There is a lot to enjoy when it comes to the Eugene-Springfield restaurant scene. There is a little something for everyone. Register-Guard asked readers to share their inside knowledge of the area’s best unique dining venues. The majority of the restaurants on this list of recommendations are locally owned. Here is a diverse list of options from international flavors to the food cart you find to family restaurants.
beer garden Inspired by the traditional Bergarden Garden as a community gathering place to share a pint and meal, it features 42 taps of beer, wine, cider, kombucha and soda and six food trucks, including Moi Poki, Lani Moku Grill, Coffeegarden and the once famous, Coco Loco, Pizza Alta, Noch Shop, 777 W Sixth Avenue, Eugene.
Black Diamond Cafédrive-through serving smoothies, sandwiches, crepes, and protein snacks, 603 W Centennial Boulevard, Springfield.
Bon Mi French Vietnamese Cuisine, 153 E. Broadway, Eugene.
Syria CafeServing Mediterranean cuisine using fresh Pacific Northwest food for over 20 years, 384 W. 13th Ave. , Eugene.
Yum Cafe!, A chain of restaurants that started in Eugene in 1997 serving unique rice and bean dishes with the famous Yumm! sauce:
- Yum Cafe! 5th Street, 550 Pearl St., Ste 130, Eugene
- Cafe Yam! – 13th, 860 E. 13th Ave. , Eugene
- Cafe Yam! North Delta Center, 1005 Green Acres Rd., Eugene
- Cafe Yumm! – Okway Centre, 130 Okway Centre, Eugene
- Cafe Yam! Meridian, 1801 Willamette Street, Eugene
- Yumm Cafe! -on Gateway, 3340 Gateway St., Springfield
Chicken BonesFounded in Springfield in 2002, it serves chicken wings with free sauces, burgers and salad bar, 1815 Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield.
korean taco chi, Asian Fusion, 30 W. 10th Ave, Eugene.
Coburg Pizza Company, Delicious Italian-flavored pizza with international flavors, with the original location in Coburg, 90999 S Willamette St, Coburg, and one in Springfield, 1710 Centennial Blvd, Springfield.
cold fire brewing, A microbrewery in Eugene at 263 Miles Street, serving food trucks like Yardy, Stretched Noodles, Pizzeria DOP, Paper Plate BBQ, and Yabai Nikkei, as well as multiple taps of their beer. Check the website to find the food truck schedule and what’s available.
Cornbread Café, Vegetarian comfort food that values human and animal rights and “hopes to keep animals off the plates as we fight daily for social, racial, and environmental justice,” 1290 W. Seventh Ave. , Eugene.
Cornucopia Restaurant, Award-winning modern pub fare and locally made drinks for 25 years.
- Cornucopia Restaurant at 17th, 295 W 17th Ave, Eugene
- Cornucopia Restaurant at 5th, 207 E 5th Ave, Eugene
- Cornucopia Restaurant, Main Street, 521 Main Street, Springfield
Danang Vietnamese Restaurant, A food truck located in the Oregon Urban Winelab winery and tasting lounge, 488 Lincoln Street, Eugene.
The Davis Restaurant & Bar In downtown Eugene serving fast food, small and large dishes at 94 W Broadway, Eugene.
Eighth olive pod food truckCentrally located downtown behind M. Jacob’s Furniture on West Seventh Avenue, offers some popular trucks including All Thai’d Up, Bali Kitchen Eugene, Bing King, Makeda’s Ethiopian Cuisine, Cafe Agora and El Buen Sabor, 725 Olive St . , Eugene.
El Charro Mexican Restaurant, Locally owned family restaurant in two locations:
- El Charro Mexican Restaurant Eugene, 4712 Royal Ave., Eugene
- El Charro Mexican Restaurant Springfield, 495 Harlow Road, Springfield
el super burrito, 2566 Willamette Street, Eugene.
Friendly Garden Food Truck Pouch In the friendly Eugene neighborhood, 2758 Friendly St.., it features a covered area with food trucks that includes a fruit cart and vineyard, Masa’s Yatai Japanese Restaurant, Silva’s Taqueria Autentica Comida Oaxaquena, Bartolotti’s Pizza, and Uumami Mediterranean.
Graffiti Alley Food Truck Pod, 675 River Road in Eugene, including Ciderlicious Cider Garden & Tap Cart, Easley Does It, and Braised Restaurant.
Gordon’s PubLocated inside the Gordon Hotel, 555 Oak St. , Eugene, and serves classic American food with a Northwestern twist.
Hawaii time It serves a traditional Hawaiian protein lunch and meal, pasta and rice salad, and hot sandwiches at several area locations:
- Cobourg Road, 333 Cobourg Road, Eugene
- Western Hawaii Time 11th, 3510 W. 11th Ave.
