The Parlor

June 28th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

A brand-new restaurant in the heart of downtown featuring everything weird & wonderful! And fair foods too!

Luxe Hiking Gear

June 19th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Tipis with tent wood stove options, shelter trekking poles and backpacking gear. Unique camping gear for the outdoors. An Olympic Peninsula outdoor gear brand.

Tipi tents for camping is our biggest niche. Secondly, huge camping tarp with UV reflective material on the underside is also very popular. We try to carry outdoor gear that you can not get elsewhere from big well know brands.

Luxe Hiking Gear was established to provide unique lightweight camping and hiking equipment, at direct-to-customer prices. Serving all of North America for your outdoor gear needs. Your night in nature awaits!

Olympic National Park hiking and backpacking planning information from knowledgeable likeminded hikers.


Life Cycles

May 31st, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Life Cycles has bikes, skateboards and disc golf equipment as well as parts available. We have apparel geared toward riding and accessories including helmets, gloves, pads, bags and sunglasses. We also have bike repair and maintenance services and will soon have bike rentals. We will continue to expand our inventory and services as we go as well!

True Value – Decker City Hardware

May 1st, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Hardware store, plumbing, electrical, paints (custom matched by computer), lumber, tools, propane, appliances, feed for livestock and domestic animals, pet supplies and a whole lot more.

Awakened Solutions

March 20th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Awakened Solutions is a conscious consulting business providing a full range of non-profit and small business services, including formation and development, grant writing and fundraising, and strategic planning. Offering bookkeeping services, administrative support, and writing and marketing. Awakened Solutions is also a holistic wellness professional offering herbal consultations and classes.

Professional Realty Services

January 29th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Donald N. Grafstrom, Real Estate Broker

Serving Forks and the Western Olympic Peninsula

Twilight Lodgings

January 26th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

Two locations available in Forks, Washington on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. 

Twilight Cabin (shown) is a private cabin secluded on wooded, creekside acreage near Forks. 

Twilight Cottage has a lot of rooms and plenty of parking, centrally located within the city near restaurants and shopping.

These properties can be found on and

Twilight Cabin
131 Bunker Rd.
Forks, WA 98331

Twilight Cottage
41 Wood St.
Forks, WA 98331

Forever Twilight in Forks Collection

January 19th, 2018 by Lissy Andros

At the Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, view screen-worn costumes and actual props used by your favorite saga actors.  This collection features a blend of book, movie and unique Forks-centric pieces, including authentic movie props and costumes, Twilight Saga novels from all over the world, an art piece made of Twilight Saga books, a backdrop for photo ops and other interesting memorabilia right in the heart of downtown Forks, Washington at the Rainforest Arts Center –  located at our only traffic light! 

Entry to the gallery is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

We also are looking for Twilight super-fans for our docent program!  To learn more, click here.

2018 Gallery Schedule

January 1 to May 24
Open Friday and Saturday Noon – 4 pm; All other times please call for a viewing.

May 25 to September 15
Open Thursday through Monday Noon – 4 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday please call for a viewing.

September 16 to December 31
Open Friday and Saturday Noon – 4 pm; All other times please call for a viewing.

This gallery is operated by Forks Chamber of Commerce.  


December 14th, 2017 by contributor

A secluded vacation rental nestled on the border and entrance to coastal Olympic National Park at Rialto Beach. With nothing separating you from the Park, you are immersed in peace and quiet among the massive trees of the forest.

To book on Airbnb 

Elk Loop Vacation Rental

December 11th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

You and your family will love this beautiful 3-bedroom (Two Queens and a King) 2-bath home located just east of the city of Forks. With 1200 sq ft, you’ll have plenty of room to move about without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when its time to cuddle up on the large couches. House is on the backside of a family-friendly loop community. It sits on ½ acre and borders state forest (trees, trees and more trees!) and just a short walk away is an idyllic trail that borders Elk Creek. Speaking of Elk, they have been known to frequent the yard. Waking up to a 500+ pound elk right outside your window is spectacular.

We tried to give each room a slightly different aesthetic while capturing the beauty of the areas we travel to and the photos we take.

