Media & Research

Travel Lane County's public relations team welcomes your interest in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon.

We have lots to share from story ideas to images and b-roll. We work closely with media and industry professionals to provide editorial support, fact checking, industry research and reports, permit recommendations, trip coordination and site tours, and local contacts with regional sources and authorities.

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Story Ideas & Inspiration 

Run in TrackTown USA
Eugene is known as the running capital of the world, and for good reason! This city is the birthplace of Nike, boasts dozens of running trails, and will host the World Athletics Championships in 2022.

Taste the Eugene Ale Trail
Explore Eugene’s brewery scene with the Eugene Ale Trail. Follow more than 20 breweries to discover why Oregon has a reputation for amazing craft beer.

Ride the Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest
Oakridge has over 300 miles of single track trails for riders to explore. It is also the midpoint to the Oregon Timber Trail – Travel Oregon’s state-wide mountain bike route that takes riders from Washington to California.

Discover Oregon Waterfall Hikes
Explore more than ten easily accessible waterfalls from the Oregon Coast to the Cascades, including the second tallest waterfall in Oregon! 

Find North America’s Largest Coastal Dunes
The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area spans more than 40 miles along the central Oregon Coast. This expansive stretch around the city of Florence is home to sandboarding, dune buggy rides and horseback expeditions!

EUG 20x21 Mural Project
Drawing international muralists and street artists, this amazing mural project is bringing renewed interest in the arts and culture vibe throughout the area.

Explore the Bounty of Oregon with the South Willamette Food Trail 
The South Willamette Valley Food Trail features a range of itineraries that showcase the agricultural stops and foodie destinations through the Eugene and Cascades area.

How to Get Here 
Fly into the Eugene airport or take the train to the Eugene Amtrak Station. Discover car-free transportation options in downtown Eugene.

Get all the facts and fun stories about the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region from us. We can even help with film site recommendations, venue selection and group or individual travel plans.

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Andy Vobora

Vice President of Stakeholder Relations

Andy oversees all local media communications, press releases and external reports. He is the primary community liaison for regional government, business and community groups. As a spokesperson for Travel Lane County, Andy specializes in relationship building, industry advocacy and community education.

Stephen Hoshaw

Senior Director, Tourism

Stephen leads the Tourism department, overseeing strategic promotion of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast destination to the leisure market.

Meg Trendler

Director of Tourism Sales

Meg provides support for travel trade, independent international visitors and the film/video industry. She coordinates tours, develops group itineraries, offers resources for international travelers, scouts film locations and assists with permit information. Meg also hosts media and is an excellent culinary and local history resource.

Melanie Griffin

Art Director

Melanie guides the creative team in the conception, design and execution of all visual materials. She also creates content to support the marketing initiatives across departments, including copywriting, original photography and photo/video editing. She manages the organization’s library of creative assets and assists with requests from media and partners.