PNW Connection

Join us as we explore the fascinating people, places and things that captivate those who live, work and play in the Pacific Northwest -- or as we lovingly refer to as “The PNW”. Here, we team up with select PNW thought leaders to share some of our observations and insights about what makes the PNW so extraordinary.

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Looking for some food and drink events in Seattle this July? #KeepClam, we've got you covered! Check out the latest foodie happenings going on this month. 

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Summer is here and there's nothing better than taking a ferry out to the islands for a day trip. Check out some of our favorite destinations by ferry and sail away on these adventures! 

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It’s that time of year again… time for us to name our Teacher of the Year award winner! For the 16th consecutive year, we called on K-8 students to submit their favorite classroom leader to take home the official title of “Teacher of the Year.” Since its inception, hundreds of entries have poured in each year with heartwarming stories of inspirational educators around the state, and this year was no exception.

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The Fremont Fair is back again! Bright colors, extravagant costumes and festive parade floats will be adorning the streets in Fremont this weekend to honor the start of summer. Check out all the festivities happening during the summer solstice weekend.  

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Need some fish-piration on what to do for Father's Day this year? #KeepClam, we've got you covered! Whether dining with us or grilling some of our favorites, we're here to help celebrate dad. 

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Looking for some fish-piration on where to dine in Seattle? Check out our top 10 favorite food Instagrams you need to sea now! 

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Are you ready for June? So are we! Check out some of our favorite things to do during the month and Keep Clam, because the sun is out and summer is almost here! 

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Memorial Day is coming up and that means it’s time to heat up the grill, gather around with friends and enjoy some delicious (sea)food, and we can’t think of a better way to do so than with some of Ivar’s original, classic recipes! We like to think of these ones as some of our hidden gems of the sea, which also tends to be fresh, lighter fare for a taste of “summer.”

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It’s o-fish-ally here! Copper River salmon season has begun, meaning (in our opinion) the best salmon out there is now available at our full-service restaurants, including Ivar’s Acres of Clams on the Seattle Waterfront, Salmon House on North Lake Union and Mukilteo Landing on Possession Sound!

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Call it the kale of the sea: seaweed and kelp, the abundantly available, super nutritious marine vegetable. Supermarket retailer, Whole Foods, named seaweed part of its predicted healthy food trends list for 2019, and it’s no wonder: it’s packed with vitamins A, C, K, B-12 and minerals including calcium, iron, zinc and iodine. Not only are seaweeds vital to marine ecosystems (refuge, feeding and spawning for marine mammals as well as trapping sediment), they can also be sustainably harvested right here in the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed at home.

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