Small businesses help give the Eugene/Springfield area its unique flavor. In addition to quality goods and services, they provide employment opportunities that fuel the local economy. Due to restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, small businesses need the support of their communities more than ever. Working together to curb the economic harm caused by the pandemic will ultimately benefit everyone.
While restaurants and bars statewide are now closed to sit-down customers, most still have take-out and delivery options available. Local catering and entertainment companies, hit hard by new mandates that limit social gatherings, are also finding ways to offer services to the public.
Below is a roundup of area businesses that could use your support. Many are offering delivery services through apps like GrubHub, UberEats, and DoorDash. Most businesses also offer curbside pickup of food and products, and online shopping deals abound for those staying at home. Check each business’ social media for the newest updates.
Time for a homeschool fieldtrip—Oregon’s favorite drive-thru safari remains open. Located a little over an hour south of Eugene, Wildlife Safari is perfect for those looking for a fun daytrip. Kids and adults alike can enjoy observing ostriches, lions, hippos, giraffes, and more from the safety of their own cars. Wildlife Safari’s restaurant and gift shop are closed for the time being.
Knotty Lady Yarns
Finding new ways to pass the pass the time during this time? Try knitting! Knotty Lady Yarns is offering curb side pick-up for locals by placing your order online and selecting the “curbside” pickup option. Not a local? Don’t worry! Order online and Knotty Lady can ship to you.
(541) 673-2199 , knottyladyyarns.com
Rising Phoenix Productions
DJ and mobile entertainment companies have been hit especially hard by the new restrictions. Rising Phoenix Productions is offering gift certificates that increase 50% in value after purchase. New apparel—such as t-shirts, hoodies, and hats—may also soon be available. Watch the business’ Facebook for updates.
As You Like It
Use this time at home to explore new ways to be intimate with your partner. In accordance with the health needs of our community, As You Like It is now open by appointment only. Call or email to schedule your shopping time. You could also shop As You Like It’s website for fun toys that can help entertain you and your partner. All orders over $50 can receive free shipping when you use the code “SocialDistancing” at checkout.
(541) 606-0553, asyoulikeitshop.com
Laurelwood Golf Course
Enjoy the spring sunshine by playing a round at Laurelwood Golf Course, now open. The cups and flagsticks have been replaced with markers visible from the tee boxes and fairways. When your ball hits a marker, it’s in! Book ahead of time through the business’s website or by phone. For now, the driving range remains closed and golf carts are out of use.
4 Star Meat Company
4 Star Meat Co hopes everyone is staying safe and healthy while we continue through this COVID – 19 pandemic. To help minimize contact, 4 Star now offers phone orders and no contact curbside pick up. Once you place your order and pay over the phone, call 4 Star Meat Co when you arrive and they will load your car.
(541) 689-1350 , 4 Star Meat Company Facebook Page
Shop Mother’s Day early—$80 gift cards are for sale for $100.
Mad Batters Bakery
Birthdays, anniversaries, and other reasons to celebrate don’t go away, even while social distancing. Mad Batters continues to bake by order only, opening Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-1 pm for store or curbside pickup. Buy six cupcakes for $15, six mini cinnamon rolls for $10, or four assorted cheesecake slices for $18—see the bakery’s Facebook for a full menu. Text to order and please give 18- to 24-hour notice.
Track Town Pizza
Track Town Pizza continues to serve up piping-hot pies for curbside pickup or delivery. For a limited time, from 8-10 pm get a two-topping medium pizza for $11 dollars and free delivery.
Royal India Cuisine
Get your fix of classic Indian dishes through takeout or delivery at Royal India. For a limited time, get free spring rolls and 10 percent off purchases of $15 or more off when you order directly from the restaurant.
Carte Blanche Caterers
With weddings, company picnics, and other social gatherings no longer allowed, Carte Blanche Caterers offers gourmet boxed dinners that be ordered via phone or email.
541-554-9088, firstname.lastname@example.org, carteblanchecaterers.com
Café 440, an American comfort food favorite, has closed down temporarily. You can order gift cards through Venmo, @cafefourforty, or through the restaurant’s website.
“We’re going to get through this together, like the family that we are, and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces back at Cafe 440 enjoying the best dang comfort food in the Willamette Valley!” say owners Todd and Martha Schuetz.
Your one-stop shop for quality burgers and beer is temporarily closed, but you can order gift cards at the restaurant’s website.
Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company
In troubling times, nothing lifts the spirit quite like a quality glass of Oregon wine. Territorial Vineyards offers delivery by phone. The winery also opens a bottle shop each Friday from noon-6 pm. Walk in or call ahead for curbside pickup.
J Scott Cellars
J Scott Cellars is selling “Eugene Green” hand sanitizer made with the winery’s own brandy. Buy it for $10 or get a bottle for free with the purchase of six or more bottles of wine. Curbside pickup is available, as is free delivery for the Eugene/Springfield area. For a limited time, online sales can enjoy a 20 percent discount with the code “SIPWINE.”
Working from home? Spruce up your surroundings by shopping Carpet Gallery, still open regular hours. As in all stores, please practice social distancing and remain at least six feet from other customers.
Mazama Sporting Goods
Mazama Sporting Goods remains open, offering quality products for those who love the outdoors, but self-quarantiners can still shop the store online. Through the end of March, use the code “Quarantined” and get five percent off your order.
Want to see Kona Ice in a neighborhood near you? Tell them! Kona Ice is now offering curbside delivery. Order online and they will deliver it to you. Great for the kids on these sunny days!
(541) 972-5662, kurbsidekona.com
Ceramic Tile Supply NW
Ceramic Tile has a very convenient drive-thru warehouse so when it’s time to pick up your order you have the comfort of staying in your vehicle while they load you up! Go and check out their amazing selection of in-stock tile (including granite and quartz slabs) and their discount room.
Open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat. 10-5. Located at 1620 W. 7th Ave. in Eugene. Feel free to call with any questions.
For realtors that are still selling and need a home staged, Amazing Design is the business to call! Over the phone, FaceTime or Zoom consultations are available during these times.
541-335-1912, Amazing Design