April 12th, 2017 – Culinary Knife Skills – CANCELED

Have you ever been watching the Food Network and think “how do those people cut their food like that?”, well if so you’re not alone.  Know this, we have the perfect event for you… On April 12th ExplOregon will be headed to the Campus Kitchen for a little bit of Culinary Knife Skills training from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  So sign up today and lean how to cut like a pro!

Cost: $5.00

Sign Up Here!

When:  5:45pm to 7:30pm.

***35 tickets available for the event during this time slot

Where: meet on Wednesday, April 12th, at 5:45pm in front of the UO Law Library (located at 1515 Agate Street, across from Hayward Field). We will walk to the Dining facility together at 6:00pm.

What to bring: comfortable clothes, water-bottle, your appetite.

April 8th, 2017 – Portland TrailBlazers vs. Utah Jazz

Join ExplOregon Saturday April 8th as we head up to Portland to watch the TrailBlazers take on the Utah Jazz as the Blazers try to make a late season playoff push! Sign up today to reserve your spot to watch Damion Lillard, CJ McCollum and the rest of #RipCity as they work their way to a victory!

Cost: $25.00 – includes bus to Portland and back to Eugene + a ticket to the NBA game.

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****Tickets are limited, the first 40 people who sign-up will get one.****

When: Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Time: 2:30pm-12:00am

Schedule: meet in front of the REC Center by 2:30pm because the charter bus will leave campus at 3:00pm. We will arrival at the Moda Center in Portland by 5:00pm. We will get to the stadium early so that you can explore the area a little bit before we head in to watch the game. The game will start at 7:00pm and end around 9:30pm. We will return to the Rec Center around midnight.

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

Mar. 18th, 2017 – Cosmic Bowling

With finals and exams just around the corner, we at ExplOregon think you deserve a bit of fun and relaxation.  So join us on Saturday March 18th as we head to Strike City for the last event of the Winter term!  So get your shoes, grab your balls and get your bowl on!

Cost: $5.00

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When: Saturday, March 18th 2016

Time: 6:05pm to 10:00pm

Schedule: We will meet at McKenzie Hall by 6:05pm to take the Emx from Dad’s Gate Station to Strike City lanes located here in town.  We should arrival at the bowling alley around 6:50pm so that we can start bowling around 7:00pm.  The lanes are on a first come first serve basis so there might be a wait time.  After a few hours of bowling we will head back to campus by 9:15pm and should make it back to campus around 10:00pm.

What to Bring:  comfortable clothes – money/cash for food & drink, phone or camera for pictures.

Mar. 11th, 2017 – Portland Blazers Basketball Game

damian-lillard-nba-oklahoma-city-thunder-portland-trail-blazers-5Its basketball season baby! So come with ExplOregon as we head up to Portland to watch the Trail Blazers take on the Washington Wizards!  Sign up today to reserve your spot to cheer Damion Lillard, CJ McCollum and the rest of the team to a victory!

Cost: $25.00 – includes bus to Portland and back to Eugene + a ticket to the NBA game.

***Tickets are limited, the first 40 people who sign-up will get one***

SIGN UP HERE!

When: Saturday, March 11th

Schedule: Meet in front of the REC Center by 2:35pm because the charter bus will leave campus at 3:00pm.  We will arrival at the Moda Center in Portland by 5:00pm. We will get to the stadium early so that you can explore the area a little bit before we head in to watch the game.  The game will start at 7:00pm and end around 10:00pm.  We will return to the Rec Center by 12:00pm.

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

Mar. 4th, 2017 – Paintball at the Palace

You asked for it and you got it!  On Saturday March 4th, ExplOregon will be heading to Paintball Palace for a 2-hours session of PAINTBALL fun.  Paintball Palace is a local indoor paintball arena – equipment will be provided and additional equipment can be purchased at the Paintball Palace store.  Sign up fast because the tickets will go quick!

*****For those who are interested we can grab a bite to eat downtown after we are done playing*****

Cost: $7.50

SIGN UP HERE!

***Tickets go to the first 25 people to sign up***

When: Saturday March 4th, 2017

Schedule: Meet at Dad’s Gate Station by 11:05am to board the public bus to Paintball Palace located at 1820 W. 7th Ave. The bus will leave at 11:17am and we should arrive at the arena by 11:40am. Check in for laser tag will begin around 11:45am with the games starting at 12:00pm.  We have a 2-hour time slot reserved so we will fit in as many games as we can.  We can expect to stay until 2:10am(ish) and to return to the Campus by 2:35pm.

What to Bring:  Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, Closed-toed Shoes, as well as money or cash for any food, souvenirs, and other items you wish to purchase.

*****Paintballs that are used are non-toxic and made of biodegradable materials and the field paint washes out of clothing easily.  However it is still recommended that you:

  •  Dress in layers
  •  Wear a hat, beanie, do-rags, etc.
  •  Gloves to protect bare hands
  •  Extra clothing to change into is ideal
  •  SHOES ARE REQUIRED!!!

*****Please Note: Outside paint is prohibited

Feb. 26th, 2017 – Snow Day

Are you ready to hit the slopes? Join ExplOregon as we make our way to Willamette Pass Ski Resort with us and enjoy your choice of snow activities including: Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Shoeing or just spending some time playing in the snow.

Sign Up Here!

