The UVA Club of Oregon is hosting several events this weekend in honor of the Wahoos traveling west to face the Oregon Ducks.
So far, UVA Club of Oregon President Winnie Chao (CLAS ’07), has several great events (http://uvaclubs.virginia.edu/club/uvaclub-of-oregon/) planned for any Wahoos traveling west. I can personally vouch for UVA Club members out there, because back in 2013, their club hosted a pregame brunch prior to the Virginia-Oregon game. There, I met an awesome UVA grad who was one of the ladies in the first graduating class of women. Her name is Sherri and she got a nose ring when she was in her 60s because she wanted to live life to the fullest. Also, a pro bourbon drinker and one of my all-time faves.
Friday, September 9 @ 6pm – 8pm
Wahoo Welcome in Portland
SE 8th & Morrison Street, Portland
Join your fellow Cavaliers for a meet and greet at the Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge to enjoy some food a beverage as you mull over Virginia’s chances at Autzen Stadium.
Friday, September 9 @ 9pm
Eugene Meet and Greet
27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene
If you’re already in Eugene, don’t fret. The UVA Club of Oregon has something for you, too. Head over to the Oregon Electric Station to catch late night happy hour, starting at 9pm. Food and beverage (all locally sourced, of course) available for purchase.
Saturday, September 10 @ 4:30pm – 7:30pm
UVA vs. Oregon Football: Cavalier Tailgate
Essig Field, across from Autzen Stadium
Gameday! Meet up with all the west coast Hoos for tailgate fare, drinks, music, and probably some nervous lamenting over the game. The event is across from Autzen Stadium at Essig Field on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Admission for adults is $30 (which includes $12 in drink tickets), and $15 for children under 12.
Tickets for the game are still available through the UVA ticket office.
Additionally, Chao has some other recommendations for places to go and things to do:
“If you've got time Saturday morning, the Portland Farmers Market and Saturday Market are always great options for visitors and locals alike. There's also easy access to the outdoors, with plenty of hiking opportunities for all skill levels. Both the coast and the mountains are within 1-2 hour drive from Portland.”
A huge thanks to Winnie for her help and to the UVA Club of Oregon for setting up such fun events. See you on the left coast, Hoos!