OnTrak Winter 2015

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Bend, Oregon

Peaks with endless views, a historic town that mixes cosmo-cool with genuine friendliness, a lifetime of world-class outdoor bliss, and 14 craft breweries along the legendary Bend Ale Trail. If you crave adventure, you belong in Bend.


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Features WINTER 2015


The 30/30 Project Julie Lewis, mother of hip hop star Ryan Lewis, talks overcoming HIV and her ambitious project to help others.


Off-Track Photography Terry Manier turns grit into glory at a shellfish farm in Fairhaven, Washington.


Top Romantic Getaways Ideas for lovers of art, music, local cuisine, coziness and the great outdoors. 10

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Departments WINTER 2015

INTRO 14 Governors' Letter

18 Contributors 20 Digital

Win a romantic getaway for two.

BUSINESS 23 Green Biz

Captain Joshua Berger takes to the seas to teach maritime sustainability.

24 Q/A

University of Oregon tracks cognitive function and the optimum amount of sleep.

CULTURE 27 Chef Spotlight

Seattle’s Hot Cakes pastry chef Autumn Martin talks rye whiskey, caramel and smoked chocolate chips.

28 Musician

Vikesh Kapoor is the working man’s new folk balladeer.

30 Art

Throwing mud with raku artist Lynn Dee.

32 Event Calendar Plan your travel around our calendar of music, art, theater, film, sports and St. Paddy’s Day events.


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Grouse Mountain near Vancouver, BC



39 Outdoors NW

71 Oregon

Skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa shows us his Mt. Hood.

42 Adventure Notes Paddling Bellingham’s Chuckanut Bay and other adventures.

47 Weekenders

A cultural indulgence for the family in Vancouver, BC.

51 Weekenders

Girls’ nights out in Seattle.

69 Exposure

Where to eat, drink, stay, play and shop.

77 Washington 83 Vancouver 88

Amtrak Cascades


Depot Spotlight


Parting Shot

91 Train Schedules/Connections 96


Submit a photo for a chance to win the photo contest.

ON THE COVER: DRAGONTAIL PEAK Tanner Wendell Stewart is a Seattle-based Emmy Award winning photographer, born and raised in the small town of Enterprise, Oregon. He captured this wintry scene at Dragontail Peak located in the Stuart Range, a region in Chelan County, Washington. Follow Tanner's adventures at shoottheskies.com


Governors' Letter WINTER 2015

John Kitzhaber Governor of Oregon

Jay Inslee

Governor of Washington

OREGON AND WASHINGTON are proud of the Amtrak CascadesRservice and the benefits it provides to citizens and visitors in the Pacific Northwest. Intercity passenger rail offers an environmentally friendly, safe and productive travel option, while helping to relieve highway congestion The Amtrak Cascades service is an integral part of the intercity transportation network, supporting intermodal connections and providing benefits to the communities and economies along the corridor. Over the years, the Amtrak Cascades service has built a passionate group of regular riders and a growing group of event and activity-oriented riders. The Amtrak Cascades service provides a wonderful opportunity to view the stunning scenery along the route and bring travelers to sample local cuisine, visit the many landmarks and destinations along the way and travel the Pacific Northwest by bicycle via the train.

Our states have made substantial investments to grow and improve the service. Oregon purchased two new trainsets that entered service in 2013. Oregon and Washington recently adopted their respective state rail plans and are planning the best ways to grow the service. Washington secured $800 million in federal funds to incrementally improve the service, and the benefits of the twenty projects currently underway or recently completed are being realized. Our goal is to continue improving the service by providing an eco-friendly transportation alternative that can consistently deliver fast, reliable, safe and affordable service to our riders along this scenic corridor. We hope you will ride with Amtrak Cascades on your next trip in the Pacific Northwest and find OnTrak a smart travel companion. Safe travels!

Gov. Kitzhaber

Gov. Inslee


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Contributors WINTER 2015

Terry Manier Photographer

A former firefighter and paramedic with a degree in graphic design, Terry Manier was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He discovered his passion for photography when he started taking his own photographs for advertising pitches. In his photography, he mixes his passions for travel, people and food. In this issue of OnTrak, Terry—who now calls the Pacific Northwest home—shot the Taylor Shellfish Farm in Fairhaven, Washington.

Charyn Pfeuffer

Michelle Hopkins

Seattle-based writer Charyn Pfeuffer specializes in food, travel and lifestyle topics. Over the past sixteen years, her work has appeared in more than 100 outlets, including National Geographic Traveler, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunset and travelandleisure.com. In her spare time, she’s an avid volunteer, animal rescue advocate and certified marine naturalist. She admires people who think big, and was thus grateful to write about the 30/30 Project, a partnership between Julie Lewis, Ryan Lewis, Macklemore and Construction for Change.

Michelle Hopkins is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, BC. She has extensive newspaper and magazine writing experience. A wannabe artist and culinary master, she is passionate about travel, art, culture and, of course, food. Michelle writes for many notable publications including Western Living Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, North Shore News, Calgary Luxury Living and Westworld. For OnTrak, she explored the world of Lynne Dee’s raku art on page 30.

Writer - 30/30 Project, Chef Profile

Melissa Dalton

Writer - 10 Romantic Getaways

Melissa Dalton is a freelance design and lifestyle writer based in Portland, a contributing writer for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine and a former assistant editor at Portland Spaces. She is happiest either renovating her 100-year-old house or traveling with her husband, who inspired her suggestions for romantic getaways along the Cascades line, starting on page 62. 18

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Will Saunders

Writer - Artist Profile

Ellee Thalheimer

Writer - Paddling Bellingham

Ellee Thalheimer (@elleethalheimer) is a Portland-based author and freelance writer. Her publishing imprint, Into Action Publications, creates guidebooks that artfully inspire adventure and lead readers to be transformed by travel. Her most recent book is Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Tours in Washington. Read her Adventure on page 42. ontrakmag.com

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Business 23. Green Biz | 24. Q&A

Scrutiny On The Sea By Terry Lee

JOSHUA BERGER’S public high school didn’t have a competitive sailing team, so he started one. Soon this “rough and tumble, blue-collar” team from Long Island began beating the well-established private school yacht clubs before going on to win a national championship. Today, Captain Berger, 39, sails a 100-year-old, 133-foot schooner out of Port Townsend, Washington that is also the centerpiece of a maritime sustainability education program for the nonprofit, Sound Experience. Sound Experience resonated with Berger, who had worked on a similar teaching ship in New York’s Hudson River, under the legendary folksinger, Pete Seeger. In 2008, Berger pursued an educational opportunity aboard another schooner in the Puget Sound. “I decided I needed to get my feet wet again,” Berger said. The maritime industry, he estimated, was fifteen years behind its land-based cousin in sustainable practice. That didn’t sit right with him. He and his crew immediately got to work restoring the old schooner using the most sustainable practices, and building his “green laboratory” with educational programs for workforce development, and high schools and college students. In the newly restored ship, Adventuress, Berger and his crew of fifteen take nearly 5,000 people per year out to sea to teach maritime sustainability. “Everybody loves to see a schooner sail by,” he said. “They are also great training platforms for sustainability, community building and leadership dynamics.”

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Sleep Study A SIT DOWN Q A By Sasha V. Patel

There is a sweet spot for sleep when it comes to the aging brain's performance, according to Theresa Gildner, a University of Oregon doctoral student in biological anthropology. In a study funded by the World Health Organization, Gildner and colleagues researched sleep duration, sleep quality, and cognitive performance among adults over 50 in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa.

Charlotte Dupont

Theresa Gildner

University of Oregon Doctoral Student

What do you see as the most important message to come out of this study? That sleep really matters. Both sleep duration and quality are quite important, and getting a good night’s sleep should be prioritized as much as possible. It seems likely that getting sufficient sleep is linked with enhanced memory consolidation, attention and overall cognitive performance. What can sleep duration tell us about our brains' ability to function? Both short and long sleep 24

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durations have been linked with cognitive impairment. Sleep deprivation dulls the senses, slows reaction times and hinders memory formation. Conversely, long sleep duration is thought to reflect disturbed sleep patterns or underlying health issues, both of which may impair cognitive performance. Were there any surprises in your data and results? What really stood out was how uniform the findings were across all countries. Both sleep duration and quality are strongly associated with cognitive performance in older adults.

Specifically, people who reported getting six to nine hours of high quality sleep each night performed significantly better on the cognitive tests. Women generally exhibited significantly longer sleep durations, lower sleep quality ratings, and lower cognitive test scores relative to men in each country. The differences in cognitive performance, however, appear to be largely due to women receiving less schooling than their male counterparts. What can aging adults do for better cognitive function and overall health?

Aging adults should focus on establishing good sleep habits. This includes getting six to nine hours whenever possible and creating an environment conducive to quality sleep (e.g., a place that is dark, has a comfortable temperature and little noise). Does this point to an optimal length of sleep? Does this differ between men and women? These results suggest that the optimal length of sleep is six to nine hours each night. This sleep duration was linked with higher cognitive performance in both men and women. ontrakmag.com

Katherine O. VanZanten

Photo by: Paula Froke


27. Culinary | 28. Music | 30. On Stage | 32. Events

Chef Spotlight By Charyn Pfeuffer

AT HOT CAKES IN SEATTLE, pastry chef Autumn Martin deliciously blurs the line between sweet and savory. Think bacon oatmeal raisin cookies, rye whiskey caramel sauce and alder wood-smoked chocolate chips. Martin’s Molten Chocolate Cakery got its start in 2008, when she began selling her popular take-andbake molten chocolate cakes in mason jars at local farmers' markets. In 2012, she sated the chocolate-loving masses when she opened a dessert café in the historic Ballard neighborhood. Reminiscent of an old-school soda fountain, Hot Cakes takes on the classics, but with innovations­— boozy milkshakes and s’mores cookies are tasty examples. It’s her smoked chocolate chip-studded treats, however, that have garnered cult-like following among foodies. For the fourth-generation Pacific Northwesterner, the flavor of smoked food is a personal matter. “My father fished for salmon and steelhead and would smoke a lot of his catch,” said Martin. “The process means a lot to me.” As a pastry chef, she sought an ingredient in the sweet world she could infuse with fireside flavor. It turned out to be chocolate. Martin uses fifty pounds of her cold-smoked chocolate chips each week. In winter, Martin’s gooey warm molten cakes reign supreme with diners. Her smoked chocolate layered whiskey cake and bread pudding are close behind. But what is the dessert queen of Seattle’s favorite sweet treat? “I love ice cream and cookies, and if I can have them together, great!” she said. Jim Henkens


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Vikesh Kapoor Blue Collar Tribute By Stirling Myles

VIKESH KAPOOR IS a collector of stories through bare, honest folk ballads. His parables (such as “Ballad of a King”) and melodies are timeless expressions of working-class struggles. Raised as a first-generation Indian-American in rural Pennsylvania, Kapoor spent his 20s curating stories through travel. With a suitcase of experiences and the determination to release an album, Kapoor moved to Portland in 2010 to complete his debut album, The Ballad of Willy Robbins, released in 2013. “Traveling 3,000 miles across the country certainly gave me a fresh point of view,” said Kapoor. “This city has given me a lot of opportunities as an artist to create, tour and promote the album.” Social landscapes and how people are influenced by them are core inspirations for Kapoor’s songwriting. “Since I grew up in a small lower-middle-class town, it lent itself to depicting stories of folks who I saw struggling with job loss, bigger dreams and boredom,” he said. Now a staple in the Portland music scene, Kapoor’s confident and complex finger-picked guitar and harmonica-laced melodies inspire people. For his part, Kapoor appreciates the people and the moments that have inspired him. “About seven years ago, I visited a friend in a small town in Arkansas. I'd injured my wrist and wasn't sure if I'd done permanent damage or if I'd be able to continue playing, which was a despairing feeling,” he said. “One night, my buddy played me Tom Waits for the first time ["You Can Never Hold Back Spring"], and that moment filled my spirit up in a way that I'll never forget.” The wrist soon healed and Kapoor's musical stories continue. 28

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Debut Album

Train Tracks

THE BALLAD OF WILLY ROBBINS In his debut release, The Ballad of Willy Robbins, Vikesh Kapoor weaves a sparse and powerful folk narrative, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a harmonica. Impeccably finger-picked and sung with clarity, this album delivers a cohesive story that is honest and sticks with the listener.

