Pacific Northwest

Foods of Influence

States of the Region

Washington, Orgeon, Alska, Northern California, Eastern Idaho, Eastern Montana and Western Wyoming

Cultural Influences

There are various Native American groups, most of which are believed to have been engaged in hunting and gathering as well as fishing.

Seattle Restuarants

1. Le Panier (Macaroons)

2.Tat's Deli (Philly Cheesesteak)

3. Canlis Restaurant

4. Crumpet Shop

5. Altura Restaurant

6. Pizzeria Credo

7. Pike Place Chowder

8. Chan-Korean

Common Ingredients

  • Cuisine
  • Salmon
  • Shellfish
  • Fresh seafood
  • Game Meats- moose, elk, or caribou
  • Wild mushrooms
  • Berries
  • Small fruits
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Wild plants

Alaskan King Crab

Natives fish during the fall months for the king crabs off of the Alaskan shore. The harvesting season is very short and they proceed to ship them to countries around the world. At the top of the King Crab industry, Alaska produces 200,000,000 lbs but has slowly been decreasing, possibly due to environmental issues. It is a very dangerous sport and on average one fisherman dies each week.

Seattle Fish Markets

Pike Place Fish Market:

It was founded in 1930 and is located in Seattle, Washington. It is known for their "Flying Fish." The workers shout orders of fish at one another which customers enjoyed and eventually became a tradition.


Land and Geography: Includes 71,303 square units (66,582 of land and 4,712 covered by water), Mt. rainier, and is the 18th largest state

History: Thousands of years of Native Americans before they established territorial claims. Originally it was part of the Oregon territory but became separated and then became the 42nd state.

Major Tourist Attractions: Space Needle, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier (National Park), Pike Place Market, and Chihuly Garden and Glass


Land of Geography: Bordered with California, Nevada, Washington and Idaho.

It contains a lot of forest area and is the leading provider for lumber in the US.

History: Well known for their Coffee shops for several years.

Major tourist attraction: Crater lake National Park, Washington Park, Mount Hood.


Land and Geography: Borders Canada and is surrounded with more water than the U.S. combined.

History: Lots of seafood has been present in daily meals.

Major tourist attraction: Anchorage museum, Dehali Mountain, Kenai fjords National Park