • Turn right onto SW Park Ave 
  • Turn left onto SW College St
  • Destination is on the right: 930 SW Hall St. Portland, OR

Loading Zones

Loading Zone - Viking Pavilion 

The loading zone for Viking Pavilion is located at the northeast end of Viking Pavilion at SW Hall Street, between SW 10th Avenue and SW Park Avenue. Only one vehicle can be parked in the loading zone at any given time. Please contact the Portland State Campus Events & Student Union office at conferences@pdx.edu or 503-725-2663 to reserve the loading zone. 

  • Driving south on SW Park Avenue, turn right on SW Montgomery Street. 
  • Take the next left on SW 10th Avenue and drive for two blocks. Once you pass the Community Recreation Field (on your right) and the Millar Library (on your left), turn left on SW Hall Street. 
  • The loading zone is located on the northeast end of Viking Pavilion. 
  • Vehicles are not permitted on the loading ramp. Materials must be dropped off on SW Hall Avenue in front of the northeast end of Viking Pavilion, and taken down the ramp by hand or with a cart.
  • After loading/unloading, back out on SW 10th Avenue the same way that you came by driving west on SW Hall Street and turning onto SW 10th Avenue going north. 
  • Parking is prohibited on SW Hall Street and on SW 10th Avenue (see parking options below).  
  • Vehicular use and commercial loading are prohibited on the South Park Blocks.

Loading Zone - Smith Memorial Student Union

The loading zone for Smith Memorial Student Union is located on SW Harrison Street between Smith Memorial Student Union and Fariborz Maseeh Hall. Please contact the Portland State Campus Events & Student Union office at conferences@pdx.edu or 503-725-2663 to obtain a required 30-minute loading zone permit. 

Oversized Vehicle/Overflow Loading Zone Parking

Oversized vehicle parking is available on SW 11th Avenue, between SW Market Street and SW Mill Street. Additional oversized vehicle parking, located on SW 10th Avenue between SW Montgomery Street and SW Harrison Street, may be reserved in advance through PSU's Transportation & Parking Services