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Top Choice Southern US in Spokane

Casper Fry

Opened in 2012, this pub-style brick eatery with rustic polished wood tables serves state-famous, upscale Southern comfort food worth the drive to Spokane. Homegrown and culinary artistry are the philosophies behind…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Yakima

Bale Breaker Brewing

Here's a unique opportunity to drink craft beer in the hops fields it was made from. The tap room is in a homey big barn-like building with plenty of outdoor seating where the kids can run around, or head inside for…
Top Choice Museum in Yakima

Yakima Valley Museum

This highly educational and entertaining museum is one of the state's best. It tells the story of the region from a geographic and historical viewpoint, with a strong emphasis on agriculture and the Yakama Native Am…
Top Choice Cafe in Yakima

Northtown Coffee

Northtown sells Portland's famous Stumptown coffee in cozy nooks set beneath high, Victorian ceilings and lit by large windows. There's not much in the way of food besides pastries and a few sandwiches, but go ahead…
National Park in Around Leavenworth

Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a 614-sq-mile protected area of rough, crenellated mountains, glacier-gouged valleys, and – as the name implies – gorgeous sapphire lakes (more than 700 of them, in fact).
Sports in Spokane

Bloomsday Run

It is said that Spokane breeds two sorts of citizens: those who run Bloomsday and those who watch. Born out of the 1970s running craze, the annual 12km May dash, the Bloomsday Run, regularly garners 40,000 to 50,000…
Landmark in Grand Coulee Dam Area

Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center details the history of the dam and surrounding area with movies, photos and interactive exhibits. Free guided tours of the facility run on the hour 10am to 5pm May to September, a…
Pizza in Spokane

Flying Goat

This place is always packed with happy diners noshing on the city's best pizzas and knocking back craft beers. Thin-crust artisanal pies come in creative combos like green-curry chicken (the 'D Street,' recommended)…
Northwestern US in Spokane

Wild Sage American Bistro

The intimate yet simple decor and fresh local ingredients, creatively and elegantly prepared, get Wild Sage consistently rated as one of Spokane's top dining spots. The cioppino, goat's-cheese-stuffed chicken and co…
French in Walla Walla

Brasserie 4

Sharing a latitude with Bordeaux and a French passion for growing grapes, it was only a matter of time before Walla Walla got this français. Cool, minimalist, the waitstaff knows its wines and the Gallic-inspired fo…