(note I live in Eugene)
(note I live in Eugene)
Visit the Parks and Gardens:
Owen Rose Garden
Hendricks Park Rhododendron Garden
Mt. Pisgah Arboretium
The Ground Of The University Of Oregon Very Friendly people. Light traffic.
Fishing in Oregon
This is my Nephew. He just turned two but he already knows how to say "Fish on!" This is a good sign that he will grow up a proper Oregon boy.
Fishing in Oregon is great. I have caught such a wide variety in Oregon that it is amazing. From the standard Rainbow Trout, to Kokanee, Coho Salmon, Crappie, Small Mouth Bass, and Dolly Vardens.
If you plan on fishing in Oregon please purchase a fishing permit. I know that you might think that you can get away with fishing a day or two without one, but remember that it is these permits that help pay for the fish hatcheries that supply the fish that YOU catch.
In the the Eugene area some of the best places to fish are in the Junction City and Creswell Ponds, up the McKenzie river at Carmen Reservoir (often stocked), beneath the Dexter Dam (Steelhead fishing), and from Florence deep sea fishing is popular. A fishing pole, line, bait, lures, a fishing license, weights, etc. General fishing stuff.
I love to just drive around...
I love to just drive around Eugene and discover new roads and things to see... Although Eugene happens to be directly off of I5 freeway, there are so many beautiful roads to drive on (like McKenzie Highway) and the drive to Florence is beautiful...
Best French Toast in Eugene
Studio One is a typical Eugene Cafe. It's close to campus, so it's a popular hang out, but not just for college students. The food is really really great. They're open for breakfast and lunch all week, but breakfast is really their specialty I have a lot of favorite dishes so here goes...
Eggs Benedict: yummy...try it with lox and capers
Matty's Phatty: great tomato soup made by Matt
French Toast: this is what Studio One is known for. Chala bread, dipped in egg and fried, served with blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and custard-get one and share it with two people-IT'S HUGE.
EAT UP AT THE AIRPORT
How many people go to the airport for lunch or dinner? Well, we live outside Eugene about five miles and all of our favorite restaurants are near city center. So, when we don't feel like cooking on the spur of the moment we go to nearby Wings at the Eugene Airport.
Located in the main terminal lobby, Wings is a full service bar and restaurant with a surprisingly full menu. Items range from full dinners, pasta dishes, seafood, and your favorite sandwiches. Also free parking. My favorite is the fish tacos. Made with halibut they come with black beans, rice and slaw.
Hamburgers are also really good with a wide variety of add ons. Halibut fish and chips are also pretty special.