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|Art is celebrated in all its forms - from visual, to performing, to the palate - throughout this culturally vibrant region bridging the Cascades to the coast. The area's unique heritage and history is documented in regional museums, honored in culturally-rooted events, and explored through mutliple artistic mediums.||
In Oregon, art is everywhere! Perhaps it's the beauty of Oregon's lush woodlands or the picturesque Oregon wine country that inspires the artist. From small town craft fairs to formal arts centers, Eugene, Cascades & Coast pays tribute to the artist.
Video produced by Ed Madison under a Tourism Special Project Grant from Lane County.
Come and enjoy the alpaca lifestyle, meet the alpacas, sink your fingers into their exquisite fleece. See why so many people enjoy small farm living with alpacas. Please contact any participating ranches to arrange a visit. Children and groups welcome. The Alpaca owners are passionate about these unique livestock and all that they offer. Their interest in the future of the alpaca industry in the United States is strengthened by their connection with each other, with other alpaca owners and breeders across the nation.
Eugene nonprofit bringing the human cultural legacy to public view through media and internet technology. Produces The Archaeology Channel (the world's most popular archaeology website) and TAC International Film and Video Festival (the Western Hemisphere's only juried archaeological competition).
Visit and enjoy art in an historic church in Eugene. Ten exhibits annually. Year-round art classes for children, teens, and adults offered. Every 4th of July weekend, an art and wine festival, Art and the Vineyard, is presented at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.
Produces the annual Oregon Asian Celebration the third weekend in February and the Asian Kite Festival the second Sunday in September. Believes cultural sharing builds better communities.
Classic and creative ballet at Eugene's Hult Center for the Performing Arts and on tour. Led by a mother/daughter duo, Ballet Fantastique presents high-caliber ballet, often in collaboration with opera, symphony, chorales and more. Single or season tickets available. Inquire about customized performances for workshops, presentations and outreach. Also offering children's ballet classes and camps, a Ballet Academy and a Chamber Ballet Company. Ballet Fantastique's two beautiful studio locations in downtown Eugene are available for meetings, birthday parties, recitals and receptions.
River: McKenzie River Length: 120 feet (37 m) Year Constructed: 1966 Nearest Town: Blue River Follow Hwy 126 east approximately 46 miles to McKenzie Bridge. One mile west of the town Rainbow, turn south on McKenzie River Drive for .8 miles to King Road West.
Picturesque family-owned estate winery and vineyards, sustainably farmed. Recipient of four Top 100 wines of the world - Pinot Noir by Wine Spectator and Pinot Gris by Wine & Spirits. Open January - February: Monday - Friday: Noon to 5 p.m.; March up to Christmas: Daily: Noon to 5 p.m.
One of the largest fiber animal expositions in the U.S. Featuring sheep and goat shows, workshops, trade show, demonstrations and spinning circles. Come learn about handcraft fibers and the animals that produce them!
The Museum's collection of photographs, tools, rocks, minerals and other artifacts, pays tribute to the area's gold mining history. Come visit Cottage Grove's newest museum.
A robust historical festival celebrating the discovery of gold in the Bohemia Mountains. Take part in the many festivities July 18 - 21, 2013 in the All-America City of Cottage Grove. Come for the fun and join in such feats as cherry spittin' competitions, a beard growing contest, three-legged races, bounty hunting and more. Period-dress is encouraged. Immerse yourself in the Bohemia era with living history demonstrations, gold panning, and period contests. Enjoy parades and carnival rides. Dine, dance and listen to great music.
Brigadoon Wine Company is a multi-generational family enterprise growing pinot noir, pinot blanc, riesling, and quality Oregon rootstock on their beautiful 44-acre farm in Junction City. The Shown family has over forty years of winemaking experience with roots in Napa Valley. Firmly committed to farm to table movement and sustainable agriculture, the farm also supports fruit trees, Christmas trees, produce and sheep. Brigadoon Vineyards is near Eugene, OR and on the Territorial Wine Trail. Tasting room hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, April through December or by appointment.
This pedestrian bridge is located in downtown Cottage Grove at the corner of Main Street and River Road. It was built in 1987 with recycled timbers that were salvaged when the Burmbaugh Bridge was dismantled. Adjacent to the bridge, in the City Hall building, a scale model of the Currin Bridge, shown at the 1986 World's Fair in Vancouver, B.C., is on display. River: Coast Fork of Willamette River Length: 84 feet (26 m) Year Constructed: 1987 Nearest Town: Cottage Grove Located in downtown Cottage Grove adjacent to City Hall on Main Street.
