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2012 December Media Mentions

Published: December 31, 2012

Note: Online publications often move or remove links so some of the links below may have expired. This article includes past articles from 2012 previously not included in our media tallies. 

Online - Blog/Forum
America Journal (Germany)
Jun-12
"Photoblog: Green Oregon"
A blog where the photographer from America Journal reports about his photo trips. He associates Oregon with forests, rough coasts, bizarre cliffs and snow-capped volcanoes. Bend, McKenzie Pass and Proxy Falls are mentioned in the article.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"Market Scene: Lane County Farmers' Market, Eugene OR"
Blurb on Lane County Farmers' Market including where and when.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"We Partied at the Party Cart in Eugene, OR"
Introduces us to a local food cart, The Party Cart, located on 28th and Friendly.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"Great Scoop In Eugene, OR: Red Wagon Creamery"
Determined, she finally tracked down Red Wagon's ice cream by Falling Sky Brewery. She was glad she did.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"Welcome to Oregon Month!"
While in town for Feast in Portland, two foodies took to the road to explore some other serious eats along the coast and into Eugene.

Travel Oregon
Oct-12
"Chocolate Decadence"
Introducing Larry Bradley's business endeavor into the delectable world of chocolate.

Online - Website
Travelbite.co.uk
Apr-12
"Real location of The Simpsons' town"
Springfield, OR is the real location that inspired the Simpsons' hometown.

Visit USA
Apr-12
"Visit USA Website"
Mentions Inn at the 5th, Fifth Street Public Market, Ninkasi, Marche, and Lavelle.

Culture Odyssey
Apr-12
"Adventure in Oregon"
Eugene mentioned as a college town and for its paved bike paths.

BBC
Apr-12
"Simpsons creator Matt Groening spills"
Simpsons creator reveals Springfield location.

Daily Express
Apr-12
"Doh! Simpsons Springfield is Oregon"
Creator reveals that Springfield, OR is the Simpson's hometown.

FOCUS
Apr-12
"The Home of the Simpsons is in Oregon"
Article about ,Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's revealing that his hometown Springfield, Oregon is the true Springfield depicted in the TV show.

FinanzNachrichten.de
Apr-12
"New Affordable Oregon Coast Lodging Now at Loon Lake"
Article about new lodging at the Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort near Reedsport. The resorts offers new yurt rentals and cabins at affordable prices, a great place for vacation on the Oregon Coast. Besides a description of the new accommodations, additional amenities and assets of the resort are mentioned.

Rose Marie Donhausers Gourmetreisen
Apr-12
"Glamping and Wiking in Oregon"
Article about new outdoor trends in Oregon: Glamping and Wiking. Ideas, tips and trips for ,glamorous camping" are given, e.g. Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Bella Vista Campgroung and Tipi Village Retreat. Also, operators of ,wine/hiking" tours are named such as Grand Cru Wine Tours and Wanderlust Tours. At the end some information about the two new scenic bikeways are given.

Touristik-News
Apr-12
"USA Tourism News - New outdoor trends in Oregon: Are you familiar with Glamping?"
Article about new outdoor trends in Oregon: Glamping and Wiking. Ideas, tips and trips for ,glamorous camping" are given, e.g. Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Bella Vista Campground and Tipi Village Retreat. Also, operators of ,wine/hiking" tours are named such as Grand Cru Wine Tours and Wanderlust Tours. At the end some information about the two new scenic bikeways are given.

MOVIE-INFOS
Apr-12
"The Simpsons - Matt Groening reveals the home of the Simpsons"
Article about "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's revealing that his hometown Springfield, Oregon is the true Springfield depicted in the TV show.

WELT
Apr-12
"Mystery solved: The Simpsons' Springfield lies  in Oregon"
Article about "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's revealing that his hometown Springfield, Oregon is the true Springfield depicted in the TV show.

Sddeutsche.de
Apr-12
"The true Springfield"
Article about ,Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's revealing that his hometown Springfield, Oregon is the true Springfield depicted in the TV show.

serienjunkies.de
Apr-12
"The Simpsons: Matt Groening denies location of Springfield"
Article says that the news of Simpsons' Springfield lying in Oregon, were a misunderstanding and that the secret of the true Springfield would never be revealed.

genussmaenner.de (Germany)
May-12
"Glamping in Oregon"
Article about new outdoor trends in Oregon: Glamping and Wiking. Ideas, tips and trips for "glamorous camping" are given, e.g. Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Bella Vista Campground and Tipi Village Retreat. Also, operators of "wine/hiking" tours are named such as Grand Cru Wine Tours and Wanderlust Tours. At the end, some information about the two new scenic bikeways are given.

Reisen Exclusiv
May-12
"Discover Oregon's new outdoor trends"
Article about new outdoor trends in Oregon: Glamping and Wiking. Ideas, tips and trips for "glamorous camping" are given, e.g. Rogue Wilderness Adventures, Bella Vista Campground and Tipi Village Retreat. Also, operators of "wine/hiking" tours are named such as Grand Cru Wine Tours and Wanderlust Tours. At the end, some information about the two new scenic bikeways are given.

Rose Marie Donhausers Gourmetreisen
Jun-12
"Oregon is versatile"
Article about extraordinary hotels in places to stay in Oregon, such as McMenamins properties, the Weasku Inn, Heceta Head Lighthouse, tree-houses and the Sylvia Beach Hotel.

