Food Banks Push for Tax Credits

EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »

Louie’s Village Closing After 41 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A Chinese restaurant on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene is closing its doors after 41 years of business. There’s been a lot of transformation over the years on the Franklin Corridor. Van Louie, owner of Louie’s Village says he’s seen a lot of changes from the time he opened his restaurant in 1973. … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Dishcrawl

There’s a perfect solution for those who can’t decide on where they want to eat out. Why not try several restaurants? It’s a new eating trend called a Dishcrawl and it’s happening this weekend. Eugene Dishcrawl Ambassador Rosalie Ruff stopped by KEZI 9 News This Morning to describe the event. Click here for more information.

Dishcrawl Showcases Local Restaurants

EUGENE, Ore. — Downtown Eugene is buzzing with new restaurants, like Tokyo Tonkatsu, which recently opened. Chef Hirofumi Kamazuka brings to life recipes from his native country of Japan. It’s his third restaurant in Eugene, and his specialty here is tonkatsu. It’s chicken dipped in egg, coated with homemade bread crumbs and fried to perfection. … Continue reading »

Firefighters Host Annual Chicken BBQ

EUGENE, Ore. — The Santa Clara Fire District couldn’t serve the community without its team of volunteer firefighters and they need funding. The crew is hosting its 56th annual Chicken Bar-B-Que on Saturday. About 750 chickens in all will be slow cooked. Also on the menu are pork and beans and coleslaw. Thirty volunteer firefighters … Continue reading »

A Fair Full of Flavor

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a tough job, but somebody had to do it. KEZI 9 News Anchor Bob Schaper went to the Lane County Fair to tempt his taste buds and shows some of the more unusual examples of fair food.

Springfield Welcomes Food Carts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Food carts will be the latest development in downtown Springfield, in an effort to create a more enticing environment. City councilors approved two amendments Monday to allow food carts downtown. While mobile food supporters like the city council have high hopes for the changes, some established merchants weren’t so happy. Some merchants … Continue reading »

Food Carts Move into Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More and more food carts may soon be rolling through the city of Springfield. Councilors approved two amendments Monday night that will help pave the way for the mobile restaurants. The council gave its approval because it’s hoping more food carts will help the city become more vibrant. Several people voiced their … Continue reading »

OSPIRG Protests Junk Food Subsidies

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group staged a protest on junk food Tuesday. It was an effort to stop tax dollars from being spent on junk food ingredients. OSPIRG’s report found more tax dollars were going towards common food additives, such as corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils than to fresh … Continue reading »

Healthy Snacks Come to Amazon Pool

EUGENE, Ore. — Say goodbye to typical snacks like nachos and ice cream at local community rec centers. Places like Amazon Pool are going healthy. The Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth (LCHAY) is partnering with the City of Eugene to help bring nutritious snacks to community centers because of the increase in obesity among … Continue reading »

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