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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Love is in the air (and the sea too – fish celebrate Valentine’s Day, right?), and there are a variety of places to go to celebrate the special day. We’ve made a list of some clamtastic activities and places to go that will be sure to wow your date!

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The Big Game (or what we like to call the Soup-er Bowl) is here, and if you’re looking for the perfect food to serve during the festivities, we’re here to help.

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With winter weather comes winter trips, and whether you’re headed for a ski adventure or wine tasting on the east side of the state, the perfect getaway is never complete without a cup of our world-famous clam chowder. Today we’re sharing some of the best places to get our chowder other than at our Seafood Bar, dine-in full service or stadium locations.

 

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Forget resolutions in the New Year; just go outside and get moving! One of the easiest (and most fun) ways to shake the winter blahs is to sling on a pair of snowshoes and hit our Western Washington mountain trails. Snowshoeing requires little to no athletic ability beyond walking and it provides a stealth cardiovascular workout while helping to build strength, balance and endurance, all surrounded in incredible winter forest scenery.

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With the winter season fully underway, our Mukilteo Landing location knows how to warm guests up with the Winter Wonderland of Events! Whether you’re searching for the perfect bourbon, a top-notch vino, one of the region’s best microbrews or the tastiest shellfish, our culinary and beverage teams curated the ultimate tasting calendar featuring the likes of Pappy Van Winkle, Penn Cove Shellfish, Georgetown Brewing, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.

 

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The winter season is almost o-fish-ially upon us and the Puget Sound offers a variety of activities to enjoy this time of year. With our Seafood Bars and full-service locations (Acres of Clams, Salmon House and Mukilteo Landing) spread throughout the Sound, you can start or end your day of winter fun with a meal at Ivar’s. Whatever you’re craving, from a cup of chowder (great in a thermos on the go), fish ‘n chips with some extra lovin’ or grilled seafood entrees, here at Ivar’s we’re serving it up hot and freshly made. Not sure what to do this season? Keep Clam, because we’ve included some of our favorite activities around the Sound that have something for everyone!

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There are many landmarks and descriptors that people think of when they hear “Seattle.” From the obvious Space Needle, to the question of how much rain we truly get. The Pacific Northwest is also known widely for its fresh seafood, and Ivar’s is arguably the quintessential spot you need to visit to experience what we have to offer. I grew up on Ivar’s clam chowder – because if you are a chowder fan, you know it’s the best. In all our time spent downtown, we finally dined at Ivar’s Acres of Clams, and I’m not sure why we didn’t sooner!

 

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It’s the holiday season and we’ve got a lineup of festive activities for you and yours this time of year. From our Dancing “Santa” Clam and our beloved Clam Lights to delicious offerings throughout the month at our Seafood Bars and full-service restaurants, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our clammy family here at Ivar’s!

 

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The rains are finally falling and as the water comes down, those fabulous fungi begin springing up! This fall, much of Western Washington had a later start to mushroom foraging because of relatively dry conditions, but now the hunt for choice edible mushrooms is at last happening just about everywhere.

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Salmon are big in Issaquah, a community east of Seattle that’s nestled up against the base of the Cascades. And it’s not only because a new Ivar’s Fish Bar recently opened here.

 

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