Smith Memorial Student Union

Meeting spaces in Smith vary from a small conference rooms to a spacious ballroom.

Smith Memorial Student Union, the perfect venue for any occasion

Located in the heart of Portland State's campus, Smith Memorial Student Union sits along the historic South Park Blocks. With a diverse array of meeting spaces, Smith is perfect for department meetings, student events, banquets, conferences and live entertainment.

Planning ahead? Smith staff is available during the current closure. 

With more than 20,000 square feet of event space including a 7,000-square-foot ballroom and 16 breakout rooms that can seat from 10 to 700 guests, Smith can accommodate events of all sizes.

Smith also offers convenient options for dining, shopping and entertainment — a food court, coffee shop and market, along with ATMs, lounges, art galleries and the Viking Gameroom with great rates for bowling, billiards and video games.

1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201


Capacities, Spaces Available 

  • Ballroom — +175 guests; 7,000 sq. ft. floor
  • Parkway North — 100 guests
  • Browsing Lounge — up to 105 guests
  • Large Spaces — up to 150 guests
  • Medium Spaces — up to 100 guests
  • Small Spaces — up to 20 guests

Building features

  • ADA Accessible Entrances
  • All Gender Restrooms
  • Lactation Stations 
  • Water Bottle Refill Stations
  • Skybridge to parking structures 1 and 2


View Smith Memorial Student Union Rental Rates for pricing and a list of what is included, along with additional services available. 

Reserve Now

Submit a request for event space in Smith Memorial Student Union today by completing the Event Inquiry Form. All events must adhere to the Campus Events & Student Union Facility Use Procedures.