Party Downtown

The real party at Eugene’s Party Downtown is the one on your plate, and it’s a culinary dance-off in which locally grown vegetables and humanely raised animals move and groove to win your taste buds’ affection. The focus on sustainable eating means everything at Party Downtown is made in-house, including the bread plate’s crunchy-outside-moist-inside slices and their accompanying cultured butter. While the restaurant’s pale wooden tables and potted succulents are refreshing enough to make you almost want to ditch your debaucherous lifestyle for a sunny and plain one, they mostly encourage you to sit and stay awhile. Seasonal menus of creative comfort food mean you’ll often be surprised by changing food and drink options, but look out for the staple veggie burger, made with the earthiest of smoked mushrooms, and local Oregon and Washington wines.