Recommended hotels near Portland State University

Hotel Modera
515 SW Clay Street
Portland, Oregon 97201
(877) 484-1084

Hilton Portland
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 226-1611

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
310 SW Lincoln St
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 221-0140

RiverPlace Hotel
1510 SW Harbor Way
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 228-3233


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Transportation & Parking

Getting to PSU:

via Local Transit (TriMet): Using transit is the easiest way to arrive at Portland State University. The PSU campus is a hub of bus, lightrail, 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.

via Car from the South: Take I-5 north to I-405, then exit 1C at SW 6th Ave.

via Car from the North: Take I-5 south, signs to Beaverton/I-405, then exit 1C at SW 6th Ave.

From the airport: Take TriMet MAX Red Line to City Center/Beaverton, get off at Rose Quarter TC MAX Station, transfer to MAX Green Line to City Center/PSU, and get off at PSU Urban Center/SW 5th & Mill MAX Station.


Parking Options:

Note: There is very limited visitor parking available at and around PSU.

Consider driving to a TriMet Park & Ride lot and taking MAX light rail. You can park free of charge up to 24 hours (unless otherwise posted) at Park & Ride locations.

On-street parking: Most on-street parking in and around campus is managed by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Parking rates and durations may vary. Click here for more information about metered parking in the City of Portland.

Pay-by-Plate PSU Hourly Parking: Just note your license plate number when you park, enter it at the pay station, pay, and take your receipt. Plus, the benefits of Extend-by-Text are available to any customer paying with Visa or Mastercard. Click here for a map of all Hourly & Visitor Parking locations. Note that pay stations do NOT provide change and some pay stations accept only credit/debit cards (no cash).