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Situated forty-five minutes east of Eugene on Highway 126, Vida is close to a great deal of recreation and Outdoor Activities on the McKenzie River.

The original name of this small community was Gate Creek. This resulted in confusion with Gates Creek in Washington County. The name Vida was selected because it was the name of the daughter of the postmaster, Francis A. Pepiot. The Vida post office was established April 12, 1898.

Vida is part of the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon metro area.

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11/30 Coming to The Vida area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.