Salish Sea Style
Scenic escapes, empty beaches, and a farm-to-table way of life: The San Juan Islands are waiting.
Locals are stepping up to mitigate the shortage of PPE.
Destination: Lopez Island
Nick Coffey hews to strict limitations in the kitchen, but his dishes look like art—and taste just as inspired.
The lure of our local archipelago is strong.
James Ross Gardner
The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.
Seattle Met Staff
In a place where everyone has access to beautiful, farm-sourced ingredients, chef Nick Coffey gets creative.
Road Trip Dining
The isle’s allure for the Seattle chef: “It clears my brain and inspires me to create different dishes.”
Shifts & Shakeups
Mmmhmm Coffee lands a permanent home, and the ubiquitous green siren finds a way through your front door.
Guide to the San Juans
Welcome to a biker's paradise where drivers wave at every cyclist and where grocery shopping is done at farm stands. Some of the island's best beaches are tucked at the end of Lopez Island's sleepy roads.