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FALL<br />

<strong>2018</strong><br />

WEEKENDER<br />

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Features<br />

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34<br />

The PNW Gift Guide<br />

Our staff searched high and low for the<br />

best gifts made in the Pacific Northwest.<br />

Get your shopping done now<br />

with our gift guide.<br />

written by <strong>OnTrak</strong> staff<br />

52<br />

Pinball Wizards<br />

The Seattle Pinball Museum is a<br />

trip down pop-culture memory lane,<br />

with machines you can play dating back<br />

to 1960 and older ones on display.<br />

photography by Meghan Nolt<br />

46<br />

Vancouver (on the Cheap)<br />

We’re here to prove you can hit up this big city on a<br />

budget. Check out our insider tips for a thrifty trip.<br />

written by Sheila G. Miller<br />

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FALL <strong>2018</strong><br />

Departments<br />

INTRO<br />

6 Letter<br />

8 Contributors<br />

10 Digital<br />

BUSINESS<br />

12 Green Biz<br />

Portland’s Free Geek seeks to<br />

eliminate the digital divide and<br />

save the environment, one old<br />

computer at a time.<br />

14<br />

Q&A<br />

Long a hub of literary love,<br />

UNESCO has named Seattle<br />

a City of Literature.<br />

CULTURE<br />

16 Art<br />

Tucked away on Whidbey Island<br />

is an all-women writing residency<br />

program, where visitors can learn<br />

to build a fire and get down to the<br />

business of writing.<br />

18 Music<br />

Vancouver, BC’s Dan Mangan<br />

didn’t plan to be a full-time<br />

musician, but we’re lucky it<br />

worked out that way.<br />

19 Chef Spotlight<br />

Jamie Guerin took a chance<br />

on Walla Walla, and you<br />

should take a chance on<br />

The Whitehouse-Crawford.<br />

20 Event Calendar<br />

Plan your travel around our<br />

calendar of music, art, theater,<br />

film, sports and festivals.<br />

OUTDOORS<br />

24 Athlete<br />

Rohre Titcomb dreams big about the future<br />

of Ultimate Frisbee.<br />

26 Notes from the Adventure<br />

The Oregon Coast is calling—grab your<br />

hiking boots and head out on trails you’ve<br />

never heard of.<br />

28<br />

32<br />

67<br />

Athlete<br />

pg. 24<br />

Ultimate player Rohre Titcomb.<br />

Cascadia Cup<br />

Traveling to Major League Soccer games<br />

around the Northwest is never easier than<br />

on Amtrak Cascades.<br />

Everett<br />

This Seattle suburb proves great things<br />

can be hiding outside the big cities.<br />

Exposure<br />

Submit a photo for a chance to win<br />

the photo contest.<br />

EXPLORE GUIDE<br />

Where to eat, drink, stay, play and shop<br />

58<br />

Oregon<br />

61 Washington<br />

64 Vancouver<br />

68 Route Maps<br />

71 Amtrak Cascades<br />

News & Notes<br />

72 Parting Shot<br />

Paul Rutherford<br />

ON THE COVER: The PNW Holiday Gift Guide (see pg. 34). PHOTO BY ALLISON BYE<br />

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A Note from Us<br />

AFTER A CENTURY of service, Salem’s hard-won train<br />

station is celebrating its 100th “rebirth”-day, with a return<br />

to grandeur.<br />

Architecturally unique, the Salem depot was built by<br />

Southern Pacific Railroad after citizens conducted a twoyear<br />

campaign to get a modern gateway worthy of the<br />

state capital.<br />

In May 1917, Southern Pacific conceded to build the<br />

depot. Recognizing Salem’s importance to Oregon, the<br />

architect chose Beaux Arts style, combining the classical<br />

architecture of ancient Greece and Rome with Renaissance<br />

ideas. The style conveys order and symmetry and is<br />

most commonly found in public buildings. But construction<br />

was slow to get underway because of wartime shortages<br />

in manpower and materials. The station opened its<br />

doors unceremoniously on September 25, 1918, during<br />

World War I.<br />

The depot served Salem well through the Great Depression<br />

and World War II. Postwar, rail passenger service<br />

began a long decline as automobile and air travel became<br />

increasingly popular. During the 1950s, the station<br />

was “modernized” with installation of a false ceiling in<br />

the waiting area that reduced ceiling height from 24 feet<br />

to 9 feet, blocking the view of the high-arched windows.<br />

Two 30-inch glass globe chandeliers illuminating the<br />

waiting room were removed.<br />

In 1970, Congress created Amtrak to subsume passenger<br />

services operated by railroads nationwide, and Salem<br />

would become part of that network. In 1995, Southern<br />

Pacific sold the station and underlying real estate to the<br />

Oregon Department of Transportation.<br />

ODOT restored the building to its original stateliness,<br />

including replicating the globe chandeliers. This year, in<br />

preparation for the centennial, the depot was repainted,<br />

furniture was refinished inside and out, and landscaping<br />

was refreshed. Historic photos of the 1918 depot and its<br />

predecessor were enlarged and framed to display in the<br />

waiting room.<br />

The Salem station is a treasure of rail history in Oregon.<br />

We invite Amtrak Cascades customers and train<br />

enthusiasts to stop over at the Salem station to view our<br />

renovations and historic artifacts on display.<br />

Robert I. Melbo<br />

State Rail Planner<br />

Oregon Department of Transportation<br />

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Contributors<br />

FALL <strong>2018</strong><br />

Ben Salmon<br />

Writer—Musician<br />

(pg. 18)<br />

Emily Green<br />

Photographer—PNW Gift Guide<br />

(pg. 34)<br />

Meghan Nolt<br />

Photographer—Gallery<br />

(pg. 52)<br />

Michelle DeVona<br />

Writer—Artist<br />

(pg. 16)<br />

In 2011, I saw Dan Mangan<br />

open for The Decemberists<br />

in Bend, Oregon, where<br />

he won over the earlyarriving<br />

crowd with his<br />

seemingly endless supply<br />

of charm and melody.<br />

Ever since, I’ve thought of<br />

him as one of the region’s<br />

under-appreciated artists.<br />

With a couple of Junos<br />

(think of them as Canadian<br />

Grammys) on his shelf<br />

now, that’s less true than<br />

it used to be. But he’s still<br />

a super-skilled songwriter<br />

who deserves to be heard<br />

by more people every day.<br />

As fall invites us in, I am<br />

delighted to be here in<br />

Oregon for all the changing<br />

colors and crisp air. Winter<br />

isn’t far away now, which<br />

is why I was given the<br />

opportunity to photograph<br />

the <strong>OnTrak</strong> holiday gift<br />

guide. Product photography<br />

is always a refreshing<br />

change of pace for me,<br />

especially since I get to stay<br />

home, put on some music<br />

and take pictures of some<br />

pretty great gift ideas for<br />

loved ones.<br />

I’ve lived in Seattle for twoand-a-half<br />

years and had<br />

never heard of the Seattle<br />

Pinball Museum before<br />

getting this assignment. It’s<br />

times like these that make<br />

me realize I still have so<br />

much to explore in this fun<br />

and eclectic city. It was so<br />

cool to see the different<br />

pinball games, some dating<br />

back to the 1930s, and<br />

to hear from the owners,<br />

Cindy and Charlie, how<br />

the museum came to be.<br />

The art and design that go<br />

into the games’ creation is<br />

truly amazing!<br />

When I first learned about<br />

all of the amazing things<br />

Hedgebrook is doing for<br />

women writers, I knew<br />

this was a story I needed<br />

to share. Half the fun was<br />

taking the windy ferry ride<br />

across the Puget Sound<br />

to Whidbey Island. It was<br />

truly a pleasure to meet<br />

Hedgebrook’s founder,<br />

Nancy Nordhoff, and learn<br />

all about how she created<br />

this idyllic writers retreat<br />

for women.<br />

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Digital Experience<br />

FALL <strong>2018</strong><br />

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Reduce, Reuse, Remove<br />

the Digital Divide<br />

Free Geek connects those in need with tech<br />

WRITTEN BY SHEILA G. MILLER<br />

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CAN A COMPUTER change your life? Portland-based<br />

nonprofit Free Geek thinks so.<br />

Consider the teenage girl who, upon finishing her volunteer<br />

work at Free Geek, burst into tears when she was<br />

handed her refurbished computer because it meant she<br />

would no longer have to research and write term papers on<br />

her smartphone.<br />

Started on Earth Day in 2000 by Oso Martin, Free Geek<br />

seeks to sustainably reuse technology and cut through the<br />

digital divide by providing technology and education to<br />

people who need it. Over the years, Free Geek has diverted<br />

1.5 million pounds of waste from landfills, granted more<br />

than 17,000 computers to nonprofits<br />

and community members,<br />

“At first the idea was just<br />

to provide free computers<br />

to those who needed them,<br />

but it’s grown and changed<br />

over time as we’ve realized<br />

there are those four legs<br />

on a stool that we need to<br />

have an impact on each<br />

one of those to truly bridge<br />

the digital divide.”<br />

— Daniel Bartholomew,<br />

Free Geek executive director<br />

and racked up nearly 1 million<br />

hours of volunteer service.<br />

Executive director Daniel Bartholomew<br />

said numbers, however,<br />

don’t tell the story.<br />

“We change lives,” Bartholomew<br />

said. “And we do that<br />

through technology refurbishment<br />

and recycling.”<br />

The Free Geek facility in Southeast<br />

Portland is 25,000 square<br />

feet, and chock full of forty-four<br />

staff members and between 100<br />

and 150 volunteers each day.<br />

Free Geek takes in anything<br />

electronic, other than appliances.<br />

The City of Portland, Multnomah<br />

County, Reed College and AWS<br />

Elemental, a software company<br />

based in Portland, donate all obsolete<br />

devices to Free Geek. Bartholomew<br />

hopes to connect with<br />

more corporate donors who can<br />

send their obsolete technology to Free Geek.<br />

Everything is taken into a caged, secure area for data removal<br />

or destruction. The devices are then either sent to<br />

downstream recyclers or taken to the reuse area, where volunteers<br />

take them apart and put them back together, testing<br />

each component and rebuilding them. Those computers are<br />

then either granted to a nonprofit or volunteer who has put<br />

in her time, or into the nonprofit’s store. Free Geek also operates<br />

online stores, including a wholesale distributor that<br />

other nonprofit refurbishers buy from to send older computers<br />

to foreign countries.<br />

Since its start in 2000, Free Geek has spread to eleven<br />

other locations around the United States, Canada and<br />

Norway. The locations are loosely affiliated, with Portland’s<br />

Free Geek providing policies, initial curriculum, and<br />

other assistance.<br />

People get rid of a lot of computers and other technology.<br />

Meanwhile, there are millions of people who don’t have<br />

the devices and can’t access the internet. “If you point those<br />

two problems at each other, you can solve that problem,”<br />

Bartholomew said. Bartholomew looks at Free Geek and its<br />

goal to bridge the digital divide as a four-legged stool.<br />

“At first the idea was just to provide free computers to<br />

those who needed them, but it’s grown and changed over<br />

time as we’ve realized there are those four legs on a stool<br />

that we need to have an impact on each one of those to truly<br />

bridge the digital divide.”<br />

First, a person must have a<br />

device—Free Geek refurbishes<br />

used technology and gives devices<br />

away or sells them at low<br />

cost. Second, that person must<br />

have access to the internet—Free<br />

Geek partners with Comcast to<br />

help families in need access wifi<br />

at a low cost. Third, the user<br />

needs tech support—Free Geek<br />

provides a year to those granted<br />

the devices and six months<br />

to anyone who buys one. And<br />

fourth, a user has to be educated<br />

on how to properly use the device—Free<br />

Geek offers hours of<br />

tech education each week, some<br />

in the facility and some out in<br />

the community, where the nonprofit<br />

provides childcare and<br />

food and teaches the curriculum<br />

in five languages.<br />

But Free Geek isn’t content to<br />

rest on its laurels. “If you’re not<br />

growing, you’re dying,” Bartholomew said.<br />

The next frontier for the nonprofit is rural Oregon, because<br />

39 percent of rural America is not digitally enabled.<br />

Free Geek is working with Agape Village, a tiny house village<br />

created with Portland Central Nazarene Church, to<br />

build some tiny trailers. These will be Mini Free Geeks<br />

placed in rural population centers around the state, where<br />

community leaders and nonprofits can teach refurbishment<br />

and repair and run other education programs.<br />

“You give people computers and mice and keyboards and<br />

they go off to John Day and the nearest PC repair could be<br />

three hours away,” Bartholomew said. “They could repair it<br />

themselves or if they had a facility in town that did that,<br />

they could bring it to that facility and have it repaired.”<br />

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A SIT DOWN Q A<br />

Seattle: A City<br />

of Literature<br />

A brief chat with Stesha Brandon,<br />

who helped make that happen<br />

INTERVIEW BY JONATHAN SHIPLEY<br />

WHEN IT COMES to books, Seattle has it all. In Seattle<br />

sits one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. In Seattle<br />

are a slew of independent bookstores. Lindy West is<br />

in Seattle, giving lectures at Town Hall. The Bushwick Book<br />

Club is presenting a night of singers inspired by Octavia<br />

Butler. Kids are making graphic novels in an after-school<br />

class. A poet finished third during Seattle’s most recent<br />

mayoral race. Seattle has an interest in literature, publishing<br />

and other forms of written expression, and the United<br />

Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization<br />

(UNESCO) in 2017 took notice, designating Seattle a City<br />

of Literature and part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.<br />

We sat down with Stesha Brandon, Seattle City of<br />

Literature’s board president, to discuss how it happened,<br />

what it means, and what’s next for Seattle.<br />

Misha Stone<br />

How did you find out that UNESCO<br />

awarded Seattle the designation?<br />

We found out with the public the day it<br />

happened! We kept refreshing the UN-<br />

ESCO website again and again until the<br />

press release appeared. Seattle is the<br />

second city in the United States so designated.<br />

Iowa City is the other. We’re<br />

now part of the Creative Cities Network,<br />

joining a group of twenty-eight<br />

international cities that includes places<br />

like Milan and Bucheon, Korea.<br />

What does it mean for Seattle?<br />

We now have access to a global network<br />

for cultural exchange. It will give<br />

us the opportunity to have relationships<br />

for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary<br />

collaboration. … We had<br />

an indigenous writer exchange with<br />

Christchurch, New Zealand, for example.<br />

Seattle writers went to a festival<br />

there and a New Zealand writer of the<br />

Ngāi Tahu tribe came to Seattle to participate<br />

in literary events here.<br />

What’s next?<br />

We’re involved in equity training for<br />

the literary community. We’re involved<br />

with doing an economic impact study.<br />

And we’re eager to work with cities<br />

across the globe.<br />

How can a literary-minded person<br />

make the most of what Seattle has<br />

to offer?<br />

Stop by the library. It’s stunning. Follow<br />

seattlepoeticgrid.com, an online<br />

interactive project by Seattle’s first<br />

Civic Poet, Claudia Castro Luna. Go<br />

to a lecture. Go to a reading. If you’re<br />

in town in late October, take in Seattle<br />

Lit Crawl, where in one night there are<br />

dozens of readings in dozens of venues.<br />

If you’re in town in April, Independent<br />

Bookstore Day is a blast. Get<br />

a map and try to visit all of them in<br />

one day.<br />

What book are you reading now?<br />

Everything I can.<br />

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Culture<br />

16. Artist | 18. Musician<br />

19. Chef Spotlight | 20. Events<br />

Photos, from top: Tom Marks, MJ Alexander<br />

Artist<br />

Women in Residence<br />

Hedgebrook looks to nurture writers<br />

with its all-women residency program<br />

WRITTEN BY MICHELLE DEVONA<br />

Writers live in hand-built cottages on site. Nancy Nordhoff created the author retreat.<br />

