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, May 23rd, 2016
Ultra Runners Connect Bellingham Bay to Mount Baker Summit in 108 Miles

A team of 12 ultra runners in Washington State will make a 108-mile round trip journey from the sea level shores of Bellingham Bay to the 10,781 foot summit of Mount Baker and back to Bellingham. The runners are scheduled to leave Cornwall beach at 6 p.m. sharp on Friday, June 3, near 100 Pine […]

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Bellingham Bus Service Available on Ski to Sea Sunday

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, Bellingham’s WTA public bus service will run extra buses on Route 14 between Western Washington University (WWU) and the Ski to Sea festival in the Fairhaven historic district. Free parking will be available at WWU’s Lot C, located on Bill McDonald Parkway at West College Way. Buses will depart from […]

Monday, May 23rd, 2016
Artifacts Wine Bar and Wine Shop in Downtown Bellingham’s Arts District
Teresa Schmidt

On the corner of Grand Ave. and Flora St. in Downtown Bellingham is a little jewel of a wine bar. Artifacts Wine Bar combines a stellar location at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building, with a wide selection of wines to taste by the glass, bottles to go (at reasonable prices!), a cozy atmosphere, delicious nibbles, and […]

Friday, May 20th, 2016
The Capitol Steps presents “What to Expect When You’re Electing” at the Mount Baker Theatre, Sept. 16, 2016

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents bi-partisan hilarity in “What to Expect When You’re Electing” with The Capitol Steps on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. This Washington DC-based comedy troupe began as a group of Senate Staffers and has thirty years of experience delighting audiences with musical comedy and political satire. This tour “puts […]

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Vartanyan Estate Winery announces Father’s Day and Summer Wine events

Listed below are descriptions of upcoming summer events at the Vartanyan Estate Winery, located at 1628 Huntley Road in Bellingham, WA, invites the public to picnics, wine tastings and events this summer, featureing great wine selections and beautiful views of Mt. Baker. Winery hours are Fridays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays till […]

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Birch Bay, WA Subaru World Record Attempt June 5, 2016

On Sunday, June 5, 2016 the community of Birch Bay in the far northwest corner of Washington will host the world record attempt at the Longest Parade of Subaru Vehicles. The current World Record was set in Moscow Russia, August 15, 2015 at the Moscow Raceway with 549 cars. Birch Bay will attempt to gather 550 […]

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Inaugural Bellingham SeaFeast Festival Set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016

Bellingham SeaFeast 2016, a festival filled with world-renowned seafood, boat rides, demonstrations, and the arts in an authentic maritime environment, will take place Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 in Bellingham, WA. Highlights include the 1st International Salmon BBQ Grilling Contest; salmon prepared in a traditional open-pit method by the nearby Lummi Nation, and […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
SKI to SEA Kicks Off Summer Race Season in Bellingham
Todd Elsworth

Each weekend in and around Bellingham there is inevitably a race or some fun outdoors event that brings the community and visitors together to enjoy sports and our recreational bounty. The “Grand Daddy” of them all is the iconic SKI to SEA Race. The team relay race starts at the Mount Baker Ski Area and finishes […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Fairhaven Village Inn offers special for Bellingham Festival of Music, July 1-17

Pair the Bellingham Festival of Music with the charm of Bellingham’s Fairhaven Historic District at the Fairhaven Village Inn July 1-17, 2016. A one-night stay at the Fairhaven Village Inn during the festival includes two tickets to the concert of the guest’s choice and wine and accoutrements by Perfectly Paired. Choose from seven outstanding orchestral […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Macy’s, JCPenney To Take Loonie At Par In This U.S. Mall
Daniel Tencer—Huffington Post Canada

The low loonie means fewer Canadians are crossing the border to shop in the U.S., and one mall in Washington state wants to reverse that trend. Participating stores at Bellis Fair Mall, in Bellingham, Wash., will be taking the dollar at par during Canadian long weekends this summer, the mall announced last week. Read full article […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Boundary Bay Brewery Wins Silver Award at World Beer Cup

Boundary Bay Brewery of Bellingham, WA won a Silver Award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. The Silver was awarded in the Barleywine beer style category for Boundary Bay Brewery’s Old Bounder (2014 Vintage), a […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Hotel Bellwether Hires New Catering Sales Manager

Hotel Bellwether, a waterfront hotel in Bellingham, WA, is excited to announce the newest member of their team. Renea Roberts joined the Hotel Bellwether Sales Team as of April 18, 2016. Renea has previously owned her own event planning business and in the past has worked for the Willows Inn on Lummi Island and the […]

Monday, May 16th, 2016
Tree Frog Night Inn: Secluded Getaway Minutes Outside of Bellingham

In this installment of the “Family Fun” blog, it’s mom and dad having all the fun with an overnight staycation to the Tree Frog Night Inn in Bellingham – a nature getaway designed with an eco flair and featuring the work of nationally recognized artists. With our blended family of five kids, the grown ups […]

Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Bellingham mall to accept dollar at par to lure cross-border Canadian shoppers
Stephanie Ip—Vancouver Sun

American retailers are hoping cross-border shopping incentives — such as offering discounts and accepting the Canadian dollar at par — will entice Canadians to make the journey south this May long weekend, despite the weak dollar. Read full article here: Bellingham mall to accept dollar at par to lure cross-border Canadian shoppers

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Canadian Dollar at Par at Bellis Fair During Canadian Holiday Weekend
Rebecca Bollwitt—

Bellis Fair Mall, a Canadian shopping destination just across the border in Washington State, is warming up to us neighbours in the north. For Victoria Day Long Weekend, many Bellis Fair retailers will be will be accepting the Canadian Dollar at par. Read full article here: Canadian Dollar at Par at Bellis Fair During Canadian Holiday […]

Thursday, May 12th, 2016
The Best Breweries in Bellingham
Kendall Jones—Seattle Magazine

Beer aficionados from across the region are beginning to recognize Bellingham, Washington state’s 12th-largest city and a two-hour drive north of Seattle, as one of the Northwest’s budding beer destinations. On weekends, brewery taprooms are brimming with locals mingling with beer tourists from British Columbia, Seattle and points beyond. Read full article here:

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
International Arts and Music Festival at Peace Arch Park, Blaine, WA June 24-26, 2016

From June 24-26, 2016, the International Arts and Music Festival at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA will present a diverse array of artwork created by artists from the Greater Northwest. Unique sculptures, paintings, visual arts, textiles and more will be available for sale to guests from both sides of the border. There will be […]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Choose Whatcom Launches New Economic Development Website for Whatcom County

Choose Whatcom, a collaboration of business service, economic development and workforce organizations, with support from the Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham and Whatcom County, has developed a unique website to help business professionals find the information they need to be successful in Whatcom County. The website connects to free tools, including a Whatcom County […]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Lynden Named as Finalist for “America’s Main Streets” Contest, Vote Online Through May 29

The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, has announced 25 finalists nationwide, including downtown Lynden, WA for the 2016 Independent We Stand “America’s Main Streets” contest. As the lifeblood of our cities and towns, Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place. Independent […]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Local Chocolatier Hired as Executive Chef at Bellingham’s New Holiday Inn & Suites

Christy Fox, co-owner and founder of Evolve Chocolate Truffles will take the role of Executive Chef for Northwater Restaurant and Bar at Holiday Inn & Suites at Bellingham airport when the hotel opens, currently slated for November, 2016. Fox, with a background in regional fine dining for the last 25 years including studying at the […]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Bellis Fair Mall Offers Canadian Dollar At Par During All Canadian Holiday Weekends in 2016

Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham, WA will be accepting the Canadian dollar at par during all  Canadian three-day holiday weekends through 2016 at participating retailers.  The discount is applied in the form of an additional percentage off at point of sale, not to exceed 25%. Some exclusions may apply – see store for details. Canadian AND American Shoppers […]

Monday, May 9th, 2016
Where to Enjoy Drinks Outdoors in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Teresa Schmidt

With the fine spring weather we’ve had in our amazing corner of the world, it’s no wonder that just about everyone wants to spend as much time as possible outdoors. And when drinks with friends, graduation celebrations or family reunions are on your calendar, you’ll be prepared with this list of the best places to drink outside in […]

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Donald Trump goes to (the other) Washington: Whatcom County abuzz about Republican presidential candidate’s visit
Sue Frause—Eat | Play | Sleep: Travels with Sue Frause

I visited Lynden in April, as a guest of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. Although I grew up in Arlington just two counties away, all I knew about Lynden was it had a tough football team. And before my recent spring visit, I had never spent any real time there. Read full article here: Donald Trump goes […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Birch Bay Chamber aims for world record Subaru parade
Steve Guntli—The Northern Light

Randy Parten, the new president of the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, has an unusual idea for how to put the seaside community on the map. Parten is spearheading a push to earn Birch Bay a place in the record books by orchestrating the world’s longest parade of Subarus. Read full article here: Birch Bay Chamber aims […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Ales and Trails: Hikes Near Beer in Whatcom County
Brandon Fralic—Whatcom Talk

What do hikers crave most after a long, strenuous outing? A hot meal and a cold drink. Most brewpubs provide both, making the nearest brewery a natural stop for post-hike beers. And fortunately for Whatcom County, there’s no shortage of peaks or pints in our backyard. Read full article here: Ales and Trails: Hikes Near Beer […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Sailing with the Schooner Zodiac and their Spring Lighthouse Tour
Debby Lee Jagerman-Dungan—Debby's Departures

I have a strong fascination for lighthouses and the people that cared for them, with their unique and romantic, sometimes tragic, lifestyle and history. It wasn’t until just recently that I had the opportunity to see some of these scenic lighthouses from the point of view of the sea. Read full article here: Sailing with the […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Pickford Film Center announces summer films for Rooftop Cinema at The Parkade 2016

