West University Neighbors

Founded in 1974, West University Neighbors is a neighborhood association supported by the City of Eugene. The WUN promotes community through social, cultural, and educational activities and provides a forum for advancing neighborhood interests.

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Photos from Lane County Mutual Aid's post 04/30/2020

Photos from Lane County Mutual Aid's post

04/26/2020

Alder Street Chalk Walk this evening!

Hi there! A collection of Amazon neighbors on Alder Street between 24th and 28th will be doing a "chalk walk" this evening! Feel free to decorate your sidewalk with positive thoughts or art! If you don't have chalk, feel free to make a sculpture in your lawn, play some music if you are a musician, or put some art in your front window! (Let us know if you need chalk!)

This evening when you walk down Alder, enjoy the art safely by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance with other art appreciators and it might be nice to wear a mask to keep everyone safe. Just put one in your pocket. It doesn't hurt to wear one if there are other folks on the street with you... A little community joy is just what we need right now!

01/03/2020

New year, new you? This #featurefriday goes to High Priestess, a high-end tattoo and piercing shop on 13th ave near campus. High Priestess offers professional tattoos and body piercings with high-quality jewelry. WUN is lucky to have such a creative business in our neighborhood. High Priestess Piercing & Tattoo

New year, new you? This #featurefriday goes to High Priestess, a high-end tattoo and piercing shop on 13th ave near campus. High Priestess offers professional tattoos and body piercings with high-quality jewelry. WUN is lucky to have such a creative business in our neighborhood. High Priestess Piercing & Tattoo

01/01/2020

Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ Here's to a neighborly 2020!

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 12/19/2019

WUN Throwback Thursday!
Photos comparing 11th Ave near Hilyard St. from the early 1900's to today. A century of difference.

(Photo courtesy of Lane County Historical Museum # 31T/L80-48B)

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 12/13/2019

Are you looking for some brunch in the neighborhood? This #featurefriday goes to a favorite brunch spot- the Glenwood! The Glenwood has a location in WUN near campus. It is known for its comfortable atmosphere with brunch favorites from Eggs Benedict to banana nut waffles to chorizo omelettes. The restaurant also offers an upstairs room perfect for larger dining parties. Glenwood Restaurants

12/11/2019

As finals wrap-up and you may be heading home for the holidays, take some steps to make sure your possessions will be safe over the break. EPD and UOPD recommend to:
β€’ Lock doors and windows.
β€’ Don’t leave valuables visible through windows.
β€’ Take your valuables with you when you leave for the holidays.
β€’ Never leave things visible in your car, even while locked.
β€’ Park in busy and well-lit areas.
β€’ Use a steering wheel locking device.

To report suspicious activity
off campus: 541.682.5111
on campus: 541.346.2919

12/06/2019

#featurefriday
The Webfoot Bar and Grill is a staple of West University nightlife! This business located on 13th Ave hosts well-loved trivia nights, football watch parties, and relaxed paint nites, along with being a go-to bar. Check out The Webfoot

#featurefriday
The Webfoot Bar and Grill is a staple of West University nightlife! This business located on 13th Ave hosts well-loved trivia nights, football watch parties, and relaxed paint nites, along with being a go-to bar. Check out The Webfoot

Timeline Photos 12/03/2019

Our neighborhood boasts some amazing artwork! Here is a mural by Hush located at 13th and Oak Alley. Hush is known for his portraits of Geishas which are traditional female Japanese entertainers. Geisha literally translated into English actually means artist. This piece is a part of the 20x21 EUG mural project which is trying to create 20 world-class murals in Eugene by 2021 IAAF world championships.

Our neighborhood boasts some amazing artwork! Here is a mural by Hush located at 13th and Oak Alley. Hush is known for his portraits of Geishas which are traditional female Japanese entertainers. Geisha literally translated into English actually means artist. This piece is a part of the 20x21 EUG mural project which is trying to create 20 world-class murals in Eugene by 2021 IAAF world championships.

11/08/2019

🌳🌳🌳 Join us tonight for our Neighborhood Planning meeting!! 🌳 🌳🌳
(5:30-7pm at the Eugene Garden Club: 1645 High st)
Free pizza! Meet your neighbors! Learn about the reactivation process for the neighborhood association!

11/01/2019

On today's #featurefriday we're highlighting a local non-profit organization: ELAW! The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is a global alliance of attorneys, scientists, and advocates working for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. Internationally connected and also based in our neighborhood! Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - ELAW

On today's #featurefriday we're highlighting a local non-profit organization: ELAW! The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide is a global alliance of attorneys, scientists, and advocates working for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. Internationally connected and also based in our neighborhood! Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - ELAW

10/29/2019

Do you have friends or roommates who live in the West University Neighborhood? Tag them below so they can stay connected!

