LOCATION

Venue: Viking Pavilion at Portland State University

Support Driven Expo will take place at the new Viking Pavilion, 930 SW Hall St, Portland, OR, at the Peter W. Stott Center on campus at Portland State University (PSU). Located in the heart of downtown, Viking Pavilion is easily accessible by Portland’s excellent TriMet public transit. Limited parking is available for the Viking Pavilion in Parking Structure 3, at 1631 SW 12th Avenue. The best place for pick-up and drop-off is the corner of SW College Street and SW Park Avenue on PSU campus.

Attendees staying in the Broadway Residence Hall will enjoy a 0.2 mile walk to the venue, and working parents can take advantage of Little Vikings on-campus childcare located a similar distance away, in Epler Hall. For more housing options, see the Where to Stay page.

Getting Around Town

Portland is known for its excellent, inexpensive, and relatively simple-to-use public transit. Transit cost is $2.50 for 2.5 hours or $5 all day. The fee includes busses and the MAX light-rail, and nearly every part of Portland is accessible via public transit. Download the Transit app or use the TriMet Trip Planner for step-by-step instructions for how to get from one place to another using Portland public transit.

Directions from the airport

We recommend taking the MAX light-rail into downtown Portland from Portland Interantional Airport (PDX). Tickets are available for purchase at ticket machines in the airport, and you can board the MAX Red Line from the station at the airport. Fare for this trip is $2.50 for an adult, and you will need to buy your ticket before boarding the train. Then follow these instructions from the TriMet Trip Planner from Portland Airport to 930 SW HALL ST:
 

  1. Board MAX Red Line to City Center & Beaverton
  2. Get off at Rose Quarter TC MAX Station
  3. Walk 277 feet to Rose Quarter Transit Center
  4. Board 8-Jackson Park/NE 15th to Marquam Hill via City Center
  5. Get off at SW 5th & Hall
  6. Walk 1/4 mile to 930 SW HALL ST, Portland

Not sure where your hotel is relative to Viking Pavilion? Wondering where the community meetup locations are? This interactive map includes the venue, dorm, recommended hotels, childcare location, Hike meeting point, stops on the Banter, Beer, and Bites jaunt, vintage arcade meetup location, and the WordPress Blogging for Professional Development meetup location.