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, March 27th, 2017
6 Spring Beer Releases in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Brandon Fralic

It was a chilly winter here in Whatcom County — one of the coldest on record. Great news for skiers and snowboarders. More of a seasonal hobbit than a powder hound myself, I made it through the darkest of days with a little beer help from Bellingham’s fine selection of winter warmers. Kulshan’s Barrel Aged […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Second Annual Northwest Wine Encounter at Semiahmoo Resort April 28-30

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa, an iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is proud to announce the second annual Northwest Wine Encounter, Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. “This is a young event in a beautiful setting with a […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Smithsonian Global Earth Optimism Summit at Whatcom Museum on April 21

In celebration of Earth Day, and in partnership with the Smithsonian Global Earth Optimism Summit, the Whatcom Museum and the Whatcom Land Trust are co-sponsoring a presentation by esteemed science teacher and conservationist Harlan Kredit in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall in Bellingham on Friday, April 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The […]

Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Current State of Bellingham Craft Beer
Scott Pelton—Tap Trail

The national craft beer scene has peaked from its once unstoppable momentum upward. With over 5,200 craft breweries in operation, we’re entering a new era. The big movers in the market such as Stone, Sierra Nevada, and many others, are slowing their volume, or even regressing. There have been layoffs and volume reductions across the […]

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Stone’s Throw Brewery Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Block Party, April 1

Stones Throw Brewery wants to celebrate its first birthday this April, and thank everyone who has been a part of the Stones Throw community. Everyone is invited to the free, family-friendly block party, which will begin at noon and end at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The street will be shut down in […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Chateau St. Michelle, Marchesi Antinori and Col Solare Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Apr. 7

As a partnership between two Washington leaders in the wine industry, Chateau St. Michelle and Marchesi Antinori, Col Solare Winery will join guests at Semiahmoo Resort’s Pierside Kitchen for the Col Solare Vintner Dinner on April, 7, 2017. The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner seating will begin at 6pm. The cost is […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Whatcom County Businesses Win Sustainability Awards

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA has announced the winners of this year’s Sustainability Champion Awards, which honor five local businesses who are taking steps towards achieving a healthy triple bottom line – taking care of employees, our environment, and the local economy. Winners and nominees are all members of Sustainable Connections, a non-profit membership organization […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Whatcom Wedding Tour Will Visit Seven Whatcom County Venues June 11

The Whatcom Wedding Professional (WWP) invites you to save the date for an intimate wedding event, the Whatcom Wedding Tour, at seven Whatcom County Venues on June 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each Venue will be set up as a ‘mock wedding reception’ featuring some of Whatcom County’s elite wedding vendors. A […]

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Bellingham to San Juan Islands Mothership Sea Kayaking Adventure April 28-30

Bellingham-based Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures and Alaska-based MV Snowgoose have partnered to create a three-day, vessel-supported sea kayaking tour to the San Juan Islands that will begin and end in Bellingham, WA April 28-30, 2017. “In addition to offering a three-day, vessel-supported kayaking adventure to one of the most beautiful places in Washington, our focus […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Night at Fred Meyer on Lakeway Mar 30

The Bellingham Fred Meyer on Lakeway Drive is having a Chuckanut Brewery Night on Thursday, March 30 from 3-6 pm. You’ll have a chance to chat with brewery representatives and fill your growlers with Chuckanut’s award winning ales and lagers! A great selection of three of Chuckanut’s beer will be tapped for the event. Chuckanut’s […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
The Next 10 Best Mountain Biking Destination that You Need to Visit (In the USA)
Greg Heil—SingleTrack.com

Pinning down exactly how many miles of legal mountain bike trails are in Bellingham, WA  is tricky, as many trails fall in a legal gray zone. However, Bellingham locals are working to legalize many of the illicit lines, and even without those trails they can already claim over 100 miles of close-to-town singletrack. The Bellingham trail network is anchored […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Great Puzzle Hunt at WWU Returns April 1

Be part of the fun as we take over WWU for the Second Annual WWU Great Puzzle Hunt (GPH) on Saturday, April 1. The event is an OUTDOOR adventure – think scavenger hunt, but with puzzle-solving. The puzzles are hands-on, group oriented, and internet exploration is encouraged! It will be to your advantage to have […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Feel the Concert: Bellingham Music Film Festival in April
Lorraine Wilde

Bellingham is home to a thriving music and film community. Throughout the year, this creative group hosts a number of Bellingham film festivals. April 6 – 8, 2017, the Bellingham Music Film Festival will present a collection of music videos, documentaries, and narrative pieces by regional, national, and student filmmakers from around the world. This annual […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017
New Spring Menu at Semiahmoo’s Packers Oyster Bar

