Welcome to Albion
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Quiet rural community featuring spacious homes and surrounding agriculture
The town of Albion was named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, who, upon landing on the west coast of the Americas, called the region “Nova Albion.” It’s an old, archaic term meaning New England. Albion was also previously known as “Guy,” Washington. Situated in the southeastern part of Washington, Albion is conveniently located between Pullman and Colfax. Both cities are less than a 15-minute drive, so it’s a great location for commuters. Residents can also make the quick commute for additional amenities, such as shopping and entertainment.
Albion is a very small town surrounded by rural areas. It’s rich in natural beauty and agriculture. Residents can enjoy nearby open spaces and public parks. The South Fork Palouse River runs through the southern part of the city.
What to Love
- A small, close-knit community
- Quiet and peaceful residential neighborhoods
- Proximity to Pullman and Colfax
- Surrounded by open space and agriculture
- Natural scenic beauty and wildlife
Albion is a small, quiet bedroom community. It’s perfect for those who like country living and being surrounded by rural land. It’s a nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of other cities. Residents are friendly and form a close-knit community, and some residents’ families have been there for generations and know each other well.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are numerous restaurants in Pullman, which is only a 10-15-minute drive. For upscale dining, The Black Cypress serves Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine. They specialize in inventive farm-to-table dishes, and the menu changes based on what’s in season. The cocktails are just as creative, and the wine menu has domestic and imported bottles. The atmosphere is intimate and chic, and diners highly rate the service.
For a local pub vibe, Rico's is a mainstay for over a century. Rico’s occupies prime real estate close to the corner of S. Grand Ave. and E. Main St in Pullman. The appetizer menu features fried favorites, while standouts like the fish tacos and five-alarm burger round out their offerings.
There’s plenty to drink — rotating taps keep fresh brews on the menu, and you can order one of several candy drinks to cleanse your palate. Rico’s has regular events, like live jazz & blues, Pullman’s longest-running Open Mic, and Pullman’s longest-running trivia for a cause!
Serving the best Bangladeshi cuisine in town, Mela recently opened to much critical acclaim. You can find Mela on Main St. next to Pine Street Plaza, the commercial nexus of Pullman. Inspired by family recipes, the food is cooked from scratch and free from preservatives and artificial ingredients; those with gluten-free or vegetarian diets will find plenty of delicious options.
For American fare, Foundry Kitchen and Cocktails serves elevated hearty favorites, such as roasted rib eye, barbeque burgers, and pulled pork sandwiches. Cocktails include classics such as margaritas and Moscow mules and modern takes such as gin merry me and bourbon cider car. The outdoor patio has a cozy fireplace perfect for date nights.
If you want variety, Lumberyard is a multi-cuisine food hall where you can try dishes from different merchants. There is also a full bar, a gaming area, and an outdoor patio with plenty of seating. It’s great for large parties, and communal-style dining has become very popular with residents.
Down the street, The Old European Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Menu highlights are popular European dishes, such as Swedish crepes, stuffed French toast, and German potato pancakes. The recipes are traditional, but the ingredients are fresh. Banquet rooms are available for private parties and special occasions.
Things to Do
Albion and the surrounding towns organize local community events throughout the year. There are always fairs and festivals. Not to be missed is the annual Easter Parade, which is fun for everyone to view. Great for families, Albion Library hosts storytime, programs, and book clubs for people of all ages.
For outdoor lovers, Palouse Falls State Park is a 105-acre camping park. It has networks of hiking trails, camping, and picnic areas, fishing, and a 200-foot waterfall. There are three distinct viewpoints for the waterfall. The rest of the park features unique geology and wildlife worth exploring.
Closer to Albion, Kamiak Butte County Park has over five miles of forested hiking trails. The park is named after an old chief of the Yakama Tribe and is recognized as a National Natural Landmark. It’s home to over 150 species and is a favorite bird-watching spot.
Once a week, from May to October, the Pullman Farmers Market has locally-grown food and products, artisanal vendors, baked goods, and specialty foods. In the winter, they open once a month and are a fantastic place to interact with the community and support local businesses.