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 10/22/2019

Thank you to those who joined us at our community event last Thursday, Nachos & Neighbors! It was a great night of fun and connection.
Also! A big thanks to our live band, Kalo Cedro, and our nacho caterer, Dos Banderos for being a part of the event.

10/17/2019

TONIGHT is our community event! Come grab some free nachos and enjoy the musical talent of Kalo Cedro @ West University Park from 5:30-7!

TONIGHT is our community event! Come grab some free nachos and enjoy the musical talent of Kalo Cedro @ West University Park from 5:30-7!

10/11/2019

This #featurefriday goes to the Bijou Art Cinemas located at 13th and Ferry st. A hallmark of the West University Neighborhood, the Bijou has been around since 1980 and is known for its first-run, foreign, and independent films. The Bijou is housed in an old mission-style church designed by the first Dean of Architecture at UO.

We couldn't agree more that "the small, quirky
theater has earned a special place in the heart of the community."

Weigh In On Street Name Finalists 10/05/2019

Weigh In On Street Name Finalists

Vote on street names in Downtown Eugene!

There are 14 days left to cast your vote for street names in the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment area. Click on the link, register, and help make our street names reflective of our community!
#downtown #riverfront #ward3 #ward7 #transportation
https://engage.eugene-or.gov/name-our-streets/brainstormers/vote-on-street-name-finalists

Weigh In On Street Name Finalists We put out the call for street name ideas for the Downtown Riverfront redevelopment and the community responded!More than 600 people contributed about 1,100 ideas. It took us a little longer than expected because of the overwhelming response, but we’ve narrowed th...

SCA Eugene – We Own It! 10/05/2019

SCA Eugene – We Own It!

Did you know that West University is home to 3 co-op houses? This #featurefriday goes to the Student Cooperative Association.

The Campbell Club, Lorax Manner, and Janet Smith House are all managed by the SCA. The Students' Cooperative Association- Eugene​ is a non-profit, student owned and governed housing cooperative. Each house in the WUN has a unique community like cooking exclusively vegetarian food or focusing on environmental sustainability. All houses are a vibrant and welcome addition to the WUN!

You can learn more and apply to live in the houses at: https://eugenesca.com/

SCA Eugene – We Own It!

10/03/2019

A map of the West University Neighborhood!

What's your favorite thing about living in WUN?

A map of the West University Neighborhood!

What's your favorite thing about living in WUN?

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 08/30/2019

Today's #FeatureFriday showcases a mural painted by Ila Rose Art of Wiley Griffon: the first African American to own property in Eugene, be employed by the University of Oregon, and who served as the driver of the town's first streetcar. This streetcar connected the West University Neighborhood to downtown and the university.

This mural is located on Willamette street between 20th and 22nd Avenue, check it out!

It's now easier to send West University Neighbors a message. 08/23/2019

It's now easier to send West University Neighbors a message.

It's now easier to send West University Neighbors a message.

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 08/23/2019

Our second #FeatureFriday goes to Brail's Espresso!

This cozy coffee shop is located in the southwest corner of the WUN on 17th Avenue and Willamette Street. Stop by and grab a drink β˜•οΈ

08/21/2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by WK Interact

Located at 1166 Oak Street, a mural apart of the 20x21 EUG Mural Project depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his most famous speech.

This mural is located just a couple of blocks north of WUN's northwest boundary! Check out https://www.20x21eug.com/ to see more murals throughout town.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by WK Interact

Located at 1166 Oak Street, a mural apart of the 20x21 EUG Mural Project depicts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his most famous speech.

This mural is located just a couple of blocks north of WUN's northwest boundary! Check out https://www.20x21eug.com/ to see more murals throughout town.

Photos from West University Neighbors's post 08/16/2019

Our first #FeatureFriday goes to Soft Horizons Fibre!

Housed in a beautiful Victorian home on the corner of 13th Avenue and Mill Street, Soft Horizons Fibre has one of Oregon's largest selections of yarn.

Whether or not you're interested in their various workshops or events, walk by and check out their beautiful space!

Have ideas on who should be featured next week? Drop your thoughts in the comments πŸ‘‡ or send us a message πŸ“¨

08/14/2019

What neighborhood association do you live or work in? Comment below and let us know πŸ‘‡

We're #10 on the map!

#neighborhood #community #lovewhereyoulive #eugeneoregon

What neighborhood association do you live or work in? Comment below and let us know πŸ‘‡

We're #10 on the map!

#neighborhood #community #lovewhereyoulive #eugeneoregon

06/04/2019

A map of the West University Neighborhood.

A map of the West University Neighborhood.

Our Purpose

West University Neighborhood Association exists to improve the livability of the neighborhood and connect neighbors to one another. We partner with the City of Eugene to initiate community events and projects. Join us!

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