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2012 April Media Mentions

Published: May 01, 2012

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April 10, 2012
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"

  • Tuesday Tasting - Saginaw Vineyard & Emerald Photographic Society
  • Chefs' Night Out at the Hult Center - Benefit for Food for Lane County
  • Canoeing and Kayaking Presentation - Fern Ridge Library
  • Covered Bridge Rowing Regatta on Dexter Lake
  • Identification Day and Roadshow event - UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Slug Queen Holly GoSlugly's "Midnight in Manhattan" at UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

April 30, 2012
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"

  • Bloom: The Art of Gardens at Fifth Street Public Market
  • Musical "Gypsy" at Cottage Theatre
  • Cottage Grove Home and Garden Show
  • Oakridge Tree Planning Festival
  • Oregon Wild's South Willamette Trail Hike in the Hardesty Mountain area of the Willamette National Forest
  • Pac-12 Heptathlon and Decathlon at Hayward Field
  • Willamette Valley Music Festival at the University of Oregon
  • Wayne Morse Family Farm Open House
Online - Website
The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK)
March 19, 2012
"Eugene: Oregon's second city"
Lying at the confluence of the meandering McKenzie and Willamette rivers, the shady, brightly landscaped university town of Eugene is the emerald of the valley.

Oregon Lakes & Rivers magazine
March 24, 2012
"Spinning into History"

The Oregonian
April 14, 2012
"Inn at the 5th, new boutique hotel in Eugene, entices overnight visitors to experience Fifth Street"
Inn at the 5th opened in February, giving Oregon's second city a downtown oasis of luxury for visiting travelers. With amenities befitting a city, Eugene offers a close urban getaway from Portland.

Hotel Chatter
April 2012
"Shopaholics, and wine lovers, will get their fill at the Inn At 5th"
Highlights the unique services available at Inn At 5th due to its proximity to 5th Street Market and LaVelle Vineyards. Mentions Marche in all but name.  

The Oregonian
April 14, 2012
"10 things visitors should do when they visit Eugene, Lane County"
From the University of Oregon to the arts, wine trail and birding areas, don't miss these 10 locations around Lane County on your next trip.

Association News
April 2012
"Washington & Oregon: Balancing Beauty and Big Business"
The Pacific Northwest meetings industry would like association meeting planners to picture the best of the region both natural and man-made for their events. In Eugene navigate with Eugene, Cascades & Coast's mobile website and sleep at the new Inn at the 5th and wander the Jordan Schnitzer Museum.

Online - E-Newsletter
Oregon Lakes & Rivers magazine
April 3, 2012
"Oregon Road Trippers E-Report #137"
Grab your bike and explore the Cottage Grove's historic along the area's new scenic Row River Trail. Also if you want to get more nature time with water, take the kids to a free family fishing day by ODFW.

Portland Monthly
April 11, 2012
"Spring Greening: 8 Great Northwest Golf Destinations"
From wind-swept coastal links courses to Central Oregon's posh high-desert resorts, we highlight some of the top spots to knock the rust off your sticks this spring. In Florence play along the dunes at Sandpines and see sweeping mountain views at Tokatee up the McKenzie River.

The Oregonian
April 24, 2012
"MIX Magazine April E-news"
Found a healthy breakfast that won't leave you hungry, try this granola recipe by Marche. Also visit Eugene for the Sasquatch brew fest.

Oregon Lakes & Rivers magazine
April 24, 2012
"Oregon Road Trippers E-Report #140"
Experience the McKenzie River Valley from a new perspective - the water! Enjoy learning about the traditional drift boat at the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Show and hike along the waters edge on the Lucky Boy Mine Trail.

Beer West
April 24, 2012
"April E-news: Beer Gear You Never Thought You Needed"
Head to TrackTown for special beer releases, beer tastings, beer & food pairings, brewers dinners, pint specials, classes and events in and around town for Eugene Beer Week.

Oregon Coast Visitors Association
April 2012
"Consumer E-News: A New Leash on Life"
In April enjoy wonderful music and shows at the Florence Events Center.

Travel Oregon Newsletters
April 2012
"What's on you Travel Bucket List"
It's time to put your passion to the test with the Travel Oregon Adventurecation challenge. From sandboarding to hiking find out how adventurous you are.

Print - Magazine
Via Magazine (AAA Oregon/Idaho)
Mar/Apr 2012
"Events: March + April 2012"
Two events in Eugene featured. Cinderella's Tea Party at the Secret Garden B&B and Visions of the Orient at the Jordan Schnitzer.

Portland Monthly
April 2012
"Beyond the Bridges: Spring Bounty"
A posh new hotel and a burgeoning foodie scene beckon in the southern Willamette Valley. Sleep soundly at the Inn at the 5th boutique hotel and enjoy Eugene's farm to fork food atmosphere with markets, delicious eateries and wonderful food experiences.

Family Fun Magazine
April 2012
"Spend a Day in Eugene"
Oregon's second-largest city has a funky, college town feel and loads of family-friendly attractions, both indoors and out.

Draft Magazine
Mar/Apr 2012
"On Tap: Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, Ore."
Oakshire in Eugene is upping its game with two new beer series: Hellshire and Brewers Reserve.

Northwest Travel Magazine
Spring 2012
"Regional Travel Directory"
The Lane Country Garden & Home Show listed in the event calendar.

Print - Newspaper
The Bulletin (Bend, OR)
April 22, 2012
"Urban Evolution: Rediscovering Eugene through its downtown Markets"
The Markets and arts scene in Eugene has evolve the cities downtown into a thriving visitor destination. From the Hult Center to the Fifth Street Public Market, Saturday Market and new high end lodging and foodie locations, Eugene is a delicious paradise.

April 2012
"The Oregon Wine Board held a tasting event and a seminar."
The Oregon Wine Board held a tasting event and a seminar on March 14 in Tokyo. Twenty-two wine makers participated in the tasting event and offered about 80 kinds of Oregon wine, an more than 200 people involved visited it. The Oregon Wine Board has also held a sales promotion, "Enjoy Oregon Wine Fair" from March 1 to April 30.

Paper Sky (Japan)
April 2012
"A different way to Travel (Running Trails in Oregon)"
Trail running in Portland, S. Oregon/Ashland Eugene and Hayward Field and Track Town USA and Pre.  Introduction of Hand Made in Oregon.

March 2012
Eugene will host the fall conference at the Hilton Eugene & Conference Center. Travel Lane County has also launched he Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports commission to enhance and expand support for sports events coming to the area.

Sports Travel Magazine
April 2012
"Press Box"
A new sports commission, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports has open. The commission, which has created sports advisory council, website, logo and marketing materials, is headed by Janis Ross.

Sports Destination Management
March 28, 2012
"New European-Style Bike Event Planned for Oregon's Eugene, Cascades & Coast Region"
A new European-style bike event, combining both competitive and recreational riding experiences, will roll out in Eugene, Oregon's nearby town of Cottage Grove on June 2. The 2012 Oregon Gran Fondo cycling event will reflect an age-old tradition that originated in France and Italy where cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to ride a stage of a professional grand tour, such as the Tour de France.