Chalk Art with Merri

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Join us for a fun afternoon and create a chalk sign you’ll be proud of!  This is a new and easy craft in the Pacific Northwest, be the first of your friends to enjoy this craft.

Choose one of the designs shown and pay $35 for all materials and instruction.  Merri will guide you through the process and show you how it’s done!

Space is strictly limited to 15 people.

To reserve your spot, sign up here.  See you at the clubhouse!



Join us for the last movie of the year. Come watch GREMLINS!


Bring the kids, bundle up, and join us for a giant movie on the outdoor screen.  Show starts at 6.15 pm.  Concessions and dinner will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

**BONUS**  Pre-purchase a picnic basket to cuddle up with your love on the lawn.  Baskets include two entrees, two sides, one dessert, blankets, cutlery, two glasses, and a bottle of wine or 4 bottles of beer.  Pre-order your dinner here, pick it up at the clubhouse 15 minutes before showtime, and turn in your basket and blankets at the bar when you’re done.

PRE-ORDER ONLY.  We’ll need enough time to pack them all up!  Choose your meal, trust the chefs to prepare an amazing feast, and we’ll have your basket ready when you arrive.

Dinner Options
Wine white or red?


Have a great October!

Erin and the River Ridge Team

Hocus Pocus! Outdoor Movie and Picnic Dinner

Join us for an outdoor movie, one of the last of the year. HOCUS POCUS is playing on the big screen!

hocus pocus

Bring the kids, bundle up, and join us for a giant movie on the outdoor screen.  Show starts at 6.30 pm.  Concessions and dinner will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

**NEW**  Pre-purchase a picnic basket to cuddle up with your love on the lawn.  Baskets include two entrees, two sides, one dessert, blankets, cutlery, two glasses, and a bottle of wine or 4 bottles of beer.  Pre-order your dinner here, pick it up at the clubhouse, and turn in your basket and dishes at the bar when you’re done.

PRE-ORDER ONLY.  We’ll need enough time to pack them all up!  Choose your meal, trust the chefs to prepare an amazing feast, and we’ll have your basket ready when you arrive.

Dinner Options
Any Dietary Restrictions?

Only two movies left for the year – come join us!

Have a great October!

Erin and the River Ridge Team

Comedy Night Featuring Adam Kessler

We are trying something new! COMEDY!  Do you love to laugh? Like tears running down the face, silent laughing and your side hurt!? oh, did we mention its CLEAN comedy!? CM Entertainment and River Ridge welcome Adam Kessler to town. He hails from Tri Cities and is the best in town.

Biography: (taken from his FB page) Adam Kessler started performing stand-up comedy when he was 5 years old (back in 1981) in the living room for his mom. He would watch comedians on TV and then come out & recite the jokes during commercials. He has since developed a style all of his own, he’s on a mission to entertain crowds with only 100% clean material. He tells jokes he wants you to be able to repeat to your mom without being embarrassed about the joke or it’s subject matter. Adam places being a comedian above almost everything else, he’s always loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He’s headlined his own shows and worked as a feature act for some of his favorite touring comedians. Adam Kessler is a one of a kind stand-up comic who writes jokes every day and loves everything about the world of stand-up comedy. He watches a lot of stand-up comedy and can recite a joke he heard back in 1981 as if he heard it this morning. He has performed all over Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. He’s going to go on to perform at venues all over the world (concert venues, comedy clubs, churches, and corporate events) so keep an eye out for him coming to a town near you. He’s going to work with superstars Joe Rogan and Dennis Miller one day. Adam Kessler thinks that the world needs more laughter and he never gets tired of hearing, reading, or watching people tell jokes. The next time you see him you should tell him a joke or ask him to tell you one. Being a comedian has always been Adam Kessler’s dream and he thinks living your dream is pretty important too.


Get tickets now!


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Quarter Ring Making Event

Probably the coolest event we’ve ever hosted.

MAKE YOUR OWN PATRIOTIC RING out of an ordinary quarter. $30 gets you instruction and all the necessary tools to do the job. Saturday, February 24, 1 pm to 4 pm. The Host ( Yellow Dog Studios, Tri Cities) will provide the quarter or gold coin for you.

