Travel Lane County
541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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Zephyr Conferences Presents:

The 2021 Wine Media Conference, August 5-7, Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Cascades & Coast is honored to welcome the attendees of the 2021 Wine Media Conference to Eugene.

About 100 miles south of Portland in the lush and beautiful Willamette Valley, this area is conveniently located within about an hours drive of the Oregon coast, and the Cascade mountains, with two rivers, the majestic McKenzie and Willamette, running through it. We boast many accessible waterfalls, hiking trails and the famous Oregon sand dunes where you can try sand boarding, dune buggies and sand castle building. 

Eugene is ranked as one of the safest cities in Oregon. It is a great place to bring the family with opportunities for all ages and interests. 

Getting to Eugene is easy and convenient with 13 direct flights arriving daily to the Eugene Airport. Eugene Airport is just 15 minutes from downtown Eugene and Valley River Inn, the headquarter hotel. 

In addition to visiting our wineries, we encourage you to take time to hike our easily accessible trails and tour downtown Eugene's many beautiful murals. With no sales tax, shopping opportunities abound — from antique shopping in nearby Coburg to locally owned boutique shopping districts. If you are looking for a great place to eat, Eugene is legendary for offering world-class cuisine. You won't have to venture far to find a restaurant that will satisfy everyone's appetite.

We hope you enjoy exploring Eugene, Cascades & Coast website to see the best of what this region has to offer.

For additional information, please contact our Visitor Center at 541.484.5307 or 800.547.5445.


Meeting Details

Before sessions begin, be sure to stop by the Travel Lane County - Eugene, Cascades & Coast Welcome Information table. Here you will find extensive area visitor information including maps to wineries, downtown, and surrounding areas.

Host Conference Venue

A local institution since 1973, Valley River Inn offers travelers to Eugene a relaxing and carefree experience along the pristine natural beauty of the Willamette River. Awake to the soothing hum of the river and say goodbye to the day while watching the sunset behind the majestic pines on your own private patio.  Situated just a few miles from Downtown Eugene on a scenic pedestrian river walk, guests can enjoy the best nature, attractions, and activities at their doorstep. Just minutes from downtown Eugene or Oakway Shopping Center, LTD public transit stops at the hotel, rental bikes available, hotel shuttle, and Uber and Lyft are also available.

Staged on the Willamette River, Valley River Inn welcomes guests home. From local cuisine at SweetWaters, art from the city and a staff that… More Info

Where to Stay

Headquarter Hotel - Valley River Inn

Valley River Inn

1000 Valley River Way
Eugene OR 97401

Travel Lane County Visitor Center
754 Olive St, Eugene 541.484.5307 Open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m… More Info

Food & Drink

Grab a quick bite between sessions or indulge in great food at the local hotspots. Here are a few recommendations to get you started:

The farm-to-table experience is approachable and thriving in Eugene. In fact, COVID-19 safety… More Info
Wine Tasting at Pfeiffer Winery by Michael Sherman
This food trail showcases the fields and the feasts. … More Info
Danang Food Truck by Melanie Griffin
Explore the region's best restaurants, food courts and food trucks. Browse our dining guide for suggestions… More Info

Come Early & Stay Late

Plan the time to explore and enjoy the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Before and after the conference and your group activities, do a little exploring on your own, with your family or with colleagues. There are so many beautiful places to see, new activities to try and great places to shop.

Events Happening Around Town

Reserve your free timed ticket and head to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's… More Info

More Visitor Information

For sightseeing ideas, maps, guides, recreation passes, event tickets and more, call 800.547.5445 or come see us at our visitor center.

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Oregon Map