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Oregon: Eugene

A travel journal to Eugene by kylebarber

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Oregon: Eugene

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U of O Photo, Eugene, Oregon
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While I only went to school at the University of Oregon for a year, I quickly grew to enjoy living in Eugene. It's a peculiar little town that grows bigger and bigger each year. Its environmentally friendly and politically liberal population takes the huge University student body in stride, and continues to keep the small town appearance up though more and more folks are moving to this once remote city. If you like biking or other outdoor activities you'll find Eugene to be a wonderful place to visit, with a number of services and organizations geared towards the active and sporty types. The nearby Willamette River provides additional opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. Much of ...Read More

Pegasus Pizza

Restaurant | "Pegasus Smokehouse Restaurant"

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I love pizza, and I was always super enthusiastic to grab a pie at Pegasus. The crust was thick and chewy, the sauce was excellent and the toppings were fresh and plentiful. They made great barbeque chicken pizza, long before it was fashionable at "designer" pizza restaurants, that had me return again and again. The pub-like atmosphere is appropriate for this laid back college town, and it's a great place to kick back with friends and a few drinks while you wait for them to make your pie from scratch.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Pegasus Pizza
790 E 14th Ave
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 344-4471

Face the Music

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When I went to school at the University of Oregon, I was a music hungry student determined to collect as many as cds as I could. Having a limited budget, however, made this somewhat difficult. But when Face the Music started selling used cds at discounted prices I was able to begin exploring different types of music as curious kids are apt to do. The store, which is conveniently located near my old home and the northwest school entrance, is fairly small in size. But the selection of music is diverse and fairly up to date, provavly due to the eclectic and impulsive tastes of the young student population.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2000

Face the Music
860 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon

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At the beginning of each academic quarter, students would head over to the Smith Family Book Store, looking for cheaper copies of their ridiculously expensive textbooks then those offered at the school's book store. But Smith Family has more to offer than used texts for poor students. Their selection of used books is pretty good for a smaller town, and the staff was generally knowledgeable about most subjects and popular fiction. A great place to get lost on a day when you have some time to kill.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2000

Smith Family Book Store
768 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 345-1651

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This region of Oregon is blessed with a number of rivers that provide an outlet for water based sports enthusiasts. The mighty Willamette River offers plenty of entry points from along its shore that are not too violent for beginner kayakers or for more gentle activities like river floats.

A number of sporting organizations and private companies will drop you off and pick you up for a charge, and I'd recommend exercising this option. Otherwise someone in your own party will have to miss the fun, then chaffeur the others back home. If you do set out on your own, you'll want to first investigate the current river information to determine which segments are safe to travel.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Floating the Willamette River
The navigable parts of the river run for miles
Eugene, Oregon

University of Oregon

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University of Oregon Photo, Eugene, Oregon
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Spread out over 250 acres, the University of Oregon is a spectacular campus with a number of achitectural sights and green, leafy pathways. The area around Villard hall is particularly nice for just strolling or sitting under a large tree and relaxing. This sports crazy town puts Hayward field to good use regularly, with people turning for all kinds of activities besides football. Track and soccer are both big at the University of Oregon. The Museum of Natural History documents the history of regional ancestors, as well presenting the local flora and fauna. The Knight Library is gigantic and rather gothic, making it an unusual contrast to the otherwise sunny and cheerful campus. But it...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

University of Oregon
Between Kincaid, Franklin and 18th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon

Bijou Art Cinemas

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While Eugene prides itself on being a small town, you can still enjoy the cultural riches of a large city here. The Bijou Art Cinemas run fairly current art house hits in a cute little theater near the university. The fact that you can see a first run show for $4.50 is astounding to this New York resident, and the tofu seasoned popcorn is probably an eye-opener for just about everyone. Like Eugene, this independent theater is quite unique.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

Bijou Art Cinemas
492 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 686-2458