We got to get away from Portland for a little bit!
Last weekend we went down to Eugene to explore. We’ve only been once, basically just for lunch, on our way to Crater Lake 3 years ago. It seemed like a cute town so when we wanted to take a mini break somewhere, I looked into Eugene. I found a super cute Airbnb in the Whiteaker neighborhood–walking distance to Ninkasi Brewery, Hop Valley and a bunch of really good restaurants.
I posted some videos on my Instagram of the Airbnb house we got. It was so cute! It was an old-craftsman style similar to the old Portland houses. Super charming little details. The owner decorated it with lots of interesting pieces and antiques. And quirky things. 🙂
The kid’s room was super cute and had murals painted on the walls. There was a twin bed and a twin bed with a trundle pull-out. So lots of kids could stay!
The master had a LUXURIOUS king sized bed that felt like sleeping on a cloud. It was SO nice.
The kitchen was nice for being small and old. It had a lot of charm and the owners stocked it well with everything you’d need. You never know with a place what you are going to get. They also had chocolate and a bottle of wine as a gift!
We checked into the house and unpacked the car. The one downside was that the house didn’t allow dogs so we had to leave Bella with her foster mom, Jen, for the weekend. It was kind of a bummer but I know she was SUPER excited to have her own “Vacation.”
Then Michael went out to get our growlers filled.
After that we went to The Wheel Apizza Club for dinner. My cousin Di met us there, and it was nice to see her and catch up.
The pizza place was really cute. Michael got us whatever their house IPA was and it was pretty good. We ordered a pepperoni pizza and a cheese pizza. Logan ate like 3 pieces of the cheese!
After dinner we went back to the house and got the stroller that came with the house (they also had a highchair, toys, and a pack n’ play–so lots of kid stuff!) and then walked around the neighborhood and explored.
It was such a cute area. Lots of cute old houses. Lots of art everywhere!
Lots of hippies. I used to be kind of a hippie back in the day so it’s not like I’m against it, but it was a tad startling to see SO MANY hippies in such a small place. LOL! Lots of tie dye, lots of dreadlocks, unfortunately also a lot of homeless. But maybe that’s just the area we were staying in? I don’t know Eugene well enough to know.
Friday night was a pretty early night for us. It had been a reeeeealllly long day and we were all beat.