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Weekend Escape: Eugene, Ore., for football, beer and biking

Weekend Escape: Eugene, Ore., for football, beer and biking

Summer has shifted to fall, and that means a road trip to the University of Oregon, dodging high-season crowds and high gas prices, partaking of the best weather of the year, getting in some golf and often a football game, bike riding and definitely quaffing local brews. This year’s destination was loaded with memories: scenes from “Animal House,” Hayward Field, and a burger and a pint at Rennie’s Landing, an old campus haunt. Hello, Eugene, good to see you. The tab: $240 to $300 a night on football weekends, continental breakfast included, at the Best Western New Oregon Motel, and $45 for a small-plates dinner, excluding alcohol.

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