Category: Dine

7 Hidden Restaurants in Eugene

Words by Michaela Barnes | Photo by Lauren Bruce Sometimes you get bored and tired of going to the same places over and over again to eat out. You want to branch out and find some new places to hang out at and grub out. We know this struggle all too well, so we went out to find a few of the hidden gems around campus. Mame 541 Blair Blvd. If sushi is your thing, Mame is the place to be with its stellar sushi and cozy atmosphere. It’s a great place to relax and wind down after a...

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Northwest Cider Guide

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Trevor Meyer Compared to its peers beer and wine, cider stands out as possibly the most underrated mainstream alcoholic beverage around. While the tart overtones of the drink may not be to everyone’s taste, cider deserves more attention than it receives. In the Pacific Northwest, there is no shortage of experimentation being done with cider. Reinvention, innovation and specialization are the name of the game in the PNW when it comes to cider—and you can attribute that thriving culture to the volume of fruit offered by the bountiful region. Together, Oregon and...

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KLCC Brewfest 2018: Eugene’s Ultimate Annual Hoppy Hour

Words by Delaney Rea For the past 17 years, Eugene radio station KLCC has held their annual Brewfest fundraiser. The event is an opportunity for enthusiasts of all things hoppy to enjoy the creations of a plethora of Oregon breweries. Local breweries and homebrew enthusiasts get their chance to shine, and the community gets a chance to support the institution of public radio while enjoying quality brews. Initially, Brewfest started small. The first edition of the event included just 20 Lane County breweries. Though that may sound like no small number, Brewfest 2018 will play host to over 80...

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How To Be a Beer Geek and Create Your Own Pairings

Words and Photo by Anna Glavash Whether you want to chef up your own multi-course gourmet meal complete with drink pairings or just enjoy some quality snacks alongside a couple bottles, you might assume wine is the way to go. Think again. According to Brian Coombs of Alesong Brewing and Blending, beer is actually a better option for food pairing, and he’ll tell you why. “We have an incredible versatility of flavors we can work with because we’re not limited to just the grapes as ingredients. Beer also has carbonation, which acts as such a good pairing tool because...

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Brewing for a Cause: McKenzie River Trust

Words by Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Lauren Bruce There is nothing more “Pacific Northwest” than a good microbrew and a beautiful, natural view. Beer, beanies and hiking backpacks define our area, and we would not be Oregonians without our love for all that was given to us by Mother Earth. Luckily, the McKenzie River Trust is dedicated to keeping some of our favorite outdoor hotspots natural and clean, and you can support them by ordering some of your favorite brews and eating at some of your favorite restaurants. The McKenzie River Trust is a nonprofit land trust that...

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