Halloween-time brings heaps of delicious candy. Loved ones send packages of assorted treats to their students at school, random clubs on the University of Oregon campus pass out pieces in front of the Erb Memorial Union and grocery stores sell out of the value-size bags.  It seems as though …

The Riff Cold Brewed Tap Shack opened at four in the morning on Sept. 22, just in time for the College Gameday rush. Opening early was a way to get business before more popular coffee shops like Starbucks would suck in all of Riff’s potential customers.

The Eugene sunshine has officially gone missing, syllabus week is over and pumpkin flavors have hit the shelves. The color orange has taken over and pumpkin spice can be smelled from a mile away. Every year companies get more creative with what products they decide to turn pumpkin-flavored —…

Students and visitors walk up and down 13th St. for the ASUO Street Faire. The ASUO Street Faire is held at the University of Oregon from Oct. 10-Oct. 12, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (Madi Mather/Emerald)

In the nearly 100 years since Taylor’s Bar and Grill opened its doors, it has been known for rambunctious energy. One owner drove a motorcycle through the bar. Another fought off a man who bit his thumb.

Everyone experiences food cravings, yet they can be different for each person. Some might crave food such as french fries or bacon while, for others, cravings lead them to Prince Pucklers. The common underlying trend with these cravings is that they tend to be high in fats, cholesterol and s…

It’s the hottest time of the year, so the Emerald staff decided to blind taste test cold ice cream on a warm day. Six people tasted six ice creams readily available in the UO campus area: Talenti, Tilamook, Umpqua, Prince Puckler’s, Red Wagon and Safeway Signature Select. Find out where they…

To the community at the University of Oregon, Steve Prefontaine will always be a great runner. But only a few remember him as a bartender. During his time at UO, Prefontaine spent many nights behind the bar of The Paddock, a South Eugene bar and grill that thrived as a student hotspot throug…

Unlike many other University of Oregon students, Kady Chen, 19, won’t be searching for a job after graduation; she is already the co-owner of a local business with her fiancè, Yao Zhang, 21. She will leave UO with a diploma, a job, a fiancè and an infant daughter at home. On top of all of th…

With summer just around the corner, the weather is starting to heat up. This means making the switch from hot to cold drinks, and for those over 21, celebrating the sunshine with alcoholic beverages. This list has cold drink recipes that will keep you cool in the hot days on the horizon, whe…

Midterms make for a very busy few weeks each term when many students are on the go and struggle to keep up with sleep and meals. One option for keeping your sugar levels up throughout the day is to blend together a quick smoothie that can be taken to go. Smoothies are an easy way to incorpor…

The Eugene climate has been doing its best to fight through the rain and offer some cloudless days lately. Thankfully, those rare afternoons of clear weather are becoming more common. Eugenians are expected to see a spike in sunshine beginning on Friday and carrying on through next week. You…

Starbucks’s magical Unicorn Frappuccino looks like a little kid’s science experiment: a swirl of pink and blue color stirred into a cup then topped with whipped cream. If a child showed their parents, they’d say it was beautiful while anxiously thinking of how to sneak it in the trash with m…

Noisette Pastry Kitchen in downtown Eugene is known for its tasty croissants and friendly staff. With desserts, coffee, sandwiches, soup and an evening wine bar, there is something delicious waiting for every customer — but what makes Noisette unique is where many of its ingredients come from.

Once upon a time, eating seasonal foods was our only option. Walking into a grocery store expecting to find a rainbow of fruits and vegetables at any time of year is a huge privilege. But even though we have the option to buy asparagus in the fall and tomatoes in the winter, quality and conv…

Living in a small apartment or dorm room can make it difficult for students to keep medium-to-large-sized plants. Finicky plants can also be tricky because of the amount of time it takes to ensure their survival. Because of these difficulties there are very few students who keep a plant grow…

Galentine’s Day is a fictional holiday turned real-life celebration of female friendship. Created by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, it has turned into a cultural phenomenon that women celebrate together the day before Valentine’s Day. 

Despite the rain and thick fog that often blankets the Oregon Coast Range, 79-year-old Lee Yamada spent his day in a grim forest with a rake in hand. With his eyes cast toward the ground and rain dripping down his blue hood, he searched the mossy forest floor for a hidden gem — a mushroom kn…

There is no denying that Oregon has had an unusually cold winter this year. The freezing temperatures make it easy to long for comfort foods to keep you feeling warm and cozy all day long. Making these hearty soups will provide students with a comforting, hot meal on an unforgiving, cold day.