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Olympia, Washington, is the capital city of Washington state and is also famous for Oysters. Olympia is so famous for oysters that they have their own oyster named after the region. The Olympia oyster, about the size of a silver dollar, is the only oyster that is native to the Pacific Northwest. Olympia is also known as a college town. College students, and largely the ones from Evergreen State College, help mold the vibe of the downtown Olympia area including it's restaurants. There is a earthy feel to the Olympia area and consequently you find a lot of organic foods and natural products.

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