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Whiteaker (almost exclusively called “the Whiteaker”) is a neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It is located to the northwest of downtown Eugene, and is home to primarily working class residents. Though it has served as an agricultural and commercial district in the past, it has become a primarily residential area. It is known as a vibrant cultural hub, center of community and environmental activism and home to alternative artists; it is increasingly also a nightlife district with many popular bars and restaurants.

In 2022, the Whiteaker Community Council verified with the City of Eugene that the Whiteaker neighborhood (known as the Whit) is composed of 2606 residential homes, 432 businesses, and has 11 parks.

Since Ninkasi brewing opened in 2006 the neighborhood has been undergoing a slow economic revitalization. Two other breweries, Hop Valley and Oakshire, moved their operations to the Whiteaker and a number of distilleries, restaurants, cannabis dispensaries, and food carts have sprung up to service patrons. Several structures along Blair Boulevard—one of the main streets through the neighborhood—and the surrounding area make up the Eugene Blair Boulevard Commercial Historic District.

Prominent local businesses include Sam Bond’s Garage, a local tavern; the Ninkasi Brewing Company; Izakaya Meiji company, a Japanese tapas and whiskey bar; and the Whiteaker Community Market, a Sunday farmer and artist market. You can also find cannabis recreational dispensaries, Going Green Eugene, Grasslands, and Twenty After Four Wellness.

source: wikipedia.org

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