Situated in the heart of downtown Eugene, the Fifth Street Public Market is the area’s premier shopping destination. Here you’ll find a colorful collection of unique, affordable and enchanting local stores, restaurants and cafés that offer everything from boutique fashion, jewelry and décor to specialty products, beauty treatments, and delicious food and drink.
Originally, craftspeople and farmers rented booth space for two dollars a day. Today, housed in the newly remodeled expansion of the Market, local craftspeople are still able to lease a small sales space for their hand crafted wares. Several of the original businesses have become regional retailers in Oregon with sales of over one million dollars annually.
Fifth Street Public Market is now the cornerstone of the 5th Avenue Historic Market District. This is an area that boasts interesting and unique shops plus fine restaurants making it the hub of Eugene’s retail shopping area in the downtown. Known as the place to go for great food and coffee, the Market is home to a multitude of international food cafes and restaurants. Tempting scents of exotic food are everywhere – for sit down or take home dining. Patio style tables and chairs invite friends and family to sit down and relax in the courtyard or on one of the many balconies overlooking the brick fountain.
The Fifth Street Public is more than a shopping trip. It is the real flavor and fun of Eugene. Locals come to eat and shop daily and bring their visitors to see a cross section of what Eugene is all about.
Professional Offices and locally owned Specialty Retail Stores make up the rest of the Market. Business and pleasure mix to create Eugene’s most entertaining destination point. The market has been identified by the Eugene Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau as a Premier Tourist attraction in Eugene. Unique, lively, diverse, entertaining, special, vibrant, memorable are terms used by the community to describe the essence of the Market and its business.
The Market is bordered by four main arterials- Sixth & Fifth Avenues, High & Pearl Streets, plus bike paths and bus stops. The Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the Conference Center adjacent to the Eugene Hilton and riverfront parks along the Willamette River are all within easy walking distance.
Located within three blocks of most of the city, county, state and federal employees in Lane County, the Market not only draws its customer base from these employees but benefits from the convention attendees only one block away at the Eugene/Springfield Convention Center.
The Fifth Street Public Market; a place like no other. A place where all your senses come into play. Marvel at the beauty of a courtyard fountain skirted by blossoming shrubs. Delight in minstrels’ song and musicians’ melodies. Discover unique treasures from around the world. Feast on international cuisine and fine wines. Touch the essence of Eugene. Her beauty and her people. The market is a truly unique experience. You’ll find a refreshing spirit, friendly, relaxed, personal, born from a rendition of owner-operation and a sense of pride in it.
Mouth-watering cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinners too. The Cafes at Fifth Street Public Market are an eclectic arrangement of casual dining and international fare. Italian, French, Greek, Mediterranean and more. Baked goods burgers, fresh roasted coffee and juices. Imported cheeses, candy and wine, beers brewed near and far, enticing delights, yours to enjoy. The Fifth Street Public Market is for everyone’s pleasure. From Fountain Level to the fifth floor, the elevator, completed in the fall of 1988, make it accessible to all. Check the map for access ramps throughout the market, restrooms and most convenient parking. Parking spaces are reserved for the physically challenged in both the South parking lot (6th and High) and the West (5th and Pearl).Fifth Street Market