This is the only remaining covered railroad bridge in Oregon and possibly west of the Mississippi River! It was built in 1925 on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River to bring logs to the J.H. Chambers Mill in Cottage Grove. Its sturdy Howe Truss design spans 78 feet. When the railroad was scrapped 1951 it slowly fell into disrepair. Now city-owned, it was restored in 2011 and built to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle crossing. Located only a half mile from Cottage Grove's Main Street. Travel south on Hwy 99 and turn west onto Harrison Ave. Near the intersection of south Old River Road.
An annual spring film festival featuring films and media from Pacific-bordering countries. Upcoming April 17 -21, 2013 with a focus on Mexico and Sinagpore. Cinema Pacific is a collaborative University of Oregon and community program featuring screenings, multimedia performances and art exhibitions. The festival, post-film discussions, and workshops takes place on the UO campus, in community theaters, like the Bijou and Robinson Theaters, and online.
Take a walk back in time as you look at one of the 20 window exhibits featuring handmade cars, tractors, trains and clocks. You can visit the communications room, see the camera collection and the miniature pedal car collection.
This 30-mile (48-km) loop connects six covered bridges and is one of the most recent additions to Oregon's Scenic Byway program. History buffs of all ages visit Lane County each year to see the largest collection of covered bridges west of the Mississippi.
Cottage Theatre, South Lane County's premiere community theatre since 1982, produces a year-round season of plays and musicals. Performances occur in an air-conditioned, recently-remodeled $2 million facility. Located off I-5 at Exit 174.
Near the little town of Crow, this 60 foot (18 m) Howe Truss bridge crosses Coyote Creek and is still open to light traffic. The bridge was constructed in 1922 as part of Territorial Rd, the state's secondary road system, used until larger truck-friendly roads bypassed it. In 1969 the bridge suffered snow damage to its roof which has since been replaced. Known also as Battle Creek Bridge and Swing Log Bridge. Located south of Veneta. GO WEST ON HWY 126 TO CROW RD GO SW ON CROW, TURN LEFT (SOUTH) ON TERRITORIAL HWY FOR 1 MILE. TURN RIGHT (WEST) ON BATTLE CREEK ROAD FOR 100 YARDS.
This is the only bridge in Oregon that is painted two different colors: white portals and red sides. This 105 foot (32 m) bridge was built in 1925 to replace a dilapidated 1883 bridge spanning the Row River. In 1979, Lane County completed a new concrete bridge just a few feet away and closed the old bridge to traffic. In 1995 the Currin Bridge was rehabilitated and is acessible to pedestrians. Located near Cottage Grove. GO 4 MILES SE ON ROW RIVER RD TO LAYNG RD. LOCATED 1.5 MILES (2.4 KM) ON LAYNG RD. The Mosby Creek Bridge is one mile further along Layng Rd.
Enjoy summertime outdoor concerts and performing arts in a beautiful park setting dubbed "The Jewel of the Willamette Valley." Listen to rock, jazz, classical, rap and other popular genre performed by nationally touring artists, or watch local productions of Shakespeare, musicals and contemporary plays. The amphitheater is structured for superb sound. Productions are rain or shine with lawn seating, food booths and beer gardens. Select shows have reserved seating. Purchase tickets at the Hult Center Box Office or any Tickets West outlet including the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center.
Compete, volunteer or applaud at one of the region's highly-charged cycling events in Cottage Grove. The Oregon Gran Fondo, or "Big Ride," has its origins in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia invitation to the general public to ride a single stage after the professionals. All abilities are welcome for a scenic ride through local watersheds. The Rolf Prima Main Street Criterium is a 1K flat and fast course in the heart of historic Cottage Grove-an ideal race for spectators! And the popular Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove includes both individual and relay triathlons staged at Cottage Grove Lake.
