Chef Sara Harvey, A Wild Woman of Hood Canal

Executive Chef Sara Harvey standing in the courtyard of the Hook and Fork eatery wearing a black apron

Sara Harvey is an oyster farmer and the executive chef at Alderbrook Resort & Spa in western Washington. Her passion for high-quality local ingredients fused with a direct connection to Puget Sound’s natural environments is as inspiring as it is delicious.

Grit and Flames Built Campfire Coffee Co.

Portrait of Quincy Henry, owner of Campfire Coffee in Tacoma Washington

Quincy and Whitni Henry own Campfire Coffee Co. – a wood-fired coffee roaster and shop in Tacoma, Washington. They don’t use fancy machines or gadgets to roast their coffee. The magic that ends up in your coffee cup is the result of wood, fire, smoke, and grit.

An Affordable Housing Crisis In The Methow Valley

Washington Pass on the west end of the Methow Valley

Growing economic inequality and a lack of affordable housing options in Washington’s Methow Valley are forcing some residents and local businesses to take drastic steps to find homes and keep employees.

North Cascades Mountain Hostel: Dirtbag Haven

The North Cascades Mountain Hostel sign on the front of the house

Think about the word hostel. What do you see in your mind? If you see a warm and loved home under massive star-filled skies, rugged mountains that are close enough to touch, and a community of dirtbag travelers, you’ve probably experienced the North Cascades Mountain Hostel. For everyone else, check your calendar and start planning your next trip to Winthrop, Washington. Play hard, sleep cheap.

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