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Guidebook for Eugene

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Guidebook for Eugene

Food Scene
Great for breakfast! It does get crowded on the weekend past 9:30am. Be prepared to sip on a cup of coffee while you wait for a table.
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Studio One Cafe
1473 East 19th Avenue
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Great for breakfast! It does get crowded on the weekend past 9:30am. Be prepared to sip on a cup of coffee while you wait for a table.
So many pancakes so little time. You will enjoy anything you try here. Breakfast served until 2pm (when they close). All of Eugene breakfast spots are very busy after 9:30am. This place is very efficient in opening up tables. Worth the wait. Very friendly staff.
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The Original Pancake House
782 East Broadway
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So many pancakes so little time. You will enjoy anything you try here. Breakfast served until 2pm (when they close). All of Eugene breakfast spots are very busy after 9:30am. This place is very efficient in opening up tables. Worth the wait. Very friendly staff.
16 Tons is our favorite place. The espresso and coffee are excellent! Scott loves the cortado and I love the lavendar lattes. We both enjoy the variety of crepes and you get to choose either buckwheat or wheat flour (gluten free friendly which Sisy appreciates). They also serve lunch, but we prefer other locations for lunches and dinners. Although this is a great place to have a glass of wine, local beers and ciders. Growlers to go too.
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16 Tons Cafe
2864 Willamette Street
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16 Tons is our favorite place. The espresso and coffee are excellent! Scott loves the cortado and I love the lavendar lattes. We both enjoy the variety of crepes and you get to choose either buckwheat or wheat flour (gluten free friendly which Sisy appreciates). They also serve lunch, but we prefer other locations for lunches and dinners. Although this is a great place to have a glass of wine, local beers and ciders. Growlers to go too.
Eugene has been shaped by longstanding restaurants like Poppi's Anatolia. Greek cuisine. Very low key and where the downtown professionals eat lunch and dinners. To us this restaurant is very romantic. You will have to decide for yourself. Sisy first took Scott here on their first date. We love the saginaki, kotta psiti and pappadoms. Vindaloo chicken is spicy (Scott's favorite). And try the hibiscus iced tea- lemony and floral, it will quench your thirst. If you are like Sisy and dessert must complete the meal, try the rice pudding (Sisy always orders extra cinnamon). Noonas also make a good chocolate and coconut ending to your meal. Staff is friendly. Keep in mind that this is a Eugene style restaurant and not a fast paced restaurant that you find in a metro. Oregon is peppered with the kinds of restaurants that are good, really good food, with kind people who care to cook and care for the guests.
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Poppi's Anatolia
992 Willamette Street
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Eugene has been shaped by longstanding restaurants like Poppi's Anatolia. Greek cuisine. Very low key and where the downtown professionals eat lunch and dinners. To us this restaurant is very romantic. You will have to decide for yourself. Sisy first took Scott here on their first date. We love the saginaki, kotta psiti and pappadoms. Vindaloo chicken is spicy (Scott's favorite). And try the hibiscus iced tea- lemony and floral, it will quench your thirst. If you are like Sisy and dessert must complete the meal, try the rice pudding (Sisy always orders extra cinnamon). Noonas also make a good chocolate and coconut ending to your meal. Staff is friendly. Keep in mind that this is a Eugene style restaurant and not a fast paced restaurant that you find in a metro. Oregon is peppered with the kinds of restaurants that are good, really good food, with kind people who care to cook and care for the guests.
Not so much a hideaway anymore because the coffee and fresh baked goodies are just as wonderful as the outdoor sitting area that allows cafe goers to enjoy the outdoor rain under a covered and heated patio. If it's summer enjoy Tuesday night pizza on the patio, live music on certain Tuesdays, call or check their website. Enjoy mornings with a fresh baked good. In winter, bring a jacket and you can enjoy the patio, or sit inside if there is room.
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Hideaway Bakery
3377 East Amazon Drive
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Not so much a hideaway anymore because the coffee and fresh baked goodies are just as wonderful as the outdoor sitting area that allows cafe goers to enjoy the outdoor rain under a covered and heated patio. If it's summer enjoy Tuesday night pizza on the patio, live music on certain Tuesdays, call or check their website. Enjoy mornings with a fresh baked good. In winter, bring a jacket and you can enjoy the patio, or sit inside if there is room.
