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Jan Cook Mack Studio

The art of Jan Cook Mack can be seen everywhere in Wenatchee, from public buildings to private homes. She has painted scenes of eastern Washington, the natural world as well as portraits too many to list. And she is nowhere near done yet. About Jan Cook Mack Jan Cook Mack grew up in the United States and in Taiwan before settling down in eastern Washington in 1986. She studied in…

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Business, Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Treasures the Second Time Around

If you enjoy visiting antique and consignment stores, you are in luck: there are three nice ones on Wenatchee Avenue, only a few blocks from each other. The stores each offer slightly different items, so it’s well worth your time to take a look at all three. Spruce and Willow Home You may find it easiest to start at Spruce and Willow Home at 133 N. Wenatchee Avenue as the…

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Business, Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Norwood, a wine bar

If you’re looking for a great place for a drink and a bite to eat, Norwood is the place to go. Located right in downtown Wenatchee, Norwood Wine Bar combines the Spanish tradition of free tapas – small, delicious snacks or appetizers – with its menu of wines, hard ciders and beers from Washington State. Named after the old English word for North Wood, this 21-and-over wine bar in downtown…

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Living Wenatchee, Wine in Wenatchee

Bianchi Vineyards, East Wenatchee

When visitors take the winding roads that lead out to Bianchi Vineyards in East Wenatchee, they arrive at a well-curated space. Although it’s less than a 10-minute drive from the bustle of downtown East Wenatchee, it feels like the winery is world away from the everyday rush of errands. People com for the quiet, the views and the wines that they can enjoy on the Bianchi’s thoughtfully designed landscape, complete…

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Explore, Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Nature Walks within Minutes from Downtown Wenatchee

In Wenatchee, we are as close to nature as we are to city life. It’s easy to pick one of the other while not having to drive but a mile or two. Below are three options to enjoy the birds and the trees – and maybe even a moose-sighting – within quick reach from downtown Wenatchee. Horan Natural Area You can reach it from two points: from Wenatchee Confluence State…

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Wild Birds Unlimited: Feeding birds, educating people

The Wenatchee area offers habitats to some 300 bird species. From the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the foothills, many types of birds find homes in these varied environments. Not only do wild birds inhabit the natural areas, but Wenatchee backyards, as well. Feeding the birds is a hobby and a delight to many of the city’s residents. The problem is, what to feed them as the variety of birds…

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Community, Living Wenatchee

Café Columbia: Beyond the Bean

Wenatchee’s Pybus Public Market (www.pybuspublicmarket.org) is the home of the Café Columbia (www.cafecolumbia.net) coffee shop. However, the café is much more than just coffee – its’ breakfast, lunch and even an early dinner. The Coffee and other drinks First, the coffee: it’s from the Blue Start Coffee Roasters in Twisp (www.bluestarcoffeeroasters.com), offering many types of roasts. The café uses the Sumatran blend for the drip coffee and espresso beans for…

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Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Crayelle Cellars

For more than 10 years, Crayelle Cellars has been gaining a loyal following, and now their Wenatchee fans have more reason to celebrate. Crayelle Cellars’ tasting room has moved from its Cashmere location to downtown Wenatchee. For more than 20 years, Craig Mitrakul has been helping to shape the wine industry as a winemaker for some of the best wineries in the area. With the help of his wife Danielle,…

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Business, Living Wenatchee

Downtown Mercantile

Wenatchee is a welcoming place for businesses big and small. Sometimes, however, the small ones have trouble finding just the right venue in which to operate. No more; Mercantile, in the very heart of Wenatchee’s downtown, has been open since August 1 for people needing a little space to make their business boom big. Flexible work spaces and times At Mercantile, you can choose a flex desk, a fixed desk,…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Yummy area Taco Trucks

Mexican food lovers are no doubt aware of taco trucks. Although theoretically mobile, most taco trucks in North Central Washington set up in one location. Most have outdoor seating; some have simple, separate buildings for people to enjoy their meals in out of the elements – an important option for the region’s ever-changing weather. However, if you’ve ever searched for taco trucks in Wenatchee or the surrounding area, you may…

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