Eugene, OR Restaurants

Company with questionable history planning bar crawls in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. -- A series of bar crawls are scheduled in Eugene for Saturday, Sept. 25, but the company behind them has a questionable history. All three are hosted by Bar Crawl Unlimited, an Arizona-based company which has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company’s owner, listed in business filings as Adam Dobres, also owns A-Z Food Festivals.
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Keepin’ it Clean

Opening a brand-new bar and entertainment space in the middle of a global pandemic is like calling for a fake punt in football, according to Casey Lynch, general manager and co-owner at The Big Dirty, a new music venue in downtown Eugene. “If it works, you’re a strategic genius,” Lynch...

Want A Seat At The Bar? Some Eugene Locales Require Vax Proof To Enter

Some restaurants and entertainment venues in Eugene are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination before coming inside. Cerina Waterstone is a front of house manager at Izakaya Meiji in the Whiteaker neighborhood. She said the rise in the delta variant prompted the Japanese-style pub to institute this safety protocol to protect staff.

Bars in Eugene Struggle to Enforce Mask Mandate

Oregon’s new mask mandate is causing problems for some businesses, especially bars. Casey Lynch co-owns The Big Dirty in downtown Eugene, the site of a viral video of maskless patrons last weekend. He says he’s thankful for the mandate, but it’s hard to enforce. “Seventy percent of the people are...