Downtown Eugene has many iconic attractions that draw visitors to the city's center. Kesey Square, named after the famous author, is a dining hub with food trucks and destination eateries from Sizzle Pie to Voodoo Doughnuts. The Hult Center is Eugene's performing arts mainstay and the Park Blocks host the colorful Saturday Market and Lane County Farmers Markets. And once you are downtown, you'll discover an array of fantastic boutique shops, art galleries and great restaurants. Find great downtown happy hours for discounts at local businesses.
Downtown Walking Tours
One of the best ways to explore Eugene's downtown is by walking tour. You can do a self-guided tour of historical buildings or the international collection of outdoor murals, or you can enjoy a guided tour by America's Hub World Tours. They offer a fantastic "foodie" tour and a city tour which also includes adjacent neighborhoods.
Getting Around Downtown
The Amtrak depot and the LTD public bus system's main transfer station are in downtown Eugene. There are also city parking garages which offer free parking on Saturdays and Sundays baring special events. Plenty of metered parking spots and pay lots also surround downtown.
Once you are here, getting around is easy with PeaceHealth Rides which is a bicycle ride share program. Downtown Eugene also has Uber and Lyft operating.
Please note: In downtown Eugene, bicycles and skateboards are not allowed on sidewalks within the "walk zone". Please walk your wheels when using pedestrian space. Also, if you are walking your dog downtown, your dog is required to be licensed within the downtown core.
- 45 E 8th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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- 124 W Broadway, Eugene OR 97401
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- 810 Willamette St, Eugene OR 97401
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Experience delicious Thai food and friendly service that has been consistently voted as the Best Thai in Eugene Weekly’s Best of Eugene every year since 2008. Their fresh and healthy dishes contain no MSG, no dairy and include plenty of vegetarian options. The extensive menu features flavorful dishes made from family recipes handed down from generation to generation, all prepared with attention to consistent quality and flavor. TaRaRin's original location in Downtown Eugene, established May 2004, also features a full bar. Additional locations are in Springfield (established May 2012) and opening soon on Coburg Road in Eugene. Dine in or carry out.
- 1200 Oak St, Eugene OR 97401
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- 200 W Broadway, Eugene OR 97401
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Theo's Coffee House offers unsurpassed espresso drinks, breakfast and sandwich lunch specials. Tables and couches make a comfy, yet spacious setting with murals and tall open ceiling. Open weekdays, 6 a.m. and weekends, 9 a.m. Multi-business area also offers pizzeria, bookstore and nightly entertainment. Located in downtown Eugene.
- 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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Northwest-style restaurant right across from the Hult Center — a popular pre- and post show dining and drinks destination. Steaks, seafood, gourmet pastas, burgers, salads and more. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The executive sports bar with flat screen HDTVs is ideal for watching sports. Special event and meeting space can fit up to 100 people in a 'mix and mingle' style set-up or up to 55 people seated. There is a big screen for presentations.
- 55 W 6th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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- 174 E Broadway, Eugene OR 97401
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- 1334 Oak Alley, Eugene OR 97401
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Lion & Owl serves up brunch and dinner for the fierce and wise. They started out serving out of a converted Airstream trailer in 2016 and have grown into a full-service restaurant and a local favorite. This upscale dining establishment offers an elevated dining experience that foodies will love. Located in the heart of downtown Eugene.
- 60 E 11th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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- 50 E 11th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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- 540 Charnelton St, Eugene OR 97402
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An urban wine bar featuring a tasting lounge and winemaker events. The Oregon Wine LAB's proprietor Mark Nicholl focuses on local artisan brands. He is also a vintner, making wines under the William Rose Wine label. Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery food cart is on site daily.
- 488 Lincoln St, Eugene OR 97401
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- 420 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
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- 837 Lincoln St, Eugene OR 97401
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