Frequently Asked Questions – Travel

Q: Where should I stay?
A: For a list of local area lodging, visit our Accommodations page. Be sure to make your lodging arrangements as early as possible, as accommodations do fill during IPNC weekend.
Q: When should I arrive?
A: We recommend that you arrive on Thursday as festivities begin early on Friday morning.
Q: When and where do I register?
A: Registration begins on Thursday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00 pm. If you are unable to register on Thursday, you may register Friday morning between 7:30 and 9:00 am, before the Opening Ceremonies. Registration is held on the north side of Riley Hall, building #2 on this campus map.
Q: If I am staying on campus, where do I pick up my room key?
A: You can pick up your dorm or apartment key directly at registration on Thursday (3:00-6:00 pm) or Friday morning (7:30-9:00 am). If you arrive outside of registration times, you can pick up your key at the Conferences & Events office in Dillin Hall (building #33 on this campus map) from 6am to 7pm. If you arrive between 7pm and 6am, please pick up your key at the Campus Security office at Cozine Hall (#18 on map).
Q: What should I pack to wear during the IPNC weekend?
A: Shorts and t-shirts are fine for Oregon’s sunny summer days. A light jacket is recommended for outdoor dining in our cooler evenings. A good pair of walking shoes is recommended for the Vineyard Tour and Winery Lunch. Of course, dancing shoes are recommended for the Salmon Bake!
Q: What is a “Pre-IPNC Dinner” and how do I sign up for one?
A: Many local wineries and restaurants host “Pre-IPNC Dinners” to welcome guests to town and treat them to a variety of local wine and cuisine. For more information, click here.
Q: How can I learn more about Oregon wines and visiting Oregon wine country?
A: Try visiting, WineryHuntWillamette Valley Wineries Association, or Portland Oregon Visitor’s Association. You can also call the Oregon Wine Advisory Board at 800/242-2363. The Oregon Tourism Division can be reached at 800/547-7842.
Q: What is the best way to contact the IPNC for more information?
A: Feel free to e-mail us at, call us at 800/775-4762, or visit our Contact Us page.