Best restaurants in Eugene-Springfield for Oregon22, according to readers
There’s a lot to enjoy when it comes to Eugene-Springfield’s restaurant scene. There is a little something for everyone. The Register-Guard asked readers to share their insider knowledge on the best places to eat that are unique to the region. The majority of restaurants on this list of recommendations are locally owned. Here’s a diverse list of choices from global flavors to food cart discoveries to family meals.
beer garden is inspired by the traditional beergarden as a gathering place for the community to share a pint and a meal, and features 42 taps of beer, wine, cider, kombucha and soda and six food trucks, including Moi Poki , Lani Moku Grill, Coffeegarden, Once Famous, Coco Loco, Pizza Alta, Nosh Shop, 777 W. Sixth Ave., Eugene.
Black Diamond Coffeedrive-thru serving smoothies, sandwiches, pancakes, protein snacks, 603 W. Centennial Blvd., Springfield.
Good Mi, Vietnamese French Kitchen, 153 E. Broadway, Eugene.
Soriah Cafeoffering Mediterranean products using fresh Pacific Northwest foods for over 20 years, 384 W. 13th Ave., Eugene.
Coffee Yum!, a restaurant chain that started in Eugene in 1997 serving unique rice and bean bowls with its famous Yumm! Sauce:
- Coffee Yum! 5th Street, 550 Pearl Street, Suite 130, Eugene
- Yumm! Cafe – East 13th, 860 E. 13th Ave., Eugene
- Yumm! Cafe – North Delta Center, 1005 Green Acres Road, Eugene
- Yumm! Cafe – Oakway Center, 130 Oakway Center, Eugene
- Café Yumm!-Le Meridien, 1801 Willamette St., Eugene
- Yumm!-on Gateway Cafe, 3340 Gateway St., Springfield
Bonz with Chickenestablished in Springfield in 2002, it offers chicken wings with free sauces, burgers and a salad bar, 1815 Pioneer Parkway East, Springfield.
Chi’s Korean Tacos, Asian Fusion, 30 W. 10th Ave, Eugene.
Coburg Pizza Company, gourmet pizza flavors of Italy with an international twist, with the original location in Coburg, 90999 S Willamette St, Coburg, and one in Springfield, 1710 Centennial Blvd, Springfield.
Brewing over a cold fire, a small craft brewery in Eugene at 263 Mill St., offers food trucks such as Yardy, Stretched Noodles, Pizzeria DOP, Paper Plate BBQ, Yabai Nikkei, as well as several taps of their beers. Check the website for the food truck schedule and what’s playing.
cornbread coffee, a vegan comfort food that values human and animal rights and “hopes to keep animals off our plates as we fight, daily, for social and racial justice and the environment,” 1290 W. Seventh Ave. , Eugene.
Cornucopia Restaurant, Modern pub fare and award-winning, locally sourced craft drinks that have been around for 25 years.
- Cornucopia Restaurant at 17, 295 W 17th Ave, Eugene
- Cornucopia Restaurant on 5th, 207 E 5th Ave, Eugene
- Cornucopia Restaurant Main Street, 521 Main Street, Springfield
DaNang Vietnamese Restaurant, food truck located in the Oregon Wine Lab Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge, 488 Lincoln St., Eugene.
The Davis Restaurant & Bar in Downtown Eugene offers quick bites and small and large plates at 94 W. Broadway, Eugene.
Eighth and Olive Food Truck Podlocated in a central downtown location behind Mr. Jacob’s Furniture on West Seventh Avenue, features 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, local family restaurant with two locations:
- El Charro Eugene Mexican Restaurant, 4712 Royal Ave., Eugene
- El Charro Springfield Mexican Restaurant, 495 Harlow Road, Springfield
The Super Burrito, 2566 Willamette Street, Eugene.
The Friendly Garden Food Truck Pod in Eugene’s friendly neighborhood, 2758 Friendly St., has a covered area with food trucks including a fruit and vine drink cart, Masa’s Yatai Japanese restaurant, Taqueria Autentica Comida Oaxaquena de Silva, the Bartolotti pizza, Uumami Mediterranean.
Graffiti Alley Food Truck Pod, 675 River Road in Eugene, includes Ciderlicious Cider Garden & Tap Cart, Easley Does It, Braised Restaurant.
Gordon’s Tavernlocated inside the Gordon Hotel, 555 Oak St., Eugene, serves classic American comfort food with a Northwest twist.
Hawaiian time offers a plated lunch, a traditional Hawaiian meal of protein, macaroni salad and rice, and hot sandwiches at several locations in the area:
- Coburg Road, 333 Coburg Road, Eugene
- West 11th Hawaiian Time, 3510 W. 11th Ave.
