Local Groups Feed Many on Thanksgiving

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of Lane County residents had the chance to enjoy their turkey with a side of comfort and care this Thanksgiving. St. Peter Catholic Church served about 150 meals and sent leftovers home with more than 30 people. It also gave extra food to St. Vincent de Paul. Friendly Street Church served … Continue reading »

Culinary Students Continue Dinner Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready for turkey day? Culinary students at Lane Community College have been working all week long to make sure their big Whiteaker Community Dinner goes off without a hitch. About 70 students have been involved throughout the whole process. They and other volunteers spent the weekend chopping and cooking, and … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare Community Dinner

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers filled the Lane Community College cafeteria to prepare for a big Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Everyone was hard at work Saturday and Sunday, to make sure the 24th Annual Free Whiteaker Community Dinner would go smoothly come Thursday. Culinary students spent the morning de-boning 1,500 pounds of turkey, while other volunteers … Continue reading »

Local Brewery Expands to the Whit

EUGENE, Ore. — Another local brewery is spilling out of their current space and expanding further into the Whiteaker Neighborhood. Hop Valley signs deck the old warehouse building on the 900 block of 1st Avenue. The brewery has been experiencing a higher demand and needs more space. The extra location will be used for a … Continue reading »

The Whit: Times They Are A Changin’

EUGENE, Ore. — The Whiteaker neighborhood has a completely different look and feel to it compared to most neighborhoods in Oregon. That uniqueness has always been a point of pride for the people who live there. But some wonder if recent changes to the landscape are sucking some of the flavor out of the neighborhood. … Continue reading »

The Whit: Under the Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson Street Bridge in Eugene is not the kind of park most people think to take their kids. That’s because over the years it’s become a popular spot for Eugene’s homeless population. In part four in our series on the Whiteaker Neighborhood, we show how the bridge played a role in … Continue reading »

The Whit: Neighborhood of Protest

EUGENE, Ore. — The Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene has a reputation as being the center of protests in a town famous for it. In part three in our series, we look back on how “The Whit” developed that calling card, as well as why is it seemed to fade away.

The Whit: Tracing Its Roots

By Sean Schoppe EUGENE, Ore. — This week we’re taking a moment to dig into one of the more infamous neighborhoods in Eugene. The Whiteaker isn’t like any other in Oregon, and how it’s looked the past 25 years has nothing to do with how it got started.

The Whit: A City Within a City

EUGENE, Ore. — We begin a special in-depth look at one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city of Eugene. It’s the oldest neighborhood in the city–one that’s gone through several transformations. It’s called the Whiteaker Neighborhood. We will also look at Whiteaker’s history, examining how the neighborhood went from being inhabited by farmers and … Continue reading »

Whiteaker Bar Gets Cleaned Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Word on the street is that The Tiny Tavern’s owners in the Whiteaker neighborhood are working to clean up its image. The building has been around since 1895 and was turned into the Tiny Tavern decades later. Longtime residents say it just isn’t what it once was. They’re happy to see that … Continue reading »

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