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa, an iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor located just 90 minutes north of Seattle, is pleased to announce the new seasonal menu at Packers Oyster Bar. “Each item on Packers’ new spring menu is a seasonal tribute to our hardworking local artisans and […]

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Dynasty Cellars Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort Mar. 24

With two centuries of family winemaking experience, Dynasty Cellars and winemaker Peter Osvaldik will join guests at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club’s Great Blue Heron Grill for the Dynasty Cellars Vintner Dinner on Friday, March 24, 2017. The reception will be at 5:30pm and dinner will be seated at 6pm, with a cost of $75 […]

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Chuckanut Bay Distillery – Chuckanut Finds a Dram
Gene Kizhnerman—www.tastethedram.com

Chuckanut Bay Distillery began in 2011, the brainchild of Matt Howell and Kelly Andrews, longtime friends who share a passion for premium distilled spirits and challenging, costly projects. After identifying a downtown Bellingham location, we set about obtaining the necessary federal, state, and local permits, building out the space, and procuring the necessary equipment. Two long […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Explore Whatcom County’s past, look for eagles, take a hike
MARGARET BIKMAN—Bellingham Herald

Rain or shine, kids want to be active exploring and discovering. Here are a few ideas, both indoors and outdoors, to keep them (and you) happy and busy. Read full story here. 

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival Labor Day Weekend 2017

The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation (WPRF) announces the 2nd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival, taking place over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2017. The Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation, working in partnership with the Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department and 5 Starr Jams, will host the multi-day bluegrass festival at beautiful Hovander Homestead […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Community Open House and Birthday Party to Celebrate 90th Birthday at Mount Baker Theatre

Mount Baker Theatre invites the community to help celebrate 90 years of the beloved downtown Bellingham landmark with an open house.  The event will take place May 5, 2017 from 3 – 5 p.m.  Attendees can expect birthday cake, historical information from tour docents, two screenings of a video project about MBT’s history from local […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Arlo Guthrie Delights Fans by Bringing Tour to Mount Baker Theatre in April

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents the legendary Arlo Guthrie for one evening on the Main Stage, Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. This performance, part of his “Running Down the Road Tour,” features Arlo and his band playing the best of his catalog from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most […]

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
The RE Store Call for Artists to Compete in Mystery Box Challenge for Recycled Arts Resource Expo

The RE Store, in partnership with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, presents Second Nature: A Mystery Box Challenge, a friendly competition for local artists in April. As a part of Allied Arts’ 2017 Recycled Arts Resource Expo (RARE), participants will have access to a box of pre-selected  random reclaimed materials from The RE Store to […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Opens Two History Exhibits at Old City Hall in March 2017

The Whatcom Museum is pleased to open two exciting history exhibits at Old City Hall: The John M. Edson Hall of Birds and Focus on 50: Whatcom Community College. These two exhibits offer a variety of opportunities for hands-on learning about our local and natural history. John M. Edson Hall of Birds Opens Thursday, March […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Mount Baker Theatre Provides Access to World-class Ballet Performances and Classes

Houston Ballet, America’s fourth-largest ballet company, is bringing its Season Tour to Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA on Sat, Apr 1, 2017 for a 7:30 p.m. performance.  Access to world-class ballet performances and classes normally have both price and geographic barriers to attendance that MBT aims to mitigate through outreach efforts associated with this […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias performing at NW Washington Fair Aug 2017

The unique and animated style of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be on the grandstand stage Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden. Iglesias’ stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. He is one of the most-watched comedians on […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Meet Local Farmers and Get the Tools You Need to Eat With the Seasons

Sustainable Connections announces the release of the 2017-18 Whatcom Food & Farm Finder on Apr. 1 and a meet your local farmer event for the community on Mar. 18. The Whatcom Food & Farm Finder will be released on April 1, opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market. Inside the Whatcom Food & Farm Finder, […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Leaf and Ladle Restaurant Delivers Home-Style Cuisine in Bellingham
Lauren Kramer

There are lots of eateries that boast home-style food, but the fare at Leaf & Ladle at 113 N. State Street in Bellingham is the real thing – made with the TLC of a mom who knows exactly what she’s doing in the kitchen. Linda Melim opened her restaurant three-and-a-half years ago as a go-to […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Experiencing Theater with the Kids at Claire vg Thomas Theatre in Lynden
Hilary Parker

I’ll admit, when my kids were younger I had no desire to take them to a movie or some kind of live theater performance. It was far too likely they’d cause a ruckus or claim they needed to go potty every 10 minutes. So we never really got into the habit of going to musical […]

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Blaine: Northwest Necklace
Perry Mack—West Coast Sun Cruiser

