Voted Best Sports Bar by KREM, Heroes and Legends allows for supreme sports viewing, with more than 30 flat-screen TVs for absorption-by-eyeball and a plethora of pub fare to feed your undefeated stomach. Peruse Heroes' menu for hunger-quenching appetizers, such as 10 simmering homemade cream-cheese jalapeño poppers ($8.50). Heroes and Legends' burgers are composed of seven-ounce fresh-ground patties served on a cornmeal kaiser bun with a side of french fries (substitute soup or salad for $1.50 or onion rings for $2); the Black and Blue garnishes its grub with Cajun spices and sprinkles it with blue cheese crumbles ($9.75). Show an opposing fan how the Seahawks are going to obliterate his or her team by spectacularly intercepting his or her order of barbecue chicken pizza, topped with bacon, pineapple, red onion, mozzarella cheese, and diced tomatoes ($10.99 for 10" small, $17.99 for 15" large). For an adult beverage, Heroes and Legends' full bar serves up 24 beers on tap—one for each cycle in the Chinese solar year—including brews from Kokanee and Alaskan Brewing Co., as well as fruity margaritas and potent cocktails.
A grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the environment in the Inland Northwest, The Lands Council serves as a leading conservation voice in the region. In addition to protecting thousands of acres of public land—and thus helping preserve local forests and wildlife—The Lands Council funds Project SUSTAIN, an effort to provide local students with outdoor, hands-on learning activities.
Project SUSTAIN combines in-class lessons with field trips to teach students about forests, water, wildlife, and sustainability. Through this program, students have planted nearly 2,000 trees and potted more than 50 seedlings. For leader Kat Hall, the real joy of the project is seeing the direct effect on students as they plant trees along a waterway in the Saltese Uplands or build and race their own solar-powered mini cars.
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Spokane Riverkeeper and the region’s designated riverkeeper, Bart Mihailovich, work to protect and preserve the waters of the Spokane River. The organization educates the public on how to prevent damage to the local ecosystem and actively works to rehabilitate areas of the watershed that have deteriorated. Along with volunteers and interns, Bart conducts field research on the status of the water and plant life and organizes projects to remove pollution and rebuild the local habitat.
The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture preserves and illuminates an extensive collection of material about the Plateau Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest. Traditional textiles and carvings coexist with more than 10,000 photographs that document the indigenous culture. Historic regional paintings include works from Spokane's Works Progress Administration arts center, which created a vibrant space for artists in the depths of the Great Depression.
In addition to its staggering exhibits and regular collections, the museum immerses guests in turn-of-the-century culture with the Campbell House, which is nestled on the campus. Originally built by Idaho mine owner Amasa Campbell at the end of the 19th century, the neoclassical revival home designed by Kirtland K. Cutter provides a window into the life of a wealthy northwestern family at the turn of the century. A handsome Tudor façade welcomes visitors before they venture into the elegantly restored interior, which deftly mixes architectural styles with a French-style reception area, a Middle Eastern–style game room, and a library outfitted with an inglenook fireplace and an authentic steam-powered flat-screen TV.