WHEN SEATTLE PHILANTHROPIST Nancy Nordhoff<br />

bought an old farm on Whidbey Island in 1985, she intended<br />

to build a house and make a home for herself there. It was a<br />

turning point in her life, and Nordhoff sought a fresh start—<br />

the idyllic 48-acre farm, surrounded by forest, meadows,<br />

wildlife and views of the Puget Sound, seemed just the place.<br />

As she walked the grounds, however, she realized the property<br />

was too big for one person—it was meant to be shared.<br />

After talking it over with a friend of hers, they came up with<br />

an idea—invite female writers and make it a haven for women<br />

to find the solace and space needed to nurture their craft.<br />

“We looked at all the art that would lend itself well to this<br />

kind of environment in the country and we came out with<br />

writers,” Nordhoff said. “I think that the land is a palette for<br />

what women do here at Hedgebrook.”<br />

Nordhoff worked with a number of architects and artists<br />

to transform the land into a retreat, with quiet forested paths,<br />

a garden and six hand-built cottages. Each cottage, designed<br />

with a rustic post-and-beam frame, features a desk, small<br />

kitchen, bedroom loft and a wood stove. The only source of<br />

heat for the cottage, the wood stove symbolizes a sense of independence—the<br />

first fire is laid for the visitor, but then she’s<br />

on her own. “When we started thirty years ago, many women<br />

had never built a fire or lived in a cabin in the dark,” Nordhoff<br />

said. “That’s since changed a bit, but we do teach them how<br />

to build their own fire.”<br />

Hedgebrook now has around<br />

2,000 alumni, a majority of whom are<br />

women of color, an intentional focus,<br />

according to executive director and Hedgebrook<br />

alumna Amy Wheeler. “We need to hear from more<br />

women, and as we’ve grown into this global community, the<br />

emphasis now is what we have in the world because these writers<br />

have come here and had this time to produce their work,”<br />

Wheeler said. While the nonprofit organization offers a range<br />

of programs including master classes, a screenwriters lab and<br />

an annual women’s playwright festival, its core program is the<br />

Writers in Residence, which provides free room and board for<br />

selected applicants. Each writer gets her own cottage.<br />

During their stay, residents spend time writing, reading and<br />

walking through the woods. “There’s only one requirement<br />

for visitors,” Nordhoff said, “and that is to come to dinner every<br />

evening.” Held in a restored farmhouse, dinner consists<br />

of home-cooked meals with freshly plucked ingredients from<br />

the property’s garden. Dinner is the only time writers get together<br />

during their stay, and the women can talk about their<br />

writing and receive feedback, which Nordhoff believes is an<br />

important part of the process. “Hedgebrook creates this kind<br />

of unknown experience where you can feel safe and get deeper<br />

into your ideas,” Nordhoff said. “You can do things that you<br />

never knew you could do before. It opens up your whole heart<br />

and mind.”<br />

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Musician<br />

CENTER STAGE & UP 'N' COMING<br />

A Life From Art<br />

Dan Mangan and his<br />

“bummer jams”<br />

WRITTEN BY BEN SALMON<br />

Vanessa Heins<br />

NINE YEARS AGO, Dan Mangan didn’t quit his day job to<br />

become a musician. His day job quit him.<br />

The Vancouver, B.C.-based singer-songwriter was working<br />

at a restaurant that allowed him to leave for weeks at<br />

a time on tour, then return to steady shifts. Until one day,<br />

when his boss called him and told him, good-naturedly, not<br />

to bother coming back.<br />

Mangan hadn’t worked a shift in<br />

months. But he had released his acclaimed<br />

sophomore album—2009’s Nice,<br />

Nice, Very Nice—a few weeks earlier.<br />

“I feel like I would have held onto that<br />

job indefinitely if they hadn’t ‘quit’ me,”<br />

he said. “It was scary to all of a sudden<br />

try and support myself on music alone.<br />

It’s still scary to try to support my family<br />

on music today.”<br />

This fall, Mangan is releasing his<br />

fifth full-length, More or Less, via the<br />

prestigious Arts & Crafts record label.<br />

It’s a collection of what Mangan calls<br />

“bummer jams”—songs that are upbeat<br />

and catchy, but lyrically touch on topics<br />

that are dark or confusing. The frenetic<br />

lead single, “Troubled Mind,” expertly<br />

Scan to listen<br />

on Spotify<br />

captures our bewildering times, while songs like “Peaks &<br />

Valleys,” “Just Fear” and “Never Quiet” find Mangan exploring<br />

the balance between staying informed and maintaining<br />

sanity, often via a memorable melody and alongside a<br />

toe-tapping rhythm or warmly glowing synthesizer sound.<br />

“I like the idea of (these songs) provoking kitchen dance<br />

parties, giving people a minute to just let go,” said Mangan,<br />

who became a father of two boys in the past few years. “Also,<br />

I think music can convey what conversation fails to, and if<br />

someone can feel less alone because they hear a shared experience<br />

in a song, then we’re all better off for it.”<br />

Train Tracks<br />

| All available on Spotify<br />

Album Review<br />

“Road Regrets” from Nice, Nice, Very Nice<br />

This popular song from way back showcases Mangan’s ability to write a rousing ode to life on<br />

the road, where “coffee sweat” and someone else’s country songs become creature comforts.<br />

“Lynchpin” from More or Less (album officially released Nov. 2)<br />

Against an old-soul bass line and distant synth squiggle, Mangan sings of steep hills and walls<br />

caving in, but also resurrection. Every morning, he says, is “one more go at it.”<br />

“Vessel” from Club Meds<br />

On his adventurous 2015 album, Mangan set his songs to loops and synths and big beats and<br />

noisy horns. One of the highlights is the ‘80s-ish “Vessel,” which howls and pulses with life.<br />

“Cold in the Summer” from More or Less (album officially released Nov. 2)<br />

An irresistible chorus anchors this unhurried tune, one of the folksier tracks on Mangan’s new<br />

album. Here, he navigates the “quarter-life blues,” specifically losing touch with what’s cool.<br />

“Hang With Me” (Robyn cover) from Unmake<br />

Mangan’s got lots of great songs to appreciate, but it’s worth hearing his cover of Swedish pop<br />

star Robyn’s 2010 hit. The original’s a bubblegum electropop banger; Mangan turns it into a<br />

harrowing journey along the line between hope and heartbreak.<br />

Dan Mangan has spent the last few years absorbing all<br />

of the world’s amazing advances and terrifying developments,<br />

then processing them through music. His fine<br />

new album, More or Less, is sonically experimental and<br />

thematically earnest, with dusky ambient sounds and urgently<br />

strummed acoustic guitars sitting alongside astute<br />

observations, sighed melancholy and lots—lots—of uncertainty.<br />

On More or Less, Mangan doesn’t claim to have<br />

all the answers. But, as always, he sure does have a cozily<br />

gorgeous way of asking the questions.<br />

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Chef Spotlight<br />

Fine Dining<br />

and Wine Dining<br />

Jamie Guerin’s upscale<br />

take on Walla Walla<br />

WRITTEN BY CHAD WALSH<br />

JAMIE GUERIN WANDERED into the kitchen life. It was<br />

just a job that helped him get by while earning his economics<br />

degree. He started at the bottom and as he worked his way<br />

up, he decided a life running the burners was preferable to a<br />

life in academia. Eventually, he wandered west, to Seattle, and<br />

worked as a sous chef at Campagne, a fine-dining restaurant<br />

in Pike Place Market that has since shuttered.<br />

It was at Campagne that a friend in the industry first told<br />

him about Sonia and Carl Schmitt, a retired couple from the<br />

Bay Area who wanted to open a restaurant in the heart of<br />

Washington’s wine country.<br />

She told Guerin it would be perfect for him. “I’d never even<br />

been to Eastern Washington,” he recalled. “I told her, ‘Are you<br />

crazy? I’m not moving to Walla Walla, Washington!’”<br />

She wasn’t, and he did, once he realized that although the<br />

Schmitts were novice restaurateurs-to-be, they had built out<br />

a thoroughly modern kitchen to be housed in a remodeled<br />

mill they had saved from demolition. Their restaurant, The<br />

Whitehouse-Crawford, would be one of Walla Walla’s first<br />

fine-dining restaurants, right down to the white tablecloths.<br />

It also maintained some of Eastern Washington’s rugged<br />

street cred: About 80 percent of the restaurant’s vegetables<br />

are sourced from farms in a 5-mile radius of the restaurant.<br />

Guerin said it would’ve been crazy to say no. The Schmitts<br />

let him run the kitchen. They made him a partner. And the<br />

restaurant made a splash, drawing wine luminaries and tourists<br />

to its farm-to-fork meals.<br />

Sarah Koenigsberg<br />

Not much has changed with WHC’s mission, but a lot<br />

has changed with Guerin. The Schmitts have passed away,<br />

and two years ago he bought Walla Walla’s Brasserie Four<br />

from his friend and fellow chef, Hannah McDonald. That<br />

leaves him little time outside of doing the books and welcoming<br />

diners.<br />

But Guerin dreams of getting back to the burners.<br />

“What I love is when locals who don’t normally eat at<br />

restaurants like this come into The Whitehouse-Crawford<br />

for a special occasion,” he said. “The most satisfying thing<br />

is to help make memorable nights for them. We get a lot of<br />

wine people in here, but it’s as much or more fun to serve<br />

people who don’t get a chance to do this very often.”<br />

“What I love is when locals who don’t normally eat<br />

at restaurants like this come into The Whitehouse-Crawford<br />

for a special occasion. The most satisfying thing is to help<br />

make memorable nights for them.”<br />

— Jamie Guerin<br />

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Oregon<br />

EVENTS CALENDAR<br />

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta<br />

Tualatin Lake of the Commons<br />

October 20<br />

Free<br />

tualatinoregon.gov/pumpkinregatta<br />

Let’s just say this event is pretty fun to watch. Imagine dozens of giant,<br />

hollowed-out pumpkins with people inside rowing them across Tualatin<br />

Lake dressed in costume. There are plenty of other activities worth<br />

checking out, such as the 5K run, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin golf.<br />

