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Best things to do in Eugene

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Performing Arts Venue
“The Hult Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts venue in Eugene located downtown on Willamette St. It is located within easy walking distance shopping, art galleries and restaurants.”
85 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“One of the best places to grab a quick and delicious breakfast bite (their coffee is some of my favorite in the whole town); delicious desserts and savory items - and open late!”
76 locals recommend
“Hendricks Park and its trail system are just a short walk from the house. Beautiful old growth firs and a wonderful park and trails. ”
74 locals recommend
“A Eugene institution. Outdoor market with booths for local artists and food vendors. In the winter, visit the Holiday Market at the Lane County Fairgrounds. ”
86 locals recommend
“Started out very small in eugene, and is now all over the U.S. Fun place to go have a beer (although I am not a beer connoisseur). They invite food trucks in, but no reliable food there. You are welcome to bring in food, and there are some great food options in the Whit (Whittaker neighborhood). If you are there when the Scream for Waffles food truck is there, get the ice cream!”
73 locals recommend
“UO Football games. Tip: drive to the Valley River Center, park in the back and ride the free shuttle to the game. Valley River Center is just over the river, a 5 minute drive from the house.”
52 locals recommend
“Spencer Butte is the highest point in Eugene with a spectacular panoramic view. There are several trails that approach the summit, but the easiest trailhead approaches from the southwest, with the least elevation gain and gentlest grade. The last 0.5 mile is step and carved steps take you up. Dogs should be kept on leash for their and other park users' safety. Bring at least 1 liter of water per person and dog, and snacks.”
66 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Serving up a unique and tasty variety of Pacific Northwest tacos that will have you bellying up to the bar for more!”
55 locals recommend
“Our favorite bakery in Eugene, this place has excellent pastries and breakfast entrees.”
72 locals recommend
College Track
“Under renovation, soon to become the premier track and field venue in the world. ”
59 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Sam Bond's Garage is the hub(cap) of the vibrant Whiteaker neighborhood and Blair Historic District in Eugene, OR. Opened in 1995, they now feature their own hand crafted microbrews, as well as others that are locally and regionally produced, wine, spirits and scrumptious vittles. They are also proud to have one of the West Coast's best stages to see diverse local, regional and worldly entertainment on a nightly basis. ”
65 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“One of our most favorite restaurants and bars in Eugene. Incredible food (including delicious small plates to share), amazing cocktails and an exceptional list of whiskey and sake to choose from.”
58 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great Art Museum on the University of Oregon Campus. The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.”
48 locals recommend
“Nice view from the top and you can drive up there. There is also a wonderful playground in the park by the river. ”
57 locals recommend
“Home of Pre's Trail, a wood-chip running/walking trail and one of Eugene's most famous landmarks. Great views of Autzen Stadium and the Willamette River. ”
55 locals recommend
Beer Shop
“Best beer bar in Eugene with solid pub food. Great selection for beer to go as well.”
51 locals recommend