Eugene has a tendency to get uncharacteristically warm in the summer months, and with that warmth often comes a bit of a sweet tooth. While Eugene has a very eclectic restaurant scene, the delicious dessert options are often overlooked. Here are five spots to hit in Eugene, some are more obv…

Miki Okada grills salmon and mackerel, boils eggs and slices vegetables with her hair in a bun, wearing a white kappōgi — a gown-like apron with baggy sleeves that covers her body down to her knees. A rice cooker beeps out a little ditty, telling those listening that rice is ready. A meal wi…

On Friday and Saturday nights, hordes of hungry, intoxicated Eugenians roam the streets for food. But unfortunately, the town’s late-night food options are meager. Most people are forced to settle for unhealthy bar food or fast food that leaves them feeling guilty and probably just makes the…

Unlike Starbucks, Farmers Union Coffee Roasters isn’t in the coffee business to make money. Joseph Harrison, the owner of Farmers Union, is not the same as former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz. Harrison is selling much higher quality coffee at a much smaller margin. So he’s not do…

The sun has started to peak out and the days are getting a little warmer; University of Oregon students are starting to venture outside. With the long winter in the rearview mirror, it is time to start thinking about ways to take advantage of the heat. The Daily Emerald is here to help. Here…

On a block of old buildings in downtown Eugene, a shimmering new restaurant pops out. Two bright white picnic tables, a black bike rack and a turquoise-blue planter with “Lion & Owl” written in white are positioned out front.

Sara Willis first moved to Mexico in her 20s just to spite her ex-boyfriend after the two had previously visited and fallen in love with the country. What began as a spur of the moment decision transformed into a career of privately cooking for the extremely wealthy, the founding of popular …

Eugene has a growing yet manageable beer scene: Local breweries are not too few that we are subject to just one abysmal brew, but not too many that we can’t count them all and never know when another is popping up. In the briefest overview of Eugene, it’s immediately evident that there’s a w…

One of Eugene’s newest breweries, Manifest Beer Co., celebrated its first anniversary and label release party on Friday, March 29. Head brewer Brandon Woodruff accomplished his first year at the current location, perhaps due to his unorthodox motto: “We don’t necessarily want you to like our…

Magnificent stained glass windows sprawl across the stone walls and high-vaulted ceilings. Light, wooden pews and lengthy community tables are laid out in deference to the most important part of the room, one of the most revered deities in the Eugene/Springfield community: craft beer. Even b…

As the winter drags on, morale seems to drop with the temperature; nights get darker, fridges get emptier and sometimes there is no motivation left to leave the house for dinner. On these nights, some people turn to food delivery. But, what app is the right choice? Deciding between the main …

College students are major caffeine consumers. A 2018 study found that college students drink an average of 159 milligrams of caffeine each day, which is equivalent to over one-and-a-half cups of coffee; coffee is the number one method of caffeine consumption, according to the study. It’s no…

Sunriver Brewing started in the small resort town of Sunriver, just 20 minutes outside of Bend. In 2012, the Cameron family’s vision was two small brewing tanks in a pub that would serve food and award-winning beers. The idea grew into a dream for a full-on restaurant and a complete brewery …

Eight years ago, Vitality Bowls originated in Northern California and set out with one menu item and a goal in mind to create a healthy, fulfilling meal. Founders Roy and Tara Gilad stumbled upon the idea for a superfood restaurant when they were struggling to find somewhere that accommodate…

The outside of Wheel Apizza Pub is coated with brick. The inside is filled with tables and walls made of rich stained wood. In fact, the only things inside that aren’t crafted from wood are the trendy metal chairs and steel fermentation tanks that tower over the chefs who are preparing dough…

At the start of every new year, Americans convince themselves it’s time to diet. Whether that be following some obscure plan that only allows wheat grass and oxygen, or a strict workout regimen, the effort rarely lasts longer than a few weeks.

Vietnamese food is a rarity in Eugene, Oregon — good Vietnamese food is even less common. Da Nang Vietnamese Eatery partners with swanky wine bar and neighbor, Oregon Wine LAB, to provide a simple and delicious taste of Vietnam in a prime location in downtown Eugene. The wine bar provides an…

For the past two years, Haybaby food truck has sat outside of local brewery Cold Fire Brewing, gathering a following of people who love their gourmet burgers. But when the opportunity arose to move into a brick and mortar location on Blair Street, owners Dan and Jessica Crawford jumped at th…

Thanksgiving can be stressful, sweet or a little bit of both. It can bring along close-minded relatives and moms who like to have a little too much wine; however, it can also provide time to make meaningful memories and discuss life’s blessings. Because family time comes with a whole host of…

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…

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