By flight or ferry celebrate spring with a quick trip to Friday Harbor the hub of the San Juan Islands.
Michael J. Hipple
Island Museum of Art Don't miss this showcase of work by local and Northwest artists. INFO: Closed Mon; free, donation suggested; 314 Spring St.; www.wbay.org; 360/370-5050.
Arctic Raven Gallery Features the majors in native Northwest, Inuit, and Alaskan art. INFO: 130 First St. S.; 360/378-3433.
Serendipity Books Unearth all sorts of tattered titles at this cottage overflowing with both paperbacks and hard covers. INFO: 223 A St.; 360/378-2665.
Backdoor Kitchen Few visitors ever find this fine restaurant, squirreled away in a courtyard adjacent to Green Man Nursery. Enjoy Vietnamese
rice noodle bowls and assorted curries in a setting of bamboo leaves and garden sculptures. INFO: $$$; 400 A St.; 360/378-9540.