You can shop for one-of-a-kind crafts at Eugene's Saturday Market (tel. 541/686-8885; www.eugenesaturdaymarket.org), which covers more than 2 downtown blocks beginning at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Oak Street. The bustling market was founded in 1970 and is something of a bastion of hippie crafts. There are also food vendors, fresh produce, and live music. The market, held April through mid-November, takes place on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.
Other days of the week, you can explore the Market District, a 6-block area of restored buildings that houses unusual shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs. The 5th Street Public Market, 296 E. Fifth Ave. (tel. 541/484-0383; www.5stmarket.com), at the corner of Fifth Avenue and High Street, is the centerpiece of the area. Also nearby is Down to Earth, 532 Olive St. (tel. 541/342-6820; www.home2garden.com), a fascinating garden-and-housewares shop housed in an old granary building.
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