On All in a Day's Drive on Thursday, December 18, Joel Porter visits Old Town Florence to escape both the fog and the busy mall crowds. This day's drive visits Funky Monkey Toys on Bay Street, where Monster High dolls are a hot seller this year.
Our December cold snap is leaving many Oregonians shivering. Fortunately, you don't have to venture far to find a mug or a mitten. Plenty of places in Eugene will help you keep warm even on a bone-chilling day.
Ron Glazier and his kids are a bit choosy when it comes to a Christmas tree.
“Usually, you can't find that perfect tree, so there's always a little bit of work to do to make it perfect,” Glazier said.
The word "perfect" is a relative term. On this particular day, their search has led them to Spring Creek Holly Farm near Leaburg.
“You can find trees in town, too,” Glazier said. “That's just more convenient, but we like to spend a little more time and get out of town a little bit.”
Plenty of places will be serving up a hot meal to those in need on Thanksgiving.
And volunteers have stepped up in a big way.
So much so, that places in both Eugene and Corvallis are actually turning away volunteers.
But there are other ways you can pitch in and help on Thanksgiving.
Watch All in a Day's Drive tonight at 5:30 p.m.
You've likely driven by these places numerous times, but it's easy to overlook them since they blend in with Eugene's historic downtown.
But there are three former homes that're always welcoming visitors.
From the outside, they appear to blend in with any other old house. But at a second glance, these spots nestled into Eugene's historic downtown are welcome spots for visitors.
Moms and dads will take on the role of chauffer on Halloween as they lead their kids on a candy hunt. And while there's nothing wrong with ringing doorbell after doorbell, many more places are preparing for crowds as well.
As kids head out to load up on sweets, several places will open up their doors to welcome costumed youngsters.
Halloween is less than two weeks away, which means costumes are being picked over.
It's also prime time for those looking for a good scare. And Cottage Grove is home to a number of ghost stories.
You don't have to travel far to pick a big orange pumpkin.
There are a handful of patches within a few miles of Eugene.
And they offer plenty more to do besides jack-o-lantern carving.
Fall is a scenic time of year to take in some of Oregon's scenery. And if you enjoy the outdoors, Eugene's trail system offers some breathtaking views that won't leave you feeling too winded.
You don't need to know how to tune an engine or wind a watch to appreciate a classic. But two vintage businesses are still ticking in Eugene and Springfield. And they both have one thing in common: you can take all the time you need once you arrive.
Only about an hour up the highway from Eugene, you can find fresh apples ripe for the picking. Oregon’s capital offers a few places where you can enjoy a sweet treat.
Fall is prime season for catching Dungeness crab on the Oregon coast.
Many families consider Labor Day to be the last big weekend on the water. But with around three weeks of summer left, there's still time spend an afternoon outdoors.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the fruit of Lane County. Besides berry picking, you can also taste a few vintages at several of the county's wineries. And there are a handful within biking distance from Cottage Grove.
Two small towns south of Eugene offer a fair share of history and charm. And you don’t have to venture far from the interstate to find them.