Sunday, December 30th, 2012
Tasting Winter Warmers at Bellingham’s Elizabeth Station
Teresa Schmidt

To the delight of Bellingham beer enthusiasts and oenophiles alike, Elizabeth Station opened in March 2012. This combination bottle shop, wine specialty store, convenience store, and soup/sandwich/cereal bar has something for everyone. A welcoming atmosphere, convenient location, and huge selection of beers, ciders and wines—sourced from near and far—made Elizabeth Station a hit from day […]

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Paddle to Beautiful Views at Clark’s Point
Todd Elsworth

Walking the trails at Clark’s Point in Bellingham takes some local knowledge to accomplish. There is no car parking available at the trailhead for access to the viewpoints on both the east and west side of this peninsula. You must get there by bike, walk, or boat. We chose to approach from the water. This […]

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Menace Brewing: The Fountain District’s Neighborhood Brewery

Bellingham’s Fountain District has been devoid of a neighborhood watering hole for far too long. Enter Menace Brewing: the long-anticipated brewery and taproom transplant from Ferndale. Shuttered in 2015 to uproot and move to Bellingham, Menace is now back in action as the Fountain District’s neighborhood taproom. Menace Brewing opened its doors to Meridian Street […]

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Owner Will Kemper to Speak at WA State Homebrewers Conference

Craft Brewing legend Will Kemper has been chosen as the keynote speaker at the WA Homebrewers annual conference in Vancouver, WA at the Vancouver Hilton on March 17, 2017. Kemper has been brewing commercial craft beer since 1984 and has gone on to direct, engineer, and create recipes for over twenty craft breweries around the […]

Friday, February 17th, 2017
WSO Celebrates Iconic American Composers in All-American Concert March 26

Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue will be played by noted pianist Christopher Guzman as he joins the WSO for an All-American afternoon of American masterpieces on March 26. Guzman studied at Juilliard concurrently with WSO Music Director Yaniv Attar, who says, “I am happy to reunite with an old friend from Juilliard. Christopher is on the piano faculty […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Boundary Bay’s Irish-Style Red Ale and St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

Boundary Bay Brewery released its Irish-Style Red seasonal on February 1, 2017. Every year it is brewed to celebrate the spirit of the Bellingham Community and the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade*. With a deep-red hue, the Irish-Style Red Ale is smooth, lighter-bodied ale with medium-to-low hop bitterness and a toffee-like roasted, dry, yet malty, clean […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival Celebrates 15 Years March 10-12

Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival celebrates the incredible variety of bird species that visit the premiere birding areas of Blaine, Birch Bay and Semiahmoo located along the Pacific Flyway on the northwest corner of Washington State. The 2017 Festival will take place on March 10, 11 and 12 with an all-day Birding Expo on […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Spring Valley Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort March 10

One of Washington’s true family estate wineries, Spring Valley and its resident winemaker Serge Laville will join guests at Semiahmoo Resort’s own Pierside Kitchen for the Spring Valley Vintner Dinner Thursday, March 10, 2017 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Blaine. The cost will be $135 per person and $405 per pair, plus a one night […]

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
BAAY Theater Presents: East of the Sun and West of the Moon March 3-12

This classic Norwegian folk tale is brought to life by BAAY Theater students ages 9-12, March 3 – 12, 2017 in Bellingham. In the story, a princess who has fallen on hard times must travel to a kingdom “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” to rescue her best friend from trolls. Her […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
WWU Ranks Third in 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors
Kaitlin Mulhere—Time.com - Money

Let’s be honest for a moment: No one expects you to spend all your spare time at college in the library. Whether you’re planning to study early Japanese literature or Python coding, you may still want to spend your weekends scaling rock walls, savoring the silence of snowy woods, or paddling down Class V rapids. […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Find St. Patty’s Day Fun in Bellingham
Teresa Schmidt

When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Bellingham and Whatcom County know how to do it right! It’s true, there is no place like Bellingham for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an annual affair that keeps us coming back for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  From a serious trail run featuring goofy green outfits […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Good Clean Family Fun at Otion Soap Bar
Hilary Parker

A trip to Otion Soap Bar wasn’t on my kids’ radar, but it was on mine. Otion has been a soap making supply store located in downtown Bellingham for years, but more recently introduced its Crafter’s Corner, where you can do projects in the shop with helpful instructors on hand to assist. The Crafter’s Corner […]

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership Unveils “Chow Down(town)” Culinary Event

Bellingham’s food scene is being showcased in its biggest way yet with the launch of Chow Down(town), the Downtown Bellingham Partnership’s all-new dining event. The week-long culinary experience, running March 7 – 12, will offer diners the opportunity to experience unique entrees and perfectly curated accouterments at 20 restaurants downtown, all at special prices. Centered […]

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Of this Land: Contemporary First Nations’ Sculpture Exhibit, Art Talk and Reception

