In many ways, a trip through the southern Willamette Valley is a trip through time. Recall another, simpler era with a driving tour or bike ride through the region’s historic covered bridges; sample award-winning wines from vaunted vintners; and see where the past and present collide with mural tours of Eugene, Springfield, and Cottage Grove.

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Man stand up paddling on Dorena Lake
Three men ride mountain bikes down a dirt trail surrounded by large trees and foliage

outdoors & recreation

Two rivers collide — the mighty McKenzie and the wild Willamette — in the heart of the southern Willamette Valley, where nature and history offer a wide range of outdoor opportunities. Anglers love fishing the McKenzie, paddlers appreciate the relaxed nature of the Willamette River, cyclists enjoy tackling the 36-mile Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway, and more.

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friends toasting at Wildcraft Cider in Eugene

dine & drink

From food carts to fine dining restaurants, the South Valley boasts both casual and elevated drinking and dining experiences throughout. Sample cutting-edge cuisine from hip and vibrant downtown restaurants, or savor a farm-fresh meal in the rural rolling foothills of the coastal range. No matter where you choose to drink and dine in the South Valley, your palate is sure to delight.

Chef garnishing steak at Marche in Eugene

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Outside of Provisions Market Hall where two guests sit at a table drinking coffee with a water fountain in the foreground

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Start planning your adventure to the South Valley using our handy itineraries and tools.

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