President Hotel Downtown Mount Vernon Washington

History of the President Hotel

In downtown Mount Vernon, at the southeast corner of South First and Myrtle streets, you’ll find a five-story brick building with an illustrious history.

Known today as the President Apartments, the building at 310 Myrtle Street was once the President Hotel, providing the most luxurious lodgings of its era for Skagit Valley visitors. As it was back then, it is the tallest building in downtown Mount Vernon, and is also included on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Pacionis Restaurant - Mount Vernon Washington

DownTown Mount Vernon Business Profile: Pacioni’s

Jen Absten, new owner of Pacioni’s Restaurant & Lounge, and manager, Amy Saben, recently shared with us how they’re keeping it local, and in the family. Jen purchased Pacioni’s just 18 months ago, after working in the kitchen for several years.

She says, “When the former owner asked if I was interested in buying the restaurant and market, I was excited about the opportunity.”

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Port of Skagit SWIFT Center

Public Access To Port of Skagit SWIFT Center

The Port of Skagit is allowing limited public access to the Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Center.

While the port is waiting for signs to be made that will direct visitors to which areas of the former Northern State Hospital campus are open and which remain off limits, bicycle tours are being offered

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Skagit County Oktoberfest

Skagit County Oktoberfest 2019

The weather is getting cooler and the days shorter. Luckily, we have plenty to celebrate to keep our spirits high as we head into fall, starting with Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest is a grand celebration of all things German that dates back to the 1800s.

Here are the details for the 2019 Oktoberfest events in Skagit County.

cardinal craft brewing

Cardinal Craft Brewing Friday Night Student Made Beers

Join Cardinal Craft Brewing in their classroom turned tap room every Friday night from 4-8 pm. 8 student made beers on tap every week – ever changing menu. Skagit Valley College began its Craft Brewing Academy in 2016. Regional brewing professionals teach students brew science in the one-year academy.

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Skagit County Fiber Optic Network

Port of Skagit and PUD Form Broadband Company

The Port of Skagit and the Skagit Public Utility District approved an agreement Tuesday to jointly oversee the construction of a fiber optic network that extends from Anacortes to Concrete. The agreement formed a joint company called SkagitNet. The company is the latest step in an effort to connect existing networks and extend fiber optic access to rural and east county communities such as Lyman and Hamilton.

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News, Stories and Local Features

38th Annual Oyster Run 2019

38th Annual Oyster Run 2019

September 4, 2019

Every year, what has been called “the largest motorcycle rally in the Pacific Northwest” takes place in Skagit County and Island County, Washington. Tens of thousands of people flock to this exciting event in groups of motorcycle clubs, families, and friends. This event is the Oyster Run 2019, a motorcycle run that has been happening … Read More

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Popular Hikes In Skagit County

Popular Hikes In Skagit County

August 20, 2019

Popular Hikes in Skagit County There is no greater way to experience the beauty of Skagit County than by hiking in the beauty of our natural resources. You can immerse yourself in nature as you pass mountains, forests, valleys and islands on foot, all the while exploring the lengths and depths of the ‘Magic Skagit’! … Read More

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Everything You Need to Know about Skagit Woodstock 2019

Everything You Need to Know about Skagit Woodstock 2019

August 5, 2019

Put the 17th of August on your calendar folks, it’s the 10th Annual Skagit Woodstock Festival in aid of the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund. Head on over to Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon to join your neighbors and the local community for a fun family day out. The music lineup is set to impress, and … Read More

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