About Eugene

Eugene, Oregon is a diverse and eclectic city located in the southern end of the Willamette Valley between two buttes and the scenic Willamette River. Eugene integrates the surrounding natural environment through extensive parks and path systems, so no matter where you are in the city, you are surrounded by the dynamic beauty of the great Northwest. It is a city that values arts and outdoors.

Eugene takes pride in being a college town that supports the University of Oregon. Duck fans across the city cheer on UO Athletics at campus venues and at watch parties around town.

And there is so much to do in Eugene. Many museums, local opera, symphony and ballet companies, and a multitude of performing arts venues, including the 12,000-seat Matthew Knight Arena, keep arts and culture alive across the community.

With a strong counter-culture heritage stemming from the 1960s, Eugene has valued green, sustainable living long before the mainstream surge. Eugene's unique and colorful persona is present today at the Oregon Country Fair, and the weekly Saturday Market.

Framed by rolling wine country, agricultural lands, and lush green forests, Eugene offers easy access to stunning natural beauty as well as endless outdoor adventures.  Travel an hour west to vist sandy beaches and explore dramatic coastal destinations.  Just a few hours east, climb to the summit of snow-capped Cascades and make a downhill ski run.

Transportation to and from Eugene is simple.  The Eugene Airport is only ten minutes from downtown, and there is an Amtrak station in the city center. The Interstate-5 North corridor reaches the state capital in under an hour or Portland in two hours.

With its neighbor city Springfield, Eugene provides an unparalleled quality of life affirmed and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

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