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Inn at the 5th Staff Picks

Discover exciting area attractions and outdoor excursions, explore Eugene’s sports, arts and music scene, or plan ahead for upcoming cultural events. Our Staff Picks blog will help you make the most of your stay in Eugene, Oregon.

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    Let Your Imagination Soar at the Oregon Air and Space Museum

    February 04

    In December 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history when they took to the air for a sustained flight just a few miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Now, little more than a century later, air and space travel have advanced to a degree the Wright Brothers could barely have dreamt of. 

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    The Eugene Science Center: A Place for Kids and Families

    January 07

    The Eugene Science Center, formerly known as The Science Factory, has changed names and locations quite a few times during its nearly six-decade existence. Since its inception, however, the center has been animated by the drive to teach kids about the thrilling world of science in a fun, interactive environment.

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    The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

    December 03

    Built in 1933 to showcase the Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art, which numbered around 3700 unique pieces, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is now home to over 13,000 works from Japan, China, Korea, South & Southeast Asia, Europe, Russia, the Islamic World, and North & South America.

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  • Fish fossil

    Thousands of Years of History at the University of Oregon

    November 05

    One of the nation’s premier public institutions of higher learning, the University of Oregon is a cornerstone of Eugene’s vibrant artistic and intellectual community.

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  • girl with pumpkin

    Great Pumpkins and Wicked Good Fun for a Great Cause

    October 22

    Halloween – the very word conjures up images of glowing jack o’ lanterns, spooky ghosts, terrifying tales, and, of course, parties of children in full Halloween regalia out for trick-or-treating. Sound like fun? Then, gather the family and head over to the 5th Street Public Market for the Haunted Market on October 30-31.

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  • Tree trunk in forest with lake

    The Ecological Splendor of the Mount Pisgah Arboretum

    September 03

    As summer transitions to fall in the Pacific Northwest, what better way to enjoy the cooling temps than a journey into the great outdoors?

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  • Two glasses of wine with platter of grapes

    The Marvelous Varietals of King Estate Winery

    August 06

    Just a short half-hour’s drive from our hotel, the King Estate Winery is one of the most celebrated vineyards and winemakers in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Barn owl

    Experiencing Birds of the Wild at the Cascades Raptor Center

    July 04

    Have you ever seen a raptor in person? (And no, we’re not referring to those crafty dinosaurs that menaced the heroes of Jurassic Park.) If not, you’re in for a treat because Eugene is home to the Cascades Raptor Center, a thriving wildlife hospital and permanent habitat for eagles, owls, hawks, and other birds of prey.

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  • Hult Center for the performing Arts in Eugene Oregon

    Eugene's Eclectic Artistic Sensibility Thrives at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts

    June 05

    Whatever your artistic passion is—woodwork, portraiture, classical ballet, poetry, folk music—there’s bound to be a thriving community of creators for you here in Eugene. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts, just a five-minute stroll from our hotel, reflects the city’s creative diversity in the eclectic mix of world-class performances that grace their stage year round.

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  • willamette valley wine country oregon

    A Day Trip to Willamette Valley

    May 07

    A trip to Oregon isn’t complete without a visit to Willamette Valley. Local’s tip, it’s pronounced Willamette like "dammit" (you’ll thank us when you visit).

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    Photographic Look at Hult Pond Exhibition

    April 02

    Located 28 miles northwest of Eugene, Hult Pond is known a mystical place and an area outside of the city with still waters that many travelers don’t get the chance to see.

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  • Portland Oregon White Stag sign

    What's in a Name?

    March 05

    What’s in a name? For us, it’s the center of our gravity. Bringing an upscale and boutique market experience to life, the 5th Street Public Market is indicative of our namesake. Truly local in nature, the market welcomes you the moment you step out of our doors. 

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