OSU's Home in Portland

There is no better location in Portland. The Meier & Frank Building spans a full city block across from the northeast corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square, a downtown hub known affectionately as Portland’s “living room”.

555 SW Morrison St.

Portland, OR 97204







Four MAX Light Rail lines intersect right in front of the building, while multiple bus stops and Biketown stations surround it. Portland Streetcar stops are a quick three block walk away. Within a mile are hundreds of restaurants, cafes, local and big name retailers, breweries and Portland’s most popular food truck gatherings. The newly opened Pine Street Market, a bustling food hall with gourmet vendors, is just blocks away.

Our Space Includes:

  • State of the art classrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Project rooms
  • IT helpdesk and printing station
  • Touchdown desks for faculty and staff


Event Rooms and Classrooms at OSU Portland Center

The event rooms and classrooms located at the OSU Portland Center are used by internal and external partners for various events and activities and includes versatile meeting and event spaces to accommodate classes, meetings, workshops, lectures and conferences. The space is equipped with some of the latest technology, including video conferencing, webcasting, wireless network access and overhead projectors. Each room is carefully coordinated for each event and should not be used without prior authorization. 

View Reservable Spaces at OSU Portland Center

Fee Schedule for Room Rentals

Request an Event at OSU Portland Center

Beginning March 12 at the OSU Portland Center, masks will be welcomed, but not required. Masks will continue to be available at the second floor lobby reception for those who would prefer to wear one. 

Effective immediately, OSU will no longer require attendees at designated indoor and outdoor events to show proof of vaccination (or provide proof of a recent negative test).  As is the case with all public health measures required by OSU, if conditions change, we may consider restoring this requirement in the future.

Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol consumption is not permitted at the OSU Portland Center except at approved and permitted events. All requests for alcohol service at the OSU Portland Center must be submitted and approved through Risk Management. Please read and review the Alcohol Service Registration policy and registration.

In addition to the policies of the building, all faculty, staff and students are required to adhere to the Oregon State University Rules of Conduct and all university policies in regards to alcohol consumption will be enforced.

Alcohol Service Registration


Event Services and Staffing

When booking your class or event with the OSU Portland Center, you will be able to add any additional support needs such as catering, technology, room set-up, etcetera.  The OSU Portland Center operations team provides the following services upon room booking:

  • Room set-up and break down as per your booking specifications
  • Catering coordination; staffing to receive, setup and remove your catering
  • IT and AV needs; rentals and staffing when appropriate


If you believe you may need additional event support, you can reach out to OSU Conference Services at conferences.oregonstate.edu to contract their services. 


  • The Meier & Frank Building is located at 555 SW Morrison Street. The Alder Street garage is the most convenient nearby parking. Evening escorts to parking garages are available upon request through building security in the lobby.
  • The entrance to the building is on SW Morrison Street (pictured to the right).
  • Upon entering the building you can find the elevators down the stairs and to the right.
  • The OSU Portland Center occupies the entire second floor.
  • As you get off the elevators you can check in at the front desk, to your left, for any assistance finding where you need to go.

Nearby Parking

Star Park Alder Street Garage
On Alder between 6th and Broadway
610 SW Alder, Portland 97205

City Center Parking
Union Bank Garage, Lot #111
Union Bank Building
707 SW Washington Street

Smart Park
3rd & Alder
620 SW 3rd Ave

Fox Tower Parking Garage
805 SW Broadway
Portland, OR

City Center Parking
Central Plaza Lot #11
337 SW Alder St, Portland OR 97204

City Center Parking
Metropolitan Garage Lot #47
Standard Plaza Building
515 SW Salmon St, Portland OR 97204

Smart Park
4th & Yamhill
818 SW 4th Avenue