Jim and Donna White opened Sam’s Place Tavern in Eugene, Oregon in 2008. It had always been Jim’s passion to own a bar, and their vision for Sam’s Place was to create a destination for good food, great service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Jim and Donna love their bar, and their goal is to create a “Cheers” atmosphere in Eugene.

Sam’s Place Tavern sets the “bar” higher for Eugene.

Donna and Jim take their customers’ perspective into account when making decisions about the bar. They ensure that their bar provides the highest quality entertainment, food and drinks. They strive to constantly improve their menu offerings, to update the bar’s amenities and events, and to provide new TVs and sports packages.

Professional Cooks

The food at Sam’s Place is full of flavor and made fresh every day by our experienced staff. Our cooks have been with Sam’s Place since the beginning and they are great at what they do—making a menu of dynamite bar food and dinner specials to treat your palate. Each one pairs perfectly with our beer, wine and signature cocktails.

Sam's Place cheeseburger and fries

Inviting Atmosphere

The Sam’s Place staff is like a big family. They work hard to make each customer feel welcome, no matter which side of the field their team is on. This creates a sense of camaraderie at the bar that our loyal customers love. Many people who come to Sam’s to watch the game or grab a drink know each other well, and we are a fun and welcoming gathering place for sports fans and friends.

The patio has three flat screen TVs, ceiling heaters and seats 30 people for a comfortable field-side fresh air feel. The bar offers plenty of parking in our 40-space lot and additional, free parking is available on the weekends on adjacent blocks. With a pool table, free Wi-Fi, an ATM onsite and six Oregon Lottery machines, Sam’s Place is the best kept secret in the industrial district of Eugene.


A TV in Every Booth

Donna, laughing out loud, says “Jim personally sat in every seat before we opened to make sure there wasn’t a bad view in the house!” With two 84-inch TVs and many more 50-inch TVs on the walls in the bar and on the patio, and a 24-inch TV in every booth, every space at Sam’s Place feels like the front row. The TV packages offered include the NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, The Golf Channel, NPSL, Big Ten Network and Nascar. There is always a sports game on at Sam’s Place.

Sam’s Place Tavern is a proud to be the only Packers Everywhere bar in Lane County. Come show off your Green Bay pride at the next Packers game.

The Beaver Door

Our customers will commonly ask, “What’s up with the Beaver door?” Jim studied at the University of Oregon and played football for the Ducks, and Donna has family ties to Oregon State. So, they decided to put in a Beaver door as a fun way to drive home that all fans and team affiliations are welcome at Sam’s Place Tavern.

Rent Sam’s Place Tavern

Are you interested in renting Sam’s Place for a private, catered event? Call us and ask for Jim to learn more about rates and availability.