The 5th Street Market has a great restaurants upstairs, but downstairs you will find Provisions Market Hall. Think of a mini European market hall where you can find specialty cuts of meats and imported cheeses to wines at a wine bar, espresso and baked pastries (lovely eclairs, croissants, macrons), pizza bar and organic produce. Plan to spend an hour or two there, if you have the time.
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Provisions Market Hall
296 East 5th Avenue
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The 5th Street Market has a great restaurants upstairs, but downstairs you will find Provisions Market Hall. Think of a mini European market hall where you can find specialty cuts of meats and imported cheeses to wines at a wine bar, espresso and baked pastries (lovely eclairs, croissants, macrons), pizza bar and organic produce. Plan to spend an hour or two there, if you have the time.
One of our favorite restaurants for dinner. The inn is great, but the food is exceptional. The seasonal menu changes makes this place a exciting to dine. If you are looking for romantic, Campbell House has beautiful grounds. Enjoy the view out the window, ask about sitting outside in the lawn chairs. Order a bottle of wine and appetizer! Very romantic. It is sometimes a little unknown gem of Eugene.
The Campbell House Inn
252 Pearl Street
One of our favorite restaurants for dinner. The inn is great, but the food is exceptional. The seasonal menu changes makes this place a exciting to dine. If you are looking for romantic, Campbell House has beautiful grounds. Enjoy the view out the window, ask about sitting outside in the lawn chairs. Order a bottle of wine and appetizer! Very romantic. It is sometimes a little unknown gem of Eugene.
If you love Thai food, then check out Sabai. Fresh and well crafted dishes. We love the curries, phad thai and much more. If you are looking for a great cocktail, check them out. Patio seating in summer. Very busy, so inquire ahead a few days about reservations or best times to be seated right away. Friendly staff.
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Sabai Cafe & Bar
27 Oakway Center
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If you love Thai food, then check out Sabai. Fresh and well crafted dishes. We love the curries, phad thai and much more. If you are looking for a great cocktail, check them out. Patio seating in summer. Very busy, so inquire ahead a few days about reservations or best times to be seated right away. Friendly staff.
Excellent sushi. And we mean excellent! Very busy. Call ahead.
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Mame
541 Blair Boulevard
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Excellent sushi. And we mean excellent! Very busy. Call ahead.
Although King Estate is not our favorite winery, it is well known in the South Willamette Valley wine tours. If you have the time to drive roughly 30 minutes out of Eugene, it is well worth it. Aside from the tasting room, the estate has a fine dining restaurant. Proposing to your beloved or celebrating an anniversary? This is very romantic, and a great place to dress up and enjoy a night out. The sunsets are beautiful from the restaurant! Brunch is served on the weekend. Check their website or call for more information.
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King Estate Winery
80854 Territorial Highway
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Although King Estate is not our favorite winery, it is well known in the South Willamette Valley wine tours. If you have the time to drive roughly 30 minutes out of Eugene, it is well worth it. Aside from the tasting room, the estate has a fine dining restaurant. Proposing to your beloved or celebrating an anniversary? This is very romantic, and a great place to dress up and enjoy a night out. The sunsets are beautiful from the restaurant! Brunch is served on the weekend. Check their website or call for more information.
Bakery, coffee shop, wine shop, and Friday night pizza. Mingle with the locals and enjoy some very fine baked goods, live music etc..
Creswell Bakery
182 S 2nd St
Bakery, coffee shop, wine shop, and Friday night pizza. Mingle with the locals and enjoy some very fine baked goods, live music etc..
Iris Vineyards has delicious wines and a great patio to enjoy the sweeping views of the valley below. Worth the drive out southwest of Eugene.
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Iris Vineyards
82110 Territorial Highway
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Iris Vineyards has delicious wines and a great patio to enjoy the sweeping views of the valley below. Worth the drive out southwest of Eugene.
Parks & Nature
Enjoy a drive to the top of the butte with great views of the city. Or rent bicycles and meander along the river paths. Enjoy the rose garden, Alton Baker park and more. Footbridges connect you to Valley River Center and U of O. Great spots for picnics. Summers you may find live music concerts at various points.
