Eugene’s Top 10 Munchie Must-Haves

by Nicole Scopelliti | photo by Lauren Bruce

When the late night cravings come calling, don’t fret. Eugene is home to many satisfying and affordable restaurants, cafes and food trucks that are guaranteed to satiate even the mightiest of munchies. Whether you’re searching for a savory burrito or looking to dive into the sweeter side of donuts and ice cream, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied. Below are some of Eugene’s  best places to grab some grub when you’ve got the munchies. Go ahead, treat yourself!

The Dough Co.

Not only does The Dough Co. serve up the best calzones around, it’s also home to the perfect combo: warm cookies and milk. For just $7.50, you can receive a piping-hot calzone delivered to your doorstep. Among The Dough Co.’s most requested calzones are the Potato and Bacon calzone, filled with bacon, potatoes and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and the Broccoli and Cheddar calzone. For $6, you can receive a batch of four cookies. Choose from flavors including chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar and oatmeal. It gets even better! The Dough Co. delivers until 3 a.m. every day of the week.

Give The Dough Co. a call during your next munchie escapade at 541-485-7459, or visit the restaurant at 1337 Hilyard Street from 11 a.m. – 3 a.m., seven days a week.

Burrito Boy

After picking up a new strain at Cannabliss’ the Sorority, head to the nearby Burrito Boy location, located right across the street from The Hub. Whether you want all the fixings or you like to keep it simple, Burrito Boy has it all. If you’ve got a case of the super-munchies, try a Chile Relleno or Taquito Combo Plate. Burrito Boy also has an impressive array of side and snack items, which are perfect for a lighter pick-me-up. The quesadillas and nachos are great choices, especially for those wishing to forego meat. Burrito Boy is located at 510 E. Broadway and is open 5 a.m. – 12 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 24 hours a day from Wednesday through Saturday and 12 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Sy’s New York Pizza

If you live close to campus and are craving an authentic slice of New York-style pizza, stop by Sy’s. Enjoy a slice of your favorite pie or grab a whole pizza and enjoy it in a casual, chilled-out setting. Sy’s also sells garlic knots alongside their renowned pizza, which are the perfect fix for an intense case of the munchies. Order Sy’s New York Pizza via HungryDucks.com, or visit the restaurant at 1211 Alder St. on Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Whole Foods Market Hot Bar

Health-conscious cannisseurs can conquer the munchies, too! The Whole Foods Market Hot Bar offers a variety of options, from salads and vegan mashed potatoes, to roasted chicken and macaroni. Whole Foods Market is conveniently located near The Hub and is a short distance from campus, making it a viable dining option for students. Choose to eat in the bright, modern eating nook located near the Hot Bar, or purchase the food to go. Pro tip: it’s best to hit the Hot Bar in the afternoon and earlier in the evening, as the food tends to be the freshest then. Whole Foods Market is located at 353 Broadway, and is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Cheba Hut

Cheba Hut is the perfect spot to grab some grub in a relaxed, cannabis-inspired environment. With over 30 “toasted” subs and a variety of “cotton mouth cures,” Cheba Hut is guaranteed to curb even the most extreme case of the munchies. Try Cheba Hut’s Dank sub, featuring marinara, Genoa Salami, pepperoni and provolone cheese, or the White Widow sub, featuring grilled chicken breast covered in ranch dressing, mushrooms, bacon and provolone cheese. Cheba Hut also offers many vegetarian options as well, including the Magic Mushroom sandwich filled with portabella mushrooms. Check out Cheba Hut’s chilled-out vibe for yourself at 339 E 11th Ave from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Prince Pucklers

Stop by Prince Pucklers for a late night snack that is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. With an outdoor patio, it’s the perfect spot to hang out during the warm evenings of spring term. Explore a wide variety of gourmet ice cream flavors such as Peppermint Stick, Green Tea, Salted Caramel and Red Raspberry Cheesecake. Prince Pucklers’ Euphoria Ultra Chocolate Sundae, a cult favorite topped in warm dark chocolate sauce, is guaranteed to please. Dairy-free options are also available. Prince Pucklers is located on 19th and Agate, and is open daily from 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Voodoo Doughnut