Living in the Pacific Northwest means that we are surrounded by art from the Coast Salish people. Join us on Feb. 16 at 5:30 pm, at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, to hear from local Northwest artists. The gallery is located at 203 Prospect Street #101 in Bellingham. And there is a suggested donation for attendees of […]

Monday, February 13th, 2017
X-C Skiing from the Glacier Creek Sno-Park in Mount Baker Wilderness
Todd Elsworth

From my own personal Basecamp Bellingham, I get on to Sunset Drive and follow it east until it turns into State Road 542 (Mt. Baker Highway). This is the road that leads to the winter playground surrounding Mount Baker. We chose to turn off on Forest Service Road 39 and head for the Glacier Creek […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Fairhaven Food Fest Feb. 26 – Mar. 2, 2017

The first ever Fairhaven Food Fest is a five-day event, February 26 through March 2, inviting the public to discover and dine at participating restaurants in Bellingham’s Historic Fairhaven District. The area restaurants and cafes (see list below) will give out a Fairhaven Food Fest coaster “passport” at your first dine. With a minimum of […]

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Western Washington University to Offer Summer Youth Programs for Grades K-12

Western Washington University will again offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 throughout summer 2017. For the past 35 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction […]

Monday, February 6th, 2017
Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival Explores Critical Issues
Lorraine Wilde

For the seventeenth year in a row, Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival (BHRFF) will present thought-provoking films gathered from around the world. Their mission: to encourage the viewing community to explore and engage in critical human rights issues. Over the 10-day festival held February 16 – 25, 2017, 25 films will be screened across 13 venues […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Bellingham Beer Week 2017: Come for the beer, stay for the beer

The 2017 Bellingham Beer Week will take place April 21 through April 29. Last year, Tap Trail took over Bellingham Beer Week. This year they chose April for the week-long event after determining that spring is the season that works best for the Bellingham craft beer community. “Bellingham is in spring is a beautiful thing! Let’s […]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Valentine’s Day lovers get more days to celebrate at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel

A single weekday simply isn’t enough time to express your love, so Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center in Bellingham, WA has extended its Valentine’s Day Escape Package to run from Feb. 10-19. The romantic getaway includes a king room, a $60 dining credit at the hotel’s Chinuk restaurant, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism Announces New President and CEO

The board of directors of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has hired Sandy Ward as the organization’s new President and CEO, beginning Feb. 2, 2017. Ward is a 30+ year veteran of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.  She most recently served as the sales and marketing director for the Future of Flight Aviation Center & […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
City to Expand Opportunities for Food Trucks in Downtown Bellingham

  The City of Bellingham is partnering with the Washington State Food Truck Association to test several on-street mobile food vending opportunities in three select downtown locations: 210 Lottie Street (City Hall), the 1300 block of Commercial Street (across from the parking garage) and the 1400 block of State Street. These locations were selected due […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Irish Quartet WE BANJO 3 Visits Mount Baker Theatre Feb. 26

WE BANJO 3, a virtuosic, innovative quartet from Galway, Ireland, will be the special guests with THE IRISH ROVERS at Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Sunday, Feb. 26. We Banjo 3 blend traditional Irish Music with Americana and Bluegrass affectionately described as “Celtgrass.”  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, We Banjo […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
WWU to Host 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Feb. 25

  Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Western’s Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA as part of Western’s 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference. The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Sweetheart Dinner at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care and what better way to do that than with a special dinner for two at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, 601 W Holly St, Bellingham. The Kitchen is offering a romantic 3-course prix fixe dinner with beer pairing suggestions the evening of […]

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Sweetheart Bingo Brings a Zany Touch to Valentine’s Weekend Saturday, Feb. 12

Calling all B-I-N-G-O fans! Are you looking forward to the next good ole’ fashioned “laugh and dance your socks off” party?! Well, forget trying to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day date night and add Sweetheart Bingo to your calendar instead. Head to The Leopold in downtown Bellingham for a Bingo Night like none other. Hosted […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Whatcom County
Teresa Schmidt

It’s time for Super Bowl 51, and for all of us Seattle Seahawks fans, it’s more than a little disappointing that we won’t be in the big game. But, there’s always next season, right? And by now, we’ve had enough time to accept our fate and work up some excitement for Super Bowl Sunday. Sure, the level of enthusiasm won’t be […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
February Beer Release and Events on Tap at Aslan Brewing

  Aslan Brewing in downtown Bellingham, WA features the following beer release and special events for February 2017. Beer coming in February:  February 10: Classic Light Lager Look for a new rotating IPA in mid-February. February Events February 3, 5 pm – 10 pm, Downtown Art Walk: Sterling Magnum at Aslan Brewing 1330 N Forest […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Rauch Marzen Lager on Tap at Chuckanut Brewery in February

Smoky and complex Rauch Lager is back on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham and soon at the South Nut Tap Room in Skagit. This unusual lager beer is brewed at Chuckanut only a couple of times each year so make sure to get in and try it. Amber in […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Hell on Hooves Rodeo in Lynden Features Top Cowboys Feb. 11

