Washington Stores and Shopping

50% Off Pain-Relieving Orthotic Footwear at Good Feet

Spokane Location

$60 $30

Orthotic inserts endorsed by Bill Walton and Mary Lou Retton come in 25 styles & over 350 sizes; shoehorns, diabetic socks, & arch supports

50% Off Personal Vaporizers and Accessories

Parkland

$20 $10

Personal vaporizers and accessories; the first $5 of each kit sold goes to charity, including The Wounded Warrior Project

Up to 51% Off Wine-Making Class

Port Gardner Bay Winery

$90 $45

Local winemaker leads two-hour class exploring wines with lecture, equipment viewing, and wine tasting with appetizers

50% Off Footwear at Sole Solutions

Sole Solutions Shoe Store

$50 $25

Podiatrist-trained staff digitally scan feet to assess fit before matching them with comfy, supportive shoes by Brooks, Dansko, and Naot

42% Off RC Toys

Kennewick

$55 $32

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off at Ravishing Marketplace

Redmond

$20 $10

Colorful embroidered saris and eye-catching jewelry from a boutique with the aim of promoting women's artistry globally

$159 Toward Glasses at Colonial Optical

Totem Lake

$159 $79

Eyeglasses from designer brands including Ray-Ban, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Cole Haan

$6 for Collectibles and Gifts

Bremerton

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off at KRAVE!!

Lynnwood

$20 $10

E-cigarettes and accessories including atomizers and hand-blended e-juice flavors

50% Off Plants and Flowers at Rosedale Gardens

Gig Harbor

$30 $15

5-acre garden flaunts take-home flora such as flowering trees, shrubs, Japanese maples, annuals, and perennials

Half Off Children's Apparel and Accessories

Arnada

$20 $10

Consignment children's clothing in newborn size through size 16; new clothes by brands such as Mud Pie and Rock Baby

Half Off Toys and Games at Wishes

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Shelves teem with books, toys, and puzzles, as well as family and tabletop games, many priced under $30

50% Off Books

Battle Ground

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Tastings at Scatter Creek Winery

Tenino

$30 $15

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Sample the family-run winery’s reds, whites, and dessert wines, such as their award-winning dry gewurztraminer with hints of elderberry

55% Off Fine Jewelry

Enumclaw

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Comics and Collectibles at Comics Dungeon

Wallingford

$25 $12

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Comic-savvy staff stocks shelves with rare and hard-to-find comics, figures, and graphic novels in a shop voted one of Washington’s best

Half Off Charcuterie at Petunias Marketplace

Emerson Garfield

$16 $8

Italian cured meats pair with handmade artisan chocolates and flavorful red and white wines

50% Off Adult Movies and Toys at Hustler Hollywood

South End

$80 $40

Discover adult movie, toys, and lingerie at this sex-positive shop founded by the daughter of Hustler's Larry Flynt

The Body Shop – $15 for Skincare and Body Products

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Luxurious bath and body products, skincare, cruelty free make-up and more made with ingredients from 25 international fair-trade suppliers

45% Off Indian Clothing and Jewelry

Redmond

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

60% Off Women's Apparel at Blue Luna

Blue Luna

$50 $20

European-style dresses, T-shirts, and pants from labels such as Isabel De Pedro and Cop-Copine pair with jewelry from Swarovski

50% Off Children's Books, Games, and Toys

Lynnwood

$30 $15

Store proffers children's school and art supplies, literature for all ages, creative building play sets, and child-friendly board games

Half Off Women's Clothing at Peridot Boutique

Lower Queen Anne

$30 $15

Boutique stocks seasonal women's clothing from indie labels and local designers

49% Off

Fairwood

$41 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

52% Off Children's Clothing

North End

$50 $24

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Art Supplies at Daniel Smith Artist Materials

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints blend ancient and modern pigments; brushes, canvases, and palettes from renowned manufacturer

Half Off Art Supplies at Daniel Smith Artist Materials

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Watercolor, oil, and acrylic paints blend ancient and modern pigments; brushes, canvases, and palettes from renowned manufacturer

$50 for $200 Toward a Mattress

Spokane

$200 $50

Memory foam mattresses, gel pillow-top mattresses, inner-spring mattresses, and more

56% Off from American Shredding - Seattle

New Tacoma

$225 $99.99

Same-day shredding services uses identity-protecting destruction techniques

Up to 58% Off Fragrances

Multiple Locations

$95 $40

100 ml bottle of fragrance and CD, or perfume-making class with refreshments

53% Off Women's Clothing

North End

$40 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Tukwila

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 53% Off a Wine Tasting at Stomani Cellars

South Lake Union/Queen Anne District

$91 $43

A wine tasting at a family-run winery includes two take-home bottles

Up to 67% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot 

Lower Queen Anne

$300 $99.99

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Photo shoots include professional makeup and retouched prints with optional hairstyling

Select Local Merchants

It all began with a chowder competition. Shortly after Larry Mellum and his business partner opened Charlestown Street Cafe, pretty much everyone in the kitchen was convinced they had the ultimate chowder recipe. So they decided to put each version to the test. Every Friday, they let customers sample a different chowder recipe and gave them the final say in which one made it to the menu. The smooth-as-silk winner––a creation of one of the kitchen's line cooks––became so popular, people from all across Seattle would come to wait in line just for a taste. Inspired, the restaurant decided to take the recipe on the road, entering (and winning) chowder competitions up and down the West Coast. But the real victory happened 3,500 miles away in Newport, Road Island. There, Mellum and company's chowder took home the grand prize at the Great Chowder Cook Off––the first non-New England contender to do so in the competition's 20-year history. After taking home the grand prize three years in a row, and being inducted into the chowder hall-of-fame, the recipe officially retired from competition and now spends the majority of its time watching golf. When it's not in the kitchen, that is. Today at Pike Place Chowder, guests can taste that award-winning chowder––made using freshly picked vegetables and herbs from Pike Place Market––or sample one of seven other chowders, including a smoked salmon chowder, seared scallop chowder, and a vegan chowder. For those who hit their chowder limit, there's also dungeness crab rolls flavored with top-secret seasonings and fresh salads topped with Oregon Bay shrimp, while a second location in Pacific Place Center has earned a following for its made-to-order fish 'n chips, made with either Pacific cod or wild salmon.