Portland<br />

CORN MAIZE<br />

The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie<br />

Island<br />

Through October 31<br />

$6<br />

portlandmaize.com<br />

The Portland Maize is a fall<br />

family favorite and only fifteen<br />

minutes from town on Sauvie<br />

Island. Visitors love the animal<br />

barn, farm fresh market and patio<br />

cafe. Don’t forget to pick your<br />

perfect pumpkin while you’re<br />

there, too.<br />

HOWLOWEEN AT THE ZOO<br />

Oregon Zoo<br />

October 28-29<br />

$13-$18<br />

oregonzoo.org<br />

Head over to the zoo for some<br />

trick-or-treating or take part in<br />

the scavenger hunt and learn<br />

about the wildlife around the<br />

park. All events are themed to be<br />

educational and fun for visitors,<br />

so come dressed in costume and<br />

get ready to learn something<br />

new.<br />

THE NORTHWEST FOOD &<br />

WINE FESTIVAL<br />

Oregon Convention Center<br />

November 10<br />

$75<br />

nwwinefestival.com<br />

This is the premier Pacific<br />

Northwest food and wine event,<br />

with more than fifty of the best<br />

restaurants coming out to show<br />

off their culinary talents. There<br />

will also be 600+ wines on<br />

display, ready to taste and pair<br />

with your gourmet bites.<br />

WINE COUNTRY<br />

THANKSGIVING<br />

Willamette Valley<br />

November 24-26<br />

Prices vary<br />

willamettewines.com/event/<br />

wine-country-thanksgiving<br />

Celebrate Thanksgiving in<br />

Oregon wine country with more<br />

than 150 wineries throughout<br />

the Willamette Valley. Wineries<br />

will offer special tastings,<br />

food pairings, music, holiday<br />

discounts and more.<br />

Scott Marx<br />

ZOOLIGHTS<br />

Oregon Zoo<br />

November 24-January 7<br />

$13-18<br />

oregonzoo.org<br />

Nearly one million lights turn the<br />

zoo into a winter wonderland.<br />

This holiday event combines<br />

thousands of lights, hundreds<br />

of musical groups, a ride on<br />

the zoo train, costumed animal<br />

characters and seasonal culinary<br />

treats.<br />

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF<br />

LIGHTS<br />

The Grotto<br />

Nov 28-December 30<br />

$6-$12<br />

thegrotto.org/christmas-festivalof-lights<br />

The Grotto in Portland comes<br />

alive during the holiday season<br />

with an annual light display.<br />

Admire the garden at night by<br />

walking the paths, grab a cup<br />

of hot chocolate and be sure<br />

to catch one of the evening<br />

concerts in the chapel while<br />

you’re there.<br />

HOLIDAY ALE FESTIVAL<br />

Pioneer Courthouse Square<br />

November 28-December 2<br />

$TBD<br />

holidayale.com<br />

The Holiday Ale Festival takes<br />

place in the heart of downtown<br />

Portland, in Pioneer Square. This<br />

evening event might be a little<br />

chilly but well worth a trip. Cozy<br />

up to the heaters under the tent<br />

and take in the city lights with<br />

the region’s largest decorated<br />

Christmas tree as the backdrop.<br />

There will be food vendors, craft<br />

booths and a root beer garden<br />

for minors. Many of the beers<br />

available for tasting are special<br />

releases just for the event.<br />

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE<br />

Willamette/Columbia River<br />

December 1-21<br />

Free<br />

christmasships.org<br />

Various yacht clubs and local<br />

individuals in the area participate<br />

in this fun holiday tradition<br />

by decorating their boats<br />

and parading them down the<br />

Columbia and Willamette rivers.<br />

Check the schedule for dates<br />

since the parade does not run<br />

every day.<br />

Salem<br />

STAYTON GHOST TOUR &<br />

CHOCOLATE WALK<br />

Brown House Event Center,<br />

Stayton<br />

October 27<br />

$5 donation<br />

brownhouse.org/events<br />

Take a journey through the<br />

history of Stayton with a<br />

downtown guided tour. Hear<br />

spooky stories about the town<br />

and taste some great chocolates<br />

along the way.<br />

OLD FASHION CHRISTMAS<br />

Oregon State Fairgrounds<br />

November 17-18<br />

$5<br />

centraloregonshows.com<br />

This classic holiday event<br />

features antiques, arts and crafts,<br />

food vendors, live entertainment<br />

and areas to view classic<br />

holiday movies. There will be a<br />

candyland maze to Santa for the<br />

kids and much more.<br />

SALEM ON ICE<br />

Riverfront Park<br />

November 17-January 20<br />

$12-15<br />

salemonice.com<br />

The Salem outdoor ice<br />

rink, located in the heart of<br />

downtown Salem at Riverfront<br />

Park, opens for its annual winter<br />

season on November 17 with<br />

skating and treats.<br />

HOLIDAYS AT THE CAPITOL<br />

The State Capitol<br />

November 27- December 21<br />

Free<br />

oregoncapitol.com<br />

The 37th Annual Holidays at<br />

the Capitol will run Monday<br />

through Saturday, with a detailed<br />

performance schedule available<br />

online. The building will also be<br />

open to view the holiday lights<br />

and train from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br />

Albany<br />

CHRISTMAS PARLOUR TOUR<br />

December 9<br />

$15<br />

albanyvisitors.com/christmashouse<br />

The Albany Christmas Parlour<br />

Tour will run from 2 p.m. to 7<br />

p.m. on the second Sunday in<br />

December. Guests will enjoy a<br />

ride in a horse-drawn carriage<br />

through downtown Albany and<br />

have the opportunity to tour<br />

eight homes expertly decorated<br />

for the holidays, along with some<br />

historic downtown buildings.<br />

Eugene<br />

COLONIAL HARVEST DAYS<br />

Northern Lights Christmas<br />

Tree Farm<br />

October 2-30<br />

$7-10<br />

northernlightschristmastreefarm.<br />

com<br />

The Northern Lights Christmas<br />

Tree Farm offers a special fall<br />

experience in celebration of the<br />

harvest season. Visitors can take<br />

a tractor hayride to the pumpkin<br />

patch, visit the animal farm,<br />

participate in or watch the pieeating<br />

contest. There will also<br />

be live music, crafts, fall flower<br />

bouquets and treats to enjoy.<br />

COFFIN RACES<br />

Shelton McMurphey Blvd.<br />

October 27<br />

$25-35<br />

eugene-or.gov/3922/Coffin-<br />

Races<br />

Eugene’s fun Halloween-themed<br />

soapbox derby starts on<br />

Shelton McMurphey Boulevard.<br />

Teams can sign up as families,<br />

businesses and friend groups to<br />

compete in the race. All teams<br />

must have coffin-inspired cars<br />

with functional brakes and<br />

steering to race. Registration is<br />

open through October 19.<br />

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stories and exclusive wine offerings. $20 per person<br />

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Tel: 541-928-0911<br />

www.albanyvisitors.com<br />

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Albany, OR 97321


Washington<br />

EVENTS CALENDAR<br />

Downtown Bellingham Partnership<br />

Commercial Street Night Market<br />

1310 Commercial Street<br />

December 21<br />

Free<br />

bellingham.org<br />

The Commercial Street Night Market is a monthly event with its final<br />

<strong>2018</strong> market happening on December 21. Artisan and food vendors line<br />

the streets with local live music playing in the background. It’s a fantastic<br />

way to experience Bellingham at night.<br />

Vancouver<br />

PUMPKIN LANE<br />

Pomeroy Farm<br />

October 6 -28<br />

$6<br />

pomeroyfarm.org<br />

Head out to Pomeroy Farm for<br />

a great fall family event that<br />

takes place each Saturday and<br />

Sunday through October 28. The<br />

festival highlight is the mile-long<br />

hayride, along with the animal<br />

farm, pumpkin patch and hay<br />

bale maze. The farm even offers<br />

tours of the historic log house on<br />

the property this year.<br />

LANTERN TOUR<br />

Fort Vancouver National<br />

Historic Site<br />

October 20-March 23<br />

$10-25<br />

nps.gov/fova<br />

This outdoor ranger-led evening<br />

will take visitors through the<br />

barracks of Fort Vancouver.<br />

Tours begin at the stockade<br />

at 6:45 p.m., but make sure to<br />

call 360-816-6244 in advance<br />

because reservations are<br />

required.<br />

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CHRISTMAS AT THE FORT<br />

Fort Vancouver National<br />

Historic Site<br />

December 8<br />

$5<br />

visitvancouverusa.com<br />

Go back in time to 1840 and<br />

experience the holiday season at<br />

Fort Vancouver. Try out wreathmaking<br />

while you’re there and<br />

enjoy some holiday beverages<br />

while listening to the sound of<br />

the carolers.<br />

Olympia<br />

OLYMPIA TOY RUN<br />

South Sound Center Sears<br />

December 1<br />

$10 or new unwrapped toy<br />

olytoyrun.com<br />

Join motorcycle riders from all<br />

over Olympia for a very good<br />

cause—to make sure that all<br />

children receive a Christmas<br />

gift this year. Just bring one new<br />

unwrapped gift to enter. The<br />

motorcycle parade will start<br />

at 1 p.m. at the South Sound<br />

Sears parking lot. All toys and<br />

proceeds will go to The Salvation<br />

Army for distribution to children<br />

in need through the Toy n’ Joy<br />

Shop.<br />

Tacoma<br />

TACOMA ZOO BOO<br />

Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium<br />

October 13-14<br />

Free-$15.95<br />

pdza.org/event/zoo-boo<br />

Children will enjoy treats, watch<br />

animals have fun with pumpkins<br />

and play games at the Tacoma<br />

Zoo Boo. Make sure to wear<br />

costumes to get a discount on<br />

admission to Point Defiance Zoo.<br />

TACOMA HOLIDAY SALE<br />

Tacoma Dome<br />

October 18-21<br />

Free-$15.50<br />

holidaygiftshows.com<br />

The Tacoma Holiday Sale is a<br />

four-day event with more than<br />

550 booths filled with arts<br />

and crafts, specialty foods,<br />

antiques and collectables, live<br />

entertainment each day and<br />

Santa photos.<br />

TACOMA TREE LIGHTING<br />

Pantages Theater<br />

November 24<br />

Free<br />

traveltacoma.com<br />

The 73rd Tacoma Tree Lighting<br />

features music from holiday<br />

carolers and opportunities to get<br />

your picture taken with Santa.<br />

JINGLE BELL RUN<br />

Wright Park<br />

December 24<br />

$10<br />

metroparkstacoma.org/jingle<br />

Come out for the final race of<br />

<strong>2018</strong> in the Tacoma Run the<br />

Parks series at Wright Park.<br />

Run or walk 3 miles at the Jingle<br />

Bell Run or participate in the 5K.<br />

Costumes are encouraged and<br />

strollers and leashed dogs are<br />

also welcome.<br />

Seattle<br />

SEATTLE RESTAURANT WEEK<br />

Various locations<br />

October 21-November 8<br />

Prices vary<br />

dinearoundseattle.org<br />

More than 165 restaurants in the<br />

Seattle area will offer great deals<br />

on special three-course meals for<br />

dinner and some lunches, during<br />

Seattle’s Restaurant Week. This<br />

event does not include Fridays<br />

and Saturdays—be sure to check<br />

the website for a current list of<br />

participating locations.<br />

RUN SCARED RACE<br />

Seward Park<br />

October 28<br />

$35-45<br />

runscared5k.com<br />

This Halloween-style dash starts<br />

at Seward Park and gives runners<br />

the chance to participate in a<br />

10K or 5K run or a 4K walk on<br />

a traffic-free course along Lake<br />

Washington. The theme of this<br />

year’s costume attire is retro and<br />

you can pick from any decade.<br />

There will also be a kids’ dash,<br />

costume contests for people and<br />

dogs, and a treasure hunt.<br />

DAY OF THE DEAD<br />

CELEBRATION<br />

Armory Seattle Center<br />

October 27-28<br />

Free<br />

diademuertosenseattle.org<br />

Based on the Latin American<br />

Día de los Muertos, the Day<br />

of the Dead Festival includes a<br />

procession of dancers, music<br />

and folk dancers, face painting<br />

and traditional snacks.<br />

MACY’S DAY PARADE<br />

Downtown Seattle<br />

November 23<br />

Free<br />

seattle-downtown.com/events<br />

The annual Macy’s Day Parade<br />

and tree lighting is the perfect<br />

way to kick off the holiday<br />

season. See marching bands,<br />

costumed characters, floats and<br />

Santa Claus. The parade starts<br />

at 9 a.m. on the corner of 7th<br />

Avenue and Pine Street.<br />

SEATTLE MARATHON<br />

Near Seattle Center<br />

November 25<br />

$115-145<br />

seattlemarathon.org<br />

Burn off those Thanksgiving<br />

calories and join more than<br />

15,000 runners in the annual<br />

Seattle Marathon and Half<br />

Marathon. Finishers receive a<br />

commemorative shirt and can<br />

enjoy some downtime in the<br />

victory recovery area. Bonus–this<br />

year’s course is much flatter<br />

than last year.<br />

Edmonds<br />

EDMONDS TREE LIGHTING<br />

CEREMONY<br />

5th Avenue North and Bell<br />

Street<br />

November 24<br />

Free<br />

edmondswa.com/events/treelighting<br />

A favorite Edmonds tradition<br />

with holiday snacks and cider,<br />

live music and caroling. The<br />

festivities begin at 3:30 p.m.<br />

with free refreshments in the<br />

Centennial Plaza and ends with<br />

photos with Santa.<br />

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Vancouver, BC<br />

EVENTS CALENDAR<br />

Canyon Lights<br />

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park<br />

November 22-January 27, 2019<br />

C$14.95-46.95<br />

capbridge.com<br />

This iconic event celebrates the holiday season with hundreds of<br />

thousands of lights strung throughout the park. The park remains<br />

open until 9 p.m. so revelers can see the lights twinkle from the<br />

suspension bridge, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and the canyon. Treetops<br />

