Explore the Willamette Valley

Cradled between the Oregon Coast and the Cascades, discover a utopia of rolling grasslands, forests and rivers. The big and beautiful Willamette River winds through the valley linking the valley farms and nature preserves with metro-centers. Since the Kalapuya first baked camas bulbs in earthen ovens and pioneers first rolled their wagons into Oregon's Willamette Valley, this landscape has long supported agriculture and inspired dreamers.

Eugene and Springfield, sister cities in the south end of Oregon's Willamette Valley are easily accessible by Interstate 5, air travel via the Eugene Airport and by rail via the Eugene Amtrak Depot. Anchored by the University of Oregon and two beautiful rivers, this area offers an exciting and vibrant community brimming with science, technology, art, culture, heritage and sports. Downtown Eugene and Springfield's Main Street are central to top restaurants, performing arts venues and shopping. 

Today the Willamette Valley produces wine that rivals France; hazelnuts that dominate the domestic market; and is proliferate in small family farms raising everything from organic vegetables to Alpacas. Smaller towns dot the valley landscape with historic bridges and buildings, providing picturesque backdrops for the film and movie industry.

Outdoor adventurers cycle, run, raft and hike across the varied terrain year-round. Seasonally the scenic byways are snapshots of fall foliage, dramatic snow covered vistas or wildflower meadows.

Willamette Valley Communities

Explore Eugene and Springfield

Eugene and Springfield both share close proximity to the University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium, performing arts halls and public parks. Connected by miles of walking and cycling paths, the riverfront green belt and public transportation, these communities together form a hub where tech, art, outdoor recreation and sports all come together.

Willamette Valley Trip Ideas