With the Inlander Best Of 2024 Poll just around the corner, we want to show some of our local favorites some love in our very own “best of” picks. Additionally, it’s thanks to you folks that we’ve won Inlander’s Best in multiple categories since 2019, so we are once again asking that you vote for Cinder in all of the cannabis categories! To get to the Inlander’s Best of 2024 voting pages, just click the following links.

Vote Cinder for Best Retail Cannabis Shop!

Vote Cinder for Best Local Cannabis Brand!

Nominate Cinder for Best Cannabis Edibles Selection!

Nominate Vincent Alberty from Cinder for Best Budtender!

Best Tattoo Studio | Fortunata

Fortunata Tattoo Spokane Washington

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Our first choice for the Inlander Best of 2024 Poll is Fortunata for Best Tattoo Studio. Fortunata won the Inlander’s Best Tattoo Studio in 2023, but we think they deserve to take the title home again. This tattoo studio is not only home to some of the most talented artists in Spokane but is also one of the most appealing and well-run shops I’ve ever been to. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by a beautifully decorated modern-looking interior and their friendly front-desk attendant. The check-in is always super fast and straightforward as they have you fill everything out on their front-desk iPad. After you sign in, they usually offer you a free water/drip coffee as well which I personally love.

Their artist roster is also incredibly impressive, with artists who specialize in a variety of different styles. I’ve personally seen two of their artists (shoutout Detri and Yulie) and both of them were some of the sweetest artists I’ve ever met. Each of them made me feel super comfortable during my appointment and gave me some of my favorite tattoos.

Vote for Fortunata for Best Tattoo Studio!

Best Vintage Boutique | Atomic Threads

Atomic Threads Vintage Boutique Spokane Washington

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Another great business we want to show our love for in the Inlander Best of 2024 Poll is Atomic Threads for Best Vintage Boutique. Atomic Threads Boutique is the PNW’s first pin-up & alternative clothing store that is both size and gender inclusive! They bring in a wide variety of brands that fit a diverse spectrum of body types and offer many styles for the ultimate form of self-expressionAtomic Threads is a proud supporter – and part of – the LGBTQ+ community and strives to create a safe haven for everyone.

In addition to selling a diverse selection of vintage and vintage-inspired clothes, Atomic Threads is a home for local artists, designers, and craftspersons to sell their wares to the public. They offer a unique sales opportunity for artists, jewelry designers, sewists, crocheters, embroiderers, woodworkers, painters, and more who might not otherwise have a brick-and-mortar location to sell their wares. We love Atomic Threads not only for their amazing selection of vintage and vintage-inspired clothing but also for their work within the LGBTQ+ and creative communities here in Spokane.

Vote Atomic Threads for Best Vintage Boutique

Best Non-Profit Organization | Spectrum Center

Spectrum Center Spokane

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Our next business we think deserves some love in the Inlander Best of 2024 Poll is Spectrum Center for Best Non-Profit Organization. Spectrum Center is an intersectional and intergenerational organization that uplifts the 2SLGBTQIA+ community here in Spokane. Spectrum’s mission is to create a safe community gathering space that celebrates a resilient, healthy community through social connectedness and support, arts and culture, access to resources, and leadership development. The long-term vision is for Spectrum to be the primary change agent for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community by advocating for social progress in Eastern Washington. They support a thriving and diverse population through education, social events, services, social activism, visibility, and by uplifting and collaborating with other organizations.

Vote Spectrum Center for Best Non-Profit Organization

Best Thrift Shop | Global Neighborhood

Global Neighborhood Thrift Store Spokane Washington

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Another business we think deserves to win the Inlander Best of 2024 Poll is Global Neighborhood for Best Thrift Shop. We love Global Neighborhood not only for their huge selection of second-hand goods but also for their involvement in the community. Global Neighborhood offers pathways to employment for our neighbors who have come to Spokane as refugees, providing work through their sustainable, accessible thrift and vintage store. Refugees receive job training, income, and a community of support to rebuild their lives in the U.S. Global Neighborhood provides a safe and welcoming space for refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants to learn how to navigate life in their new home. Their selection of second-hand goods is also one of the best in town. This store is housed in a massive warehouse with everything from clothes to furniture and more.

Vote for Global Neighborhood for Best Thrift Shop

Best Arcade | Jedi Alliance

Jedi Alliance Arcade Spokane Washington

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Our next pick for the Inlander Best of 2024 Poll is Jedi Alliance for Best Arcade. For an entry fee of just $16.50, you gain access to all 155 of their arcade and pinball machines all set to free play. That means you can play as many games as you want for less than $17! Their collection of arcade games includes most of the classics like 1984 Atari Star Wars, Ms.Pac-Man, Galaga, Mortal Combat, and more.

They also have a massive collection of themed pinball machines like Creature from the Black Lagoon, Twilight Zone, and more. Another awesome feature of this arcade is their toy museum and movie prop display. As a matter of fact, Jedi Alliance is home to the only display of screen-used movie props in Spokane! Here, you’ll see authentic movie props from classic films like X-Men, Terminator 2, Galaxy Quest, and more alongside collectible vintage toys.

Vote Jedi Alliance for Best Arcade

Best Chinese Food | Hong Kong Express

Hong Kong Express Chinese Food Spokane Washington

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Last, but certainly not least, we think Hong Kong Express is a great nominee for Best Chinese Food in this year’s Inlander Best of 2024 Poll. Hong Kong Express chooses their ingredients carefully to ensure they only use the freshest natural ingredients available. They also cook their food using 100% vegetable oil and don’t use MSG. In terms of the restaurant itself, Hong Kong Express has a cozy and inviting ambiance to enjoy your meal in. Even if you order for delivery your food will be hot, fresh, and absolutely delicious.

Vote Hong Kong Express for Best Chinese Food.

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