Red Wagon Creamery is, in my opinion, one of the best Ice Cream shops in Oregon. Not only are all of their handcrafted ice creams popping with flavor but, you can tell that everything is made with care. Four years ago Emily and Stewart, owners and operators of Red Wagon Creamery, sat down together and decided that they wanted to make really GOOD ice cream– emphasis on the GOOD because when you take a bite of their mint chocolate chip ice cream, that is what you are tasting–no fillers, no artificial flavors. They also make it a point to showcase local ingredients. They wanted to get back to natural flavors, pure ice cream. Their five year plan started by selling their creams out of a cart. Eventually they moved to two carts then before they knew it they were able to open their store, faster than they had planned! I had the opportunity to taste all of their flavors, again, as well as go behind the scenes on a shopping trip with them to the Saturday Market.
Although the Falling Sky Brewery only opened back in January of 2012 it has made quite a splash in our Eugene community. They make it a point to use seasonal local produce, and local meats. With seasonality a key factor in their dishes, it means they add new delicious menu items throughout the year. The prices may be a little more than the normal campus eatery, but let me tell you it is worth every penny. I had the opportunity to sit down with one of the Owners Rob, who was extremely down to earth and was enthused to be able to give me a look around. If you aren’t 21 don’t let that scare you away, because the staff and the atmosphere of Falling Sky is something that you would regret not trying. There are two locations here in Eugene, Falling Sky Delicatessen 790 Blair Blvd and Falling Sky Brewing House 1334 Oak Alley.