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Visit the Smith Memorial Student Union
Visit the Smith Memorial Student Union

Welcome to the Smith Memorial 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. 

Smith is the perfect place to catch up with a friend, grab a bite to eat, listen to the latest live music from the Portland music scene, or join a student organization. You can even reserve a meeting or event space in Smith, purchase school supplies or a quick snack in the University Market, study for your next exam in the Quiet Study Lounge, or practice your bowling skills in the Viking Gameroom. Smith houses several places to eat including Smith's Kitchen and Smith's Place, as well as ATMs, student information, support services and art galleries. Visit us today!

Sky bridges and tunnels attach this central building to Cramer Hall, Neuberger Hall, University Services Building, School of Business Administration and Parking Structure 2.

view from Smith Memorial Student Union of the Park Blocks

Location Street Address

1825 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97201

Floor Plans
ADA Accessibility (PDF)


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 & Maps

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


The Smith Memorial Student Union was built in four phases between 1957 and 1963. The east part of the building was originally a library, and still has its own separate mechanical and electrical buildings.

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.