Want a team-building activity that sets a group on fire? Consider a Sip + Pour Candle Making experience at the Noir Lux Candle Bar in Belltown, Washington. Founder Colina Bruce started her candle-making business as a pandemic hobby and went on to open a brickand-mortar location in February 2022. The private classes, which can also be done virtually, last about 90 minutes. Each participant makes a premium soy wax wood wick candle, choosing from among 50 fragrance oils, to create their own signature blend.

“For private sessions, we can host up to 35 folks at a time,” Bruce says. “The session includes exclusive use of the space and the option for groups to bring their own food and drinks.”

From making her kids’ Kraken Halloween costumes inspired by Seattle’s National Hockey League team to chasing the sun in eastern Washington looking for spots to camp, Kelly Saling’s love for the Pacific Northwest is apparent in all aspects of her life—including her career. Promoted to senior vice president and chief sales officer at Visit Seattle in September 2021, Saling pulls from this personal appreciation to plug people into the region’s array of venues, natural landscapes, and everything in between.


Comfortable, familiar, and adorned with the color tones and tapestries of Peru, Portland’s Andina restaurant, housed in a historic onetime abattoir and warehouse in the city’s Pearl District, serves up modern Peruvian cuisine. 


Built in the vision of streamline modernism and art deco in 1941, the Vogue Theatre has become a hotspot in the heart of Vancouver’s entertainment district—a region known for its progressive hospitality and historic charm. “It’s a national registered historic site in Canada,” says Matt Friesen, general manager of the theater. While it is primarily a concert venue hosting artists such as Steve Lacy and Steve Earle & The Dukes, the Vogue’s nearly 10,000 square feet of space and mission to offer the utmost friendly customer service makes it a perfect venue for your next event.