Northwest String Summit

Frequently Asked Questions

Before reaching out to us, be sure to read our frequently asked questions! We have been adding to this list each and every year, so you might find what you are looking for. We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Northwest String Summit!

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Here are the terms and conditions for ticket purchases. While we do not offer refunds, you can put your ticket up for sale with our after-market ticketing partner, Cash Or Trade.

YES! Parking Passes will be required this year for all cars entering Horning’s Hideout. Parking Passes are offered in advance on our ticketing page. We strongly encourage everyone purchase your Parking Pass in advance and to carpool and offset the cost of this fee. You may come and go and not pay the fee again if the parking pass is displayed.

A separate area will be reserved for Handicap parking and camping. The Special Needs Parking Lot is the only parking area where car camping is allowed. Vehicles are permitted in this area to anyone displaying an official handicap placard in their vehicle. We regret to inform you that RVs and trailers are no longer permitted in this area. A handicap person viewing area will be reserved in the concert field. Handicap toilets will be available in both the reserved viewing area and the reserved parking/camping area. Handicap information is also available at the point of ticket sales and at the band merchandise area. If any special assistance in needed please visit one of the two information areas or stop any Event Staffer.We are happy to help.

RE-ENTRY POLICY Patrons will be permitted to exit and re-enter the event if they do so according to event requirements. You will have to pay for parking upon arrival. You will receive a parking pass that will need to be displayed at all times AND to gain re-entry and avoid paying again. Re-entry will require a vehicle search & is subject to COVID protocols.
We do encourage patrons to bring enough supplies for the entire event. During times of heavy incoming traffic, exiting vehicles may experience delays. IF you know you will have to leave, tell a parking coordinator and they will try to accommodate. Vehicles returning may not be able to return to the same parking as before. You may have to park at the remote lot.  Intoxicated persons will not be re-admitted. Your vehicle will be searched any time you enter the site. All persons must have the proper event ticket, pass, wristband, and ID or they will be required to purchase another ticket.

Due to Horning’s Hideout being in a remote location in the countryside of Washington County, we recommend that you NOT take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to/from Northwest String Summit. We have found that it is logistically difficult (and lack of cell phone signal inside and at box office) for the driver to get to the location where it is safe to drop off or pick up passengers, at the Box Office. And we seen that often passengers can get stranded because of this difficulty.

Horning’s Hideout is located just 35 minutes west of Portland in North Plains, Oregon. From Portland Take Highway 26 West approximately 15 miles to the North Plains/Glencoe Road Exit 57. Turn right (North) from the exit onto Glencoe Road. Take Glencoe Rd. approximately 1.5 miles to a left fork that is Pumpkin Ridge Road. Follow Pumpkin Ridge Rd. for 5 miles to Brunswick Canyon Road, which is an easy to miss gravel road on the right. Follow Brunswick Canyon Road down, down, down into the canyon. If you’re coming from the coast, you can hook up with 26 East from Hwy 101. If you’re coming either North or South on I-5, or on I-84 through The Columbia River Gorge, you’ll drive into Portland and take the I-405 loop to 26 West, then follow the directions above – Horning’s is very easy to find.

You will gain entrance to Horning’s Hideout ONLY during these hours *All times are approximate.

Thursday between 9:00AM- 10:00AM until Approx Midnight.

Friday 8:00AM – Approx 10:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM – Approx 10:00PM

Sunday 8:00AM – Approx 8:00PM

If you arrive after these hours you will NOT be able to get into the venue and will be turned around. Please plan accordingly.

For those who missed out on an RV pass for a concert, there are RVs spots at other local campgrounds. For those folks who missed out on an RV pass there are two campgrounds that you can park your RV at and commute to Horning’s for the concert. They are: Mountaindale Sun Resort (503) 647-2449 about 7 miles from here and Stub Stewart State park, about 15 miles from here. The reservation phone number is 1-800-452-5687.