- Springfield Hawaiian Time, 1865 Olympic St., Springfield
- Hawaiian Time River Road, 2080 River Road, Eugene
Hey neighbor pizzeria Located about two blocks from Hayward Field on the same block as Prince Puckler Ice Cream, at 1621 E 19th Ave., it serves hand-baked “Neo-Neapolitan pies.”
Irie Jamaican cuisine, a traveling family kitchen serving traditional Jamaican cuisine makes appearances at the Saturday market and area festivals. During the World Championships, find them at the food trucks on Agate Street and East 18th Alley near Hayward Field.
Izakaya Meiji Co., a Japanese tavern offering seasonal Japanese comfort food and small plates plus a full bar with over 100 whiskeys, sake, wine and shochu in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood at 345 Van Buren St.
Kesey Square Food Truck Pod, located right in the middle of downtown at Willamette Street and East Broadway, Eugene.
Krob Krua Thai FoodThai cuisine served at WildCraft Cider Works, 254 Lincoln St.
Kung Fu Bistro is an authentic Chines Sichuan restaurant at 2560 Willamette St, Eugene.
Market offers local and seasonal French cuisine, in the 5e Public street market at 296 E. Fifth Ave. in Eugene.
At Mazzi’s serving Italian and Sicilian cuisine since 1970, 3377 E. Amazon Drive, Eugene.
Pizzeria Mezza Luna, open since 2005, serves homemade pizzas sold by the slice and by the pie.
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Pearl, 933 Pearl St., Eugene
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Shadowview, 2776 Shadowview, Eugene
- Mezza Luna Pizzeria – Springfield, 115 S. 5th St., Springfield
morning glory coffee, Eugene’s oldest vegetarian and vegan restaurant, serving organic, local, and from-scratch breakfasts and lunches, 450 Willamette St., Eugene.
Northwest Burgers, freshly ground burgers created by the Kirsch family, a husband-wife team who founded and are chefs. There are two locations: at 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave., #220, in Eugene, and at the Public House, 418 A St., in Springfield.
Oakshire Public House Oakshire has a small brewery northwest of Eugene. His public house, 207 Madison St, Eugene, offers a rotating schedule of food carts — including Pinch of Salt, Bounty Meat and Cheese, Ojisan Ramen, Arekie Indian Fusion, Rackhouse BBQ — and 20 taps.
pandite, a fusion Mexican taqueria with a twist and a bar, 398 E. 11th Ave., Eugene.
Daddy’s Pizzeria is a local, family-run pizzeria that can serve crowds with multiple locations:
- Papa’s Pizza Parlor-Coburg, 1577 Coburg Road, Eugene
- Papa’s Pizza Parlor-West 11th, 1700 W. 11th Ave., Eugene
- Papa’s Pizza Parlor-Springfield, 4011 Main Street, Springfield
Prince Puckers Ice Creamjust blocks from Hayward Field, has been serving its foodies since 1975. Prepare to line up at this local favorite that served President Obama, 1605 E. 19th Ave., Eugene.
PublicHouse, a former church at 418 A St #4606 in Springfield is a food pod hub, brewery, beer garden and whiskey bar. Food offerings from Fisherman’s Market, Moi Poki Grill, NW Burgers Annex, Pizza Cue, Squacho’s.
Steve’s breakfast and more is tucked away at 117 14th St. in Springfield.
Southtown Station, located near Willamette Street and 29e Avenue, this relatively new food truck mod, features seven trucks including Lalito’s Taqueria, Retro Meltz, Flame-N-Ray’s Southern Vegan Kitchen, Lily Belle Bistro, Vegimoto by Viva! Vegetarian Grill, Elegant Elephant Baking Co., 2871 Oak St., Eugene.
Sy’s New York Pizza has been at the same spot one block west of the UO campus at 1211 Alder St. in Eugene for over 40 years, serving up authentic New York style pie.
Tacovore, a Mexican taqueria in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, offers tacos (local with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options), tequila, beer, and signature cocktails. 530 Blair Blvd, Eugene.
Thai spice, Thai-inspired cuisine inside 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave., Eugene.
Third & Van Buren Food Truck Pod, 267 Van Buren St., Eugene includes Subo Sushi Burritos, Kai Asian Street Food.
Pub Viking Braggot-Southtowneat 2490 Willamette St. In Eugene, brews a full line of braggots (one of the oldest fermented drinks, pioneered by the Vikings that takes elements of beer and fermented honey (or mead) that comes with dishes Scandinavian comforters.
Wheel API Pizza Pub This is a New Haven, Connecticut-style “apizza” (Ah-Beetz) lounge that meets San Francisco-inspired naturally leavened dough with craft beer and carefully selected ingredients, 390 Lincoln St. , #101, Eugene.