A few music tracks from regional artists for your journey Listen here: ontrakmag.com/train-tracks


Cave Singers - Seattle

Light Enough To Travel

The Be Good Tanyas - Vancouver, BC

Lady On The Water Blitzen Trapper - Portland

A Way Out

Polecat - Bellingham

Mind Idea

Jeremy Enigk - Mt. Vernon





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David Kennedy / Dan Wieden Patty Orlando Casey Hall Cathy Ormerod Corey Ingrasin Jane Monaghan


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The Accidental Artist By Michelle Hopkins

HER CANVAS IS MUD. Her inspiration a barren desert. Nature's raw power is her muse. For Lummi Island artist Lynn Dee, the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in Southern California is her artistic playground. Whether it’s catching sight of a peculiar cactus or stunning rock formations created by centuries of wind erosion, the ceramic artist finds plenty of inspiration in Borrego. As a young woman, Dee did not aspire to become an artist. Breaking her ankle while skiing in 1967 disrupted her second year of nursing school at San Jose State University and her ensuing career. She missed a semester and reapplied too late for the following year. Bored, she turned to pottery classes. The thrill of taking dark, earthly 30

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mass and turning it into something beautiful energized her. “There were only two pottery wheels in the classroom, but I took to throwing in a big way," said Dee. "I couldn't get enough of it. I dreamed about it." In her first pottery class, her ceramics instructor introduced raku firing. Upon returning to the university, she enrolled in special studies in glazing with professor Dr. Herbert Sanders. “I fell in love with Japanese art and its aesthetics,” said Dee, who went on to earn a bachelor's in art. In 1974, after attending a workshop with Paul Soldner, the “father of American raku,” Dee's pursuit of raku began. The ancient art form originated in Japan in the sixteenth century. Its wares were used in the Japanese tea ceremony, most often in the form of tea bowls. Raku refers to the type of low-firing process. The difference in Western-style raku is the post-firing reduction. "The firing is the heart

and soul of the raku technique," said Dee. "No one can predict exactly what the results will look like when finished." In American raku, clay is placed into containers with combustible materials, giving the ceramic its crackle pattern. Dee uses large galvanized steel garbage cans that she lines with hay and ferns from her yard. It took years before Dee was in a position to pursue her art full time— she taught ceramic classes, ran a weaving store and managed a pottery boutique. Not until 1995, twenty-seven years after taking her first pottery class, could she realize her dream. She and her husband bought five acres on Lummi Island, Washington and converted a large barn into her studio. Today, her work can be found in a number of art galleries, including Sisters Gift and Art Gallery on Lummi Island, Washington, Good Earth Pottery in Bellingham, Washington and the Borrego Art Institute Gallery in Borrego Springs, California. To view Lynn Dee's art, visit ontrakmag.com/lynn-dee ontrakmag.com


MOCHITSUKI Location: Portland State University Jan. 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. TICKETS: $4-$12 mochipdx.org Join Portland's Japanese American community in celebrating the Japanese New Year with great food, performances and activities.


CASCADE FESTIVAL OF AFRICAN FILMS Portland Community College Jan. 31-March 1, times vary TICKETS: FREE africanfilmfestival.org Join Portland Community College in this cinematic celebration of Black History Month, as they showcase works by African filmmakers and explore African culture. WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN McMenamins Edgefield Feb. 1 9 a.m. TICKETS: $10-$40 worstdayrunor.com Join thousands of fun-loving people in your best costume for this winter run.

Portland Jazz Festival Portland

Feb. 19-March 1


IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY Month, PDX Jazz—a nonprofit cultural arts organization in partnership with Travel Portland—produces this annual festival to preserve the art form of jazz. Showcasing internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians, this multivenue event is an opportunity for concertgoers to experience virtuosos of America’s dynamic art form. This year’s headliners include soulful vocalists, pianists, saxophonists, composers, and singer-songwriters such as Becca Stevens, Benny Green, Billy Childs, Lou Donaldson, Freda Payne and Darrell Grant. The eleven-day festival showcases a broad range of talent and style, from smooth jazz to hard bop. In the spirit of cultivating a broader appreciation for the art and its history, PDX Jazz will also host jazz education and outreach programs throughout Portland schools and neighborhoods.


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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS Moda Center 2014-2015 Season TICKETS: $15-$350 nba.com Coming off an exciting 20132014 season, the Blazers are hoping to exceed expectations this year and keep their ever-faithful Rip City fans entertained. ROSE CITY CLASSIC DOG SHOW Portland Expo Center Jan. 14-18, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily TICKETS: $10-$30 (family passes available) rosecityclassic.org One of the largest and most popular dog events in the U.S., the Rose City Classic presents more than 175 individual breeds in judging trials. PORTLAND OLD TIME MUSIC GATHERING The Tiffany Center Jan. 14-18, times vary TICKETS: $5-$30 bubbaguitar.com Come on down to Bubbaville, bring your dancin' shoes and get ready for a rootin' tootin' good time! FERTILE GROUND ARTS FESTIVAL Citywide Jan. 22-Feb. 1, times vary TICKETS: $50 passes or individual tickets for each event fertilegroundpdx.org This 11-day arts festival celebrates new work in the arts throughout Portland—from staged readings and theater to visual art and film.

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Portland Art Museum NW Film Forum Feb. 5-21 various times TICKETS: $9-$12 nwfilm.org Take in the feast of cinematic fare at the largest film event in Oregon, with more than 140 international shorts and feature films. WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Feb. 8 REGISTRATION: $35-$45 worstdayride.com Wear a spunky rainproof costume and gear up for a laughable odyssey around downtown Portland. MARDI GRAS BALL Wonder Ballroom Feb. 14 TICKETS: $25 portlandmardigras.com Celebrate Mardi Gras—Portland style—at the Wonder Ballroom, with a night of costumes, dancing and joie de vivre.


TWILIGHT TASTINGS Sweetcheeks Winery Every Friday from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. TICKETS: Free sweetcheekswinery.com Sample pairings of award-winning wines and Oregon-made artisanal cheeses, while enjoying live music and a beautiful setting. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Matthew Knight Arena Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. TICKETS: $21-$109 harlemglobetrotters.com Bring the whole family to see the iconic Harlem Globetrotters and their unrivaled show featuring some of the greatest athletes in the world. HONEY WHISKEY TRIO The Shedd Institute Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $9.50-$23 theshedd.org Take in the first annual SheShings Women's A Capella Festival as the headlining trio explores harmony in folk and bluegrass melodies. ASIAN CELEBRATION Lane County Events Center Feb. 14-15 TICKETS: Tickets: $6/day, $10 for both days, Free for children asiancelebration.org The Eugene/Springfield Asian Council presents the 29th annual Oregon Asian Celebration with two days of cultural activities for all ages. OREGON TRUFFLE FESTIVAL Multivenue Jan. 23-25, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily TICKETS: $15 AND UP oregontrufflefestival.com Celebrate and experience the scientific tradition, wealth of native truffles and advancement in technology that has placed Oregon at the forefront of the burgeoning truffle industry in North America. EUGENE BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS CARMEN Hult Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 14 - 7:30 p.m. & Feb. 15 - 2 p.m. TICKETS:$28-$53 eugeneballet.org Beguile your Valentine with the sensual story of a free-spirited young woman, seduction and jealousy—and the romance of Spanish-style dance with a dash of reckless abandon.


VALENTINE’S DAY ON THE RIVER Willamette Queen Olympia Family Theater Feb. 14 from 6-8 p.m. TICKETS: $48 per person willamettequeen.com Take your Valentine on a romantic cruise along the Willamette River, and step back in time aboard an authentic sternwheeler.


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February 19 - March 5

Chinese new year events include

• Lion Dances every Friday, Saturday & Sunday • Lantern Displays • Children’s Performances • Feng Shui Talks • Kid’s Activities

• Martial Arts Demonstrations • Plants Talks • Tai Chi & Qigong

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COMEDY SPORTZ Atlas Theater! Every Friday/Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. TICKETS: $13 seattlecomedygroup.com Watch as two teams of comedians compete for your laughter and applause in a fast-paced, high-energy comedy competition.


FREE PARK DAY Mount Rainier & Olympic National Parks Jan. 19, all day TICKETS: Free nps.gov Take a day to explore Washington's breathtaking Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks for free.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM PRESENTS CITY DWELLERS: Contemporary Art from India Seattle Art Museum Jan. 2-Feb. 15 Tour times vary TICKETS: $12.50-$19.50 (Free for Children and SAM Members) seattleartmuseum.org Explore the contemporary photographs and sculpture of 12 artists, and get an insider's view of urban life in India. SEATTLE CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL Northwest Film Forum Jan. 22-Feb. 1 TIME: Various times TICKETS: $15 childrensfilmfestivalseattle. nwfilmforum.org Bring the kids and choose from more than 130 international children's films over 11 days with hands-on workshops for the next generation of movie makers. EMERALD CITY COMICON Washington State Convention Center March 27-29 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. TICKETS: $10-$85 passes or individual tickets for each event emeraldcitycomicon.com Check out the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Hear from special guests including Jim Manfood, Mark Morales, Dave Stewart, Ben Templesmith and celebrity curator Clare Kramer. SEATTLE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY WINTER FESTIVAL Benaroya Hall/Nordstrom Recital Hall Jan. 23-31 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $135-$270 seattlechambermusic.org The annual Chamber festivals are presented to engage a broadbased audience and foster an appreciation of chamber music, so bring your family and enjoy worldclass musicians in this accessible and inviting format. NORTHWEST FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW Washington State Convention Center Feb. 11-15 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. TICKETS: $5-$70 gardenshow.com Welcome the beautiful and fragrant blossoms of spring with this five-day garden extravaganza. Glean inspiration for outdoor living, urban spaces, edible gardening, sustainability and more.


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Irish Festival

THE WEEK LEADING up to St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle puts on a series Parade & Dash of celebrations, events and gatherings. To cap off the week, the Irish Festival, parade and St. PatSeattle rick’s Day Dash bring together a range of activities March 14 - 15 to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. The festival irishclub.org showcases Irish musicians along with champion Irish stepdancers from around the Pacific Northwest, genealogy and Irish language workshops, cultural exhibits, children’s contests and activities, as well as Irish food and libations. There will also be screenings of new works in Irish cinema at the Irish Reels Film Festival from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Starting with an Irish flag-raising ceremony at 12:20, the 39th annual parade will start on 4th avenue. On Sunday, you can test your stamina after indulging in the potato bread, coddle, whiskey, and stouts all day Saturday, and partake in the St. Patrick’s Day Dash. Have no fear, you can run, walk or crawl the 5k route. TACOMA

MONSTER JAM: Rock the Dome Tacoma Dome Jan. 9-11, times vary TICKETS: $15-$27 monsterjam.com Monster Jam is one of the biggest touring family shows in the world, offering action-packed live shows and breathtaking stunts by the powerful Monster Jam trucks. PEKING ACROBATS Pantages Theater Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. TICKETS: $19-$49 broadwaycenter.org Experience spellbinding displays of contortion flexibility and control that include trick cycling, precision tumbling and daring moves atop a pagoda of chairs.

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Pantages Theater Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $29-$85 broadwaycenter.org This unique gender-bending all-male ballet company delivers hilarious twists on classical ballet. TACOMA ART MUSEUM PRESENTS NORTHWEST IN THE WEST: Exploring Our Roots Tacoma Art Museum May 2014-Fall 2015 TICKETS: Free-$25 tacomaartmuseum.org Examine the cultural and artistic identity of the Northwest and see how regional artists responded to complex and dramatic changes in the American West.

