I'm Jim McIntyre and author of the Guide to Tri-Cities Washington. I first published this website in December 2007 to help organize my bookmarks as a result of my Internet dumpster diving while researching my interests about the Tri-Cities Washington area. This guide is my personal project and is provided as a community benefit.
This guide provides links to over 1500 websites and social media sites, with an emphasis on the non-profit/non-commercial organizations, that enable us to enjoy many attractions and things to do in this region. In addition, this guide covers more than just the Tri-Cities. It provides information for Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Pendleton and other communities within an hour or so drive from the Tri-Cities.
Most of the visitors to this website are local to Tri-Cities area while the rest are from Seattle and other communities. Live music and performing arts, clubs & groups, farmers' markets, outdoor activities, wineries, breweries, local attractions, and volunteer opportunites have always been popular topics of interest.
I publish community events around the Tri-Cities region that are associated primarily with non-profit organizations and annual community events on Events • Things to Do - Tri-Cities Washington (Blog) with updates to Tri-Cities Events & Things to Do (Facebook).
You may contact me at email@example.com with comments about this website - especially to point out errors and omissions. Also, feel free to suggest appropriate content for this website that is Internet accessible to the public.
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Website Comments and Citations by Others
Here are some creative ways to volunteer in the Tri-Cities by Paul Krupin, Tri-City Herald: "One of the best sources for volunteers is The Tri-Cities Guide online, with more than 200 non-profit organizations seeking help: tri-citiesguide.org/volunteer-opportunities.htm."
Eat All About It: Valentine's Day options for couples, singles - by Ty Beaver, Tri-City Herald: "Luckily, Tri-Cities Washington Guide has a long listing of restaurants, wineries and bars that are offering special Valentine's Day menus and promotions for procrastinating lovers."
Benton-Franklin Trends, published in May 2015, provides a link to my outdoor recreation page as Outdoor Recreation in the Tri-Cities Region under Culture, Recreation & Tourism. Cool!
Outdoor Adventurers, a MeetUp group, published the following: "Just moved here? Or don't know what's cool to do here? https://tri-citiesguide.org/ - This website is a FANTASTIC resource, even if you have lived here for a good while. Dining, clubs, sports, groups, social activites, arts, history, museums, books, music, breweries, distilleries, scenic byways, farmers markets, wineries... you name it, it's here. Includes: Tricities, Prosser, Walla Walla, and the surrounding area."
"Sweet Potato and Bean Chili offers warm, healthy option after exercise" was published in the January 14, 2015 edition of the Tri-City Herald. It included the following statement: "For a list of other local groups, go to tri-citiesguide.org/social-networks.htm."
"Here are some creative ways to volunteer in the Tri-Cities" was published in the December 17, 2017 edition of the Tri-City Herald: "You will find all sorts of opportunities to connect with people who appreciate ... One of the best sources for volunteers is The Tri-Cities Guide online, with more ... seeking help: tri-citiesguide.org/volunteer-opportunities.htm."
From the City of Richland's Greenliving News June 2014 edition: "Check out this awesome website that lists all farmers' markets in the Mid-Columbia, along with local food and farm producers, food co-operatives, and fresh fruit and product stands, https://tri-citiesguide.org/farm-markets.htm."
The former TriCitia.com event website provided a link to this website as "An Under-the-Hood Guide to Community Culture including Clubs, Annual Events, and Awesome Organizations." Sums it up short and sweet!
Lynn, co-organizer of Tri-City Friends (singles and couples), wrote: "Here's an awesome website for clubs and groups in the Tri-Cities area https://tri-citiesguide.org/social-networks.htm." and "I hadn't even looked at the other links - he's got listed activities, events, destinations, maps, publications, geographical information, community information ....."
The former "Fruit of the Vine Tours" wrote: "Wow! This is the most comprehensive guide to the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas that I have ever seen. Jim McIntyre has compiled this fantastic resource of information, and it contains everything you ever want to know about the area. Looks like a labor of love to be sure!"
Craig Romano, guidebook author, outdoors writer, and photographer posted the following comment on his Facebook page: "Planning on doing a little outdoor recreation activities in the Tri-Cities Area? Here's a great resource to get you started while you wait for Day Hiking Eastern Washington to go in print."
From Modern Living Services: "Ever want to know what is going on in the Tri-Cities? Jim does a fantastic job of keeping track of it all! (check out his web page as well) https://www.facebook.com/TriCitiesWashingtonGuide/."