Oregon Football Weekend

Three-Night, Air-Inclusive

October 24-27, 2024

Overview & Pricing

Hotel: The Nines Portland, Graduate Eugene

Activity Level

Days: 4

Travel Host:
I FUND Staff
Email Host

We look forward to hosting you in Oregon!

Package Overview

Join Illinois Athletics and the I FUND in Portland as the Illini head to play new Big Ten foe Oregon! Packages include chartered airfare, Portland and Eugene hotel accommodations, tour welcome reception, official pregame event, game tickets, and more!
We expect this trip to sell out quickly! Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Package Includes:

  • Round-trip, non-stop CHARTER AIR TRANSPORTATION from Willard Airport (CMI)
    • Portland-bound: morning departure on October 24
    • Champaign-bound: morning departure on October 27
    • Baggage handling and porterage included
  • One (1) nights’ ACCOMMODATIONS at The Nines Hotel
    • Thursday, October 24
    • Including DAILY BREAKFAST
  • Official Illinois WELCOME RECEPTION
  • Two (2) nights’ ACCOMMODATIONS at the Graduate Hotel Eugene
    • Check-in: Friday, October 25
    • Check-out: Sunday, October 27
    • Including DAILY BREAKFAST
  • WINE TASTING & DINNER at a local estate
  • Round-trip game day TRANSFERS
  • GAME TICKET in official Illinois section
  • Illinois HOSPITALITY DESK staffed for duration of program
  • SET STAFF on-site
  • All applicable TAXES and GRATUITIES

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are non-refundable and travel insurance is highly recommended (CLICK HERE for more information).


*Pricing is per person, based on room occupancy.

Single Double
$2,500 $2,000


The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland

525 SW Morrison St | Portland, OR 97204


Flocked in glazed terra cotta, the original 15-story building was created in 1909 and served as the flagship store and headquarters for Meier & Frank, once heralded as the largest retailer west of the Mississippi. The Meier & Frank Building is a historic department store in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was originally built in 1909 by the Meier & Frank Company, one of the city’s most prominent retailers. For decades, the retail dynasty created by Aaron Meier and Sigmund Frank was a long-standing hub of commerce for Portland. This iconic monument featured the first escalator installation in Portland and, in 1922, also functioned as the studio for Meier & Frank’s very own radio station. As the premier department store in Portland, clientele often dressed up to look their very best, as this was (and still is) the place to see and be seen. At its peak, the Meier & Frank building had a pharmacy, a pet store, and a deli. Meier & Frank was also Clark Gable’s place of employment before he became a famous actor.

In 2005, the building began its transformation into a luxury hotel. The original exterior was retained, while a seven-story light-filled atrium was created to best access beautiful views and natural light. The architects created a nostalgic, modern approach infusing elements from the worlds of art and fashion, as well as, eclectic nods to the Meier & Frank’s retail past. In line with sustainable values, the building is also LEED Silver Certified.

The name “the Nines” was created in homage to the Meier & Frank Building’s roots as a beacon of “dressed to the nines” fashion. Like the original Meier & Frank, this hotel remains dedicated to providing impeccable service and an elevated experience.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom

Graduate Eugene

66 E 6th Ave | Eugene, OR 97401


Step inside Graduate Eugene and find yourself immersed in local history, legends and Duck traditions, as creative interiors and college nostalgia come together for a stay that’s undeniably Eugene. Located downtown, just a short trip from the University of Oregon campus, this hotel is your perfect home base for exploring this scenic Pacific Northwest town.

Hotel Information

Standard Guestroom


Round-Trip, Non-Stop Charter Air Transportation

Round-trip airport/hotel transfers, baggage handling and porterage included. Exact flight times will not be available until you receive your travel information.

morning departure


Departs from Willard Airport (CMI). Arrival into Portland International Airport (MCO).

morning departure


Departs from Eugene Airport (EUG).


Autzen Stadium

Eugene, OR

Game Ticket

Game tickets, located in the official Illinois-allocated sections, are included in travel packages.



Welcome Reception

Located in the City View Living Room at The Nines. Further details TBA.


Nike World Headquarters

Group tour of Nike World Headquarters, plus exclusive access to the Nike Employee Store, featuring the most recent quarterly product, 40% discount, and no sales tax.


Wine Tasting & Dinner

Winetasting and dinner at Abbey Road Farm. Further details TBA.


Illinois Pregame Tailgate

Pregame Tailgate at PK Park Foul Territory, featuring all-inclusive food and drink beginning two hours prior to kickoff. Further details TBA.



