Things to Do with Mom on Mother's Day
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 Grill at the Downtown Athletic Club, Veneta's Our Daily Bread and Cottage Grove's Village Green Resort & Gardens. Or drive out to Junction City for a special family-style brunch at Camas Country Mill Bakery in their historic schoolhouse. Heading to the Oregon Coast? Surfside at Driftwood Shores Resort is also offering a special brunch. More dining options.
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.
Dorris Ranch is hosting a special tea in their historic barn. The event includes live music, an old-time photo booth and a child/mother crafting project. There is also the Indulge tea room at the Shoppes at Gateway. Sip tea and much on treats among antiques. All sold out? Second chance at the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House for their Spring Teas on May 20 & 21, 2017. Present her with a reservation.
4. Pinot Bingo in Wine Country
Many of the wineries are hosting special events from lavish buffets (Pfeiffer Winery and Silvan Ridge Winery) to painting projects (Saginaw Vineyard) to spa services (Noble Estate Urban) and chocolates (Oregon Wine LAB). Music, wood fired pizzas, food carts and other festivities will be offered. Pick up a Pinot Bingo card!
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. Or attend the 2017 Pac-12 Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. With all the running she's had to do after the kids, perhaps she'll enjoy watching others run for a change!
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!