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Wisconsinburger red white and blueberry in Spokane

Not far off of the highway and tucked into the Perry District of Spokane, Wisconsinburger is a Midwestern-themed burger stop you don’t want to miss. From its creative menu to its authentic Wisconsin custard and cheese, visitors get a real taste for the dairy state with every visit. I recently sat down with Jeff Nordvall,…

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Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Explore Washington State was founded on the back of many cups of coffee late at night. Frankly, it is still being maintained on copious amounts of caffeine.  Coffee has always been a focal point in our family’s lives. Let’s backtrack, Scott the founder of EWS, is my father. I can’t remember a time where coffee…

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2232 Ceramics mug Explore Washington State Gift Guide 2020

Who knew that pottery could be the catalyst to my happiness? If you had asked me five years ago, I would have never said that I have a handmade mug on my wish list. What can I say? I was young, ignorant, and oblivious to the magic that is: 2232 Ceramics. Brooke Martinez, founder and…

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Ridge Line Rings Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Welcome back to another thread of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. We are so ecstatic that you’ve been following along so far, and even more excited to introduce a new young Washington state business: Ridge Line Rings!  No matter who you’re shopping for this year, there is no doubt that they will love a ring…

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Best Bagels in Spokane

Bagels: More than just fat pieces of bread, the right bagel can take you back to your childhood, brunch moments with friends, places you’ve traveled — or just heartily fill you up. Bagels seem simple: round bread made of easy-to-find ingredients with a hole in the middle. However, a bagel is so much more than…

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trees and river landscape

Only 9 miles northwest of downtown Spokane, lucky visitors will stumble upon the cozy community of Nine Mile Falls. There are plenty of worthwhile experiences, breathtaking views and culinary treats on both sides of the river. Even though it is just a short drive from the city, Nine Mile Falls provides a great getaway to…

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Kitty Cantina Seating area Spokane

Kitty Cantina is Spokane’s first and only cat café. Its long-awaited opening took place on June 8th, 2020, having been delayed a few months due to the Covid-19 statewide shutdown. Their original opening date was set in April, but they were only able to operate their drive-thru coffee window until Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening…

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Regardless of season, Mount Spokane State Park is a remarkable resource for outdoor adventure in the state of Washington. It is the tallest peak in the densely forested Selkirk Mountain range. It also happens to be the largest state park in Washington at 13,919 acres. On a clear day, visitors can see all the way…

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Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State

We’re spilling the beans—the official Explore Washington State coffee is here! Great coffee always comes to mind when you think of Washington, whether you’re starting off your work day with it, sipping a cup before heading out on a hike or taking a mug with you on a Sunday drive. And we wanted to bring…

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