An orange sun is momentarily suspended above the blazing horizon, and then it touches down, lighting the Salish Sea on fire for only moments before it sinks and is completely extinguished. Dunlin scurry frantically across the wet sand and surf searching for savory marine worms and mollusks. But we’ve brought our own picnic rather than […]

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Feeling the Music in Bellingham
Glenn Kohaly—West Coast Sun Cruiser

The City of Bellingham and the surrounding Whatcom county offers a smorgasbord of outdoor and cultural activities that is hard to find in one place – magnificent Salish Sea scenery and unparalleled boating with the nearby recreational expanse of majestic Mount Baker. Did you know they are just as famous for their vibrant music scene? […]

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Find Your Perfect Island: Lummi Island, Washington
Sunset Magazine

Fewer than a thousand people live on this rugged island, a 10-minute ferry ride from Washington’s northern coast. Driving along its 9 square miles, you won’t encounter many tourists -just a scattering of second-home owners in tie-dye and fishermen netting salmon. In spring, you might spot whales migrating up the coast-or the occasional skinny dipper. […]

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Short Crossings: Tiny Ferry Adventures
Nancy Mueller—Northwest Travel & Life Magazine

On the Pacific Northwest coast, jumbo ferries, tugs and sailboats abound. But, for up close and personal encounters to shore, together with fast friendly service, a tiny passenger ferry can be the right ticket to take you where you want to go. Read full story here. 

Monday, March 6th, 2017
Rounding Up Bellingham’s Craft Brewery Scene
Brandon Fralic

So much beer, so little time. With a dozen brewery locations now operating in Bellingham and Whatcom County, it can be tricky to keep track of them all. And there are many variables to consider when choosing your watering hole. Which ones offer food? Can you bring the kids? Fido? Do they offer happy hour? […]

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Epic winter shows no immediate end with more than 3 feet expected in North Cascades
Mark Yuasa—Seattle Times

The calendar says March, but never mind that spring is officially less than a few weeks away as winter weather continues to boost snow levels at all ski resorts in what has turned out to be a grand season. The western slopes of the Cascades received a few inches of snow late Wednesday, with 4 inches […]

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Phoebe Judson statue to be dedicated
Calvin Bratt—Lynden Tribune

LYNDEN ­— A life-size sculpture of “Mother of Lynden” Phoebe Judson will be unveiled and dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the corner of Sixth and Front streets. The site of the statue placement, Phoebe seated on a bench, will be near the Lynden Chamber of Commerce office and a few feet from […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Contemporary Craft 2017 at Whatcom Museum in September

The Whatcom Museum Foundation and Museum Advocates host a brand new event this coming fall, Contemporary Craft 2017: Artwear | Craftware, held in downtown Bellingham, WA, at the Whatcom Museum campus Sept. 22-24, 2017. The show will bring 60 artists from across the region to display and sell their outstanding, unique handmade work in the […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Ladies of Laughter Event at Mount Baker Theatre Mar. 18 Marks Major Milestone for Women in Comedy

Saturday, March 18, comediennes from the Ladies of Laughter will be performing at the Mount Baker Theater in Bellingham at 7:30 p.m.  The performers are the winners of a series of national competitions aimed at increasing women’s opportunities in comedy, and they take part in this national tour as well as enjoying appearances on mainstream comedy television. […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Spring Equinox Flute Concert with Gary Stroutsos March 19

Welcome Spring with Native American Flute Master Gary Stroutsos at the 8 Petals Yoga Studio (1317 Commercial St #203, Bellingham) on Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Gary will be travelling to Bellingham for this special afternoon concert and Spring Equinox Celebration, which will be preceded by a short mindfulness mediation led by Christine Burkhart. […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
BAAY Theatre in Bellingham Presents: Godspell Mar. 17-19 and 24-26

Godspell is back! The first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children Of Eden) took the world by storm. Dana Crediford makes her directorial debut at BAAY with this cast of talented theatre artists ages 13-17. Performances March 17-19 and 24-26 at the BAAY Theatre, 1059 […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Grand Opening Party on St. Patrick’s Day at Callen Chiropractic

LUCKY YOU, the Callens are Irish! Help them celebrate the opening of Callen Chiropractic – Spine & Scoliosis Corrective Clinic on Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. Corned Beef & Cabbage, beer and wine will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. or until they run out! The clinic is located at […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Beyond Conflict: Crossing Borders Exhibition in Bellingham Mar. 3 – Apr. 22

“Art Beyond Conflict: Crossing Borders” Exhibition opens March 3 through April 22 at Sculpture Northwest Gallery, 203 Prospect Street #101 in Bellingham, WA. Responding to a seemingly pervasive prejudice against peoples from the Middle East and North African regions exacerbated by the recent travel ban, Sculpture Northwest is promoting an appreciation of cultural diversity through […]