Eugene, Oregon

 

The city of Eugene was founded by Eugene Skinner in the year 1852. When Mr. Skinner and his fellow pioneers arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1846, it had been occupied for at least several centuries by Native Americans known as the Kalalpuyas (or Kalapuyans).

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Area Attractions
How Green is My Eugene?
The answer is as green as green can be, as our writer discovers on a tour of Oregon’s most environmentally conscious city

 

The GrottoOregon Rhododendrons
Our mix of moisture, mild weather, and acidic soil, make this region a Rhododendron paradise. There are a number of outstanding public and private gardens in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to this species.
Nearby Lodging
Red Lion Hotel EugeneRed Lion Hotel Eugene offers 137 guest rooms featuring "Stay Comfortable" pillowtop beds, coffeemaker, free high-speed wireless Internet, outdoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, Pacific Grill Restaurant and Misty's Lounge.
New Oregon Motel
Walk to Autzen Stadium, Mac Court and Hayward Field. We are conveniently located near downtown Eugene, the Hult Center for Performing Arts and the Valley River Shopping Center.
Best Western Greentree Inn
Located across the street from the University of Oregon campus--home of the U of O Fighting Ducks - your room is just a few minutes walk away from Autzen Stadium, Mac Court and Hayward Field.
Shilo Inn SpringfieldShilo Inn & Suites Hotel in Springfield
Conveniently located off Interstate 5 is the Shilo Inn Hotel & Suites, offering 141 well appointed, clean, comfortable and affordable rooms and suites ideal for business travelers or vacationing families.
The Sleep Inn & Suites® in Eugene is just one mile from the University of Oregon. Additional points of interest include Autzen Stadium, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Lane County Fairgrounds.
The Comfort Suites® in Eugene is conveniently located less than two miles from the University of Oregon and Autzen Stadium, home of the Oregon Ducks.
Econo Lodge in Eugene is conveniently located in the downtown area, just one mile from the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. This Eugene hotel is minutes from the University of Oregon, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Autzen Stadium.

When flooding inundated his original plat for the town during the winter of 1852, Skinner relocated it on higher ground and it was eventually incorporated as Eugene City in 1862.

Eugene covers an area of about 36 square miles with the Willamette River running through the heart of the city. Eugene is the home of The University of Oregon.