Thursday, October 24

  • 9:00 AM CT
    • Guests arrive at FlightStar for check-in for the private donor plane
    • Parking is free at Flightstar
    • Please bring your government photo ID
    • Attire is casual for the trip
  • 10:00 AM CT
    • Private donor plane departs for Portland, OR
    • Meal service available for each guest
  • 12:00 PM PT
    • Private plane arrives in Portland, OR
    • Charter buses available upon arrival
  • 12:30 PM PT Buses depart for The Nines Portland (20-minute drive)
    • 525 SW Morrison St, Portland
  • 12:45 PM PT
    • Arrive at The Nines Portland
  • 1:00 PM PT
    • Check-in and enjoy the afternoon in Portland
  • 5:00 PM PT Welcome Reception
    • The Nines – City View Living Room

Friday, October 25

  • 7:00 AM PT
    • Breakfast Available
    • Location inside The Nines TBD
  • 8:30 AM PT Meet in lobby
    • Check out of the hotel and pay for incidentals
    • Load bags onto buses
  • 9:00 AM PT
    • Depart for Nike World Headquarters (20-minute drive)
      1 Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, OR
  • 9:30 AM PT
    • Group Tour of Nike WHQ Campus
  • 11:00 AM PT Board Buses (5-minute drive)
    • Exclusive Access to the Nike Employee Store
    • Featuring the most recent quarterly product, 40% discount, and no sales tax
  • 12:30 PM PT
    • Board Buses
    • Depart for Carlton, OR (50-minute drive)
  • 2:00 PM PT
    • Arrive at Carlton, OR
    • Depart for Nike World Headquarters (20-minute drive)
      10501 Abbey Road, Carlton, OR
    • Cocktail reception
  • 3:00 PM PT
    • Wine Dinner and Wine Education
    • Provided by Danny Klieman – Lonesome Rock Estates
  • 5:00 PM PT
    • Board Buses for Eugene, OR (2-hour drive)
  • 7:00 PM PT
    • Arrive at The Graduate Hotel – Eugene
      66 E. 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR
    • Unload Buses and Check-in to the hotel

Saturday, October 26

    • Breakfast Available
    • Location inside The Graduate Hotel TBD
    • Depart for University of Oregon Campus (5-minute drive)
    • Board Buses for Pre-Game Tailgate at PK Park
      2800 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Eugene, OR
    • Pre-Game Tailgate at PK Park Foul Territory
    • All-inclusive food and drink
    • 2-hours prior to kickoff
  • TBD PM PT Board Buses after the game concludes
    • Pre-determined location will be communicated.
    • Buses depart for Graduate Hotel Eugene (10-minute drive)
      66 E. 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR
  • TBD PM PT Arrive at The Graduate Hotel Eugene

Sunday, October 27

  • 7:00 AM PT
    • Breakfast Available
    • Location inside The Graduate Hotel TBD
  • 9:00 AM PT
    • Meet in lobby
    • Check out of the hotel and pay for incidentals
    • Load bags onto buses
  • 10:00 AM PT
    • Depart for Eugene Airport (20-minute drive)
  • 10:30 AM PT
    • Check-In Begins for private donor plane
  • 11:30 AM PT
    • Private donor plane departs for Champaign, IL
    • Meal service available for each guest
  • 5:30 PM CT Private plane arrives in Champaign, IL



What’s included in my price?

Your final price includes room and all hotel taxes. It does not include items such as charges for meals, parking, rollaway beds, phone calls, valet and room service, or any other items of a personal nature.

Do I need travel insurance?

Due to the investment of your travel package, we strongly recommend the purchase of appropriate insurance coverage. Medical insurance policies may not protect your travels away from home and often have out-of-network deductibles. Likewise, coverage through credit cards and travel suppliers can have shortfalls and not fully protect you. For additional information, please click on the Insurance link on the bottom right of this website.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Debit cards featuring the Visa or MasterCard logo are also accepted; however, please be advised these types of cards typically have a maximum amount that you may charge daily. Please check with your financial institution.

When will I receive my trip documents?

Trip documents are typically emailed two to three weeks prior to departure for regular season football weekends and specialty programs while bowl game participants will receive theirs five to seven days out.  Itineraries for special events, such as the Final Four and Bowl Games, will be sent via email just prior to leaving. If you are not the main reservation contact and would like to receive the emailed tour documents, please add your email to the reservation or contact your booking agent.

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