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"Eugene is touted as the 'World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors' for its abundance of arts and culture, passion for sports and recreation, and reputation as “Track Town USA.” With more ways to cross the river by bike than car and miles of riverside paths, Eugene is consistently ranked as a bike and pedestrian friendly community." - Convention & Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon
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Seattle-based travel writer Amy Poffenbarger was already familiar with Eugene because of the Eugene Marathon. She decided to take a family vacation last summer and see what else there is to offer in Eugene. Read about her family's adventures and how you can plan a fun-filled trip to Eugene around your race weekend. >>Read More
The first Saturday Market was held on May 9, 1970. It rained, and there were 29 vendors. The Market now has over 800 active members and nearly 300 of these members sell each week, rain or shine. Don't miss this Eugene favorite.
Located just a short drive southwest of Eugene, the King Estate Winery is home to orchards and gardens, acres of rolling vineyards, their own Market Place and an exceptional wine bar and restaurant. Check out the links at Travel Lane County for more information on wine tasting in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
Fresh, local seafood, berries and cheese. Diverse flavors from around the world. A casual, affordable picnic lunch. All this and more is yours to discover in Eugene, the Cascades and the Oregon Coast.
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Eugene schools shine among top 100
Offspring Magazine, June 2000 Offspring Magazine ranks the Eugene School District as among the 100 best public school districts in the country.
5 Best Mountain Biking Towns
Bike Magazine, June 2002 Eugene is listed as one of their 5 Best Mountain Biking Towns
Best Cities for Women 2002
Ladies' Home Journal, April 2002 Best Cities for Women 2002 - Eugene ranked number 38.
Mountain Bike, June 2001. Eugene was ranked #9 in the top 10 best U.S. cities for Mountain Bikers. Learn More at www.visitlanecounty.org
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