Roaring Rapids is in the Glenwood area about midway between Eugene and Springfield, at 4006 Franklin Blvd. The restaurant sits well back from the road, behind the miniature golf site, Camp Putt. They recently added delivery service, which includes Beltline Rd to the North, Patterson St to the West, LCC to the South and 58th St to the East in Springfield.
An individual pizza and salad bar with drink deal is well priced at $5.79 during the lunch hour. The salad bar is usually well stocked and fresh.
The pizza, last time I was there, is OK. It was disappointing to have what looked and tasted like canned mushrooms on top. But if you are looking for pepperoni, Hawaiian or taco toppings, you'll be fine here. The crust is also not my favorite, but that's always personal preference. The crust (which, in my opinion is critical to good pizza) seems a little bland and lacking texture to me.
There are three winning features of this place. First, a fairly recent remodel resulted in a fresh, lighter look (love the knotty pine!) There is ample room for several large groups to enjoy the space. Sports teams and birthday parties often fill the rooms. Second is the carousel that kids can ride for free. This is a long-time feature of past pizzerias, and it is a charming attraction that I'm glad they kept. Third, but actually most important, is the beautiful river view from this location. Afternoons and early evenings outside are really a pleasure. There is nothing like a slice of pizza pie and a cold beer while enjoying the great outdoors...