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Cornbread Cafe: Vegan Comfort

  By: Gretchen Henderson Eugene is known for its mellow hippy vibes and earthy hole-in-the-wall businesses. The Eugene food culture is an experience within itself, able to satisfy every type of foodie from vegan to carnivore. Among the hypnotic donuts and cheesy tater tots lies the unique Cornbread Cafe, which features an entirely vegan comfort food menu. Want the comfort of your mom’s mac and cheese without the lactate pills? The Cornbread Cafe satisfies the restricted diets and appetites of adventurous foodies. Located on 7th and Polk, this vegan oasis is one of Eugene’s prized culinary spots. Owner Sheree...

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How to ditch you roommate

By Gretchen Henderson You met her freshmen year in the basement of who-knows-what frat. You connected over high school memories; you both were on homecoming court, shocker. Your friendship grew from there and before you knew it, she earned a little emoji by her contact information and then you guys were signing a lease for your first apartment. You had found your roommate soul mate and everything was great until you realized she is allergic to cleaning and has the sleep schedule of an owl. After many tearful cries to Mom, you compose yourself, but by now, it’s time to sign leases for the next year. She knocks on your door and asks if you will be renewing your lease together, and you need an escape plan. Dropping a roommate is never easy but sometimes it’s needed for your metal stability. So follow this plan to drop a roommate in the safest way:   Make sure you are vocal about your feelings, but cautious of their feelings. If they feel targeted they will lash out. Make it a conversation where both of you can express your feelings. It’s guaranteed that if you are having problems, they probably are too. Plan a coffee date and talk it out in person and not over text, but stay firm on your decision. Don’t let one apology erase multiple sinks full of dishes....

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Valley of the Vineyards

  By Erin Weaver When asked about his drink of choice, Sir Patrick Stewart cited a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley — and if you’re going to trust anyone when it comes to drink recommendations, it might as well be Captain Picard. In order to take advantage of all the great vineyards that this valley of ours has to offer, we’ve assembled three tours with wineries in some semblance of order — be that to do with location or specialities — so you can go forth and get liquored up in style.   Junction City Circuit   BrIGADOON...

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