Not Staying on Campus

Not Staying on Campus

If you did not sign up for a dorm room your name badge will not have a sticker and you cannot buy food from the cafeteria. However, there is a snack bar called the POD, and a Starbuck’s in the University Center next to the cafeteria. You can purchase food there and bring it to the cafeteria to eat with friends. Meal stickers from the cafeteria will not be honored at the POD. The POD hours are 8 am to 2 pm, Monday through Saturday.


Housing In and Around Forest Grove

If you are not staying on campus, Forest Grove offers these housing alternatives.

  • McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-992-9533 or 877-992-9533
    Built in 1922 as a Masonic & Eastern Star home, this historic lodge was renovated in 2000 and includes a restaurant. See their web page at:
  • Best Western University Inn & Suites, 3933 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-992-8888.
    Complimentary full breakfast, indoor pool, exercise facility, and free wireless internet access in all guest rooms are some of the amenities. See their web page for reservations at:
  • America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, 3306 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, 503-357-9000
    A complimentary continental breakfast, indoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, and complimentary wireless internet access are some of the amenities. See their web page at:

All these motels are located along Pacific Avenue, Hwy. 8, in Forest Grove. The distance from the Pacific University campus: America’s Best Value Inn is 1 mile, The Grand Lodge is 1.1 miles, and Best Western University Inn is 1.5 miles.

There are many other motels in the Hillsboro area. Look for one that has easy access to Highway 26 or Highway 8, the Tualatin Valley Highway.