My top five favorite restaurants in the Pacific Northwest!

#1. Tilt Burgers and Fries. Tilt is a premium, blue collar inspired restaurant and bar brand based in Portland, Oregon. Tilt prides themselves on handcrafting the finest scratch recipe biscuits, gourmet burgers and old fashioned fruit and cream pies on planet earth. One could also say that we have a penchant for purveying quality classic cocktails and craft local beer.

#2. Grassa Handcrafted Pasta. An incredible Italian cafe that serves quality hand-crafted pasta in the downtown Portland area. Grassa serves handmade pastas in industrial digs amid a huge eagle mural and communal tables.You can get meticulously crafted bowls of fresh pasta on the fly, paired with traditional and seasonal salads, delicious appetizers and tasty cocktails.

#3.Molly Moon's Handmade Ice Cream. By far my favorite dessert joint ever, located in downtown Seattle. They source 90% of their ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and donate 1% of all sales to local Seattle food banks. Every item used in their shop is also 100% compostable!

#4. Pegasus Pizza and Pasta. My favorite pizza joint in all of Seattle, Pegasus Pizza and Pasta is located on the wonderful atmosphere of Alki Beach! Quality ingredients, quality service equals a quality experience. West Seattle's Pegasus Pizza and Pasta has been on Alki for over 20 years.

#5. Tacos Chukis. Without a doubt the best tacos I have ever had in the Pacific Northwest! Tacos Chukis is a no-frills pick for counter-serve Mexican street food, including tacos, quesadillas and burritos in the heart of downtown Seattle's Capitol Hill.