Shopping in Eugene, OR

By Karen Schwartzman on April 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord

Eugene's shopping scene includes a good mix of major retailers and local gems. Here are a few of the city's most popular shopping spots.

Valley River Center

 

The Valley River Center is one of Eugene's best shopping options, with a convenient mall setup and major stores. Anchor stores include Macy's, JCPenney and Sports Authority, while smaller stores range from Banana Republic and Gap to The Mac Store. The center also hosts a Regal Cinema, as well as numerous restaurants.

 

Oakway Center

 

Eugene's Oakway Center provides shoppers with a mix of local shops and major retailers. The Heritage Courtyard allows shoppers to enjoy the outdoors as they browse the store selection. That selection includes a good variety of stores, such as Old Navy, Pottery Barn, Trader Joe's and White House Black Market.

 

Unique Eugene

 

One-of-a-kind isn't so hard to find in Eugene. Thanks to programs like Unique Eugene, the city has sustained an impressive local shopping scene. Kids can stay entertained at Eugene Toy & Hobby, and you can find a wide variety of unusual items at Greater Goods, which trades goods from around the world. Smith Family Bookstore covers the book worm, Paul's Bicycle Way of Life entices the outdoor enthusiast and the Oregon Art Supply satisfies creatives.

 

Fifth Street Public Market

 

The Historic Fifth Street Public Market combines the local flavor of Eugene with a downtown market scene. Local vendors set up small spaces and booths within the market to sell their hand-crafted items, which range from clothing to beauty products and specialty items. But the market is perhaps most famous for its food, with its many restaurants and cafes.

 

Store Listing

 

Valley River Center, 293 Valley River Center

Oakway Center, 377 Coburg Rd.

Eugene Toy & Hobby, 32 E. 11th

Greater Goods, 515 High St.

Smith Family Bookstore, 768 E. 13th Ave.

Paul's Bicycle Way of Life, 2480 Alder St.

Oregon Art Supply, 1020 Pearl St.

Fifth Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave.

 

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