South Eugene’s Best Eats

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Jonathan Roensch South Eugene is packed with exciting wildlife, beautiful parks and even more amazing places to grab a bite. In between taking a leisurely stroll through Amazon Parkway or stopping for a dip in the community pool, you’ll be craving a snack or something cool to drink. Check out these hidden gems in South Eugene for a few tasty bites. Tradewinds Cafe When you get a hankering for delicious packed-full pita, there’s no better place than a Greek cafe. Tradewinds Cafe offers a mouth-watering menu of classic mediterranean and American food,...

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Downtown Eugene’s Best Eats

Words by Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Michael Davies Downtown Eugene is quite literally the heart of Eugene cuisine. Just a short walk or bus ride away from the main campus area, you can find dozens of restaurants that offer an amazing range of prices, ambiance and food. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and start exploring downtown! You can start with these great restaurants. Burrito Boy This Eugene favorite opened its doors in 1992. The burrito joint has become a staple for UO students and Eugene residents, but not many people know that Burrito Boy began...

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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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Q&A: Falling Sky’s Jason Carriere

Words by Skyla Patton | Photo by Michael Davies Are you a beer enthusiast? Tired of having to pick only from the selection in stores? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and become more than just the drinker of beers — homebrewing is calling your name. Homebrewing is an ancient art form that has regained popularity in recent years. We sat down with experienced homebrewer, Jason Carriere, co-owner of Falling Sky Brewing to get an inside scoop on what goes into the art of homebrewing. Question: When did you first start home brewing? Answer: I first started in...

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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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