CASCADIA presents:

Featured Restaurant Program

As part of this year’s festival, CASCADIA invited selected restaurants to participate in a Featured Restaurant program to promote and support local restaurants. Each day during the 10-day festival a different locally-owned restaurant will be spotlighted in the Daily Digest that will be emailed to all our pass holders.  Pass holders who order take-out or dine in at our featured restaurants during the festival  will receive discounts, complimentary appetizers or desserts. 

Participating Restaurants

Thursday, May 13

Christy and Shannon Fox, coowners and founders of Bellingham’s Evolve Truffles (circa 201118) are both madly passionate about chocolate, local food, and flavors. With just 30 years experience, classically trained Chef Christy along with creative muse wife Shannon Fox, and her own catering background, expanded the chocolate menu and opened their flagship cafe in the summer of 2018. Evolve Chocolate +Cafe; deliciously perched on the mezzanine level of Village Books in historic Fairhaven Village. In April 2020 Evolve Chocolate + Cafe pivoted to curbside pick up weekend dinners than to bbq + patio on the Fairhaven Village Green and will stay on the green as long as the sun permits.

Friday, May 14

El Rinconcito Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant with over 23 years in the business and is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in Bellingham. The Robles Family brings you the regional taste of Jalisco, from our town’s area in Mexico. Our restaurant is more than a place to dine, it’s a place to feel like one of the family.One of our dinersfavorite entrées is “pollo al mole.” So, come, enjoy and feel you are home with us. El Rinconcito is located at 2416 Yew Street. More info:

Sunday, May 16

Fairhaven Pizza has recently been taken over by the team behind ANMLY CAFEa modern cafe serving a simple yet refined morning and midday menu in downtown Bellingham. Our goal with this expansion is to collectively work towards bringing the focus on sustainability, nutrition, and fresh offerings from ANMLY to the Fairhaven pizza menu and atmosphere within the restaurant

Monday, May 17

We take great pleasure in providing food that is fresh, wholesome and healthy. Our dishes feature many organic, natural and local ingredients, simply bringing the best to the customers.Everything is made to order, and no MSG is in any of the dishes. Whether you are a meat lover, vegan or food adventurer, there will be something for you on our menu.At Soy House, we offer many traditional authentic Vietnamese dishes and also bring our own innovation to some of the creations. We strive to offer excellent food and showcase our culinary roots with Pacific Northwest influence. Come sit at our table, we’d love to serve you and talk to you about Vietnamese cuisine

Wednesday, May 19

TandooriBites is a familyowned and operated Indian restaurant in Whatcom county serving food from fresh, locallysourced ingredients. Our atmospheric bar area is a favorite spot forHappy Valley & Sehome Village locals to enjoy a few drinks while meeting with friends &neighbors or watching a game.

Thursday, May 20

Five Columns has been a Bellingham favorite since 2000. Before it was Five Columns, Dimitri(Jim) ran the restaurant under the name Rib n Reef. When transitioning from Rib n Reef to Five Columns, there were  five distinctive Greek Ionic columns added into the design of the restaurant.The owners, Dimitri (Jim) and Argedini (Dini) have been in the restaurant industry for the past20 years in Bellingham.They were both born and raised in Greece and have incorporated a lot of family recipes and traditions into the menu here at Five Columns.Jim and Dini along with their two daughters, Soula and Niki, own and run the restaurant, making Five Columns a true family-owned establishment!

Saturday, May 22

Any time is good for Red River Cafe. Our cafe menu offers diverse dishes all day, every day. Choose from appetizers, burgers, soups, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, and our popular Panasia menu favorites, monthly specials, and more. This month’s specials are chicken tortilla soup and taco salad. See our full menu on our website.