Antique and thrift shopping in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is bound to yield some exciting results. The community ethos to "re-use and recycle" bolsters an abundance of antique, resale and thrift shops. Combine this with the area's rich pioneer, agricultural, collegiate and counter-cultural heritage and its many museums, and it's prime-time for antiquing. The region's reputation for exquisite finds even prompted a 2012 Antiques Roadshow broadcast from Eugene.
A good place to start is downtown Eugene. Clusters of antique shops and consignment stores attract collectors to Eugene's Broadway and Willamette Streets. Find "boutique" thrifts, fashion consignment and sports gear resale. Eugene also has several used bookstores, record stores and game shops. Out West 11th is Radar Toys which features collectibles alongside current merchandise. Explore weekend estate sales and swap meets including the semimonthly Piccadilly Flea Market held at Lane Events Center.
Coburg's Antique District
The historic town of Coburg has a reputation as the region's ultimate antiques destination. Its storefronts ebb and flow with antique dealers' wares and collectibles. Among heritage items, discover handmade quilts and other artisan pieces. The annual Coburg Antique & Vintage Fair held in September attracts collectors seeking unique finds up to the 60s. For serious treasure hunters, this is your best bet for the most stores in the closest proximity.
Springfield's Main Street
Springfield's Main Street (Highway 126 East) is a haven for "trash and treasure" stores. Many mom and pop resale stores offer everything from vintage furniture and antique toys to used bicycles. Along with a Goodwill Superstore and a St. Vincent de Paul, discover a plethora of pawn shops and shabby chic boutiques. The offerings stretch all along this corridor through town.
Cottage Grove's Main Street
There are a handful of antique and collectibles storefronts along the charming historic Main Street in Cottage Grove. You'll also find several used book stores that offer a wealth of books to browse.
Historic Old Town Florence
Along Highway 101 and Bay Street, a little browsing in Florence yields many fun finds. The Florence Events Center holds periodic Indoor Yard Sales.