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.

Plan Your Garden

It's that time of year to start bringing your yard to life — from flowers to trees, from veggies to fruit. The Willamette Valley is a bountiful destination for gardeners seeking heritage seeds and plants, tools, supplies, and tips from master gardeners. Our many small farms and vineyards paired with…

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Top Things to Do in Spring

It feels good to get outside! Spring brings clear and sunny weather mixed with clouds and rain – and the occasional warm, sunny days that hint at the glorious summer that will come. March, April and May are a wonderful time to explore the region's natural and agricultural landscapes. Here are our…

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Drop-in Group Runs & Endurance Training Clubs

Running or walking with a group is a fun way to explore new neighborhoods and meet fellow runners. The enthusiasm of Eugene's running community spills over into organized group runs, many of which are open to visitors for drop-in running. If you are training for a 5K or marathon, adding a group run…

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Best Eugene Gift Baskets

Create an impressive gift basket for a holiday or for a special event like a graduation, anniversary, birthday or awards ceremony. Gift baskets are perfect thank you gifts, sweet get well gifts, appealing raffle and fundraiser items, and can be customized for an array of occasions and recipients. If…

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Fun Family Restaurants

Looking for an easy, family-friendly restaurant where you can enjoy a comfortable and relaxed dining experience together? Find a family restaurant that has a casual vibe, moderate noise level, kid menus and/or areas for children to play or move about. Mo's Restaurant Florence, Oregon This large…

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How To Get To The Snow

If you want to have a day or two to play in the snow this winter, the Cascade Mountains are calling! Just an hour from downtown Eugene, there are several options for making the most of a snowy adventure. Here are a few of our favorite ways to play in the snow. Take a Shuttle Bus to the Ski Resorts…

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Free Things to Do with Kids

Plan a family vacation on a budget by enjoying these free things to do in Eugene and across the region. Enhance your family's travel plans with free admission to museums and events, outdoor recreation, and tips on activities that are low cost attractions. Explore TrackTown USA and learn about…

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Splashy Spring Waterfalls

Snowmelt and springtime showers swell rivers and reservoirs, making this the best season for dramatic waterfall viewing. The big, spectacular waterfalls are even bigger, while smaller "springtime-only" waterfalls can be spotted roadside or along damp hiking trails. Spring is a glorious time to go…

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A Room with a View

Connect with the beauty of Oregon by checking into a hotel room with stunning views. One of the best things about the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is how the area's urban places flow naturally into valleys, woodlands, mountains and coastlines. Here are a few standout hotels with views to get you…

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Road Trip: Oakridge

At 1,200 feet elevation, these mountain communities are starting to thaw in the spring weather. Put on your mud boots to scout the trails. Forests will be sporting a fresh veneer of green, rivers and creeks will be bursting and the birds will be singing! Spring is not the time for mountain biking…

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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…