When the munchies strike, head to Voodoo Doughnut for a classic Voodoo Doll doughnut filled with raspberry jelly or the ultra-delicious, fruit-loop covered The Loop doughnut. The menu is affordable and the downtown location isn’t too far from campus. Visit Voodoo Doughnut and order the Maple Blazer Blunt doughnut, a doughnut rolled into a blunt shape and covered in cinnamon sugar, with a tip dipped in maple frosting and red sprinkles. Voodoo Doughnut is located at 20 E. Broadway and is open 24 hours Thursday through Sunday and 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Uly’s Taco Shack

Although a popular spot for those who have the “drunchies” after a night at the campus bars, Uly’s is also a satisfying grub option for the munchies. If you find yourself near campus on Friday or Saturday night, you can expect to find the Uly’s Taco Shack food truck parked across the street from Taylor’s Bar from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Be sure to order the ever-popular Trifecta which includes one of each taco from the menu. Even though the menu is small, the portions are satisfying. Uly’s Taco Shack is located at 894 E. 13th Ave and is open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Maple Garden Chinese Restaurant

Takeout food: the stereotypical “munchie meal,” for good reason. When you’ve got the munchies, you need a quick, convenient and delicious cure. Maple Garden serves up quality, authentic Chinese food at affordable prices, making it a perfect option for those with refined tastes but a college student’s budget. Try the Szechuan Spicy Beef Noodles if you’re looking for a kick. If you’re feeling mellow, try any variation of Chow Mein and a side of Pork Egg Rolls or Veggie Spring Rolls. Maple Garden Chinese Restaurant is located at 1275 Alder Street and is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and is closed on Sunday. You can also order from their menu via HungryDucks.com.

McMenamins E. 19th Street Cafe

If a warm basket of tater tots and a cozy atmosphere appeals to you, look no further. McMenamins East 19th Street Cafe offers a relaxing space to hang out and eat delicious food with friends. Whether you’re ready to chow down on a burger or prefer hummus and pita bread, McMenamins will fulfill your munchie needs. Check out its happy hour from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. and after 10 p.m., where you’ll find discounted food and drinks. McMenamins East 19th Street Cafe is open 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Sunday. Check it out at 1485 E. 19th Ave. Their food is also available for takeout.

Eugene’s Best Glass Shops

by Anya Caro and Sierra Pedro | photo by Benji Rothenberg

While we all have a preferred smoking method, glassware is a must-have for many marijuana users. After deciding which strain to use, the second important decision is the method of consumption. Lucky for us, Eugene has plenty of local glass shops, also known as head shops. These shops will help you make the best purchase for your weed needs. Several of the glass shops around town are locally-owned and dedicated to their practice, able to provide for each smoker’s preferences. No matter your price range or consumption preference, there’s a glassware shop nearby to help you out.

Cornerstone

443 E 13th Ave. / 541-844-1585 / Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Conveniently right down the street from campus is Cornerstone, a perfect stop for glass products. They have a wide array of affordable glass pipes in various arrangements, colors and sizes. They also promote local glassblowers work, which feature various colors and eccentric designs. Cornerstone’s water pipes come in all sorts of bright colors, and if you want to shed just a few extra dollars, their higher-up water pipe designs are another great option for inhalers.

Santa Clara Smoke Shop

664 River Rd. / 541-654-5772 / Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Santa Clara Smoke Shop uses products from over 30 different local glass blowers. Their products are constantly changing due to changes in the artists who provide for them. So if you want something unique and one of a kind, stop by Santa Clara for something specifically “you.”  They have hand pipes, water pipes, bowls, downstems and concentrate accessories. Santa Clara also has the widest selection of vape products and juice in the area. They exclusively carry Emerald vapors, simplifying your need to decipher the differences between various vape products.

Midtown

133 E 13th Ave.  / 541-345-3337 / Mon. – Sat. 10 a.m – 9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m – 8 p.m.

Midtown sells locally made water pipes, bubblers, e-pens, dry pipes, concentrate supplies, vapor domes, vapor rigs, oil rigs and glass accessories. They sell a variety of products from local artists and top name brands. Every week, they have new pieces and provide new selections. They promote unique and top selling products that stand out among the crowd of glass shops in Eugene. You can’t find their unique products anywhere else.

