Post Tagged with: “Sandpoint”

The Panhandler Restaurant & Bakery, Sandpoint, ID

The Panhandler Restaurant & Bakery, Sandpoint, ID

  I’ve raved about the Panhandler Restaurant & Bakery for years to anybody who travels to Idaho.  Normally, we’re on our motorcycles, heading south after overnighting in Cranbrook, B.C. so the stop is for early morning breakfast or a mid-day coffee and pie. On this stop, we lodged in Sandpoint […]

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Idaho, Part 2 – The North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum, Sandpoint, ID

Idaho, Part 2 – The North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum, Sandpoint, ID

Sitting in the gravel parking lot of the North Idaho Native Plant Arboretum, a 70-something year old couple pulls in alongside us. They’re driving a 4-door pickup truck with Washington licence plates.  They’re tourists, too. The woman, wearing jeans and slip-on sandals, climbs out of the truck.  She  has a […]

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Idaho – Part 1: Sandpoint, ID is named “Most Beautiful Small Town”

Idaho – Part 1:  Sandpoint, ID is named “Most Beautiful Small Town”

Named in 2011 by Rand McNally and USA Today as “Most Beautiful Small Town” Sandpoint is a a place we love to visit in Idaho’s Panhandle.  We stop there, usually for pie, at the Panhandler Restaurant and Bakery.  (But we’ve since discovered another Destination Diner.  Read on.) Built on the […]

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Panhandler Pies Restaurant and Bakery, Sandpoint, Idaho

“The U.S. Border Patrol warned us to expect a big, Canadian biker gang”, laughed the hostess as our group of BMW club riders crowded into the Panhandler on Canada’s Victoria Day weekend.  Saturday morning, and the compact, rustically decorated Panhandler was packed and bustling. We ‘discovered’ the Panhandler more than […]

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