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 […]

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Sustainable Design and Development Conference Focuses on Happy Cities and the Next Era of Net Zero 

Sustainable Connections in Bellingham, WA announces an impressive lineup of speakers and sessions for their annual Sustainable Design and Development Conference, Northwest Washington’s premier green building and smart growth conference, taking place Wednesday and Thursday November 2-3, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225. The conference embodies […]

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
WWU Youth Programs to Host Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) Oct. 21

Students in grades one to five are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on science youth programs at Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) on Friday, Oct. 21. The event is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and includes an exploration of film effects, followed by an optional hour of pool time. Students will […]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Oktoberfest in Blaine WA Oct. 8 – 9, 2016

The seaside town of Blaine, WA will celebrate its first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9 over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. The weekend will feature lots of free fall activities for the whole family to enjoy! The weekend will be packed with fun for kids and adults alike. Eat and drink […]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
27th Annual Fall Craft and Antique Show Oct 13-15

The 27th Annual Craft & Antique Show is coming to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden, October 13, 14 and 15, 2016.  Bring a friend and enjoy all the fabulous booths featuring unique handcrafted wares, home and holiday decor, gourmet food, re-purposed and up-cycled vintage treasures; one of the largest shows of its kind in the […]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Mount Baker Theatre Presents Peter Pan The Silent Film With Live Score Oct 9

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA is offering a virtual trip back in time for all ages with the Oct. 9 showing of the silent film Peter Pan (1924). Part of the Theatre’s Silent Film Series with Live Scores, this restored classic will be accompanied by Dennis James on MBT’s mighty pipe organ.  James was […]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Mount Baker Theatre Presents Legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis Oct 14

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and composer, Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra brings fifteen top-notch jazz musicians and rich and meaningful musical experiences to all audiences. Wynton […]

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Dance, Acrobatics, and Illusion come to Mount Baker Theatre with Momix: Opus Cactus Oct 18

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents nationally touring professional dance troupe Momix performing Opus Cactus on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Founding artistic director Moses Pendleton brings nature to life through dance, acrobatics, and theatricality.  This show takes audiences to the American Southwest, and is enchanting for all ages. The New York […]

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Recreation Northwest to Host Breakfast of Champions! at Boundary Bay Oct 4

Recreation Northwest, known for putting on fun community events like the Bellingham Traverse and the Recreation Northwest EXPO & SUMMIT, is hosting a new event on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham. Hosted by the Board of Directors, the Breakfast of Champions! will be held from 7:30 am – 9:00 am. Guests will […]

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Walk through time with the Old Sehome historical tour

An interactive self-guided historical tour of the Old Sehome downtown area of Bellingham, WA is now live on the City’s website. The tour, which can be taken using a smartphone, hard copy booklet or online, is the second self-guided tour the City of Bellingham’s Planning and Community Development Department has developed to reconnect Bellingham residents with their […]

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Gloria Burgess to Discuss the Hidden Meanings of African-American Poetry and Spirituals Oct. 4 at WWU

Award-winning poet, performer and distinguished scholar Gloria Burgess will explore the rich heritage of African-American spirituals and poetry at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Room 16 of Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, WA. The presentation is free and open to the public. During this interactive presentation, Burgess will discuss the […]

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Lots of Laughter at Ryan Stiles’ Upfront Theatre
Lorraine Wilde

I have a warm spot in my heart for Bellingham’s Upfront Theatre. It may sound cliché, but the time I’ve spent at this little theater has changed my life. Owned by famed Whose Line is it Anyway? actor, producer, and comedian, Ryan Stiles, this 100-seat cabaret-style venue features quality improvisational acting performances born directly from the […]

Monday, September 26th, 2016
In Bellingham, a Beer Week is Ten Days Long
Brandon Fralic

Another year, another Bellingham Beer Week (BBW) in the books. 2016 was a milestone for the annual celebration, marking a lustrum of beer-centric events promoting our local breweries. Attending BBW has become a tradition for my partner and me — as predictable as dressing up for Halloween and frequenting Boomers during Boomuary. The dates go […]

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
The Willows Inn Is a Fine-Dining Astonishment
Bill Addison—Eater

America’s truest destination restaurant is on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest. Our trip began with a two-hour car ride north from Seattle. To the west, we passed the Olympic Mountains, their peaks scribbly against the horizon, and the network of sister waterways (including Puget Sound) that comprise the Salish Sea. The Cascade Range […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Bounty of seafood featured at Bellingham SeaFeast finale Oct 1

Seven tables full of the best seafood in the world will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at “A Feast of the Sea,” the grand finale of Bellingham SeaFeast. The all-you-can-eat buffet features local oysters sizzling on the grill and on the half-shell; mountains of freshly cracked Dungeness crab; fresh fillets of salmon, […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Escape to Napa with the Cakebread Cellars Vintner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, Spa in Blaine, WA presents its  Cakebread Cellars Vintner Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner is $135 per person. Overnight stay is $439 for two. Since 1972, Cakebread Cellars has been making wine and is now considered one of the most successful and respected wineries in the […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Prost! Semiahmoo Resort Raises a Glass to this Year’s Seaside Okotberfest Celebration Oct. 9