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ONLY FIFTEEN SPOTS AVAILABLE, no exceptions. Sign up first and right now, or you’ll miss out!

Tickets on sale now! Live Music Feb 10th

Come enjoy us with some amazing music covering the 60’s – now and get some great food. Tickets on sale now at


2 Tim. 1:7

At River Ridge, one of our core values is our belief in God. We believe that there is a God in Heaven who will some day allow us to come live eternal life with Him. I’m often asked, “Dean is a Christian?!”, but yes, the grumpy old man is. He actually spends a lot of time up in the office listening to scripture and sermons while he does his other ownerly duties. Below is a recent sermon I created for International Bible Day.


2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline”. To be honest, this is one of my favorite verses from the Bible and one that I have memorized because it helps me in my everyday life. For those of you who know me really well, I’ve really been struggling to pray in front of others because it’s just an insecurity that I have. Lately though, the Holy Spirit truly has been taking my timidness and fear from me and giving me the power to pray in front of others, which is truly a blessing.

Along with this, it really helps with my self-confidence because it reminds me that I don’t need to be concerned with what other people think of me. I do not have to be fearful of the things that I do to glory God because He has the final say on judgement day. Through this, I have the power to worship and praise my God for who He is, and to love on others as Jesus loved on other people. I always joke about walking around the church barefoot and telling people who look at me with this face of contempt that Jesus would have washed my feet. But it’s true! God calls us to serve others as He did, even if it means literally washing people’s feet. Also, the more comfortable that I have gotten with praying in front of others and prayer in general, self-discipline really helps because it helps me to align myself with what God wants for me. Psalm 24:1 “The earth belongs to the Lord and so does everything in it”. I am a Child of God who was made to bring glory to Him through prayer and praise and living my life in the image of Him.


I hope this inspires you like it inspired me!

Allie 🙂

Wine Down Wednesdays

We have a special live music guest for the month of December during Wine Down Wednesday. Please join us and Jeff Parker for a nice relaxing meal and a glass of wine or two have a busy day at the office…or perhaps some holiday shopping!!

We will have wine and meal specials, so be sure to ask your server.


December 6th, 13th & 20th  5:30-7:30 pm


Jeff Parker

Private Event Oct 21st — CM Entertainment Presents The Olson Brothers

We invite you to this exclusive Private Event. The restaurant will close for this event and ticket holders only will be admitted.

The Olson Brothers are coming into town, one even flying in from Nashville, to do one last live music night for 2017 as we wind into the holiday season.  Holy Moly their resume is pretty awesome!
Summer 2016 they had over 60 shows including shows with Craig Morgan, Toby Keith, and Randy Houser, and 2 shows at Century Link Field including before a Seahawks game and opening before the Kenny Chesney Concert. We just watched a video on 10/1/2017 that they were at the Clink again in the pregame fun… They were also at Highland Days and have been around Tri Cities earlier in 2017.
They have also won The Texaco Country Showdown National Songwriting Contest in 2013 which won us $5000 and a trip to Nashville!  Luke is now interning with Desmond Child (wrote “Living on a Prayer” “Shot Through the Heart” “Dude Looks Like a Lady”) and writing songs with him. ( I mean, who doesn’t love all of those songs! He is in good hands!)
Get to know them  at the links below, call your friends and reserve table NOW!
Seating is limited to 88 seats.
Facebook Page
Tickets can be purchased here

Zombie Drink and Zombie Golf

Ever heard of the Zombie drink? I hadn’t until the other day, but we will be offering it at our zombie golf nights and while supplies last afterwards! Zombie golf will be October 14 and 28th and is part of a fundraiser for the West Valley FCCLA club. We will be providing $10 per player that signs up to their club. We are asking them to dress up as zombies and walk the course, just like you would experience at the corn maze. The price for you is $30 for a great cause, including the ball, the green fee, and the donation. The field is limited to 36 people per night.


We will also have one of our favorite servers, Maren, out on the course in a lit up cart preparing zombie drinks with glow sticks for players of age. If you love the taste and want to recreate the drink when you get home, here’s the recipe with this awesome drink!


