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Off Campus Eateries: Eugene’s Best Sandwiches

-Diana Roure

Spring has finally arrived in Eugene!  Winter’s gone and so are the soups, stews, and warm food.  Who doesn’t love a perfectly crafted sandwich on a beautiful spring day?  Lucky for us, there is no shortage of bomb sandwich eateries in the area.

Here are some of my favorites:

The Bier Stein

It’s certainly a rite of passage for every U of O student (once they turn twenty-one) to grab an awesome sandwich and a couple of beers at the Bier Stein.  Located right next to Cheba Hut on West 11th Avenue, the Bier Stein offers 10 Panini’s and 10 cold sandwiches, along with the largest and most diverse beer collection south of Portland and north of San Francisco.  My personal favorite is the “Turkey Up in the Club,” which consists of thinly sliced turkey, peppered bacon, and cheddar and Swiss cheeses topped with a to die for garlic aioli on grilled ciabatta bread for $8.95.  The bar is always packed with students and the workingmen and women of Eugene, though service is quick and pleasant.  The Bier Stein is a must for every beer and sandwich connoisseur!  Follow the Bier Stein on Twitter to receive updates on daily specials and events @biersteineugene.

Cheba Hut

Cheba Hut, the marijuana-themed sub shop, arrived in Eugene just two years ago but has quickly become the favorite for many U of O students.  Their signature sandwiches come in three sizes and consist of a variety of delicious yet off combinations.  My preferred sandwich is the Thai Stick – teriyaki chicken breast, green bells peppers, pineapple, and pepper jack cheese for under $10.  In addition to their amazing sandwiches, they have mouth-watering “munchies,” red Kool-Aid, and delivery until 2 a.m. on weekends.

Hideaway Bakery

Located next to Mazzi’s on Amazon Drive, Hideaway Bakery offers the most amazing homemade breads, baked goods, pastas, pizzas, and top of the line organic sandwiches.  All ingredients are fresh, local, and prepared to perfection.  My personal favorite is the black forest ham, Gruyere cheese, arugula, and garlic aioli sandwich for $6.75.  The bakery is tiny and usually crowded no matter what time of day, but outdoor seating, friendly service, and delectable eats make the wait absolutely worthwhile.

Barry’s Espresso & Bakery

With two locations, Barry’s Jewish deli services both the South Eugene neighborhood and the campus area.  Barry’s offers a variety of baked treats, homemade soups, sandwiches, breads, and other assorted delicacies.  They have the best challah bread and thinly sliced kosher meats.  I always order a half ham sandwich on challah with a cup of matzo ball soup for $7.75.  Barry’s is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat in between classes!

Honorable Mention: Cornucopia, Webfoot, and Not Your Mom’s Sandwich Shop.

Off Campus Eateries: Eugene’s Finest Breakfast Restaurants

-Diana Roure

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially after a night out.  Who doesn’t love going to brunch on weekends with all your hung-over friends in sweatpants, rehashing the events of the night before while indulging in as much water and carbs as possible?  Well, there is certainly no shortage of amazing breakfast or brunch restaurants in Eugene.

Here are some of my faves:

Brails

Located on the corner of 17th and Willamette, Brails has long been voted the “best hangover breakfast” by The Eugene Weekly. It is always packed on weekend mornings, although with plenty of large rooms and tables you’ll be seated pretty quickly.  Everyone that works there is so sweet and does an outstanding job of getting you in and out swiftly.  The menu includes both American and Korean classics, mostly under $10.

Studio One (Personal Favorite)

Situated on 19th Avenue, in between McMenamins and Agate Alley, Studio One offers one delicious brunch.  The dining area is small and always jam-packed on weekends, but I guarantee it’s 100% worth the wait. Service is pretty good, though it does get a little hectic at times.  Their menu includes American favorites like French toast, benedicts, omelets, scrambles, etc. but with a unique Pacific Northwest twist.  This is one of the few breakfast establishments that I’ve been to that allows customers to choose healthier, vegetarian, or vegan options for their meal.  Everything is under $10.

Agate Alley

Located on 19th Avenue, next to Studio One, Agate Alley is surely one of the finest bistros in Eugene. However, anyone that’s ever eaten there will tell you to beware the painfully slow service.  They have an especially remarkable drink menu.  My favorites are the “Build Your Own Bloody Mary” and “The Nutty Professor.”  The menu is top of the line including benedicts, hashes, scrambles, French toast, etc.  All dishes have clever names and unique ingredients.  Prices range from $10 to $15.

Eugene City Bakery

Also on 19th Avenue, next to Prince Puckler’s, lies Eugene City Bakery.  It’s not really a sit down place, though there are tables.  They offer a diverse selection of freshly baked goods including artesian breads, pastries, cookies, and the most amazing croissants.  They also have a lengthy cold and hot drink menu.

The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House, situated on the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Alder Street is a must-try for every University of Oregon student.  Don’t be afraid of the long wait, again I promise you it’s worth it.  There is an abundance of diversity in their pancake options, like chocolate, peach, pecan, pumpkin, bacon, and blueberry – to name a few.  For those not into pancakes they have other typical breakfast dishes, which are equally as amazing.  The service is fast once seated and prices are usually under $10.

Honorable Mention: Humble Bagel, Hideaway Bakery, June/Midtown Marketplace