Cost: Varies depending on activity

Bus Trip: Free!

Daily Lift Ticket (9am-4pm): $52.00

Hourly Lift Ticket (2 hour minimum): $14.00 per hour

Snow Shoeing: $27.00 (includes $12.00 for Snow Shoe Rental)

Click here for Snowboarding and Ski Rental Prices

**Snow gear MAY be available to rent from the U.O. Outdoor Program: Click Here

Schedule: Meet at the REC Center by 8:00am, the charter bus will leave no later than 8:30am.  We will arrive at Willamette Pass Ski Resort by at 10:00am.  We will stay at the park until 4.00pm when the “daily lift ticket” ends.  We will head back to Eugene around 4:30pm and should make it back to campus by 6:30pm at the latest.

What to Bring: Warm clothes, shoes that can get wet, a snow/rain jacket and pants, cash or money for food and other snow activities

 

Feb. 16th, 2017 – Sushi Night

****We have combined both sessions into one 1.5-hour session****

Come to “make your own sushi night!” here on campus.  Here’s how it works: (Step 1) learn how to make sushi (Step 2) eat it! Join us at the Campus Kitchen located near Hayward Field to experience this fabulous and delicious staple of Japanese cuisine. Limited capacity so sign up quickly!

Cost: $5.00 – Sign Up Here!img_0263

When:  5:45pm to 7:30pm.

***35 tickets available for the event during this time slot

Where: meet on Wednesday, February 16th, at 5:45pm in front of the UO Law Library (located at 1515 Agate Street, across from Hayward Field). We will walk to the Dining facility together at 6:00pm.

What to bring: comfortable clothes, water-bottle, your appetite.

Feb. 11th, 2017 – Silver Falls Hike & BBQ

If you missed it last year – its back again! Some call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon, and once you visit Silver Falls, you know why.  So Join explOregon as we go visit this beautiful place to do a moderate hike through nature.  Feel free to take lots of photos of the beautiful scenery and end it all with a delicious barbecue!

Cost: $15.00

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When: Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Time: 8:05am – 5:30pm

Schedule: meet in front of the REC Center by 8:05am because the charter bus will leave campus at 8:30am and we should arrive at the beginning of the hike by 9:45am.  After our hike we will be treated to a delicious barbecue meal.  After we finish eating we will head back to Eugene and should make it back to town around 5:30pm.

What to bring: Water proof jacket, hat and warm clothes, hiking boots – or a sturdy pair of shoes,  thick socks, cold weather gear and any appropriate gear for long nature walks, drinks and snacks, light backpack or fanny pack to hold personal items such as: phone, camera or wallet.

***Please inform me if there are any medical issues, physical limitations or dietary restrictions that I may need to know about.  We will have meat and peanut free food.

Feb. 4th, 2017 – Oregon Zoo

12219405_10153183717941109_7563431926577021746_nJoin ExplOregon Saturday February 4th as we head up to Portland and take a trip to the Oregon Zoo.  The Oregon Zoo is a gem here in Portland and is a must see for any animal lover.  “In addition to educating and inspiring its community, the Oregon Zoo takes direct conservation action to protect wildlife around the world”.  After a few hours at the Zoo we will head into Downtown Portland to do a little exploration of the area.  Sign up today, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Cost: $15.00

Sign Up Here!

When: Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Time: 9:40am-8:00pm

Schedule: meet in front of the REC Center by 9:40pm because the charter bus will leave campus at 10:00am.  We will arrival in Portland by 12:00pm where we will first make our way to the Oregon Zoo to enjoy the large variety of animals that the Zoo has to provide.  After a few hours (2 or 2.5 hours) at the Zoo we will let people explore the downtown Portland Area for a few hours.  We will head back to Eugene around 6pm and will make it back to the Rec Center around 8:00pm.

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

Jan. 28th, 2016 – Trapdoor Escape Room: The Mystic’s Lair

trapdoorHappy New Year fellow Ducklings! Do you think you have what it takes to escape the Mystic’s Layer? If so, join ExplOregon Saturday January 28th as we attempt to escape the Mystic’s Lair at the Trapdoor right here in town.

Cost: $5.00

When: Saturday, January 28th 2016

Time Slot #1: 6:30pm to 9:30pm – Sign Up Here!

Schedule: Please meet in front of McKenzie Hall by 6:30pm so that we can catch the Emx from Dad’s Gate Station which leaves at 6:47pm. We will arrive at the Trapdoor facility by approximately 7:00pm. We will be at the facility from 7:00pm and will last until approximately 9:00pm. We will return to campus by 9:30pm.

Time Slot #2: 8:30pm to 11:30pm – Sign Up Here!

Schedule: Please meet in front of McKenzie Hall by 7:30pm so that we can catch the Emx from Dad’s Gate Station which leaves at 8:47pm. We will arrive at the Trapdoor facility by approximately 9:00pm. We will be at the facility from 9:00pm and will last until approximately 11:00pm. We will return to campus by 11:30pm.

What is the Mystic Lair?: It is an enclosed room where we will be given 1 hour escape.  All the clues, and tools that we my need to solve the puzzles and mysteries will be in the room with us and we will have to rely on teamwork, focus, and savvy to solve the puzzle.

What to Bring:  Comfortable clothes/shoes, money for any food or souvenirs & any other things you wish to buy.