The zombie contains:


1/2 oz Bacardi® 151 rum

1 oz pineapple juice

1 oz orange juice

1/2 oz apricot brandy

1 tsp sugar

2 oz light rum

1 oz dark rum

1 oz lime juice


Blend all ingredients with ice except Bacardi 151 proof rum. Pour into a collins glass. Float Bacardi 151 proof rum on top. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint and a cherry.


The recipe for this drink was found on and we are so happy to share it with you! Come check it out and try it at glow ball night!

Share your Event Ideas With US!!!

Hello lovelies! It feels so great to be writing to you again! Here at River Ridge, we are working on planning events to keep you busy this winter. For now, we’re just brainstorming, but we are excited to start getting into planning. We are currently thinking about doing make it take it nights where families can come in and carve pumpkins or make christmas decorations. We are also thinking about doing a live clue night, a vampire spaghetti dinner, and a game of dodgeball in the snow. Along with our own special events we are looking forward to helping plan your holiday get togethers! Please send us a message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to let us in on your ideas so we can start planning them! Thanks!


Allie 🙂

American Honey (Final Outdoor Concert for 2017 on 9.15.17)

We embarked on a new adventure to our Events end of River Ridge and we hope you have enjoyed any (or all) of the concerts you have attended. We are closing out our first summer outdoor concert series with a great local country band!


American Honey  will be bringing their Trio to the stage on Friday September 15th from 6-9pm.

 Call ahead early at 697-8323. Seats will fill up fast.  Cover is waived if you have a deck reservation!

You can order food to go and enjoy the grassy area.  Bring a blanket or a lawn chair.

These tickets are available at or at the CM Entertainment Tent (cash only)

Drink card special also available at CM Entertainment Tent (cash only)

Little insight to how the band got their name… Front woman Audre says ” We decided our name one day when we were all sitting around having a band BBQ and we happened to be drinking Wild Turkey American Honey whiskey. We had been trying to decide on a name for a couple weeks and the guys started pointing out things in sight, like the ketchup, relish, or mustard bottle. We all laughed until Bill said “American Honey”…. we all stopped and looked at each other and we all knew that was it!”

When you know, you know… am I right? So please join Audre (Vocals/Acoustic), Bill Cron (Lead Acoustic), and Brian Parker (Cajon Drum) and the staff of River Ridge and CM Entertainment as we dance and sing the night away. It will be show you won’t want to miss.


P.S. If you follow them on Facebook…did you see the video of Audre singing the Star Spangled Banner…MINDBLOWN!

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Back to School

“DAD!!! I CAN’T FIND MY SHOE!” Although this statement has developed as I have throughout the years (now it’s more of a “MOM, HAVE YOU SEEN MY CAR KEYS? I CAN’T FIND THEM ANYWHERE!”), I’m still my parents’ little girl and we’re still getting ready to send me off to school this year. For the final year of living at home. I’m sure parents will say that the final year is one of the hardest there is, and that it is comparable to the first day of school ever. I’d like to argue that the first day of senior year is much worse. I feel so overwhelmed!! So many schools to apply to, to decide from, and don’t forget the scholarship applications. My mother is already beginning to purchase bedding and other essentials for next year now, to get a head start. While this year is especially taxing on me, I can only imagine the way it makes my family feel. If I’m feeling stressed, what’s to say that customers like you won’t be? To help comfort our customers through the difficult times they’ll be seeing in the next month, we’ve hired more staff to help provide better customer service. We are also planning to do back to school weekday lunch specials for parents. We hope to see you in the clubhouse in coming weeks!


Allie 🙂

Life Choices Donation Drive

Howdy, River Ridge Family!!


