Trip Ideas

Taj Morgan, Director of Content Strategy
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Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.

Oregon Wine Country in All Seasons

When is the best time to visit Oregon Wine Country? Each season brings something new: the golden vines of fall slowly fade into cozy tasting rooms during Cellar Season, while spring wildflowers eventually turn to summer concerts and picnics. Here's our guide to each season on the South Willamette…

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Exploring Coastal Art Galleries

If you are building your own personal art collection or just wish to bring home a very special momento from the Oregon Coast, Historic Old Town Florence is a great destination for art shopping. With close to a dozen galleries clustered on and adjacent to Bay Street, exploring both local and…

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Annual Festivals For 2024

Make this the year you see Queen Rhododendron crowned, dance to the beat of the Oregon Country Fair drum tower or find a precious antique! These fun, one-of-a-kind festivals in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region are splendid reasons to visit Oregon this year. Florence Winter Music Festival…

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Best Beer Bottleshops & Growler Fill Stations

Shop a wide selection of local, domestic and international beers at these bottleshops, taphouses and growler fill stations. Taste a range of regional craft beers, enjoy a craft beer flight and make comparisons between breweries or beer styles. Growler fill stations are often a pre-game hub, as…

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Favorite Winter Hikes

Bundle up, pull on a warm hat and boots that can handle the mud – you're going winter hiking! Getting outside when it's cold, wet and maybe even snowy has its own rewards. View nature through its winter lens, the bare bones of trees, dark moss, glittering ice and silence. Here are some favorite…

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Best Wine Shops & Cellars

Delve deep into knowledgeably curated wine cellars and shop for international, national, regional and boutique wine selections. Locally-owned wine shops are a treasure trove of personal-assistance and informative shopping. Enjoy the wine cellar ambiance while choosing wine for your table, holiday…

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Eugene's Top Urban Wine Bars

As close as Oregon's delightful wine country is, sometimes wine tasting right in town fits the evening's agenda better. Sip amazing local wines at these excellent and convenient urban tasting rooms and wine cellars in and around downtown Eugene. Market District Upscale and fun, the Market District…

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Top Things to Do in Winter

From the snowy Cascades to storm-swept coastal beaches, winter brings a new twist on fun things to do across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region — and with outdoor recreation as a natural, regional focal point, there are plenty of accessible adventures. Winter in Oregon is a fantastic time of year…

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Main Street in Cottage Grove

Stroll the historic stretch of Main Street through downtown Cottage Grove. Start at the Chamber of Commerce's visitor information center and meander all the way to Centennial Covered Bridge, a charming covered footbridge built from the salvaged wood of former historic covered bridges. Along the way…

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5 Fantastic Holiday Light Displays

'Tis the season for festive light displays! Many family traditions include touring local neighborhoods adorned with thousands of twinkly lights for the holidays, enjoying the towering lighted trees at malls or city squares or making a pilgrimage to see a lighted covered bridge or spectacularly…

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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…