Springfield, OR

Explore Springfield's historic neighborhoods, bustling shopping districts, family-friendly attractions and bountiful natural spaces, parks and sports facilities. Springfield is an ideal basecamp for University of Oregon football and basketball games, graduation or other campus-related activities. It's also a natural springboard to exploring the region's two beautiful rivers, the Willamette and McKenzie; hiking, fishing and snow sports in the Cascades. 

Springfield's charming Main Street neighborhood is a local draw with its craft beverages, fantastic dining, boutique and antique shopping, art galleries, museums and theaters. Additionally, the Gateway neighborhood is convenient with hotels and shopping just off Interstate 5, and easily connecting to the UO campus, downtown Eugene and North Eugene. 

Whiskey Lab at PublicHouse in Springfield
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Whiskey Lab at PublicHouse in Springfield

Signature Experiences

  • Stroll historic Main Street, shop the boutiques and dine at the many restaurants.
  • Take a selfie with the official Simpson's mural - this town is the real inspiration for the popular television show. 
  • Wander through a filbert (hazelnut -Oregon's state nut) orchard at Dorris Ranch
  • Catch a show at the Wildish Theater.
  • Swim in the waves at Splash!, an indoor waterpark. 
  • Become an ax-throwing expert at Oregon Axe.
  • Mountain bike just minutes from downtown at the Thurston Hills Natural Area
  • Order a drink from your pew in an old church building at PublicHouse.
  • Watch the sunset from Kelly Butte

Things to do

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Springfield Hotels & Lodging

Springfield is an ideal place to stay because of its close proximity to the University of Oregon, any sports venues, downtown Eugene and as a gateway to adventures in the Cascade Mountains.

Where to Eat

The farm-to-table movement in Springfield is best showcased at PublicHouse in downtown Springfield, which houses a dynamic food and drink scene in a gorgeous converted church space with indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy dining outside Main Street's many cafes and pubs, or head to the Gateway neighborhood for established family restaurants and quick bites. And it may be called the Eugene Ale Trail, but some of the best craft beer you'll find on it is right here in Springfield!

Springfield Events

Springfield's event calendar is full of family-friendly activities such as park concerts, outdoor movies, fishing tournaments, holiday festivals and performing arts. A popular annual event is Springfield's Christmas parade. And on the Fourth of July, Springfield's Island Park is the place to watch fireworks. 

Willamalane Park and Recreation District also offer fun recreational opportunities for all ages.

About Springfield

Springfield, Oregon is believed to be the famous typical American town behind the acclaimed Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation's "The Simpsons".

Take a self-guided and unofficial Simpsons tour around the city. Snap a photo with a life-sized Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie at the Emerald Art Center. And see the Simpsons mural on 5th and Main St.

Washburne Historic District & Downtown

Pioneers first rolled into Springfield in 1848, choosing the location based on spring water and pasture land. The city was incorporated in 1885. The Washburne Historic District was named after a banker and miller C.W. Washburne and comprises 84 acres (34 ha) adjacent to downtown Springfield. The neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Author Ken Kesey ("One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest") attended Springfield High School and a mural honoring him can be found downtown on Main Street in Springfield. Surrounding the mural are plenty of charming eateries and shops. 

Learn more about the city's colorful past at the Springfield Museum's Historic Springfield Interpretive Center and immerse yourself in the Dorris Ranch Living History Farm, the nation's oldest commercial filbert (hazelnut) farm in continuous operation.

The Gateway Area

This Springfield neighborhood, right off Interstate 5, offers a high density of hotels, restaurants and shopping. Eugene residents enjoy close proximity to Springfield's The Shoppes at Gateway, two of the region's top hospitals (McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend) and the community's extensive recreational sports and swimming center, Willamalane Park and Recreation District.

Likewise, Springfield residents have easy access to many of Eugene's amenities, from the UO's Autzen Stadium and Matthew Knight Arena to Alton Baker Park and Oakway Shopping Center. Connected by miles of beautiful bike paths, the public bus system and the efficient EmX line; traveling between the two communities is a seamless experience.

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