Fill your stomach for the good cause on Saturday, Aug. 17: Dishcrawl introduces “Neighborfood,” an afternoon celebration of food, family and community in downtown Eugene. Dishcrawl will give a portion of the proceeds to Womenspace, a nonprofit organization providing support to women and children in situations of domestic abuse.
Womenspace supports survivors of domestic violence in intimate partner relationships. Though the shelter and the crisis line are still running, the nonprofit had to close walk-in services for survivors earlier this year due to federal, county and city budget cuts.
Eight downtown restaurants will be serving special items from their menus and drink specials to ticket holders from 2 to 6 pm. Participating restaurants include Tokyo Tonkatsu, Bon Mi, Red Wagon Creamery, Sammitch, Off the Waffle and Larry’s Cupcake Café. The Davis will offer roasted pancetta, prawn and beef bourguignon and a Velox wine tasting. Belly will serve pork confit sliders, house baked gougeres and vin de pamplemousse.
“The idea is to highlight our restaurants and a certain neighborhood, and at the same time give back to the community,” says Rosalie Ruff, Eugene Dishcrawl ambassador, who thought of Womenspace after learning about is funding difficulties.
Dishcrawl Events is a company offering diverse dining experiences for food lovers. This is their first Neighborfood in Eugene. Ruff expects 200 participants, and the more successful, the better for Womenspace.
Admission is $20 on site including one food/drink ticket and an entry into the raffle. Tickets and food and drink ticket bundles can be purchased at discounted prices online on dishcrawl.com/downtownnf. Check in between 1:30 and 4 pm at Lane County Circuit Court next to the Saturday Market’s information booth and explore downtown Eugene culinary spots for an entire afternoon.