TO THE WHITEAKER
The Whiteaker neighborhood, known as The Whit, is named after Oregon’s first governor, John Whiteaker, who purchased ten blocks there in 1890. A school in the neighborhood named after the governor prompted the usage of the term. It’s located northwest of downtown Eugene along the Willamette River.
FISH’IN’ THE WHIT!
WHITEAKER BLOCK PARTY
The Whiteaker Block Party held in August of each year is just one of Eugene’s outlandish and entertaining summertime festivities. Hundreds of people strolled along the streets of the Whiteaker neighborhood Saturday for the 8th annual Whiteaker Block Party.
SUNDAY STREETS in ‘The Whit’
Sunday Streets are annual events that promote healthy, active living by opening the city’s largest public space, its streets, for people to walk, bike and roll to discover active transportation in a safe, traffic-free environment.
BEER IN ‘THE WHIT’
Whiteaker Neighborhood be without including Ninkasi Brewing Company? Yes that great beer is brewed right here in the Whiteaker Neighborhood. Ninkasi Brewing is located in Eugene, OR, and has been brewing high quality beers, in the Northwest style, since 2006. The Eugene location gives regional access to some of the highest quality brewing ingredients in the world, including pure cascade mountain water from the McKenzie River, Eugene’s sole municipal water source, and hops from the Pacific Northwest. Their focus is on flavorful, balanced beers, and they enjoy what they do. They are solely a production brewery, which allows them to fully devote their resources to creating the best beer possible. The overwhelmingly positive response they’ve received since inception makes them very happy to be brewing in a region where people love great beer
SKATIN’ THE WHIT!
Oregon has some of the best skateboarders in the world, and most challenging skateparks. Adding this skatepark definitely puts Eugene on the skate destination map, but Washington Jefferson is also the 8th skatepark now in the area. WJ will for sure be a jewel for the Northwest.
SAM BOND’S GARAGE IN ‘THE WHIT’
The Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene Oregon. It has been voted as one of America’s best bars by Esquire (magazine). Sam C. Bond was the grandson of Eugene-area pioneers Allen and Rachel Bond, owners of a 320-acre donation land claim awarded in 1853 on the current site of the Eugene Airport. Active in local politics, Bond served on the Eugene City Council from 1930 to 1942 and was credited in the site survey for the Eugene Blair Boulevard Commercial Area as having guided Eugene through the Great Depression.