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa, an iconic seaside resort on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor in Blaine, WA, presents its second annual Oktoberfest festivalon Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $25, which includes entry, traditional German fare and music, or $35 […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Tree Frog Night Inn awarded “Best B&B Accommodation” by LUX International

Tree Frog Night Inn in Bellingham was selected, along with inns, hotels and spas from around the world, by LUX magazine as “Best B&B Accommodation“. Only three establishments in the State of Washington were selected among the thousands selected world-wide. The winners are awarded purely on the basis of nominations and reviews made by clients, […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
WECU Presents Eat For the Arts Oct. 1 to Support New Sylvia Center

Whatcom and Bellingham residents are invited to “Eat for the Arts” for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at community restaurants on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 as a way to support the creation of a new local performing arts center in downtown Bellingham, as well as supporting Bellingham’s diverse and vibrant downtown dining scene. Participating restaurants will […]

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
First Federal Announces its Fairhaven Branch in Bellingham is Now Open

First Federal is pleased to announce its Fairhaven Branch located at 960 Harris Avenue, #101 in Bellingham, WA officially opened for business Monday, August 29, 2016. First Federal is a 93 year old institution that was established in Port Angeles, WA in 1923 and is dedicated to providing the finest in banking solutions to the […]

Monday, September 19th, 2016
Bellingham SeaFeast Spotlights Bounty of Salish Sea and Bellingham Fishing History
Lauren Kramer

Whatcom County has a brand new festival to celebrate its seafood history. Bellingham SeaFeast will debut Sept 30-Oct 1, 2016 with events in Downtown Bellingham and Zuanich Park. Attendees will have an opportunity to eat, play and explore the Salish Sea bounty through boat rides, demonstrations, poetry, food and educational activities. Part of SeaFeast is […]

Monday, September 19th, 2016
Hikes for Little Legs: Southside Bellingham strolls for your family
Hilary Parker

In my third installment of Hikes for Little Legs, I focus on treks in and around the Southside of Bellingham – which for non-locals centers on the Fairhaven, South Hill and Edgemoor neighborhoods south of downtown. This collection of hikes is meant for younger kids in that nothing is too hilly or too long. The […]

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Bellingham Craft Breweries to Host Event in Denver Oct. 7

Check out the finest breweries of Bellingham, WA as they visit the Crafty Fox in Denver on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. – close! Drink beer and win prizes. Joining Denver’s own Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project and Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing will be 10 featured taps from Bellingham’s Aslan Brewing Company, […]

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Bellingham, Washington One Destination Many Adventures
Horizon Travel & Lifestyle

Like the bulls-eye in a target, Bellingham represents an epicenter of northwest Washington State’s blend of rural and urban – where mountains meet the sea. Balancing small town essence with funky college-infusion, artist chic and culinary wow, Bellingham has managed to honor the past while embracing the future…attracting pleasure seekers of all ages to immerse […]

Thursday, September 15th, 2016
Schooner Zodiac A Hands-On Cruise
Adam Sawyer—Northwest Travel & Life

Based out of Bellingham, Washington, the schooner zodiac is a classic, 160-foot windjammer. At over 12 stories high, she lays claim to the largest working mainsail on the west coast. Launched in 1924, the Zodiac is an elegant vessel, adorned with polished brass and varnished mahogany, that is operated by a licensed captain and an […]

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Landmark hotel in Lynden WA renovated and renamed The Mill Inn, reopens Sept. 17, 2016

A landmark hotel in Lynden, WA will reopen Saturday, Sept. 17 with a new name and completely renovated rooms. The Mill Inn is the new name for the hotel with the 72-foot windmill at 655 Front St. in downtown Lynden. Tim Broersma and Brian Davidson are owners of the hotel, formerly known as the Dutch […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016
How This Millennial Turned Down A Cushy Microsoft Job And Built A Hit Organic Brewery
Katherine Gustafson—Forbes

When Jack Lamb was in third grade, his teacher asked the class to write down what they wanted to be when they grew up. “World’s youngest CEO,” Lamb wrote. His mother still has the card in a box , and Lamb can’t help but marvel at how things turned out so much like he thought, […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Art-Oberfest celebrates Fall in Blaine Oct. 8 – 9

ART-OBERFEST is a celebration of art and a major part of the first Oktoberfest in Blaine, WA.  The event features beautiful and functional art by local artists and artisans.  ART-OBERFEST 2016 will take place Saturday and Sunday, October 8th from 9 to 5, and October 9th , from 11 to 5, at The Blaine Pavilion,  […]

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Food, Music, Beer and Fun at Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro
Lorraine Wilde