Yes you can, but you will be parked in a normal parking spot, so while you are able to sleep in it you will not be able to set up camp around it for the other cars will be too close. You can set up a place to sit with friends in the camping areas. We do try to hold out some flat areas for those who are sleeping in their vehicle, but once those are gone you will be parked where ever the flow of traffic is going, no other choice so please do not argue with the volunteers for a different spot. Bring blocks to level the van, for much of the parking is on rolling hills. As stated in the small RV policy, we will save a place and a more flat area for vans and such where they can sleep comfortably in the vehicle. They will not be able to set up a camp next to the vehicle at all. They can certainly set up a day-use area for themselves, i.e. chairs and such with the rest of the tent campers, but because we do not mix camping and cars they can’t set up alongside their vans.

We hope to open gates between 10AM – 12 PM on Thursday, July 21st, 2021 for 4-Day Pass Holders Only.

Yes. We should be open from 8:00AM until midnight on Thurs – Sat and from 8:00AM until Sunday, 8:00PM. You will NOT be able to enter the event outside of these hours. You will be turned around and asked to return the next morning.

Subject to sell out on 3-Day & 4-Day Passes, we *may* sell  2-Day Passes (Sat/Sun).

Historically we have not sold any single day tickets except Sunday Only Passes (subject to sell out). If this changes you can find that info on our ticketing page.

Yes, BUT subject to availability, you must purchase a Thursday Add-On Entry ticket as well in advance or at the Box Office. Price is TBD.

Yes, But subject to availability. you must purchase a Friday Add-On Entry at the Box Office. Price is TBD.

NO. To attend Friday you will have to purchase either a 3-Day Pass (Fri-Sun) or a 4-Day Pass (Thurs-Sun).

NO. To attend Saturday you will have to purchase either a 3-Day Pass (Fri-Sun) or a 4-Day Pass (Thurs-Sun), or a 2-Day (Sat/Sun) Pass if available.

The stated policy for outside alcohol is: NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL Due to restrictions in our insurance policy we are required to enforce this alcohol issue. A variety of microbrews and wine and malternatives will be available with proper ID. *ID IS MANDATORY TO PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES*. No alcohol is available for sale outside of the amphitheater entrance. Vehicles are subject to a brief search upon entering the premises. Patrons and their belongings are subject to search upon entering the amphitheater.

We’re sorry, we understand that to many folks dogs are family, but we just can’t deal with the impact and risks involved with having your dog at the show. So we will not tolerate dogs in either the parking lot or the venue itself during concerts.  Unfortunately some folks bring their animals to events anyway and leave them in their car.  Animal Control will break your car window to liberate animals as well as remove any dog left tied to a car.  All dogs found tied up outside of the concert site will be immediately impounded by the local SPCA THE OWNERS WILL BE CITED IN ALL CASES.

The only exception to this is service dogs that are trained for a certain task, such as a guide dog for a blind person. Oregon Law does not recognize dogs or other animals as a service animal unless you are blind, deaf or physically handicapped. They must be trained to perform a certain task, not be simply someone’s companion. What qualifies as a task are such things as a guide dog for the blind, what does not qualify is a companion dog.

All camping is first come first serve, including family camping and special needs camping. If you have a legitimate need for family or special needs camping, please notify the box office upon arrival.

No, we do not provide any means of transportation to or from Horning’s Hideout. We suggest travel arrangements be made in advance of the festival. Horning’s Hideout is 11mi from nearest MAX (light rail station -(Orenco Station) NW 231St St. Furthermore, we strongly discourage hitchhiking as the roads are very narrow and dangerous.

Yes, Horning’s Hideout has 10 shower stalls available for a fee. Cash Only.

No – Swimming at Horning’s Hideout is not allowed during the Northwest String Summit.

Yes! We have set aside a nice area, with quiet-hours, family camp area where we hope parking access will be close to camping. We will have clear signage. These are VERY popular areas and tend to fill quickly.