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Join me weekly as I work my way through The Spokesman-Review book '100 Things To Do In Spokane Before You Die,' & explore all that makes the greater Spokane area uniquely wonderful.

From incredible arts venues & vibrant foodie offerings, to the Spokane Gun Club & numerous outdoor experiences, I will take you on an array of must try activities whether you're a lifelong resident or just considering moving to the area.


This newer neighborhood runs along the north bank of the Spokane River and offers magnificent views of the downtown skyline. So do most of the eaters, and you’ll find lots of tasty options. Consider thin-crust, wood-fired pizza on the patio at Vera, or beer or wine next door at Nectar. Central Foods offers entrees such a pan-seared Idaho trout, local lentils, and, at lunch, a killer Korean pork sandwich. Don’t forget to pick up a load of house-made, naturally leavened bread to go. Umi Kitchen and Sushi specializes in seafood, Japanese cuisine, and Asian-inspired craft cocktails. Park Lodge, open for dinner, specializes in Pacific Northwest fare with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Its shares a building with the mini-doughnut-and-coffee shop Hello Sugar and Indaba.


Keep in mind that since this book has been published, some of the neighborhood eateries have sadly closed in the midst of the pandemic. But my all time favorite Spokane sushi spot survives. Umi offers not only uniquely mouth watering dishes but equally delicious cocktails, all set with amazing views of the Spokane River. If you aren’t in the mood to dine-in, come down to Kendall Yards during their Night Market every Wednesday from 5-8pm. Its a great way to explore all the Kendall Yards has to offer!


Umi Kitchen and Sushi Bar
1309 W Summit Pkwy

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