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The stately Historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane.

The Historic Davenport Hotel


written by Cara Strickland photography by The Davenport Hotels Long considered to be the lodging heart of Spokane, the Historic Davenport Hotel is a beautifully restored hotel that is luxurious and special enough for a romantic getaway, but is family-friendly and well-appointed enough for bringing the whole crew or for business travel. When you stay, you’re within walking distance of nearly everything you might need, from shopping, to nightlife, dining and the beautiful Riverfront Park, which was the site of the 1974 World’s Fair. ACCOMMODATIONS + AMENITIES Each room is somewhat unique, as befits a historic hotel, but you’ll find…

Live Washington

Food | Drink | Entertainment
Customers line up outside The Hop and Hound.

Dogs, Beer and Community


written and photographed by Jackie Dodd “Hey, Eric! Congrats on nine years, bud!” A silver SUV slows as it passes the serpentine line of customers waiting to be let into The Hop and Hound’s anniversary celebration to shout his well wishes to half of the husband-and-wife team behind the beloved Bothell neighborhood spot. Eric Schaffer holds a toddler in one arm and the leash of his bloodhound in the other as he stands outside greeting the patrons waiting for the doors to open on a cold, rainy June morning. A line of people and pets that have blurred the line…

Think Washington

Innovation | Architecture | Ideas
At Slow Loris’ studio on Guemes Island, outgoing orders surround a wall display of designs.

Go with the Slow


Nature and design come together at Slow Loris on Guemes Island written by Joni Kabanaphotography by James Harnois Working from the motto “feeling strong and not in a hurry,” Jessica Lynch knows how to structure her days to include lots of time for taking walks in nature and finding experiences that inspire her screen printing work. For the past twenty-five years, she has lived and worked on Guemes Island, a small island in western Skagit County, accessible by private boat and a ferry out of Anacortes. Lynch landed on Guemes Island after attending the Ringling School of Art in Florida…

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