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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
Visiting from afar? Check out our "Insider Guide" with staff favorites and fun things to do around town. >>Check it out! (PDF)
We’re not called “Track Town U.S.A.” for nothing. Eugene continues to live up to its name by hosting the 2014 World IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships. Watch athletes from over 200 countries compete at historic Hayward Field from July 22nd-27th. Don't forget, registered Eugene Marathon participants receive 50% off tickets. For more details and a full schedule of events visit Oregon14.com.
>>Purchase IAAF World Junior Championship tickets (50% off)
Check out the Travel Lane County website for great ideas and tips on things to do while visiting Eugene. Search the Event Calendar by your travel dates to find out about other fun activities happening in the area!
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, and throughout Lane County. See the links below for restaurant ideas. And, don’t forget our Pasta Dinner on Saturday, July 26th! For more information on the pasta dinner, click here.
>>Check out a list of some of our favorite eats (PDF)
>>List of restaurants by area, click here
>>Rennie's Landing! Print this coupon to receive 35% off any entree.
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.
There are more than 17 wineries within a 25 minute drive of downtown Eugene. Even if you aren’t imbibing leading up to race day, the views, tours, and flavors are worth a visit. Have a true farm-to-table lunch or dinner at King Estate, which overlooks more than 1,000 acres of vineyards, orchards, and gardens. If you are flying Alaska Airlines, you can check a case of wine for free thanks to the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Note: The program only applies to departures from airports in Eugene, Portland, Medford and Redmond.
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
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