The Whiteaker, also called "The Whit", is the heart of Eugene's arts and counter-culture community. Every corner is colorful. The area is a mix of businesses, residential streets and beautiful parks including America's largest covered outdoor skate park.
Another nickname for this neighborhood is "The Fermentation District" because of its wealth of breweries, wineries and distilleries.
Where there are great beverages, there is a need for great food. Actualizing Eugene's frontier spirit, inspired local chefs opened up their dream kitchens throughout the neighborhood. The result is a dazzling display of international cuisine – Izakaya Meji Company, Tacovore, Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine and Evergreen Indian; and diverse food carts.
On the fringe of the Whiteaker Neighborhood, you cannot miss Cornbread Cafe, known for its vegan comfort food; Sweet Life Patisserie, Eugene's long-standing and beloved dessert destination and Fisherman's Market featured in an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. And don't forget to stop in for coffee at Wandering Goat Coffee Co. for their own roasted bean blends and the cool vibe.
The Whiteaker Neighborhood is best for enjoying live music in intimate tasting rooms and restaurants, shopping at eclectic and artistic markets and exploring cultural events.
Parking & Cycling
Neighborhood parking is limited, so you are encouraged to use the LTD bus system and the PeaceHealth Rides bike share program from the University of Oregon or downtown Eugene. This green approach to transit into the Whiteaker Neighborhood is appreciated.
Conveniently located near downtown Eugene in the Whiteaker Neighborhood. The newly renovated lodge and hostel were originally built in the 1900s and can house 30-70 guests. Men's and women's…
Reach these close destinations through ride share and public transportation options. Distances are approximate.
- Less than 2 miles (3.2 km) to downtown Eugene / Market District (attend the Saturday Market, Farmers Market, shows at the WOW Hall or McDonald Theater)
- Three miles (4.8 km) to the University of Oregon campus (visit museums, sports events and lectures)
- Seven miles (11.7 km) to Springfield's Main Street (great dining and shopping)
- Fifty miles (80.5 km) to Oakridge - Westfir (mountain biking and seasonal snow sports)
- Sixty miles (96.6 km) to the McKenzie River Ranger Station (river rafting and hiking)
- Sixty miles (96.6 km) to Florence on the Oregon Coast (beaches, casino and Old Town)