MAROON 5 Tacoma Dome March 28 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $40-$445 ticketmaster.com See the multiplatinum-selling and Grammy award-winning rock band play their new album V, joined by Canadian reggae-fusion band Magic! MIRANDA LAMBERT WITH JUSTIN MOORE AND RAELYNN Tacoma Dome Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. TICKETS: $37-$68 ticketmaster.com The country superstar's tour is the second leg of her 2014 Platinum Tour. Lambert is joined by ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore and up-and-coming artist RaeLynn.

FOOLS PLAY IMPROV Olympia, WA Olympia Family Theater Every Saturday at 8 p.m. TICKETS: Tickets: $9-$12 foolsplay.net This improv troupe is sure to bring you a raucus experience, and they'll definitely make you laugh. OLYMPIC BALLET SPRING PROGRAM Edmonds, WA Edmonds Center for the Arts March 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. TICKETS: $22.50-$32.50 olympicballet.com Showcasing the diversity of OBT dancers and a mixed repertoire, the Spring Program features both classical and contemporary performances. THE BLUES HALL OF FAME TOUR Bellingham Mount Baker Theatre April 4 at 8 p.m. TICKETS: $25-$49 mountbakertheatre.com Experience this rare opportunity to see three living blues legends and Hall of Fame inductees—Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton and John Hammond—together on one stage. CAPITAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Lacey Saint Martin's University March 28 from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. TICKETS: $10-$15 capitalfoodandwinefestival.com Enjoy samplings from regional wineries, distillers, microbrewers and the best foor in the South Sound. It's a day filled with great drinks, great food and live music. CENTRALIA BALLET ACADEMY PRESENTS: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Centralia Centralia Fox Theatre TICKETS: $8 or $20 for family of four March 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. centraliaballet.com Watch as popular silent film star, Don Lockwood, navigates the new world of talkies in this ballet adaptation of an American classic.


The West Comes Home to Tacoma Introducing the newly expanded Tacoma Art Museum. Celebrating the gift of the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art with 295 masterful works spanning more than 200 years. Tacoma Art Museum is proud to be among the top museums in the nation with a collection of this caliber. Frederic Remington (1861–1909) Conjuring Back the Buffalo, circa 1889 Oil on canvas, 35 × 20 inches Tacoma Art Museum, Haub Family Collection, Gift of Erivan and Helga Haub Building photo by Ben Benschneider, courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects.

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VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL The Vancity Theater March 5-8 TICKETS: $9-$11 womeninfilm.ca Engage with and admire the work of established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. The four-day festival will showcase narrative, documentary, experimental and animation films. VANCOUVER WEB FEST Performance Works Theater March 6-8 TIME: Various TICKETS: $99 -$120 vancouverwebfest.com Get the inside look at web content, learn the latest in technology advancement, network with content creators and production companies.


International Wine Festival Vancouver, BC Feb. 23 - March 1 vanwinefest.ca

IN 1979, THE FESTIVAL established humble roots as a fundraising initiative for a performing arts company. After thirty-six years, it has grown exponentially to become Canada’s premier wine and food event, as well as one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world. This festival has also raised $8.3 million for performing arts in Vancouver. The 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival will showcase 170 wineries from fourteen countries, with a focus on Australia and syrah vintages. Patrons will have access to wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions. Learn about the craft of winemaking, discover new vintages or expand your wine expertise during this eight-day festival.


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BALLET BC PRESENTS: TRACE Queen Elizabeth Theater March 26-28 at 8 p.m. TICKETS: $30-$80 balletbc.com Watch choreographers William Forsythe, Walter Matteni, and Medhi Walerski weave together an imaginative and dynamic evening of modern dance.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Rogers Arena Jan.-March canucks.nhl.com Come to Rogers Arena and experience the excitement of Canada’s favorite sport. DEEP WINTER Whistler Blackcomb Jan. 10 TIME: 8 p.m. TICKETS: $25 deepwinterphoto.com Marvel at the powerful snow storms of Whistler caught on film by photographers in this epic photo challenge.

check out the Vancouver International Boat Show for the latest and greatest in boats and boating products as well as the "floating show" at Granville Island. WHISTLER PRIDE AND SKI FESTIVAL Whistler Blackcomb Jan. 24-31 Individual tickets for each event gaywhistler.com Celebrate diversity on and off the mountain with sporting, social and cultural events geared towards gay and lesbian skiers and snowboarders.

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Citywide Jan. 17-Feb. 14 cityfood.com Explore Vancouver's cafés, sipping decadent and inventive varieties of hot chocolate—a delicious way to celebrate winter.

VANCOUVER CHINATOWN SPRING FESTIVAL Chinatown Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. TICKETS: Free cbavancouver.ca Celebrate the Year of the Ram and the rich culture of Chinese Canadians at the renowned Chinese New Year festival and parade.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Granville Island Jan. 21-25 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. TICKETS: Kids free, $15-$20, group tickets available vancouverboatshow.ca If you're an avid boater or simply an admirer of the maritime sport,

FROM RATIONING TO RAVISHING FASHION SHOW Museum of Vancouver Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. TICKETS: $ museumofvancouver.ca See how WWII shaped women's fashion in the 1940s-1950s, from jumpsuits to evening gowns.

"MEET A REPTILE" INTERPRETIVE TALKS Greater Vancouver Zoo Nov.-March, weekends at 11 a.m. TICKETS: $16-$22, $69 for family, Children under 2 are free gvzoo.com Abandon your fears and discover the world of reptiles and other inhabitants of the Vivarium. Keepers and staff provide informative hands-on experiences with lizards, snakes, tortoises and spiders. VANCOUVER CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Citywide April 2-29 vcbf.ca Join Vancouver and various cities around the world in celebrating the rejuvenating spirit of cherry blossoms with community events throughout the month of April. PACIFIC THEATRE PRESENTS: FREUD'S LAST SESSION Pacific Theatre April 24-May 23 Wed. - Sat. at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee on Sat. TICKETS: $14-$31 pacifictheatre.org This off-Broadway sensation is an imagines tale of two great minds—C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud—discussing love, sex, God and the meaning of life amid the tension of WWII.


UNDER PRESSURE Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation January 24 — March 29, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 6–8 p.m. Support for the exhibition and related educational and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the Coeta and Donald Barker Changing Exhibitions Endowment, The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and JSMA members. Indiana, Robert, American (b. 1928). American Dream #5 Series: American Dream, edition 36/100, 1980. Screenprint, 26 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. © 2014 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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“Wait for it” is Sage Cattabriga-Alosa’s mantra. Timing is everything for the success of a freeride skier. A helicopter drops Cattabriga-Alosa on a remote snow-covered cliff somewhere in the world only after he’s studied every line from every possible angle, made a safety plan, and assessed conditions and snow depth. Further, the mountain needs to be looking her finest. Filming with Wyoming’s Teton Gravity Research—an action sports media company—Cattabriga-Alosa’s video cameos are bread and butter for the extreme sport. “A lot of what filming is about is formulating an idea of what you want to do on skis, combined with how it will look on film to make an inspiring image, or a daring feat,” he said. Adam Clark


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Last year, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa fused his skiing with his passion for art. Projecting collages of images that he digitally designed onto powdery snow, Cattabriga-Alosa skied through a billboard-sized canvas of light. “Staying up all night skiing through dancing colored snow, in and out of the darkness, was surreal and exciting,” he said. Experience the fusion in the new film, Almost Ablaze.


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Cattabriga-Alosa grew up spending summers in Southern Oregon and winters in Wyoming, where he started skiing at age 4. Christmas pilgrimages to his dad’s house always culminated at Mt. Ashland, Mt. Bachelor or Willamette Pass. When his wife—then his girlfriend— decided to move to Portland in 2010, Cattabriga-Alosa knew that relocating there would position him well for future adventures. “The coast and the mountains are less than two hours away in either direction,” he said. “Portland is a real outdoorsy city with a good dose of music, art and culture. I like having those elements to balance out my lifestyle and perspective.”

Though his professional commitments often take him to Alaska and Europe, Cattabriga-Alosa spends the early ski season on his home mountain. For powder, he heads straight to Mt. Hood Meadows for “fun terrain and little features,” especially early in the season before things get too buried. When the snow is hard pack, he’ll hit up Timberline’s terrain park for its technical rails. If it snows all day, Cattabriga-Alosa gets in a night session at Ski Bowl, where he seeks the soulful feel of the small ski area. “I just really love skiing,” he said. “That hasn’t changed a bit, and after thirty years of doing it, I’m still learning and pushing myself.”

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WANT A GUIDE? Kristi Kucera, owner of Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures (moondancekayak.com, 360.738.7664) in Bellingham, will coordinate with car-free train travelers to take them on guided kayak trips to Chuckanut Bay or Wildcat Cove. The outfit opens in April and closes in September or October.


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THE AFTERNOON sun spiked through a vault of clouds, lighting grays and blues in Bellingham Bay’s waters. Our neon green kayak cut a wake that sparkled. As my friend Brittany and I glided along the shore, two gulls on a sea-eaten rock squawked at each other through wide-open beaks. We scanned the horizon for porpoises and bald eagles that frequent the undeveloped bay south of Bellingham. In this setting, I could see

why Outside Magazine hailed Bellingham as the best paddling town in the country. We paddled toward Chuckanut Bay, where pocket beaches dappled the shoreline and appeared perfect for leisurely picnics. One such hideout is Teddy Bear Cove, whose crushed-clamshell white sand stands out against the other gray sand beaches. This cove’s clothing-optional past is ever-present for some folks. Farther south from Teddy

Bear Cove, about a three-hour round-trip kayak from Bellingham’s Community Boating Center, pristine Chuckanut Island is home to the Cyrus Gates Memorial Preserve. Douglas fir, western red cedar, and madrone thrive on the island’s five acres, also home to hermit crabs, blue mud shrimp, surf birds and nesting bald eagles. It’s a good spot to pull your kayak ashore and stretch your legs, walking the path around the island. ontrakmag.com


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Hatching a plan to go kayaking around Bellingham was startlingly easy for any car-free train traveler willing to spend a couple of nights in town. The Bellingham stop is less than a five-minute walk to the Community Boating Center put-in, where the center rents paddleboards, sit-on-top kayaks (for beginners), and sea kayaks (for more advanced paddlers). Historic Fairhaven, a small enclave of south Bellingham, is less than a ten-minute walk from the station. Strolling past Fairhaven’s old-fashioned brick buildings from the turn of the twentieth century, I was frequently drawn into the brightly 44

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fairhavenvillageinn.com 360.733.1311 Hang out by the fire in the main room and play board games provided at the cozy Fairhaven Village Inn in the heart of the restaurant district.

colored shops of its town center—a wine bar, spa, a coffee shop, an ale house, a crêperie and Village Books, a three-story independent bookstore. Lodging is right in Fairhaven as well. Guests at Fairhaven Village Inn enjoy decadent bedding and views of the bay from their patio nooks. If you’re looking for something a bit edgier, head to downtown Bellingham, which is influenced by nearby Western Washington University. There you’ll find nightlife, breweries, restaurants and galleries. The city is second in the nation for art businesses per capita.

Buses run every halfhour (hourly Sundays) from Fairhaven to downtown and take about fifteen minutes. Alternatively, rent a bike at Fairhaven Bicycles, and take the lovely South Bay Trail, which takes pedestrians and cyclists over the water for part of the 2.3-mile path en route to downtown. Not surprisingly, Bellingham centers on its bay and shoreline. “People think you have to go to the San Juans to enjoy diversity in tidal life and geography,” said Kristi Kucera, owner of Moondance Kayaking Adventures. “It’s all right here near Bellingham.”


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Granville Island, originally Industrial Island, was a sandbar that was developed in 1915 for manufacturing and industrial use. It is now a district with shopping, a public market and entertainment. The name, Granville, was Vancouver’s original city name until being renamed in 1886.

