The Whiteaker Neighborhood is the oldest neighborhood in the city of Eugene (founded in 1846 and incorporated in 1862) and is, without doubt, the most diverse and interesting. Centered around Blair Blvd., an early thoroughfare from the farm country to the city, Whiteaker has received attention in recent decades for being a hub for both anarchism and the most prominent Eugene breweries. However, as the presence of the St. John the Wonderworker community testifies, “The Whit” cannot easily be pigeonholed. Rather, it is perhaps best regarded as a neighborhood where the unconventional is commonplace and neighborliness abides.
Articles on Whiteaker
- 2011 Whiteaker Neighborhood Analysis by the City of Eugene.
- “Whistory” by Shannon Finnell, Eugene Weekly, August 1, 2012.
- “Eugene’s Eccentric Neighborhood” by John Gottberg Anderson, The Bulletin, November 10, 2013.
- “What Makes ‘The Whit’ Tick?” by Sherri Buri McDonald, The Register-Guard, November 21, 2011.
Five-Part Series on Whiteaker: “A City Within a City”