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Friday, September 11, 2015

Eugene Oregon

I found myself in Eugene Oregon for a while with not much to do.

I'm not a city person, but I am trying to expand my horizons, (in my last posting I sounded like a low rent food critic) so... after spending some time this summer in the old downtown of Flagstaff Arizona (and enjoying it) I thought I'd walk thru down town Eugene & see what I thought!

I followed the signs "Downtown" they had on the freeway. Was this "the" downtown I was looking for? No idea really...
I parked ($1/hr Mon-Sat till 7pm), paid my dollar and went walking.

The place did not grab me like Flagstaff did,  it reminded me a lot of Olympia Washington.

wall murals 


street people hanging out in the park

 Very pretty parts, a sculpture of Ken Kelsey & his grandkids right next to a Voodo doughnut shop.

I did try Voodo's bacon/maple bar this time, $3 worth of maple bar with 2 strips of crunchy bacon on top. It was a doughnut with bacon on it... I shared the bacon with the dog.

There were a lot of places to eat, places to buy used clothing, places to get a tattoo.

I did wonder about the shop's name...
There was even a building on a corner with small & tall locked cages outside, there were signs in all the windows saying "No Trespassing", No Loitering" and even one giving a dictionary definition of "loitering". There was were no signs identifying what the building was.
The cages are along the wall to the right in this picture

I saw no book stores, no outdoor/bike shops, no gun shops and no Laundromats. I did find the government (if you've ever wondered).
with an additional sign explaining how it works

I found zombie preparations

50 minutes after I arrived I got back in my van & drove back to my daughters place.  She lived in a an apartment, in an area full of apartments but an area with walking paths and ponds with fountains and a creek or two. Very nice.

Tomorrow we'll go into Portland, she's never been to Powell's City Of Books.


  1. Those cages might have been bicycle day storage.

    1. That would work! Stand them on the rear tire & have all your bike there when you came back.