Across the street from the Depot Market Square, home of the Bellingham Farmers Market, Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro  has been a go-to beer spot for Bellingham locals and visitors alike since it opened 21 years ago. This kid-friendly bistro not only has amazing food and a bevy of award-winning beer brewed on-site, but it also hosts a […]

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Bellingham Beer in Denver Event Oct. 7

Hey Denver – Ready for your next beer pilgrimage? Get to The Crafty Fox Taphouse and Pizzeria at 3901 Fox Street on Friday, Oct. 7 for “Bellingham Beer in Denver with Melvin Brewing and Crooked Stave,” and you could win a trip for 2 to experience the hot new craft brewery scene in Bellingham, WA. […]

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Boundary Bay’s 21st Birthday Block Party Sept. 16

Bellingham! Are you ready for the biggest and best Bellingham Beer Week celebration downtown has seen?! Join us on Friday, September 16th for Boundary Bay’s 21st Birthday Block Party Extravaganza! Families can head down to Railroad Ave to enjoy fun for the whole family from 4p.m. to 10p.m. This free community party will feature circus […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Pop-Up Beer Festival Kicks Off Bellingham Beer Week Sept. 9

Local beer lovers will converge Sept. 9 – 10 in the parking lot of Bellingham’s soon-to-open Melvin Brewing Company location, 2416 Meridian Street, for a Pop-Up Beer Festival to kick off Bellingham Beer Week 2016. The event starts Friday at 4 p.m. and features brews from locally-owned Wander Brewing, Wyoming-based Melvin, Oregon’s Degarde Brewing and […]

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
The SwingThought Tour announces upcoming golf event in Bellingham

The SwingThought Tour is proud to announce an upcoming golf event in Bellingham, Washington. The Cascade Mountains Open will be held at North Bellingham Golf Course the week of September 25 with tournament days September 27-29 and is a 54-hole event. “We are very excited to hold an event out on the West Coast” stated […]

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Rafting the Rapids of the Nooksack River in Glacier, WA
Todd Elsworth

In “downtown” Glacier, WA, we began our rafting adventure at Wild and Scenic River Tours. Gathered together, some of us friends- along with relative strangers- we set out for some fun and a nature-fix on the Nooksack River. We got geared up in our outfitted river gear and climbed on the re-purposed school bus. We […]

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Taste Your Way Through Spain at Hotel Bellwether Wine Event Sept. 22

Hotel Bellwether and Lighthouse Bar & Grill in Bellingham, WA will host a Spanish-themed Wine Pairing Event on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. Guests will taste their way through Spain and enjoy a variety of Spanish cuisine and tapas paired perfectly with a selection of Spanish wine. Chef Michael Grogan’s menu will include […]

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Scenic Flights on San Juan Airlines Showcase Whatcom County Beauty
Lauren Kramer

There’s one sure way to feel like royalty in Bellingham, and that’s to take a flight with San Juan Airlines. The five-fleet airline serves the San Juan Islands, Anacortes, Point Roberts and anywhere else with a relatively close landing strip in Washington State, British Columbia and Oregon. The day I flew to San Juan Island […]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Bellingham SeaFeast food vendors offer variety, environmental commitment

Bellingham SeaFeast 2016, a festival filled with world-renowned seafood in an authentic maritime environment, will have 13 food vendors making a commitment toward sound environmental practices Oct. 1 at Zuanich Point Park on Bellingham Bay. “We’ll have some great seafood, including traditional barbecue grilled salmon from Lummi Nation,” said Deb Granger, Bellingham SeaFeast 2016’s general […]

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Bellingham SeaFeast entertainment features diverse music, circus acts Oct. 1

Bellingham SeaFeast 2016, a festival filled with world-renowned seafood in an authentic maritime environment, is presenting a talented and diverse entertainment lineup on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Zuanich Point Park on Bellingham Bay. “We’re excited to offer some of the region’s best blues, folk, soul music, and more,” said Deb Granger, Bellingham SeaFeast 2016’s general […]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Is Fair Trade Really Fair?
Seattle Met

Bellingham-Based importer Edwin Martinez knows the coffee business, from the most remote grower in Guatamala to the man-bunned barista on Capital Hill and he thinks globally averaged profit sharing hurts the industry. Unlike most food, the quality of coffee is quantifiable, says Edwin Martinez. If he and another pro taster in a different part of the […]

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Life lessons from Mt. Baker ascent
Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat

After a long period of training, Carlinville resident Julie Boente took on the challenge of climbing Mount Baker in the Cascade Range. During her time spent scaling the mountainside, she learned some lessons to apply to her daily life. Read Full Article here: Life lessons from Mt. Baker ascent

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Lynden Music Festival Oct. 5 – 9, 2016

The 8th Annual “Claine de Lune” Lynden Music Festival takes place at various venues throughout Lynden, WA on the dates of October 5-9, 2016. This year will include performers from The Netherlands, Michigan, Minnesota, California, Vancouver, BC, Orcas Island, Whatcom county and Lynden. Outstanding musicians will perform many genres of music : Jazz, Big Band, […]