1501 Pike Pl
Seattle,
WA
US

Founded in the Netherlands in 1999, Oil & Vinegar offers customers the chance to experience exciting new tastes. At the Spokane location, recently brought under new management and now veteran-owned, visitors choose from more than 40 “on tap” vinegar and olive-oil flavors that glow from within their suspended glass containers. The staff makes transporting purchases convenient by selling bottles onsite or filling bottles brought from home.

Condiments come in creative flavors, such as blood-orange grapeseed oil and hibiscus vinegar, and include standouts from Italy, Spain, Greece, France, South Africa, Morocco, USA, and even Japan. The list is almost as impressive as the number of Oil & Vinegar stores (more than 90) peppered across 13 countries. Guests can sample the oils and vinegars before committing, and stock their cupboards with the shop’s other offerings—appetizers, herbs and spices, pasta, and even serving dishes.

808 W Main Ave., Ste. 201
Spokane,
WA
US

Perry and Penny grew up together near Prosser, Washington in the 1970s, and were close friends throughout elementary school. More than 20 years later, the two rekindled their friendship but it wasn't all smooth sailing from the start. That year, Penny started making fortified blackberry wine, which Perry described as, "indescribably undrinkable." More than a little annoyed by this harsh judgment, Penny challenged Perry to do better. The result of this winemaking challenge was four cases of merlot that won a second-place ribbon among the amateur entrants at the Puyallup Fair. Stina's Cellars grew from this initial success, and over time production grew and grew, until finally the team was able to move into a small facility and officially open the winery for business in 2006.

At the winery, Perry and Penny—joined by helpful family and friends—make small batches of wine using grapes grown throughout eastern and western Washington. The type of wines they make changes frequently, but past bottles have included a dark and fruity syrah balanced by its bold tannic structure as well as an amber-hued roussane with hints of poached peaches and a pronounced nuttiness reminiscent of sherry. These wines appear on store shelves and restaurant menus throughout the region, but can also be sampled inside Stina's Cellars tasting room. Visitors are encouraged to stop in, try some samples, and attempt to guess which wine bottle contains a wish-granting genie.

4417 6th Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

Chef Peter Gallin had just constructed a custom grill, and was stoking its first fire with applewood harvested from a nearby orchard, when the idea struck him—the name for his Northwest-centric restaurant: Applewood. Though Chef Gallin's restaurant foregrounds its Northwest heritage, it also incorporates recipes gleaned from a childhood spent living in the Asian Pacific Rim with his anthropologist and sociologist parents, as well as French cuisine, and influences from years spent in New Mexico. He incorporates these varied culinary styles while avoiding traditional dishes, instead mingling flavors such as chipotle, lime, ginger, and orange into new incarnations.

Though he favors elegant food presentation when furnishing platters of roasted duck and northwest fish, Gallin uses only regular, relatable ingredients, which make his dishes approachable for all palates and untraceable by detectives. He brews all of the restaurant's soups in-house, designing up to six unique soups each week. West Coast wines, microbrews, and desserts made in-house complement his international appetizers and main courses. The focus on simplicity extends to the restaurant's decor: framed photographs hang above potted plants on rustic side tables, and long communal tables stand next to floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto deep pine forest. Behind a hardwood bar, flanked by exposed brick walls, hangs the giant, hammered steel apple that serves as the restaurant's emblem.

2005 SE 192nd Ave
Vancouver,
WA
US

Flung from the concert stage by the drummer of T-Rex, a single drumstick caught by eighth grader Donn Bennett began a lifelong passion for collecting rare and celebrity drum sets. He began selling and trading equipment from his home, and eventually his constantly expanding collection prompted him to open his own shop in 1977. Today, as recorded by King 5 Magazine, more than 50 signed snares hang from the store's ceiling above a show room circled by 15 sets previously used by drummers from bands such as Green Day, Aerosmith, Kansas, and Cheap Trick. Snares played by The Who's Keith Moon and Kiss' Peter Criss, a signed drumhead by The Beatles' Ringo Starr, and feline whiskers fashioned into drumsticks by Josie and the Pussycats round out Donn's extensive exhibit.

Along with the displayed celeb drums, Donn dispenses new and used drum gear to customers along with vintage snare parts and major-brand replacement parts for sets in need of repair. Stocked with two professional drum sets and a Roland electronic drum tutor, soundproof learning rooms shelter pupils and instructors during private 30- or 60-minute lessons for all skill levels. Along with annual rock camps and clinics, Donn's staff leads specialized classes in diverse drumming topics such as mastering the techniques of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham and the cymbal-smacking techniques of Animal from the Muppets.

13212 NE 16th St, Ste 7
Bellevue,
WA
US

With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.

10121 Evergreen Way
Everett,
WA
US