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. Here is your one stop for all your Downtown Eugene needs.
Basic needs and governmental sites:
Eugene City Hall: 777 Pearl St, Room 105, Eugene, Oregon 97401
Eugene City Police Department: 777 Pearl St, Room 107, Eugene, OR 97401
Eugene Amtrak Station: 433 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
Eugene Greyhound Station: 987 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401
Democratic Party of Lane County, Oregon: 228 E11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Brush Fire Pottery By You is the best place for all creative people who want to paint and design your own art. A variety of crafts are ready for you at the store; pottery, clay, mosaic… you can choose your favorite from a great selection.
You don’t need to bring any tools to paint either. Paints, brushes, stamps, stencils, sponges… Use your favorites to be creative. When you finish, the store will glaze and fire your art for you. Come back in 4~5 days, and your piece of work is there.
According to Lauran Merino, the store assistant, many people in different generations visit the store everyday. Many adults make one for Christmas, wedding and birthday presents. Summer camp offers local kids an opportunity to experience mosaic arts.
The price ranges from $6 to $35 depends on your choice. Of course, you can bring your own potteries with you.
Churches and Health Clinics:
Wild Rose Medical Clinic, 401 East 10th Ave
Applegate Care Center 709 West Broadway
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1062 Charnelton Street, core values include tradition, education, stewardship and outreach. The church holds a variety of different services including mass in English and Spanish and even a teen mass. Their daily masses are held Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Saturdays they hold a 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. mass with reconciliation from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday mass in Spanish begins at 1 p.m. Sunday mass in English begin at 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. St. Mary’s has a popular youth ministry who hold their own mass on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. More information on their youth ministry can be found at http://lifeteen.stmaryeugene.com. During the school year children’s classes are offered every Monday evening from 6:30 to 7:45. St. Mary’s also holds a weekly class RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, for adults wishing to join the Catholic Church. There are many more programs the church offers such as grief support and adult bible study. There is a parish library where books and videos can be checked out and last but not least coffee and donuts following Sunday masses.
Restaurants and Hotels:
Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Avenue
Sixth Street Grill, 55 West 6th Avenue
Oregon Electric Station, 27 East 5th Avenue
Cafe Zenon, 898 Peral Street
Marche, 296 East 5th Avenue
Noodle Bowl, 860 Pearl Street
Ambrosia, 174 East Broadway
Oregon Electric Station, located on 27 East 5th Avenue, is an award-winning restaurant in the Downtown Eugene Association and in the nation. The restaurant was built in 1912 and it offers live music and sports. Oregon Electric Station is officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Train workers came through Eugene to get great food and take time off from the road. Today, Oregon Electric Station is open for lunch on Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30. OES is open for dinner Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday nights from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The menu features a wide variety of items including their signature prime rib. Oregon Electric Station also offers fresh seafood, pasta, steaks, and more. Oregon Electric Station, which is more expensive than other local eateries is known as one of the best places for food and drinks. Also, Oregon Electric Station features a full service catering company, which is great for weddings, events, tailgating, and more. The restaurant also sells gift certificates, which make for perfect gifts, especially during Christmas time. Also, OES is a great place for students to take their parents during graduation.
Parks and Gyms:
Buford Park : http://www.bufordpark.org/
Park Blocks : On Oak. Where the Farmer’s Market takes place.
MultiSport Advantage : http://www.themultisportadvantage.com/
Crossfit Evviva: http://crossfitevviva.com/
Downtown Athletic Club: http://www.downtownac.com/
The Downtown Athletic Club is a private athletic club located in downtown Eugene on 10th Avenue and Willamette Street. The building that the athletic club is located in is actually an historic building in Eugene. The building was originally built in 1909 as the Ax Billy department store, which at the time was the second largest department store in Oregon. In the 1980’s, the Athletic club took over the building and then spread to the adjacent building as well as the building across the street over the years. There is a tunnel under Willamette Street that connects the two buildings that are across from each other. The Downtown Athletic Club is home to many amenities. The club has a fitness pool, a lap pool and hot tub. Both men’s and women’s locker rooms also have a steam and sauna room. The club also has five racquetball courts, a table tennis court, a squash court, cycling room, basketball court, cardio room, fitness room, and indoor track. It also has a juice bar located on the first floor and though all those amenities are for members only there is a public restaurant on the third floor. Walking into the Downtown Athletic club there is a sense of history there with the wood paneled walls and brass handles on the doors. It is like walking back into the 1920’s.