Plan Your Visit

Portland State University student boarding the Portland Streetcar

Our campus is temporarily closed to visitors during Oregon’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you on campus when we reopen. All our tours, campus visits, orientations and events are canceled until further notice. Most of our buildings are also closed. We are happy to know you are interested in visiting Portland State. For now, join us for a virtual information session.


Welcome to PSU

Thank you for visiting Portland State! We’re so glad you’re coming. A good place to start is our Welcome Center on the first floor of the Academic and Student Recreation Center. Our student representatives can answer your questions, give you directions, and tell you anything else you need to know about PSU. See you on campus.

Getting to Portland State

By Bike

Bikes are a great way to get around PSU. We have bike paths and bike racks throughout campus. PSU also hosts four orange BIKETOWN bike share stations for quick rentals. Got a flat? Visit The Bike Hub for repairs and resources.

By Public Transit

Using transit is the easiest way to arrive at Portland State University. The PSU campus is a hub of bus, light rail, and streetcar lines that get you here from any part of the city. Visit the TriMet trip planner to plan your trip ahead of time. Simply enter Portland State University as your destination. Also, check out this interactive campus map for details on where TriMet bus, MAX light rail, and Portland Streetcar stops are located on campus.

By Car

We offer several visitor parking options on campus. Hourly pay-by-plate parking is available to any guest, student, or employee of the University.

Payment is required all hours, all days, except for official university holidays. Self-service pay stations do not provide change. Hourly & Visitor Parking Map (PDF).

Hotel Accommodations Near Campus

There are multiple hotel options close to campus, many of which provide discounted rates to visiting students and their families. Sometimes in order to receive these discounted rates, the reservation must be made online or via telephone. You may need to contact each hotel directly to receive these discounts.

Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Pearl District - 15% Discount
15 minute MAX ride from the University Welcome Center
354 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5200

Inn at Northrup Station - 10% Discount
26 minute Streetcar ride from the University Welcome Center
2025 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-0543, or use code PSU on the website

Mark Spencer Hotel - 15% Discount
19 minute streetcar ride from the University Welcome Center
409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3293

Radisson RED Portland Downtown - 20% Discount 
5 minute walk from the University Welcome Center
1455 SW Broadway Portland Oregon 97201
(503) 334-2167

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland/Downtown Riverplace - 10% Discount 
11 minute streetcar ride from the University Welcome Center 
MAX Line stop right outside Hotel, drops off on campus
2115 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 552-9500, or use code 3P8 on the website

The Hotel Zags - 15% Discount 
4 minute walk from the University Welcome Center
515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
(877) 484-1084

University Place - 20-35% Discount 
Portland State's owned and operated hotel
9 minute walk from the University Welcome Center

310 SW Lincoln St, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 221-0140