No. 12 Oregon will face No. 25 Washington State at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Pullman, and The Register-Guard will be there. Whether you're making the trip or just living vicariously, here are a few ways to get the local flavor.
Attend "College GameDay" at Martin Stadium
ESPN's popular pregame show is visiting Pullman for the first time in its history, fulfilling the dreams of Cougar fans who campaigned for years to get the show on campus. Fans will be camping out all night to be among the 500 admitted behind the set when gates open at 4 a.m. Saturday. The set will be located on the corner of Stadium Way and Ferdinand’s Lane, across from the Cougar Pride statue.
Get a burger and a beer at the Coug
The Cougar Cottage — also know as the "Coug" — was named the best college town bar in Washington by supercall.com. You can sample an Oktoberfest beer at the Bavarian cottage-style bar and leave a message in Sharpie on the back wall.
Get dessert at Ferdinand's Ice Cream Shoppe
The campus creamery serves ice cream, coffee and the famous Cougar Gold canned cheese. The ice cream shop opened in 1948 and was believed to be named after the cartoon bull named Ferdinand, which also happened to be middle name of a member of the WSU dairy products judging team in the 1930s.
Take a jog across the border on the Bill Chipman Trail
This 7.1-mile paved path connects Washington State with the University of Idaho in Moscow. The route follows the old Union Pacific railroad line and features 13 railroad bridges across Paradise Creek, as well as opportunities for bird-watching and aquatic wildlife.
Fuel up at Cafe Moro
This coffeehouse in downtown Pullman is a popular spot for locals to relax, study or listen to live music while sipping an espresso.