Spokane

A Legacy of Neighborhood Flavor

A Legacy of Neighborhood Flavor

On December 15th, Jane and the crew (including her three kids) will serve their last Saturday night dinner on the lower South Hill.

Embedded.

Embedded.

The LaRues live downtown where they work, and through relationships and intentionality, they are investing in a store that is making their neighborhood (and the world) a better place.

Best Brewers in Spokane

Best Brewers in Spokane

Swinging by The Blackbird before they opened, we asked owner Patrick McPherson his opinion on the best breweries in Spokane.

Riverkeeper

Riverkeeper

When I met Jerry in 2009, he was sitting in a café writing poems. On leave from a teaching job, he was exploring ways to engage with the community around salmon preservation and environmental policy. But it was poetry that...

Between Swans & Swans

Between Swans & Swans

"We watched. We remembered that long winter on the farm, the solitude of hill after hill rolling white toward some faint horizon, beautiful and bare."

Mobile Plans

Mobile Plans

For Seth and Laura, Veraci Pizza is the story of the little cart that could… and still does.

Connected

Connected

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...

Cool Heat

Cool Heat

As the kids happily drop their hard-earned quarters in the Ms. Pac-man machine, we realize we haven't complained about the heat all day... the sign of a well-played summer day.

Not Kidding Around...

Not Kidding Around...

COMMENTS: When Jeremy Hansen and his team are cheffing it up, you know things are going to both look and taste world class.

There Once Was A Spokane Pub...

There Once Was A Spokane Pub...

COMMENTS: It's an uncommon night at O'Doherty's when the Lord Mayor of Limerick, Ireland stops by... sister-city love on Spokane Falls Blvd.

That Secret Spot

That Secret Spot

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.

Art With Heart

Art With Heart

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.

Weathering the Winter

Weathering the Winter

If you know an uncommon local business that may have been impacted by the winter weather, why not brave the slippery sidewalks and go give them some...

Winter Walking

Winter Walking

It’s my husband’s birthday and we’re determined to squeeze in a walk before the sun abandons us at 3:58. The trail has been surprisingly well-loved despite the...

There Will Be Pie

There Will Be Pie

It’s a Thursday evening on the cusp of the holiday season, and we’re at the Kitchen Engine. Co-owner Nicole Frickle is teaching...

The Watchful Eye of Casper Fry

The Watchful Eye of Casper Fry

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. 

Little Shop of Rentals

Little Shop of Rentals

Thinking of a plastic costume from one of those weird pop-up Halloween stores? Do better. And support a local community theatre in the process.

Transcending Language with Harold Balazs

Transcending Language with Harold Balazs

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...

Come Inside

Come Inside

Time to head indoors. And there is a lot to experience with a new season of arts and theater events in Spokane. There's a lot more starting up than we can list here, but three things are firmly on our radar:

Sweat, Swim, & Spice

Sweat, Swim, & Spice

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.