Inland Empire Region
Experiences from Spokane, Spokane Valley, Coeur d'Alene & vicinity.
As I hung out around Spokane and Coeur d'Alene this summer, I started asking more questions of the places I frequent. Questions like: What causes are you passionate about? How does your business try to make a difference? Scroll through some of the answers I received...
COMMENTS: ...Since then, Gordy's has become a go-to date night when they can find a sitter for their two little boys. Bigger than that, it's just a small part of their ongoing story. That's the simple power of a secret spot.
Carman stops to talk with me for a few moments. On Friday night, he hopes to fill the place, and begin to fulfill the mission of CHARTS (Child Humanitarian Arts): connecting local artists and art enthusiasts for the sake of children in the community.
On a late-winter afternoon in Spokane’s South Perry District, I pull a stool up to the bar with Deb Green, restaurateur. I take in a few breaths, welcoming the tinge of warm smoke that perpetually flavors the air, a subtle touch from the kitchen’s specialized charcoal oven.
I made the pilgrimage north because I wanted to hear about the legend’s art, but first he told me the remnants of a story. As with many a good tale of adventure, we sat around the kitchen table on a cold winter afternoon...
COMMENTS: ...We meet at the Fish Lake Trailhead near downtown Spokane, and we start pedaling. Today, we’re riding rather than running this ten-mile paved scenic link between Spokane and Fish Lake, a fun little rec area near the college town of Cheney.