About Us

About Us

We just celebrated 60 years of business last year! The Viking Motel has been family owned and locally operated since 1958, with Hari and Saroj purchasing the property from the original owner in 1978. The success of the business can be attributed to them, who will stop at nothing to make their customers feel like they’re at home. It has been said that the motel’s biggest asset, in addition to the rooms and amenities, is the ability of Hari and Saroj to genuinely connect with and listen to their customers, and make them feel at home. The family would like to than its past and present customers for all their support through the years, and would love the chance to make future customers satisfied regulars.

The Viking Motel is situated just seven minutes north of downtown Portland within the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. With support from the City of Portland and the introduction of the MAX Yellow Line (with direct access to downtown Portland), the Arbor Lodge community has seen the neighborhood transform into one of the most sought after zip codes in the greater Portland metro. With its quick access to the greater Portland area and its classic bungalow homes lining quiet neighborhood streets, Arbor Lodge has seen the introduction of numerous local businesses that offer more than just products, but offer a sense of community. The Viking Motel is proud to be one of those businesses.

Located along the MAX Yellow line in Arbor Lodge (with a dedicated stop a half block north), our location offers quick and direct access to downtown Portland, the Oregon Convention Center, the Moda Center (Portland Trailblazers), Providence Park (Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns), the Expo Center, Portland International Raceway, the University of Portland, Portland State University, and the Portland International Airport. The Viking Motel is the perfect place for exploring the great city of Portland.