Agate Alley Bistro   Near Beall Hall
Nestled in a vibrant neighborhood one block off the University of Oregon campus, Agate Alley is a destination for people from all walks of life—local gentry, folks from the country, the girl next door, the family down the block; students of life, students of scholarly pursuits; wayfarers, naysayers, ball-players … and even their dogs. We are committed to buying local and organic vegetables, fruits, meats and seafood, and serving them to you with passion, intelligence and gravitas. We proudly serve only the best of the northwest’s wines and brews. With daily lunch and dinner specials taking full advantage of seasonal harvests, Agate Alley pledges to make your experience exceptional.”
1461 East 19th Avenue, 541-485-8887

Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria   Near Beall Hall
“Consistently voted Eugene, Oregon’s best Italian restaurant in The Register-Guard and Eugene Weekly, Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in since 1998.”
1646 East 19th Avenue, 541-683-6661

Excelsior Inn & Ristorante   Near Beall Hall
“Excelsior’s Ristorante Italiano, which is a proud member of the Slow Food Movement, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of food and service for its guests. Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in the casual yet elegant Bistro, or in the formal Dining Room. Weather permitting, the courtyard also provides a lush, aromatic atmosphere for additional dining. Our on-site bakery provides the restaurant with handmade pastas and breads, as well as award-winning desserts highlighting the bounty of each season in Willamette Valley. Eggs and produce are brought in daily from the nearby Excelsior Farm, guaranteeing the freshest selection of ingredients found in the Willamette Valley. We work closely with local butchers and organic farms to ensure the highest quality product goes into each dish.”
754 East 13th Avenue, 541-342-6963

Izakaya Meiji
“Izakaya Meiji is essentially a Japanese tavern – a neighborhood drinking house offering a seasonal menu of Japanese comfort food and small plates for snacking while drinking. Our bar features a dynamic cocktail list, rotating beer selection, over 100 whiskeys, sake, wine, shochu, and more. Our dishes are intended to be shared among friends.”
345 Van Buren Street, 541-505-8804

Marché Restaurant   OBF Favorite!   Near Hult Center
“Marché is about celebrating life and the bountiful Pacific Northwest. We are committed to using only those ingredients that are at their best, so our menu evolves as we move through the seasons of the year. Our culinary technique is French-based — intensely flavored and simply but beautifully presented. The restaurant has an exhibition kitchen featuring a beautiful wood-fired oven, and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late night fare.”
296 East 5th Avenue, 541-342-3612

Morning Glory Café   Near Hult Center
“Eugene’s oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch daily. We create all of our dishes from scratch using only pure & whole ingredients & use organic products whenever possible. We support our bountiful foodshed by featuring local and regional products.”
450 Willamette Street, 541-687-0709

Novo Latin Table
“There is always room in the community, especially north of the Ferry Street Bridge, for an ingredient driven restaurant like Novo. This Modern Latin Table, with an emphasis on foods from Spain, Mexico, Peru and beyond, sets itself apart with its modern urban interior and hip use of local products united with unpretentious Latin home cooking. Its exhibition kitchen bar allows you to dine front row and center amid the action. During the warm months you can dine under the stars on the open-air patio with gaslights enchanting the festive community and neighborhood atmosphere.”
105 Oakway Center. 541-654-8165

Oregon Electric Station  OBF Favorite!   Near Hult Center
“From steaks and seafood, to sandwiches and classic favorites to some of the most delectable desserts in Eugene. This is your place for a wide array of wines from around the world, crisp veggies, tender meats, fresh fruits, and other locally sourced ingredients. We guarantee you and your palate will enjoy every sip, nibble, and slurp.”
27 East 5th Avenue, 541-485-4444

Party Downtown   OBF Favorite!  Near Hult Center
“Our cuisine is northwestern, from a southern perspective, with global influences. Using the best of what’s in season from our local farmers and foragers, we are committed to using ethically grown produce and humanely raised animals. We believe that it’s our duty to the future generations to be as sustainable and mindful as possible.”
64 West 8th Alley, 541-345-8228

Rye Restaurant   Near Hult Center
Refined French cuisine & craft cocktails in a rustic-chic setting with outdoor tables.”
444 East 3rd Avenue, 541-653-8509

“All along the Pacific Rim millions of people from all walks of life satisfy their cravings at roadside stalls or food markets on a daily basis. With basic equipment these chefs of the street turn their ingredients miraculously into all kinds of exciting and exotic foods. Sabai’s commitment to bring this same dedication to its kitchen is at heart of its food and philosophy. Sophisticated flavors combined with the simplicity and ingenuity of a food market chef make these foods enticingly delicious. Sabai’s menu is journey through the flavors of the Pacific Rim with an emphasis on time-honored Thai dishes.”
27 Oakway Center, 541-654-5424

Sizzle Pie   Near Hult Center
“Trendy pizza joint offering classic & vegan-friendly pies, salads & late-night hours.”
910 Willamette Street, 541-683-7437

“Mexican taqueria that strives to be local & sustainable with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Best tequila selection in the state, house made cocktails, local and Mexican beer. Comida de la raza. We feed the masses.”
530 Blair Blvd, 541-735-3518


All listing are alphabetical and contain descriptions from individual businesses’ websites. “OBF Favorites” are OBF staff suggestions and not formal endorsements, nor do they guarantee quality or personal experience.