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Known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon,” Cottage Grove is located just south of Eugene along Interstate 5. A small, peaceful town of approximately 9,600 people, Cottage Grove boasts seven historic, covered bridges in and around the town’s city limits. A twice-recognized “All-American City,” Cottage Grove is a friendly small town with beautiful buildings, quality schools, and plenty of local amenities.

Shopping and Dining

Don’t let Cottage Grove’s small size fool you – this All-American City is full of places to eat and things to do! Art galleries, museums, bookstores, cafes, boutiques, and antique shops line the streets of Cottage Grove’s pedestrian-friendly downtown. The Pink House on E. Main Street serves up some of the best club sandwiches, burgers, and milkshakes in town. Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant, also on E. Main, features a good-sized menu and great service. Buster’s Main Street Café is one of the most popular restaurants in town. With its smoked pulled pork, Nutella Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast, and chicken fried steak, there’s sure to be something for everyone. The Bonanza Drive-Up on Highway 99 is known for its club basket, burgers, and hometown feel. Fresh, locally grown produce including jalapenos, tomatoes, and berries can be purchased at the Coast Fork Farm Stand. Cottage Grove also is home to numerous national favorites, including Sears, Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Carl’s Jr., McDonald’s, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Parks and Recreation

Lane County is known for its lakes, rivers, and mountains, and the area around Cottage Grove is no exception. Swimming, boating, camping, and picnicking are available at Dorena Lake and Cottage Grove Lake, both located within 10 minutes of downtown Cottage Grove. Dorena Lake also is known for its windsurfing and fishing. The 15.6-mile-long Row River National Recreation Trail takes hikers, bikers, and equestrians from downtown Cottage Grove past lakeside vistas and the town’s famous covered bridges to Culp Creek. Residents also have full use of the town’s three community parks and two golf courses. The 18-hole, public Middlefield Village Golf Course is located along the Row River. The course at Hidden Valley is at situated at the foot of Mount David. Children in the area also can participate in the annual elementary triathlon and several seasonal sports leagues.


Nationally recognized for its communal spirit, town projects, and historic architecture, Cottage Grove is a wonderful place to call home. Residents come together to volunteer for community events and to enjoy annual and seasonal celebrations, including the Bohemia Mining Days and the Covered Bridge Festival. Additional events include Friday Art Walks, chili cook-offs, and outdoor concerts. Many of the buildings in Cottage Grove reflect the town’s 100-year-old mining history, which may be why it’s a Hollywood-backdrop favorite. Several movies have shot scenes in Cottage Grove, including The General, Emperor of the North, Animal House, and Stand By Me. Median home cost in 2012 was $114,600.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

The children of Cottage Grove attend schools run by the South Lane School District, which operates a half-dozen schools in the town’s limits, including two elementary schools, a middle school, a traditional high school, and an alternative high school. The Academy for Character Education is a tuition-free charter school in Cottage Grove that focuses on classical education. Lane Community College also operates a campus in town.

The Cottage Grove Community Medical Center provides emergency and trauma care, acute care, and outpatient services to area residents. The center also offers physical therapy, home health and hospice services, and end-of-life care.

With its convenient location on I-5 and Oregon Route 99, Cottage Grove offers easy access to cities across Oregon, including Eugene and Portland. Residents also can travel to Eugene and Springfield via the Lane Transit District bus system.

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Keller Williams Realty Eugene and Springfield
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Eugene OR 97408
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