Looking for interesting things to do on Chuckanut Drive in May before dinner at The Oyster Bar? Enjoy new aesthetic experiences in the best gift shops. Each of them exists at the intersection of local art and tradition and offers multiple ideas to make your visit to Chuckanut Drive memorable.
Stylish accessories, MoNA store
MoNA Store (Museum of Northwest Art) focuses on selling original items that represent artistic and cultural ideas of the Northwest and establish personal connections to art.
Original necklaces made of pearls or large futuristic cubic or round beads will be a great souvenir for a close friend or a valuable accessory for a new season trendy look.
Do not miss an opportunity to visit the museum’s exhibitions. Free admission.
121 S First Street, La Conner, WA 98257
Cozy pillows with birds, Chuckanut Gallery
With hundreds of handcrafted objects, Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden is a place where you can find a gift for any occasion. Fine handmade jewelry, infused and etched glasswork, wooden crafts.
Cartoons with amusing birds on small cushions will definitely put anyone in a good mood and be a great present. Many feathered characters of the images you can spot in local parks.
Check their outdoor garden that is a great relaxing place with regularly upgraded art displays.
700 Chuckanut Drive N Bellingham, WA 98229
The Ekone seafood sampler, Taylor Shellfish Farms
Although canned products do not seem a brilliant idea for a present, the pack of 6 pieces from Taylor Shellfish Farms may be a precious souvenir for seafood connoisseurs.
The smoked products include flavors of habanero oysters and smoked mussels.
Each can contains fresh ingredients and no preservatives.
The recipe section of Taylor Shellfish Farms will be a special bonus for seafood enthusiasts.
2182 Chuckanut Drive Bow, WA 98232 (360)766-6002
Award-winning truffles, Forte Artisan Chocolates
The artisan chocolate truffles by Forte are special chocolate for special occasions in terms of quality and price (from $25 a box).
With more than ten different flavors, Forte has a traditional chocolate assortment and a seasonal variety.
Undoubtedly, the latter will amaze even sophisticated chocoholics: truffles with flavors of a refreshing strawberry lemonade drink, raspberry and fig ganache, rosemary &sea salt, lemon & pepper white chocolate truffles.
For the last 15 years, all Forte’s artisan collections have regularly received prestigious international prizes.
At their store in downtown Mount Vernon, they offer plenty of samples, so even the process of choosing the best box is a pleasant sweet experience.
700 S 1st St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Eating Well: A Guide to Foods of the Pacific Northwest, Village Books – Paper Dreams
Village Books is a community-based book store and gift shop. Many products are by local artists and writers. So, the valuable book collection is likely to be of interest to a large audience.
‘Eating well…’ by John Doerper is a book inspired by Doerper’s food columns and restaurant reviews in his local newspaper, the Bellingham Herald.
The author encourages his readers to seek the freshest regional foods. Besides, illustrating the searchers with his travel experiences, Doerper covers many other interesting topics about the Pacific Northwest wildlife, agriculture, and culture.
With two locations in Bellingham and Lynden open seven days a week, Village Books organizes events for writers and readers. In addition, they offer their Evolve Chocolate + Cafe as a great place to meet friends, talk books, or explore bookshelves.
1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 671-2626, 430 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264 (360) 526-2133
Find more gastronomic discoveries at the Oyster Bar, where our team seasonally upgrade the menu using the best local products and applying best practices. Call and make an early reservation 360-766-6185.