Some of the region’s toughest cowboys and fastest cowgirls will compete for up to $20,000 in prize money during the Laurel Farm & Western Supply‘s Hell on Hooves Rough Stock Rodeo in Lynden, on Feb. 11. The event will feature top 20 cowboys and cowgirls in the Pacific Northwest and Canada in four events – […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Great Escape: Wonderful Whatcom County – Nature & Culture Around Bellingham
Lauren Kramer—Alaska Beyond

The spring sunshine warms me as I sit on the deck of the 100-foot Victoria Star, my eyes searching the dark-blue waters of a calm Salish Sea. With binoculars at the ready, my fellow passengers and I on this San Juan Cruises whale-watching trip are on the lookout for the glistening outline of a 6-foot […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Talk at WCC on Feb 9 Considers Current State of Relations with Russia, Europe and US

Whatcom Community College (WCC) history and political science faculty and the Politics Club invite the public to a presentation by former United States ambassador John M. Koenig. He will discuss “The New Cold War – NATO, Russia, and the Re-division of Europe”  5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at Heiner Theater on WCC’s campus in Bellingham. […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Super Bowl LI – Falcons vs. Patriots on the 11.5′ screen at Semiahmoo Resort

Falcons, Patriots and Sehawks fans alike are invited to watch Super Bowl LI on the biggest screen in Blaine at Semiahmoo Resort’s Discovery Theater, Feb. 5. Usually this space is reserved for movies, but the 138” screen will offer a total immersion into the game. Packers Kitchen will serve a special $8 game day menu, […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
2017 Outdoor Recreation Summit announces Keynote Speakers

Recreation Northwest announces two Keynote Speakers for the 2017 Outdoor Recreation Summit in Bellingham, WA. From the state capitol in Olympia, Governor Inslee’s Policy Advisor on Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development, Jon Snyder, will be returning for a second year as a Summit speaker. Traveling from Colorado, Cailin O’Brien-Feeney, Local Recreation Advocacy Manager with the […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Recreation Northwest EXPO Expands, Moves to a Saturday, Feb. 25

Recreation Northwest announces the fourth annual Recreation Northwest EXPO will be held free for the public on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA. in the historic Fairhaven district. The event is open Saturday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Visitors are invited to learn from EXPO Exhibitors […]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
WayPoint by Mutuus Studio Selected for New Bellingham Waterfront Artwork

A former waterfront industrial artifact in Bellingham, WA will be relocated to a new waterfront park, embellished with glass beads, and transformed into a beacon of light for the city. The acid ball, which was part of the former Georgia-Pacific industrial operations on the waterfront, is being turned into a glowing piece of public art. […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Bellingham and Whatcom County

February is the month for love, and ideas for celebrating are plentiful in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Hotel Specials Romance Package: Romance is in the air at the Inn at Lynden, which is offering Valentine’s Day celebrants a Romance Package that includes rates starting at $149 on private rooms, complimentary upgrades when possible, a box […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Best Bets for Burgers and Beer in Bellingham
Brandon Fralic

Bellingham is a craft beer town, no doubt. We also happen to love well-crafted food, and hamburgers are no exception. From classic car-hop service to gourmet burgers with fresh baked buns, homemade sauces, and locally sourced meats, we’ve got quite a selection to choose from. Need help deciding where to go? We’ve created a list […]

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Art, Nature, History, and Fun at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham
Lorraine Wilde

Centered in Bellingham’s downtown arts district, the Whatcom Museum campus provides creative, thought-provoking educational programs and exhibitions about our changing cultural, natural, and historical landscapes. Recently celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2016, Whatcom Museum continues to bring art, history, and nature to more than 70,000 people each year. Visitors can plan a day or weekend visit […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Local Lovers Valentine’s Day Tour in Bellingham

Sustainable Connections announces a Local Lovers Walking Tour for Valentine’s Day! On Monday, Feb. 13, celebrate the people and community you love with four fantastic local businesses in downtown Bellingham and leave perfectly prepared for the best Valentine’s you’ve ever had. Participants will spend time getting to know some of Bellingham’s loveliest businesses including the […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Romance your Valentine’s Day at the Inn at Lynden

Romance is in the air at the Inn at Lynden, which is offering Valentine’s Day celebrants a Romance Package that includes rates starting at $149 on private rooms, complimentary upgrades when possible, a box of handcrafted chocolates from the Lynden Chocolate and Candy Shoppe and a personal memento book from Village Books. “This is a great […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Enjoy Valentine’s Day Seaside Dining at Semiahmoo Resort

Enjoy a romantic evening by the shore with that special someone at Pierside Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day dinner, Feb. 11, 12 and 14 for $65 at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. Couples can enjoy romantic five-course meal alongside sweeping views of Drayton Harbor. The first course begins with a choice of salad of marinated Hawaiian Kaijki […]