Puffy Jacket Dining Series is Popping Up Throughout the Region

By Denise Sakaki and Emily Molina

Embracing the new normal of outdoor-chic dining and its relationship to winter weather, more than a dozen different hotels and restaurants throughout both Washington and Oregon are participating in the Puffy Jacket Pop-Up Dining Series for six weeks.

It will last from Feb. 19- March 27, taking place every Friday and Saturday night.

Each participating restaurant is creating its own uniquely themed menu featuring specialty hot cocktails, locally sourced ingredients, and playful presentations, like fondue or a seafood beach boil. Bundled-up guests won’t have to rely on outerwear alone — outdoor dining experiences will have heat lamps, blankets, and fire pits to enhance both comfort and ambiance.

Organized by the Columbia Hospitality group, participating locations in and around the Eastside include Hearth at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel and Copperleaf Restaurant at Seatac’s Cedarbrook Lodge, as well as weekend-worthy locales like Leavenworth’s Icicle Village Resort, Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, and the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge in Oregon’s Cannon Beach.

“We’re so excited to launch our inaugural Puffy Jacket Pop-Up series and encourage our guests to get outside to enjoy our unique settings with a bit of whimsy that embraces the natural beauty around us,” said Roy Breiman, senior director of food and beverage at Columbia Hospitality, in a release. “True Pacific Northwesterners don’t let a little rain or cold keep them inside during the winter months. Supporting local restaurants while keeping our valued hospitality teams employed and providing a safe dining option for guests is our overall goal, and our hope is that communities will rally around this concept and come out for a pop-up or two. We encourage you to grab your puffy jacket and savor the delicious bounty of our region.”

All properties are following Columbia Clean health and cleanliness guidelines.

Visit the Puffy Jacket Pop-Up’s website for each location’s menu and making reservations. Guests wishing to view menus, make dining reservations, or turn their visit into a longer stay can do so here.

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