A Florence OR covered bridge across Deadwood Creek spanning 105 feet (32 m). In 1932 it was built for the state's secondary road system for the cost of $4,814. Flooring was purposely installed slanted to improve safety for traffic rounding the corner onto the bridge. After a concrete bridge bypass was built in 1970s, Deadwood fell into disrepair. It was rehabilitated it in 1986 and re-opened to traffic. HWY 126 TO HWY 36 NE THROUGH SWISSHOME, 12 MILES (19.31 km) TO DEADWOOD. TURN NORTH ON LOWER DEADWOOD RD. GO APPROX 5 MILES (8 km), TURN RIGHT ON DEADWOOD LOOP RD. BRIDGE AT MILE POINT 0.3.
Located on the south side of Dorena Reservoir and spanning the Row River, the bridge was built to connect Government Road with Row River Road. Constructed in 1949 for $16,547, the 105 foot (32 m) bridge has been since bypassed with a concrete span. This a popular spot for wedding photography. GO 5 MILES EAST OF COTTAGE GROVE ON ROW RIVER RD TO GOVERNMENT RD. CONTINUE EAST ON GOVERNMENT RD 7 MILES TO BRIDGE. LOCATED ON SHOREVIEW DR OFF GAROUTTE RD. Also known as the Row River Bridge or Star Bridge.
The nation's oldest commercial filbert (hazelnut) farm in continuous operation, Dorris Ranch is also a public park with a pioneer cabin and Native American plank house. The ranch is a popular spot for special events, weddings, walks and bird-watching.
The Adams Bridge was originally built spanning the Mohawk River in 1903. It was replaced in 1938 for $2,449, at a length of 75 feet (23 m) and renamed "Earnest" after a longtime local resident. The movie Shenandoah was filmed in the Mohawk Valley during the mid-1960s and an altered version of Earnest Bridge reflecting Civil War architecture shows in the film. The bridge was returned to its pre-movie condition in 1965. FROM I5 EXIT I-105 EAST TO MARCOLA RD. FOLLOW MARCOLA RD. 14 MILES. LOCATED ON PASCHELKE RD JUST OFF MARCOLA.
The East Skinner Butte Historic Landmark Area includes 24 buildings of architectural and historic significance, dating from the 1850's to the 1920's. One of the features that distinguishes this area from the other older residential areas in Eugene is the variety of periods and architectural styles represented.
Non-profit center for visual arts holds classes for children and adults, ongoing members' shows, monthly special exhibits featuring regional artists and groups, the National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and the annual Springfield Mayor's Art Show, open to all.
Offering residents of all ages and abilities a broad range of educational, recreational, fitness and cultural opportunities. Department services promote an informed community, encourage lifelong learning, provide thousands of year-round activities and services and support performing and visual arts.
The Eugene Ballet Company’s 33 year history of presenting extraordinary dance repertoire is a prominent driver of our local and regional arts scene. But it is NOT your grandmother’s ballet. Masterful interpretation of traditional and iconic ballets such as Swan Lake is obvious. Ability to embrace the works of modern masters like Rain from the Joffrey Ballet is renowned. From talented, world-class dancers, to exquisite costumes and sets worthy of envy from larger companies, the Ballet always presents unforgettable performances to ever-expanding audiences.
Premier oratorio choir performs choral masterworks at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. The Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, the associate chamber choir, performs repertoire from the Renaissance to the present.
The Eugene International Film Festival is a juried film festival with entries from around the world. There are social events, film industry notables, independent filmmakers, international guests, award winning films and special film showcases. More information at www.eugenefilmfest.org.
A premier distance running event held in "Track Town USA" including a marathon, half-marathon, 5k and kids' marathon. "Run in the Footsteps of Legends" along fast, flat and scenic courses, taking participants through numerous parks and miles of beautiful trails along the Willamette River.
The PRIDE Celebration is a social venue for the bisexual, gay, lesbian, intersex and transgendered members of Lane County, Eugene and Springfield, to advocate for and enjoy our diverse community. It also exists for families, friends, allies and guests from anywhere in the Northwest.
Experience the passion and power of Music Director Danail Rachev and the nationally recognized Eugene Symphony. The Eugene Symphony's 2011 - 2012 season offers symphonic and family concerts, September - May, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. In July, at the Cuthbert Amphitheater.
Alcohol-free, sharing celebration of Latin American culture. Food, crafts and information booths, children's entertainment, music and dance.
A full-service convention and performing arts facility on the central Oregon coast capable of hosting groups up to 500. There is a 457-seat proscenium theater for general sessions and fine art performances such as concerts, plays, ballet and opera.
