I've not been around on Mothering for quite sometime, since we moved to the UK, however, I've managed to land myself a trip to Eugene for the Midwifery Today conference next spring break. I have a "free" day on the Saturday and would love some great ideas of places to visit or just hang out. I have a few questions too:
How easy is it to get from Eugene to Portland if I don't have a car?
If it's easy to get to Portland, would people recommend this over spending the day in Eugene?
I'm happy just to hang in a good cafe, people watch, find somewhere to take photos, a few funky shops...doesn't have to be structured, just throw some ideas at me please?
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I'm happy just to hang in a good cafe, people watch, find somewhere to take photos, a few funky shops...
Based on what you'd be interested in you would probably enjoy Eugene. On Saturday you can go to our famous Saturday Market/ Farmer's market, which features great food, music, crafts, and people watching. There are some fun shops down town, cool cafes, nice parks etc.
Eugene has a good Saturday market, plenty of great restaurants and cute shops, some really beautiful parks, and a unique vibe.
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Yes, I'd definitely stay in Eugene for the reasons listed above. Don't forget to try out Cafe Yum while you're visiting Eugene!
Hey, we DO have Pix Patisserie! ;-)
But yeah, as much as I love Portland, there's plenty to do in Eugene without driving five hours round trip just for one day. Come back to Portland when you have time to spend with us and see how awesome we are up here!
I totally second Cafe Yumm - you NEED to try a Yumm bowl! And once you're addicted, I have a copycat recipe for the sauce :D not as amazing as the original but will get you tyhrough until you can come back to the real stuff!