All Things Fall As Follows

If summer must end, there’s only one way to find a silver lining. Plan for all things fall. Washington’s state capital region has things covered with tasting trip along the Thurston Bountiful Byway featuring craft producers (think: seasonal sips from Sandstone Distillery) along this 60-mile agritourism route. See sunflower fields, explore a corn maze or visit a Halloween Town. No pumpkin spice lattes here! It’s all things fall as follows.

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Erin Osborne
Bezel & Kiln To Open at Pacific Place

Bezel & Kiln, a new destination for personal and household adornment, arrives at Pacific Place next month. Located on the second floor adjacent to its sister store The Handmade Showroom, this 1,083 square foot pop-up concept features a highly curated collection of contemporary jewelry, meaningful accessories, and fine housewares crafted by independent artists and designers from all over the world.

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Erin Osborne
It's a Star Party on Whidbey Island

When summer rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, there is nothing quite like an experience on Seattle’s celebrated waterfront. Tourists and visitors alike flock to the area to take in the panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, and enjoy the area’s celebrated shops and restaurants. While the area has undergone a transformation with the SR 99 Tunnel, the waterfront’s eclectic food scene is also celebrating a new revival. This spring Pier 57 has launched a brand-new menu at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, Seattle’s beloved waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Seattle Great Wheel.

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Erin Osborne
A Three Pound Crab Feed for the Summer Bucket List

When summer rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, there is nothing quite like an experience on Seattle’s celebrated waterfront. Tourists and visitors alike flock to the area to take in the panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, and enjoy the area’s celebrated shops and restaurants. While the area has undergone a transformation with the SR 99 Tunnel, the waterfront’s eclectic food scene is also celebrating a new revival. This spring Pier 57 has launched a brand-new menu at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, Seattle’s beloved waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Seattle Great Wheel.

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Erin Osborne
Pier 57 Celebrates the Legacy of Seattle Seafood

When summer rolls around in the Pacific Northwest, there is nothing quite like an experience on Seattle’s celebrated waterfront. Tourists and visitors alike flock to the area to take in the panoramic views of Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, and enjoy the area’s celebrated shops and restaurants. While the area has undergone a transformation with the SR 99 Tunnel, the waterfront’s eclectic food scene is also celebrating a new revival. This spring Pier 57 has launched a brand-new menu at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, Seattle’s beloved waterfront restaurant adjacent to the Seattle Great Wheel.

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Erin Osborne
Fly to Island Time Faster + Summer Happenings on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Summer travel to island time in the Pacific Northwest got easier this year with new nonstop flights landing at Paine Field. Located just four miles from the Whidbey Island ferry landing in Mukilteo and 44 miles to Camano Island, its panoramic windows, Beecher’s Cheese shop and two-gate terminal make this privately-owned airport an easy and accessible choice with daily flights servicing nine destinations including Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. Wondering how to best spend a summer weekend on the islands? Read on!

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Erin Osborne
Better Than a Pot of Gold

You may know Chef Scott Staples for his burgers, but how about his braised sandwiches? Those lucky enough to sample the upcoming Spicy Corned Beef Sandwich with braised, pulled corned beef, Manchego cheese, spicy thousand island sauce, pickled pepper with cabbage slaw on rye bread, will quickly understand how this technique adds flavor to any variety of offerings.

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Erin Osborne
Culture, Collectibles, Cider + More from Washington's State Capital

Hot off the press, here’s the latest happenings and events from Olympia & Beyond, now thru June 2019.  From The Olympic Air Show held over Father’s Day weekend sure to impress dad, a weekend-long pride festival in the heart of downtown to celebrate the LGBTQ and allied communities, offering and array of entertainment - to the 28th Annual America's Classic Jazz Festival with non-stop music and dancing to the first annual South Sound Cider Conference that will include a public cider tasting, and more.

