You can taste the freshness of the true PNW in the produce of Seattle NorthCountry.
The air here is extra pure — being regularly circulated throughout the region by strong coastal winds from the Salish Sea. The river valleys of Seattle NorthCountry are irrigated with the Northwest’s famous rainfall and glacial melt from the Cascade Mountains.
All of these environmental factors, plus a local agrarian vibe meet to create a farm to table ethos.
When you visit your best bet for tasting fresh ingredients is at Roger’s Riverview Bistro in charming redbrick Snohomish, Washington.
The city of Snohomish, and surrounding farmlands, is a self-contained ecosystem. Most of the ingredients used by chef Roger Eydt are sourced from nearby farms, islands, and river valleys. He personally selects the spirits from Skip Rock Distillers literally a block away from his restaurant.
The food at Roger’s makes you feel strong. It’s from-scratch cooking and heavy on the butter and cream— which is a delicious way to eat. It’s full of nutrients and fat (in a good way). It’s the sort of food you can hang your hat on, food that your grandmother would have whipped up to put meat on the bones of growing children.
They have a great wine selection, incentivized with happy hour specials. They’re only open for dinner, so don’t plan to visit before 4 p.m. They have a $6 happy hour until 6 p.m every day. If you want to walk off your meal afterward, you can stroll the riverfront trail that follows the Skykomish River.
Roger’s offers dining al fresco with a literal view of the river (their patio has space heaters for the shoulder season). The building itself is a space that used to be an alley, and you can still see a vintage advertisement painted on the wall of the restaurant.
Roger’s teams up with these local farms and purveyors to provide the freshest of local ingredients: Chinook Farms, Skip Rock Distillers, Whidbey Island Ice Cream, Woodinville Lavender Farm, Bob’s Corn, Roots & Shoots, Snohomish Bakery Creations, Caruso Farms, Bright Idea Acres, Flying Tomato Farm, Vista Clara Coffee and Snoqualmie Ice Cream.
Visit Roger’s Riverview Bistro to experience the flavor of the river valleys of the Cascade Mountains.