May 20th, 2017 – Skinner’s Butte Hike

The weather is nice, term is almost over its time to explore two important spots of Eugene: Skinner Butte and 5th Street Market!  Skinner Butte trail is an easy hike to the top and can be hiked in 30mins to 60mins round trip.  It is the perfect spot for a scenic view of the valley and downtown Eugene.  Then after the hike come with us to visit a few local shops and grab a bite to eat in the 5th Street market district.  So join us this Saturday for sun, fun and hiking!

Cost: FREE!

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When: Saturday May 20th, 2017

Schedule: Meet in front of the Duck Store (corner of Kincaid and E 13th Ave) by 9:30am and we will take the public bus to Skinner Butte Park arriving at the park by 10:05am.  The hike should take between 30-60 minutes to finish round trip.  Once we get to the top there is plenty of scenery to take pictures of and explore with your friends.  After we finish the hike we will walk over to the 5th Street Market district to explore some of the unique shops and stores and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you are there!  The group will make it back to campus by 2:30pm but of course, you may leave the trip any time you wish.

What to Bring:  bring comfortable shoes and water, a camera, telescope, binoculars, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

April 15th, 2017 – Tulip Festival & Woodburn Outlets

Join us at this year’s Tulip Festival where you can stroll through 40 acres of stunningly beautiful of flowers, expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains. Then Let’s spend the afternoon shopping at the Woodburn Shopping Outlets one of the top shopping locations in Oregon & Washington!

Cost: $10.00

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When: Saturday, April 15th

Schedule: Please meet in front of the  REC Center at 8:40am, we will depart from campus at 9:00am and arrive at the Tulip Festival in Woodburn Oregon around 10:30am.  After a few hours taking in the beautiful scenery we will then make our way to the Woodburn Premium Outlets at 12:00pm for lunch and a few hours shopping.  We will return to the Rec Center by 5:00pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for shopping, food, souvenirs and any other items you wish to purchase.

Dec. 3rd, 2016 – iFLY Indoor Skydiving & Pre-Holiday Shopping

Ever want to go sky diving but really wanna jump of a plane?  Have no fear, ExplOregon has got your back…  We will be headed to Portland on Saturday December 3rd to enjoy a little skydiving at iFLY Portland.  After some free falling we will head down the street to the Washington Square Mall for a few hours of shopping before the holiday season really kicks off!  So sign up as soon as you can to reserve your spot on the bus up to Portland.

Cost: $20.00 – includes bus to and from Portland as well as a ticket for the indoor skydiving. Tickets are limited, the first 40 people who sign-up will get one.

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When: Saturday December 3rd, 2016

Time: 9:35am – 8:00pm

Schedule: meet in front of the REC Center no latter than 9:35am because the charter bus will leave campus at 10:00am.  We will arrival at the iFLY facility in Portland by 12:00pm.  We will get to the facility a bit early to check in and go through the safety training procedure.  We have a time slot reserved between 1:00pm and 3:00pm where each person will have an opportunity to fly 2 times in the tunnel.  Once we are done at iFLY we will head over to the Washington Square Mall for a bit of pre-holiday shopping.  We will head back to Eugene around 6:00pm and we should be back to campus by 8:00pm.

What to Bring:  money for food, souvenirs, and any other items you wish to purchase.  A few things to keep in mind:

  • Please wear pants or shorts and lace-up sneakers/shoes.
  • All participants under 6 feet tall must weigh less than 230 pounds.
  • Those over 6 feet tall must weigh less than 250 pounds.
  • Those with prior back injuries or shoulder dislocations are advised not to fly.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any medical concerns prior to making your purchase.

 

Oct. 22nd, 2016 – Pumpkin Patch

16787_1575060039383399_54085095955343690_n (1)Come with explOregon and spend an afternoon finding the perfect Halloween pumpkin, enjoying good food and ice cream as we take a traditional American tradition.  We will be visiting the Lone Pine Farms pumpkin patch.

