North Monroe District
Go north on Monroe Street, and you'll find a trove of antique and thrift shops. Known as the North Monroe Business District, it's a symbol of Spokane's continued focus on revitalization and renewal. The corridor was once a pass-through for drivers buzzing to work downtown, but a multi-million dollar road project has turned the area into a destination with a mix of old and new businesses.
Eat & Drink
You can find a little bit of everything to sample in the North Monroe Business District. For Mediterranean fare, try Azar’s. The family-owned restaurant has been serving classic gyros from the same location for nearly 40 years. Make sure to try the falafel salad and the pistachio baklava. For burgers, go to Prohibition Gastropub. Get an order of candy-coated jalapeno poppers, too. For simply delicious flavor, Elliots An Urban Kitchen is the way to go. The pork belly hash and homemade ravioli are fan favorites, while Hawaiian cuisine is available at Aloha Island Grill. The teriyaki chicken and macaroni salad are staples.
Get a perfect cappuccino at Vessel Coffee Roasters. While you're there, grab a pound of freshly roasted Expo Blend. Craft beer enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover Bellwether Brewing Company. It's an old-world style with a Northwest flair. The rotating menu guarantees something new to try with each visit. While away the hours watching sports and making new friends at Hi Neighbor Tavern. It's an old school Spokane spot with a surprising number of local beers on tap.
The food and beverage options on North Monroe are worthy of a trip, but the shopping options genuinely make the neighborhood a destination. For anyone who loves thrifting, antiques, and vintage clothing, the shops seem endless. Find pin-up style clothing at Atomic Threads Clothing Boutique. They carry men and women's clothing. Kingsley & Scout has men's clothing and handcrafted goods in one retail and art space. Tossed & Found, 1889 Salvage Company, and Chic & Shab are also a must.