In April 2018, Portland State is opening a new marquee venue in the heart of downtown Portland: the Viking Pavilion. The OHSU sponsored Viking Pavilion is a LEED Gold Certified, functionally flexible regional event center ideal for plenaries, conferences, commencements, trade shows, speaker events, concerts, receptions, comedy shows, sports events and camps, and more. A beautiful concourse, multipurpose room and classrooms are available inside the venue, and additional spaces at Smith Memorial Student Union and Hoffman Hall are just steps away. Catering options are affordable, local and sustainable. Walk to theaters, restaurants, food carts, breweries, shopping and museums. Convenient mass transit is located nearby, including light rail to and from Portland International Airport.