The Reimagined Taste of Old Town North, a two-month stroll through the neighborhood, begins April 21st. The Taste provides an opportunity for our neighbors and friends in the surrounding area to sample the goods and services of our local businesses and do some good.

During the 2-month long Taste, participating businesses will offer discounts to ticket holders. 

Tickets will be available for purchase on the Old Town North Website and at the Community Table at our Thursday Farmer’s Market. 

Community Passport sales support the work of the Old Town North Community Partnership in creating a more vital and walkable neighborhood and the work of ALIVE! In supporting neighbors in need throughout the City. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit ALIVE!

Participating businesses include:

  • River’s Edge Yoga
  • Cafe 44
  • St. Elmo’s Old Town North
  • Goldfinch
  • Wheel Nutz Bike Shop
  • a la Lucia
  • Kidcreate
  • Seichou Karate
  • Expert Handyman
  • ONEHOPE Wine
  • Alphagraphics
  • Yunnan on Potomac
  • MAS Seafood Market
  • Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
  • the Vendors and Artisans of the Thursday Farmer’s Market
  • The Royal Restaurant

Promotion Partner

Community Supporter

Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society
Old Town North Alliance


Mayweather Boxing + Fitness
Yogis For Positive Change 

The list of participating businesses, their special offers, and events continues to grow!  Samples of the special offers for Passport Holders include:

MAS Seafood Market is offering 10% off for Passport Holders

A la Lucia Guests can receive 25% off the lunch order when presenting the passport. They will also be offering a free glass of Prosecco at dinner for Passport Holders.

Mayweather Boxing and Fitness offers free giveaways, along with 10% off our retail merchandise. We also have special membership packages as part of our presale.

Chewish Deli is offering 10% off on orders.

Expert Handyman is discounting their hourly rate of $139 an hour to $99 an hour with a 2 hour minimum ONLY for Passport Holders. Perfect for catching up on all the household projects on the to do list.

Cafe 44 offers 20% off House Specialties on the All Day menu.

Alphagraphics is offering Passport Holders a Free Banner 3’x6′ 1 sided with grommets.

River’s Edge Yoga is offering a 30% discount on the price of a five-class pass. Five classes for $50. The regular price is 5 classes for $75.

Yunnan by Potomac is offering 10% off Monday through Thursday when Passports are presented.

Our friends at Goldfinch Design and Decor have many delightful offerings for Passport Holders.

Goldfinch Specials: 

10% Off Orders of $100 or more
15% Off Orders of $250 or more
20% Off Orders of $500 or more

*This discount can be used up to 2x during the taste dates: 4/21-6/21
*In-store Only
*Some exclusions apply
*Must show Passport or proof of purchase

St. Elmo’s Old Town North offer 10% off for Passport Holders 

The Royal Restaurant offers 10% for pick up orders.

NOTICe Old Town North Tours

  • North End of Old Town North History Walking Tour
    Dates: Thursdays, May 13, 20, 27 and June 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    Free to NOTICe members and Passport Holders.
    $5 donation for others.
    Registration required via email:

    This one-hour history walking tour is offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. on May 13, 20, 27 and June 3rd, meeting at the cul-de-sac of Slater’s Lane. It tells the stories of life along the Old Town North waterfront over the centuries highlighting the women who lived and owned property there. Rain or shine so dress accordingly with comfortable shoes. The walk is easy and limited to 8 “masked” persons. Water will be provided.

  • “Born to Tour”- North Old Town History Walking Tour
    Date: Saturday, May 22, 9-11 a.m.
    Free to NOTICe members and Passport Holders.
    $5 donation for others
    Registration required via email:

    It all happened right in our Old Town North neighborhood. From George Washington describing the area as a “fine improvable marsh” to our industrialization, our suburbanization, and Steppenwolf singing “Born to be Wild” at the Red Cross Riverfront Festival in 1992. Come join us for a fun two hour walking tour on Saturday, May 22, 9-11 a.m. Meet at the benches at the corner of Pendleton and North Union Streets (West’s Point, the south end of Oronoco Park). The tour will be canceled if weather is inclement. The walk is easy and limited to 10 “masked” persons.D

The Taste is sponsored by the Old Town North Community Partnership with support from the City of Alexandria, NOTICe, the Old Town North Alliance, and local businesses.

“The Old Town North Alliance is delighted to be a sponsor of this crowd-pleasing event that highlights the variety of eateries in Old Town North and opportunities for recreation and wellness," said Agnès Artemel, President of the Old Town North Alliance. “The Taste of Old Town North brings together the best of our vibrant neighborhood."


Community Sponsorships are also available to be listed in the program and Business Directory.

Supporters: $200.00
Friends: $100.00

Please keep in mind that the purpose of this event is to showcase what we have in Old Town North and to encourage people to want to live, work and play here!