This page orients course participants to accommodations and transportation in Portland only. Courses offered in other locations will include a link on the course-specific registration page.
Portland is the land of wonderful and unusual accommodations - from thrifty tree houses to high-end hotels and from couchsurfing to luxurious bed and breakfasts.
Although IPEC is unable to guarantee accommodations for students, there are a wide range of options and availabilities when planned in advance:
The Hawthorne Hostel is easily accessible to our site by bus, offers some of the lowest rates in town and is close to a wide variety of food options including grocery stores. Guests who stay at the hostel must make their reservations in advance and will have access to kitchen facilities.
As you are looking for accommodations nearby, please note that Jean's Farm is located off of Johnson Creek Blvd. and 37th Ave in SE Portland (Portland is divided into quadrants, so knowing that the site is in SE will be helpful for your search). For specific directions to Jean's Farm, please visit the homepage of our website and scroll down to the bottom left sidebar. Bus line 75 runs frequently to the site 7 days per week and the site is also easily accessible from the Springwater Corridor Bike Trail. We do not coordinate home stays but there are occasionally rentals or bed & breakfasts in the area. When making any sort of reservation, please inquire about the location of your stay relative to the location of the course. Portland has a wonderful public transporation system and trip planning is easy at Trimet Trip Planner.
If you are traveling overseas, we are happy to help you with your process of finding transportation and lodging accommodations.
If you are coming to Portland from out of state, the closest airport is the Portland International Airport (PDX). There are many transportation options from the airport including the MAX light rail system, Trimet buses, taxis and airport shuttles. Please ask for recommendations where you book your lodging, as they will know the most accessible way to get there from the airport. Please plan to arrive with plenty of time to attend the orientation evening (Foundations course only) and to leave no earlier than 8pm on the last day of the course.