Hunky Dory

271 W 7th Ave. / 541-345-1853 / Mon. – Sat. 10a.m. – 8p.m. and Sun. 12p.m. – 6p.m.

Hunky Dory is arguably known for being students’ favorite glass shop, right down the road from the university. They offer a wide selection of products and price ranges for any cannabis user. From hookah accessories to vaporizers to books and other products, they have it all! They also offer Miss Mary Jane leggings and Honey House Natural products.

Sweet Tooth Glass

3815 W 11th Ave. Ste 100 / 541-345-7777 / Mon. – Fri. 10:30a.m. – 7p.m., Sat. 12p.m. – 6p.m. and Sun. 12:30p.m. – 5p.m.

If you’re looking to support a small town, local business — look no further than Sweet Tooth Glass! They offer local handmade products from glass blowers Schott, Glass Alchemy, Northstar and Blast Shield. They also have a bench rental station for local artists and/or glassblowers to use!

LivWell Takes Oregon

By Delaney Rea | *Sponsored Content*

Marijuana dispensaries continue to pop up left and right. It’s becoming more and more evident that we’ve reached a fever pitch when it comes to the demand and supply of cannabis. With this many options, the pros and cons of each should be weighed. Are you getting the level of expertise required to make your cannabis shopping experience as successful as possible? The newest addition to Lane County’s dispensary scene aims to provide you with just that.

A family-owned organization, LivWell Enlightened Health began in 2009 with a single medical dispensary in Denver. Following Colorado’s 2014 recreational marijuana legalization, LivWell began catering to a new realm of customers. After expanding into 14 locations in Colorado, LivWell is venturing out to a fifteenth location in Springfield, Oregon.

At LivWell, you’ll find a one-stop-shop for all things cannabis. Not only that, it’s all offered at competitive pricing – which is ideal for college students on a budget. LivWell only stocks products from leading brands in the marijuana industry, which they closely evaluate for quality before setting them on their shelves. LivWell’s in-house cannabis infused products brand, Infusiasm, currently offers a wide range of concentrate, edible and topical products. In 2015, LivWell launched their own line of glass and accessories, Faded by LivWell. That same year, LivWell became the first dispensary to be endorsed by a celebrity when Snoop Dogg teamed up with them to sell his own cannabis line, Leafs by Snoop.

Michael Lord, LivWell’s Director of Business Development, takes pride in the business’ ability to serve consumers from all walks of life.

“In our locations, you’ll find customers representative of the diverse populations we serve, with men and women aged 21 to 65 [and older] regularly patronizing our stores,” Lord says. From first-time users to experienced “cannaseurs,” LivWell is a one-stop shop for everybody. Their popularity among a wide consumer base was earned by turning each employee into a cannabis expert. Every “budtender” undergoes an intensive two-week training program that provides them with all kinds of expertise. They are your resource for everything from the science of cannabis to choosing the best strain for your personal tastes.

LivWell makes your cannabis shopping experience easier with their customer loyalty program, LivWell Rewards. Free to join, the program awards its members points for every purchase. The points can be put toward discounts on non-medicated items in-store. In addition, you’ll receive $10 of store credit just for signing up, and you’ll even earn points on your birthday. Think of it as a punch card that doesn’t stop punching.

LivWell also strives to make their store like home for their customers. “Our budtenders love making personal connections with their customers, and many of them operate on a first-name basis with our consumers,” Lord says. The stores are also designed to be welcoming and relaxing for patrons. Friendly, inviting atmospheres are a major part of the culture that makes LivWell an enticing option for college students. This is far from the sterile, medicinal environments of some dispensaries.

At the end of the day, Lord’s ambitions for LivWell are relatively simple: “Our goal is for every customer to feel comfortable and confident about their cannabis purchase so that they can enjoy the best of what cannabis has to offer.”

LivWell will be opening soon at 2329 Olympic St. in Springfield. They can be reached at 541-357-5230.