Trip Ideas

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 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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Best Local Barbecue

The best local barbecue can be found at these BBQ joints around Eugene - Springfield. From paper plates and picnic tables to comfortable southern-style craft breweries, enjoy delicious eat-with-your-fingers comfort food. Here, it's okay to make a mess when it tastes this good. Eugene Bill & Tim's…

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Outside Summer Dining

Summer is the best time for outdoor dining. Pull up your seat under a shady umbrella or soak up the sun directly if that is more your style. Here is a list of our favorite restaurant patios for al fresco dining. Sidewalk Dining These urban restaurants provide the perfect seats for watching the world…

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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…

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5 Favorite Restaurants in Downtown Eugene

The best way to get to know a place is through the food. Eating like a local is easy in Eugene with this guide to 5 favorites downtown. Discover new flavors and enjoy rich experiences in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lion & Owl Lion & Owl offers a luxurious brunch and lunch that is surprising…

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Guide to Eugene's Tasty Mushroom Scene

One of the local food thrills of the Pacific Northwest is mushroom foraging. The damp, rich soil around Eugene from the Willamette Valley and up into the Cascade Mountains is aptly suited for mushrooms, so much so that this area is known as a year-round mushrooming destination and a home to the…

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Best Eugene Coffee Shops by Neighborhood

No matter where you are in Eugene, you are never far from a delicious, Instagram-worthy latté. That is why we asked @EugeneCascadesCoast Instagram followers to choose their favorite coffee shop in each of Eugene's neighborhoods. Add these locations to your Eugene bucket list and discover what makes…

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Top Thanksgiving Dinners

This year, instead of dining at a restaurant buffet, many restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dinners to go. Want someone else to cook the turkey this year? These top local kitchens have packaged up their takes on the traditional turkey dinner to go. Carte Blanche Caterers Straight to your table…

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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…