River: McKenzie River Length: 165 feet (50 m) Year Constructed: 1938 Nearest Town: Vida Located just off Highway 126 at the Leaburg Dam near Vida.
Oregon's Heceta head Lighthouse was built in 1892 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is still in use today flashing its light beams 21 miles out to sea - the brightest light on the Oregon Coast. And because of its iconic beauty, it is also the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. Tour the lighthouse from April through October. Learn its local lore. The nearby Keeper's House is a present day B&B, interpretive center, and special event space ideal for gatherings and weddings. Day Use Fee Area. (Formerly Devils Elbow State Park.)
An iconic lighthouse built in 1892 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. Visit the beatiful beach cove below and take a short hike up to the Keeper's House B&B and Interpretive Center. Learn about the lighthouse's fascinating local lore. Lighthouse tours are offered from April through October. This is a historical attraction not to be missed. State Day Use Fee Area. (Formerly Devils Elbow State Park.) NOTE: The park is open. The lighthouse is closed for renovations until August 2013.
Regional performing arts center, located in the heart of downtown Eugene, next door to the Hilton hotel. Two beautiful theaters (500 and 2500), are the host to world-class performances and conference sessions. The Studio and award-winning Jacobs Gallery provide space for receptions, meetings, lectures and presentations.
Specializes in producing small quantities of quality, handcrafted pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay. Since the first plantings at the winery's Lorane Valley vineyard, Iris Vineyards has been dedicated to growing high quality fruit through sustainable viticultural practices. Call for tasting room hours at the Cottage Grove winery.
Based at The Shedd in downtown Eugene, The Shedd Institute offers music classes, workshops and private lessons for all ages in violin, piano, guitar and many other instruments in many styles ranging from classical to folk to jazz.
Based at The Shedd in downtown Eugene, The Shedd Institute is home of the Oregon Festival of American Music; a ten-day music festival each August dedicated to the celebration of American music in all of its forms.
Based at The Shedd in downtown Eugene, The Shedd Institute offers concerts, conferences, lectures, classes and other events year-round; including four unique concert series', a music school and the Oregon Festival of American Music in August.
Established in 1933, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a family-friendly destination that provides innovative exhibits and programs. With four major exhibitions yearly and galleries devoted to art from Asia, America and elsewhere, there is always something new to see.
Step back in time by visiting Junction City's two historic home museums or by taking the self-guided walking tour. Brochures and headsets are available at the museums or the Chamber of Commerce. Museum Hours are Thursdays 3 - 5 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month 1 - 4 p.m.
Since 1961, Junction City has celebrated their Scandinavian heritage by transforming itself into a charming Old World community for four days each August. This nationally recognized and internationally known event offers cultural and entertainment activities.
The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres (418-ha) is certified organic and includes 465 acres of organic vineyards (pinot noir, pinot gris and chardonnay), as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery, where the winemaking process is also certified organic. Founded in 1991 by the King family, the estate has accrued many awards and accolades. A gourmet on-site restaurant serves lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and bakery cakes with advance notice. Wine tasting is daily from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tours are on the hour from noon to 5 p.m.
Stream: Lake Creek Length: 105 feet (32 m) Year Constructed: 1928 Nearest Town: Greenleaf Located on Nelson Mountain Road, just off Highway 36, 30 miles west of Highway 99.
First Friday ArtWalks are a great way to participate in the visual arts scene in downtown Eugene. Enjoy local art galleries and art venues every first Friday of the month, rain or shine. This free community event is organized by Lane Arts Council, a non-profit arts organization supporting artists and the arts in Lane County communities through youth arts, community arts and arts advocacy. Visit their website for more information on this and other events, programs and opportunities for the arts.
Established to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Lane County. The museum has a wide variety of long-term exhibits, periodic traveling and short-term exhibits and children's educational programs. Extensive photographic collection. Research archives are open by appointment.
The Lane Events Center is the home of the Lane County Fair and other year-round events, festivals and tradeshows. A variety of Halls, Ice Arena, Sports Center and large Livestock Building can accommodate almost any type of event. Full Catering Services, Wi-Fi and 2500 parking spaces are also available.
