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Kids' Things to Do in Fall

The season is changing but don't bring the kids indoors yet! The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is robust with autumn activities for all ages. Here are some of the best things to do with the family this fall: Leafy Family Hikes Crunch through the colorful autumn leaves at the region's many…

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Top Things to Do When Visiting UO Campus

If you are visiting the University of Oregon campus to tour the school, visit a student, cheer on sports, attend a lecture or make a presentation, make sure you see as much as possible and enjoy your time! Campus is a thriving hub of activity from University events to nearby nature trails. Attend a…

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Best Rides for Bike Share

Hop on one of those big blue bikes that you see all over downtown Eugene and across the UO campus for a fun, short bike ride! These "bike share" bicycles are designed for easy, affordable and environmentally-friendly transportation for errands and pleasure rides. To use them there a few things you…

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Five Top Spots to Take Fall Family Photos

It's that time of year for family photos and portrait sessions! Whether you're pulling together photos for a holiday card, documenting couplehood, a new baby or an important milestone or just want to share updated images on your professional or personal social media accounts, here are some of the…

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Crafty Autumn Beers

Craft beer and hard ciders pair perfectly with changing leaves, back to school, football games and the crisp autumn air. So what is fresh and new along the Eugene Ale Trail this fall? Here is a round up of our top seasonal trends to check out. Abundant Fall Fruit Leave nothing in the field this…

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A Taste of Fall in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region

Yes, it is pumpkin spice season! And here in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region, autumn's changing colors signal even more favorite foods, fragrances, tastes and treats. Flavors like sweet and gooey caramel apples, tangy hard cider, warming spirits and dark roasted coffee. Fall into Abundant…

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Best Bets For Colorful Fall Hikes

Autumn is a glorious time of year across Oregon, and it can be stunning in and around Eugene - Springfield. Looking for colorful leaves that crunch underfoot and brighten up the brisk days with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows? We've compiled a list of some of the best leafy spots for fall frolics…

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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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Make Eugene, Cascades & Coast Your Classroom

Enrichment opportunities for homeschooling families are plentiful across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. If you are looking for educational activities or "field trips" for your homeschooled children, or to augment online learning; here is a guide to helpful local programs. Some are free and…

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Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin