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 does not 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.
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). 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. Portland has a wonderful public transportation 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, airport shuttles, Uber and Lyft. 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 and to leave no earlier than 8pm on the last day of the course.