October 28, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations (541) 743-8762; (800) 547-5445; www.EugeneCascadesCoast.org Lisa@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Dining Guide Helps Selective Eaters Choose Their Fare

Eugene, Ore. - From vegetarian and vegan options to locally-sourced and gluten-free choices, Travel Lane County's new Eugene, Cascades & Coast Dining Guide caters to even the most selective diners.

The new 44-page guide features 128 local restaurants, cafés, bakeries, brew pubs and wineries. In addition to menu specialties, the guide includes information about price ranges, accepted credit cards, wireless access, outside seating availability, wheelchair accessibility, and venues that feature live entertainment.

Eating establishments are highlighted on maps and segmented by region. Regions include Downtown Eugene, North Eugene, South Eugene, West Eugene, the University of Oregon, the Whiteaker Neighborhood, Springfield, Springfield's Gateway Area, North Territorial Highway, South Territorial Highway, Cottage Grove, Creswell, McKenzie River, Oakridge and Florence.

A two-page spread showcases local breweries and the Eugene Ale Trail.

Visitors alone spent $167 million on food service last year, according to a Lane County Travel Impacts Report conducted by Dean Runyan Associates.

Guides are free and available to visitors and local residents at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center at 3312 Gateway St., in Springfield and the Downtown Visitor Center at 754 Olive St., in Eugene. An online version is available at www.EugeneCascadesCoast.org/restaurants.

Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2013 visitors to Lane County generated more than $575 million in spending for Lane County's economy. Travel Lane County is funded by room tax paid by visitors using area lodging facilities and campgrounds.