The city of Eugene, Oregon is one of the major cities in the Northwest. Eugene is the county seat of Lane County, and the second largest city in the entire state of Oregon. Eugene has over 156,000 people who call the city home, and that’s not counting the metropolitan population. When added, the metro area’s population rises to nearly 352,000 residents. Eugene has a diverse community that is known for making its political views known, as well as the nature parks that are available to visit.