Food and Drink in Eugene, OR
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Eugene is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Eugene and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Oregon.
Move over, California. Oregon’s Willamette Valley is turning heads with its abundance of wineries and award-winning wines. “Oregon has attracted world-renowned winemakers. This cool climate is absolutely right for Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and other cool-climate grapes,” says Roger Rutan, a wine columnist for The Register-Guard. “Oregon has a well-established reputation for winemaking. Oregon, the Willamette Valley and individual wineries in the area are known worldwide.”
As the nation’s oldest weekly open-air crafts market, Eugene’s Saturday Market is hard to beat in terms of taking in the essence of the city's local cultural scene. Established in 1970, the market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from April through mid-November on the Park Blocks at 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene.
Is this repetitive – Euphoria Chocolate? Euphoria Chocolate is one of several local food companies that give Eugene a deserved reputation as an imaginative culinary city. Not only are a number of made-in-Eugene edibles distributed in these parts, but all over America. It only makes sense that citizens noted for inventiveness and the pursuit of alternative ideas should want their food as healthy and interesting as possible.