With a population of over 150,000 people, Eugene is the third most populous city in Oregon. The motto of Eugene is ‘A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors’ and this is true, there is a vibrant arts community and in and around town are many outdoor activities possible. Since the 1970s, Eugene has many community gardens and active neighborhood programs which deepen social and economic networks. This might be a reason why you will find so many thrift stores and other charity shops in Eugene, there are a lot of large stores of national thrift store chains as well as local stores. Also you can find antique shops, consignment stores, resale boutiques and much more. This makes Eugene a great town to go antique hunting, to find furniture for every room in your house or to find a wardrobe full of gently used clothing for the whole family.