Eugene, Oregon, located in the rich southern Willamette Valley, has been a location for people to gather for centuries. Today, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and central to many recreational, cultural, and sporting events that attract visitors from all over the world. This synergy of celebrating an active life, enjoying a wealth of outdoor explorations, and a multitude of cultural opportunities is an idea reflected in Eugene’s nickname, “Track Town.” Join me on a short walk through the pathways, streets, and back alleys as we explore some of Track Town’s more colorful stories.
Track Town Free Tour – Arriving Summer 2020
This 1-hour walking tour is a lighthearted introduction to Eugene’s history and includes some revealing stories about why the town is a little northwest of normal.
Along the way, we’ll enjoy some of Eugene’s colorful murals, learn about its past, where it might be going, and get some tips on restaurants, shopping, and nightlife!
This is a FREE tour; just show up, reservations are not needed, no up-front payment is necessary. Restroom stops will be available along the way. We will end our trip downtown near Sizzle Pie Pizza and Voodoo Doughnuts, just a five-minute walk from where we started. If you liked the tour feel free to leave a tip at the end. Afterward, Mark will be happy to answer your questions about how you can best enjoy Eugene.
Dates: Coming Late Summer 2020
Additional Track Town Walks (Coming Soon)
Scholars & Scoundrels at the UO
The University of Oregon is a world-class center for education, science, and sports. Yet, hidden in plain sight, and within the surrounding community, are countless stories of daring scholars and desperate scoundrels. On our 1.5 hour walk, we will enjoy many of these duck tales. This is a discreet walk for a small group.
Walking Eugene’s Murals & Street Art
Eugene, Oregon, has become a center of urban murals and street art. Discovering such art often requires that visitors look into places they might otherwise overlook. Join the walk during the day or at twilight when shadows gather to create new works of art.
Eugene & Prohibition
Eugene, Oregon, once had as many saloons as it did churches. Curiously, most of the saloons and bars disappeared almonst overnight. On our walk we’ll locate some of these former locations, learn how Prohibition destroyed the beer and wine indsutry in Oregon, and discover the new Renaissance that has emerged.