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Old 05-19-2007, 01:44 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone. I called UO housing and they're going to get back to me next week; in the meanwhile, it has been helpful to have the neighborhoods narrowed down. : )

I'll be heading to Eugene in two weeks for a reconnaissance mission...
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Eugene is a breathtakingly beautiful city and close enough to the coast, the mountains, and Portland to be very convenient. But, wow, I mean, BYOB. Bring your own Brikenstocks! That city is a little shocking for a good ol' suburban Colorado boy like myself. I never lived there--but to do so would certainly take a cultural adjustment of substantial proportions to fit in depending on where you're from. Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle would probably acclimate you culturally for Eugene. But Denver, Colorado Springs, Middle America? Wow. Just wow.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland California
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Johhny,
If you lived in Eugene for 15 years, what is your opinion on another poster's comment about poor air quality?
thanks!
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Old 05-22-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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Default Springfield

I am helping my brother relocate to the area from CA. He has a job in Eugene off of 5th St. and is looking for a safe and quite place to live that is an easy commute. Max rent $700/mo. His new co-workers had recommended Springfield. He is definitely not into parties/loud music, etc. Can anyone help with details about Springfield or another area that may be close by?

Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Everywhere
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Eugene is a breathtakingly beautiful city and close enough to the coast, the mountains, and Portland to be very convenient. But, wow, I mean, BYOB. Bring your own Brikenstocks! That city is a little shocking for a good ol' suburban Colorado boy like myself. I never lived there--but to do so would certainly take a cultural adjustment of substantial proportions to fit in depending on where you're from. Austin, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle would probably acclimate you culturally for Eugene. But Denver, Colorado Springs, Middle America? Wow. Just wow.
Quite agree. I lived there for years. First time I saw chicks with arm pit hair, and proud of it. Still, Always felt like I was visiting another country. But disagree a little bit with ya. Nothing can prepare you for Eugene. It has fantastic bike trails, one of the most beautiful College campus in the country. They Love Football Ducks like you boys in the south. Its close to the Ocean. The Girls are hot (except for the ones with arm pit hair). Im a liberal, so I fit in. If you have one good thing to say about Bush....I recommend you look somewhere else. IF you are conservative, move to Springfield, which connects to Eugene. The Community College has always ranked in the top 5 in the nation. You are close to the Coast, hiking, biking. If you like to party, don't forget that the movie Animal house was filmed there, and for good reason. You are 1.5 hours from Portland, but I never found a reason to go there. I could get every thing I wanted from Eugene.
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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Default Where is the Washburne District?

Hi All - can someone please tell me where the Washburne District is in Springfield?

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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MzzBelle:
Air quality has impoved over the years after they banned open field burning north of town. (The Willamette Valley is the grass seed capital of the world.) However, that said, air quality still ain't the greatest. Being in a valley, air inversion put a "cap" on air movement both in summer and sometimes in winter. The abundant rain, however, serves to keep the air clean, but inversions *can* last for weeks at a time. Clear as mud?

RSuzu:
The Washburne district is a historically designated neighborhood just north of downtown Springfield. You will signs designating the area on the street sign poles. Cute "cottagey" homes; some are renovated and nice and others need help.
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Old 05-23-2007, 06:46 PM
 
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P.S.: Allergies can be a real problem in Eugene in the spring and early summer. The abundant cottonwoods along the two rivers pump out massive amounts of pollen.
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Default The Glenwood is the cafe next to 7-11

Also have a place at 27th and Willamette. Breakfast til 5:00, great omelets and potatoes.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:42 AM
 
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Also have a place at 27th and Willamette. Breakfast til 5:00, great omelets and potatoes.
I had first date with my wife at the Glenwood, We had some fantastic cheesecake. We have been together 15 years in January.
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