Close to the historical 3 Bridges District, with a Walkscore of 70 and a Bikescore of 40 - find yoga, shops, bars, dining, parks and more that surrounds this area! The 3 Bridges District was aptly named for the 3 bridges that existed between North Yakima Ave and North Oakes Street at least through 1969, according to map records in the Downtown Library. Only two bridges remain, but you can only drive across one - The N 21st Bridge that passes over the gulch, pedestrians and bicyclist can use the second remaining bridge on N Yakima Ave between N Fife and North Anderson St and the last bridge, according to records was a wooden bridge that existed along N Oakes and N 19th Street. This area is now overgrown with trees and bushes and became part of housing development.
Lander Coffee is the new local favorite and just 1 block away. It’s bright, cozy, with a minimalist vibe and friendly. When their shop opens again, it’s a great place to meet up with a friend or sit and catch up on a little work, and a little play area for kiddos. They’re currently serving takeout only and their pickup window Wed- Sun from 8 AM to Noon. Get fresh pressed juices, get a jug of latte or cold brew to get you through that work-from-home week and beans to make your own fresh pressed coffee at home.
If you’re looking for a really good cup of coffee or your new favorite happy hour spot - Brewer’s Row is just a mile away. They have a variety of organic coffee and espresso beverages along with a selection of baked in-house pasty items. Or if you’re in the mood for something more filling, stay awhile and get a plate of S.O.B B&G - that’s split cheddar biscuits with chorizo-jalapeno gravy. Don’t miss out on their delicious assortment of tacos - Al Pastor, Pollo, Carnitas, Pescado, Carne Asada, Papas Dulce (roasted sweet potatoes & kale) and Yaka (braised jackfruit).They also have 24 draft beers on tap and 65+ bottled/canned beers and wine. No matter what you get, it’s going to be good!
And next door you’ll find Cooks Tavern - said to be the go to spot for weekend brunch! They’ve got biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, waffles, but their hash selections is where it’s at - The house smoked corned beef, potatoes, onion & kale with poached eggs on top will leave your taste buds very satisfied. They also serve lunch and dinner and happy is everyday from 3-5 PM & 9 PM to close everyday. Don’t miss their rotating menu featuring inspired dishes from other countries.
Newly reopened is Evolve Home + Apparel, an eclectic home decor shop with accent pillows, throw rugs & blankets with refinished vintage furniture like lamps, radios artwork, vintage apparel and handmade pieces by local artists.
On that same street is Magoo’s - like a modern-day Cheers and a historical landmark since 1917. The old Irish pub is popular with locals as they charge $0.25 for a beer to the first customer of the day. You’ll also find Source Yoga - temporarily a virtual yoga studio where classes are being held via Zoom, and Willow Salon and Spa.
Whether you’re grilling outside or looking for something to throw in the oven, you won’t need to go far to get your fresh, high-quality & hard-to-find meat that comes from local farms. Dave’s Meat and Produce has been a long standing staple in this neighborhood. They also offer a small selection of produce, beer and wine, condiments and breads. On the weekends they have a burger & fries stand out front if you don’t feel like firing up the grill yourself.