A neighborhood sidewalk with lots of trees giving shade and blooming flowers.
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Whiteaker Neighborhood

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. 

Beer, Wine & Spirits

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.

Where To Eat

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.

More In The Whit


The Whiteaker Block Party is an annual event featuring live music, food and craft vendors and delightful people watching. Join the residents as they celebrate the spirit of individuality and community.

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…

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