One of the coolest places we ate on our road trip was at Steam Plant Square in downtown Spokane. The building was a fully functioning power plant up until 1986, but was closed because it was in need of substantial repairs. In 1996 construction began, and the building was transformed to house office and retail space, while still preserving the industrial heritage of the site.
Today there's a dining room located in one of the old boilers, and a ton of the industrial components have been preserved to create an incredibly unique interior. It was a really fascinating location and we did some wandering after we finished eating. Steam Plant Square is an amazing example of urban renewal and historic preservation.