Cost: $5.00

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When: Saturday, October 22nd

Schedule: please meet in front of the REC Center by 10:45am so that the bus can leave at 11:00am.  We will arrive at Lone Pine Farms around 11:30am and enjoy the pumpkin patch for approximately 2-2.5 hours.  We will leave around 1:45pm and should be back to campus by 2:30pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, phone/camera for pictures, money or cash if you plan to buy pumpkins, food or drinks.

Sept. 21st, 2016 – Skinner Butte Hike & 5th Street Market

skinner butteCome explore with us two important sites of Eugene: Skinner Butte and 5th Street Market!  Skinner Butte trail is an easy hike to the top and can be hiked in 30mins to 60mins round trip.  It is the perfect spot for a scenic view of the valley and downtown Eugene.  Then after the hike come with us to visit a few local shops and grab a bite to eat in the 5th Street market district.  So join us Wednesday morning for an adventure to a few of Eugene’s favorite spots.

Cost: FREE!

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When: Wednesday, September 21st

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Schedule: Meet in front of the Duck Store (corner of Kincaid and E 13th Ave)  by 9:10am and we will take the public bus to Skinner Butte Park at 9:20am arriving at the park by 9:40am.  The hike should take between 30-60 minutes to finish round trip.  After we finish the hike we will walk over to the 5th Street Market district to explore some of the shops and grab a bite to eat.  The group will make it back to campus by 12:30pm but of course, you may leave the trip any time you wish.

What to Bring:  bring comfortable shoes and water, a camera, telescope, binoculars, money for any food, souvenirs, and any other things you wish to buy.

May 21st, 2016 – Rhododendron Festival in Florence!

Rhododendron FestivalCome see Oregon Beaches and go to the 109th annual Rhododendron Festival in Florence, Oregon!

We will also visit Old Town Shopping area as well as Heceta Head Lighthouse as well as various beach fronts.

You will see the ocean, a carnival, fair, classic cars, a parade and tons of motorcycles!

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Cost: $10.00 – You will receive an e-mail once you have signed up, with instructions on making the payment to confirm your seat.

When: Saturday May 21st

Schedule: Meet at Pacific Hall Lobby at 9:00am. We will take a but to Florence from there and return later in the evening.

What to bring: Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Towel – Camera (be careful of the sand and water if you do bring one) – beach shoes (Flip-flops or sandals) – Change of clothes (in case you get wet) – Book or magazine for the bus ride – Cash/money for food or other items you wish to purchase.

May 7th, 2016 – Portland Shopping

Summer is coming, which means its time to ramp up your wardrobe.  So join us Saturday May 7th for a day of shopping at the Washington Square Mall in Portland!

Cost: $10.00

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When: Saturday, May 7th

Schedule: Please meet in front of the REC Center at 8:45am, we will depart from campus at 9:00am and arrive at the Washington Square Mall around 11:00am.  We will spend the next 3-4 hours eating and shopping at the mall and will return to the REC Center by 5:00pm Saturday evening.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for shopping, food, souvenirs and any other items you wish to purchase.

April 23rd, 2016 – Woodburn Outlets & Tulip Festival

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Join us at this year’s Tulip Festival where you can stroll through 40 acres of stunningly beautiful of flowers, expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains. Then Let’s spend the afternoon shopping at the Woodburn Shopping Outlets one of the top shopping locations in Oregon & Washington!

Cost: $10.00 – Cost includes bus tip to Woodburn and admissions to the Tulip Festival.

When: Saturday, April 23

Schedule: Please meet in front of the  REC Center at 8:45am, we will depart from campus at 9:00am and arrive at the Tulip Festival in Woodburn around 10:30am.  We will then make our way to the Woodburn Premium Outlets at 12:00pm for lunch and a few hours shopping.  We will return to the Rec Center by 5:00pm.

What to Bring: comfortable clothes, money for shopping, food, souvenirs and any other items you wish to purchase.