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As local businesses struggle with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials in Springfield are promoting an event to help support patronage for restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops.

Karen Richards

Thursday’s Springfield City Club hosted a pitch for an indoor track in Glenwood. Dubbed a ‘pre-presentation’ because there isn’t a definite site yet, organizers feel positive about their prospects.

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Lane County hosts frequent sports competitions that bring thousands of people to the area, often with little fanfare. Here are details about two upcoming events.

Karen Richards

In less than two years, Eugene will host an estimated 55,000 visitors for the IAAF Track and Field World Championships. In a few weeks, local officials will bring information about Track Town to Doha, Qatar, the site of this year’s World Champs. 

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With Hayward Field’s reconstruction less than a year out from completion, tickets for the 2020 Olympic trials have already sold at a record pace.

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For the first time ever, travel spending in Lane County has passed the $1 billion mark.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, tourism officials are delighted.


As wildfires continue to burn across Oregon and other parts of the Pacific Northwest, tourism officials are urging people not to be scared off from local attractions.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, their appeal comes before Labor Day weekend -- the last major travel period for summer.

Oregon's Travel Industry Broke Records Last Year

May 28, 2018

A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.

The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River

Feb 9, 2018
Photo by Ronald Perez

The beauty of nature, music and photography will converge in The Four Seasons of the McKenzie River, presented by the Eugene Symphony in association with McKenzie River Trust and Travel Lane County.

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Eugene’s busiest summer month saw over 200,000 people attending three major events.

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Oregon's mountain biking trails are featured in a national magazine this month. Lane County tourism boosters hope the exposure will bring more visitors to the region.

Bike Magazine puts out its Bible of Bike Tests issue every January. In this month's issue, cyclists tested bikes on trails in Oakridge, along the McKenzie River, and in Central Oregon.
Kari Westlund is with Travel Lane County.

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The Simpsons animated TV series is 25 years old this week. Matt Groening  is believed to have based the fictional home of the Simpsons family on Springfield, Oregon, in his home-state.

Lane County's tourism agency has created a self-guided tour of landmarks believed to be the inspiration for places in the show. Lisa Lawton is with Travel Lane County.

Tourism Continues To Rise In Lane County

May 9, 2014

Tourism in Lane County continues to improve according to a recent report. Visitor spending pumped more than $757 million into the local economy in 2013.

The report released from Travel Lane County says most of the spending occurred in local restaurants followed by accommodations and entertainment. Travel Lane County spokeswoman Lisa Lawton says room tax revenues are a good reflection of the health of the tourism industry.