Oregon, Eugene, couple bicycle in city park in autumn, view from behind

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Full of youthful energy, liberal politics and alternative lifestylers, fun-loving, eclectic Eugene is a vibrant stop along I-5. Also known as 'Tracktown,' the city is famous for its track-and-field champions – Nike was born here, after all. And while Eugene maintains a working-class base in timber and manufacturing, some of the state's most unconventional citizens live here too – ex-hippie activists, ecogreen anarchists, upscale entrepreneurs and high-tech heads.


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