Eugene is nestled at the southern end of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. It is centrally located just one hour from the Oregon coast, about two hours from the Cascade mountain range to the east, and about two hours south of Portland. The city is renowned for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, focus on the arts, and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Here are a few links we think you might find helpful while visiting and exploring our beautiful city. Have fun!
Travel Lane County – Excellent source for local information.
The Register-Guard– Fine independent newspaper is available here for reading.
Eugene Weekly– Quirky, informative source for local entertainment. You can find copies by the front door.
Movie Theaters – Regal 15, Cinemark 17, Bijou Art, Bijou Metro
University of Oregon– sporting events, music, theater, lectures
Hult Center for Performing Arts– symphony, ballet, opera, choral, and guest performances
Festivals – Oregon Country Fair, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, Lane County Fair, Oregon Truffle Festival, Eugene Marathon, Oregon Covered Bridge Festival
Live Theater – Oregon Contemporary Theater, Very Little Theater, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, McDonald Theater, Shedd Institute
Historic Covered Bridges – The Covered Bridge Society of Oregon’s website maps all historic bridges in Lane County. The county has the distinction of possessing more covered bridges than any other county west of the Mississippi.
Valley River Center– anchored by Macy’s and JCPenney
Oakway Center – upscale shopping district across the river
5th Street Public Market – small, intimate shopping with numerous places to dine
Eugene Saturday Market – open air venue with local produce, musicians, and food kiosks