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Erin Osborne
Valentine's Specials and Viaduct Relief at Seattle's Pier 57

Miners Landing at Pier 57, home to the Seattle Great Wheel and a variety of dining and entertainment options, announces new happenings coming this February. With Chef Nick Novello now at the helm, a seafood-inspired Valentine’s Day menu offers a tasty way to celebrate the season at Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, followed by a private gondola ride with sparkling wine for two. All day happy hour at Fisherman’s Restaurant and a final bird’s eye view of the viaduct may relieve some weary downtown commuters as construction continues throughout the month. 

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Erin Osborne
Your Viadoom Survival Guide

While Seattleites brave the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, also known as ViaDoom, Pacific Place offers new incentives, coined as “Via-Do” for downtown workers. The Pacific Place garage, home to 1,200 parking spaces on six levels (the largest in Downtown Seattle) is extending early bird parking offer from 10 hours to 12 hours and reducing overnight parking rates from $30 to $25 from January 14 – February 4, 2019.

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Erin Osborne
Harborside Happenings, Seasonal Sips on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Washington’s Whidbey and Camano Islands are known for scenic beaches, vibrant characters and delicious, from the source fare. Meet the makers and sample their handiwork at several upcoming events in 2019.  World-famous Penn Cove Mussels, as recently showcased on PBS Tastemakers, are the centerpiece of a weekend of celebration at MusselFest in Coupeville. Find hand-blown glass art on the beaches and beyond at Great Northwest Glass Quest and sip local at a variety of upcoming wine tasting events.

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Erin Osborne
Try This Holiday Dessert Hack

Last minute holiday friends, here’s our gift to you, courtesy of the experts at Nutty Squirrel and Fainting Goat. The recent addition of a European pastry line make this family owned collection of cafes a go-to for artisan gelato and any number of sweet treats. Order gelato pie, pick up a pint of seasonal gelato - think Candy Cane, Snickerdoodle and Tiramisu Veneziano - and consider your party contribution complete. The real icing on the cake? This holiday hack courtesy of a Pandoro, traditional Italian sweet bread, candied walnuts and a little chocolate fudge creates a seasonal confection just about anyone can execute at home.

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Erin Osborne
A PNW Holiday Escape Manual

Travel this time of year typically equates to traffic, lines and trips to family gatherings. Flip the script on holiday madness as we present a Pacific Northwest destination with small town charm, community celebrations and one-of-a-kind finds in local shops.  Read on for detailed events and happenings around Olympia, Washington’s state capital region.

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Erin Osborne
A Tasty Way to Support Salmon Restoration, Orca Recovery

Chef Scott Staples, the force behind Feed Co. Burgers and Uneeda Burger is proudly partnering with Long Live the Kings (LLTK), a Seattle based organization that works to restore wild salmon and steelhead and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest, to launch the “Sandwich for the Sound.” This rotating sandwich special found at Feed Co. Burgers and Uneeda Burger beginning in November will feature a delicious alternative to salmon. With a goal to raise both funds and awareness for conservation and restoration efforts, twenty five percent of every sandwich sold will be donated to Long Live the Kings.

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KEN SCHWARTZ
Sweeter in Seattle: Meet the City's Collection of European Pasticerrias

Since inception, family owned Nutty Squirrel and Fainting Goat have been working in tandem behind the scenes to deliver an authentic, Italian inspired gelato shop experience.  The two generations of families recently joined forces, creating a collection of five Seattle-area neighborhood gelato shops. With the launch of a new bakery collection delivered fresh to each store, these sweet spots have become a true European Pasticerria experience.

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Erin Osborne
Here's Your Perfect #PNW Fall Weekend

Escape to Washington’s state capital region, to sip seasonally, explore a corn maze and enjoy all things craft culture in the Pacific Northwest. A new travel package pairs the best of the region, offering one stop fall getaway shopping.

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Erin Osborne
Meet ON Public Relations

This week, Osborne Northwest Public Relations (formerly Erin Osborne Communications) is sporting a new look and feel. An efficient, creative and results oriented marketing solution founded in 2015, Osborne Northwest Public Relations (ON PR) is a boutique agency specializing in lifestyle and hospitality public relations.

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KEN SCHWARTZ