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Eugene Oregon

Located in close proximity to both the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon and the Oregon coast, many travelers who visit the Bend, Oregon area also take the time to visit Eugene, Oregon. Located just over 120 miles to the east of Bend is Eugene – a community known for its small town charm and large town culture.

As the home to the University of Oregon, Eugene has all the amenities found in a college town. In addition, Eugene is known for its natural beauty, political ideals, alternative lifestyles, recreation opportunities, and arts. Eugene's motto is "The World's Greatest City of the Arts and Outdoors."

The arts thrive here in many forms, as do sports and, scenic beauty. As Oregon's second largest city, it is known for its education opportunities, recreation opportunities, and local attractions. Here you will find Northwest coffeehouses and unique boutiques. It is one of the most bike-friendly communities in the country, with an extensive network of paths and trails throughout the city. You can enjoy the great outdoors right in the middle of the city with its number of parks.

Eugene is the home to numerous museums, theaters, art galleries, and a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, brewpubs and coffee houses. Eugene is an eclectic area with something for everyone. Come and spend a little time in this unique city where big city culture and outdoor recreation exist side by side.