I am so excited to tell you about the amazing opportunity that God has brought before us. For the next few months, we will be doing a change drive for Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Center. I am sure when you hear that, you think of Planned Parenthood. There are NO abortions at Life Choices, and they do not refer people to do abortions either. If a parent is not able or not willing to provide a happy, safe home for their future child, Life Choices helps to get them in contact with an adoption agency. On top of this, Life Choices provides free pregnancy and STD tests, as well as classes for moms to learn about how to take care of a child. Each time that a mom takes an “Earn to Learn” class, they earn “Boutique Bucks” that they can spend in the boutiques set up with books, toys, and clothes for babies. They are also provided with free diapers if needed. This non-profit organization is super top notch and we are extremely excited to provide them with a donation in order to help them pay for the supplies needed to help new moms. I even have a really close friend who was saved by this organization. Her biological mother found out she was pregnant at the Life Choices clinic and didn’t want to keep the baby. She wanted to get an abortion but the workers at the clinic were able to steer her toward an adoption agency. Thanks to them, my best friend was born and put through an adoption agency who directly gave her to her adopted family. (Ironically enough, her adopted mother was a worker at Life Choices). If it wasn’t for this clinic, I would not have my best friend, and I would probably not be the person I am today. In order to help this wonderful clinic that keeps people’s best friends in existence,  our goal is to raise $250 from you guys, followed by a donation by us matching what you donate, up to $250. Stop and drop your change in the jar to help this wonderful organization.

Naches Valley Reunion

The Naches Valley High School Class of 1967 held their 50 year reunion at the restaurant last night, and it was awesome! Their bouquets looked fabulous with the yellow and white flowers and blue jars to match their school colors, along with the blue “NHS ‘67” flags. Each table was also scattered with blue and gold wrapped Hershey’s kisses. They also created a beautiful display honoring the veterans in their class, as well as a memoriam for those that had passed away. It was really cool to see how on top of their class’ information the hosts were. On top of the beautiful centerpieces, the class also came up with some really fun activities and icebreakers, including singing their fight song, playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” on recorders and kazoos,and creating a small survey that forced everyone to talk to everyone else. This class did such a great job of decorating and really helped to show me what can be done to the restaurant to make it better. What could you do to decorate at your own parties? How would you decorate the restaurant to ae it look better? I have attached pictures from the reunion, including multiple shots of the centerpieces to give you ideas for your next party, and to help see what could possibly inspire some new projects in the restaurant. Feel free to email us and tell us the type of decorating projects you think we should take on to make the restaurant look better.


Our email is:


Thank you! I’m excited to see what you come up with!


Allie 🙂

Outdoor Concert Aug 18th 6:00pm – 9:00pm

***** UPDATED Cover Charge for this event****River Ridge outdoor concert-

River Ridge will be having an exclusive show on Aug 18th. The SHADES are a classic rock, pop & top 40 cover band that play the entire northwest. Covering everything from the Rolling Stones to Katy Perry , The SHADES offer the best sounding live music that everyone can get down to and enjoy!
 Be sure to check out their website
Founder of The SHADES… Bobby is
an awesome guitarist and shades cover
has been playing music
professionally even before his
teen years. He is also a seasoned
singer, bassist and drummer. He played in various full
time west coast road bands before forming “The
SHADES” in Seattle during 1982.
~FAITH MARTIN~ Great Lead Singer/Guitarist… Faith started with the band back in 2004 and you all may also know her from being a radio personality on various Radio Stations including 98.3 The Key & KORD. If anyone can get the party started….it’s her for sure! She is a passionate, seasoned performer who is at home being on stage.
~BILLY HITT~ Drummer/Vocals..Billy is a excellent seasoned drummer and excellent vocals. Former member of The Cavaliers of “Last Kiss” fame. Google it – you will know the song that Pearl Jam also recorded a version of. Billy provides the feel and “groove” that enables The SHADES
to rock solid and cover such a wide variety of music. Billy
joined The SHADES in 1994.
~RICK WILTSE~ Bass Guitar/Vocals… Rick started with The SHADES in 1994 and is as rock steady as they come. Rick played in various club bands in the Seattle area before moving to the Tri Cities where he also played in a variety of bands on guitar and on bass. A seasoned performer and total dedicated professional.

Prefunk with Charlie Green 7.21.17

You are in for a early treat while eating dinner at River Ridge on July 21st! Charlie Green is in town promoting his new album and wanted to come to town to play for you while he is on tour.  He is a young man with a deep voice that shocks people from the first word sung.

