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Eat, Drink &
Be Merry

King Estate Vineyards

Eats

Breakfast

Hideaway Bakery - A second generation family owned wood fired  bakery with artisan pastries, bread and farm to table breakfast and lunch. Walking distance ( just under a mile ) with outdoor seating. This is our family favorite. 

Brails-Voted #1 hangover place for as long as one can remember, this Eugene staple is a classic diner that has been in business over 80 years.

Quick or casual Bite

Laughing Planet - A great option for counter service and healthy meals. Bowls, salads, burritos and smoothies. Kombucha on tap. 

Yumm Cafe - Another great guilt free lunch. Mostly rice and bean bowls with their signature sauce that is so addictive they seem to have opened a location on every block.

Boa Boa - This town is bursting with asian cuisine and this is our favorite. 

Fisherman's Market- You won't get fresher fish and chips than from this fish monger. Or crab something from the case to cook at home.

Pizza

The Wheel - A great thin crust pizza with farm fresh ingredients and an amazing selection of beers and handcrafted sodas.

Special Occasion

Marche-  For decades this was the only true special occasion restaurant in town. Its French inspired pacific NW cuisine is consistently top notch with attention to detail, creativity and a carefully curated seasonal menu. Don't leave without dessert. 

Bar Purlieu - This eccentric locals eatery rivals Marche's opulence in the kitchen with a slightly more hipster vibe and cozier and kitsch ambience. The Pavlova is the perfect way to finish a meal. 

Placido's - A slightly more casual affair than the previously mentioned this establishment stands out for its handmade pasta. It's small, so reservations recommended. Beppe and Gianni's is a great second choice for Italian. 

Saturday Market

No trip to Eugene is complete without a trip to Eugene's Saturday Market ( https://www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org/ ) and Farmer's Markets (https://www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org/ ). The two are technically separate entities with one focusing on handmade wares and crafts and the other showing off the Valley's best produce and food carts. Spring, Summer and Fall they are run adjacent to each other downtown. They provide stellar food, quirky music, talented artisans and pretty great people watching. It's a must rain or shine. In December, be sure to check out holiday market

Vineyards

King Estate - No visit to Eugene would be complete without a visit to this vineyard that also serves as one of the best restaurants in town. With a Michelin rated chef, an extensive tasting menu and unbeatable views, it's worth the drive and a little splurge. 

Sweet Cheeks - Soak in the view while sipping on a flight of respectable selections.

Sweets

Salt and Straw - For the adventurous ice cream lovers this cult favorite boasts flavors ranging from lavender & honey, olive oil, and pear & blue cheese

Prince Pucklers - A classic creamery near campus

Handel's - Quality scoops it the heart of 5th Street Market

Main Street Sweets - A new little mom and pop bakeries with old fashioned pies and cakes that your grandma used to make. The banana cream pie with chocolate ganache crust is amazing. 

Sweet Life - A Eugene staple with a cult following. 

Voodoo Doughnuts

Pubs and Breweries

Falling Sky Brew Pub- Go for a pint, but don't leave without the poutine. Seriously. THE. BEST. THING. EVER.

Oakshire Brewery - More than just a brewery, this gathering spot in the trendy, transitional Whitacre neighborhood is surrounded by food carts and regularly has live music. Check their website to see what food carts are open what days. The neighborhood can get a little sketchy late night, but the establishment is family friendly before that. 

Elkhorn- I first fell in love with this place when it was a southern food cart around the corner from our business. Now they have opened a brick and mortar brew pub with beer that is on par with hot' s delicious food. 

Beer Stein- 25 Beers on Tap, 1000s in the bottle. Great sandwiches. 

Groceries

Basics - Forgot your toothbrush, need a few basics? Just blocks a way you will find a Safeway just up the hill. 

Elevated Grocery - Market of Choice is a higher end establishment with a very reputable bakery, the best cheese selection in town. Their sommelier has. made some wonderful recommendations. 

Wine Shop - Sundance Wine Cellars is known for its wine enthusiasts that boast an impressive knowledge of local and international wines. They have introduced me to some of my favorite local wines. 

Produce - Want to make sure you have the freshest local produce, but you missed Saturday Market? Check out Sundance Natural Foods. It is small and a bit niche, but their produce is worth a special stop if you have the time. 

Meat Market- Long's is unmatched. Try their carne asada or their pulled pork ( only available on occasion ).  

Specialty- Looking for a specialty item or hostess gift ? Check out Provisions Market Hall ​location in the 5th Street Market.  From cheese to olive oils they have luxury consumables to wow your palate. 

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