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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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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April 23 is National Picnic Day and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our favorite appetizer and side recipes sure to float your pals’ boat. Whether rain or shine, we think celebrating the holiday is a must! So, grab a picnic blanket and basket, some friends and family, and head outside (or pitch a canopy or tent) for a delicious picnic.

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Did you know that Renton is “ahead of the curve?” 

That was a civic slogan adopted in the 1990s by this busy city at the south end of Lake Washington. The idea was to celebrate the city’s forward-looking attitude and to pay tongue-in-cheek tribute to the “Renton S-curves,” a sinuous stretch of roadway that used to delay traffic on the Renton section of I-405. Only in Renton.

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For its 16th year, Ivar’s is excited to once again honor and recognize the most deserving educators in the classroom, right here in Washington state! Ivar’s is calling on all students 14 years old and younger to nominate their favorite teachers in the classroom for a chance to take home the honorable award of 2019 Teacher of the Year.

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