CONGRATS GRADS! Congratulations class of 2018. Best wishes with all of your future endeavors.
  • Meet Hold your next meeting, conference or banquet in Smith.
  • Eat & Shop Explore convenient options for eating and shopping right here in Smith!


Welcome to your Student Union, the living room
of Portland State University. Smith brings the
campus community together by providing a
center for ideas, programs, services and
engagement that enriches Portland State's
social, cultural and educational environment.
Visit us today!


Directions (from Google maps)

Building Hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Building Directory

Discover what's inside Smith and find your
way with the building directory.

Did You Know?

In 1965, our underdog College Bowl trivia
team was crowned national champions in
front of millions of TV viewers. This triumph
was a defining moment in Portland State's history. Team member Michael Smith competed while
suffering from cystic fibrosis and died soon after graduating. In 1969, this became his namesake
and Portland State became a university.

Picture of Portland State mural.


Smith is home to a variety of centers and services
that provide opportunities for student engagement
and support. Find your community here. 


Bird's eye of Smith's ballroom with auditorium seating.


Committed to providing outstanding hospitality and service to clients and guests, Smith is your first stop
for planning your next meeting or event.

Viking food court.

Eat & Shop

Explore convenient options for eating and shopping right here in Smith! Enjoy delicious meals at Smith's Kitchen and Smith's Place. Grab snacks and supplies at University Market. Rent lockers and purchase event tickets at the Box Office. 

A student playing pool in the Viking Game Room.


The Viking Gameroom has it all - pool, bowling, and video games. Reservations for private gatherings and parties available.