Campus Partners Spotlight: Slam Dunk Campus Tour

No matter when you visit TwispWorks, you can count on these businesses to be open for an authentic and local Twisp experience—a real slam dunk! These campus partners focus on everything from food and drink to Methow Valley sustainability, so make sure to have them on your radar next time you come to campus.

Lal’s Fork
Lal’s Fork, a food truck, sits under the large silver maple at the entrance to the TwispWorks campus. Run by Lal and his team, you can enjoy Sri Lankan cuisine with gluten free and vegan options too! So grab a samosa, find a picnic table, and begin a fun afternoon on the TwispWorks campus, at Lal’s Fork. They are open Tues – Sat from 11:30AM – 6PM, and for other information you can check out their website for more information here.

One of the stations from Backstage Pass, with tasters provided by Old Schoolhouse Brewery!

On the retail side of things, TwispWorks is proud to be a home for eqpd and their small business operations. eqpd builds practical, universal, everyday gear for all people and all uses, and their bestselling LastBag can be found in homes all over the valley. They have a commitment to design and manufacture practical goods while providing jobs for inhabitants of the valley. eqpd is open Mon – Fri from 10AM – 4PM and Saturday from 10AM – 2PM. You can learn more about their products by contacting them at (509) 997-2010, or by visiting their website.

Methow Valley Goods

Methow Vally Interpretive Center
The Methow Valley Interpretive Center is in Building B of TwispWorks, and their mission is to foster cultural awareness and understanding of Indigenous peoples and the natural history of the Methow Valley and Upper Columbia region. They operate an interpretive center and native plant garden, education programs, field trips, and seek to create opportunities for cross-cultural connections within the community. The Methow Valley Interpretive Center is a great space for education and community connection, and whether you just take a stroll around the native plan garden or head into the center itself, it’s a definite campus must-see! The Methow Valley Interpretive Center has varying hours, so check out their website for the most recent updates.

The food truck dining area.

Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Another fan favorite of the Methow Valley is Old Schoolhouse Brewery, which brews on site at TwispWorks and has a taproom for attendees to enjoy. Their menu features an expansive offering of award-winning Craft Beers. People are welcome to bring in food from local restaurants and food trucks to eat while they sip on one of Old Schoolhouse’s excellent brews. They are open Mon – Fri, 3PM – close and Sat – Sun, 12PM – close. For other inquires, feel free to contact them at (509) 997-0902 or visit their website.

One of eqpd’s bags.

Methow Valley Goods
Methow Valley Goods is the TwispWorks’ one-stop destination for all things local! It features the work of over ninety artists, makers, producers, and creatives from throughout the Methow Valley and Okanogan County. Methow Valley Goods is part of the marketing program, Methow Made, that gives Methow Valley artists, makers, producers, and micro-manufacturers exposure to customers looking to support the local community. It’s truly a staple of campus and a must-see destination for your next visit! Methow Valley Goods is open Tues – Sat, 11AM – 4PM.

The large circular sculpture that stands outside the native plant garden.