Category: Features

Cruising Cafes: The Hidden Gems of Eugene

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Benji Rothenberg Starbucks, Vero, Glenwood, Brails — these are the Eugene coffee shops and cafes that we all know and love. They’ve all been featured in at least one Emerald Essentials piece, so it’s time to branch out a little further. Eugene and Springfield have a litany of cafes that cater to different moods and experiences. With that in mind, here’s a selection of some local gems that deserve more attention for the unique experiences they provide. Wildwood Cafe & Bar – Best Place to Kick Off Your Boots Wildwood Cafe &...

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Every Day is a Special Day with Happy Hour

The rumors are true! If you know where to look, there are daily meal deals all over town. A cheap meal or drink is a great excuse to get out of the campus neighborhood and into some of the nicer places in town—just let this calendar be your guide. Get ready for the best week ever. Mondays Meatball Monday at Pastini Mondays are…well, not comforting. Why not lighten the mood and enjoy some Italian comfort food at a discount? Pastini Pastaria in the Oakway Center offers their heavenly meatballs simmered in marinara over a big ol’ bowl of spaghetti...

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Hungry Ducks Delivery Right To Your Door

by Delaney Rea | photos by Trevor Meyer **sponsored content by HungryDucks** It’s 1 a.m. and you’re hungry, but you don’t feel like going out to get food. It’s raining and you’re hungry but you don’t want to get wet. You’re in your pj’s chilling and you’re hungry, but it’s too much effort to get dressed and go out. You’re studying and your brain needs food, but you still have hours of work to do. Sure you can order pizza, but what if you feel like Thai food? Or sushi, or a gyro or barbecue? So who you gonna...

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In The Kitchen with Elk Horn Brewery

by Anna Glavash / photos by Sierra Pedro *Content Sponsored by Hungry Ducks* One of the best-kept secrets in the campus neighborhood is the Elk Horn Brewery and Cider House. It’s a family-owned gastropub with 24 craft beers and ciders on tap and a Southern/NW fused kitchen. Decorated with antlers and whiskey barrels, their large dining room features live edge wooden bar seating and a shuffleboard table. Outside, the fire pit is perfect for gathering around on a chilly evening, as are the TVs when the Ducks are playing. However, if your vibe is more “eating Pulled Pork Mac...

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Oregon’s Top 5 Pumpkin Patches

Words by Delaney Rea | Photo by Sierra Pedro Fall has officially…fallen. With the cooler air around you and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet, there’s an inescapable feeling brought on by the season. How do you take advantage of the changing weather? You guessed it, you’re headed straight to a pumpkin patch. With the year-long state of bountiful harvest that is Oregon, there’s no shortage of places to explore both near and far. Here’s your cheat sheet on the best pumpkin patches Oregon has to offer. Johnson Farms For the widest array of pumpkin varieties in the...

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