My group was assigned the Whiteaker area which is by far my favorite neighborhood in Eugene, Ore. The reason The Whit is such a cool location is because of it’s history. It’s named after Oregon’s first Governor John Whiteaker. Unfortunately, I was not able to go to the group walk around but earlier this evening I decided to make an appearance at a local pub called Sam Bonds Garage. It’s a cute place that is located on Blair St. Every night they have something going on – for example, every Tuesday is a Bluegrass jam session. It’s so local that the guy who owns Eugene Jeans on 13th St. in-between Oak and Pearl plays every week. He’s a rad guy.
To make a long story shorter and might I add a not too thrilling story, I’ll get to the point. I am excited to have the Whiteaker as my neighborhood because it’s the one area of town that I feel, truly and deeply feel, that everyone and when I say everyone I really mean that, is accepted for who they are. Tonight, I saw walking around “The Whit” a variety of people from “bros” to hippies and yuppies from the Fairmount hood to the regular college student. The Whit attracks real people and a truthful sense of community, I am excited to see what else it has to offer.
Upcoming events at Sam Bonds Garage –
Every Tuesday – Bluegrass
Wednesday – Mood Area 52 – I cannot recall the price ($1 – 10)
Friday – Horse Feathers – $12
Sunday – Hot Milk ($1-5)
Also in the Whit –
New Frontier Market – supports local companies and organic products!
Last Stand Coffee shop
Washington / Jefferson Park
Ninkasi Brew Pub
Red Barn Natural food
The Wandering Goat
The railroad tracks – good for dates, long walks, and street art.
Best part about the Whit is the Block Party in the summer. – More information to come