|Eugene's population has an estimated population 148,595 as of 2006 with an additional 57,065 residents in Springfield, the area has its fair share of beer and micro-breweries. All of the breweries listed below are located within walking distance of the Downtown area.
Eugene City Brewing - Rogue Ales
Now open in the former West Brothers/Eugene City Brewery location ~ stop by for lunch and dinner ~ sample from the huge selection of Rogue Ales on tap in Track Town!
844 Olive Street
High Street Brewery & Cafe - McMenamins
High Street Brewery & Cafe opened November 17, 1988 as the first micro brewery in Eugene since Prohibition Days. The Cafe is housed in a renovated 1900's residence with a beautiful backyard Beer Garden. Come and relax under the breeze caressed branches of Apple, Fir, Ash, Hawthorne and Tulip trees in the summer, and feel the warmth of the heaters when enclosed for winter.
1243 High Street
North Bank Pub - McMenamins
A wonderful spot in Eugene, overlooking a serene stretch of the Willamette River near Alton Baker Park. Tiered inside seating and an outside deck provide a beautiful, panoramic view.
In 1979, The North Bank Pub became one of the first buildings constructed along this stretch of the Willamette. John Costello opened the restaurant in April of that year with riverside dining and live jazz by Eugene legend Emitt Williams and others. After a successful 21-year run, Costello handed over the torch to McMenamins, who reopened the North Bank on May 10, 2000.
22 Club Rd.
Eugene, OR 97401
At least a half-dozen ales line the taps here, all made on-premises, including a pale wheat beer and a rye ale (both seasonal), McKenzie Light Ale, Steelhead Amber, Bombay Bomber IPA (highly regarded by many beer-lovers), and Station Square Stout. The original brewer, Teri Fahrendorf, is a Siebel Institute graduate, and has been held in high esteem for the quality of her brews; she's now overseeing brewing throughout the Steelhead empire. New seasonal beers show up occasionally also.
199 E. 5th Avenue
(686-2739 for those who like numbers)
Willamette Brewery LLC
The Willamette Brewery of Eugene, brews sustainable ales in very small batches and is one of Eugene’s first production brewing facilities. Look for the Willamette Oak on tap handles at restaurants and pubs in Eugene, Springfield, Albany and Corvallis.
Willamette Brewery LLC
1574 Coburg Road, Box 226
Eugene, Oregon 97401