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Things to Do with Mom on Mother's Day

Published: April 22, 2019

Looking for a little Mother's Day inspiration? Here is a list of five special things you can do in and around Eugene with your mom.

1. Traditional Top Brunch Buffets

It's a classic, and all the great brunch places are prepping their chaffing dishes. Favorites include SweetWaters on the River at Valley River Inn, the Ax Billy at the Downtown Athletic Club, Veneta's Our Daily Bread and Cottage Grove's The Village Green Resort. Or drive out to Junction City for a special family-style brunch at Camas Country Mill Store & Bakery in their historic schoolhouse. Heading to the Oregon Coast? Surfside Restaurant & Lounge at Driftwood Shores Resort is also offering a special brunch. 

Buffet at Venue 252 by Steve Smith


2. Flower Gardens

Yes, blooms are everywhere! Talk a stroll through the rhodies at Hendricks Park or the roses at the Owen Memorial Rose Garden (the Black Tartarian cherry tree is in bloom!). Hike out to Wild Iris Ridge for wildflowers. If your are on the Oregon Coast, swing by the Darlingtonia State Natural Site to view a garden of rare carnivorous flowers.

Rhododendrons at Hendricks Park by Thomas Moser


3. Tea 

Partake in a formal Mother's Day Tea at the Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast. Pair their scrumptious culinary treats with scenic views and a historical setting. Dorris Ranch is also hosting a special tea in their historic barn. The event includes live music, an old-time photo booth and a child/mother crafting project. The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House will be previewing highlights from Ballet Fantastique's Cleopatra show at a very special Mother's Day Tea. All sold out? Second chance at the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House for their Spring Teas on May 18 & 19, 2019. Present her with a reservation. There is also the Indulge tea room at the Shoppes at Gateway. Sip tea and much on treats among antiques.

Tea Cup by Graphic Stock


4. Wine Tasting in Oregon Wine Country

Many of the wineries are hosting special events from lavish buffets (Pfeiffer Winery) to vineyard picnics (Silvan Ridge Winery). Music, wood fired pizzas, food carts and other festivities will be offered. Follow the South Willamette Wine Trail!

Wine Tasting at Pfeiffer Winery by Michael Sherman


5. Track Fan Moms

So maybe food, flowers and wine isn't your mother's cup of tea... How about running in a 5K? The Parenting Now walk/run is an event the whole family can do together. 

Running shoes by Graphic Stock

As you strive to honor your mother this year, remember to ask her what she wants most of all. And if all she wants for Mother's Day is a little quiet time by herself, there are plenty of things to do around Eugene to keep the family busy while she enjoys solitary serenity.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

Author: 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.