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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 the best way to contact the IPNC for more information?
A: Feel free to e-mail us at info@ipnc.org or call us at 800/775-4762

Resources

Oregon Wine Touring Resources

Many IPNC Guests enjoy touring local wineries in the days before or after IPNC. To help familiarize yourself with the area and decide where to go wine tasting, we’ve compiled some of the online resources available.

Willamette Valley Wineries Association
WineryHunt Oregon
Travel Oregon
Salud Auction

Oregon AVAs

The United States is divided into American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s), which are designated wine grape-growing regions that are distinguishable by geographic features (i.e. soil types, general location). The Willamette Valley itself is an AVA, but within the Willamette Valley there are numerous sub-AVA’s. Many tourists often spend the entire day within one AVA since the wineries are all located near one another. Each AVA has a website to promote the numerous wineries within each area- these websites serve as excellent resources in discovering many hidden gems throughout the valley.

Chehalem Mountains/Ribbon Ridge AVA
Dundee Hills AVA
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Laurelwood AVA
Lower Long Tom AVA
McMinnville AVA
Tualatin Hills AVA
Yamhill-Carlton AVA
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