  Pickford Film Center is excited to announce the return of Rooftop Cinema, the outdoor summer movie series hosted on top of the Parkade in downtown Bellingham. There will be three Friday Rooftop Cinema showings this summer: July 22, August 5 and August 19. Festivities on the rooftop of the Parkade begin at 7 p.m. […]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
A Style-by-Style Guide to the Northwest’s Most Delicious Brews
Jake Uitti—Seattle Weekly

Face it, Germany, the Northwest is the world capital of beer, thankyouverymuch. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and offer our thoughts on the best Northwest beers in just about every style out there. Read full article here: A Style-by-Style Guide to the Northwest’s Most Delicious Brews

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
We’re still heading across the border, but not spending as much
Simon Druker—News 1130

BELLINGHAM (NEWS 1130) – Canadians are heading south for vacations, but they’re still not spending. Retail trade was up across Washington State in the fourth quarter of last year, except for Whatcom County. It actually dipped by 5.2 per cent during that period. Read full article here: We’re still heading across the border, but not spending as […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Mount Baker R&B Festival Announces Performers for July 28-31 Event

Bellingham’s Mount Baker R&B Festival has been a big success for the past two decades. This year’s festival will be hosted July 28-31, 2016 at the 180-acre Deming Logging Show, located on 3295 Cedarville Road in Bellingham. Featuring star-studded lineups, the Mount Baker R&B Festival was voted “Top Blues Festival in America” in 2013, setting […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Bellingham wins American Public Works Association “Project of the Year” Award

A project to reroute Squalicum Creek away from Sunset Pond in order to improve water quality and salmon habitat has earned the City of Bellingham the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year Award. Squalicum Creek is habitat for Coho, Chum, Pink, Chinook and Steelhead (both listed under the Endangered Species […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with “Best of BAAY!” on June 18

The Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth celebrates its 10th anniversary with the “Best of BAAY!” on Saturday, June 18 at The Majestic at 1027 N Forest St in downtown Bellingham. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with a show from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to make donations at the door. Proceeds from […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Western Washington University Hosts Back2Bellingham, May 12-15

Western Washington University will host its 7th Annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community May 12-15, 2016. “Back2Bellingham is a celebration of what makes our campus, and Bellingham in general, such a wonderful place to live and learn.  It’s also a showcase for Western’s distinctive approach to education, and […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Chuckanut Writers Conference early bird rate ends May 15 

Writers are encouraged to register for the Chuckanut Writers Conference by May 15, 2016 to secure the $239 early bird registration fee, a $40 discount on full-price registration. The student rate is $159. The sixth annual conference will take place Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. This […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Where to Eat Pizza In Bellingham
Lauren Kramer

There are times you just want to sink your jaws into a hefty slice of pizza, feeling the rich cheesiness in your mouth and the satisfying comfort that comes with a decadent slice of good old Italian food. In Bellingham, there are options aplenty for unique, gourmet pizza, so before you reach for the usual […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema announces summer 2016 line-up, starting June 25                        

Comedy, adventure and animated hits are all featured in the 2016 Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema schedule presented by Ben Kinney & Keller Williams Realty. The Saturday night series takes place on the Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham. Now in its 17th season, the series kicks off on June 25, 2016 with locally filmed rom-com favorite, “10 […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
iDiOM Theater to Stage Final 48-Hour Theater Festival at its Cornwall Ave location May 6-7

The iDiOM Theater in Bellingham heads into the home stretch of its 2015-2016 season with an epic iteration of their signature 48-Hour Theater Festival, featuring two nights of world-premiere, one-act plays, all written and produced within 24 hours of the show. The iDiOM Theater’s 45th 48-hour film Festival will take place on May 6-7. Showtimes […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Bellingham Fringe Series Presents “Music, Magic & Mayhem” at the Firehouse PAC, May 6-7

On The Precipice Productions (OTP) and Seattle’s Minion Productions will give a sneak peak for the Bellingham Fringe Series with “Music, Magic & Mayhem” on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven on 1314 Harris Ave. Doors will open both nights at 7 p.m. The show […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Weekend at Chuckanut Brewery

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham is celebrating Cinco De Mayo with sabroso food specials and exclusive Cinco De Mayo brews. Chuckanut’s Mexican-style lager with a twist will be on tap starting May 5 and will available for pints and growler fills through the weekend until May 8. What makes Chuckanut […]

Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Aslan Brewing Announces 2-Year Anniversary Celebration and May Beer Events

Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, WA promises 100 percent craft and organic beers. Listed below are Aslan’s beer releases and special events for May 2016 in Whatcom County. The brewery is located on 1330 N. Forest Street BEER RELEASES Early May: Barrel Aged Disco Lemonade Whole Foods Illmatic IPA Brew the Change Mid May: 2nd […]