New Dining Guide Released
November 5, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations (541) 743-8762; (800) 547-5445 Lisa@EugeneCascadesCoast.org
New Guide Caters to Choosy Diners
Eugene, Ore. - A new guide to local restaurants, cafés, bakeries, brewpubs and wineries is providing an easy reference for even the most selective diners.
The 44-page Eugene, Cascades & Coast Dining Guide, produced by Travel Lane County, includes 140 venues, with at-a-glance icons featuring everything from vegetarian and vegan meal choices to organic and gluten-free options.
Establishments that use local food sources are also highlighted to keep up with the increased demand from consumers looking to support sustainable business practices.
In addition to menu specialties, the guide provides information on price ranges, accepted credit cards, wheelchair accessibility, wireless access, outside seating availability and venues that feature live music. Maps also pinpoint locations, which are segmented by area of town.
A new, two-page spread showcases local breweries, one of the fastest growing segments in the local food and beverage scene. Wineries are also featured in a
separate two-page section.
Visitors alone spent $159.4 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. A downloadable online version, as well as links to dining deals, can be found at www.EugeneCascadesCoast.org/restaurants.
Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2012 visitors to Lane County generated more than $555 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.