Trip Ideas

How to Road Trip to Oakridge Without a Car

This is a renowned mountain biking destination, but Oakridge-Westfir is also excellent for fishing, birding, hiking, snowshoeing and sightseeing. Follow the Middle Fork of the Willamette River up into the mountains on a picturesque journey passing farmland, lakes, historic covered bridges and old…

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Oregon Duck Football Watch Parties

When the University of Oregon Ducks have an away game, or when you don't have tickets to Autzen Stadium but still want to cheer on the team — catch the spirit at one of these popular and fun places for watching the Duck game. Across the country, you can also connect with other Oregon fans at…

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Guide To Old Town Florence Shopping

One of the finest collections of boutique shops along the Oregon Coast is found in Historic Old Town Florence. A stroll along Bay Street offers the traditional taffy and t-shirt shops along with unexpected specialty stores including a store dedicated to olives, one jam-packed with kites and another…

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A Day at Fern Ridge Reservoir

Plan a day at the lake! Fern Ridge Reservoir is the region's largest lake with a diverse shoreline offering wetlands, marine moorings, campgrounds and parks. Just north of Veneta and west of Eugene, this vast water playground is perfect for sailing, waterskiing, standup paddle boarding, canoeing…

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Guide to Oregon's Brilliant Fall Leaves

Oregon is a great fall destination for enjoying changing leaf color. Autumn is cool and crisp, but still sparkles with many sunshine-filled days. The striking reds, oranges and yellows pop against a deep green backdrop of the evergreen Douglas fir (Oregon's state tree), giant sequoias and ponderosa…

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Eugene — a Food-Focused City

The farm-to-table experience is approachable and thriving in Eugene. Come experience inspired dishes reflecting the region's bounty from Dungeness crab, salmon fresh from the local rivers, mushrooms foraged from the foothills to produce grown on small family farms and grass-fed beef from local…

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Top Pizza Places

People generally agree that pizza is a great way to make everybody happy. Pizza certainly pairs well with lots of things — a cold, craft beer; a robust red wine; a day of physical exertion from hiking or yard work; a movie night; hanging out with friends; feeding the kids; a school fundraiser or…

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October Beer Gardens

During crisp autumn months, sipping a local craft beer on a sunny patio with the smiling people of the community is a really special experience. Find the right beer and patio combo with this guide to the top beer gardens in Eugene. McMenamins North Bank The riverfront dining space at McMenamins…

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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…