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Skinner Butte Park
248 Cheshire Avenue
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Enjoy a drive to the top of the butte with great views of the city. Or rent bicycles and meander along the river paths. Enjoy the rose garden, Alton Baker park and more. Footbridges connect you to Valley River Center and U of O. Great spots for picnics. Summers you may find live music concerts at various points.
Beautiful park. You will feel like you are in the forest rather than in the city! Great trails. Beautiful in May when the rhododendrons bloom. Enjoy a picnic under the covered patio area or lay a blanket on the grass and enjoy the towering pine trees.
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Hendricks Park
Summit Avenue
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Beautiful park. You will feel like you are in the forest rather than in the city! Great trails. Beautiful in May when the rhododendrons bloom. Enjoy a picnic under the covered patio area or lay a blanket on the grass and enjoy the towering pine trees.
If you want a very unique experience, drive to the lava river cave where you can take a self - guided tour into the lava tubes. Keep warm! Even in summer the caves are about 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out the US Forest Service's Lava River Cave website for further details before going.
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Lava Lands Visitor Center
58201 U.S. 97
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If you want a very unique experience, drive to the lava river cave where you can take a self - guided tour into the lava tubes. Keep warm! Even in summer the caves are about 42 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out the US Forest Service's Lava River Cave website for further details before going.
Entertainment & Activities
Outdoor music venue attracts many musicians from Lyle Lovett to Diana Krall and everything in between. Enjoy a summer concert at the cuthbert. See the website current schedule of events.
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The Cuthbert Amphitheater
2300 Leo Harris Parkway
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Outdoor music venue attracts many musicians from Lyle Lovett to Diana Krall and everything in between. Enjoy a summer concert at the cuthbert. See the website current schedule of events.
Music Venue located downtown Eugene in the same block as the bus stop. Check the website for the current bands playing there.
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McDonald Theater
1010 Willamette Street
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Music Venue located downtown Eugene in the same block as the bus stop. Check the website for the current bands playing there.
If you love live jazz performances then check out the Jazz Station. A not for profit located downtown dedicated to celebrating local Jazz performers and touring artists. Check their website or call for the latest performances and times.
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The Jazz Station
124 West Broadway
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If you love live jazz performances then check out the Jazz Station. A not for profit located downtown dedicated to celebrating local Jazz performers and touring artists. Check their website or call for the latest performances and times.
Essentials
Just 3 blocks from the cottage. And a longstanding natural foods store in Eugene, Sundance has the best organic produce and much more. No meat here, they do carry eggs and dairy. The cheeses are carefully selected as are the wines. Excellent salad bar, hot dish bar in the back; especially if you are getting into town and want a quick, healthy meal.
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Sundance Natural Foods
748 East 24th Avenue
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Just 3 blocks from the cottage. And a longstanding natural foods store in Eugene, Sundance has the best organic produce and much more. No meat here, they do carry eggs and dairy. The cheeses are carefully selected as are the wines. Excellent salad bar, hot dish bar in the back; especially if you are getting into town and want a quick, healthy meal.
We do the bulk of our grocery shopping here. Excellent meat & seafood counter with homemade sausages, in house smoked salmon. Good produce, local and imported beer, hard cider and wine. Although we shop at Sundance Natural Foods for produce, Capella Market does a great job providing options of organic to conventional vegetables and fruits. Their deli has custom sandwiches you can make to order, and a deli case with a variety of meat or vegetarian prepared meals.
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Capella Market
2489 Willamette Street
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We do the bulk of our grocery shopping here. Excellent meat & seafood counter with homemade sausages, in house smoked salmon. Good produce, local and imported beer, hard cider and wine. Although we shop at Sundance Natural Foods for produce, Capella Market does a great job providing options of organic to conventional vegetables and fruits. Their deli has custom sandwiches you can make to order, and a deli case with a variety of meat or vegetarian prepared meals.
For Dry Cleaners. They do not have laundry facilities.
Skopil's Cleaners
2605 Willamette St
For Dry Cleaners. They do not have laundry facilities.
No dry cleaning, but good laundry facility. All dryers and washers are in good working order and hardly ever out of order. Clean and easy parking.
