Visiting northwest side of Chicago this weekend, staying in Evanston. It's been YEARS since I've been back and I'm noticing on Yelp all my old favorite places have closed or gone terribly downhill. Can anyone recommend any cool places to check out? Chicago sights/tastes for my partner who hasn't seen much of the city? [more inside]
posted by Locative
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I'm looking to set up a personal account in a local bank in Washington state. I want to work with a bank that does local business and isn't laundering hundreds of billions of dollars for drug cartels (or insert whatever other horrifying banking scandal comes to mind.) I need a bank with office and ATM locations in the Northwest part of the state, and ideally they'd have an ATM sharing agreement with banks/credit unions in other parts of the country (and Canada? does that happen?) [more inside]
posted by pleurodirous
on Apr 9, 2013 -
A poorly-maintained ex Ornamental Carp Pond in Kenmore, Washington has unexpectedly become home to three lovely amphibians, 3-4 inches long. Brownish bodies, greenish heads (the green could be due to algae and weeds.) The most distinguishing feature of these little guys is a sound I have never heard a frog make: a "yowp" or "yelp" noise, which they make when they are startled into jumping back into the pond. Any clues?
posted by dorgla
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Can you help us find some some new one and two-night getaway locations in the Pacific Northwest? [more inside]
posted by karizma
on Mar 8, 2012 -
At the corner of 2nd Street NW and H Street NW in Washington, DC, there is a large, rectangular tower painted to look as though it has a window through it with a view of the Capitol. What is it, and why is it there? [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Aug 23, 2011 -
Pacific Northwest parents of small children: how do you survive the long rainy winters with your sanity intact? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Mar 18, 2011 -
I need a hotel or a resort, a very special resort. Within a 5 hour drive of Seattle (but not on the ocean itself -- we're going there later in the summer), a big comfortable lobby/lounge to play games, read, talk. Something nice outside, but really, in the Pacific Northwest, that's pretty much a given. Old and funky is fine, new and posh also fine. I'm looking for something memorable. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on Jul 7, 2010 -
Does anybody have a recommendation for a printshop in the northwest United States that could print a large number of cmyk stickers with a custom diecut? The estimate I got from my usual vendor was crazy expensive.
posted by Foam Pants
on Dec 23, 2009 -
In September, I've got 10 days to see everything I can see from Minneapolis to Portland, OR along the route of Amtrak's Empire Builder
. Know anything about these places? I'm looking for some Metafilter reconnaissance about my route. [more inside]
posted by the jam
on Aug 23, 2009 -
Help me find some good books on this history of radical labor movements in the US (specifically dealing with the NW if possible)! [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine
on Jul 6, 2009 -
I am trying to find a fabric that matches the famous dress
in the Auction scene in Hitchcock's North by Northwest
I am looking for fabric in a large print roses in cobalt blue on a black background
posted by Ekidnagrrl17
on Jul 3, 2009 -
I'm planning a road trip this spring break originating in Portland, Oregon and ending up somewhere within 900 miles one-way; I am particularly drawn to the Southwest, and Utah/Arizona. Can you help me think of interesting or less obvious ideas? [more inside]
posted by nonmerci
on Nov 29, 2008 -
How do I get my friend a high level job in fashion in the northwest? Must earn at least $200k.
posted by emberm
on Nov 16, 2008 -
Is the Wendigo purely a Northeast American (and Canadian) myth? If so is there a Northwest equivalent?
posted by Artw
on Apr 29, 2008 -
Growing up in Washington state in the 70’s and 80’s I watched a PBS show about a grandma that visited sites of interest (Columbia Gorge, White Bird Pass, etc.) in the Northwest with her grandchildren. Production quality, as I remember it, was rather crude. Does anyone else remember this show? What was the name? Thanks!
posted by rotifer
on Apr 16, 2008 -
I've heard several times from different sources how the NorthWest of America, and the Seattle area in particular, is a hotspot for serial killers. Is there any truth to this? Or is it just a reflection of the high profile of the Ted Bundy case? And if it is the case (or even if it isn't) has anyone offered any explanations?
posted by Artw
on Jan 28, 2008 -
What should we do and where should we go to make our 15th wedding anniversary one to remember? It's in early March, and we'd like to stay in the Pacific Northwest area. We plan to take a 3-day weekend, so a bit of a drive or short flight is in order. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Moving filter: What and where did you research before choosing to moving somewhere? What should we look for? [more inside]
posted by peripatew
on Aug 7, 2007 -
In late May, I'll be driving with a bunch of friends in an RV from Sacramento CA to George WA and back
for the Sasquatch Music Festival. I've only driven as far north as the Oregon border before, so I'm looking for recommendations of interesting places to stop - your favorite diners, pie shops, waterfalls, hot springs (improved or not) and other oddities of northwest highway culture. I'm familar with many Northern California hot springs (I really like the one in Sierraville
), and would love to find other very inexpensive and informal places like that.
posted by luriete
on Apr 25, 2007 -
Driving from San Francisco to Seattle: how do we plan a pleasant 4-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ
on Jun 18, 2006 -
Suggestions for vineyards in the Pacific Northwest where one can do the "pick grapes and make your own wine" thing?
posted by bradhill
on May 12, 2006 -
You all were a great help last week. My trip to the Pacific Northwest has been bumped up to next week (Sun-Sun). I am looking for three things listed after the jump. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi
on May 2, 2005 -
HeatingOilFilter: We are paying $2.19 a gallon in the Northwest. Is this average now?
And on a more meta level, Why are gas and oil prices so high? Is our war helping or hurting?
posted by icetaco
on Feb 1, 2005 -