This historic covered bridge, built in 1945, has an interpretive display on covered bridges. A great spot next to Dexter Lake and Highway 58. River: Willamette River Length: 165 feet (50 m) Year Constructed: 1945 Nearest Town: Lowell Located just off Highway 58 at the Lowell intersection.
Visit and enjoy art in an historic church in Eugene. Ten exhibits annually. Year-round art classes for children, teens, and adults offered. Every 4th of July weekend, an art and wine festival, Art and the Vineyard, is presented at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.
The McDonald Theatre has evolved into a performing arts venue, rich in theatrical history with a desire to capture live artistic movements of the times. The theatre has created a platform for artists of all ambitions, repertoires and ages to be displayed.
Artists wielding chainsaws create great works of art celebrating the McKenzie River's last two hundred years. Come for live demonstrations, awards, auctions and entertainment. Youth activities include daily track events, nail driving, gold panning and more. Enjoy local food and wine while learning about regional highlights from logging to river rafting. Held August 16 -18, 2013 at the McKenzie Community Track & Field in Vida, Oregon.
During the 2012 Oregon Lavender Festival July 13-15, McKenzie River Lavender is open for u-cut lavender, farm tours and their fragrant Lavender Labyrinth 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is an excellent excursion for families, visitors and residents! In a beautiful pastoral setting sip lavender lemonade, sample lavender goodies and shop for fresh lavender products like handcrafted soaps and lotions, essential oil and pillows. Shop for art by local artisans. This family-run farm is located only ten miles from Springfield, OR. Just take Hwy 126 east to 40882 McKenzie Hwy (between milepost 15 & 16).
Classic figurative sculptures expressing modern day themes. Created in marble, bronze, stone and glass, these timeless romantic treasures have gained an international following. Mike Leckie’s work is displayed at the Leslie Lohman Gallery in New York. Locally, “The Reading Girl” graces the Albany Public Library. Or see his sports carvings and castings at special exhibits and events in conjunction with the 2012 Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene. Mike Leckie's bas relief pieces are popularly commissioned for corporate awards, sports trophies and charity gifts.
Drive through the Mosby Creek Bridge, also on Layng Road, which was named after David Mosby, a pioneer who staked a donation land claim nearby in 1853. Built in 1920 for $4,125, the 90 foot span is the oldest surviving covered bridge in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, and the only local covered bridge open to traffic. Mosby Creek Bridge was restored in 1990. This is a great starting place to explore the Row River Trail. Stream: Mosby Creek Length: 90 feet (27 m) Year Constructed: 1920 Nearest Town: Cottage Grove Located on Layng Road east of Cottage Grove.
A beautiful 209-acre (85-ha) nature preserve five miles (8 km) southeast of downtown Eugene. Eight miles (13 km) of all-weather trails. Educational programs for all ages. Popular events include a Wildflower Festival and a Mushroom Festival. Site is available for weddings and other special events.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum hosts the annual celebration of Oregon's wildflowers at the Wildflower Festival each year in May. Fall is celebrated annually at the Mushroom Festival in October.
Visit the national historic district of Coburg. Located just 8 miles north of Eugene and Springfield this community offers a view of the past with historic homes and a variety of antique shops.
Nearby Nature is a non-profit education group that hosts family nature walks, school programs, summer day camps, special holiday events and restoration projects in Eugene and Springfield natural areas. The group's home base is in Alton Baker Park. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
The only Nobel Peace park in the U.S. honoring American Nobel Peace Laureates is being constructed in Eugene. Low walls, serene alcoves and a flowing path through a beautiful landscaped garden offers a tranquil setting. Enjoy peaceful contemplation while viewing 26 plaques honoring each Nobel Prize recipient. An excellent educational excursion or point of interest for tour groups. The grounds cover two-acres of Eugene's Alton Baker Park close to the Ferry Street Bridge and at the base of the DeFazio Footbridge. World Peace Day is September 21.
162 acre (66 ha) Christmas tree farm with river frontage available for group meetings, reunions or weddings. Large grassy area with attractive landscaping. Diverse farm activities year-round. Colonial Harvest days in September and October.
Also known as Westfir Bridge or Office Creek Covered Bridge. River: North Fork Willamette River Length: 180 feet (55 m) Year Constructed: 1944 Nearest Town: Westfir Located at the north edge of the town of Westfir.
