Viking Pavilion is PSU’s MVP

Photo by Patric Simon
Photo by Patric Simon

Sitting at the gateway to Portland’s South Park Blocks, Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center is a modern, sustainably designed and state-of-the-art athletics facility and events center that opened in April 2018.

The flexible venue can accommodate up to 3,400 guests for conferences, banquet, receptions, corporate nights, trade shows, live entertainment, tournaments and more.

Photo by Sofie Brandt

Home to the Portland State men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball teams, the facility houses the Portland State Vikings Athletics Department offices and physical education classes.

Its 14,000 square feet also holds student-athlete locker rooms, a basketball/volleyball court and a small gym. In addition, there are classrooms and study spaces where all students are welcome.

Photo by Sofie Brandt

Events such as the PSU Naimuma Powwow, Los Angeles Azules in concert, Garden City Circus (no exotic animals), the annual Oregon Statesman Dinner, InventOr showcase and the popular Mochitsuki Japanese-American New Year cultural celebration have brought the Portland community to campus.

Viking Pavilion, originally named after alumnus and booster Peter W. Stott, was fully renovated in 2018, but originally opened in 1966.

Rediscovering Campus is a weekly series that highlights the stories behind popular spaces at Portland State University, as we gear up for a return to in-person learning.




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