Citizens of the funky and quirky Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene can find a variety of services and business for their every need. From finding a sense of community, maintaining health, and getting an education, we’ve got your Whiteaker hot spots covered.
Scobert Gardens: Located on West 4th Avenue and Blair Street, this park features a botanical garden, a play structure and benches for community members to enjoy. This playground is Eugene’s first play structure with a fully rubberized surface.
St. John the Wonderworker, Serbian Orthodox Church: One of the most intriguing structures of the Whiteaker community is this church on Blair Street, just past 3rd Avenue. Main services take place at 9 am on Sundays, with various services throughout the week.
Aside from a PeaceHealth Wellness clinic available to 4J employees and their families, a person would be hard-pressed to find typical health services in the Whiteaker neighborhood. There are however, an abundance of alternative health services to be found.
Virginia A. Oram, a licensed naturopathic physician, has her practice set up in the heart of the historic Whiteaker shopping district on Blair and 3rd.
Naturopathic practitioners can also be found several blocks east on 3rd Avenue at A Healing Space. In addition to naturopathy this clinic offers chiropractic services, acupuncture, massage therapy, frequency specific microcurrent therapy, flower essence therapy, pranic healing and mental field therapy.
Whiteaker parents have several options for keeping their children active. All That! Dance Company offers classes for all ages in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballroom. Leung Marital Arts Academy teaches traditional Chinese martial arts and The Oregon Ki Society teaches traditional Japanese martial arts.
Nearby at 4th and Washington, Eugenians at risk of homelessness or suffering from mental illness or brain injuries can get help at ShelterCare. This volunteer-run non-profit offers emergency shelter, transitional housing services, long-term supported housing and aid in obtaining food, clothing and household supplies.
People struggling with drug addiction can turn to two places in the Whiteaker. The Women’s and Children’s Center on Cheshire Avenue in the Owen Rose Garden district and Buckley Detoxification on 4th and Jefferson provide vital support in a community plagued with drug abuse.
The Reality Kitchen , located at 245 Van Buren Street, provides Whiteaker neighbors with “academically-based services and programs designed to nourish all learners, with and without disabilities, to grow personally, professionally, and imaginatively.”
Upstart Crow Studios is a non-profit performing arts organization geared toward youth. Found at 855 W. 1st Avenue, Upstart provides classes, camps, workshops and performances!