Displays of full-sized WWI and WWII aircraft. Comprehensive scale-model collection, flight suits, space program timeline and a variety of air and space memorabilia and exhibits. Gift shop. Open noon - 4 p.m, Wednesday - Saturday. April – October, also open on Sundays. Closed some major holidays, call for confirmation.
Near the Cottage Grove airport, the museum focuses exclusively on Oregon aviation. Oregon has a love of home-built planes and was the first state to issue plane license plates. Several plane restorations are often on-site, including a Tex Rankin aircraft. The museum showcases airplanes, artifacts, books, photographs and audio recordings. There is an annual August fly-in. The library is available as a small meeting space, or rent the unheated hanger for larger events. The Oregon Aviation History Center is open Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., May - September, or by appointment.
Grammy-winning festival offering 50 events over 17 days in early summer. International musicians led by Artistic Director Helmuth Rilling perform orchestral, vocal and contemporary concerts at the Hult Center, University of Oregon and in Portland.
Grammy-winning festival offers 50 events over 17 days in early summer. International musicians led by Artistic Director Helmuth Rilling perform orchestral, vocal and contemporary concerts at the Hult Center, University of Oregon and in Portland.
Celebrate world class entertainment, hand-made crafts, delectable foods, educational displays and magical surprises around every corner. Nourish your spirit; explore living artfully and authentically on Earth and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways. Located in a wooded setting on 395 acres (160 ha), 13 miles west of Eugene, near Veneta.
A series of tours with maps and routes to make visiting the country a fun-filled adventure for the entire family. In Lane County, the three "trails" include the Fern Ridge Country Trail, McKenzie River Country Trail, the Long Tom Country Trail and the River Road Country Trail. Visit wineries, alpaca and sheep farms, orchards, artists, antiques, nurseries, golf, fishing, rafting, hiking, galleries, and exquisite scenery for bicyclists.
The Oregon Truffle Festival is held January 25 - 27, 2013. It is the only festival of its kind in North America, featuring dinners, forays, lectures and cooking classes dedicated to sharing the experience of Oregon's native truffles with truffle aficionados from around the world.
Bringing together 300 young singers from across the continent and around the world for music making and cultural exchange. PICCFEST promises 13 performances of uplifting, inspiring choral artistry at the highest level.
Stream: Lost Creek Length: 75 feet (23 m) Year Constructed: 1921 Nearest Town: Dexter Located southeast of Pleasant Hill, off Rattlesnake Road on Lost Valley Lane.
Start in the All America town of Cottage Grove for a lovely 97.3 mile (156.59 km) ride through the South Willamette Valley wine country. Stop at five fantastic wineries to taste the region's famous pinot noir. The journey can be completed in two separate, approximately 50 mile (80.47 km) loops by staying at a bed and breakfast mid-point. The loops are known as Wolf Creek Loop and Hamm Road Loop. The route is designed around low-traffic country roads rolling past farms, orchards and vineyards with a varied terrain of valleys and hillsides. Bring a camera for some memorable photos.
A boutique winery and tasting room, specializing in small lots of high-end pinot noir and pinot gris not sold in stores. With their many award-winning wines, including a wine served at President Obama's pre-inaugural dinner, this is a collector's paradise. If you are lucky, the winemaker will be onsite conducting his sought-after, informal and informational "pinot clinic." Special events and weddings can be held in the winery's water garden or villa. An Italian grotto-like tasting room is open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weather permitting, sunny spring and summer hours extend to 7 p.m.
The striking Richard E. Wildish Community Theater intimately seats 281 and provides an affordable and extraordinarily flexible venue for dance, drama, concerts, recitals, rehearsals, travelogues, debates, festivals and small musicals. Also available for corporate training. Green Room available separately.
There’s a special opportunity for those wanting a hands-on experience and chance to fulfill their curiosity for glass art. By appointment, Riverwood Glass Studio will provide an experienced glass artist to assist you in creating your own glass work! Let Riverwood enhance your knowledge and stimulate a passion for this intricate and creative art expression. Glass art collectors should consider scheduling an appointment to view the latest finished art works on display and discuss commissioning the creation of unique and specific art designs for your home or business.
Adept in the Northwest art scene, artist and print maker Robert Canaga is the go-to-guy for art consultation. With a network of regional and national artists, an in-depth personal art collection, and his own creative flair, Canaga manages everything from fine art appraisals to large scale corporate art selection. As a wine blogger, ardent supporter of the Oregon Mozart Players and former gallery owner, Canaga brings a versatile and well rounded approach to art curation, art trend analysis and thematic art selection.
