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Oregon Truffle Festival 2018 🕐 Posted on January 19, 2018
It’s January and you know what that means, time for the Oregon Truffle Festival. Get ready to celebrate with award-wining chefs, truffle industry experts and food enthusiasts. Enjoy delicious dinners and tasting events at one of the most highly anticipated wintertime culinary events in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Truffle Festival will take place January 26-28. For more information and tickets, click here.
Top Ten Reasons to Stay at Valley River Inn 🕐 Posted on December 15, 2017
10. We love your pets. We’ll make sure that you and your furry friend have the best experience, treats and all!
9. Unparalleled view of the Willamette River.
8. Easy access to some of Eugene’s most beautiful walking paths and trails. Learn more about our local paths and trails at Eugene Cascades
7. Located across from Valley River Center for all your shopping needs. For more information about Valley River Center shops and restaurants, visit Valley River Center
6. Close to Downtown Eugene and the University of Oregon.
5. Bike rentals so that you can cruise around town and experience local food, breweries and more!
4. The friendliest staff in town. We will welcome you with world-class customer service.
3. Start your evening at Sweetwaters on the River, the most romantic place for a quiet, intimate dinner. Check out our restaurant’s upcoming events and menus at SweetWaters on the River
2. Get an authentic Pacific Northwest experience with delicious food, charming décor, and great staff.
1. We want you to WIN! Go to our Facebook page, LIKE our New Year’s Eve Boogie Wonderland Ball event, and tag a friend for a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the best New Year’s Eve party in Town!
Holiday Fun for the Whole Family 🕐 Posted on November 29, 2017
Beyond Valley River Inn
Last week, Fletcher Andrews, Valley River Inn’s Sales Manager, was in Guatemala taking part in Cascade Medical Team’s Stover Team. Andrews and his group were able to provide 120 families with stoves and water filtration units. That helps approximately 800-900 people per year have safe, energy efficient cook stoves and clean, safe drinking water. Each stove saved 1,440 trees per year and gave family members 3 extra hours in their week because of its efficiency.
“I am super excited and proud to be a part of this team helping the people of Guatemala. It is easy to lose sight of just how good we have it in America, while millions suffer elsewhere just because they were born in another part of the world. I am happy to be fortunate enough to be able to go there and provide them life changing, and even saving, support.” -Fletcher Andrews, Group Sales Manager
According to the World Health Organization, excessive smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in Guatemalan children under the age of five. The stoves that Andrews and his teammates will install can decrease the numbers of deaths. Along with the stoves, water filters create a practical solution for the need for safe drinking water.
For more information and to donate to future stover teams, click here.
Vintage Sewing Machine Show and Sale
Toys for Tots
The Holidays are officially here and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots Program is in full swing collecting new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children in our community. The goal of this program is to not only deliver a new toy to a child but also a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Valley River Inn is proud to, once again, have a drop off bin for anyone wishing to donate to Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys can be brought to the front desk. The Valley River Team thanks you in advance for your donations and wishes you a Happy Holiday season.
For more information about the Toys for Tots program in Lane County, click here.
Trunk or Treat
Not sure where to go trick or treating? Head on down to Valley River Center’s parking lot for Trunk or Treat. From 4-6 pm on Halloween Day, Valley River Inn along with other business will be setting up booths to hand out candy to all ages. This is a safe and fun way for kids to enjoy the trick or treat experience.
Once you are done collecting all the candy, SweetWaters on the River is a great option for dinner. If anyone in your group is in costume you'll receive 15% off your bill. Get spooky and save!For more information about the Trunk or Treat event, click here.
Fall is definitely here and winter is right around the corner. Join Valley River Inn in supporting Cornerstone Community Housing’s 3rd annual Pajama Drive.
“Cornerstone Community Housing, one of our non-profit partners, helps to get families and individuals placed in homes. Donating pajamas ensures that children will remain warm as the weather starts getting colder.” -Keri Brown, Senior Event Sales Manager
New pajamas of any size can be brought to Valley River Inn’s front desk and will help support this great non-profit. Donations will be accepted through the end of October. From our family to yours, we thank you for your donations.
Bras for Cause
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Valley River Inn team has teamed up with the Oregon Cancer Foundation to create a bra for cause.
“We saw this competition as a chance to help promote a local non profit as well as express our creativity and have a little fun. We have designated our bra the ‘Mobile Bra’ since it will be traveling from event to event to help raise awareness of Oregon Cancer Foundation’s Bras for Cause.” - Keri Brown, Senior Event Sales Manager
Each vote is $1 and the proceeds go directly to cancer patients in Lane County. Winners will be announced on November 3rd at Bras for Cause’s Girls Night Out. As well as announcing the winners of the bra competition, Girls Night Out includes dinner, live music, a fashion show, silent auction and more. Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.brasforcause.org
To place your vote visit www.brasforcause.org and find Valley River Inn’s beautiful turquoise bra. Voting ends October 31st.
Oregon Ducks Make the Final Four 🕐 Posted on April 1, 2017The excitement is contagious in Eugene as the Oregon Ducks have made the Final Four in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. This is the first time the Ducks have advanced to the final four since 1939, nearly 80 years! The Oregon Ducks are preparing right now to take down the North Carolina Tar Heels tonight in Phoenix Arizona.
"Our guys stepped up, it was one of the times we got 'em, and it was a big upset. I was really happy with the way the guys played that day." - Dana Altman, Head CoachCatch this moment in history tonight at 5:45 PM, you know we'll be watching!
In fact, come watch with us at SweetWaters on the River where all March Madness games are displayed on the big screen. And what's a watch party without snacks and nibblies? Munch on chicken wings, meatball sliders and more. We'll see you there!
"Don't sleep on the west coast. Wake 'em up." - Tyler Dorsey, Point Guard/Shooting Guard
The Oregon Sports Summit 🕐 Posted on January 21, 2017
When: February 2nd, 2017
Where: Valley River Inn | Eugene OR
The Oregon Sports Summit on Thursday, February 2, will be a day packed with knowledge and opportunity for planners in the Pacific Northwest region. It will inspire current and potential sports event planners to create and further develop their events to reach new heights! It will be an opportunity for you to network and collaborate with local and regional sports planners, venue facilities and vendors.
Vin Lananna, President of USA Track & Field, President of TrackTown USA and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Head Coach – Men’s Track and Field will be the Keynote Speaker.
Valley River Inn's First Bridal Show 🕐 Posted on January 17, 2017
When: February 11th, 2017 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Valley River Inn is hosting our very first Bridal Show, and you're invited! This brand new show will feature a fashion show, a mock ceremony & reception, a bridal-ready room, a groom's man cave, and more. You'll also get a chance to win the grand prize of a Ceremony Giveaway!
Where: Valley River Inn | Eugene OR
Cost: Free Admission
Planning a Wedding? At Valley River Inn, each event is customized to make your dreams come true. With a variety of rustic, grand-lodge settings and sunlight-filled river views on a natural location within city limits, we accommodate parties from one to 1,000. “Every love story is beautiful—we can’t wait to hear yours!”