Adventure—a series of seven suspension bridges attached to giant<br />

Douglas firs—will be lit up, making them “the eight tallest Christmas<br />

trees in the world!”<br />

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT<br />

EXHIBITION<br />

Lipont Place<br />

Through January 11, 2019<br />

C$17.95 for adults<br />

titanicvancouver.com<br />

Go beyond Leo and Kate and see<br />

this educational exhibit about<br />

the famed ship. The exhibit is<br />

focused primarily on the human<br />

stories of those who were on<br />

the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage in<br />

1912, and uses authentic artifacts<br />

recovered from the wreck site, as<br />

well as room re-creations, to tell<br />

those stories.<br />

JAY-Z AND BEYONCE - OTR II<br />

BC Place<br />

October 2<br />

C$76-530<br />

bcplace.com<br />

The president and first lady of<br />

pop and rap music only have<br />

one show in Canada, and it’s<br />

in Vancouver. It’s the couple’s<br />

second co-headlining tour and<br />

this is the penultimate show on<br />

the tour, so don’t miss out.<br />

VANCOUVER HALLOWEEN<br />

PARADE & EXPO <strong>2018</strong><br />

Robson Square<br />

October 5-7<br />

Free<br />

vanhalloween.com<br />

This three-day festival, now in<br />

its fifth year, is devoted to art,<br />

cosplay, comics, games and<br />

more. The parade is described<br />

as the “world’s largest cosplay<br />

stage,” and as a family-friendly<br />

event there are no gory costumes<br />

allowed. Some events are<br />

ticketed.<br />

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL<br />

IMPROV FESTIVAL<br />

Multiple venues<br />

October 9-13<br />

C$8+<br />

vancouverimprovfest.com<br />

Need a laugh? Vancouver<br />

International Improv Fest has you<br />

covered with almost a full week<br />

of improv acts from all over the<br />

world. In the past, the festival<br />

has featured an opening-night<br />

showcase spectacular that<br />

costs just C$8. Bonus: You can<br />

improve your improv chops with<br />

workshops from the performers.<br />

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY<br />

ORCHESTRA: 80S REWIND<br />

Orpheum Theatre<br />

Oct 12-13<br />

C$25-115<br />

vancouversymphony.ca<br />

Channel your inner 80s babe—<br />

shoulder pads and all—at this<br />

symphony event featuring<br />

musical arrangements of 80s<br />

music from George Michael<br />

to Tears for Fears. The event<br />

will also include John Williams<br />

soundtracks, Robert Palmer and<br />

Michael Jackson, among others.<br />

DIWALI FEST<br />

Roundhouse Community Center<br />

October 27<br />

Free<br />

diwalifest.ca<br />

This year will mark the fifteenth<br />

year celebrating Diwali, the<br />

festival of lights, in downtown<br />

Vancouver. The event features<br />

music and dance performances<br />

from local artists and an<br />

opportunity to help create a<br />

room-sized mosaic artwork.<br />

DANCESPORT BC SNOWBALL<br />

CLASSIC<br />

Sheraton Vancouver Airport<br />

Hotel<br />

October 27-28<br />

C$30-80<br />

snowballclassic.com<br />

Even if you have no rhythm,<br />

this event will inspire you. For<br />

the thirtieth year, this dance<br />

competition will prove that dance<br />

is both an art and a sport. This<br />

year’s competition will feature<br />

international Open Standard<br />

and Latin championships among<br />

internationally ranked dancers<br />

from around the world. Other<br />

new events this year will include<br />

teacher-student events and<br />

junior/juvenile rising star events.<br />

EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL<br />

Multiple venues<br />

November 15-18<br />

Free<br />

culturecrawl.ca<br />

More than 30,000 visitors flock<br />

to the east side of Vancouver for<br />

this four-day visual design, arts<br />

and crafts festival. More than<br />

500 artists open their studios in<br />

eighty buildings around the area.<br />

Art fans should not miss this<br />

opportunity.<br />

FRASER VALLEY BALD EAGLE<br />

FEST<br />

Harrison Mills<br />

November 17-18<br />

Free<br />

fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca<br />

Get in touch with your wild<br />

side at the Fraser Valley Bald<br />

Eagle Festival, a two-day, free<br />

celebration of all things bald<br />

eagle. Head out on the trails for<br />

eagle spotting and nature walks.<br />

HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL<br />

Multiple venues<br />

November 20-26<br />

C$30+<br />

hopscotchfestival.com<br />

If you’re a lover of beer, cocktails<br />

and spirits, you’re going to want<br />

to check out the Hopscotch<br />

Festival, which features more<br />

than 130 vendors offering<br />

tastings of all types of drinks. The<br />

star of the weeklong event is the<br />

Grand Tasting Hall, but there are<br />

ticketed events around town the<br />

rest of the week.<br />

HERITAGE CHRISTMAS<br />

Burnaby Village Museum<br />

November 24-January 4, 2019<br />

Free<br />

burnabyvillagemuseum.ca<br />

Step back in time with a trip to<br />

the Burnaby Village Museum,<br />

which during the holiday<br />

season offers vintage Christmas<br />

displays, performances, choirs<br />

and decorations. Visitors can<br />

create their own holiday light<br />

shows with lights that change<br />

colors depending on sound.<br />

VANCOUVER HISTORIC HALF<br />

Stanley Park<br />

November 25<br />

C$45-65<br />

tryevents.ca<br />

Combine stellar views with some<br />

cardio at the Vancouver Historic<br />

Half Marathon along Stanley<br />

Park’s seawall. The seawall,<br />

which loops around the park, is<br />

a popular path for joggers, and<br />

on November 25 it will be the<br />

site of this half marathon, 10K<br />

or 5K. Vancouver Historic Half<br />

Marathon.<br />

DUNDARAVE FESTIVAL OF<br />

LIGHTS<br />

Dundarave Beach<br />

December 1-22<br />

Free<br />

dundaravefestival.com<br />

Remember the true spirit of this<br />

holiday season at the Dundarave<br />

Festival of Lights. Held annually<br />

on Dundarave Beach, this festival<br />

features free Saturday concerts<br />

through the month of December.<br />

The festival’s Forest of Miracles<br />

features hundreds of trees<br />

sponsored and decorated by<br />

the community—with proceeds<br />

going to end homelessness.<br />

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET<br />

NUTCRACKER<br />

Queen Elizabeth Theatre<br />

December 7-9<br />

C$25-115<br />

balletbc.com<br />

Get in the Christmas spirit with<br />

The Nutcracker, the beloved twoact<br />

Tchaikovsky ballet. The Royal<br />

Winnipeg Ballet is Canada’s<br />

oldest ballet company and one<br />

of the premier companies in the<br />

world. Grab your sugar plum<br />

fairies and get ready for fun.<br />

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Outdoors<br />

24. Athlete | 26. Notes from the Adventure<br />

Flying High<br />

Ultimate player Rohre<br />

Titcomb sees a bright<br />

future for the sport<br />

INTERVIEW BY SHEILA G. MILLER<br />

ROHRE W.B. TITCOMB<br />

Age: 30<br />

Hometown: Seattle<br />

Notable achievements:<br />

Co-owner, Five Ultimate<br />

and Seattle Cascades of the<br />

American Ultimate Disc<br />

League; Former national<br />

team member and captain;<br />

Current member, Seattle Riot<br />

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Rohre Titcomb throws a disc at<br />

the 2015 World Championships<br />

of Beach Ultimate in Dubai.<br />

Get Horizontal<br />

SINCE ROHRE TITCOMB started<br />

playing Ultimate when she was in elementary<br />

school, the sport’s landscape has<br />

changed (not least because it’s dropped<br />

the “frisbee” from its original name, ultimate<br />

frisbee). If she has her way, it will<br />

continue to evolve—in a positive way.<br />

Titcomb, 30, is a co-owner of the Seattle<br />

Cascades, one of the teams in the<br />

American Ultimate Disc League, a professional<br />

league with twenty-three teams<br />

around the country. The league has been<br />

around since 2012.<br />

Ultimate is a fast-paced, non-contact<br />

sport with seven players on each team<br />

and an 80-yard field with 20-yard end<br />

zones. A team advances its disc from one<br />

end zone to the other, much like football.<br />

The difference? You can’t run with the<br />

disc, and instead you have to pass it until<br />

you score or lose possession.<br />

Titcomb and her four siblings bought<br />

the Cascades three years ago. Titcomb<br />

said the league is traditionally made up<br />

entirely of male players, but this year the<br />

Cascades are leading the way to change<br />

that. At all levels other than the professional<br />

league, playing on mixed teams is<br />

very common.<br />

“My siblings and I wanted to get involved,<br />

we wanted to bring some different<br />

perspectives to what the league could<br />

be,” Titcomb said. “Part of that is expanding<br />

to not have only a single gender play.”<br />

This year, the team has three women<br />

on its open roster, including Titcomb’s<br />

sister, Qxhna.<br />

The siblings also started an Ultimate<br />

apparel company in 2006, called Five<br />

Ultimate, and own a disc company<br />

called ARIA.<br />

Titcombe started playing Ultimate<br />

as a kid at Seattle Country Day School.<br />

Eventually, all five siblings were on<br />

the team, and Titcomb’s father volunteered.<br />

“He kind of brought us all<br />

along, and we started playing together<br />

in the school program.”<br />

In 2010 she began playing for the Seattle<br />

Riot, a women’s Ultimate club she<br />

captained for four years. The team won<br />

the world championships in 2014. Today<br />

she serves as its coach.<br />

It’s the community and the sport’s<br />

inclusivity that have kept her coming<br />

back. “There’s not that kind of same dynamic<br />

that exists in other team sports,”<br />

she said. “There are some girls sports<br />

stuff that’s really catty and nasty, and<br />

I’ve not found that to be the case in<br />

Ultimate, partly because of the type of<br />

people who are drawn to play.”<br />

Ultimate is built on an environment<br />

of responsibility and cooperation. The<br />

sport is almost entirely self-refereed.<br />

“That teaches players at a young age<br />

the value of direct communication<br />

and the importance of resolving your<br />

own conflicts, of upholding your own<br />

standards of morality,” she said. “I think<br />

that’s really important and I feel like it<br />

had a bit of influence on who I am as<br />

a person.” It’s also an equalizer. “This<br />

sport is not just all athleticism,” she<br />

said. “There are a lot of different body<br />

types and athletic abilities that can be<br />

valuable in different ways.”<br />

She noted Ultimate may eventually be<br />

an Olympic sport—it was recognized as<br />

a sport by the International Olympic<br />

Committee a few years ago, though it’s<br />

not been named as a demonstration<br />

sport for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.<br />

“I hope that will be in our future, and<br />

I hope that will be a competition format<br />

that will allow for both men and women<br />

to participate,” she said. “I would love<br />

for Ultimate to set an example of what<br />

sports can be like, as a sport that is inclusive<br />

and has a values system. … It’s a<br />

big, high-falutin goal but as a society, as<br />

a whole world, we could stand to have<br />

a strong moral compass, and I would<br />

love to see the sports community have<br />

that more than it does today. I think<br />

Ultimate has the opportunity to provide<br />

that, and make it part of the sports<br />

narrative, where right now it isn’t. We’re<br />

definitely at the ground level trying to<br />

make that happen.”<br />

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Notes from the Adventure<br />

TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO FUN<br />

THE BEST COAST HIKES<br />

in Oregon You’ve Never Heard Of<br />

WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY ADAM SAWYER<br />

THE LURE OF the Oregon Coast and the Coastal Range is<br />

strong for hikers. But even if you get out regularly, there are<br />

probably a number of stellar paths you haven’t discovered<br />

yet. And despite the recent influx of humanity into the state,<br />

there’s still plenty of solitude to be found. At the very least,<br />

there are places that don’t require you to go on a weekday<br />

morning in winter to obtain it. Here are just a few.<br />

Step Creek/Gales Creek Loop<br />

Hidden just inside the northeastern fringe of the Tillamook<br />

State Forest, the Step Creek/Gales Creek Loop is<br />

barely in the Coast Range. But it is, and not only are the<br />

hiking paths that branch out from Reehers Camp lightly<br />

used, they showcase how well a forest can rebound from<br />

trauma—perhaps a helpful reminder for those still reeling<br />

from last summer’s cavalcade of wildfires.<br />

In 2017, the Forest Service put the finishing touches<br />

on a loop of the Step Creek Trail. Connected to the<br />

Gales Creek Trail, the 7.5-mile excursion explores some<br />

of the lushest, moss-covered, oxalis-carpeted, fern-filled<br />

forest in Tillamook County. It’s a verdant oasis, despite<br />

the decimation of last century’s Tillamook Burn. As an<br />

added bonus, the 2.4-mile Triple C Loop, located across<br />

the street from Reehers Camp, is thematically congruent<br />

and even visits some impressive old-growth. Check<br />

with the Forest Service or drop by the Tillamook Forest<br />

Center for updated information on the recently rerouted<br />

trail system.<br />

The Knoll/God’s Thumb<br />

The sweeping vistas and dramatic beauty provided<br />

by the Knoll and God’s Thumb have been enjoyed by<br />

Lincoln City locals for generations. With views of the<br />

Coast Range, Devil’s Lake and the Pacific Ocean, the<br />

Knoll’s open meadow is picnic paradise on a clear afternoon.<br />

A short hike away, God’s Thumb is an imposing<br />

basalt feature that, for those not afraid of heights<br />

or exposure, affords even better views of the coastline,<br />

including Cascade Head. In 2012, Lincoln City<br />

purchased a chunk of land, then acquired an easement<br />

in 2016 that allows unfettered access to both<br />

geologic features.<br />

There are a few loops or out-and-back options that<br />

range anywhere from 3 to 7 miles. Check with the Lincoln<br />

City Visitor & Convention Bureau for exact, turnby-turn<br />

directions as the hike isn’t seamless, with some<br />

questionable junctions and stretches of gravel or service<br />

road to negotiate. But the payoff for your trouble is almost<br />

embarrassing overcompensation.<br />

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The South Slough National<br />

Estuarine Research Reserve<br />

The phrases “under the radar” and “hidden<br />

gem” are overused and often inaccurate. That<br />

is not the case with what locals simply call the<br />

“South Slough.” A mix of trails visits a wildly diverse<br />

landscape with eye-widening scenery and<br />

surprises around every corner.<br />

There are a handful of trailheads located around<br />

the reserve just south of Charleston, but perhaps<br />

the best sampling is a roughly 3-mile loop that<br />

starts from the interpretive center. In that short<br />

distance, you’ll descend a dense forest path, walk<br />

along a boardwalk that serpentines through an<br />

open, waterfowl-laden marshland, and head back<br />

up to the trailhead through stoic stands of spruce<br />

and creek-carved ravines.<br />

The reserve’s website and<br />

interpretive center have all<br />

the information and maps<br />

you’ll need.<br />

The Frances Shrader<br />

Old Growth Trail<br />

The farther down the<br />

coast you go, the less traveled<br />

the trails become. Once<br />

south of Coos Bay, you<br />

When<br />

You Go<br />

From the Amtrak<br />

Cascades line,<br />

you can access<br />

the Oregon<br />

Coast by bus.<br />

The NorthWest<br />

POINT runs<br />

from Portland<br />

to the northern<br />

Oregon Coast.<br />

oregon-point.com<br />

won’t drive through a town with more than 5,000<br />

residents until you get to Brookings, near the border<br />

of California. This 100-mile stretch is a treasure<br />

trove of coastal beauty and exceptional, rarely<br />

traveled hiking paths. Just outside Gold Beach and<br />

inside the borders of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National<br />

Forest is a gleaming example—the Frances<br />

Shrader Old Growth Trail.<br />

Accessible old-growth forests close to the coast<br />

can be hard to come by. This interpretive 1.5-mile<br />

path, which loops through some of the largest<br />

hardwoods and oldest Douglas firs anywhere in<br />

the Northwest, is one of the best options you’ll<br />

find. Perhaps due in large part to its remoteness,<br />

this gently graded, lushly forested piece of hiking<br />

heaven remains a quiet sanctuary. Check the Forest<br />

Service website for more information.<br />

FROM TOP The Step Creek/Gales Creek Loop, South Slough National<br />

Estuarine Research Reserve, and Frances Shrader Old Growth Trail.<br />

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Weekender<br />

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR WEEKEND<br />

The Timbers Army celebrates during<br />

a game at Providence Park this year.<br />

Traveling Teams<br />

Taking the train to watch<br />

Cascadia Cup games<br />

WRITTEN BY VALERIE ESTELLE ROGERS<br />

Portland Timbers/Craig Mitchelldyer<br />

WHEN I ROOT, I root for the … insert team here.<br />

It could be the singing that makes soccer great, or the<br />

hugs and high fives with strangers surrounding you when<br />

your team scores, the scarves held high or flipped with<br />

your wrist into the air in unison to the same chant, the<br />

fireworks or green smoke. For me, it starts with the chill<br />

that runs down my spine during the national anthem, every<br />

time. I look around at 21,000 fans, all adorned in my<br />

team’s colors, standing and hoisting our scarf to the tempo<br />

and then shouting our team name at the end of our county’s<br />

song. On the field, the two teams are accompanied<br />

by young soccer players, usually from elementary school,<br />

standing with their local heroes—their little hands holding<br />

players’ hands. Adrenaline is pumping and excitement fills<br />

the air. I am committed to the cause for the next ninety<br />

minutes, and bonded with others by a need to passionately<br />

support our team.<br />

The Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and the Vancouver<br />

Whitecaps are the three Major League Soccer teams of<br />

the Pacific Northwest. The season begins in March, and<br />

playoffs end in December. I will vouch that true fans do<br />

not plan their annual calendars until the season schedule is<br />

released in January, sometimes making those seem like the<br />

longest few weeks of the year.<br />

The highly organized fan groups for these teams—the<br />

Timbers Army, the Emerald City Supporters and the Vancouver<br />

Southsiders—all have the same goal each year: to<br />

raise the MLS Championship Cup. There is, however,<br />

an underlying quest that affords joyous celebration and<br />

bragging rights, the other highly sought trophy—The<br />

Cascadia Cup. The Cascadia Cup was created in 2004 by<br />

the teams’ supporter groups to identify the best<br />

of the Northwest. The team with the most points<br />

collected after all matches between the Timbers,<br />

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November 2-4, <strong>2018</strong><br />

Featuring the beauty of the chrysanthemum, 25 amazing floral<br />

artists will create stunning displays for the public at the Ninth<br />

Moon Floral Design Showcase in partnership with the Floral<br />

Design Institute at Portland, Oregon’s Lan Su Chinese Garden.<br />

Throughout the remaining month, see more than 1,000 potted<br />

chrysanthemums arranged in the beauty of Lan Su Chinese<br />

Garden as part of<br />

. Featuring dozens of varieties<br />

and cultivars,<br />

is your opportunity to savor the<br />

beauty of these most significant of Chinese plants.<br />

PRESENTED BY<br />

Portland<br />

Flower<br />

Market<br />

The Lucky Dragon<br />

Carlie Beck & Dylan Christiansen<br />

Photograph courtesy<br />

Jeff Day Photography


EAT<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Uno Mas Taquiza<br />

unomastaquiza.com<br />

Justa Pasta<br />

justapasta.com<br />

Kask<br />

bistroagnes.com/kask<br />

Paymaster Lounge<br />

paymasterlounge.com<br />

SEATTLE<br />

Merchants Cafe and Saloon<br />

merchantscafeandsaloon.com<br />

Smith Tower<br />

smithtower.com<br />

MBar<br />

mbarseattle.com<br />

Le Panier<br />

lepanier.com<br />

VANCOUVER, BC<br />

Finches<br />

finchteahouse.com<br />

Tacofino<br />

tacofino.com<br />

Revolver<br />

revolvercoffee.ca<br />

STAY<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Northwest Portland Hostel<br />

nwportlandhostel.com<br />

Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC<br />

Portland Timbers/Sam Ortega<br />

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP The Vancouver Whitecaps, shown here playing the Seattle Sounders in 2017, vie with Seattle and the<br />

