Holiday Gift Guide: Benson Hill & Cascade

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Ample parks and lively flavors

The friendly Benson Hill/Cascade neighborhood is rich in parks and outdoor play for all ages. You’ll find meandering trails, wooded escapes, and plenty of recreation, including miles of forested mountain bike trails. 

The great indoors also calls. For the holidays, check out the local flavors at bustling neighborhood restaurants and watering holes, including a classic sports haven and a craft beer bar offering a sizeable selection of local brews, cider and root beer.  


Card game at Wizard's Keep Games in Renton, Washington.

Local Gifts from Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in the 

Benson Hill/Cascade Neighborhood:

Note: as of November 16, 2020, indoor dining is prohibited. Please contact the business to confirm takeout availability before visiting. 

The Brewmaster’s Taproom

This kid and canine-friendly locale offers an expansive tap list and bottle selection that celebrate the region and beyond. Consider a gift card, or give a growler or three. Need more ideas? The taproom has a beer-themed bakery offering granola, grain breads and beer-infused caramels.

Mekenie Pampangga’s Special

Discover Filipino family recipes passed down through generations. Sizzling Sisig (chopped pork and liver with a lemon seasoning served on a sizzling plate) and Lechon Kawali (deep-fried pork belly with a side of Mang Tomas sauce) keep locals coming back for more.

Wizard’s Keep Games

Need a gift for the gamer in your life? With a mission to build community through the power of games, this hidden gem is a haven for players. You’ll find Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, Warhammer Fantasy, 40k and more, along with a variety of board games.

Golden Wok

‘Tis the season for comfort food, and the Golden Wok Chinese restaurant is serving heaping portions of all the favorites. General Tso’s chicken, Mongolian beef and the house fried rice are especially popular picks. 


From infant instruction to adult aquatics, Waterbabies offers a full spectrum of swimming instruction. For the littlest guppies, instructors take a gentle, child-centered approach with a focus on play. For older kids and adults, it’s all about skills, safety and confidence.

While You’re Here. Load up the bike rack and hone your skills on the 4.5-miles of Tapeworm mountain bike trails. Accessible year-round, this old-school technical single track offers tight, rooty turns and punchy climbs, along with bike jumps and other wooden features.

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