Spend your days enjoying the gorgeous area and come back to relax and unwind next to the wood fireplace! If staying in is more your style (or the rainy weather comes) a full hallway closet is dedicated to board games/cards, TV with Roku/Netflix/Amazon Prime streaming, Wii, and DVD’s. This home will feel like a perfect getaway with all the amenities to be your home away from home.

Some nearby attractions are:

  • Hoh Rain Forest (55 min to visitor center)
  • Scenic beaches (closest are near La Push (First, Second & Third Beach and Rialto Beach – 28 min)
  • Hiking trails (so many to choose from closest is 5 min walk to trailhead – Elk Creek Trail)
  • Rivers (Hoh, Bogachiel, Calawah, Sol Duc, Quillayute)
  • Sol Duc Hot Springs (60 min)
  • Northwest Coast/Strait of Juan de Fuca (45 min)
  • Lake Crescent (45 min)
  • Olympic National Park
  • Downtown Forks (Thriftway grocery store & restaurants – 8 min)
  • Twilight sights/tour (Inquire at Visitor Center – 8 min)
  • and so much more!

Limited cell phone coverage but wireless Internet is provided. This is a pet-free, smoke-free home (small covered area outside for smoking). Call Ravae with any questions!

Cannabis Coast

December 6th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

The West End’s only source for recreational and Medical marijuana.

Marion Insurance Agency, LLC

October 19th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

Farmers Insurance

Home, Life, Auto, Commercial, Renters, Life Insurance

McClanahan Lumber, Inc.

October 11th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

Since 1975, McClanahan Lumber has been satisfying customers with quality wood products and friendly, helpful service. We produce:

  • Rough-sawn and finished lumber
  • Dimensions of 1″x4″ to 12″x16″
  • Lengths up to 32 feet
  • Most west coast species
  • Upper grades

Our specialties include:

  • Clear and appearance-grade post and beams for log and timber frame homes
  • Vertical grain douglas fir clear boat lumber
  • High-grade clears for a variety of other uses

Though lumber is our focus, we are pleased to provide a variety of other specialty wood products as well.  Let us know how we can be of assistance to you.

The Linda Fairy – Rental Management, Cleaning & Organizing

July 17th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

Rental Management

I manage the booking process, the cleaning, and the stocking of nightly rentals, as well as communication throughout the renter’s stay. I currently have over 10 rentals of varying accommodations and price ranges. From RV hookups and campsites to a tiny house for 2 and a spacious 4 bedroom house for 12, I have a wide range of options available.

If you are looking for a place to stay for a single night, to a week or longer, please give me a call or send me an email and I will promptly and diligently do my very best to find accommodations that are just right for you!


I take on weekly or bi-weekly cleans, deep cleans, and one-time cleans.

If your home or office or rental needs a new shine, please call or email me. Always Smiling, Always Ready to Clean!


As an organizer/decorator, I come in and create a vision tailored to my client’s needs. I guarantee to create uncluttered, functional and beautiful spaces such as homes, offices, closets etc. within my client’s budget and at a reasonable price.

If you are frustrated with clutter, need a complete overhaul or simply desire a bit of inspiration to make the vision for your space become a reality, please contact me. I have a passion to inspire peace, joy and beauty in my client’s lives and so often the environment we live in has the power to do just that!

Kirk S. Christianson, D.C.

July 5th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

Chiropractic Services.  Office Hours By Appointment.

Kerosene Lamp Antiques

July 5th, 2017 by Lissy Andros

Kerosene Lamp Antiques is located at 651 Chuckhole Way, just off of Merchant Rd.  We have two buildings full of antiques and collectibles.  The front shop has a lot of glassware – including Fenton, Carnival Glass, Depression Glass,etc.  And lots of vintage prints such as Fox, Parrish, MaryGold, Guttman and more, silhouettes, chalkware, small furniture.  Too much to list right here.  The back building is what we call “The Mens Room”, lots of old tools, logging axes, saws, scaling sticks, etc.  Both shops have vintage lighting fixtures 1860 to 1930.  Railroad lanterns, barn lanterns, vintage doorstops, and lots of rust.  A really large selection of Japanese glass fishing floats of all sizes.  And of course, lots of Kerosene Lamps.  And wall to wall with a lot of good quality “stuff”.

Look for the yellow/black sandwich board displayed on Forks Avenue (main street) and Calawah Way when shop’s open!