- Hawaii Time Springfield, 1865 Olympic Street, Springfield
- Hawaii Time River Road, 2080 River Road, Eugene
Hey neighbor pizza house It is located two blocks from Hayward Field on the same block as Prince Puckler’s Ice Cream, at 1621 E 19th Ave. Hand-tossed “New Neapolitan pancakes” are served.
Erie Jamaica KitchenA family owned mobile kitchen serving traditional Jamaican food and featured at the Saturday Market, the area’s festivals. Across the worlds, you can find it on Agate Street and East 18th Alley near Hayward Field.
Izakaya Meiji Company, A Japanese pub serving seasonal Japanese comfort food and small plates plus a full bar with over 100 whiskeys, sake, wine and shocho in Eugene’s Whitaker neighborhood at 345 Van Buren Street.
casey square food ipod truck, Centrally located right in the middle of downtown on Willamette Street and East Broadway, Eugene.
Krupp Croix Thai KitchenThai food served at WildCraft Cider Works, 254 Lincoln Street.
Kung Fu Bistro It is an authentic Chinese restaurant in Sichuan at 2560 Willamette Street, Eugene.
Marche Serves French specialties of local and seasonal food at 5The tenth Public Street Market at 296 E. Fifth Ave. in Eugene.
mazi Serving Italian and Sicilian food since 1970, 3377 H. Amazon Drive, Eugene.
Mezza Luna Pizzeria, Since 2005, it has been serving made-from-scratch pizza sold by the slice and pie.
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Pearl, 933 Pearl Street, Eugene
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Shadowview, 2776 Shadowview, Eugene
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Springfield, 115 S. 5th St., Springfield
Morning Glory Café, The oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Eugene, serving local and organic breakfast and lunch from scratch, 450 Willamette Street, Eugene.
Northwest Burger, Fresh burger made by the Kirsch family, the husband and wife team who founded The Chef Illusion. There are two locations: at 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave. , #220, in Eugene, and at Public House, 418 A St. , in Springfield.
Oakshire Public House Oakshire has a small brewery in northwest Eugene. His public home, 207 Madison St, Eugene, features a rotating schedule of food carts—including Pinch of Salt, Bounty Meat and Cheese, Ojisan Ramen, Arekie Indian Fusion, and Rackhouse BBQ—and 20 taps.
pandita Compact Mexican Restaurant with Touch and Bar, 398 E. 11th Ave. , Eugene.
Pizza parlor pizza It is a local family-friendly pizzeria that can serve the masses in several locations:
- Papa’s Pizza Parlor-Coburg, 1577 Coburg Road, Eugene
- Papa’s Pizza Parlor-West 11th, 1700 W. 11th Ave. , Eugene
- Papa’s Pizza – Springfield, 4011 Main Street, Springfield
Prince Bucklers Ice Cream, two blocks from Hayward Field, has been serving food since 1975. Be prepared to queue at this local favorite that served President Obama, 1605 E. 19th Ave. , Eugene.
public housing, A former chapel at 418 A St #4606 in Springfield is a food bag hub, beer hall, outdoor bar, and whiskey bar. Food deals from Fisherman’s Market, Moi Poki Grill, NW Burgers Annex, Pizza Cue, Squacho’s.
Steve’s breakfast and more Tucked at 117 14th Street in Springfield.
southtown station, It is located near Willamette Street and 29The tenth Avenue, a relatively new food truck box, features seven trucks including Lalito’s Taqueria, Retro Meltz, Flame-N-Ray’s Southern Vegan Kitchen, Lily Belle Bistro, and Vegimoto by Viva! Vegetarian Grill, Elegant Elephant Baking Co., 2871 Oak St., Eugene.
New York Pizza Its same location was a block west of the campus at 1211 Alder St. At Eugene for over 40 years, they have been serving up an authentic New York-style pie.
tacophor, Mexican Mexican in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood, features tacos (local with vegan and gluten-free options), tequila, beer and house-made cocktails. 530 Blair Blvd, Eugene.
Thai spices, inspired by Thai cuisine inside 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave. , Eugene.
Third Food Truck Pod and Van Buren, 267 Van Buren Street, Eugene includes Subo Sushi Burritos and Kai Asian Street Food.
Viking Bragot Pub Southtown, at 2490 Willamette St. In Eugene, a whole range of brogues is brewed (one of the oldest fermented drinks, devised by the Vikings that takes elements of fermented beer and honey (or mead) served with Scandinavian comfort foods.
APizza Pub . Wheel It’s a New Haven, Connecticut-style “apizza” (Ah-Beetz) that meets natural San Francisco-inspired sourdough with carefully crafted beer and thoughtfully sourced ingredients, 390 Lincoln Street, 101, Eugene.