Exploring the Inland Empire

Spokane-Washington

It’s time to go further afield. We’re pretty dang pleased to announce an expansion into Spokane and the goodness that surrounds it. In the coming season, we’ll explore the Inland Empire, and locals (yes, real life “Spokies”) will begin curating a map and short list to help you get your bearings in the Lilac City. Why? Because the 'Kan is bursting with great spots, but you need to know where to look. Example: you’re downtown at a trade convention. You need to know where to escape for a brisk trail run, and then where to refuel with a proper IPA and some gourmet mac’n’cheese. Grab the map and upgrade your weekend.

What’s Spokane about? 

DETAIL OF FORM WORK IMPRESSION IN CONCRETE, WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH - Washington Street Bridge, Spanning Spokane River

DETAIL OF FORM WORK IMPRESSION IN CONCRETE, WEST SIDE, LOOKING SOUTH - Washington Street Bridge, Spanning Spokane River

Well, it’s a scrappy 1800s railhub with a modern chip on its shoulder, daring you to start listing the reasons you should overlook it in favor of Seattle or Portland. It’s big enough to have a thriving arts and culture scene, and small enough to actually get to know the people involved in it, from world-class novelists to new folk bands. Distinct neighborhoods provide serious local flavor—aside from downtown, there's Perry District, Garland District, Kendall Yards, Browne's Addition, and much more. With minimal traffic, you’re always moments away from a trailhead or a river. And as for first-rate adventure, you’re situated within a short reach of all the west has to offer, from wine country to Glacier. Bonus: locals and visitors will always find something new to savor within the city's current food, coffee, and craft beer renaissance.

Yep, we’re here to help you become Inland Emperors and Empresses—those who find and conquer experiences that truly capture the region.