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University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center in Eugene

Photo of downtown street corner in front of Baker Downtown Center, for the About page University of Oregon Baker Downtown Center in Eugene.

Programs housed in The Baker Downtown Center bring the university’s resources and opportunities to the community. We host credit and noncredit workshops, sponsor cultural and educational events, and rent conference and classroom space to academic partners and community organizations.

UO Baker Downtown Center

975 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401

The Baker Downtown Center is at the corner of 10th and High, near the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and the East Broadway business district. It was built in 1952 by the Guard Publishing Co. and served as The Eugene Register-Guard’s home until 1998, when the building was leased to the University of Oregon and renamed the Baker Downtown Center.

Learn about meeting and conference space available for rent at the Baker Downtown Center.

Accommodations and Visitor Information

Local hotel and restaurant information is available from the Eugene Cascades and Coast website.

Public Transportation

  • The Lane Transit District bus station is only a few blocks from the Baker Downtown Center.
  • The westbound EmX bus stops one block south on the corner of 11th Avenue and High Street.
  • The eastbound EmX bus stops just outside the side entrance to the Baker Downtown Center, providing transportation to the UO main campus and Springfield stations.
  • There are several bike racks outside the building. Bike routes can be found with a Eugene Bicycle Map.

Driving Directions

From I-5 North or South: Take exit 194B (which puts you on I-105 westbound). Take Exit #2 and follow signs for downtown and city center. After crossing the bridge, take the 8th Avenue exit and at the second light (Pearl Street), turn left. Go two blocks to 10th Avenue and turn left. Go across High Street and past the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

From the east: If on I-105 westbound, take Exit #2 and follow signs for downtown and city center. After crossing the bridge, take the 8th Avenue exit and at the second light (Pearl Street), turn left. Go two blocks to 10th Avenue and turn left. Go across High Street and past the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

If on Franklin Blvd., continue west past the main campus and take the 11th Avenue exit. Continue six blocks to Mill Street, turn right. Drive one block and veer left onto 10th Avenue. The entrance to the parking lot is on your right.

From the west: From highway 99 or 126, both highways become local street W. 7th Avenue. At Pearl Street, turn right. Go to 10th Avenue and turn left. Cross High Street and pass the UO Baker Downtown Center (on the corner of 10th and High). Parking is in the lot on your left.

Parking at the UO Baker Downtown Center

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Lot #1A

Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) has an arrangement to administer permits for a specific lot, east of the Baker Downtown Center. As an attendee of a program hosted by CPE, you may obtain a digital parking permit that can be used to park in the CPE lot while attending programs at the Baker Downtown Center.

For security reasons, the Event Entrance, located at 325 E. 10th Avenue, is opened only 30 minutes prior to events. At other times please use the 975 High St. office entrance. Both doors are equipped with accessible, automatic controls.

Obtain a Digital Permit

  1. Register for a CPE affiliated program, which includes OLLI.
  2. Receive an emailed invitation for a digital permit. If you did not receive an email, please contact the office at 541-346-4231.
  3. Follow the link to claim your digital permit, linked to your license plate.
  4. When attending programs at the Baker Downtown Center, park in CPE lot with the car having the license plate that you linked to your permit.

Those who have UO Faculty and Staff parking permits for Zone C are asked to park in the UO parking lot north of the CPE event parking lot.

Parking

Park in the CPE lot, located east of the Baker Downtown Center, with an entrance from E. 10th Ave. (Be careful crossing the alley between the parking lot and the building!)

Graphic showing correct and incorrect parking.
Park Nose In: Head in parking is required in all campus parking lots and spaces. Do not back into the space.
Graphic showing correct and incorrect parking.
Park Between the Lines: Vehicles must fit in the designated space. Do not cross or park on the painted lines.

Alternative Parking

If the CPE lot is full, you will need to find an alternative parking location. This map provides suggestions, but keep in mind that resources are subject to change and permits are not provided for alternative parking locations.

There are 2 hour meters on High St.

The City of Eugene Overpark garage is located on 1000 E 10th Ave. Permits are not provided.

Baker Downtown Center Map

Map of the Baker Downtown Center area.