Oregon Electric Station: 'We want this to be an everyday restaurant'

EUGENE, Ore. -- After months of renovations, the Oregon Electric Station is back open for business.

A new team of managers, designers and chefs have been working since March to restore the iconic Eugene restaurant.

Paulo Ruffi, the new general manager of the Oregon Electric Station, says the restaurant is tailored for Eugene.

"We made this, adapting to the market in Eugene and the people that are going to be visiting in Eugene," said Ruffi.

The restaurant was built on the plot of an old electric train depot, and included the train cars in its structure.

Ruffi said they completely overhauled the interior, while maintaining the aesthetics that make the place an Oregon landmark.

"Each table was hand made by a specialist. It's all been thought out and designed to have an efficient, consistent, classy service," said Ruffi.

The kitchen staff will be serving up old favorites, as well as plenty of new items to the menu.

"Prime rib, steak, filet. We have halibut salmon. All pastas and breads are made in-house," said Ruffi. "We want this to be an every day restaurant, where people can come and find something they like on the menu."

The Oregon Electric Station will open Monday at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and stay open until 10 p.m. for dinner.