Known for its beautiful old red barn, the tasting room at Saginaw Vineyard is a delight. The small, family-owned and operated winery offers seven varieties of wine. Just outside Cottage Grove with easy access from Interstate 5. Tasting room open daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Check their schedule for outdoor summer concerts and special events. Tasting room may be able to accommodate private events and tastings.
Elhanan Vineyard at Sarver Winery was established in 1984 as one of the first growers of premium pinot noir and pinot gris grapes in the south Willamette Valley. The vineyard is perched on a hill of a southeast facing slope and rooted in Willakenzie and Jory soils. Enjoy wine tasting in the morning when the palette is fresh or a glass on the patio in the evening as the sun sets over the valley. This is a family-friendly establishment, so feel free to drop by with kids in tow. Open Friday noon - 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon - 6 p.m. and by appointment Monday - Thursday.
A Eugene institution and longest running open-air artisan craft fair in the U.S. Experience an eclectic mix of entertainment, delicious food and craft booths including colorful tie dye, jewelry, candles, pottery, wood carvings, wind chimes and more. Over 200 artists participate. Enjoy the present day expression of the counter-culture era. Great for people watching, momento and gift shopping, and supporting the local community. Every Saturday, rain or shine, April - October alongside the Eugene Farmers Market. Moves indoors to Lane Events Center for the Holiday Market, November - December.
Explore, create, tinker, touch and discover! Fun, interactive science and technology exhibits, live star shows and full-dome videos for children and the entire family. Tot Spot, special events, classes, birthdays, gift shop, and no-school day, holiday and summer day camps, in beautiful Alton Baker Park. Exhibit Hall and Dome rental is available.
Introduce children to the exciting world of science through hands-on learning, creative problem solving and discovery in a stimulating and fun environment. In addition to field trips, workshops and special events throughout the year, no-school day, spring break, summer and holiday camps are offered. Science Factory education programs are planned by professional staff committed to Science Factory's mission: to engage, excite and inspire children toward a lifelong love of learning about science, technology and humanity.
The area's only Victorian House Museum. Open to the public year-round, Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. The house is also available for private events, group tours and weddings.
One of Oregon's leading wineries, offering eight distinctive varietals. The lovely setting is perfect for a spontaneous picnic. Tasting room open daily, noon - 5 p.m. During the summer, Friday nights feature live music on the large lawn from 6 - 8 p.m. Gift shop. Available for weddings and events.
Located in historic Old Town Florence. Displaying relics and historical information from the area. Featuring the Siuslaw River and its pioneers. Wheelchair accessible building. Admission of $3 per person and under 16 free. Closed Mondays and all of January.
An association representing 15 wineries designed to promote the positive and celebratory aspects of wine growing and producing. The mission, through jointly marketed events, is to further the education and enjoyment of wines produced in Lane County.
Known as "The Oldest and Coldest Christmas Parade in Oregon", the Springfield Christmas Parade continues its holiday magic the first Saturday of December every year. The parade is open to everyone and centers its theme on Christmas and the community.
Located in Springfield's historic downtown antique shopping district in the 1911 Oregon Power Company substation. The museum includes the Museum Store, the Historic Springfield Interpretive Center and the Kathleen Jensen Gallery.
Marketplace@Sprout!, the area’s only year-round indoor/outdoor farmers’ market. Located in downtown Springfield, in a beautifully renovated, historic former church. Showcases the best of Lane County’s organic and locally grown farm products. Farm fresh eggs, local meats and fish, plus produce, grains and artisan goodies. Music and activities vary week to week. Open every Friday from 3 - 7 p.m. Marketplace@Sprout! is a program of NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation).
Inspired by nature, potter Ken Standhardt throws unique clay vessels, bowls and vases marking each with intricate patterns reminiscent in pinecones, ferns, sunflowers and woven baskets. His tool kit is simple: a "church key" kitchen opener and a ballpoint pen for creating precise indentations into the semi-dry clay. Fired, stained and glazed for dishwasher, microwave and oven safety, his work can be practical as well as beautiful. Ken has a home studio and gallery in Southeast Eugene which is open by appointment. His collections are on display from Washington D.C. to Bangkok, Thailand.
