Not Staying on Campus

Not Staying on Campus

Even though you are not staying on campus you could still sign up for one of the meal packages (full meals or lunch only). If you have purchased one of the meal options you will have a special sticker on your name tag that is your meal ticket (full meals or lunch only). Please show your badge with the sticker to the cashier at the University Center cafeteria whenever you go for a meal.

Our cafeteria meal hours are:
Breakfast   7:30 am – 8:30 am
Lunch        12 noon – 1 pm
Dinner       5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Although the cafeteria will be open and serving food outside these hours, we are not scheduled to eat then and attendees need to wait for our assigned hours so as not to interfere with other campus groups getting their food. These are serving times, but we can stay in the dining hall at the tables longer if we wish. There is a snack bar called the POD, and a Starbuck’s in the University Center next to the cafeteria. If you purchase your meal at the POD or bring your lunch, you may still join us in the cafeteria to eat. Meal stickers from the cafeteria will not be honored at the POD. Pacific University is changing vendors this summer and it is possible that the POD and Starbucks will not be open. Check when you get to campus as the POD regular hours (Monday through Saturday 8am to 2pm) may change.

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:
  • 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.