Location & Dates

Mount Hood is Oregon’s highest mountain and is easily viewed from downtown Portland, including the upper east facing rooms and the room top terrance of the Mark Spencer hotel.

Due to Current Global COVID restrictions our next PIVH Course is scheduled to start in Summer/Fall 2022

Session 1: Summer/Fall 2022
Session 2: Fall/Winter 2022
Session 3: Late Winter 2023
Session 4: Summer 2023
Session 5: Fall 2023

Please stay tuned for further course date information for the 2022-2023 PIVH Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy! Sign-up to our mailing list to be notified as soon as the upcoming course dates are live and to hear about further online learning opportunities that will become available this year.

Registration is currently open for the 2022-2023 course, please see our registration page to sign up! In recognition of the current financial challenges faced by many potential students, the only financial commitment required to hold your spot in the upcoming class is the $350 registration fee.


The Mark Spencer Hotel
409 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205 

The Mark Spencer Hotel will be hosting the PIVH 2020-2021 Professional Course in Veterinary Homeopathy and offering a fixed discounted room rate for our students, providing exceptional value in downtown Portland accommodation. Please tell the staff at booking that you are a student of the Professional Course to receive the group-rate discount.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Mark Spencer Hotel is perfectly suited to access downtown, the Pearl District, Chinese Gardens, Rose Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Portland Art Museum, Portland Zoo, and so much more! All four corners of Portland can easily be accessed through Portland’s excellent public transportation, including a down town trolley line, light rail (MAX), and buses.

The famous Powell’s, the largest independent bookstore in America, is just a mere block and a half away and open till wee hours for late night browsing and nibbles.

The Mark Spencer Hotel is a family run business committed to sustainability, supporting local businesses, and is Green Seal Certified. We hope you enjoy your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel.


Please contact the PIVH if you are interested in sharing a room and we will put you in touch with classmates who are also looking to share.

The rooms come with the option of choosing a modern mini-kitchen (kitchenette) with furnishings to enable a more comfortable stay and economizing on food costs. Whole Foods is located approximately 2.5 blocks away and Fred Meyer (general grocery store) approximately 10 blocks away. Please see room rates below for further details about accommodation.

If you are looking to extend your stay for some local site seeing, the Mark Spencer Hotel has offered to extend our group rate discount for additional dates before and after the course for our students.

Room Rates

To view the discounted room rates for our students click here. Since our course finishes in 2021, the Mark Spencer will endevor to keep these rates competative and will update according only if a better rate can be offered.

Food (and Coffee!)

Portland is a city known for its excellent food, coffee, and microbrews. There are numerous restaurants, delis, coffee shops, and breweries surrounding the hotel. The hotel and PIVH faculty will be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Portland is also famous for its delicious and inexpensive food cart islands scattered throughout the city, one of which is located several blocks from the hotel which makes excellent affordable lunch options.

While in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, please do sample some of the local coffee roasters in the city. The Mark Spencer hotel provides free of charge freshly roasted coffee delivered daily and ground onsite for all guests from Kobos local roaster.


MAX (Portland’s Light Rail) will drop you off approximately 2 blocks from the hotel. From the Portland International Airport MAX station, pick up the Red Line to City Center. Get off at the Galleria/SW 10th Ave MAX Station. Walk west on Morrison St. a short distance to SW 11th Ave, Turn Right. Walk 2.5 blocks along SW 11th Ave. and the hotel will be on your left.

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