Sip through the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest is known for a few things: the misty seaside climate, lush, temperate forests, and the flannel-clad inhabitants who call this region home. But beyond the expectations lay a taste - and a sip - of the Pacific Northwest you have to try to believe. Take a trip through Washington and Oregon and enjoy world-class pinot noir, small batch brews, and all the coastal cuisine that makes this region so special.
Kick off an adventure through the Pacific Northwest at one of the most iconic stops in Seattle: Pike Place Market. Known as one of the oldest continuously operated farmers market in the United States and the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world, no trip to Washington is complete without seeing Pike Place Market. Don’t forget to grab a selfie in front of the famous gum wall (but… maybe don’t stand too close) and watch out for flying fish!
Continue your adventure with a trip to the top of Seattle’s Space Needle. Take in the city’s stunning skyline and views of the water with a glass of local wine in hand. And when you’re done soaking in the views, take a stroll through the beautiful Chihuly Garden and Glass, located just steps away from the Space Needle. While you’re here, make sure to try the regional wines, grab a cup of joe at the first ever Starbucks, and savor a cup of iconic clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder.
Where to Stay:
- Rock and roll history meets polished luxury in Seattle’s only over-water hotel, The Edgewater.
What to Eat:
- Soul food takes on a new meeting at Communion Restaurant and Bar, where fostering community through the cultivation of fresh food and fine cooking is their mission. Experience fellowship, homage and Black culinary exploration at this eatery in Seattle.
- For an unbeatable bowl of clam chowder, head to Pike Place Chowder in the heart of Seattle’s gastronomic center.
- Italian-American cuisine comes naturally at The Pink Door in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, where warm hospitality is matched with Italian classics.
What to See:
- A 3.5-acre urban sanctuary, the Seattle Japanese Garden brings zen and serenity to this concrete jungle in the Pacific Northwest.
- Experience an epic culinary journey with a three-course meal paired with local wines at Whisk.
- Pike Place Market is the quintessential gastronomical experience where Seattle eats, shops, and meets. Swing by BLMF Literary Saloon inside Pike Place Market for a wide selection of second-hand books.
Hop in the car and head south to Northwest Oregon, where the landscapes are breathtaking and the wines aplenty. Fans of the Goonies movie can’t miss Haystack Rock, the mythical 17-million-year-old basalt sea stack (and great photo op!) sitting just beyond the shoreline. For a change of perspective, climb the 164 steps to the top of the Astoria Column Overlook, and take in a bird’s eye view of both Washington and Oregon. After a long afternoon of sightseeing, treat yourself to the famous tastes of the Willamette Valley at Argyle Winery. Sip their award-winning pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, and sparkling wines that put Oregon on the map. And, as always, enjoy the best of Oregon responsibly.
Where to Stay:
- Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa in Astoria is a one-of-a-kind gem strategically built 600-feet into the water to showcase the beauty of the Columbia River.
- Stay at Astoria Crest Motel for some of the best views in Astoria. This affordable option overlooks the Columbia River.
What to Eat:
- The Silver Salmon Grille has a storied history with the building dating back to 1924. After a few name changes and new ownership, today’s restaurant proudly serves New Orleans-style cuisine in the Pacific Northwest.
- Experience coastal eats with a timeless ocean view at Wayfarer, a restaurant overlooking Haystack Rock.
- Enjoy a craft beer where the unstoppable meets the unyielding at Buoy Beer.
What to Do:
- Archery Summit, in the famed Willamette Valley, boasts five estate vineyards producing diverse flavors and quality wines. Visit for an unforgettable wine tasting experience.
- Deeply rooted in the Willamette Valley, Argyle Winery produces an array of sparkling wines, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Rieslings on more than 400 beautiful acres.
- Haystack Rock, one of Oregon’s most recognizable landmarks, is a world-famous sea stack rising 235 feet from the edge of the shoreline.
Ready to wine and dine through Portland, Oregon? This funky town is known for Willamette Valley wines, local coffee roasters, microbreweries, a robust food truck scene, and, of all things, donuts. Hope you’ve come hungry and ready to indulge, because Portland doesn't disappoint. Our perfect day in Portland begins with a legendary brunch at Screen Door Restaurant. Then, walk it off at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest new and used bookstore. Let the fun continue with an underground donut tour (yes, it’s real!) and sample some of the most famous donut shops in Portland. If you’re looking for the spookier side of the city, take a tour with Portland Ghosts, and learn why Portland is the most haunted city in the Pacific Northwest.
Where to Stay:
- Redefining and resurrecting history, The Society Hotel is Portland’s trendy hostel-style hotel that was once a sailor's hotel in the 1880s.
What to Eat:
- At Assembly Brewing Company, take a break from wine and enjoy a beer at the first Black-Owned and operated brewery in Oregon.
- The best donuts in Oregon, and some may say the country, can be found at Voodoo Doughnut, where various sideshow activities like legal weddings, concerts in the loft space atop Voodoo’s duct tape-muraled bathroom and weekly Swahili lessons also take place.
- A welcoming communal space, Screen Door Restaurant serves a legendary brunch menu at their two Portland locations.
- Book lovers will adore Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest new and used book store, covering an entire city block!
- The ultimate foodie tour starts with the Underground Donut Tour that covers some of the city’s most famous donut shops.
- Did you know Portland is the most haunted city on the West Coast? The Portland Ghosts tour takes brave guests to the ghost-infested places in downtown Stumptown, as the locals call Portland.
- Transport yourself from Portland to Japan at the Portland Japanese Garden, where you’ll find inspiration, serenity and tranquility in nature.
- If you’re looking to add another day to the itinerary, take a trip to Mt. Rainier! This epic mountain offers incredible views, hiking, camping, climbing, and more. As always, check the weather first and come prepared.