Built in 1930, this 60 foot bridge located on Garoutte Road was open to vehicular traffic until 1982, despite heavy damage. It has been restored and is now a pedestrian bridge. Stream: Mosby Creek Length: 60 feet (18 m) Year Constructed: 1930 Nearest Town: Cottage Grove Located on Layng Road off Mosby Creek Road near Cottage Grove
Experience the excitement of hot glass in motion. Studio West showcases internationally acclaimed contemporary artworks and live glassblowing. Blow your own ornament, float or bowl. Watch the resident artists create. Demonstrations viewable from the main gallery floor Fridays from 5-8 p.m. and by appointment. Lessons by appointment.
Oregon's largest selection of wine. Since 1983, Sundance has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from around the world. Specializing in wines from Oregon. Free wine tastings every Friday and Saturday from 4 - 6 p.m. Open daily until 7 p.m. Free samples of Oregon wines are always available.
An established vineyard since 1977 growing pinot noir, riesling, pinot gris and chardonnay and supplying grapes to several award-winning wineries. The 55-acre (26-ha) estate vineyard sits on prime sloping hillside in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine appellation. The tasting room is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. Ongoing special events include Friday Twilight Tastings with live music from 6 - 9 p.m., and Mimosa Sundays featuring live music from 2 - 4 p.m.
The Great Northwest Tomato Taste-Off, hosted annually by the Territorial Seed Company in Cottage Grove, will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at noon. Join local gardeners as they compete for the prestigious title of the Tastiest Tomato Grower around! Mingle with other tomato lovers, share gardening tips, and taste many different tomato varieties. Following the contest, tour Territorial’s 44-acre research and trial grounds. Please bring a donation of fresh vegetable produce for Cottage Grove’s Community Sharing Program to help our neighbors in need.
Eugene's hidden jewel is housed in a converted coffee warehouse in the Whiteaker Arts District. This urban wine-making facility grows their grapes in Oregon's coastal range foothills but crushes, ferments and bottles their wine right in downtown Eugene. Territorial's swanky tasting room opens 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, or by appointment. Live music starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tours, large groups and special events are welcome with advance notice.
Let the light shine through! A rainbow collection of suncatchers, mobiles and mosaic picture frames are on display in McKenzie Bridge on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment. Visit the artist's studio and learn about glass fusing.
Now Open! A contemporary art gallery emphasizing art education. Currently showcasing the following artists: Lillian Almeida, Robert Canaga, Jill Cardinal, Kirk Lybecker, Renee Manford, RandyOrtiz, Michael Orwick, Sarah Sedwick, Angelita Surmon, Randall David Tipton, and Jeff White. Art history lectures presented periodically by University of Oregon, Lane Community College and others. Please note: The Grand Opening Open House will be June 1, 4 - 8 p.m. with food and beverages by the neighboring restaurant Rye. Street parking is requested. Please do not park in Rye's parking lot.
Unique, three dimensional, stained glass created in the cold glass method. Made with lead and foil and solder. Designs include frogs, hummingbirds, butterflies, flowers, angels and others. They are made to hang in a window or outdoors in a garden; there are table top pieces and garden stakes. Some pieces are mounted on drift wood.
Stream: Big Fall Creek Length: 90 feet (27 m) Year Constructed: 1936 Nearest Town: Lowell Located 2.8 miles (4.5 km) north of the community of Lowell on Lowell-Unity Road.
Established to permanently honor athletes, coaches and administrators who have been a part of more than a century’s worth of heritage and accomplishment in intercollegiate athletics at Oregon. Open free to the public weekdays from 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Oregon - Where Past Is Present. Experience 15,000 years of Oregon cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tours available. General admission $3.
The Washburne Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic District was established in 1985 and is named for C.W. Washburne who was a prominent banker and mill owner in Springfield. He was the owner and operator of Lane County's most successful grist mills.
Stream: Wildcat Creek Length: 75 feet (23 m) Year Constructed: 1925 Nearest Town: Walton Located near Siuslaw Road off Highway 126 near Mapleton.
Located in the beautiful Cascade foothills, Zero Clearance Theater Company presents both original and published works. Entertaining local patrons, as well as visitors from throughout Lane County, since 1994. Look for us on Facebook.
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