Trip Ideas

Johanna author photo
Johanna Roseberg

Having lived in Alaska, Washington, and now Oregon, Johanna loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If she's not trying out a new local restaurant, she's exploring one of Lane County's beautiful bodies of water.

Cottage Grove Area Waterfalls

The must-see highlights of the Cottage Grove area aren't only the covered bridges and the wineries, they're also the several waterfalls. I took two trips to visit most of them; each trip including three different waterfalls. To make the trips shorter, you can hike to just one or two at a time…

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Favorite Mexican Restaurants

Mexican cuisine is wonderful comfort food, reminding me of being with family, holding celebrations, or enjoying the company of friends. Eugene - Springfield offers many restaurants – seriously, so many – for great Mexican food. There are some national and regional chains, Americanized spots and…

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Two Days in the Whiteaker Neighborhood

The slogan “Keep Eugene Weird” is best reflected by Eugene's Whiteaker Neighborhood. The murals decorating business exteriors, mix of culinary options (e.g. the unique SūBó Sushi Burritos) and alternative lifestyle of many of its residents fit what visitors expect to see in Eugene, but the…

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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…