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The Quest For El Dorado


Summer is gone – and the weather has rushed to show us just how much. No more sleeping under the stars for us.

It’s Finally The Weekend…Now What?


After a long and exhausting week spent working your behind off, you can hardly wait for the weekend to finally begin…

This Year: European Capitals – Because They’re worth it


Let’s face it, Europe is one heck of a long way. It’s expensive to get there, it’s expensive when you’re there and hey there’s so much of our own country that you haven’t even seen yet. So why do so many of us do it?

Odds on an Oregon vs Ohio State NCAA Championship Repeat

during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

It will be tough for Oregon to compete with Ohio State again this season.

A Big Northwest Talent and A Haunting New Video

Ariel Arrow

After decades of album releases and touring, Northwest artist Big Monti Amundson releases his first official video – and it’s worth the wait.

Egan Warming Center Preparing for Winter

First Christian Church plays host to a warming center when the weather turns cold. Photo courtesy of Christopher Lucia.

Egan Warming Center provides a housing option for homeless people when weather turns cold during the winter months in the Pacific Northwest. While it did take awhile for the center to get going at first, it is starting to thrive with the help of its many volunteers.

Off the Waffle Moves to Downtown

The Orian brothers have remained true to their organic message at Off the Waffle. Photo courtesy of Off the Waffle.

Off the Waffle, an authentic Belgium liege wafflehouse that was started in 2009 by brothers Oman and Dave Orian, recently moved into a more centralized location in downtown Eugene at 840 Willamette Street. The move increased the capacity of the business to facilitate more customers while allowing Off the Waffle to stay true to their local and organic message.

Cutting the Cake Down to Size


The word around the wedding altar lately is that cupcakes are replacing the traditional, four tier, white wedding cake of the past.

Vinyl and CD Stores Stay Viable

A selection of the vinyl available at Museum of Unfine Arts in Eugene.

Vinyl and CD’s have been claimed to be a dying form of art by many of those people who are devoted to downloading mp3’s and their iPods. However, for those who know the music industry and business, vinyl and CD’s are still a viable option for purchasing new and old music.

Oakshire Prepares to Move to the Whit

Oakshire stole the show on Friday night at KLCC's 2013 Microbrew Festival.

This year, the Oakshire Brewing Company is expanding their facilities to 225 Madison St. in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Approximately a $1.5 million project, the expansion is predicted to increase the brewery’s output from 6,500 barrels a year to 11,000 barrels.

Photo Essay: A Eugenean in Cambodia


Today Cambodia struggles with many issues, many of which the people I spoke with attribute to the Khmer Rouge, the subsequent Vietnam occupation, and results of instability over the past forty years. At the same time, people smile a lot. Kids ask if you listen to Justin Bieber, and yell hello from their stilted homes as you float by on the Mekong River.

Cambodia: Rice, Ruins, and the Khmer Rouge

I went to the Killing Fields, which was one of many places the regime used for mass executions.

There is much more to Cambodia than the temples and the Khmer Rouge. There is food, there is family, there are the ways people go about learning to be satisfied with what life has dealt them so far.

Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

From spook-tastic fun to mad scientists, harvest festivities to haunted warehouses, there are so many events in Eugene for the whole family.

From spook-tastic fun to mad scientists, harvest festivities to haunted warehouses, there are so many events in Eugene for the whole family — even for those who insist they are too mature for this year’s tricks and treats.

Weekend Preview: Generals In Showdown With Outlaws


The Eugene Generals will face their toughest competition of the season so far in a two-game series against Tri City

Ems’ Manager Murphy Promoted To Triple-A Affiliate

Murphy addresses media during his stint with Arizona State (Photo: The State Press)

The Eugene Emerald’s manager, Pat Murphy, has taken a managerial position with the Padres’ triple-A affiliate, leaving the Ems with a coaching vacancy.

Eugene Generals: Weekend Recap

Photo credit: Eugene Generals

The Eugene Generals, after starting the season on a slump won both weekend games against the Vancouver Vipers to improve to 4-1-0 on the season.

Weekend Preview: Pink in the Rink


The Eugene Generals continue this weekend with their 8th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night with $1 from each ticket sold going to cancer research.

Generals Take Home Opener Over Blazers


The Eugene Generals (1-1-0) blazed past the Bellingham Blazers with a 6-4 win in the 2012-13 home opener. To start the game tonight, the Generals had a plethora of goals that went unanswered until the second period.

Eugene Generals: Weekend Preview


The Eugene Generals open up their first home game Friday against the Bellingham Blazers.

Preparing for Next Year’s Allergy Season

Eugene may be a sportsman’s paradise and an agricultural gold mine for some. But for others, the flourishing vegetation causes physical distress for allergy sufferers.

A neighbor to forests and the grass seed capital of the world, Eugene’s flourishing vegetation causes physical distress for allergy sufferers. While many might think that the allergy season in Lane County is over, the fact remains that a lot of allergy remedies require substantial time and preparation.

Open Mics

  • 12/04/16 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at Cush
  • 12/04/16 Open Jam in Walterville, Oregon at River Stop
  • 12/04/16 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at Mulligan’s
  • 12/05/16 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at First National Taphouse
  • 12/06/16 Acoustic Night w/ Brian Chevalier in Dexter, Oregon at Dexter Lake Club
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