Online - E-news
Outdoors NW
Dec-12
"Enewsletter: Upcoming Events"
Jingle Bells Run in Eugene mentioned.

Outdoors NW
Dec-12
"Eugene Marathon"
Announces the Eugene Marathon and Half-marathon April 26-28, 2013. Finishing at every runner's dream, Hayward field.

Facebook
Serious Eats
Oct-12
"We Partied at the Party Cart Post"
Post about the Party Cart article.

Twitter
Serious Eats
Sep-12
"Ninkasi tweet"
Likes Ninkasi's Oatis Stout

Serious Eats
Sep-12
"Ninkasi beer flight tweet"
Enjoyed a Ninkasi beer flight in the outdoor tasting area.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"Oregon road trip tweet"
While in town for Feast in Portland, two foodies took to the road to explore some other serious eats along the coast and into Eugene.

Serious Eats
Oct-12
"Market Scene Tweet"
Tweet about gorgeous photos taken at Lane County Farmer's Market in Eugene.

Print - Magazine
Le Generaliste
February 2012
"Oregon, Pacific America"
Sand

Norte Temps Jeux
February 2012
"Oregon, The nature side of America"
Sea Lion Caves mentioned.

RoadSide Magazine
Jun-12
"Oregon Dunes  - A beautiful "freak of nature""
Article about the beautiful Oregon Dunes which can be discovered via quad (in certain areas) or on foot. The article also gives some information about the consistency and condition of the dunes and definitely recommends a hiking tour through the Oregon Dunes.

Travel Talk
Jun-12
"An entire coast just for me"
Article about the lesser known coastal regions in the US among them the Oregon Coast. Florence and Shore Acres are named as well as the Oregon Dunes. Tips for activities and excursions are given such as Portland and Crater Lake NP. Several tour operators with an Oregon program are named. 

Telegraph (UK)
10/27/2012
"State of Bliss: An ominvore in Oregon"
Sweet Cheeks Winery gets a nod for its party and picnic-friendly atmosphere that features free tastings and live music.  Perfect for a morning trip to the Saturday Farmer's market for organic produce to munch later on with a glass of pinot noir on the Sweet Cheeks patio.

Courier (National Tour Association)
Dec-12
"Travel Exchange ' 13"
Multiple uses of Oregon team photo. Travel Oregon and Travel Portland mentioned for providing local beer samples.

Print - Newspaper - Daily
Daily Mail
Apr-12
"The Simpsons - Real location of..."
Creator of Simpson's reveals their hometown inspiration.

The Mirror
Apr-12
"Mystery solved! Simpsons creator Matt"
Matt Groening reveals that the animated hometown of the Simpsons is Springfield, OR.

The Metro
Apr-12
"Simpsons creator Matt Groening spills"
Simpsons' hometown revealed as Springfield, OR.

The Telegraph
Apr-12
"The real Springfield"
History lesson on the Simpson's hometown inspiration.

The Irish Sun
Apr-12
"Simpsons' State finally revealed"
Springfield, OR did inspire the Simpsons' hometown.

The Independent
Apr-12
"No power plant, no Krusty Burger - but this is the real home of the Simpsons"
Springfield, OR revealed as the Simpsons' hometown inspiration.

Broadcast - Radio
KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
12/3/2012
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:
  • Holiday Light Parades in Veneta, Junction City and Coburg
  • Eugene Symphony presents "Swan Lake"
  • "Let it Snow" holiday show at The Shedd
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" performed by Radio Redux at the Wildlish Theatre
  • Eugene Concert Choir presents "Spirit of Christmas"
  • Holiday Ice Show and Figure Skating Exhibition at Lane County Ice

KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
10-Dec-12
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:

  • Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Actor's Cabaret
  • Winter Wonderland at Willamalane Center for Sports & Recreation
  • 11th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration: Wish Upon a Star at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Fire Truck Light Parade in Oakridge
  • First Annual Gingerbread Competition and Silent Auction at the Fifth Street Public Market
  • 17th Anniversary of the Annual Victorian Christmas at Heceta Head Lighthouse Keeper's House
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Holiday Inn Eugene-Springfield

KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
17-Dec-12
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events:

  • Eugene Ballet Company's Performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Hult Center
  • "Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" at Actor's Cabaret
  • Cottage Theatre's production of "Willy Wonka"
  • Eugene Opera's production of "Pirates of Penzance"
  • Satin Love Orchestra's New Year's Eve concert at the Valley River Inn
  • Holiday Market at the Lane Events Center


KUGN-AM 590 (Eugene, OR)
31-Dec-12
"Events Promoted on Morning Radio"
Lisa promoted on the morning radio show these upcoming events: 

  • New Year's Eve Celebrations:
    Valley River Inn    
    Hilton Eugene & Conference Center    
    Black and White Ball at the Village Green Resort & Gardens     
    Three Rivers Casino and Hotel in Florence    
    King Estate winery    
    Falling Sky Brewing House     
    Cozmic Pizza
  • New Year's Eve Dinners: Directed listeners to our website page featuring New Year's Eve Dinners and special offers, promoting more than 30 venues.
  • First Run at the Valley River Inn - 10K/5K run/walk on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
  • New Year's Eve at Hoodoo - lifts running today until 9 p.m. tubing park open, music in lodge and special dinner and a fireworks show after the lifts close at 9 p.m.
  • Fiesta Bowl Watch Party & Wild Duck Cafe's 1 year Anniversary Party
  • Kids' Adventure Club Winter Family Day at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center