Charlie Green, a Nashville Recording Artist from Vancouver Washington, has shared the stage with country music’s James Otto, Keith Anderson, Brian McComas, Jason Michael Carroll and more! Charlie’s love for music was found in an old radio at the age of 5. Singing in the car while playing a dashboard drum set became a routine performance for his supportive family. He continued his young interest in music learning the Trumpet in the 5th grade. From that first horn to a bass guitar in 2008, Charlie took interest in many genres of music. Going through phases of Rock, Alternative, Metal, Reggae, and Metal-core, he was bound to fall back to that familiar sound from childhood. Country. Around 2010 his love for country music became a life style as he got his first acoustic guitar. In 2015, Charlie flew to Nashville to record his Debut EP entitled “Don’t Mess”, as well as a military tribute, “Proud American”. Find him on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and more!

Intrigued? Grab a burger and a beer and enjoy the show.  He will be playing the pre-funk show from 6-8 before rock band Nerve Centr takes the stage.

Visit for tour dates and merchandise purchases. He will also have cd’s for sale at the show. He looks forward to meeting you!

Follow him on social media


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Outdoor Concert Series #3 – Nerve Centr

We have partnered again with CM Entertainment to bring you another night of live music outside!

Nerve Centr is a rock band from Tri-Cites. We love everyone who has a motto and they have a GREAT one…”Aim to entertain”  Musicians are regular people like you and I but Alan, Craig and Jerry have some AWESOME fun facts to share so when you see them try to guess which facts is whose…

  1. Which one of us is a scientist who is working on developing biodegradable rocket fuel?  (ok can I have some of that? I have a million places to be in a day)
  2. Which one of us rides a Harley? (We have bikers that come to the course, so be sure to talk a little biker talk during a break)
  3. Which one of us played in a punk band in the ’80s called Mental Heath (who also played alongside Violent Femmes) and when was a kid pitched a no-hitter in pee wee baseball at age 11? (Bring your kids to talk to him if they play ball…inspiration is every where)

Check out their website

Nerve Centr

We look for ward to seeing you July 21st 8-11pm

$10 Admission (ticket link coming soon, will be posted on the Facebook event)

All ages welcome

$15 drink punch card available at will call — cash only

Outdoor Summer Concert Series #2

We have partnered with CM Entertainment once again to bring you a family fun night of live music set for June 23, 2017 @8:00pm

Apophus is a band coming from Tri Cities. Nicole White, Brian Williams, Josh Arendell, Matt Wessley, Uriel Rivera make up this band and they will be bringing us a unique musical experience mixing hip-hop with elements of fusion and prog rock. They have influences of rock legends we all love like Santana, Queen, Eminem, Janis Joplin just to name a few.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dance the night away as Apophus rocks the fresh new stage just off the main entrance of the club house.  You can check out the bands Facebook page as well.

If you would like more information on the event, you may contact Autumn at or give her a call/text (509) 438-9963

We look forward to seeing you.




Five Tips to Help You Host your Holiday Party with Ease

I love Christmas.  Love, love, love.  I love Christmas so much, in order to make sure the family got together in a way that was meaningful and significant, I took it upon myself to host the party.

[The perfectionist’s motto is “If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself,” and I am under no illusion that I am anything but a perfectionist.]

At the time, 20-something with no kids and only one job, hosting the extended family for the holidays was not a big deal.  I had time to spare, and the time I couldn’t spare I carved out anyways.  It was a labor of love.  I really did enjoy it.

I planned the meal, made a gift list for all who’d attend, shopped early for presents and wrapped them all ahead of time.  I grocery shopped at the cleanest, healthiest stores, started cooking two days early, brined the bird, baked the pies, made candy, baked cookies, created place cards, rented furniture, rearranged tables to fit everyone in one spot, made up guest rooms.

Back up, Martha Stewart.  I GOT THIS.

You’re probably thinking “oh my goodness, what a showoff, no one does that for reals except PTA b*tches and Real Housewives of Orange County.” (more…)