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Welcome to Eugene!

Eugene-Springfield, Oregon’s second largest metro area, offers convenient air access from our regional airport, easy freeway access via Interstate-5, as well as Amtrak service directly into the Eugene downtown area. Eugene features world-class dining, museums, art galleries, shopping, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts – with resident theater, opera and ballet companies. The University of Oregon calls Eugene home, bringing a vibrancy and energy to the metro area. Go Ducks!

Conference Location

Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder will be held August 25-27, 2017 at the University of Oregon Baker Center, which stands in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oregon.

UO Baker Downtown Center
975 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401

The Phoenix Inn, Downtown Eugene

The conference hotel will be the Phoenix Inn. When making your hotel reservations, call Phoenix Inn directly: 541.344.0001. Tell them you’re with WORDCRAFTERS.  Hotel Website.

Located just six blocks from the Amtrak station and offering complimentary airport shuttle transportation to the Eugene airport, the hotel is easily accessible. Situated in the city’s art and entertainment district, the hotel is close to many things to do in Eugene with ease such as shopping, dining and visiting local businesses.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet with eggs and sausage each morning and fresh-baked cookies served nightly.

 

Travel Options to and from Eugene

Euro-style Amtrak Cascades trains unique to the Northwest Rail Corridor provides service from Eugene to Los Angeles or to Seattle and British Columbia.

The Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field, code: EUG) is the fifth largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, and provides commercial air service to a six-county region in mid-Oregon. Conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Eugene, the airport is served by Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines (operated by SkyWest Airlines), Horizon Air, Frontier and United Airlines (operated by SkyWest Airlines), and features non-stop flights from Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix-Mesa, Portland, Redmond, Oakland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle.

Pre- and Post-Conference Activities

There is so much to see and do in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region!  From the coast, to the valley, to the mountains, explore historic attractions, museums, covered bridges, wineries, shopping and more!

This is the perfect destination for travelers wanting to experience the best of the Northwest. Everything is within easy touring distance.

Visit the Magnificent Oregon Coast

With dramatic ocean views and moderate temperatures, Florence is a natural draw for many.

Take time to explore the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in depth. An exciting dune buggy ride or horseback excursion will surely whet your appetite for more. Get sand in your shoes and hike past estuaries, wildlife preserves and on to the beach itself or through a coastal rainforest. Choose your trail and your distance but be sure to include the route to one of America’s most photographed lighthouses – Heceta Head. Go crabbing or clamming or just sit and enjoy the cool ocean air while enjoying a bowl of chowder. The Oregon Coast has something for everyone.

Valley Options

The metro area of Eugene/Springfield and its many outlying communities offer fun for all. We have several world-class wineries with amazing views from their tasting rooms.

Mountain Options

Our mountainous regions provide visitors with miles of trails to explore. Either by bike or on foot, you can venture into old-growth forests to deep blue pools or sparkling waterfalls. Go all day and hardly see another person. Ski, mountain bike, hike, go white water rafting, fishing… even in March we have an environment perfect for those who love the outdoors.

For highlights of events happening around the conference dates, visit the Wordcrafters events website here.