5th Street Public Market
An old mill now anchors several dozen restaurants, cafes and boutique stores around a pretty central courtyard. Musicians and other...
For great fun and a quintessential introduction to Eugene's peculiar vitality, don't miss the Saturday Market, held each Saturday from...
Mobility International USA
Advises travelers with disability about mobility issues, but primarily runs an educational exchange program.
Warm, casual space with vaulted ceilings and hosting a great organic coffeehouse. Enter through the alley in back.
Morning Glory Café
Eugene in a nutshell (or should that be a nut roast?). This sustainable place is good for breakfast, lunch and brunch, and rarely will...
Skinner Butte information
A hike up wooded Skinner Butte, directly north of downtown, provides a good orientation and a little exercise (drive up if you're feeling lazy). Eugene Skinner established the city's first business on the narrow strip of land along the Willamette River below, which is now Skinner Butte Park ; there's a great playground for kids. If you're a rock climber, don't miss the columnar basalt formations along the butte's lower western side.
Follow the path around the north side of Skinner Butte to the Owens Memorial Rose Garden , a lovely park with picnic benches and rose bushes (best June to August), along with the country's oldest black tartarian cherry tree, planted around 1847.