Trip Ideas

The Farmers Markets Are Open

Eugene's long and bountiful outdoor market season is back! Farmers markets are a great place to shop for fresh veggies, fruit, eggs and grass-fed meats. In April and May, the markets start to open with early root vegetables, onions, spring greens, and preserved fruits and berries. By June there are…

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Guided Oregon Wine Tours

Over a dozen South Willamette Valley wineries invite visitors to taste their wines and tour their winemaking operations. Most local wineries are within twenty miles of Eugene - Springfield, and even on the busiest summer days the region has lighter traffic than many other wine tasting destinations…

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Guide to Eugene's Irish Pubs

Whether it is Saint Patrick's Day or just another afternoon that calls for a pint of Guinness, these Irish pubs are the answer. Find your favorite place to grab a whiskey or take home some corned beef. McMenamins A regional craft brewery with three Eugene locations honors St. Patrick's day with…

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A Bakery Road Trip

Indulge in the comforting smell of freshly baked bread along this bakery loop in the Willamette Valley. While gluten-friendly/free options may occasionally arise, this is a tour indulging in wheat. Eugene With so many amazing bakeries here... you might never leave the city limits, but to be a total…

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Soup: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Nothing soothes and warms the soul like a bowl of delicious hot soup, particularly on a wet, blustery winter day. Wrap your hands around a cup of soup to go, or order a quart to take home to the family or drop off at your neighbor's house — because everyone needs love these days and soup is…

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Best Brunches & Breakfasts in Eugene

Start your morning at one of these destination-worthy breakfast spots from sumptuous brunches to line-out-the-door diners. Whether you've just rolled out of bed in search of a quick bite or you want the perfect place to entertain guests or celebrate a big day, these top brunch and breakfast…

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Eugene's Top Urban Wine Bars

As close as Oregon's delightful wine country is, sometimes wine tasting right in town fits the evening's agenda better. Sip amazing local wines at these excellent and convenient urban tasting rooms and wine cellars in and around downtown Eugene. Market District Upscale and fun, the Market District…

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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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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…