There are three things that any long family weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia should include: a yakisoba Japadog, Granville Island and a hockey game. The latter, I know by birth. The former two, I now know through discovery. We arrived late Thursday night on the Amtrak Cascades 516 and hopped a cab en route to Listel Hotel in the West End, strategically located between shopping on Robson Street and running in Stanley Park. The next morning brought a light rain without a soaking wetness when you walk

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through it. At the center of our agenda was good food that we don't get at home. Acacia Fillo on Denman Street was the first offering in that quest. A small café with no more than ten tables, Acacia offered Bulgarian banitza—whisked eggs with feta and spinach between light layers of filo. We browsed the local newspapers and became slightly more locally informed. Walking, running and biking are the best transportation methods for getting to see a place. To that end, after brunch we set off on foot southwest and down the dense commercial

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district of Denman to the English Bay side of the peninsula. You can't help but smile and snap photos among the giant bronze statues of shirtless and shoeless laughing old men. In 2012, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson donated $1.5 million to Vancouver to buy the exhibit, A-Maze-ing Laughter from Beijing-based artist Yue Minjun. These laughing statues are all incarnations of the artist himself. South along Sunset Beach Park, we caught a water taxi (False Creek Ferries) to the art colony of Granville Island (adults $4.50, kids $2.50). There, we scored such essentials as a nose flute, yes, and a mouth harp at Grandharva Loka music shop. There are silk weavers and potters at Kingsmill Studio Potters, chocolatiers at Rogers' Chocolates and a fine marketplace with locally crafted breads, salsas ontrakmag.com


and maple syrup. If the kids are well-behaved and have a curious palate, try L'Abattoir (217 Carroll Street) in Gastown for dinner. Escargot, duck and scallops done in French style with West Coast bounty. The walk back to the hotel is a nice jaunt of a half-hour, not quite far enough to get wet. The sun makes a surprise appearance the following morning over Stanley Park, a 990-acre rainforest. My daughter Fiona and I made the run out to Lion's Gate Bridge and back, along the 22-kilometer seawall that circles Stanley Park along the water, offering views of Vancouver Harbor. Her twin sister, Izzy, hopped on a tandem bike (Urban Waves, 510 Nicola Street) with Mom and together zipped around the park. Twice. Next visit, we’ll make time for the Beluga show at the Vancouver Aquarium in

Stanley Park. There's more shopping to be done all along Robson and down to Gastown. Not much of a shopper, I pulled up short in Japadog (530 Robson Street), likely the best Japanese hot dog fusion fast food ever conceived in a hole in the wall. The popular avocado dog was already eaten off the menu, so I opted for the yakisoba dog. If there were a Japadog cult, I'd swear by its seaweed robes. After a quick dinner of Korean bibinbap, it's on to Rogers Arena and Canada's pastime on ice. The Vancouver Canucks played host to an exciting but unfortunate loss to Tampa Bay, an emerging hockey market with palm trees. The morning train back to Portland revealed foggy greens and ocean blues along the coastal Pacific Northwest that night had hidden from us upon arrival.

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Our Seattle-bound train from Portland arrived at the downtown station to a sea of jerseys, cheers and face paint. It was the Seattle Seahawks’ season opener and their stadium, CenturyLink Field, towers over the adjacent Amtrak King Street Station. The girls’ weekend we had planned would take on a different setting than the mobile tailgater that was King Street Station at the moment. We checked in at the stylish downtown Hotel Max. Soon

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we were well-heeled, shiny, flowing and heading out to dinner, wistfully passing the shopping mecca Westlake Center. We’d be back for retail therapy. Less than a mile away at Local 360, most of the ingredients on the comfort food-inspired menu are sustainably sourced. We shared small plates of root beer-glazed pork belly, mussels and farm-fresh salads while sipping Monorails (spiced pear liqueur, maple syrup, lemon and orange). Out we went and into the evening at Capitol Hill, a neighborhood known for good people watching, a Jimi Hendrix statue and Unicorn,


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an iconic lounge with corndogs and cocktails. All walks of life gather here to play vintage pinball under broadly striped walls and taxidermied animal heads. A morning run to the waterfront brought us to the Olympic Structure Park. Along the four-mile jaunt, we easily found (maybe, too easily) pastries and coffee in a city renowned for its coffee shops. After freshening up at the hotel, we wandered around Pike Street Market for a touristy and fishy experience. Local fisherman hawk fresh seafood from beds of ice in rows of display cases. We walked a few minutes off the


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main drag to Japonessa where we would experience fish in another form. Happy hour sushi rolls are fresh, served all day in the bar and come in decent portions. The Chihuly Garden and Glass museum is just a short Monorail ride across downtown. Washington-born glassblower Dale Chihuly’s colorful works fill blackwalled rooms with whimsical scenes that evoke visions of Fantasia taking over the seafloor. After ogling glass, we were ready for the crux of any girls’ weekend at Ananya Spa, just a few blocks from the museum. Fresh from the spa, we

headed to Gas Works Park above Union Lake for the best sunset vista before heading to dinner in the artsy Fremont neighborhood. Once a counterculture icon, Fremont is now gentrified but, thankfully, not petrified. Revel is a Fremont Korean fusion joint owned by chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, whose savory pancakes and noodle bowls have quite the following. After dinner, we strike up conversation with locals by asking about the Fremont Troll while sipping whiskey drinks at the nearby bar, 9 Million in Unmarked Bills. The next morning, we took an excellent brunch,

laughing about the weekend’s capers. A James Beard award-winning restaurateur’s downtown brunch haven, Lola, has classic breakfasts with a Mediterranean twist. Since someone else would be driving our home-bound train, bloody marys weren’t out of the question. On the train home, I thought about how long it had been since I’ve booked a girls’ weekend. I resolve that there will be less time in between these jaunts. What may seem indulgent at first blush is equally about reviving the younger version of yourself.




“Thrift Store” may have put the hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on center stage, but behind the scenes, it was not all rock star glamour for the Seattle-based artists. Somewhere between bringing home a handful of MTV Music Video Awards, Grammys, and promoting gay rights, Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore), Lewis, and Lewis' family, launched a highly personal initiative—the 30/30 Project. The nonprofit is building thirty health centers in underserved communities around the globe in honor of Lewis’ mother, Julie Lewis, and her thirty-year journey of living with HIV.

By Charyn Pfeuffer

Courtesy The 30/30 Project


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“If I could just take a few moments of your time, I'd love to tell you about the strongest woman that I know, my mom, Julie Lewis.” – Ryan Lewis

“A huge part of what's made me who I am, is something I haven't talked about in interviews,” said Ryan Lewis in a poignant video on the 30/30 Project website. “If I could just take a few moments of your time, I'd love to tell you about the strongest woman that I know, my mom, Julie Lewis.” In 1984, Julie Lewis contracted HIV from a blood transfusion given during a complicated delivery of her oldest daughter, Teresa—one year before medical facilities in Washington began testing blood donations for the virus. She wasn’t diagnosed until more than six years later. The Lewis family was living in Spokane at the time. Teresa was 6, Laura was 4 and Ryan was 2. Doctors gave Julie no more than five years to live. She didn’t expect to see any of her children get 56

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out of grade school, much less graduate from high school. “I felt overwhelmed,” said Julie. “I lived in denial, not thinking about it too much so that I could try to enjoy each day that I was with my family.” At birth, Lewis had a 25 percent chance of contracting the disease, but luckily, he, his sisters and father were spared from the virus. If a mother is being treated, the risk of passing HIV to her baby decreases to 2 percent or less. Until recently, Julie’s diagnosis was a fatal virus ticking slowly away in their minds. They didn’t talk about it much. Today, three decades later, Julie Lewis is healthy primarily because she has access to expensive antiretrovirals, a medication that halts the growth of HIV in cells. Just one month’s supply of a typical antiretroviral drug costs more than the annual income of most Malawians. Last March, with the thirty-year anniversary of her mom’s diagnosis, Teresa Lewis wanted to do something to celebrate the milestone. At first, Julie was reluctant to celebrate, though she regularly confronted the disease as part of the Spokane HIV/AIDS Speakers Bureau. She did, however, feel an enduring need to acknowledge the people who’d died from HIV and AIDS, as well as the more than 35 million people now living with HIV. One day in late 2012, an image of women in northern India building a hospital caught Julie’s attention while she was attending an event at Microsoft on behalf of Construction for Change. That photograph smoldered in her subconscious until it sparked an idea: to provide HIV/AIDS healthcare access to those who didn’t have it. Julie decided to build one health center in Malawi, Africa. Her son countered with the idea to build thirty HIV care centers. “That’s my son,” she quipped. “He’s 26 and a big-idea guy.” To make that vision a reality, the Lewis family and Macklemore teamed up with Construction for Change, a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with local leaders in such countries as Cambodia, India, Kenya and Zambia to build clinics, community centers and schools. Julie had volunteered for the organization for the past three years, so it seemed a perfect fit. Putting star power to good use, the trio of partners raised more than $150,000 last May in a crowd-funding campaign to build a clinic in Nsambe, in the Neno district of Malawi, where one in ten people have HIV. The first center opened in January and now provides care for patients with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. “There aren’t a lot of options in Malawi,” said Lewis. “A lot of people with HIV are forced to cross the border into Mozambique to seek services.” Lewis estimates that the medical facility, given its busy location, will provide free healthcare to roughly 50,000 patients per year. She hopes to have funding for all thirty centers by 2018. “Every mom out there deserves to have access to cutting-edge healthcare like my mom does,” Teresa Lewis wrote in her blog, The Things We Would Blog. “I only dared to dream ontrakmag.com


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“We believe that healthcare is a human right. We have the knowledge and we have the treatments. Life threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS can be managed. What people need is access.”

Every day more than 5,700 people contract HIV. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 78 million people have contracted HIV and close to 39 million have died of AIDS-related causes. In 2013 alone, 1.5 million people died from AIDS. Closer to home, more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection. Almost one in six people who are HIV positive don’t know they’ve been infected.

– Julie Lewis

as a young girl that she would live to see my life as an adult, and it's hard for me to describe how grateful I am … thirty years later. It's time to pay it forward.” The HIV epidemic, however, is far from over. Improving access to treatment, testing and prevention strategies is helping to change the course of the virus. “If you can prevent a disease, you’re ahead by a long shot,” Julie Lewis said. What started as one small deed has grown into a symbol of hope for so many. “It is very rewarding to take something like HIV/AIDS that has been very hard for me and my family and use it as a platform to help others in this way,” Julie said. “My hope is that the clinic is only the beginning.” ontrakmag.com

A hospital being built in Malawi for Partners In Health. This clinic is scheduled to open early 2015, allowing critical heathcare access to Malawians. Courtesy The 30/30 Project

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Farm The Taylor Shellfish Farm is in the northwest corner of Washington state, south of Bellingham on Highway 11. The latter road is a great alternative to traveling on the busy I-5. Highway 11 runs along Samish Bay, and has one of the most breathtaking views of Washington's coastal bays and the San Juan Islands. Samish Bay has a long history with shellfish, being the first place that Pacific oysters were grown in the United States after being dumped from a cargo ship in 1919. Along this highway, south of Fairhaven, you come to the Taylor Shellfish Farm. Here, you can drive down to the edge of the bay and pick out fresh oysters and clams and either grill them in the back or eat them raw. Photos By

Terry Manier



Getaway R et r e at S LOVE IS ON THE RAILS—specifically, the Amtrak Cascades route. OnTrak culled ten, car-free romantic sprees along this premier Pacific Northwest route. There are decadent urban escapes, cozy coastal retreats, culinary safaris and Francophile forays from Eugene, Oregon to Vancouver, BC. Find the one (or two) that speak to you and book before Valentine’s Day.

By Melissa Dalton



The Great OUTDOORS VANCOUVER, BC HAS its pick of wilderness playgrounds—mountains, forest or sea—making it the ideal rendezvous for the nature-loving couple. BEFORE SETTING out, book a room at the downtown Rosewood Hotel Georgia (rooms start at C$248). The luxurious historic property first opened in 1927 and the stately lobby, plush rooms and in-house spa will make the ultimate base camp. Grouse Mountain, a popular destination for urban winter sports enthusiasts, is forty-five minutes away by bus. Visitors there enjoy everything from skiing, snowshoeing and ziplining, to snuggling

on sleigh rides. With more than 600 acres of forest, Lynn Canyon Park is excellent for hikers. Just be sure to wrap up the day holding hands along the Stanley Park seawall, as the sunsets there are swoon-worthy. Back at the hotel, reward all of that physical effort with an elegant meal from the Hawksworth Restaurant’s tasting menu or the nearby Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill. Massages from the hotel’s spa will also make for sweet desserts.





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EYE OF THE WIND Take in panoramas of Vancouver from more than 150 feet up a wind turbine on Grouse Moutain. A glass pod observation deck serves as the perfect spot to take photos and stand at the nexxus of sustainabilty and beauty.

Courtesy Grouse Mountain


Open year-round, Eye of the Wind costs C$20.


Pacific Central, Vancouver, BC


Rosewood Hotel Georgia rosewoodhotels.com

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Locavore Delights Stop:

Pacific Central Station, Vancouver, BC


Opus Hotel opushotel.com

Get Around:

Granville Island's central location makes it easy to access by bus, foot or boat. theaquabus.com granvilleislandferries.bc.ca

AS ONE OF THE world's most livable cities, Vancouver, BC has local enticements to spare. First, get homey in the Opus Hotel (rooms start at C$229). Located in hip and historic Yaletown, its chic décor elicits a swank and sexy mood. 64

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After a morning coffee, run to local roasters Caffe Artigiano, then head to the Granville Island Public Market to savor the selection of artisan foods and Canadian crafts. Pick up goods for a picnic and walk twenty-five minutes (or take a ferry) to Kitsilano Beach, and find a secluded spot in the sand to feed each other. Afterward, toast Canada's first microbrewery, Granville Island Brewing, by sipping a pint of its Maple Cream Ale. For dinner, let the sushi chefs at Tojo’s surprise you with a meal tailored to your personal palate. The evening can only get better with an improv show at the Vancouver TheatreSports League, because laughter is the best foreplay.

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THE WINTER winds and gray skies on the Washington Coast are a good reason to stay inside and enjoy the view. In Bellingham, hole up at the Chrysalis Inn and Spa, located less than a mile from the Amtrak Cascades stop. Deluxe rooms have water vistas, a gas fireplace and two-person soaking tubs (starting at $179). Add the romance package, which includes bubble bath, massage lotion, local chocolates, and a bottle of wine. Take a stroll through the adjacent Fairhaven Historic District, a charming neighborhood lined with brick buildings and locally-owned shops and restaurants. Rent bicycles from Fairhaven Bicycle and pedal four miles to Lake Padden Park, then meander the 900 acres of biking and walking trails. Or, just head back to the hotel for happy hour at Keenan’s at the Pier. Book a couples massage from the renowned spa and perfect the art of doing nothing together.


Bellingham, Washington


Chrysalis Inn and Spa thechrysalisinn.com

Get Around: Fairhaven Bicycle fairhavenbike.com

Heart Art Stop:

Mount Vernon, Washington


Wild Iris Inn wildiris.com

Get Around:

The Inn is nine miles from the Mount Vernon station, accessible via taxi or bus (skagittransit.org).

LA CONNER, a few miles west of Mount Vernon, was founded in 1869, when John Conner bought the town deed and seventy acres for $500, then named it for his wife, Louisa. That romantic tradition persists due to the town’s reputation as the state’s most amorous destination. The romance begins with a room at the Wild Iris Inn, where a king suite comes with a private porch and jetted spa tub, fireplace and fine linens (starting at $149). By 1953, La Conner became known as an “art town” when Life magazine profiled a school of painters living there. Modern couples can celebrate that history with visits to three museums, including the Museum of Northwest Art. Wander the town’s annual outdoor sculpture exhibit, try a wine flight at Hellam’s Vineyard and grab something to nibble at the Calico Cupboard, a bakery specializing in homemade goodies.



Culinary Retreat

WE’VE ALL heard that oysters are an aphrodisiac, but how about salmon? Apparently the Omega-3s raise serotonin levels, putting us in a happier, more randy mood. Whatever your preference, Seattle is ideal for exploring the intoxicating powers of food. Start at Pike Place Market for fishmongers' stalls, Beecher’s handmade cheese, and the chocolate and wine pairings at Chocolate Box. Beneath the market is Il Bistro, Seattle’s most romantic dining room. For a nightcap, tuck into the Bathtub Gin and Co. for cocktails. Just sip something with pomegranate or honey—as both are said to have potency. The next day, catch a taxi to Ballard for oysters at The Walrus and the Carpenter and then steal a kiss at the Chittenden Locks. Also stroll the funky Fremont neighborhood’s Gas Works Park. Spend the night at the Inn at the Market (rooms start at $225), just steps from Pike Place. The room service from Café Campagne can handle any nighttime cravings. Stop:

King Street Station, Seattle


Inn at the Market innatthemarket.com

Get Around:

The hotel is steps away from Pike Place Market. pikeplacemarket.org


Musical Shenanigans Stop:

King Street Station, Seattle


Hotel Max hotelmaxseattle.com

Get Around:

Get up-to-date transit information at metro.kingcounty.gov.

SEATTLE HAS a dynamic music history. Its most notable moment was the eruption of grunge on the national scene in the 1990s. In that spirit, Hotel Max dedicated its fifth floor to Sub Pop Records, the local label that signed Nirvana. Not only do rooms have a record player, but the hotel's Sweet Surrender package will scatter satin rose petals on the bed, put bubbly on ice, and provide a satin tie and blindfold for 50 Shades of Greystyle seduction. Oh my! Make it a long night—book seats under the antique circus tent at the Teatro ZinZanni for three hours of cabaret performances, international cirque and comedy paired with a four-course meal. The next day, delve the music history at the Experience Music Project. Then stop inside the Triple Door and Musicquarium for the nightly show and happy hour, featuring a menu from Wild Ginger Restaurant.


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Story Lovers Stop:

Union Station, Portland


Sentinel Hotel sentinelhotel.com

Get Around:

Pittock Mansion is ten minutes by cab or bus. There is a half-mile uphill walk from the bus stop to Pittock Mansion.

PORTLAND LOVES A good story, whether it’s found in a book, film or building. Browse the stacks at Powell’s Books— love poetry is found in the Blue Room. Across the street, channel Bacall and Bogart at Living Room Theaters, a cozy movie theater that regularly plays independents and classics.

Linger over drinks in the bar before having dinner delivered to your seat in one of the loungeish auditoriums. Afterward, try the Jackknife for a nightcap. The wood-paneled walls and tufted booths in the back invite sharing secrets over old fashioneds. Upstairs at The Sentinel Hotel—the city’s oldest luxury hotel, luxury beds will have you sleeping in the next morning. Wake up with a cappuccino from Heart Coffee Roasters and pick up lunch to go from Addy’s Sandwich Bar. Then head up to Pittock Mansion to picnic—the historic house and extensive grounds have stories spilling from every nook. WINTER 2015 |


Cyclist’s Bliss Stop: Salem


Century House of Salem Bed & Breakfast centuryhouseofsalembandb. com 292 17th St. SE

Get Around:


Select Amtrak Cascades trains have bicycle berths. Add your bike to the ticket for $5 per trip.

The Craft of Cool THERE'S A LOT on Portland's Eastside to fuel the city's hipster reputation. A mid-century motor lodge turned boutique hotel? Check. An upscale log cabin hosting the hottest independent bands? Check. If you and your honey want to experience Portland like locals, stay at the Jupiter Hotel (rooms start at $149). The pop art interiors will have you donning skinny jeans and ironic accessories in no time. (Just ask for a room on the “chill side” for more quiet and privacy). Next door, the Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge, open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily, is great for both a hearty breakfast and late night merrymaking. Artisan coffee roasters and microbreweries are so 2008. 66

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Nowadays, the coolest craft libations locales pour vodka, whiskey or absinthe. Quaff together on a personal pedicab tour of Distillery Row, a cluster of six distilleries located in the Industrial District. Top it off with an intimate dinner at Noble Rot, located atop the nearby Burnside Rocket building. Stop:

Union Station, Portland


Jupiter Hotel jupiterhotel.com

Get Around:

Reserve a distillery tour (distilleryrowpdx.com) through the hotel or PDX Pedicab (pdxpedicab.com).

IF YOUR IDEA of romance is lycra, a helmet and two wheels, then look no further than Salem, situated in the bicycle-friendly Willamette Valley. The sights include covered bridges, pastoral farmland, and wineries, and will definitely inspire a smooch or two. Bed down at the Century House of Salem Bed & Breakfast. The Pine Room (starting at $120) is a light and airy 400 square feet complete with a clawfoot soaking tub. Bonus: The Century House lies just a half mile from the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, and the B&B owner is an avid cyclist. Ask her for a riding recommendation or find a good day’s outing at rideoregonride.com. (Try the foodie tour of the Bikeway that stops at the nearby Ankeny and Redgate Vineyards). After cycling all day, dine on Mediterranean bites from Amadeus while planning your next adventure together.


Francophile Weekend CELEBRATION OF Oregon truffles industry is just one reason to spend a French-inspired retreat in Eugene. From January 23 to 25, the Oregon Truffle Festival comes to town, with truffle hunts, winemaker’s luncheons, cooking classes and tastings. Based at the Hilton, the festival provides a shuttle to off-site events for those with weekend package tickets. Less than three blocks from the Hilton, the Fifth Street Public Market downtown has abundant Francophile options. Sample the pinots at the Route 5 NW Wine Bar before feasting on Parisian fare at Marché. Or just pick up wine and brie at the nearby Marché Provisions, a European-style food emporium—and find something special from Freudian Slip, a lingerie store upstairs, before heading back to the Casablanca Suite at the C’est La Vie Inn. After soaking in the en-suite tub, curl up in front of the Art Déco fireplace, you’ll be whispering je t’aime in no time. Stop: Eugene


C’est La Vie Inn cestlavieinn.com | 1006 Taylor Street | Rooms from $150-$260

Get Around: Downtown is very walkable. Check ltd.org for bus routes. Oregon Truffle Festival information is at oregontrufflefestival.com. Win a Portland escape for two at ontrakmag.com/contests ontrakmag.com



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santiambrewing.comVenti's Cafe & Basement Bar 325 NE Court Street 1 mile from station 503.399.8733 ventiscafe.com

ALBANY Frankie's Restaurant 641 NW Hickory Street 1.4 miles from station 541.248.3671 frankiesoregon.tumblr. com Pop's Branding Iron 901 NE Pacific Boulevard 1 mile from station 541.926.5755 facebook.com/ popsbrandingiron Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene.


Andina 1314 NW Glisan Street 0.5 mile from station 503.228.9535 aninarestaurant.com Beast 5425 NE 30th Avenue 4.3 miles from station 503.841.6968 beastpdx.com Clarklewis 1001 SE Water Avenue 1.9 miles from station 503.235.2294 clarklewispdx.com Langbaan 6 SE 28th Avenue 2.3 miles from station 971.344.2564 langbaanpdx.com Laurelwood Brewing 5115 NE Sandy Boulevard 3.6 miles from station 503.282.0622 laurelwoodbrewpub.com Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan Street 2.4 miles from station 503.206.5221 migrationbrewing.com Ned Ludd 3925 NE MLK Boulevard 2.2 miles from station 503.288.6900 nedluddpdx.com ontrakmag.com

Ox 2225 NE MLK Boulevard 1.4 miles from station 503.284.3366 oxpdx.com The Richmond Bar 3202 SE Division Street 3.5 miles from station 503.208.3075 therichmondbar.com Urban Farmer 525 SW Morrison Street 0.7 mile from station 503.222.7342 urbanfarmerportland.com

OREGON CITY Feckin Irish Brewing Co. 415 S. McLoughlin Blvd 2 miles from station 503.655.5155 feckinbrew.com King's Raven Winery 11603 S. New Era Road 5.6 miles from station 503.505.6873 kingsravenwine.com Loncheria Mitzil 212 Molalla Avenue 1.5 miles from station 503.655.7197 Nebbiolo Wine Bar 800 Main Street 0.9 miles from station 503.344.6090 nebbiolowinebar.biz

Rivershore Bar & Grill 1900 Clackamette Drive 0.9 miles from station 503.655.5155 rivershorerestaurant.com

SALEM ACME Café 110 S. Hansen Avenue 2.4 miles from station 503.798.4736 acmecafe.net Amadeus 110 Hansen Avenue 2.4 miles from station 503.798.4736 amadeussalem.com Crooked House Bistro 1142 Edgewater Street 2.4 miles from station 503.385.8851 crookedhousebistro.com

Sinister Deluxe 635 NE Water Avenue 1.1 miles from station 541.928.7699 sinisterdeluxe.com Sweet Red Bistro 208 1st Avenue 0.6 mile from station 541.704.0510 sweetredbistro.com Sybaris Bistro 442 1st Avenue 0.8 mile from station 541.248.3666 sybarisbistro.com Tup Tim Thai Cuisine 236 W. 1st Avenue 0.7 mile from station 541.928.1931 tuptimthaicuisine.net Vault 244 244 1st Avenue 0.6 mile from station

541.791.9511 vault244.com


Belly Taquería 454 Willamette Street 69 feet from station 541.687.8226 eatbelly.com Beir Stein 1591 Willamette Street 0.9 mile from station 541.485.BIER thebeirstein.com Falling Sky Brewing 1334 Oak Alley 0.7 mile from station 541.505.7096 fallingskybrewing.com Izakaya Meiji 345 Van Buren 1 mile from station 541.505.8804 izakayameiji.com Marché 296 E. 5th Avenue 0.3 mile from station 541.343.1307 marcherestaurant.com Ninkasi Brewing 272 Van Buren Street 1 mile from station 541.344.2739 ninkasibrewing.com Rye 444 E. 3rd Avenue 0.5 mile from station 541.653.8509 ryeon3rd.com The Vintage 837 Lincoln Street 0.5 mile from station 541.349.9181 eugenevintage.com

DaVinci Ristorante & Wine Bar 180 SE High Street 503.399.1413 davincisofsalem.com Rafns' 479 NE Court Street 0.9 miles from station 503.580.2936 rafns.com Santiam Brewing 2544 SE 19th Street 1.6 miles from station 503.689.1260

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252 Pearl Street 0.4 miles from station 541.343.2258 campbellhouse.com C'est La Vie Inn 1006 Taylor Street 1.5 miles from station 541.302.6963 cestlavieinn.com Excelsior Inn 754 E. 13th Avenue 1.1 miles from station 541.342.1991 excelsiorinn.com Campbell House Inn, Eugene.


Ace Hotel 1022 SW Stark Street 0.7 miles from station 503.228.2277 acehotel.com The Benson 309 SW Broadway 0.5 miles from station 503.228.2000 coasthotels.com Bluebird Guesthouse 3517 SE Division Street 3.8 miles from station 503.238.4333 bluebirdguesthouse.com Caravan: The Tiny House Hotel 5009 NE 11th Avenue 3.1 miles from station 503288.5225 tinyhousehotel.com Friendly Bike Guest House 4039 N. Williams Avenue 2.1 miles from station 503.799.2615 friendlybikeguesthouse.com Heathman Hotel 1001 SW Broadway 0.9 miles from station 503.241.4100 heathmanhotel.com Hotel Monaco 506 SW Washington Street 72

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0.6 miles from station 503.222.0001 monaco-portland.com Hotel Vintage Plaza 422 SW Broadway 1 mile from station 503.228.3598 vintageplaza.com Inn @ Northrup Station 2025 NW Northrup Street 0.9 miles from street 503.224.0543 northrupstation.com Jupiter Hotel 800 E. Burnside 1.4 miles from station 503.230.9200 jupiterhotel.com The Nines 525 SW Morrison Street 0.7 miles from station 877.229.9995 thenines.com Riverplace Hotel 1510 SW Harbor Way 1.5 miles from station 503.228.3233 riverplacehotel.com Tierra Soul Urban Farm & Guesthouse 4614 N. Michigan Avenue 2.3 miles from station 503.489.7645 tierrasoulpdx.com

OREGON CITY Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel 1900 Clackamette Drive 0.9 miles from station 503.655.1927 book.bestwestern.com Clackamas River House Bed & Breakfast 17850 S. Clackamas River Drive 6.3 miles from station 503.502.8478 clackamasriverhouse.com


Century House of Salem 292 SE 17th Street 0.6 miles from station 503.884.7062 centuryhouseofsalembandb.com DoubleTree 1590 NE Weston Court 2.8 miles from station 503.581.7004 doubletree3.hilton.com The Grand Hotel 201 SE Liberty Street 0.8 miles from station 503.540.7800 grandhotelsalem.com Hampton Inn & Suites 510 SE Hawthorne Avenue

503.362.1300 hamptoninn3.hilton.com University Street Guest Cottage 2110 SE University Street 1 mile from station 503.689.0681 universitystreetguestcottage.com


Best Western Plus Prairie Inn 1100 SE Price Road 2.9 miles from station 541.928.5050 book.bestwestern.com Comfort Suites 100 NE Opal Court 2.9 miles from station 541.928.2053 comfortsuites.com Edelweiss Manor 1708 NW Springhill Drive 2.1 miles from station 541.928.0747 edelweissmanor.com Phoenix Inn Suites 3410 SE Spicer Drive 2.1 miles from station 541.926.5696 phoenixinn.com


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Farmhouse & Loft at Sweet Cheeks Winery 27007 Briggs Hill Road 14.3 miles from station 541.607.6963 sweetcheekswinery.com Hilton 66 E. 6th Avenue 0.2 miles from station 541.342.2000 hilton.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2117 Franklin Boulevard 1.9 miles from station 541.342.1243 ihg.com Inn at the 5th 205 E. 6th Avenue 0.3 miles from station 541.743.0869 innat5th.com Oval Door Bed & Breakfast Inn 988 Lawrence Street 0.7 miles from station 541.683.3160 ovaldoor.com The Secret Garden 1910 University Street 1.9 miles from station 541.484.6755 secretgardenbbinn.com Valley River Inn 1000 Valley River Way 2 miles from station 541.743.1000 valleyriverinn.com ontrakmag.com


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PORTLAND Alberta Arts District 503.683.3252 albertamainst.org Arlene Shnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway 0.9 mile from station 503.248.4335 portland5.com Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison Street 1 mile from station 503.241.1278 artistrep.org Cycle Portland Bike Tours 117 NW 2nd Avenue 0.5 mile from station 844.PDX.BIKE portlandbicycletours.com Hawtorne Business District 503.292.6010 thinkhawthorne.com Lloyd Center 2201 Lloyd Center 1.4 miles from station 503.282.2511 lloydcenter.com Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 1945 SE Water Avenue

1.9 miles from station 800.955.6674 omsi.edu Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Road 3.4 miles from station 503.226.1561 oregonzoo.org The Pearl District 503.227.8519 explorethepearl.com Pittock Mansion 3229 NW Pittock Drive 2.8 miles from station 503.823.3623 pittockmansion.org Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue 1 mile from station 503.553.5400 portlandartmuseum.org


Clackamas Repertory Theater 19600 Molalla Avenue 3.8 miles from station 503.594.6047 clackamasrep.org End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center 1726 Washington Street 0.1 mile from station 503.657.9336

historicoregoncity.org Oregon City Farmers' Market Seasonal locations 503.734.0192 orcityfarmersmarket.com Regal Hilltop 9 325 Beavercreek Road 2.8 miles from station 844.462.7342 regmovies.com

SALEM Gilbert House Children's Museum 116 NE Marion Street 1.4 miles from station 503.371.3631 acgilbert.org Historic Elsinore Theatre 170 SE High Street 0.8 mile from station 503.375.3574 elsinoretheatre.com Lancaster Mall 831 NE Lancaster Drive 2.8 miles from station 503.585.1338 lancastermall.com Meadowlawn Golf Course 3898 Meadowlawn Loop 3.2 miles from station 503.363.7391 meadowlawngolf.net

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Salem Center 401 NE Center Street 1.1 miles from station 503.364.0495 salemcenter.com


Gallery Calapooia 222 W. 1st Avenue 0.6 mile from station 541.971.5701 gallerycalapooia.com Heritage Mall 1895 SE 14th Avenue 1.8 miles from station 541.967.8238 heritagemall.com Historic Carousel & Museum 503 W. 1st Avenue 0.8 mile from station 541.791.3340 albanycarousel.com The Pix Theatre 321 SW 2nd Avenue 0.6 mile from station 541.926.7499 albanypix.com


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene.


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Bijou Metro 43 W. Broadway 0.4 mile from station 541.686.2458

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bijou-cinemas.com Fifth Street Public Market 296 E. 5th Avenue 0.3 mile from station 541.484.0380 5stmarket.com Hult Center 1 Eugene Center 0.2 mile from station 541.682.5087 hultcenter.org Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Lane 1.9 miles from station 541.346.3027 jsma.uoregon.edu Laurelwood Golf Course 2700 Columbia Street 2.6 miles from station 541.484.4653 golflaurelwood.com Oakway Center 2350 Oakmont Way 1.6 miles from station 541.485.4711 oakwaycenter.com University of Oreogn Athletics 541.346.4481 goducks.com








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Washington Guide

1.7 miles from station 206.588.0375 pineboxbar.com Purple Café & Wine Bar 1225 4th Avenue 1.1 miles from station 206.829.2280 thepurplecafe.com Urbane Restaurant & Bar 1639 8th Avenue 1.5 miles from station 206.676.4600 urbaneseattle.com Roux 4201 N. Fremont Avenue 4.7 miles from station 206.547.5420 restaurantroux.com


Pine Box, Seattle.


Luxe 700 Washington Street 1 mile from station 360.735.9007 eatatluxe.com Niche Wine & Art 1013 Main Street 0.8 mile from station 360.980.8352 nichewinebar.com Old Ivy Brewery & Taproom 108 W. Evergreen Blvd 0.8 mile from station 360.980.8352 oldivybrewery.com


Hop-N-Grape 924 15th Avenue 2.4 miles from station 360.577.1541 hop-n-grape.com The Office 842 842 Washington Way 1.1 miles from station 360.442.4647 theoffice842.com


McMenamins Olympic Club Pub 112 N. Tower Avenue ontrakmag.com

0.1 mile from station 360.736.5164 mcmenamins.com

1 mile from station 253.383.2739 harmonbrewingco.com

Picasso Brothers Café & Espresso 1001 S. Gold Street 0.9 mile from station 360.807.4800 picassobros.com


Dockside Bistro 501 NW Columbia Street 8.3 miles from station 360.956.1928 docksidebistro.com The Mark 407 SW Columbia Street 8 miles from station 360.754.4414 themarkolympia.com Swing Café & Wine Bar 825 SW Columbia Street 7.8 miles from station 360.357.9464 swingwinebar.com


Asado 2810 6th Avenue 4.8 miles from station 253.272.7770 asadotacoma.com Harmon Brewing Company 1938 S. Pacific Avenue

Bar Dojo 8404 Bowdoin Way 2 miles from station 425.967.7267 bardojo.com


Jasmin 8715 NW 271st Street 495 feet from station 360.629.2044 stanwoodjasmin.com Stanwood Grill 8628 NW 271st Street 289 feet from station 360.629.5253 stanwoodgrill.com


Calico Cupboard 901 Commercial Avenue 1.7 miles from station 360.293.7315 calicocupboardcafe.com Trumpeter Public House 416 Myrtle Street 0.3 mile from station 360.588.4515 trumpeterpublichouse.com


Pacific Grill 1502 Pacific Avenue 1.4 miles from station 253.627.3535 pacificgrilltacoma.com

Demetris Woodstone Taverna 101 Main Street 0.1 mile from station 425.744.9999 demetriswt.com

Boundary Bay Brewery 1107 Railroad Avenue 2.8 miles from station 360.647.5593 bbaybrewery.com



Cliff House Restaurant 331 North State Street 1.9 miles from station 360.734.8660 bellinghamcliffhouse.com

Duke's Chowder House 757 Southcenter Mall 1 mile from station 206.243.5200 dukeschowderhouse.com Miyabi Sushi 16820 Southcenter Pkwy 1.4 miles from station 206.575.6815 miyabisushi.com

Anthony's Restaurant 1726 W. Marine View Dr. 2.4 miles from station 425.252.3333 anthonys.com Terracotta Red 2820 Hewitt Avenue 0.5 mile from station 425.322.5132 terracottaredbistro.com

Ciao Thyme 207 Unity Street 3.3 miles from station 360.733.1267 ciaothyme.com


The Barnacle Bar 4743 NW Ballard Avenue 5.7 miles from station 206.706.3379 thebarnaclebar.com Mkt. 2108 N. 55th Street 6.2 miles from station 206.812.1580 ethanstowellrestaurants. com The Pine Box 1600 Melrose Avenue

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VANCOUVER Heathman Lodge 7801 NE Greenwood Dr 6.6 miles from station 360.254.3100 heathmanlodge.com Hilton 301 W. 6th Street 0.9 mile from station 360.694.8341 hilton.com Red Lion at the Quay 100 Columbia Street 1.1 miles from station 360.694.8341 redlion.com


Hudson Manor Inn & Suites 1616 Hudson Street 2 miles from station 360.425.1100 hudsonmanorinn.com Monticello Hotel 1405 17th Avenue 2.1 miles from station 360.425.9900 themonticello.net


Centralia Square Hotel 202 W. Centralia College Boulevard 0.3 mile from station 360.807.1212 centraliasquare.com

Great Wolf Lodge 205000 Old HIghway 99 SW 6.2 miles from station 360.273.7718 greatwolf.com

OLYMPIA/LACEY The Governor Hotel 621 S. Capitol Way 7.9 miles from station 360.943.9349 coasthotels.com Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast 1431 SE 11th Avenue 7.3 miles from station 360.753.9123 swantowninn.com

TACOMA Chinaberry Hill Inn 302 N. Tacoma Avenue 2.8 miles from station 253.272.1282 chinaberryhill.com Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza 1.5 miles from station 253.238.8000 hotelmuranotacoma.com


Cedarbrook Lodge 18525 S. 36th Avenue 4.3 miles from station 206.901.9268 cedarbrooklodge.com

Springhill Suites 200 SW 19th Street 1.8 miles from station 425.226.4100 marriott.com

SEATTLE Alexis Hotel 1007 First Avenue 0.8 mile from station 206.624.4844 alexishotel.com Edgewater Hotel 2411 Alaskan Way 1.6 miles from station 206.728.7000 edgewaterhotel.com The Fairmont Olympic Hotel 411 University Street 1 mile from station 206.621.1700 fairmont.com Greenlake Guesthouse 7630 E. Green Lake Dr. N. 7.1 miles from station 206.729.8700 greenlakeguesthouse.com Hotel Maxwell 300 Roy Street 2.5 miles from station 206.286.0629 themaxwellhotel.com Inn at the Market 86 Pine Street 1.2 miles from station

Hotel Murano, Tacoma.

206.448.0631 innatthemarket.com Watertown Hotel 4242 NE Roosevelt Way 4.6 miles from station 206.826.4242 watertownseattle.com The Moore Hotel 1929 2nd Avenue 1.3 miles from station 206.448.4851 moorehotel.com The Inn at El Gaucho 2505 1st Avenue 1.6 miles from station 206.728.1133 elgaucho.com


Best Western Plus Edmonds Harbor Inn 130 W. Dayton Street 0.2 mile from station 425.771.5021 book.bestwestern.com


Holiday Inn 3105 Pine Street 0.3 mile from station 425.339.2000 hieverett.com

Hotel Max, Seattle.


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Inn at Port Gardner 1700 W. Marine View Dr. 2.4 miles from station 425.252.6779 innatportgardner.com

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Cedar Bluff Cottage 18520 Swanson Lane 5.2 miles from station 360.445.3333 cedarbluffcottage.com Hotel Stanwood 26926 NW 102nd Avenue 1.4 miles from station 360.629.2888 stanwoodhotelsaloon.com


Tulip Inn 2200 Freeway Drive 1.8 miles from station 360.428.5969 tulipinn.net


Chrysalis Inn & Spa 804 10th Street 0.8 mile from station 360.756.1005 thechrysalisinn.com Hotel Bellwether 1 Bellwether Way 4 miles from station 360.392.3100 hotelbellwether.com Fairhaven Village Inn 1200 10th Street 0.3 mile from station 360.733.1311 fairhavenvillageinn.com ontrakmag.com

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VANCOUVER Clark County Historical Museum 1511 Main Street 1 mile from station 360.993.5679 cchmuseum.org Kiggins Theatre 1011 Main Street 0.8 mile from station 360.816.0352 kigginstheatre.net

KELSO/LONGVIEW Kelso Theater Pub 214 S. Pacific Avenue 0.1 mile from station 360.414.9451 ktpub.com Three Rivers Mall 351 Three Rivers Drive 0.7 mile from station 360.577.5218 threeriversmall.com

CENTRALIA Centralia Factory Outlets 1342 Lum Road 2.8 miles from station 360.736.3327 centraliafactoryoutlet.com Centralia Fox Theatre 123 S. Tower Avenue 0.2 mile from station 360.623.1103 centraliafoxtheatre.com Capitol Tours 215 Sid Snyder Avenue 7.5 miles from station 360.902.8880 des.wa.gov

OLYMPIA/LACEY Scott Lake Golf Course 11746 Scott Creek Dr. SW 14.5 miles from station 360.352.4838 golfscottlake.com Splash Gallery of Olympia 501 Columbia Street 8.3 miles from station 360.754.6225 splashgalleryolympia.com


6th Avenue Business District on6thave.com Museum of Glass 1801 Dock Street 0.9 mile from station 253.284.4750 museumofglass.org Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N. Pearl Street 7.4 miles from station 253.591.5337 pdza.org Foster Golf Links 13500 S. Interurban Ave. 1.8 miles from station 206.242.4221 fostergolflinks.com


The 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 5th Avenue 1 mile from station 206.625.1900 5thavenue.org Ballard Shopping District 206.395.9475

inballard.com CenturyLink Field 800 S. Occidental Avenue 0.2 mile from station 206.381.7555 centurylinkfield.com Chihuly Garden & Glass 305 Harrison Street 2.5 miles from station 206.753.4940 chihulygardenandglass. com Fremont Shopping District 206.632.1500 fremont.com

SEATTLE Pike Place Market Pike Street 206.682.7453 pikplacemarket.org Safeco Field 1250 1st Avenue 0.8 mile from station 206.346.4000 seattle.mariners.mlb.com Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Avenue 0.8 mile from station 206.654.3100 seattleartmuseum.org Seattle Space Needle 400 Broad Street 2 miles from station 206.905.2100 spaceneedle.com Woodland Park Zoo 750 N. 50th Street 5.3 miles from station 206.548.2500 zoo.org

Museum of Glass, Tacoma. Craig Wyzik licensed under flickr creative commons

EDMONDS Edmonds Bookshop 111 S. 5th Avenue 0.4 mile from station 425.775.2789 edmondsbookshop.com Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 N. 4th Avenue 0.6 mile from station 425.275.9595 edmondscenterforthearts. com

EVERETT Island Adventures Whale Watching 1801 Commercial Avenue 2.7 miles from station 1.800.465.4777 island-adventures.com Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour 8415 Plaine Field Blvd 8 miles from station 425.467.4777 futureofflight.org


Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon.


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Stanwood Cinemas 6996 NW 265th Street 1.5 miles from station 360.629.0514 farawayentertainment.com

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MOUNT VERNON Downtown Mount Vernon 360.336.3801 mountvernondowntown.org Lincoln Theatre 712 S. 1st Street 0.2 mile from station 360.336.8955 lincolntheatre.org

BELLINGHAM Bellingham Railway Museum 1320 Commercial Street 3.1 miles from station 360.393.7540 bellinghamrailway museum.org Mt. Baker Ski Area 1420 Iowa Street 5.3 miles from station 360.734.6771 mtbaker.us North Bellingham Golf Course 205 W. Smith Road 10.6 miles from station 360.398.8300 northbellinghamgolf.com




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Eat + Stay + Play

Vancouver Guide

Matchstick Coffee Roasters 213 E. Georgia Street 650 meters from station 604.336.0213 matchstickcoffee.com Noodlebox 1867 W. 4th Avenue 4.2 km from station 604.734.1310 noodlebox.net Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar 2118 Burrard Street 4 km from station 604.736.2220 novopizzeria.com

Blue Water Cafe, Vanvouver.

Bishop's 2183 W. 4th Avenue 4.8 km from station 604.738.2025 bishopsonline.com Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton Street 2.2 km from station 604.688.8078 bluewatercafe.net The Boathouse 1795 Beach Avenue 4.4 km from station 604.699.2225 boathouserestaurants.ca Camagnolo 1020 Main Street 290 meters from station 604.484.6018 campagnolorestaurant.ca Central Bistro 1072 Denman Street 4.7 km from station 604.689.4527 centralbistro.com Chambar 568 Beatty Street 1.6 km from station 604.879.7118 chambar.com Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca 1133 & 1129 Hamilton Street 2.3 from station 604.688.7466 ontrakmag.com

cioppinosyaletown.com Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company 1253 Johnston Street 4.4 km from station 604.685.7070 docksidevancouver.com The Diamond 6 Powell Street 1.5 km from station 604.568.8272 di6mond.com Fable Kitchen 1944 W. 4th Avenue 4.4 km from station 604.732.1322 fablekitchen.ca The Flying Pig Gastown 102 Water Street 1.7 km from station 604.559.7968 theflyingpigvan.com Jules 216 Abbott Street 1.7 km from station 604.669.0033 julesbistro.ca The Keefer Bar 135 Keefer Street 850 meters from station 604.688.1961 thekeeferbar.com Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen & Sushi Bar

2054 Commercial Drive 2.6 km from station 604.255.5550 Kitsilano Daily Kitchen 1809 W. 1st Avenue 4.4 km from station 604.569.2741 kitsdaily.com L'Abattoir 217 Carrall Street 1.4 km from station 604.568.1701 labattoir.ca Les Faux Bourgeois 663 E. 15th Avenue 2.4 km from station 604.873.9733 lesfauxbourgeois.com

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro 2741 W. 4th Avenue 5.6 km from station 604.558.1965 theoakwood.ca Opus Bar 322 Davie Street 2.2 km from station 604.642.6787 opushotel.com Raw Canvas 1046 Hamilton Street 2.1 km from station 604.687.1729 rawcanvas.com The Refinery 1115 Granville Street 2.5 km from station 604.687.7479 therefineryvancouver.com

Salt Tasting Room 45 Blood Alley 1.5 km from station 604.633.1912 salttastingroom.com Savary Island Pie Company 1533 Marine Drive 10.6 km from station 604.926.4021 savaryislandpiecompany. com Tojo's Restaurant 1133 W. Broadway 3.2 km from station 604.872.8050 tojos.com Vij's 1480 W. 11th Avenue 4 km from station 604.736.6664 vijsrestaurant.ca Wildebeest 120 W. Hastings Street 1.5 km from station 604.687.6880 wildebeest.ca Yaletown Brewing Co. 1111 Mainland Street 2.1 km from station 604.681.2739 mjg.ca YEW Seafood & Bar 791 W. Georgia Street 2.2 km from station 604.692.4YEW yewseafood.com

Longtable Distillery 1451 Hornby Street 3 km from station 604.266.0177 longtabledistillery.com Forty Ninth Parallel CafĂŠ & Lucky's Doughnuts 2902 Main Street 1.8 km from station 604.872.4901 49thparallelroasters.com Marutama Ra-men 780 Bidwell Street 3.6 km from station 604.688.8837 marutamaramen.com

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Yaletown Brewing Co., Vanvouver.

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Eat + Stay + Play

Auberge Vancouver Hotel

837 W. Hastings Street 2.6 km from station 604.678.8899 aubergevancouver.com

Barclay House

1351 Barclay Street 3.5 km from station 604.605.1351 barclayhouse.com

Bee & Thistle Guest House 1842 Parker Street 3.3 km from station 604.669.0715 beeandthistle.ca

The Burrard

1100 Burrard Street 2.9 km from station 604.681.2331 theburrard.com

Coast Plaza

1763 Comox Street 4.2 km from station 604.688.7711 coasthotels.com

The Corkscrew Inn 2735 W. 2nd Avenue 6 km from station 604.733.7276 corkscrewinn.com

Empire Landmark Hotel Vancouver

1400 Robson Street 3.3 km from station 604.687.0511 empirelandmarkhotel.com

English Bay Inn

1968 Comox Street 5 km from station 604.683.8002 englishbayinn.com

Executive Hotel LeSoleil

657 Hornby Street 2.2 km from station 604.632.3000 hotellesoleil.com

Executive Hotel Vintage Park

1379 Howe Street 2.9 km from station 1.800.570.EXEC executivehotels.net

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Boulevard 124 km from station 604.938.8000 fairmont.com

Georgian Court Hotel 773 Beatty Street 1.5 km from station 604.682.5555 georgiancourthotel vancouver.com

Granville House B&B 5050 Granville Street 6.3 km from station 604.733.2963 granvillebb.com

Hotel Blue Horizon

1225 Robson Street 2.9 km from station 604.688.1411 bluehorizonhotel.com

The Kingston Hotel 757 Richards Street 2.1 km from station 604.684.9024


L'Hermitage Hotel

788 Richards Street 2 km from station 778.327.4100 lhermitagevancouver.com

The Landis Hotel & Suites 1200 Hornby Street 3 km from station 604.681.3555

The Burrard Hotel, Vanvouver.


The Listel Hotel

1300 Robson Street 3.1 km from station 604.684.7092 thelistelhotel.com

Loden Hotel

1177 Melville Street 3.4 km from station

877.225.6336 theloden.com

604.648.3713 stclairvancouver.com

Moda Hotel

Summit Lodge & Spa Whistler

900 Seymour Street 2.2 km from station 604.683.4251 modahotel.ca

OPUS Vancouver 322 Davie Street 2.2 km from station 604.642.6787 opushotel.com

Patricia Hotel

403 E. Hastings Street 1.2 km from station 604.255.4301 patriciahotel.ca

The Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel 1431 Robson Street 3.2 km from station 604.685.1301 rivieravancouver.com

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

801 W. Georgia Street 2.1 km from station 604.682.5566 rosewoodhotels.com

St. Clair Hotel-Hostel Summit Lodge & Spa, Vanvouver.


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4359 Main Street 3.2 km from station 604.932.2778 summitlodge.com

The Sylvia Hotel

1154 Gliford Street 4.3 km from station 604.681.9321 sylviahotel.com

A TreeHouse Bed and Breakfast 2490 W. 49th Avenue 9.1 km from station 604.266.2962 treehousebb.com

Victorian Hotel

514 Homer Street 1.7 km from station 604.681.6369 victorianhotel.ca

Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

845 Hornby Street 2.4 km from station 604.689.7777 wedgewoodhotel.com



Eat + Stay + Play

Aquatic Venture Salmon Fishing & Boat Charters 1510 Mariner Walk 4 km from station 778.882.FISH fishingchartervancouver. com Bau-Xi Gallery 3045 Granville Street 4.3 km from street 604.733.7011 bau-xi.com Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall 14.2 km from station 604.827.4955 beatymuseum.ubc.ca Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 3735 Capilano Road 10.7 km from station 604.985.7474 capbridge.com The Cross Decor & Design 1198 Homer Street 2.3 km from station 604.689.2900 thecrossdesign.com Cypress Mountain 6000 Cypress Bowl Road 18.7 km from station

604.926.5612 cypressmountain.com

604.856.6825 gvzoo.com

604.689.8447 kidsmarket.ca

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden 578 Carrall Street 1.2 km from station 604.662.3207 vancouverchinesegarden. com

Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Greene Way 14.4 from station 604.980.9311 grousemountain.com

Kurbatoff Gallery 2435 Granville Street 4.2 km from station 604.736.5444 kurbatoffgallery.com

Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 4th Avenue, Richmond 21 km from station 604.664.9009 gulfofgeorgiacannery.org

Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive 13 km from station 604.822.5087 moa.ubc.ca

Ecomarine Paddlesport Centres 1668 Duranleau Street 4.1 km from station 604.689.7575 ecomarine.com Granville Island 604.666.6655 granvilleisland.com Granville Island Toy Company 1496 Cartwright Street 4.3 km from station 604.684.0076 toycompany.ca

Harbour Cruises & Events 501 Denman Street 3.7 km from station 604.688.7246 boatcruises.com Ian Tan Gallery 2202 Granville Street 4 km from station 604.738.1077 iantangallery.com

Gravitypope footwear 2205 W. 4th Avenue 5.3 km from station 604.731.7673 gravitypope.com

Inform Interiors 50 Water Street 1.8 km from station 604.682.3868 informinteriors.com

Greater Vancouver Zoo 5048 264th Street 53.3 km from station

Kids Market 1496 Cartwright Street 4.3 km from station

Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut Street 4.8 km from station 604.736.4431 museumofvancouver.ca Northlands Golf Course 3400 Anne Macdonald Way 16.4 km from station 604.924.2950 golfnorthlands.com Pirate Adventures 1820 Mast Tower Road 4.1 km from station 604.754.7535 pirateadventures.ca Robson Street

604.669.8132 robsonstreet.ca Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay Street 3.6 km from station 604.684.7040 roeddehouse.org Rogers Arena 800 Griffiths Way 2 km from station 604.899.7400 rogersarena.com Science World at Telus World of Science 1455 Quebec Street 400 meters from station 604.443.7440 scienceworld.ca Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre 4584 Blackcomb Way 124 km from station slcc.ca Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street 2.3 km from station 604.662.4700 vanartgallery.bc.ca Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way 6.3 km from station 604.659.3400 vanaqua.org Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue 4.8 km from station 604.257.8300 vancouvermaritimemuseum.com Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 500-843 Seymour Street 2.1 km from station 604.876.3434 vancouversymphony.ca Whistler Blackcomb 4545 Blackcomb Way 124 km from station 1.800.766.0449 whistlerblackcomb.com Yaletown District 604.683.7473 yaletowninfo.com

Gravitypope, Vanvouver.


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Train Schedule North- & Southbound Time Tables

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1:22 p.m.

4:43 p.m.

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Some train schedules may be adjusted slightly in 2015 and 2016 to accommodate railroad construction projects that will result in improved Amtrak Cascades service beginning in 2017. To check the schedule, visit amtrakcascades.com. For details on the $800 million passenger rail improvement projects, visit wsdot.wa.gov/rail.


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Depot Spotlight

The history and architecture of our stations

Pacific Central Station Vancouver, BC Built in 1919 for the Canadian Northern Railway, Pacific Central Station acts as the western terminus of The Canadian and the northern terminus for Amtrak Cascades at the confluence of the Fraser and Pitt Rivers. The iconic Vancouver landmark was designed by Pratt and Ross Architects in Beaux-Arts style, a theatrical and heavily-ornamented classical style of the 19th Century. This style is seen in the exterior monumental arch and pediment above the main entrance, projecting corner pavilions, the symmetrical and tripartite vertical composition of the façade, engaged Doric columns, bracketed cornice and raised parapet. The classic detailing both inside and out characterize the building’s elegance, while the envelope of the building is built with locally-sourced granite, brick and andesite.

Clayton Perry

Union Station - Portland

Ron Reiring - licensed under wikimedia commons

Salem Station - Salem Located on the edge of downtown, Salem Station acts as a gateway to the state’s capitol. The Beaux-Arts structure was designed by Southern Pacific architect J.H. Christie and constructed by the Steinberger Brothers of Portland. The Salem Station that still stands today was opened in 1918 after the two previous depots had both burned down. The style is characterized by the masonry construction—one of 94

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five remaining masonry depots along the original Southern Pacific West Coast line. Large portal columns and grand, arched Roman windows decorate the outside of the building. The inside is dominated by a 1,500-square-foot waiting room. Decorative plasterwork, coved corner entries, period radiators, terrazzo marble floor patterns and a black marble ticket counter add the to the station’s elegance.

Portland was originally known as “the clearing” between Oregon City and Fort Vancouver, and in 1896, Union Station was constructed to facilitate a transportation hub for the growing metropolis. Now the station’s building, with its 150-foot clock tower centerpiece, is a regional landmark. Designed by Van Brunt & Howe in Romanesque and Queen Anne style, the

building has a graceful curve that faces downtown. The exterior is embellished with terra cotta and molded brick. The interior is grand and open with Italian marble floors and walls. In 1948, the signature neon signs reading “Go By Train” and “Union Station” in blue and gold were added to the four-sided Seth Thomas clock, a distinguishable characteristic of Portland’s cityscape.

Tim Labarge


Trivia & Games MEE

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Sam Trak Tell us the page on which you found Sam Trak in this issue of OnTrak and qualify to win a Sam Trak cap. Enter to win at ontrakmag.com/sam-trak. Must be 12 or younger to win.

Courtesy Oregon Zoo

Asian elephants belong to the largest family of mammals to roam the earth, weighing in at 6,000 to 13,000 pounds. In their native regions of southern and Southeast Asia, they live in thick jungles and grassy plains. In 2015, the Oregon Zoo will expand its Asian elephant exhibit from 1.5 acres to 6.25 acres, which is good news for the endangered giants. They will have access to meadows, forests, pools and mud wallows like they would have in the wild. Oregon Zoo’s new Elephant Lands exhibit will open this fall and costs $8.50 for kids ages 3-11, $11.50 for adults and $10 for seniors. Free admission for kids 2 and under.

Elephant Phacts

Train Trivia


Bamboo, fruit, leaves, roots, grasses, bark


Asian elephants are 7-10 feet tall. Courtesy University of Washington

This station was built circa 1885 in hopes of spurring the continued construction of the transcontinental railroad between New York City and Seattle. It now serves as a museum. Can you tell us in what city this depot lies? Go to ontrakmag.com/train-trivia to answer. We will select a winner every issue for OnTrak schwag. 96

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African elephants are 8-13 feet tall.


Used to communicate, touch, eat, drink, smell, lift heavy objects, even as a snorkel. For more Information visit oregonzoo.org

Courtesy Oregon Zoo


Take the train, take the whole family! On Amtrak Cascades, Seniors save 15% and Kids ages 2-12 travel for 50% off the adult fare. 速

Travel by train and experience the Pacific Northwest's stunning views like never before. Relax in spacious seats and enjoy delicious local food and beverages with friends and family as you visit such cities as Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Vancouver, B.C.

Book now at AmtrakCascades.com

Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Travelers 62 years of age and over are eligible to receive a 15% discount off the best available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains. Children ages 2 through 12 receive a 50% discount on most Amtrak rail fares, all year long, when accompanied by at least one person paying a regular adult rail fare. Up to two children's discounts are permitted in conjunction with each adult traveler. Discounts cannot be combined. Other restrictions may apply. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over. Amtrak and Amtrak Cascades are registered trademarks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Parting Shot

Mark Toal

The train in the photo is the famous 4449 Daylight Steam engine that is located at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland. photo by Mark Toal Send us your Parting Shot photo at OnTrakMag.com/parting


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oregonzoo.org 5 minutes west of downtown Portland off Hwy 26 Ride MAX Light Rail and receive $1.50 off zoo admission.

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