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Transportation guide

With thousands of spectators descending on Eugene for the 2012 Olympic Trials, TrackTown12 and the Lane Transit District’s transportation system hope to make this run more smoothly and will attempt to alleviate traffic around the University.

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Rafting the McKenzie River can meet varied expectations

Whether you’re an experienced whitewater rafter or you’ve never been on a raft in your life, the clear, blue McKenzie River is the perfect river to enjoy. All ages can experience the 90-mile river, which flows through Eugene, Springfield and other nearby areas. Itis ideal for rafting, whatever skill level …

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Oregon outdoors on display at McKenzie River Trail

The McKenzie River Trail is a symbolic Oregon adventure; verdant forest, lush undergrowth and more biodiversity than you can shake a walking stick at. Perfect for leisurely hiking and mountain biking, the trail reaches a finish at Clear Lake.  Heading east on Highway 126, McKenzie is about a 45-minute drive …

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Eugene City Bakery offers meals, pastries and coffee near Hayward Field

Step past Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream on 19th Avenue and Agate and step next door into Eugene City Bakery. Shelves of freshly baked bread, rows of pastries and piles of cookies are accompanied by the soft sound of Bob Dylan playing Mr. Tambourine Man.

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Find the scenes on campus that made ‘Animal House’ one of the best college movies

National Lampoon’s “Animal House” is widely recognized as one of the best college movies of all time. But in Eugene, it is more than that. It is a hilarious tour of the University of Oregon campus through the eyes of inappropriate frat boys. Director John Landis brought the film crew …

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A local’s guide for hiking the hills and trails near campus

Everyone who lives in Eugene, or who has been lucky enough to experience it on one of its drier days, knows that the city can be an outdoor-lover’s playground.

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Hitting the green around the University of Oregon

Golfing is a fun day activity for the whole family to enjoy in Eugene’s usual summer sunshine at a fairly reasonable price. Whether you’re hoping to play a long game or just hit it off at the driving range, there are a few places that can get you out there …

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5th Street restaurants will satisfy your fancy

Eugene’s Historic 5th Street Public Market is one of the city’s shopping hotspots — but where should you dine after a long day of shopping? There are a few restaurants that have the community talking — and [email protected]@ugh     jonathan: [email protected]@ In Marche, a charming French-based restaurant located in the market, …

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Spencer Butte provides good outdoor recreation for all ages

If you’re in the mood to move, or just enjoy Eugene’s sunny season, Spencer Butte is a great hike for people of all ages and capabilities.

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Studio One Cafe has excellent lunch and even better breakfast fare

Studio One Cafe is a homey and eclectic breakfast and lunch spot. It’s open every day from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and it has a large outdoor eating area that allows you to enjoy your morning breakfast and coffee in the Eugene sun.

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Agate Alley Bistro offers a relaxed atmosphere for lunch, dinner or drinks

This Eugene bistro is great for lunch, dinner, happy hour or drinks. Agate Alley Bistro features two outdoor patios, as well as a large lounge. It gives off a relaxed but tasteful vibe and is a great place for couples, as well as larger groups or families.

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Bar guide for the Eugene visitor

From dance club settings to sit-down dinner bars, the bars in downtown Eugene have it all.

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Dexter Lake Club is for more than just Animal House fans

On Oregon Highway 58, halfway between Eugene and Oakridge, Ore., stands an old roadhouse bar and cafe called the Dexter Lake Club, which was established in 1949. The Dexter Lake Club has built a long history as a popular cafe, bar and live music venue. The large neon sign that …

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Beppe and Gianni’s Trattoria offers the best Italian food in town

The restaurant has also been voted into the top spot for Italian food for the the past eight years.

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The legend of Steve Prefontaine

When it comes to the true legend of Track Town, there is only one who is truly considered legendary. A legend so strong he needs no name to be identified; merely three letters that resonate the definition of determination, passion and glory on the track.

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Movie theaters in Eugene

For those taking in the Olympic Trials who want a fun place to go in the evenings or just want to get away from the track for a bit, Eugene offers several movie theaters to take in the next summer blockbuster.

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Track Town Pizza gives you a taste of the University of Oregon experience

If you are looking for a place to eat great pizza and still get the total University of Oregon experience, Track Town Pizza is the place to go.

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An unforgettable combination of red hair and waffles

If you are looking for a unique Eugene dining experience, Off the Waffle is sure to deliver.

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Skinner Butte might have a trail for you

Skinner Butte, located in downtown Eugene along Cheshire Street and the Willamette River, is a great place to have some fun outdoors. The park was dedicated in 1914,@@[email protected]@ making it one of the city’s oldest parks. Today, it consists of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing columns and a viewpoint …

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Keep Eugene Saturday Market in mind for local goods

For a truly unique Eugene experience, visit also the Farmer’s Market located across the street.

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5th Street Market is a shopper’s delight

Historic 5th Street Public Market is a cluster of shops, restaurants and cute things to look at. It’s located, unsurprisingly, on 5th Street in downtown Eugene, just six blocks from Franklin Boulevard. Walking to the market from the campus area is especially perfect when the weather is nice, and finding it …

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Ken Kesey, who called Eugene home, helped the world transition into the hippie generation

Ken Kesey wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and he called Eugene home.

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The Science Factory encourages children to explore

Right next to Autzen Stadium and Alton Baker Park is a children’s paradise: The Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome.

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Sweet Life Patisserie will satisfy your sweet tooth

Got a sweet tooth? Want a uniquely Eugene experience with a little class? Sweet Life Patisserie is the place to go. University students love their Sweet Life. And Sweet Life deserves their love, as well as yours.

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