The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History features 15,000 years of Northwest cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Realistic environmental displays portray four geographic regions of Oregon, each a different time in history.
Some of the fastest and most successful aircraft in the world are housed at the Oregon Air and Space Museum. One of the crowning pieces is a Fokker DR 1 Triplane, the exact type of aircraft flown by the infamous Red Barron during WWI. More modern planes, including the unmatched F-4 Phantom, are also on display.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon welcomes all to a vibrant new museum. After completion of a major renovation and expansion project, the new facility is nearly double in size with dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces. Included are galleries featuring American, European, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese art that are enhanced with a series of special exhibitions and a full complement of inviting programs.
Built by the citizens of Eugene, the Hult Center has quite an impressive history. Since its grand opening in 1982, the Hult Center has been charming audiences and popular performers alike with its stunning architectural and acoustical features. From the towering glass lobby, to the massive 2,500 seat Silva Concert Hall with its basket weave ceiling, to the intimate 500-seat Soreng Theater with its intriguing asymmetrical design, to the Jacobs Gallery downstairs, the Hult Center is truly a great arts facility.
CRC is a 501c3 non-profit nature center and wildlife hospital founded in 1987. In its first few years, the educational programs of the Raptor Center only took birds to schools and public events, but in early 1994, CRC moved to its current location on a wooded hillside in southeast Eugene and opened to the public. CRC's Mission: Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the role of wildlife in preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
Throughout the years, WOW Hall has attracted Eugene citizens and University students to meet in the community to listen to great music and study interesting art. The performance hall is more than 100 years old and includes not only a musical performance venue, but also a lobby to showcase artwork.
The Matthew Knight Arena is a 12,541 seat multi-purpose arena and is home of the University of Oregon Ducks basketball teams, replacing McArthur Court. It is located on the east side of campus at the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Villard Street. The arena cost $227 million and was designed as collaboration between TVA Architects of Portland, Oregon and Ellerbe Becket of Kansas City, Missouri. The Ducks christened the arena to a sold-out crowd on January 13, 2011, beating the USC Trojans 68 to 62.
Known as the place to go for great food and coffee, the Market is home to a multitude of international food cafes and restaurants. Tempting scents of exotic food are everywhere, for sit down or take home dining. Patio style tables and chairs invite friends and family to sit down and relax in the courtyard or on one of the many balconies overlooking the brick fountain.
King Estate, celebrating 19 years of Oregon winemaking in 2010, is located southwest of Eugene, Oregon and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and limited amounts of Chardonnay. Founded in 1991 by the King family, King Estate is committed to producing Oregon wines of exceptional quality using organic & sustainable farming methods, meticulous fruit selection, impeccable winemaking practices and judicious blending. The beautiful estate of 1,033 acres is certified organic and includes 470 acres of organic vineyards, as well as 30 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The Estate is crowned by the charming, European-style winery, where the winemaking process is also certified organic. The Restaurant and Wine Bar at King Estate features wine tasting and winery tours as well as fine dining. The menu incorporates estate and locally grown organic ingredients that fully complement King Estate wines.
Sweet Life Patisserie's baked goods are handmade from scratch and contain the finest quality ingredients available. They use Guittard chocolates, local hormone-free dairy, natural flavorings, expeller-pressed oil, fair-trade and pesticide-free vanilla and trans-fat-free non-GMO organic palm shortening for pies. They use some organic and locally grown ingredients.
Marche takes its name from the French word for market - a word that describes their location in the bustling 5th street market and more importantly, their philosophy of cooking. The menu is based on the foods one would find at a farmer's market: fresh, seasonal, and regional. Marche is committed to using only those ingredients that are at their best, so the menu evolves with the seasons of the year. Marche also believes in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and to that end use organic, free range, and chemical free products. The culinary technique is French-based: intensely flavored and simply but beautifully presented.