Portland Timbers for the Cascadia Cup. The Sounders play games at CenturyLink Field. Timbers Army assembles for games at<br />

Providence Park.<br />

Seattle Sounders FC/Jane Gershovich<br />

SEATTLE<br />

American Hotel<br />

americanhotelseattle.com/en-us<br />

VANCOUVER, BC<br />

Vancouver Central<br />

hihostels.ca<br />

PLAY<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Providence Park<br />

providenceparkpdx.com<br />

SEATTLE<br />

CenturyLink Field<br />

centurylinkfield.com<br />

VANCOUVER, BC<br />

BC Place<br />

bcplace.com<br />

Sounders and Whitecaps wins. Since<br />

2004, Vancouver has won six times, Seattle<br />

four times and Portland four times<br />

and holding the trophy from last year’s<br />

win. The battle for the Cascadia Cup is<br />

currently underway for <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

With an average of 1,500 fans making<br />

the journey along the corridor to these<br />

rival matches, my preferred way to travel<br />

is to skip the traffic jams and go by rail.<br />

Taking the Amtrak Cascades to the Cascadia<br />

games is effortless, and hundreds of<br />

fans agree. Wifi capability, power outlets<br />

and the opportunity to rest before and<br />

after the game, in addition to the lounge<br />

car for locally sourced food and beverages,<br />

have provided me with all of the<br />

amenities I could need. I have also stored<br />

luggage at the station while attending a<br />

game, since each stadium has baggage<br />

restrictions, and have found that using<br />

public transportation in each city was<br />

fast and inexpensive.<br />

If soccer weren’t enough, the views<br />

from the train are often spectacular. With<br />

the match over and my team scarf rolled<br />

up under my neck, I hum along with the<br />

train over the tracks, looking out at the<br />

miles and miles of trees, inlet waters and<br />

the Pacific Ocean.<br />

It could be the singing that makes being<br />

a soccer fan great, or it could the that<br />

I am lucky enough to follow a team in the<br />

gorgeous Pacific Northwest.<br />

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Weekender<br />

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR WEEKEND<br />

Unexpected Everett<br />

The Seattle suburb has<br />

undiscovered gems all its own<br />

WRITTEN BY SHEILA G. MILLER<br />

Everett is an industrial hub on the Puget Sound.<br />

ONE OF THE GREAT joys of a big city can be leaving it.<br />

By extension, it’s nice to discover the many smaller cities<br />

around a population center, interesting in their own right.<br />

Everett is one of those places—just 45 minutes north of<br />

Seattle, this waterfront city of a little more than 100,000<br />

was incorporated in 1893, the same year the Great Northern<br />

Railway came to town. Townspeople hoped the railroad<br />

would stop in Everett, but the company chose to<br />

continue it on to Seattle. And that’s how Everett grew to<br />

be an industrial center in Seattle’s backyard.<br />

Today the city has much to offer, including a<br />

booming port and waterfront rebirth and a growing<br />

arts scene.<br />

If you’re interested in getting outside, Everett Community<br />

College has a small Japanese garden on campus<br />

that is well kept. Likewise, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens<br />

is an oasis of trees and other plants surrounding a<br />

quiet park.<br />

Then head to the heart of downtown. Hewitt Avenue is<br />

Everett’s first major street, and features a national historic<br />

district with dozens of brick buildings adorned with odd,<br />

decorative cornices and old painted advertisements.<br />

A tour of the charming downtown is not complete<br />

without a stop at the Schack Art Center. Admission is<br />

free, and the center abounds with interesting exhibits.<br />

Take a class, then stay to watch glass-blowing happening<br />

live on the premises.<br />

Café Wylde is just across the street and perfect for a<br />

healthy snack—flavorful, vegetarian fare including smoothies<br />

and juices, noodles and tacos.<br />

If you’re traveling with children, the Imagine Children’s<br />

Museum is just steps away and has fantastic hands-on exhibits<br />

to encourage free play for kids ages one to twelve. An<br />

indoor tree house, all kinds of vehicles, a water play area<br />

… this place is a sensory jungle for kids. On a clear day,<br />

head to the roof, which has a large play area with musical<br />

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EAT<br />

Scuttlebutt Brewing<br />

scuttlebuttbrewing.com<br />

Café Wylde<br />

cafewylde.com<br />

Anthony’s Homeport<br />

anthonys.com<br />

Lombardi’s Italian<br />

lombardisitalian.com<br />

STAY<br />

Inn at Port Gardner<br />

innatportgardner.com<br />

Delta Hotels Seattle Everett<br />

marriott.com<br />

PLAY<br />

Schack Art Center<br />

schack.org<br />

Imagine Children’s Museum<br />

imaginecm.org<br />

Future of Flight<br />

Aviation Center<br />

futureofflight.org<br />

FROM TOP The Future of Flight Aviation<br />

Center offers tours of Boeing<br />

facilities. The Schack Art Center has<br />

glass-blowing classes.<br />

instruments built in that will keep children exploring until<br />

they’re exhausted.<br />

The Inn at Port Gardner is the perfect place to rest after<br />

a busy day. The only waterfront hotel in Everett, the Inn<br />

has all the amenities of a luxury hotel and offers something<br />

most don’t—free in-room breakfast. The Inn is also walking<br />

distance from two good restaurants—Anthony’s Homeport<br />

Everett, which serves fresh seafood, and Lombardi’s Italian,<br />

a bustling spot with a long happy hour.<br />

Everett is, above all, a place of industry. It has the largest<br />

public marina on the West Coast, which is home to a naval<br />

base and a redevelopment project that will add housing,<br />

restaurants and retail to the area.<br />

Scuttlebutt Brewing is in the heart of this marina, and<br />

carries a sports bar vibe. The fish and chips are great, as are<br />

the locally brewed beers.<br />

More notable than the marina, though, is Boeing’s commercial<br />

airplane manufacturing facility. The company produces<br />

its 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliners in a giant warehouse<br />

in southwest Everett.<br />

The Future of Flight Aviation Center and tour is ninety minutes<br />

of pure astonishment—at the power of industry and the<br />

sheer size of things we can build. The $25 tour starts with a<br />

short promotional video. Visitors then board coach buses and<br />

tour the facilities. Of note: the building where these airplanes<br />

are made is the world’s largest building by volume. Airplanes,<br />

in various states of production, are being worked on as you<br />

ride freight elevators, walk through cavernous basement tunnels<br />

and gawk from platforms high above the manufacturing<br />

floor. Tour guides (lucky if you get the mutton-chopped<br />

Christopher) are knowledgeable and explain in detail how the<br />

manufacturing process has developed over the years.<br />

At the end of the tour, take a quick elevator ride to the<br />

center’s rooftop, the Strato Deck, to see just how vast<br />

Boeing’s footprint is here. Even non-aviation nerds will<br />

be humbled.<br />

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THE PNW<br />

GIFT<br />

GUIDE<br />

WRITTEN BY ONTRAK STAFF<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY GREEN<br />

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IT’S THAT TIME<br />

of year—when we start<br />

searching for the perfect holiday<br />

gifts. We scoured Oregon and<br />

Washington for the best locally<br />

made goods that will please<br />

everyone in your life.<br />

DRINK UP<br />

1. EASTSIDE DISTILLING<br />

REDNECK RIVIERA WHISKEY<br />

$24.95 // www.eastsidedistilling.com<br />

2. KIRIKO FABRIC COASTERS<br />

$35 // www.kirikomade.com<br />

3. UPHILL DESIGNS BAILEY FLASK<br />

$35 // www.uphilldesigns.com<br />

4. FOLK BRONZE BOTTLE OPENER<br />

$34 // www.folkbuilt.com<br />

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EXPLORE<br />

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1. THE CAMPOUT COOKBOOK<br />

$19.95 // www.powells.com<br />

2. BELMONT BLANKET CO.<br />

HELLAGOOD BLANKET<br />

$110 // www.belmontblanket.com<br />

3. RIME ELEMENTS CASCADIA BEANIES<br />

$42 // www.rimeelements.com<br />

4. CAIRN ORIGINAL SUBSCRIPTION BOX<br />

$29.95/month // www.getcairn.com<br />

5. FEATHERED FRIENDS OSPREY<br />

30 YF SLEEPING BAG<br />

$379 // www.featheredfriends.com<br />

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AT HOME<br />

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1. GLASS EYE STUDIO CLASSIC ORNAMENTS<br />

$25.99 // www.glasseye.com<br />

2. TIM + APRIL MOUNT RAINIER<br />

TOPOGRAPHIC ART PRINT<br />

$24 // www.timplusapril.com<br />

3. THE JOINERY HEX CANDLE HOLDERS<br />

$23 each // www.thejoinery.com<br />

4. ANTICA FARMACISTA PROSECCO RED<br />

HOLIDAY COLLECTION DIFFUSER<br />

$66 // www.anticafarmacista.com<br />

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FOR HER<br />

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1. EUNI + CO HEY GIRL HEY CARD SET<br />

$8 // www.euniandco.com<br />

2. HANDMADE LA CONNER<br />

SUPERB LIP BALMS<br />

$6 each // www.handmadelaconner.com<br />

3. HARLOW MIDNIGHT JUNIPER<br />

CRYSTAL AND GOLD PYRITE BRACELET<br />

$40 // www.jewelrybyharlow.com<br />

4. HARLOW 17 MINT<br />

CHALCEDONY DROPS NECKLACE<br />

$78 // www.jewelrybyharlow.com<br />

5. HARLOW 2 LAYER GOLD<br />

CRYSTAL NECKLACE<br />

$50 // www.jewelrybyharlow.com<br />

6. FRANKIE & COCO WEST DOPP KIT<br />

$46 // www.frankieandcocopdx.com<br />

7. WILD ROSE BATH SALT SAMPLER SET<br />

$19.95 // www.wildroseherbs.com<br />

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FOR HIM<br />

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1. PORTLAND RAZOR CO. EXECUTIVE<br />

SHAVE ESSENTIALS KIT<br />

$60 // www.portlandrazorco.com<br />

2. MINNIE + GEORGE<br />

FOR PORTLAND RAZOR CO. DOPP KIT<br />

$120 // www.portlandrazorco.com<br />

3. OTTER WAX SOLID SPRUCE COLOGNE<br />

$29.95 // www.otterwax.com<br />

4. GROVEMADE LEATHER<br />

COMPACT BIFOLD WALLET<br />

$99 // www.grovemade.com<br />

5. J. LEAVITT SUPPLY CO.<br />

DELANO DOPP KIT<br />

$140 // www.jleavittsupplyco.com<br />

6. STEEL TOE STUDIOS CUSTOM<br />

COORDINATES BRONZE BUCKLE AND BELT<br />

$152 // www.steeltoestudios.com<br />

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GET COOKING<br />

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1. WOODINVILLE WHISKEY<br />

BARREL-AGED MAPLE SYRUP<br />

$19.95 // www.woodinvillewhiskeyco.com<br />

2. HOVDEN HEMP/ORGANIC<br />

COTTON KITCHEN TOWEL<br />

$25 // www.hovdenformalfarmwear.com<br />

3. PORTLAND FARMERS<br />

MARKET COOKBOOK<br />

$27.95 // www.powells.com<br />

4. GIRL MEETS DIRT<br />

SPOON PRESERVES<br />

$12 each // www.girlmeetsdirt.com<br />

5. WOLF CERAMICS SERVING BOWL<br />

$190 // www.wolfceramics.com<br />

6. STUMPTOWN COFFEE<br />

ROASTERS BLEND TRIO<br />

$35 // www.stumptowncoffee.com<br />

7. BENGSTON WOODWORKS<br />

SMALL CUTTING BOARD<br />

$60 // www.bengstonwoodworks.com<br />

8. MISSIONARY CHOCOLATES<br />

5-PIECE CUSTOM TRUFFLE BOX<br />

$17 // www.missionarychocolates.com<br />

9. HOLM MADE TOFFEE CO.<br />

OREGON HAZELNUT TOFFEE<br />

$6.25 each // www.holmmadetoffee.com<br />

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VANCOU<br />

[ ON THE CHEAP ]<br />

FINDING DEALS IN THE BIG CITY<br />

WRITTEN BY SHEILA G. MILLER<br />

SO YOU SEEK a booming metropolis that combines walkable<br />

neighborhoods with tons of culture and dining experiences from<br />

dim sum to bistro? Vancouver, BC, is calling. Our neighbor to the<br />

north has it all—just one problem. This city can be a bit spendy.<br />

<strong>OnTrak</strong> searched high and low for ways to access all Vancouver<br />

has to offer, without the high prices. Note: All prices<br />

are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified.<br />

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VER<br />

Vancouver’s water views<br />

are stunning and plentiful.<br />

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[ CITY OF CULTURE ]<br />

First, the basics—the city is a peninsula bordered<br />

on the south by the Fraser River, to the<br />

north and west by the Strait of Georgia. Distinct<br />

neighborhoods in the city provide a lifetime<br />

of exploration. But if you want to get the<br />

best out of the city, you’ll want to use public<br />

transit or alternative transportation to move<br />

throughout Vancouver.<br />

If you’ve got good weather and are feeling up<br />

for it, grab a bike. Vancouver is on the bike-share<br />

bandwagon. Mobi bike stations around the city<br />

are a very convenient short-term commute—24<br />

hours of unlimited 30-minute rides for $9.75.<br />

Any longer on the bike at a given time and you’re<br />

charged an extra fee. Bike stations are located<br />

in dozens of spots between Stanley Park to the<br />

north, 16th Street to the south, Arbutus Street to<br />

the west and Commercial Street to the east.<br />

Should you prefer public transit, you’re in<br />

luck—Pacific Central Station, where the Amtrak<br />

Cascades train arrives, connects to the Expo Line<br />

of the SkyTrain, which makes stops all over the<br />

greater Vancouver area.<br />

I’ll note, however, Vancouver is a walkable city,<br />

with many of its highlights in the downtown core.<br />

So if you’re really hoping to keep things low-cost,<br />

just hoof it.<br />

If museums are your thing, Vancouver has you<br />

covered. Best part? Many of the museums have<br />

discounted days. The HR MacMillan Space Centre,<br />

the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the<br />

Museum of Vancouver are all in Vanier Park.<br />

While they’re not exactly cheap, the museums<br />

do offer a discount to visit two or three of them.<br />

The Vanier Park Explore Pass is $41 for adult<br />

admission to all three museums over a multiday<br />

period. For just the Museum of Vancouver<br />

and the Space Centre, you’ll be set back $30<br />

per adult.<br />

By many accounts, the best museum in the<br />

entire city is the University of British Columbia’s<br />

Museum of Anthropology. The museum has<br />

a huge collection of First Nations artifacts and<br />

crafts. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday, admission<br />

is discounted to $10.<br />

The Vancouver Art Gallery, which has a large<br />

collection of BC-based artists and is one of the<br />

largest art galleries in all of Canada, has no<br />

admission fee on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to<br />

9 p.m.—just a request for a donation.<br />

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT<br />

The Vancouver Maritime<br />

Museum is the perfect place<br />

to learn about this peninsula’s<br />

history. UBC’s Museum<br />

of Anthropology has many<br />

First Nations’ artifacts. Vancouver<br />

Art Gallery is free on<br />

Tuesday nights.<br />

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Rui Nunes<br />

David Campion<br />

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FROM LEFT Mobi rents bikes for<br />

use around town. Bao Bei has a $40<br />

tasting menu of delicious foods.<br />

[ THE GREAT OUTDOORS ]<br />

Getting outdoors is easy (and often, free) in and around<br />

Vancouver. Swing through Stanley Park, which is nearly<br />

1,000 acres and has trails, beaches and other amenities. The<br />

Stanley Park Seawall, which has space for walkers, joggers<br />

and cyclists, shares beautiful views of the water and is part<br />

of the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path running<br />

through Vancouver.<br />

Looking to get your cardio in? Head to Grouse Mountain<br />

in North Vancouver to complete the Grouse Grind, a nearly<br />

2-mile hike up the side of the mountain. You’ll gain 2,800<br />

feet. That ought to get the blood flowing.<br />

Another beautiful spot is Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.<br />

