Friendly Neighborhood is centered around its namesake, Friendly Street, which is located between Adams and Monroe St. This neighborhood was named after a 19th century admired mayor of Eugene, Sam Friendly. The area is filled with many friendly, bright, and unique homes, shops, and residents.
I first began my journey around Friendly Neighborhood at Friendly Park, located on 27th and Monroe St. Though it was rainy, it was easy to see what a beautiful park it would be to bring your children or pets and relax on a sunny day.
I then ventured just down the road and stumbled upon a few small shops, which included “The Healthy Pet” where residents can shop for natural pet supplies. This was a relatively large pet shop, which means that many residents in Friendly most likely have pets.
After scoping out the pet shop for some cute dog accessories, I ventured down to 27th and Adams where I couldn’t help but notice an old-school yellow school bus sitting in someone’s backyard.
Because it was raining, I didn’t seem to find many residents wandering the streets, but I did get a sense of a Friendly Neighborhood personality when I ran into this yard care sign at the stop sign on 25th and Madison.
I also got the sense that residents of the Friendly neighborhood aren’t afraid to get out and adventure! I stumbled upon this house at random and loved their creative front-yard kayak decorations.
When I felt as though I had finally received a good understanding of this neighborhood’s “friendliness” I decided to return home. Although this picture is blurry, I feel that it captures the neighborhoods personality in a nutshell. On my way home, I drove past a tennis court on 19th and Washington. I watched as two men were playing together in the rain, and then I was flashed.