The best places to eat and drink in Eugene

People tend to travel to Eugene for the University of Oregon or its many outdoor recreation opportunities – or for the upcoming World Athletics Championships – but the Willamette Valley town also boasts one of Oregon’s best food scenes.
On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we talk to Michael Russell, restaurant reporter and critic for The Oregonian/OregonLive, who recently wrote a guide to Eugene’s essential restaurants.
With everything from sushi to pizza, Eugene specializes in farm-to-table dining and creative approaches to cuisine, not unlike many of restaurants up in Portland, Russell said. The food scene serves tourists and students well, but it’s also worth a trip down to Eugene on its own.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

What is the general vibe of Eugene’s dining scene?

Michael Russell breaks down his top five restaurants in town.

There are also good craft breweries in town worth a visit.

Outdoor excursions around Eugene offer a chance to burn off all those calories.


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