This is a great place for hikes with great views. And<br />

finish quenching your outdoor adventure thirst with a trip to<br />

Lynn Canyon Park. This spot, in North Vancouver, is chock<br />

full of waterfalls, hiking trails and swimming holes. It also<br />

has a suspension bridge 50 meters off the ground over deep<br />

pools and waterfalls below. The best part? It’s completely free.<br />

All this trekking around is going to make you hungry. Fear<br />

not—many of the very nice restaurants in Vancouver have<br />

happy hours or prix fixe menus to help you get a taste of the<br />

city’s culinary treasures without having to pawn treasures to<br />

pay for it.<br />

For a late-night (or really, anytime) snack, head to Gringo<br />

in Gastown. The taco bar has $3.95 beers, margaritas (priced<br />

on whether you want what they describe as crappy or “OK”<br />

tequila) and so many tacos—three for $8 or six for $15. Enjoy<br />

the atmosphere and take the edge off.<br />

Fun fact—happy hours weren’t legal in Vancouver until 2014.<br />

Since then, the city has more than made up for it. In Gastown,<br />

Pidgin and Wildebeest are two popular restaurants—with great<br />

happy hours. Pidgin’s is a bit more generous timewise—5 p.m.<br />

to 6:30 p.m. and then 10:30 p.m. to close—but Wildebeest’s,<br />

while short (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) has beer specials for $5 and wine<br />

for $8, plus snacks and full plates that range from $3 to $12.<br />

If you’re looking to sample a variety of cultural foods while<br />

you’re in Vancouver, that’s easily done. Bao Bei, in Chinatown,<br />

has tasty shareable plates and a $40 tasting menu. Dinesty<br />

Dumpling House has a “Super Wednesday” special of beef<br />

noodle soup and pan-fried pork pot stickers for $10.95. Try<br />

some Indian eats at Vij’s, which has a rooftop bar that has a 3<br />

p.m. to 5 p.m. happy hour. Or, if you’ve got time and are willing<br />

to travel a short distance, swing through the Richmond<br />

Night Market, to the south of Vancouver and open from May<br />

through October 8. The Night Market, a primarily cash-only<br />

spot open Friday through Sunday, has more than 100 food<br />

vendors. It costs $4.25 to get in, and then you can buy tastes<br />

of all types of Asian food.<br />

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[ MANY OF THE VERY NICE<br />

RESTAURANTS IN VANCOUVER<br />

HAVE HAPPY HOURS OR PRIX FIXE<br />

MENUS TO HELP YOU GET A TASTE<br />

OF THE CITY’S CULINARY TREASURES<br />

WITHOUT HAVING TO PAWN<br />

TREASURES TO PAY FOR IT ]<br />

Peter Bagi<br />

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Side panels of retired pinball games decorate the<br />

walls of the Seattle Pinball Museum. Owner Cindy<br />

Martin said oftentimes, with the games all lined up<br />

next to each other, you aren’t able to see the great<br />

art on the side panels, and she was happy to find a<br />

way for some of them to be on display.<br />

PINBALL<br />

WIZARDS<br />

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MEGHAN NOLT<br />

PART ART and part fun, the Seattle Pinball Museum is<br />

preserving these mostly bygone machines for generations<br />

to come. The museum opened in August 2010. For $15, you<br />

can play dozens of pinball machines, some dating back<br />

to 1960. The museum’s collection also includes vintage<br />

machines on display. Grab an old-timey soda or a craft beer<br />

and head back in time to your days as a pinball wizard.<br />

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT<br />

D. Gottlieb & Co. released Western-themed Buckaroo in 1965.<br />

Lyn Cason, right, watches Chris Aquino play the Sopranos pinball<br />

game, released in 2005, in which players work their way up in the<br />

crew ranks by completing various tasks. The designer used many of<br />

the actual actors’ voices to create a more authentic experience.<br />

This 1992 Creature From the Black Lagoon game features an ornamental<br />

ball shooter, a special modification added by the owners.<br />

In addition to the playable games on the floor, others can be found<br />

around the museum on display. Screwy was produced by Bally<br />

Manufacturing Co. in 1932.<br />

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT<br />

A visitor plays one of the fifty-eight<br />

games on display in the museum.<br />

The playable games, dating from<br />

1960 to <strong>2018</strong>, are sequenced from<br />

oldest to newest, and the owners<br />

regularly rotate in new games to<br />

keep things fresh.<br />

Many collectors consider Buckaroo<br />

one of the top five D. Gottlieb & Co.<br />

pinball games ever produced.<br />

The popular 1990 pinball game<br />

FunHouse, by Williams Electronics<br />

Games, Inc., features Rudy, a plastic<br />

head that conceals a kick-out hole<br />

behind its mouth.<br />

The museum owners’ golden<br />

retriever, Cash, comes to work with<br />

them most days.<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Oregon Guide<br />

EUGENE<br />

Belly Taquería<br />

$$, Mexican<br />

69 FEET FROM STATION<br />

541.683.5896<br />

eatbelly.com<br />

The Bier Stein<br />

$$, American, Pub<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.485.2437<br />

thebierstein.com<br />

Marché<br />

$$, French<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.342.3612<br />

marcherestaurant.com<br />

McMenamins High Street<br />

Brewery & Café<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.345.4905<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

Oregon Electric Station<br />

$$$, Steakhouse, Italian,<br />

Seafood<br />

374 FEET FROM STATION<br />

541.485.4444<br />

oesrestaurant.com<br />

Sushi Pure<br />

$$, Sushi<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.654.0608<br />

sushipureeugene.com<br />

Tacovore<br />

$$, Mexican<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.735.3518<br />

tacovorepnw.com<br />

WildCraft Cider Works<br />

$$, New American<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.735.3506<br />

wildcraftciderworks.com<br />

ALBANY<br />

Calapooia Brewing<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.928.1931<br />

calapooiabrewing.com<br />

Frankie’s Restaurant<br />

$$, American, Steakhouse<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.248.3671<br />

frankies-oregon.com<br />

Sybaris Bistro<br />

$$$, New American<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.928.8157<br />

sybarisbistro.com<br />

SALEM<br />

ACME Cafe<br />

$$, American<br />

2.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.798.4736<br />

acmecafe.net<br />

The Bier Stein, Eugene, Oregon<br />

Christos Pizzeria & Lounge<br />

$$, Pizza<br />

1.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.371.2892<br />

christospizzasalem.com<br />

Gamberetti’s Italian<br />

Restaurant<br />

$$, Italian<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.399.7446<br />

gamberettis.com<br />

Wild Pear<br />

$$, Cafe<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.378.7515<br />

wildpearcatering.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Willamette Valley<br />

Vineyards<br />

Turner<br />

$$, Winery<br />

9.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.588.9463<br />

wvv.com<br />

OREGON CITY<br />

Adelsheim Vineyard<br />

Newberg<br />

$$$, Winery<br />

29 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.538.3652<br />

adelsheim.com<br />

ArborBrook Vineyards<br />

Newberg<br />

$$, Winery<br />

29.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.538.0959<br />

arborbrookwines.com<br />

Cana’s Feast Winery<br />

$$, Winery<br />

Carlton<br />

37.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.852.0002<br />

canasfeastwinery.com<br />

Oregon City Brewing Co.<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.908.1948<br />

ocbeerco.com<br />

R. Stuart & Co. Wine Bar<br />

$$, Wine<br />

McMinnville<br />

38.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

866.472.8614<br />

rstuartandco.com<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Caffe Mingo<br />

$$, Italian<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.226.4646<br />

caffemingonw.com<br />

Chennai Masala<br />

Hillsboro<br />

$$, Indian<br />

12 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.531.9500<br />

chennaimasala.net<br />

Decarli<br />

Beaverton<br />

$$, Italian<br />

8.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.641.3223<br />

decarlirestaurant.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Elephant’s Delicatessen<br />

$$, Deli<br />

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS<br />

elephantsdeli.com<br />

Garden Bar<br />

$$, Vegetarian<br />

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS<br />

gardenbarpdx.com<br />

Gloria’s Secret Café<br />

Beaverton<br />

$$, Latin American<br />

8.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.268.2124<br />

Imperial Restaurant<br />

$$, American<br />

0.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.228.7222<br />

imperialpdx.com<br />

Justa Pasta<br />

$$, Italian, Pasta Shop<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

503.243.2249<br />

justapasta.com<br />

Kask<br />

$$, Bar, American<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.241.7163<br />

bistroagnes.com/kask<br />

Laurelhurst Market<br />

$$$, Steakhouse<br />

2.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.206.3097<br />

laurelhurstmarket.com<br />

Le Bouchon<br />

$$$, French<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.248.2193<br />

bouchon-portland.com<br />

Oven and Shaker<br />

$$, Pizza, Italian<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.241.1600<br />

ovenandshaker.com<br />

The Palm Court<br />

$$$, American<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.228.2000<br />

bensonhotel.com<br />

The Parish<br />

$$, Seafood, Southern<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.227.2421<br />

theparishpdx.com<br />

Paymaster Lounge<br />

$, Lounge<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.943.2780<br />

paymasterlounge.com<br />

Ruth’s Chris Steak House<br />

$$$, Steakhouse<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.221.4518<br />

ruthschris.com<br />

Serratto Restaurant & Bar<br />

$$, Italian, Mediterranean,<br />

Modern European<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

503.221.1195<br />

serratto.com<br />

Syun Izakaya<br />

Hillsboro<br />

$$, Japanese<br />

16.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.640.3131<br />

syun-izakaya.com<br />

Uno Mas Taquiza<br />

$, Mexican<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.719.4768<br />

unomastaquiza.com<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Guide<br />

EUGENE<br />

Best Western New<br />

Oregon Motel<br />

2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.683.3669<br />

book.bestwestern.com<br />

C’est La Vie Inn<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.302.3014<br />

cestlavieinn.com<br />

Courtyard Eugene Springfield<br />

4.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.726.2121<br />

marriott.com<br />

Excelsior Inn<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.342.6963<br />

excelsiorinn.com<br />

Hilton<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.342.2000<br />

hilton.com<br />

Holiday Inn Express<br />

& Suites<br />

3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.342.1243<br />

ihg.com<br />

Oval Door Bed &<br />

Breakfast Inn<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.683.3160<br />

ovaldoor.com<br />

Tim LaBarge<br />

Phoenix Inn Suites<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

541.344.0001<br />

phoenixinn.com<br />

Valley River Inn<br />

3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.743.1000<br />

valleyriverinn.com<br />

ALBANY<br />

Best Western Plus<br />

Prairie Inn<br />

2.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.928.5050<br />

book.bestwestern.com<br />

Comfort Suites<br />

2.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.928.2053<br />

comfortsuites.com<br />

Phoenix Inn Suites<br />

2.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.926.5696<br />

phoenixinn.com<br />

SALEM<br />

OUR PICK<br />

The Grand Hotel<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.540.7800<br />

grandhotelsalem.com<br />

Hampton Inn & Suites<br />

2.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.362.1300<br />

hamptoninn3.hilton.com<br />

Red Lion<br />

2.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.370.7888<br />

redlion.com<br />

OREGON CITY<br />

Best Western Plus<br />

Rivershore Hotel<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.655.7141<br />

book.bestwestern.com<br />

Grand Hotel at Bridgeport<br />

Tigard<br />

11.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.968.5757<br />

grandhotelbridgeport.com<br />

Lakeshore Inn<br />

Lake Oswego<br />

6.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.636.9679<br />

thelakeshoreinn.com<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Ace Hotel<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.228.2277<br />

acehotel.com<br />

The Benson, a Coast Hotel<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.228.2000<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Caravan: The Tiny<br />

House Hotel<br />

2.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.288.5225<br />

tinyhousehotel.com<br />

Embassy Suites Portland -<br />

Washington Square<br />

Tigard<br />

11.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.644.4400<br />

portlandembassysuites.com<br />

Friendly Bike Guest House<br />

2.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.799.2615<br />

friendlybikeguesthouse.com<br />

Hotel Eastlund<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.235.2100<br />

hoteleastlund.com<br />

Hotel Modera<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

877.484.1084<br />

hotelmodera.com<br />

Inn @ Northrup Station<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.224.0543<br />

northrupstation.com<br />

Jupiter Hotel<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.230.9200<br />

jupiterhotel.com<br />

McMenamins Edgefield<br />

Troutdale<br />

13.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.669.8610<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

McMenamins Grand Lodge<br />

Forest Grove<br />

25.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.992.9533<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

The Nines<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

877.229.9995<br />

thenines.com<br />

Northwest Portland Hostel<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

503.241.2783<br />

nwportlandhostel.com<br />

Resort at the Mountain<br />

Mt. Hood Village<br />

45.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.622.3101<br />

theresort.com<br />

River’s Edge Hotel & Spa<br />

4.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.802.5800<br />

riversedgehotel.com<br />

Shift Vacation Rentals<br />

3.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.208.2581<br />

shiftvacationrentals.com<br />

Tierra Soul Urban Farm &<br />

Guesthouse<br />

2.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.489.7645<br />

tierrasoulpdx.com<br />

Timberline Lodge<br />

Timberline<br />

62.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

800.547.1406<br />

timberlinelodge.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

The Westin<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.294.9000<br />

westinportland.com<br />

Caravan: The Tiny House Hotel, Portland, Oregon<br />

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EUGENE<br />

Bijou Metro<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.686.3229<br />

bijou-cinemas.com<br />

Cascades Raptor Center<br />

5.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.485.1320<br />

eraptors.org<br />

Heritage Dry Goods<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.393.6710<br />

heritagedrygoods.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Hult Center for the<br />

