Posted on: January 4, 2021

Downtown Program Fund Available for Artistic and Cultural Programming

Performers dancing.

Artists and organizations encouraged to apply through Feb. 7

The City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund offers artists and organizations an opportunity to transform downtown outdoor spaces into arts and culture destinations. Funding of up t...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

More Of A Good Thing – City of Eugene Extends “Streatery” Program for Restaurants

Downtown Streatery at Claim52.

The City of Eugene is extending an outdoor café seating program for another six months to help restaurants stay in business during the pandemic while complying with physical distancing requirements.

Restaurants can expand their serving areas onto sidewalks...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Iconic Downtown Eugene Coffee Shop Transfers to Familiar Hands

Palace Bakery

Michael Phinney wanted to find the right person to take over Full City Coffee in downtown Eugene. After all, he had spent 30 years making the Pearl Street business an institution in the city’s highly competitive coffee shop scene.  

“I didn’t want...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Downtown Eugene Continues to Inspire, Attract Entrepreneurs


Two stores and a restaurant have opened recently in downtown Eugene, proving that while COVID-19 has disrupted daily life and the economy, entrepreneurs remain confident in the commercial and cultural center of the city as a place to start a business.

Two ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Supporting businesses in downtown Eugene may never be as important as this holiday season

Give Joy: Shop Local. Mosaic Storefront Interior.

After enduring months of COVID-19-depressed sales, downtown merchants hope to get a boost from holiday shoppers in the weeks ahead, even as the pandemic continues and they operate under new restrictions. For some merchants, the seasonal sales could make t...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Downtown Eugene is a Beacon for Visual Arts

Karin Clarke Gallery

A vibrant arts scene is a vital piece of any city's downtown. Artists define the character of communities. In Eugene, we have a wealth of places downtown where we can see art, find supplies to make art, and buy pieces from the local artists we love.&n...

Ways to support Eugene arts . . .

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

A Place For People to Belong: 50 Years of The Kiva

The exterior of The Kiva at night.

by Micah Elconin

Entrepreneurial dreams from a half century ago led to The Kiva, one of Eugene’s cherished food institutions.  

Owned and operated by Melissa and George Brown, The Kiva is a downtown grocery store long popular with people who prefer...

Read more about the Kiva's 50th anniversary . .

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