The Downtown Association of Eugene is located South of the eccentric
Whiteaker Neighborhood. West and south of Downtown is the Jefferson
Westside Neighborhoods and the West University Neighborhood is located
to the south and east.
At the heart of Downtown, in the plaza located on the corner of
Willamette and Broadway, sits a bronze statue of Ken Kesey reading to
his grandchildren. This statue “The Storyteller” is an icon for the
creative minds that inhabit Eugene.
The beautiful 5th Street Market offers a variety of restaurants and
shops perfect for a date night.
Love music? Two great music venues are located in the neighborhood. WOW
Hall is a smaller venue with an older feel to it. It is a large open
room with a small stage with anyone from Andre Nickatina to The Cherry
Poppin’ Daddies playing. WOW Hall insures an up close and personal show.
McDonald Theatre is larger with seating and balconies. McDonald is not
as personal of a feel but the music always sounds great.
Something unique that the Downtown Neighborhood has is the David Minor
Theatre. A pub and movie theatre combined, what could be better? They
even have free screenings of the Duck football games.
At the intersection of Broadway and Olive St. there is a cluster of
bars that the locals call The “Barmuda Triangle.” Each bar has a
different ambiance a visitor is bound to stumble upon one they like.
John Henry’s hosts their 80’s Night every Thursday where the 80’s
outfits and tunes come out in full force.
Every Saturday, rain or shine, Downtown Eugene holds the Saturday
Market located on 8th and Oak Street. Beautiful hand crafted trinkets
and delicious food take over the streets. The Eugene City Bakery even
sets up a stand where they sell freshly made bread.
The Downtown Neighborhood even has its very own locally owned and
operated grocery store, The Kiva. They pride themselves on their
specialty foods and organic produce.
The Downtown Association of Eugene has something to offer for anybody
of any age.