Performing Arts<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.682.5087<br />

hultcenter.org<br />

Museum of Natural<br />

& Cultural History<br />

1.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.346.3024<br />

natural-history.uoregon.edu<br />

Oakway Center<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.485.4711<br />

oakwaycenter.com<br />

ALBANY<br />

Albany Antique Mall<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.704.0109<br />

albanyantiquemall.com<br />

Gallery Calapooia<br />

0.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.971.5701<br />

gallerycalapooia.com<br />

Oregon Coast Aquarium<br />

Newport<br />

65 MILES FROM STATION<br />

541.867.3474<br />

aquarium.org<br />

SALEM<br />

Evergreen Aviation<br />

& Space Museum<br />

+ Waterpark<br />

McMinnville<br />

24.3 MILES FROM<br />

STATION<br />

503.434.4185<br />

evergreenmuseum.org<br />

Gilbert House Children’s<br />

Museum<br />

1.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.371.3631<br />

acgilbert.org<br />

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon<br />

Historic Elsinore Theatre<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.375.3574<br />

elsinoretheatre.com<br />

Salem Center<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.399.9676<br />

salemcenter.com<br />

OREGON CITY<br />

Bridgeport Village<br />

Tigard<br />

11.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.968.1704<br />

bridgeport-village.com<br />

Clackamas Repertory<br />

Theater<br />

3.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.594.6047<br />

clackamasrep.org<br />

OUR PICK<br />

End of the Oregon Trail<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.657.9336<br />

historicoregoncity.org<br />

PORTLAND<br />

Arlene Schnitzer<br />

Concert Hall<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.248.4335<br />

portland5.com<br />

Bella Casa<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.222.5337<br />

bellacasa.net<br />

Bonnet<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.954.2271<br />

shop.bonnetboutique.com<br />

Boys Fort<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.567.1015<br />

boysfort.com<br />

Ellington Handbags<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.542.3149<br />

ellingtonhandbags.com<br />

Garnish Apparel<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.954.2292<br />

garnishapparel.com<br />

McMenamins<br />

Crystal Ballroom<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.225.0047<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

Mt. Hood Meadows<br />

Ski Resort<br />

Mt. Hood<br />

75 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.337.2222<br />

skihood.com<br />

Oregon Museum<br />

of Science and Industry<br />

1.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.797.4000<br />

omsi.edu<br />

Oregon Zoo<br />

3.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.226.1561<br />

oregonzoo.org<br />

Physical Element<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.224.5425<br />

physicalelement.com<br />

Pittock Mansion<br />

2.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.823.3623<br />

pittockmansion.org<br />

Portland Art Museum<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

503.226.2811<br />

portlandartmuseum.org<br />

Providence Park<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.553.5400<br />

providenceparkpdx.com<br />

Rachelle M. Rustic House<br />

of Fashion<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

971.319.6934<br />

rachellem.com<br />

Rice Northwest Museum<br />

of Rocks & Minerals<br />

Hillsboro<br />

17.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.647.2418<br />

ricenorthwestmuseum.org<br />

Twist<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.224.0334<br />

twistonline.com<br />

US Outdoor Store<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

503.223.5937<br />

usoutdoor.com<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Guide<br />

Washington Guide<br />

The Office 842, Longview, Washington<br />

KELSO/LONGVIEW<br />

The Office 842<br />

$$, Coffee, Cocktails, Tapas<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.442.4647<br />

theoffice842.com<br />

CENTRALIA<br />

McMenamins Olympic<br />

Club Pub<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

0.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.736.5164<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

OLYMPIA/LACEY<br />

Farrelli’s Pizza<br />

$$, Italian<br />

1.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.493.2090<br />

farrellispizza.com<br />

Fish Tale Brew Pub<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

7.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.943.3650<br />

fishbrewing.com<br />

Hop Jacks<br />

$$, American<br />

1.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.528.2174<br />

hopjacks.net<br />

TACOMA<br />

Asado<br />

$$$, Argentine<br />

4.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.272.7770<br />

asadotacoma.com<br />

Odd Otter Brewery<br />

$, Brewery<br />

2.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.327.1680<br />

oddotterbrewing.com<br />

Pacific Grill<br />

$$, American, Seafood<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.627.3535<br />

pacificgrilltacoma.com<br />

TUKWILA<br />

Miyabi Sushi<br />

$$, Japanese<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.575.6815<br />

miyabisushi.com<br />

SEATTLE<br />

Assaggio Ristorante<br />

$$$, Italian<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.441.1399<br />

assaggioseattle.com<br />

Eastside Bar & Grill<br />

$$, American<br />

Bellevue<br />

11.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.455.9444<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails<br />

$$, American, Breakfast<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.971.8015<br />

frolik.motifseattle.com<br />

John Howie Steak<br />

$$$$, American, Steakhouse<br />

Bellevue<br />

10 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.440.0880<br />

johnhowiesteak.com<br />

Le Panier<br />

$, Bakery, Sandwiches<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.441.3669<br />

lepanier.com<br />

Little Water Cantina<br />

$$, Mexican<br />

4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.397.4940<br />

littlewatercantina.com<br />

Loulay Kitchen & Bar<br />

$$, French, Breakfast<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.402.4588<br />

thechefinthehat.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

MBar<br />

$$$, Cocktails, American<br />

2.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.457.8287<br />

mbarseattle.com<br />

Merchants Cafe and Saloon<br />

$$, Bar, Café<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.467.5070<br />

merchantscafeandsaloon.com<br />

Pine Box<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

1.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.588.0375<br />

pineboxbar.com<br />

Revel<br />

$$, Asian Fusion, Korean<br />

5.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.547.2040<br />

revelseattle.com<br />

Seastar Restaurant<br />

& Raw Bar<br />

$$$, American, Seafood<br />

Bellevue<br />

10.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.456.0010<br />

seastarrestaurant.com<br />

Sharps Roasthouse<br />

$$, American, BBQ<br />

SeaTac<br />

13.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.241.5744<br />

sharpsroasthouse.com<br />

Smith Tower<br />

$$, Bar, Café<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.624.0414<br />

smithtower.com<br />

TanakaSan<br />

$$, Asian Fusion<br />

1.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.812.8412<br />

tanakasanseattle.com<br />

Westward<br />

$$, Mediterranean,<br />

Breakfast, American<br />

5.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.552.8215<br />

westwardseattle.com<br />

EDMONDS<br />

Arnies Restaurant<br />

$$, Seafood<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.771.5688<br />

arniesrestaurant.com<br />

EVERETT<br />

Anthony’s HomePort<br />

$$, Seafood<br />

2.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.252.3333<br />

anthonys.com<br />

Café Wylde<br />

$$, Café, Juice Bar, Smoothies<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.374.3877<br />

cafewylde.com<br />

Lombardi’s Italian<br />

$$, Italian<br />

2.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.252.1886<br />

lombardisitalian.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Scuttlebutt Brewing<br />

$$, American, Brewery<br />

2.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.257.9316<br />

scuttlebuttbrewing.com<br />

STANWOOD<br />

Stanwood Grill<br />

$$, American<br />

289 FEET FROM STATION<br />

360.629.5253<br />

stanwoodgrill.com<br />

MOUNT VERNON<br />

Skagit River Brewery<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.336.2884<br />

skagitbrew.com<br />

BELLINGHAM<br />

Colophon Café<br />

$$, Café, Salad, Sandwiches<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.647.0092<br />

colophoncafe.com<br />

Leaf & Ladle<br />

$$, Soup, Sandwiches<br />

3.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.319.9718<br />

facebook.com/leafandladle<br />

Magdalena’s Creperie<br />

$$, Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.483.8569<br />

magdalenascreperie.com<br />

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KELSO/LONGVIEW<br />

Monticello Hotel<br />

2.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.425.9900<br />

themonticello.net<br />

CENTRALIA<br />

Centralia Square Hotel<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.807.1212<br />

centraliasquare.com<br />

McMenamins—Olympic<br />

Club Hotel & Theater<br />

0.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.736.5164<br />

mcmenamins.com<br />

OLYMPIA/LACEY<br />

The Governor, a Coast<br />

Hotel<br />

7.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.352.7700<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Little Creek Casino Resort<br />

20.6 MILES FROM<br />

STATION<br />

800.667.7711<br />

little-creek.com<br />

Red Lion Hotel<br />

8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.943.4000<br />

redlion.com<br />

TACOMA<br />

Hotel Murano<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.238.8000<br />

hotelmuranotacoma.com<br />

Silver Cloud Inn - Tacoma<br />

Waterfront<br />

3.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.272.1300<br />

silvercloud.com<br />

TUKWILA<br />

Cedarbrook Lodge<br />

SeaTac<br />

4.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.901.9268<br />

cedarbrooklodge.com<br />

Springhill Suites<br />

Renton<br />

1.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.226.4100<br />

marriott.com<br />

SEATTLE<br />

Alexis Hotel<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.624.4844<br />

alexishotel.com<br />

Hotel Monaco, Seattle, Washington<br />

American Hotel<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.622.5443<br />

americanhotelseattle.com<br />

Belltown Inn<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.529.3700<br />

belltown-inn.com<br />

Coast Bellevue Hotel<br />

Bellevue<br />

11.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.455.9444<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Coast Gateway Hotel<br />

SeaTac<br />

13.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.248.8200<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Greenlake Guest House<br />

7.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.729.8700<br />

greenlakeguesthouse.com<br />

Hotel 1000<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.957.1000<br />

hotel1000seattle.com<br />

Hotel Monaco<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.621.1770<br />

monaco-seattle.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Grand Hyatt<br />

Seattle<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.774.1234<br />

seattle.grand.hyatt.com<br />

Inn at the Market<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.448.0631<br />

innatthemarket.com<br />

The Maxwell Hotel<br />

2.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.286.0629<br />

themaxwellhotel.com<br />

The Moore Hotel<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.448.4851<br />

moorehotel.com<br />

The Paramount Hotel<br />

1.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.292.9500<br />

paramounthotelseattle.com<br />

Seattle Sheraton<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.621.9000<br />

sheratonseattle.com<br />

Sorrento Hotel<br />

1.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.622.6400<br />

hotelsorrento.com<br />

EDMONDS<br />

Best Western Plus<br />

Edmonds Harbor Inn<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.771.5021<br />

book.bestwestern.com<br />

Coast Wenatchee<br />

Center Hotel<br />

Wenatchee<br />

133 MILES FROM STATION<br />

509.662.1234<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Courtyard by Marriott<br />

Seattle North<br />

5.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.670.0500<br />

marriott.com<br />

EVERETT<br />

Holiday Inn Downtown<br />

Everett<br />

0.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.339.2000<br />

ihg.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Inn at Port Gardner<br />

2.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.252.6779<br />

innatportgardner.com<br />

STANWOOD<br />

Cedar Bluff Cottage<br />

5.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.445.3333<br />

cedarbluffcottage.com<br />

Hotel Stanwood<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.629.2888<br />

stanwoodhotelsaloon.com<br />

MOUNT VERNON<br />

Best Western Plus Skagit<br />

Valley Inn<br />

1.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.428.5678<br />

book.bestwestern.com<br />

Tulip Inn<br />

1.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

800.599.5696<br />

tulipinn.net<br />

BELLINGHAM<br />

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.756.1005<br />

thechrysalisinn.com<br />

Fairhaven Village Inn<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.733.1311<br />

fairhavenvillageinn.com<br />

Hotel Bellwether<br />

4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.392.3100<br />

hotelbellwether.com<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Guide<br />

VANCOUVER<br />

Kiggins Theatre<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.816.0352<br />

kigginstheatre.net<br />

KELSO/LONGVIEW<br />

Cowlitz County Tourism -<br />

Visit Mount St. Helens<br />

360.577.3137<br />

visitmtsthelens.com<br />

Kelso Theater Pub<br />

0.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.414.9451<br />

ktpub.com<br />

CENTRALIA<br />

Centralia Factory Outlets<br />

2.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.736.3327<br />

centraliafactoryoutlet.com<br />

Centralia Fox Theatre<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.623.1103<br />

centraliafoxtheatre.com<br />

OLYMPIA/LACEY<br />

Capitol Tours<br />

7.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.902.8880<br />

des.wa.gov<br />

Little Creek Casino Resort<br />

Shelton<br />

20.6 MILES FROM<br />

STATION<br />

800.667.7711<br />

little-creek.com<br />

Washington State History<br />

Museum<br />

1.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.272.3500<br />

washingtonhistory.org<br />

TUKWILA<br />

Museum of Flight<br />

5.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.764.5720<br />

museumofflight.org<br />

SEATTLE<br />

Bellevue Arts Museum<br />

Bellevue<br />

10.7 MILES FROM<br />

STATION<br />

425.519.0770<br />

bellevuearts.org<br />

CenturyLink Field<br />

0.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.381.7848<br />

centurylinkfield.com<br />

Museum of History and<br />

Industry<br />

2.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.324.1126<br />

mohai.org<br />

Neptune Theatre<br />

4.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.682.1414<br />

stgpresents.org<br />

Northwest Outdoor Center<br />

3.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.281.9694<br />

nwoc.com<br />

Olympic Sculpture Park<br />

2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.654.3100<br />

seattleartmuseum.org<br />

Pike Place Market<br />

1.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

pikeplacemarket.org<br />

Seattle Aquarium<br />

1 MILE FROM STATION<br />

206.386.4300<br />

seattleaquarium.org<br />

Seattle Art Museum<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.654.3100<br />

seattleartmuseum.org<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Woodland Park Zoo<br />

5.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

206.548.2500<br />

zoo.org<br />

EDMONDS<br />

Cascadia Art Museum<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.336.4809<br />

cascadiaartmuseum.org<br />

Edmonds Center<br />

for the Arts<br />

0.6 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.275.4485<br />

edmondscenterforthearts.com<br />

Visit Edmonds<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

1.877.775.6935<br />

visitedmonds.com<br />

EVERETT<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Future of Flight Aviation<br />

