About Us


When you visit Lorien Herbs and Natural Foods you will always find the highest quality health products and knowledgeable, personable staff that are eager to help with customer questions. Lorien has been a family owned and operated business since Bob and Jill Herman opened the doors in 1977. They named it "Lorien" taken from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and in J.R.R. Tolkien's Elfen language; the word translates into a "place of good food"!

Chris Imes was their Manager and Herbalist and took over the store in 2000. We moved from downtown Spokane to the historic Windmill building in the heart of the South Perry Neighborhood Business District in 2003 (see History).

We stock a broad selection of over 500 of the best quality herbs, teas and spices sold by the ounce. This is a superb choice of herbs that is unmatched here in the Pacific Northwest. All of the herbs we stock are either certified as organically grown or wild- crafted, and only harvested in sustainable ways. Our wide-ranging selection of the highest quality green and black teas is second to none. Our special Lorien ‘in house black tea blend’ continues to please a growing number of customers for its unique full-bodied taste. We also offer a variety of exceptional herbal tea blends.

We offer many products for health and healing that includes essential oils, homeopathic remedies, supplements, books, lotions and potions and select organic and natural food items.

At Lorien, we invite you to come into the shop and see all that we have to offer. You are also welcome to complete the Contact Us form on this web site and we will be happy to help you. Thank you for stopping by.