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Visiting in May/3 nights - Portland? Eugene? Willamette?

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Visiting in May/3 nights - Portland? Eugene? Willamette?


I am coming from So Cal, and am starting to research my trip. I definitely want to experience downtown Portland. Is there anything to see/do in Eugene? I've heard this town brought up and was wondering what there is to do there or if it is even worth a trip.

Willamette Valley - I love wine! How was is the drive from Portland? Anything you would recommend?


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1. Re: Visiting in May/3 nights - Portland? Eugene? Willamette?

Edited: After reviewing more posts, I've decided to make downtown Portland my headquarters. Looks like Willamette is doable in a day.

So now, what area in downtown is a good location? I will do a couple day trips but would like to be based in a location that is conducive to walking around the city.


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2. Re: Visiting in May/3 nights - Portland? Eugene? Willamette?

Don't know what your interests are or what other posts you've reviewed, but if you ever find yourself wondering what you missed by skipping Eugene, let me know. It's not on the primary tourist trail, but is a major university town with lots of cultural, sports and entertainment opportunities; offers plenty of outdoor experiences on its rivers, trails and parks; and is the jumping off point for nearby adventures in the Cascades and along the coast. Just in case you decide to return to Oregon.

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