Center & Boeing Tour<br />

Mukilteo<br />

8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

1.800.464.1476<br />

futureofflight.org<br />

Imagine Children’s<br />

Museum<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.258.1006<br />

imaginecm.org<br />

Schack Art Center<br />

0.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.259.5050<br />

schack.org<br />

XFINITY Arena at Everett<br />

0.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

425.322.2600<br />

xfinityarenaeverett.com<br />

STANWOOD<br />

Stanwood Cinemas<br />

1.5 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.629.0514<br />

farawayentertainment.com<br />

MOUNT VERNON<br />

Downtown Mount Vernon<br />

360.336.3801<br />

mountvernondowntown.org<br />

Lincoln Theatre<br />

0.3 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.336.8955<br />

lincolntheatre.org<br />

BELLINGHAM<br />

Bellingham Railway<br />

Museum<br />

3.1 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.393.7540<br />

bellinghamrailway<br />

museum.org<br />

Mount Baker Theatre<br />

3.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.734.6080<br />

mountbakertheatre.com<br />

Whatcom Museum<br />

3.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.778.8930<br />

whatcommuseum.org<br />

Rhythm & Rye<br />

7.8 MILES FROM STATION<br />

360.705.0760<br />

facebook.com/rhythmandrye<br />

Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon, Washington<br />

TACOMA<br />

LeMay—America’s Car<br />

Museum<br />

0.7 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.779.8490<br />

americascarmuseum.org<br />

Museum of Glass<br />

0.9 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.284.4750<br />

museumofglass.org<br />

Point Defiance Zoo<br />

& Aquarium<br />

7.4 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.591.5337<br />

pdza.org<br />

Tacoma Art Museum<br />

1.2 MILES FROM STATION<br />

253.272.4258<br />

tacomaartmuseum.org<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Vancouver Guide<br />

Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver, BC<br />

Ask for Luigi<br />

$$, Italian<br />

1.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.428.2544<br />

askforluigi.com<br />

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie<br />

$$$, Chinese<br />

850 METERS FROM STA-<br />

TION<br />

604.688.0876<br />

bao-bei.ca<br />

Blue Water Cafe<br />

$$, Seafood<br />

2.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.688.8078<br />

bluewatercafe.net<br />

Boulevard Kitchen<br />

& Oyster Bar<br />

$$$, Seafood, Steakhouse<br />

2.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.642.2900<br />

boulevardvancouver.ca<br />

Café at John Henry’s<br />

$$, American<br />

115 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.883.2336<br />

johnhenrysresortmarina.com<br />

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OUR PICK<br />

Chambar<br />

$$$, Belgian, Breakfast<br />

1.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.879.7119<br />

chambar.com<br />

Cioppino’s Mediterranean<br />

Grill & Enoteca<br />

$$$$, Mediterranean, Italian<br />

2.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.688.7466<br />

cioppinosyaletown.com<br />

Cuchillo<br />

$$, Latin American<br />

1.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.559.7585<br />

cuchillo.ca<br />

The Diamond<br />

$$, Mexican<br />

1.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.568.8272<br />

di6mond.com<br />

Fable Kitchen<br />

$$, Canadian<br />

4.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.732.1322<br />

fablekitchen.ca<br />

The Fat Badger<br />

$$, British<br />

3.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.336.5577<br />

fatbadger.ca<br />

Finch’s<br />

$$, Coffee, Breakfast,<br />

Brunch<br />

3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.899.4040<br />

finchteahouse.com<br />

The Flying Pig<br />

$$, Canadian<br />

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS<br />

theflyingpigvan.com<br />

Forty Ninth Parallel Café &<br />

Lucky’s Doughnuts<br />

$, Coffee, Donuts<br />

1.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.872.4901<br />

49thparallelroasters.com<br />

luckysdoughnuts.com<br />

Jules<br />

$$, French<br />

1.7 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.669.0033<br />

julesbistro.ca<br />

John Sherlock<br />

The Keefer Bar<br />

$$$, Cocktails, Asian Small<br />

Plates<br />

850 METERS FROM<br />

STATION<br />

604.688.1961<br />

thekeeferbar.com<br />

Kintaro Ramen<br />

$, Asian<br />

3.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.682.7568<br />

Kirin<br />

$$, Seafood, Dim Sum<br />

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS<br />

kirinrestaurants.com<br />

L’Abattoir<br />

$$$, French, Canadian<br />

1.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.568.1701<br />

labattoir.ca<br />

Lighthouse Pub<br />

$$, Gastropub<br />

70.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.885.9494<br />

lighthousepub.ca<br />

Marutama Ramen<br />

$$, Asian<br />

3.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.688.8837<br />

marutamaramen.com<br />

Molly’s Reach<br />

$$, American, Seafood<br />

47 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.886.9710<br />

mollysreach.ca<br />

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar<br />

$$, Italian, Wine<br />

4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.736.2220<br />

novopizzeria.com<br />

The Oakwood Canadian<br />

Bistro<br />

$$, Gastropub, Canadian<br />

5.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.558.1965<br />

theoakwood.ca<br />

Octopus’ Garden<br />

$$$, Japanese, Sushi<br />

4.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.734.8971<br />

octopusgardensada.com<br />

Opus Bar<br />

$$, Cocktails, Small Plates,<br />

Breakfast<br />

2.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.642.2107<br />

opushotel.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Revolver<br />

$$, Coffee and Tea<br />

2.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.558.4444<br />

revolvercoffee.ca<br />

Salt Tasting Room<br />

$$, Wine, Tapas, Small Plates<br />

1.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.633.1912<br />

salttastingroom.com<br />

Sal y Limon<br />

$, Mexican<br />

2.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.677.4247<br />

salylimon.ca<br />

Savary Island Pie Company<br />

$$, Bakery, Coffee<br />

10.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.926.4021<br />

savaryislandpiecompany.com<br />

Tacofino<br />

$$, Mexican<br />

2.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

778.379.8226<br />

tacofino.com<br />

Wildebeest<br />

$$$, Gastropub, Canadian<br />

1.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.687.6880<br />

wildebeest.ca<br />

Yaletown Brewing Co.<br />

$$, Brewpub<br />

2.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.681.2739<br />

mjg.ca<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Guide<br />

Auberge Vancouver Hotel<br />

2.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.678.8899<br />

aubergevancouver.com<br />

Barclay House<br />

3.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.605.1351<br />

barclayhouse.com<br />

Bee & Thistle Guest House<br />

3.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.669.0715<br />

beeandthistle.ca<br />

The Burrard<br />

2.9 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.681.2331<br />

theburrard.com<br />

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel<br />

2.7 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.697.0202<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites<br />

4.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.688.7711<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

Coast Vancouver<br />

Airport Hotel<br />

9.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.263.1555<br />

coasthotels.com<br />

English Bay Inn<br />

5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.683.8002<br />

englishbayinn.com<br />

Executive Hotel LeSoleil<br />

2.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.632.3000<br />

hotellesoleil.com<br />

Executive Hotel<br />

Vintage Park<br />

2.9 KM FROM STATION<br />

1.800.570.3932<br />

executivehotels.net<br />

Fairmont Chateau<br />

Whistler<br />

124 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.938.8000<br />

fairmont.com<br />

Georgian Court Hotel<br />

1.5 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.682.5555<br />

georgiancourthotel<br />

vancouver.com<br />

Granville House B&B<br />

6.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.739.9002<br />

granvillebb.com<br />

Granville Island Hotel<br />

4.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.683.7373<br />

granvilleislandhotel.com<br />

Hotel at the Waldorf<br />

3.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.253.7141<br />

hotelatthewaldorf.ca<br />

Hotel Blue Horizon<br />

2.9 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.688.1411<br />

bluehorizonhotel.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

The Kingston Hotel<br />

2.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.684.9024<br />

kingstonhotelvancouver.com<br />

The Landis Hotel & Suites<br />

3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.681.3555<br />

landissuitesvancouver.com<br />

L’Hermitage Hotel<br />

2 KM FROM STATION<br />

778.327.4100<br />

lhermitagevancouver.com<br />

The Listel Hotel<br />

3.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.684.7092<br />

thelistelhotel.com<br />

Loden Hotel<br />

3.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

877.225.6336<br />

theloden.com<br />

Moon Dance Vacation<br />

Rentals<br />

107 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.841.5805<br />

moondance.travel<br />

OPUS Vancouver<br />

2.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.642.6787<br />

opushotel.com<br />

The Painted Boat Resort<br />

Spa & Marina<br />

101 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.883.2456<br />

paintedboat.com<br />

Patricia Hotel<br />

1.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.255.4301<br />

patriciahotel.ca<br />

Pinnacle Hotel Vanoucver<br />

Harbourfront<br />

3.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.689.9211<br />

pinnacleharbourfronthotel.com<br />

The Riviera on Robson<br />

Suites Hotel<br />

3.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.685.1301<br />

rivieravancouver.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Rosewood Hotel Georgia<br />

2.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.682.5566<br />

rosewoodhotels.com<br />

St. Clair Hotel - Hostel<br />

1.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.648.3713<br />

stclairvancouver.com<br />

Summit Lodge<br />

& Spa Whistler<br />

Whistler<br />

132 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.932.2778<br />

summitlodge.com<br />

The Sylvia Hotel<br />

4.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.681.9321<br />

sylviahotel.com<br />

Vancouver Central<br />

3 KM FROM STATION<br />

866.762.4122<br />

hihostels.ca<br />

Victorian Hotel<br />

1.7 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.681.6369<br />

victorianhotel.ca<br />

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa<br />

2.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.689.7777<br />

wedgewoodhotel.com<br />

Summit Lodge, Whistler, BC<br />

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Eat + Stay + Play<br />

Vancouver Aquarium<br />

6.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.659.3474<br />

vanaqua.org<br />

Vancouver Maritime<br />

Museum<br />

4.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.257.8300<br />

vancouvermaritime<br />

museum.com<br />

Whistler Blackcomb<br />

Whistler<br />

124 KM FROM STATION<br />

1.800.766.0449<br />

whistlerblackcomb.com<br />

Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, BC<br />

Bau-Xi Gallery<br />

Contemporary Fine Art<br />

4.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.733.7011<br />

bau-xi.com<br />

BC Place<br />

2.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.669.2300<br />

bcplace.com<br />

Beaty Biodiversity Museum<br />

14.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.827.4955<br />

beatymuseum.ubc.ca<br />

Bloedel Floral Conservatory<br />

5.9 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.257.8584<br />

vancouver.ca<br />

Capilano Suspension<br />

Bridge Park<br />

10.7 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.985.7474<br />

capbridge.com<br />

Craigdarroch Castle<br />

Victoria<br />

115 KM FROM STATION<br />

250.592.5323<br />

thecastle.ca<br />

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical<br />

Chinese Garden<br />

1.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.662.3207<br />

vancouverchinesegarden.com<br />

Granville Island<br />

4.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.666.6655<br />

granvilleisland.com<br />

Greater Vancouver Zoo<br />

53.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.856.6825<br />

gvzoo.com<br />

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara<br />

Parksville<br />

111 KM FROM STATION<br />

250.248.1838<br />

grottospa.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

H.R. MacMillan Space<br />

Centre<br />

4.9 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.738.7827<br />

spacecentre.ca<br />

Museum of Vancouver<br />

4.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.736.4431<br />

museumofvancouver.ca<br />

The Orpheum<br />

2.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.665.3050<br />

vancouver.ca<br />

Peak 2 Peak Gondola<br />

Whistler<br />

124 KM FROM STATION<br />

1.888.403.4727<br />

whistlerblackcomb.com<br />

Pirate Adventures<br />

4.1 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.754.7535<br />

pirateadventures.ca<br />

Queen Elizabeth Theatre<br />

1.6 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.665.3050<br />

vancouver.ca<br />

Richmond Olympic Oval<br />

Richmond<br />

14 KM FROM STATION<br />

778.296.1400<br />

richmondoval.ca<br />

River Rock Casino Resort<br />

Richmond<br />

12.2 KM FROM STATION<br />

877.473.8900<br />

riverrock.com<br />

Robson Street<br />

2.8 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.669.8132<br />

robsonstreet.ca<br />

Rockwood Adventures<br />

7.4 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.913.1621<br />

rockwoodadventures.com<br />

OUR PICK<br />

Rogers Arena<br />

2 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.899.7400<br />

rogersarena.com<br />

Science World at TELUS<br />

World of Science<br />

400 METERS FROM<br />

STATION<br />

604.443.7440<br />

scienceworld.ca<br />

Skookumchuck Narrows<br />

Provincial Park<br />

129 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.885.3714<br />

ENV.GOV.BC.CA/BCPARKS<br />

Vancouver Art Gallery<br />

2.3 KM FROM STATION<br />

604.662.4700<br />

vanartgallery.bc.ca<br />

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EXP<br />

SURE<br />

Photo Contest<br />

A shot from our vacation from Los Angeles to Seattle,<br />

then back to Portland, then Los Angeles. We were<br />

amazed how amazing Seattle’s King Street Station is!<br />

PHOTO BY MICHAEL FLORES<br />

Send us a photo that represents your experience of the<br />

Pacific Northwest for a chance to be published here.<br />

Submit your photo to<br />

www.ontrakmag.com/exposure<br />

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VANCOUVER, BC<br />

AMTRAK CASCADES STOPS<br />

Vancouver, BC<br />

Bellingham<br />

Low-cost fun<br />

in Vancouver<br />

page 46<br />

Mount Vernon<br />

Stanwood<br />

Centralia<br />

Everett<br />

Edmonds<br />

Seattle<br />

Tukwila<br />

An Everett<br />

weekend getaway Tacoma<br />

page 32<br />

Olympia/Lacey<br />

Kelso/Longview<br />

Portland<br />

Vancouver, WA<br />

Oregon City<br />

Salem<br />

Albany<br />

Portland’s<br />

Free Geek<br />

page 12<br />

Eugene<br />

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SEATTLE<br />

TACOMA<br />

OLYMPIA<br />

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PORTLAND<br />

SALEM<br />

EUGENE<br />

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We Get It:<br />

Pets Are Family<br />

That’s why we allow small dogs and cats<br />

onboard with you. We know leaving home isn’t<br />

fun when you are missing your best friend.<br />

There is a weight limit. Pet weight, including the<br />

carrier, is limited to 20 pounds. (Author’s note:<br />

They still won’t let me bring my horses onboard,<br />

which is annoying, but that doesn’t mean I won’t<br />

keep asking.)<br />

In all seriousness, we want to allow pets and<br />

also be sensitive to all passengers. For this<br />

reason, there are some requirements:<br />

• Pets must remain in their carriers throughout<br />

the trip.<br />

• Pets are permitted in one Coach Car.<br />

• Passengers must keep their pet carrier on the<br />

floor in front of the aisle seat so the pet doesn’t<br />

get too hot near the heater.<br />

• Pet carriers are not permitted on train seats.<br />

PET RESERVATIONS, FARES AND TICKETING<br />

• Pet reservations can only be made with a<br />

reservation agent at 1-800-USA-RAIL or at a<br />

staffed station.<br />

• The pet fare is $25 per reservation<br />

($50 round-trip).<br />

• Canada does not allow pets. Sorry!<br />

There is more info you’ll want to know before<br />

you take your first trip with your pet. Please visit<br />

www.amtrakcascades.com/riders-guide and click<br />

on “PETS” to see all the details.<br />

Michelle and Helmut<br />

Godfrey bask in the fresh<br />

air and sunshine on the<br />

platform at the Salem<br />

Amtrak Cascades station.<br />

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Parting Shot<br />

FORT VANCOUVER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE<br />

VANCOUVER, WA<br />

Fort Vancouver is a replica of the 1825 trading post.<br />

PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT VANCOUVER USA<br />

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