Trip Ideas

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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Guide to Eugene Food Truck Pods

From street tacos to vegan wraps, Eugene's food trucks and food carts offer casual culinary excellence.These small, mobile vendors are often homegrown start-ups that develop popular followings. Food cart owners tend to source local, fresh ingredients daily. Ordering from a food cart is a great way to enjoy Eugene's local food scene…

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Guide to Cottage Grove's Covered Bridges

Who can resist the allure of historic covered bridges? Walk inside the cool, creaky chambers, damp from the water below, and peer through sunlit slats at the river. In fall, autumn leaves frame these gorgeous landmarks; in spring it's wildflowers. In winter the bridges may be dusted with snow or…

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6 International Vacations That Are Actually In Oregon

Dreaming of a trip to France's wine country or Norway's legendary waterfalls? Until you take that international trip you've been dreaming about, here are some ideas to get a taste of the world right here in Oregon. Whistler — Oakridge Snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer…

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Must-See Eugene

Here's our starter kit for first-time Eugene visitors; these ten spots will give you just ataste of all the arts, outdoors and farm-to-table food and drink experiences that await you here…

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Natural Swimming Holes

Where can you take a refreshing dip this summer? We asked around and came up with this list of some of our favorite local swimming holes. Remember, these swimming destinations are not supervised nor maintained — so make sure you're making safety your priority: swim with a buddy, watch your children…

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Best Places to Kayak

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region offers many lakes and rivers, even the Pacific Ocean. Explore these beautiful waterways by paddling your kayak around these top spots. Before heading out, make sure you have the right permits, check the water levels and confirm that the marina or boat ramp is…

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Eugene's Best Special Occasion Restaurants

An important night out deserves a dining experience beyond the typical. The restaurants on this list, with their exceptional food and elevated atmosphere, are perfect for date night or a memorable celebration. What makes Eugene's food scene so wonderful is that you can feast on creations from…

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Guide to Downtown Eugene's Nightlife

Downtown Eugene's nightlife scene is a buzz of intimate music venues, craft breweries, great dining and excellent performing arts. Downtown Eugene is adjacent to the Whiteaker neighborhood known for its craft distilleries, breweries and an artsy, counter-culture history that is visible on every…

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Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin