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VISITOR’S GUIDE Snoqualmie Valley 2018




A supplement to the Snoqualmie Valley Record




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Welcome to the Snoqualmie Valley

The Snoqualmie Valley really is a special place, with more to discover and explore than any one publication could cover. Look inside and discover your next destination, or maybe a handful of them. Whether it’s the amazing outdoor recreation, the vigorous farming community or the charming shops and restaurants that brings you here, we’re sure you’ll find your own something special about the Valley. To help you explore, we’ve got maps, URLS, phone numbers, local lore and more. Use these resources to start your adventure. Again, welcome, and enjoy.


5: Where to start; North Bend and Snoqualmie Visitors Centers 6: North Bend; Things to see, things to do

20-21: Calendar of Events 22: Elk in the Valley; where to see the resident herd

9: Farmers Markets; Food, music and fun all summer 12: Northwest Railway Museum; ride into history 13: Snoqualmie Falls; Breathtaking views 14: Historic Downtown Snoqualmie; Shop, eat, explore 18: Birdwatching wonders; , year-round

24: Fall City; Artsy at home on the river

19: Snoqualmie Valley Trail map; Connecting the Valley

30: Carnation; Visit the farm, soak in smalltown vibes

26: Golf Courses; Take a swing at local public courses 27: Let us entertain you; Live theater and legendary performers 28: Dog Parks; Take your dog on vacation, on or off-leash

31: Camlann Medieval Village; Step into 1736 England 32: Valley Farms; Pick your own berries, pet the animals 33: Find yourself in the real Twin Peaks 34: Snoqualmie Ridge; Neighborhood makes its own fun 36: Restaurants; Burgers, steaks, ethnic and international food at every price point. 37-38: Wine & Beer: Wineries and Brewers in the Valley

Photos: Cover -The Snoqualmie Falls during its Golden Hour, June 2017; This page: The Snoqualmie River at Hwy 202 Bridge above Falls at Sunset, August 2017 (Both photos taken by Don Dettrick, D. Min.)

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Experience the excitement of a real working railroad. See the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Ride a train to the top of Snoqualmie Falls! Shop the Depot Bookstore for unique gifts and books.

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Starting points

...when in Snoqualmie...

Snoqualmie Visitor Information Center & Art Gallery of SnoValley When exploring Snoqualmie, your first stop should be the Snoqualmie Visitor’s Center, located at 8130 SE Railroad Ave. It is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily through Labor Day. Fall hours will be the same through December, but the gallery will be closed on Mondays. Here, you’ll find options for the visitor as well as a busy art studio featuring classes and local artists. Ask for hints on local attractions, from sites of interest to Twin Peaks fans, to dining and shopping destinations, recreation areas and other local treasures. Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce representatives will also be working onsite at the Snoqualmie Falls observation area during the summer

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The Art Gallery of SnoValley at 8130 SE Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, will serve as the Snoqualmie visitors center starting Memorial Day weekend, through December.

season, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., interacting with Falls visitors.

...when in North Bend...

Visit www.artgalleryofsnovalley.com, or call (425) 213-9321.

North Bend Visitor Information Center & Mountain View Art Gallery The Visitors Information Center and Mountain View Art Gallery are operated by the North Bend Downtown Foundation. It’s a great place for those visiting the area to access information on local attractions and history. Year-round hours at the center are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday. The VIC is also the venue for small boutique events and local artists to show their art works within the Mountain View Art Gallery and Plaza. For more information, call (425) 292-0260, or find the North Bend Visitor Info Center and Mountain View Art Gallery on Facebook. Perched on Bendigo Boulevard at the gateway to the city, the North Bend Visitor Information Center features local information and local artists in rotating shows, in one convenient stop.

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Things to see...

North Bend

Whether it’s shopping at the city’s outlet mails (www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/north-bend), visiting Twede’s Cafe (www.twedescafe.com) and other “Twin Peaks” TV landmarks, live jazz (www.jazzclubsnw.org) performed most nights in the Spring or the mountains that brings you to North Bend, you’ll find more than enough to complete your day in this city of 6,700 people. Discover hidden gems in the downtown shops, some of them local or regional landmarks like the restored North Bend Theatre (www.northbendtheatre.com) or the Si View Community Center (www.siviewpark.org), added in 2015 to the National Register of Historic Places. Spend a fascinating afternoon going through old photos and newspapers at the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum any time of year.

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SPRING 1. North Bend Premium Outlets, 461 South Fork Ave SW 2. North Bend Theatre, 125 Bendigo Blvd N 3. Valley Center Stage, 119 W North Bend Way 4. Si View Community Center, 400 SE Orchard Dr 5. Snoq. Valley Historical Museum, 320 Bendigo Blvd S 6. North Bend Library, 115 E 4th St 7. North Bend Railroad Depot, 205 McClellan St 8. Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave S 9. Twede’s Cafe, 137 W North Bend Way 10. Wildflower Wine Shop, 112 W 2nd St, Ste B



Get outside, bike, kayak or hike and explore. Catch a ride to a trailhead from Compass Outdoor Adventures, or catch a train at the North Bend Depot. The Jazz Walk is an annual night of live music in more than 20 venues, in April.

SUMMER Give rock-climbing a try at the climbing rock in Torguson Park then hit the trail to try the real thing. Celebrate summer at the Downtown Block Party in July or the hometown favorite Festival at Mount Si, in August at Si View Park.


The annual Blues Walk in September brings hundreds of live bluesmen and -women into downtown. In November, the North Bend Theatre hosts its own winter film festival, leading up to the international Banff Film Festival.

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Find your farmers

Summertime brings out the best in local food and family fun in area farmers markets


he best of the Valley, from live entertainment, fresh food and produce to unique gifts can be found Tuesday and Thursday evenings at both ends of the Valley.

North Bend Farmers Market

The North Bend Farmers Market is a summertime tradition, celebrating its 13th year at Si View Park, 400 SE Orchard Drive. The weekly market is open Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m., June 7 through Sept. 6, offering fresh produce, berries, honey, flowers, botanicals, baked goods, seasoning mixes, organic teas and hand-crafted items from art prints to yard décor, and prepared foods including wood-fired pizza, Bedouin style kabobs, Asian foods, shaved ice, kettle corn and Belgian waffles. A much-loved part of the market, the summer concert series features local musicians in free concerts at the park’s picnic shelter, starting at 6 p.m. June through August, 5:30 p.m. in September. All concerts are free. Bring the family, lawn chairs or a picnic blanket, meet friends and enjoy great summer tunes at the park. For the full farmers market schedule, visit www.siviewpark.org/ farmers-market.phtml.

Carnation Farmers Market In the lower Valley, the long-standing Tuesday Carnation Farmers Market kicks off every season with the popular Maypole dance, plus live music and special events. It’s a food-and-farm only market, so you’ll find plants, produce and wonderfully unique goods produced by local artisans. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, May through October, in downtown Carnation. Visit www.carnationfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Housed under a majestic timber-frame structure designed, milled and hand-crafted by local artisans, the Carnation Farmers Market is sponsored by Sno Valley Tilth and operates in partnership with the city of Carnation. Just what’s all the buzz about local food? For most folks, fresh, locally grown food simply tastes better than food picked and shipped thousands of miles. But it’s really about much more than that. Local farms help preserve open space, build local economies, and nurture the genetic diversity of our foods. In addition, many farmers are staunch supporters of the environment, spending time and money planting stream buffers, changing fertilizer habits to decrease run-off, encouraging the reintroduction of native species, and restoring salmon streams.

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Above: The North Bend Farmers Market, opening Thursday, June 7, features a wide selection of produce and baked goods, plus hand-crafted items such as soy candles and jewelry. Below: Carnation Farmers Market puts on a children’s Maypole dance for opening day festivities.

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Ride into history

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Steam trains are running at the Northwest Railway Museum on special weekends, thanks to the museum’s steam restoration program.

Where in the region can you ride in a living history exhibit? At the Northwest Railway Museum, with historic depots in Snoqualmie and North Bend, plus a history campus in between. Train rides start in early April and continue on weekends through October, and as always, the museum offers more than just a train ride experience to visitors and rail fans. Nearly all regular train excursions, approximately two hours long, include a stop at the Railway History Campus, with the Train Shed Exhibit Building housing much of the museum’s rolling stock, part of the railroading history of the Pacific Northwest. For an in-depth look into this history, docent-led premier tours of the Snoqualmie Depot are available by reservation Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance. These small, personally led tours include a visit to the historic 1890 Snoqualmie Depot, a shop floor visit to the Conservation and Restoration Center to see the work going on in that unique facility and a tour of the Train Shed. There are also many cars on display along the Heritage Trail, a walking path along the train rails from the Snoqualmie Depot to Snoqualmie Parkway. The historic and Spellman-award winning Snoqualmie Depot is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Nothing brings more excitement to the museum, though, than the sell-out Day Out with Thomas, two weekends in July. Learn more about the Northwest Railway Museum at www. trainmuseum.org.

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Snoqualmie Falls

Every year, more than 1 million people flock to Snoqualmie Falls. Just a short walk from a busy highway, visitors can take in the dramatic vista of cliff walls and falling water, hear the mighty 268-foot cataract and feel the spray of its mists.

Visit the Falls Snoqualmie Falls is accessible from two public parking lots just off State Route 202 about a half-mile northwest of downtown Snoqualmie. Travelers on Interstate 90 can access S.R. 202 from exit 25, by traveling on Snoqualmie Parkway north over Snoqualmie Ridge, or take the historic loop through downtown Snoqualmie via exit 27, eastbound. Park in the large, free lot across the road from the park and take the pedestrian skybridge across, or spring for one of the paid parking spots near the gift shop.

What to do? There’s more to do at the Falls than getting soaked by the spray. Hike a trail, watch for wildlife, picnic on the visitors center’s grounds. Visit the landmark Salish Lodge and make dinner or spa reservations. Hike down to the lower viewpoint from the new hiking trail and boardwalk. Or try to spot the nesting peregrine falcons on the rock faces. Snoqualmie Falls is home to a family of peregrine falcons. Try to spot them on their perches. Above: Photo courtesy of Snoqualmie Falls Facebook page; Others: Valley Record file photos

Above: A 268 foot cascade of boiling water, Snoqualmie Falls attracts more than 1 million visitors each year. This photo was taken in 2015 by a tourist. Below: The Puget Sound Energy Museum, open during summers, gives visitors the history of the engineering feat that created the power plant. Inset: A plant turbine on display at the museum dwarfs visitors.

Secrets of the Falls Snoqualmie Falls holds secrets beneath its waters. A century ago, workers bored tunnels beneath the bedrock and built one of the nation’s first hydroelectric power plants. Puget Sound Energy completed a huge retrofit of the power plant and surrounding grounds and opened the Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum in 2013. Learn about the legacy of the hydroelectric project through a free tour housed. The museum opens May 27 and will be open through Labor Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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No trip to Snoqualmie is complete without a trip to Snoqualmie Falls, and from there, it’s short trip into historic downtown for lunch, shopping, 4 3 and even some art to take home or create yourself at the Art Gallery of SnoValley, which is also 1 the city’s visitor center. Take a trip into history aboard one of the Northwest Railway Museum’s renovated train cars (www.trainmuseum.org), or 2 walk the museum’s Heritage Trail of rolling stock. 6 Visit the Valley veterans memorial, just outside the American Legion Hall, across the street from Snoqualmie City Hall. The monument honors soldiers from the area, including towns that no longer exist, who served in all past U.S. wars. Snoqualmie is the new town that sprung up from the old mill town of Snoqualmie Falls, just down the road, so history is revered here in buildings such as the Woodman Lodge (woodmanlodge. com) and Carmichaels True Value on Falls Avenue. The Snoqualmie Valley School District operates district offices in the original Trains start running Don’t miss Day Snoqualmie High School building.

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from the Northwest Railway Museum every April. Hop on board for a trip to the Falls and stunning views of the Valley, or get out into the woods for some outdoor adventure.

Out with Thomas in July. Celebrate the city’s heritage in August, at the three-day Railroad Days event. Late summer brings hundreds or reenactors to Meadowbrook Farm, for a Civil War battle.

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Birdwatching Wonders By Tina Blade Contributing Writer There are as many reasons to turn your attention to the Snoqualmie River Valley’s birds as there are birds to see here. With its varied habitats of farmlands, forests, and wetlands, the Valley is a prime location for a variety of birds throughout the year. One beautiful example is the Bullock’s Oriole. As you walk the Snoqualmie Valley Trail near Stillwater on a summer morning, you hear it first—a series of raspy calls and descending whistles coming from high in the cottonwood canopy. Following the sound, you look up, and catch a flash of flame-orange and black among the leaves. Then you see it, the male Bullock’s Oriole bringing an insect to the woven pouch of nest that hangs from a branch high above the trail. Besides the Bullock’s Oriole, you might see Yellow and Wilson’s Warblers, the sky-blue Lazuli Bunting, Rufous Hummingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and the diminutive Common Yellowthroat in his bright yellow bib and black mask. You are more likely to hear than see the shy Swainson’s Thrush. Russet brown with a delicately spotted breast, it blends perfectly into the woodland shadows. Many of these birds are neotropical migrants that winter in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, then fly north to mate, nest, and raise their young. You know it’s spring when you begin to hear them setting up and defending their territories in places like Rattlesnake Lake, Three Rivers Natural Area, Carnation Marsh Natural Area, Tolt-McDonald Park, the Stillwater Unit of the Snoqualmie Wildlife Area, and the farm fields and forests from North Bend to Monroe.

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Above: The Spotted Towhee is commonly found on the Pacific Northwest coast and throughout the Cascades, year round. Below: A male Pileated Woodpecker excavates a nest hole in a snag beside the trail at the Stillwater Unit of the Snoqualmie Valley Wildlife Area

Winter watching

Sikes Lake, Chinook Bend Natural Area and Carnation Farm Road are all prime locations for winter birding. And thankfully, when the temperatures drop, much of this can be done from the car. On a winter’s-day drive through the Valley, you can find flocks of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and wintering ducks in local pastures and ponds. You can also see year-round and wintering raptors, including Roughlegged and Red-tailed Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Bald Eagles, and even the occasional Golden Eagle perched on wires, power poles, and snags along the road. In wooded habitats, you can hear the high, sweet calls of Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets flitting in the branches above. In the understory, the delicate song of the Pacific Wren spirals upward, almost out of the range of human hearing. And the taps of woodpeckers are ubiquitous. It’s important to remember that birds are not “on-demand” performers. To see them requires the time, focus, and patience to go where they might be, then allow whatever is present to reveal itself to you. Indeed, you might find that letting go of everyday concerns and tuning into

the bit of wildness around you can be its own reward. There’s also an undeniable thrill when your diligence pays off and you finally catch sight of a beautiful songbird carefully tending its young. Or an eagle who’s been sitting high in tall snag suddenly swooping down from its perch, grazing the surface of a lake, then rising with a freshly caught fish in its talons. This article is based on the author’s personal experiences birding in the Valley and information from A Birder’s Guide to Washington, 2nd Edition (2015), Jane Hadley, ed.

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Events Calendar Calendar

There is always something happening somewhere in the Valley. Mark your calendar with the following special events.


Monthly: Sallal Grange hosts contra dances on the third Friday of each month, open mic night on the first Friday of the month, and a community game night on the fourth Friday For schedule, visit www.sallalgrange.org

June Bike Rodeo: Snoqualmie Police host the annual bike safety rodeo in both Snoqualmie and North Bend in early June. Learn more at www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us Fall City Days: Start the summer at Fall City Days, the second Saturday in June, with a fun run and parade, rubber Duck Derby, watermeloneating contest, and live music. Visit festivalnet.com/7631/ Fall- Cit y-Washington/ Festivals/Fall-City-Day North Bend Farmer’s Market: Come to Si View Park for a farmers market and life music, 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June through September at Si View Park. Visit www.siview. park.org

July Fourth of July: Celebrate America’s birthday, Carnation style, with a hometown parade, fun run strawberry shortcake and fireworks. Visit www.carnation4th.org OR, spend the day on Snoqualmie Ridge with a parade and events at Snoqualmie Community Park. Thomas the Tank: Thomas the Tank Engine visits Snoqualmie at Northwest Railway Museum’s Snoqualmie Depot, July 13 to 15 and 20 to 22. Locals, get a $2 discount when you buy your tickets at the depot. Relay for Life: Join the fight against cancer the second Saturday in July at North Bend’s Torguson Park. Learn more at http://main. acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_ id=86820&pg=entry Downtown Block Party: North Bend’s Block Party features two stages of live music, activities and a car show, each year in mid-July. Twin Peaks Festival: “Twin Peaks” was filmed primarily in North Bend and Snoqualmie, so the annual Twin Peaks Festival returns here every year in late July or early August. Visit http://www. twinpeaksfest.com

August Festival at Mount Si: The Festival, the second weekend of August, is a three-day

festival with parade, live music, performances, contests and games For more information and a full list of the events, visit w w w.fe stivalatmtsi.org Snoqualmie Railroad Days: More

than seven decades of local tradition and railroad heritage are behind Snoqualmie’s Railroad Days, the third weekend of August. For the full details, visit www.railroaddays.com Paint Out: Painters take their easels into the open air at the annual Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out during Railroad Days. Visit www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us Boeing Classic: Top pro golfers on the PGA Champions Tour compete for a $2 million purse at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge., the third week in August Get tickets at w w w. b o e i n g c l a s s i c . c o m Battle of Snoqualmie: The Washington Civil War Association presents historic re-enactments for two days, on the fourth weekend in August. Hear the crash and boom of the artillery. Feel the weight of the packs that the soldiers carried. Meet the fine ladies in their gorgeous dresses. Learn more at http://battleofsnoqualmie.com

September North Bend Blues Walk: Downtown North Bend venues host blues legends and local talent in a pedestrian festival, the fourth weekend of September. Visit www. northbendblueswalk.com

Sept. (continued) Snoqualmie Valley Block Party: Snoqualmie Ridge hosts a block party for the whole Snoqualmie Valley, with bands, kids games and demos, around the middle of the month. Find Snoqualmie Valley Block Party on Facebook for more information.


Halloween at Si View: Si View Community Center is home to the full spectrum of Halloween celebration, from the silly—pick a floating pumpkin from the Si View patch — to the spooky harvest carnival celebration, to the downright scary haunted house. Learn more at www.siviewpark.org

Annual Snoqualmie Valley Visitor’s Guide | 21 Mountain Film Series: Starting in early October, North Bend Theatre, downtown North Bend, shows films from its annual Mountain outdoor series each Sunday afternoon, through December. Visit http://northbendtheatre. com for a full schedule Snoqualmie Holiday Festival: Snoqualmie celebrates the holidays the weekend following Thanksgiving with a community gathering in Gazebo Park, decked out with lights, music and a visit from Santa


Tree Lightings: Community Christmas celebrations happen in Fall City and North Bend, the first weekend of December.

Night on a Dark Trail: Spooky, entertaining Halloween trail walk at Snoqualmie Ridge is for youth, teens and adults. Visit www.nightonadarktrail. weebly.com for tickets and information.

Fall City’s festival includes a holiday arts market at Chief Kanim Middle School, choir concert at Fall City Elementary and, the lighting of the plum trees along S.R. 202, followed by Santa’s arrival and a bonfire and refreshments in the Arts Park.

October to November

In North Bend, the festivities start right after the Mount Si Senior Center’s Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy refreshments, performances by local youth, and cheer for Santa’s arrival.

Live theater: Valley Center Stage featured a community theater production of “The Death Trap,” this past May to close out its season. The new season starts in October. Visit www.valleycenterstage.org

Banff Film Festival: North Bend Theatre hosts the Banff Film Festival, a renowned screening of the best mountain and outdoor recreation oriented films in the world. For details, visit www. nor t hbe nd t hea t re.com

Santa Train: Ride the train with Santa, starting Thanksgiving weekend. Learn more at www. trainmuseum.org Holiday Bazaar: Buy holiday gifts and enjoy a full day of entertainment by local young talent. The bazaar features hand-crafted goods, carolers, and the Si View dance program.

April Train rides: Northwest Railway Museum starts its season of weekend train rides on the first Saturday in April and run every weekend through October. Arbor Day: Snoqualmie celebrates National Arbor Day, at Snoqualmie Community Park. North Bend Jazz Walk: This jazz festival in historic Downtown North Bend features 14 venues supporting regional artists. Visit www.northbendjazzwalk. com

May Go Fish: Mount Si Fish and Game Club hosts its annual free Kids Fishing Derby starting at sunrise on the first Saturday in May, at the ponds at the Snoqualmie Police Station. Fun Run: Cinco de Mayo Half-marathon and 8K fun runs are the first Saturday in May. Learn more at www. runsnoqualmie.com

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Elk in the Valley Snoqualmie Valley, particularly Meadowbrook Farm, located between North Bend and Snoqualmie, is home to a large, healthy herd of elk, estimated at more than 500 in population. The animals are protected on most public and private land, and by a hard-working group of volunteers in the Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group. Elk in the Valley are descended from a group of Rocky Mountain Elk, imported to the area in 1913. They are ruminants, eating mainly grasses, berries and young cedar treetops. Early morning and late evening are generally the best times to view elk — from a distance. Although they call the Valley home, the elk remain wild animals, and can be aggressive, particularly in June during calving season and in the fall’s mating season. Many days, you can view the elk from your car, as they graze the fields around Meadowbrook Farm. Try this route, skirting about 2,000 acres of open space, for viewing elk: From the North Bend Tourist Information Center, head west to S.R. 202, on the way to Snoqualmie. After crossing the South Fork of

Viewing Elk (from http://wdfw.wa.gov) • Elk are primarily crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk); early morning and late evening are best times to observe them.

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Top: Two bull elk face off on a foggy morning in 2016 on Meadowbrook Farm, in this photo by Danny Raphael. Above: Traffic backs up on S.R. 203 when elk cross the highway. Cars are the worst predator elk face in the area; roughly 50 animals each year are killed after being hit by cars.

the Snoqualmie River, turn right onto Boalch Avenue and follow it to the four-way stop at Meadowbrook Way Southeast. Turn right at the stop and cross the one-lane Meadowbrook Bridge. Continue on Meadowbrook Way as it turns into Southeast Reinig

Road, and continue to 428th Avenue Southeast. Turn right on 428th and wind your way back into North Bend. Or, take a small detour to look for mountain goats on Mount Si: Turn right onto Southeast 92nd Street, and go a quarter-mile, then pull over to have a look.

• When temperatures are mild, elk may be observed feeding in short bouts throughout the day. When not hunted, elk adapt well to humans and find lawns and golf courses excellent places to graze. • A good time of year to observe elk is in fall. In late September and October, bulls are battling over females and are not as concerned about being seen. • The best way to view wild elk is to find a meadow, or other open grassland they have been using and to wait quietly nearby. • In winter, look for pits dug in snow where elk have been pawing for food, or for crisscrossing tracks in the snow typical of foraging elk.

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Things to see ... Home to iconic landmarks Fall City is a busy and beloved community along the Snoqualmie River, near the confluence with the Raging River. Farms and trails surround the town, where people say “If you’re lucky enough to live in Fall City, you’re lucky enough.”

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Tour historic landmarks like the Fall City Masonic Lodge or the hop shed in Fall City Community Park (www.fallcity.org/historical). Take the kids to meet the animals at Baxter Barn (www.baxterbarn.org). If you just want a leisurely float down the Snoqualmie River, put in at the Plum Boat Launch, take out when you reach downtown, or just go to Fall City Floating (www. fallcityfloating.com) and let them get you there. The unincorporated town enjoys a thriving arts community; check out the colorful corner that is the Fall City Arts Park downtown (www. fallcityarts.com), take in a show at the outdoor Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater (www. foresttheater.org) or stop at the Raging River Cafe (www.theragingrivercafeclub.com) for live music, most nights. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl Fall City Park, 4099 Fall City-Carnation Rd SE Raging River Cafe, 33723 Redmond-Fall City Rd Fall City Fire Dept. (Fire Dist. 27) 98024, 4301 334th Pl SE Tubing take-out, 33700 block of Redmond-Fall City Rd SE Farmhouse Market, 33521 Redmond-Fall City Rd SE Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl SE, Fall City Fall City Hop Shed at Fall City Community Park






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Find a local farm and watch food grow, or coo to the baby animals. Any time of year is a good time for golfing in Fall City, which boasts two spectacularly scenic courses, Mount Si and Twin Falls.

SUMMER Fall City Day, a traditional festival with parade and rubber ducky derby is the start of summer. Watch the hometown semipro Northwest Honkers baseball team at Fall City Park all season.


Meet artists in their studios in the Snoqualmie River arts tour. Find more art downtown and in December, count down to the tree lighting —for the many plum trees along the river and S.R. 202.

Fall City Duck Derby 2016 - Valley Record Staff Photo

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The Blue Heron Golf Course in Carnation

Going to the greens Whoever said that golf was “a good walk spoiled� probably never tried the game here. The Snoqualmie Valley is home to a number of public and private courses. Play amid spectacular scenery in every city in the Valley:

North Bend Cascade Golf Course 14303 436th Avenue SE North Bend, WA 98045-9666 (425) 888-4653 http://www.cascadegolfcourse.com Cascade Golf Course is a nine-hole public course, offering play for all levels, from beginners to experienced golfers. Games usually take about two hours for nine holes, four hours for a full 18. Play takes a little longer if you stop to admire the elk herd that occasionally passes through the scenic course.

Fall City Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course 35109 Southeast Fish Hatchery Road Fall City, WA 98024-8601 (425) 441-8049 www.snoqualmiefallsgolf.com This 18-hole course has some of the best conditions in the Valley. Great for all ages, the course is guaranteed to stay green all summer. Twin Rivers Golf Course 4446 Preston Fall City Road Southeast Fall City, WA 98024-5707 (425) 222-7575 www.twinriversgolfcourse.com This advanced 18-hole course offers not only a great game, but players will also enjoy its natural surroundings. Post-game, enjoy a great view of Mount Si on the back deck.


Blue Heron Golf Course 1810 W Snoqualmie River Road NE Carnation, WA 98014-8102 (425) 333-5015 http://theblueherongolf.com Formerly the Carnation Golf Course, this iconic local landmark, renovated by

avid golfers, provides an enjoyable golfing experience. Try out the well-maintained fairways and manicured greens. Or sit back and relax at the Blue Heron Bar & Grill.

Snoqualmie Mount Si Golf Course 9010 Boalch Avenue SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 (425) 391-4926 www.mtsigolf.com A 27-hole golf course, Mount Si offers the usual 18 holes plus a nine hole pitchand-putt course. Players are all ages on this classic woodland golf course, featuring views of Mount Si in every part of the course. Valley Record readers named it the Best Golf Course in 2017.

Private Clubs The Snoqualmie Valley scenery has also become home to several private golf clubs, such as the Jack Nicklausdesigned PGA course on Snoqualmie Ridge. Learn more about the golf course at www.clubatsnoqualmieridge.com.

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Live theater lives in the Valley The Snoqualmie Valley is home to live theater all year long, with North Bend’s Valley Center Stage and Fall City’s Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater.

Valley Center Stage Valley Center Stage is an all-volunteer run community theater producing live theater in North Bend since 2003. The organization aims to build community through the arts and strives to be welcoming to new actors, volunteers and audience members alike. Producing an eclectic selection of plays from contemporary to classic, original works to familiar titles, the theater company seeks to engage the audience in shows

that entertain, and make people laugh, think and feel. Recent productions include “Open House” and “Death Trap.” Valley Center Stage is located in a cozy, handicappedaccessible space at 119 North Bend Way, North Bend (on the second floor of the Mason Lodge). Visit www.valleycenter stage.org for information.

Snoqualmie Fall Forest Theater The outdoor family-oriented theater venue is surrounded by 95 undeveloped acres of woods, meadows and streams, with a picturesque view of Snoqualmie Falls within a five minute

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“Open House” showed at Valley Center Stage in March 2018.

walk of the parking area. The land provides the setting for theater productions, while the shows provide funding for stewardship and maintenance of the land, providing a refuge for wildlife displaced

by urban development, as well as providing outdoor recreational opportunities for members and guests. For more information visit www.foresttheater.org.

See the stars in Snoqualmie CONCERT LINEUP LoverBoy

Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

Ann Wilson of Heart Friday, July 6 at 8 p.m.

Air Supply

Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m.

Trace Adkins

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Ann Wilson of Heart plays the Snoqualmie Casino on July 16

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slot machines and a five-table poker room. The casino also plays host to some of the biggest names in music and comedy, with a much-anticipated sum-

mer concert schedule at its breathtaking Mountain View Plaza. See a partial schedule, right. For the full schedule and tickets, visit the website, www.snocasino.com.

Roger Hodgson: The voice of Supertramp Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m

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Dog Days Visitors to the Snoqualmie Valley don’t have to leave their canine companions behind. The Valley includes a number of trails that allow leashed dogs to roam with their masters, plus a couple of off-leash or dog-friendly parks. Take your dog on the trail or let them romp at these dog-friendly venues:

Three Forks Dog Park

39912 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie

With an open meadow giving all dogs free range to run and play, Three Forks Off Leash Dog Park, loAbove: The Snoqualmie Valley Pet Food Bank hosts an annual doggie egg hunt at Three Forks Dog Park. cated in the Three Forks Natural Area File Photo Below: A dog enjoys the sun in Three Forks Dog Park. Courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie in Snoqualmie, is both owner- and dog-friendly. There are eight acres of open space for dogs, picnic tables for visitors, water, and access to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Clean-up bags are available.

Iron Horse Trail and State Park

150 Lake Eastern State Park Road, North Bend

Miles of trails await you and your pooch pal at Iron Horse State Park. Clip on the leash and get ready to walk or run in the 1,600-acre park, lined with more than 100 miles of trails built on old railway lines. The former railroad turned public recreation corridor gives visitors the time to enjoy spectacular scenery, bird watching and wildlife. It is supported by Railsto-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization working to build a network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.

Rattlesnake Lake

19901 Cedar Falls Road SE North Bend

Views, hikes, and a brilliant blue lake are only the beginning at this popular park a short drive from Seattle. Bring leashed four-legged friends on one of the many trails around the lake, or up the steep hike to Rattlesnake Ledge for a panoramic 270-degree view.

Tolt-MacDonald Park

31020 NE 40th Street, Carnation

Don’t leave canine friends behind when you picnic in the 574-acre Tolt-MacDonald Park. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park and on the 500-foot suspension bridge that crosses the Snoqualmie River and provides views of the river and Cascade foothills. For a chance to stretch your legs, follow the trail past the ball fields to Carnation’s home-grown off-leash park, eight acres of fenced-in grass that your dog will love.

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Things to see...

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Although it’s growing, Carnation still considers itself a 4 3 small farming community and farms are a big part of 1 life in the small town. Tractors can be found on Main Street most of the year, but especially during the Great Carnation Fourth of July parade, and opening day of the Carnation Farmers Market (carnationfarmersmarket. org) each spring is much anticipated. The city is surrounded by farms, including Remlinger (www.remlingerfarms.com), famed for its pies and family activity center and the Carnation Farm, “Home of 6 Contented Cows” decades ago, and community events 5 today (www.carnationfarms.org). Carnation also features one of the jewels in the King County Parks system, Tolt-MacDonald Park, with tent 7 and RV camping close to town, plus more exotic yurts 2 and container camping across the picturesque wooden footbridge that leads into the hundreds of acres of forested trails. Across the highway from Tolt-MacDonald Park is Fresh new veggies Get to Carnation another hidden gem, Carnation’s Valley Memorial appear in fields and early on the Fourth, Park, complete with trees, tennis courts and a skate at the Carnation then get out of your bowl. 1. Carnation Farmers Market, corner of Bird Street and Stossel Avenue 2. Carnation Fire Department, 3600 Tolt Ave 3. Carnation City Hall/Police Dept., 4621 Tolt Ave 4. Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave 5. Valley Memorial Park, 31999 Blanche St 6. Tolt-MacDonald Park, 31493 NE 40th St 7. Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave 8. Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave



Farmers Market. Browse the shops for everything from new tools and wools to vintage cars. Explore the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers.

car. The city closes the highway for the parade and street festival. Timber is in July, a familyfriendly music festival. Watch for the U-pick farm signs as you drive.


Pick your pumpkins at any number of local pumpkin farms and do the same for your Christmas trees come December. The Carnation Tree Farm, with a historic renovated barn, is a popular destination.

The old Tolt Hill Road Bridge over the Snoqualmie Rivier - Courtesy photo

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Life medieval

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Volunteers and patrons work together to weave in and out to make a May pole.

See, hear and taste the way of medieval life at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation Tucked in a forest off of Carnation’s Kelley Road Northeast, one need only pay a small fee to take a step back in time to the mid14th century. Villagers spring to life at Camlann Medieval Village, a living history museum that has weekend festivals once a month. In addition to seeing life as it was back then, patrons can opt for lunch or an evening meal at the Bors Hede Inne. Guests are treated to English cheeses, fruit or meat or vegetable pottage for lunch and a two-course meal for supper. The dinner dishes include everything from rastons (bread fortified with egg) to roast chicken in dragon’s blood sauce and buttered worts (lightly sautéed greens). The village offers unique storytelling and magic shows as well, plenty to keep children interested and entertained. Guests are also welcome to rent medieval clothing for the time they are at the village. President and founder Roger Shell said part of the reason the village exists is so the community can see where they came from. “We don’t want to go back to the 14th century, although there’s a lot of good things there, but if we take the good things from there and bring them into our lives, we can improve our lives,” he said. “You can have a garden, you can build your own house, you can have your own business and you can actually talk to people in person.” Camlann Medieval Village is open from 12-5 p.m. on weekends May through September and is located at 10230-10372 Kelly Road NE in Carnation. Admission is $5 for adults and $10 during festivals. Discounted admission is available for seniors and children. Children 5 years old and younger are free. For more information on Camlann Medieval Village, visit www. camlann.org.

A woman makes and sells flower crowns ($12) in addition to selling hand-made leather pouches and sacks ranging in size and price. Raechel Dawson/ Staff photo

Two girls assist a magician with his tricks.

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A day on the farm Come to the farm, there are plenty to see in the Valley. Whether you are looking for a u-pick, a they-pick or a CSA program, you will find many choices, plus animals to meet and maybe even feed.

First Light Farm

Carnation A six-acre organic farm in Carnation, First Light aims to be a welcoming place where families come to enjoy the beauty of the Valley, learn to harvest their own dinners, or grow their own vegetables. Produce and local honey are for sale at the farm stand and Soil to Supper members can harvest vegetables any day of the week. Visit www.upickseattle.com.

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Participants line up for a dance lesson as part of the Tilth Farm Faire at Jubilee Farm.

Remlinger Farms

Carnation Remlinger Farms is well known for its u-pick berries and pumpkins, park, picnics, and farmers market. Shop at the market, or pick your own produce while you’re there. Visit www.remlingerfarms.com.




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chickens, bunnies and a pig. Tour the 2.5-acre property, check out the historic barn. Visit www.baxterbarn.org.

Oxbow Farm

Carnation Oxbow is a 25-acre mixed vegetable, tree fruit and berry farm bordering an oxbow lake, hence the name. They’ve been farming and running CSA’s for 15 years. Visit the farm and explore the Children’s Garden. Pick up fresh produce at the farm stand or native plants at the farm’s nursery. Visit www.oxbow.org.

Jubilee Farm

Carnation Jubilee Farm sits between the Snoqualmie River and one of the most scenic drives in the state, West Snoqualmie River Road. Stop in during the spring or fall harvest tours, or bring the kids to pick out a pumpkin in fall. Visit www.jubileefarm.org.

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Find yourself in the real ‘Twin Peaks’ As the debut of the new “Twin Peaks” TV series approached last May, fan anticipation reached a fever pitch, 27 years after the show that turned the Snoqualmie Valley into a pop-culture icon of the Pacific Northwest. The hit show, which has spawned a culture of its own, drives consistent tourism from all over the world to Valley cities every year with an emphasis in the summer for the annual Twin Peaks Festival. But the series isn’t short of fans from within the Valley either. Twin Peaks is a strange and magical place that lives in the hearts and minds of fans across the world, but you have to believe in Twin Peaks to find it on the map. The fictional town in the cult television show is a blend of many places in the Snoqualmie Valley, and the greater Seattle area, where the original series was shot. Yet each Valley town lays claim to its own spot in the Twin Peaks geography. While Snoqualmie has the iconic Great Northern Hotel (Salish Lodge & Spa), the former site of the Twin Peaks sign and the Twin Peaks Sheriff ’s Department (DirtFish Rally School), North Bend is home to the revered Double R Diner (Twede’s Cafe, 137 W North Bend Way, North Bend) still famous for its cherry pie and coffee. To find The Roadhouse, just go to the Fall City Roadhouse (4200 Preston Fall City Rd, Fall City), a few miles down S.R. 202 from the Great Northern.

Crews change the Twede’s sign for the Twin Peaks series filming in 2015 - Courtesy photo

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Things to see... With a population of more than 13,000 and a third of that under the age of 18, Snoqualmie is a family-focused community, especially in the newest neighborhoods on Snoqualmie Ridge. The city has been one of the fastest growing communities in the state for two decades, and much of that growth, including two elementary schools, a new library, police and fire stations, hospital and YMCA community center, has occurred on the Ridge. Center Boulevard is aptly named, with a variety of restaurants, the library, and a huge community park at the end of the street. Although it’s part of the city of Snoqualmie, the Ridge also celebrates its own identity with a Snoqualmie Valley Block Party, Fourth of July festivities and Ridge-wide events organized by the Residential Owners Association. One thing that makes the master-planned neighborhoods here special is the proliferation of parks, more than 35 of them, plus maintained trails, hundreds of acres of open space and access to regional trails and outdoor recreation. The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge is the official “Home of the Boeing Classic,” the annual PGA Champions Tour. The city also has the distinction of having been named the “Greenest Town in Puget Sound” by PSE for resident participation in the Green Power program and installing solar panels on the Snoqualmie Community Center. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Snoqualmie Library, 38580 SE River St Snoqualmie Police Station, 34825 SE Douglas St Snoqualmie Community Park, 35018 SE Ridge St Gateway Gas & Deli, 8030 Douglas Ave SE Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35018 SE Ridge St

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Get up early and take the kids fishing at the Snoqualmie Police Department’s annual kids’ fishing derby in early May. Or capitalize on other people’s spring cleaning by shopping for treasures at the Snoqualmie Ridge community wide rummage sale.


Find movies and concerts all summer at Community Park. Bring the family to the July 4 parade or join the fun at the annual Tanner Jeans Bike Rodeo. In August, the PGA Champions Tour, makes a stop at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.


Better than a haunted house, this community event haunts the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Night on a Dark Trail features dozens of performers in a Halloween show with song-anddance numbers, a true plot, and full production value.

Snoqualmie Fireworks show 2016 - Valley Record File Photo

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8463 Maple Ave SE, Snoqualmie

For tasting hours and events: www.mtsiwinery.com


• Big Breakfasts • Large Lunches • 50 Burgers • Homestyle Dinners




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Where to Eat

The Valley has fare to fit every appetite, from upscale fast food found to fine dining , plus everything in between.

Snoqualmie The BindleStick

Coffee and beer., small menu of wild and wacky (but delicious) paninis 8010 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie | (425) 888-0259

café minee

Seattle, fresh bakeries made with quality ingredients, natural flavors and love 8150 Railroad Ave SE Ste B , Snoqualmie | (425) 223-9889

Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe

North Bend Il Paesano Ristorante Italiano A taste of Italy in the Valley 113 Bendigo Blvd N, North Bend | (425) 831-0099

The Iron Duck Public House

Big City tastes with a small town feel 101 W North Bend Way, North Bend | (425) 292-9146

The Riverbend Cafe, North Bend

Salish Lodge & Spa

Luxury resort and spa perched atop Snoqualmie Falls 6501 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie | (800) 272-5474

Sigillo Cellars, LLC

Local winery’s tasting room, serving a portfolio of Bordeaux and Rhône varietals. 8086 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie | (425) 292-0754

Snoqualmie Casino

The Snoqualmie Casino features a variety of restaurants. 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie | (425) 888-1234

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company

A brewery and taproom with outstanding beers, seasonal and special brews, pub food. 8032 Falls Ave, Snoqualmie | (425) 831-2357 (Taproom)

Snoqualmie Falls Candy Shoppe

An old-time candy shop with bulk and specialty candies, an ice cream parlor and café 8102 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie | (425) 292-0624

The Riverbend Cafe

Flavorful comfort food with fresh, local ingredients. 14303 436th Ave SE North Bend | (425) 888-6600

Wildflower Wine Shop

Dedicated to Washington wines, local, organic food 112 W 2nd Street, North Bend | (425) 292-0647

Fall City The Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn

Award-winning restaurant featuring fresh regional dishes, topped off by a small hotel. 4200 Preston Fall City Road SE, Fall City | (425) 222-4800

The Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn, Fall City

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The Snoqualmie Valley is not just a great place for beer, but for wine as well. Unique and stylish wineries are part of the Valley’s identity thanks to the efforts of Sigillo Cellars and Mount Si Winery in Snoqualmie, Convergence Zone Cellars and Pearl and Stone Wine Co in North Bend and William Grassie Wine Estates in Fall City.

Top: An employee bottles wine at Sigillo Cellars in Snoqualmie. Right: “Love Wine! Love Local!” at William Grassie Wine Estates in Fall City. Below: Pearl and Stone Wine Co. in North Bend. Bottom: Mount Si Winery in Snoqualmie.

With grapes grown in eastern Washington, Sigillo Cellars on Railroad Avenue, Snoqualmie, serves award-winning wines made just a few blocks away. Visit www.sigillocellars.com. At Mount Si Winery, artisan wine makers produce ultra-premium, microproduction commercial wines of fewer than 1,200 cases a year. Visit www.mtsiwinery.com. Family-owned and operated Convergence Zone Cellars use grapes for their wines from some of Washington’s best vineyards in the Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills and Columbia

Valley areas. Scott Greenberg, vints and blends the grapes into award-winning, small production, premium quality wines. Visit www.czcellars.com. Pearl and Stone Wine Co was born from the art of teaching, the joy of learning a nd the love of wine. The winery is a partnership of three families, deeply rooted in the Snoqualmie Valley, and brought together by three women with a commitment to quality elementary education. Visit www.pearlandstonewine.com. William Grassie Wine Estates is an intimate winery committed to producing premier Bordeaux style wines. Winemaker Bill Grassie’s passion for gardening led him to plant a vineyard on a bare patch of ground at his new property, which accelerated his efforts to become a winemaker. Visit www.wmgrassiewines.com.



Convergence Zone Cellars

Mount Si Winery

10808 428th Ave. SE, North Bend Scott Greenberg (425) 233-5638


William Grassie Wine Estates 35922 SE 46th St, Fall City William Grassie (425) 974-5808


8463 Maple Ave SE, Snoqualmie Tami Agnew (206) 992-6033


Pearl and Stone Wine Co. 43015 SE 114th Street, North Bend Rob Wesorick (425) 395-4011


Sigillo Cellars, LLC 8086 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie Mike Seal (425) 292-0754


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The Snoqualmie Valley is home to two local breweries, Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, making hand-crafted brews in downtown Snoqualmie since 1997, and No Boat Brewing Company, a recent addition to Snoqualmie Ridge, with a kid-and-dog friendly dining room. There’s also North Bend’s to-go style brewery, The Growler Station.

Find 13 brews on tap at the Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, along with their own root beer. The company has been in business for over 20 years.

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E., brews seven outstanding beers, plus a rotating selection of seasonal and special brews, including spruce tip, squash, molasses stout, cocoa pumpkin and fresh hop beer, using hops grown and harvested right here in Snoqualmie. Depending on the hop harvest last fall, the taproom also serves a local specialty, Meadowbrook Farm Ale, made from wild hops grown at historic Meadowbrook Farm. Their signature root beer is always on tap. The restaurant is open seven days week for lunch and dinner. Call the Taproom at (425) 831-2357; www.fallsbrew.com. No Boat, perched in the Snoqualmie Ridge business park, also features six “flagship” beers, including the musically inspired Snoqualmie Maybe pale ale, plus six seasonal taps, a cider, and for the under-age crowd, root beer from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the brewery, located at 35214 SE Center St., Snoqualmie, hosts a variety of food trucks. Find the schedule at http://noboatbrewing.com/#beer-and-food

Open for tastings on Saturdays from 12-6pm

(Check website for latest updates)

43015 SE 114th Street, North Bend, WA • 425-395-4011

www.pearlandstonewine.com • www.facebook.com/pearlandstonewine Double R Diner, Twin Peaks, 2014 - Valley Record File Photo

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