Emerald Laundry
165 E 17th Ave
No dry cleaning, but good laundry facility. All dryers and washers are in good working order and hardly ever out of order. Clean and easy parking.
Biofuel gas station. Near I5 highway. They also have good coffee and a great little market. The bakery carries local fresh baked items from Sweet Life Bakery and makes great sandwiches togo! We stop here before heading out for a day hike.
SeQuential Biofuels Station #1
86714 McVay Highway
Biofuel gas station. Near I5 highway. They also have good coffee and a great little market. The bakery carries local fresh baked items from Sweet Life Bakery and makes great sandwiches togo! We stop here before heading out for a day hike.
Arts & Culture
Located on the University of Oregon campus (just a 20 minute walk from the cottage), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art houses Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Northwest artists and much more. In the summer, enjoy the art of the athlete exhibit, and animation night on the lawn, Check current exhibits and events on the museum's website.
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
1430 Johnson Lane
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Located on the University of Oregon campus (just a 20 minute walk from the cottage), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art houses Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Northwest artists and much more. In the summer, enjoy the art of the athlete exhibit, and animation night on the lawn, Check current exhibits and events on the museum's website.
Eugene holds an monthly tour of art galleries and happenings. Hosted and managed by Lane Arts Council, our regional arts and culture organization, the first friday is a fun tour that connects you to the Eugene community. Check out Lane Arts Council's website for the current month's details.
Lane Arts Council
1590 Willamette Street
Eugene holds an monthly tour of art galleries and happenings. Hosted and managed by Lane Arts Council, our regional arts and culture organization, the first friday is a fun tour that connects you to the Eugene community. Check out Lane Arts Council's website for the current month's details.
What to do after dinner? Movies? Maybe...but live theater is even better. Oregon Contemporary Theater has outstanding productions. Check out their upcoming productions. You won't be disappointed!
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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
194 W Broadway
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What to do after dinner? Movies? Maybe...but live theater is even better. Oregon Contemporary Theater has outstanding productions. Check out their upcoming productions. You won't be disappointed!
International festival celebrating the timeless works and life of Bach. This festival transforms Eugene into an international hotspot. Enjoy learning more about this annual festival. Various performances are hosted downtown and on the university campus. Our cottage makes it easy to attend various venues.
Oregon Bach Festival
1600 Millrace Drive
International festival celebrating the timeless works and life of Bach. This festival transforms Eugene into an international hotspot. Enjoy learning more about this annual festival. Various performances are hosted downtown and on the university campus. Our cottage makes it easy to attend various venues.
Truly the most iconic festival complete with tie dye, drum circles and so much more. For many this fair is an annual pilgrimage.
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Oregon Country Fair
24207 Oregon 126
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Truly the most iconic festival complete with tie dye, drum circles and so much more. For many this fair is an annual pilgrimage.
Getting Around
The bus stops are 1 block north of the cottage. Very convenient and easy to use. Check out Lane Transit District's website for bus route, fare, and special park & ride options for events like Autzen football games and Olympic Trials.
Lane Transit District
3500 E 17th Ave
The bus stops are 1 block north of the cottage. Very convenient and easy to use. Check out Lane Transit District's website for bus route, fare, and special park & ride options for events like Autzen football games and Olympic Trials.
Sightseeing
Pre Fontaine's rock is a memorial to the Eugene icon. Careful trying to find the rock on the winding roads of Hendrick's park.
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Pre's Rock
2425 Skyline Boulevard
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Pre Fontaine's rock is a memorial to the Eugene icon. Careful trying to find the rock on the winding roads of Hendrick's park.
Great to drive out and enjoy the water, sailboats, and canoes. Rent your own and enjoy exploring the lake!
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Fern Ridge Lake
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Great to drive out and enjoy the water, sailboats, and canoes. Rent your own and enjoy exploring the lake!
Enjoy a mini road trip to Sahalie Falls. Once there it's an easy walk on a paved path to the waterfall. Beautiful to see.
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Sahalie Falls
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Enjoy a mini road trip to Sahalie Falls. Once there it's an easy walk on a paved path to the waterfall. Beautiful to see.
Great road trip experience that you can enjoy in a day.
Aufderheide Drive
Great road trip experience that you can enjoy in a day.