Trip Ideas

Plan a Spring Break Road Trip

You've got a week off, a car, some gas money and hopefully good spring weather. It's time to go exploring! Remember before hitting the open road to check off our adventure checklist so that you'll be ready for whatever spring weather rolls in and whatever fabulous adventures you encounter. Here are…

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Explore Our Top Antique Districts

Antique and thrift shopping in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is bound to yield some exciting results. The community ethos to "re-use and recycle" bolsters an abundance of antique, resale and thrift shops. Combine this with the area's rich pioneer, agricultural, collegiate and counter-cultural…

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Guide to Top Sports Bars

From the Oregon Coast to the Cascades there are many sports bars with HD mega-screens, beer on tap and traditional pub food. Find the best place to settle in and watch the big game and cheer on your team. The region is known for its enthusiastic sports fans, so be prepared for a festive bar…

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Ten Romantic Things to Do In February

Partners, don't forget to plan ahead to make sure your loved one feels appreciated this month! It doesn't always have to be dinner and roses... here are some more ideas for a fun and flirty February. 1. Take a Drive in the Country Winter has its own unique and cozy charms. Take your Valentine on a…

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Find the Best Chowder in Florence

A must have foodie experience on the Oregon Coast is clam chowder. But with so many chowder options, it can be hard to choose where to go. Here is an insider's chowder guide to get you started. LoveJoy's Restaurant & Tea Room It's not everyday that a tea house wins "Best Chowder", but if you visit…

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Explore Our Communities

Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Visit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center in downtown Eugene. Find information on things to do and see in Lane County, purchase park passes and locally-made gifts and souvenirs, and…