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Like other McMenamins properties, Kalama Harbor has stories, intrigue and nostalgia in one place.

McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge


written by Cara Strickland photography by McMenamins One of the best things about staying or dining at a McMenamins property is that there is always a story just below the surface. The Kalama Harbor Lodge is no exception. Right on the Columbia River and just a whisper away from Oregon, this spot marries both the legacies of a Hawaiian transplant and the tribe that continues to live in the area. ACCOMMODATIONS + AMENITIES Enjoy knotty pine walls and thoughtful art, the perfect blend of cozy and kitsch you might already expect from a McMenamins property. You’ll have your pick of…

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BMX racer Sean Day, 16, keeps a rigorous workout schedule of six days a week.

Tacoma’s BMX Phenom


Since the training wheels came off, Sean Day has been a top BMX racer written by Lauren Kramer | photography by Jim Meyers In the sport of BMX racing, Tacoma native Sean Day, 16, is taking the world by storm. He holds numerous Northwest Regional Gold Cup titles, Washington State No. 1 titles, National Age Group No. 1 titles and two World No. 1 titles at the UCI World BMX Championships for 2021 in France and 2022 in Scotland. Given that he began racing just eight years ago, he’s only at the start of his career. As a kid, Day…

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Ninety volunteers removed 3,200 pounds of trash during a Spokane Riverkeeper public river cleanup event in 2022.

Returning to the River


Spokane Riverkeeper brings awareness and life back to the Spokane River written by Daniel O’Neil Whether rafting, fishing, floating or walking along its banks, the greater Spokane area loves the Spokane River. The waterway flows past tribal lands and public parks and pours right through downtown, connecting people up and downstream and across Washington’s largest eastside community. If something is only as strong as its weakest link, the Spokane area is only as strong as its river is healthy. The Spokane River has supported riverine life and human civilization since time immemorial. But ever since the City of Spokane’s founding…

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