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 […]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Travel Awards 2016: Best Adventure Town
Sunset Magazine

Sunset, founded by the Southern Pacific Railroad to promote travel in the West, introduced the Sunset Travel Awards to honor excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across the 13 Western states, British Columbia, and Alberta. The awards recognize achievement in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, and other categories. Read full article here: Travel […]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Celebrate Drayton Harbor Days in Blaine, Aug. 6-7

On the first Saturday and Sunday every August, Drayton Harbor Days waterfront festival brings together family, friends and the community for a celebration of maritime fun in Blaine, WA. All events this year will take place on August 6 and 7 at the Blaine Marina, 235 Marine Drive, just off exit 276 on I-5. Activities […]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Downtown Bellingham Partnership Announces 2016 Downtown Sounds Lineup

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) announces the lineup of its signature event, Downtown Sounds, for 2016. Now in its thirteenth year, Downtown Sounds is sponsored by The Beauty Institute Schwarzkopf Professionals and begins July 6, occurring every Wednesday until August 3. Bay and Prospect Streets will be closed to traffic for this free concert series, which will also […]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Bike-Powered Music Tour comes to Bellingham June 25-26

This summer, a collective of musicians, artists and cyclists known as the Pleasant Revolution will embark on a tour through the Pacific Northwest, with a mission to produce exhilarating and inspiring concerts completely off-the-grid. The tour stops in Bellingham for two performances on June 25 at the Look Arts Quarry at 3 p.m. and on June 26 […]

Monday, June 20th, 2016
The Big Cheese: Whatcom Cheese makers are the Cream of the Crop
Lauren Kramer

If you love cheese, you’ll want to know this: back in 2005 there were just six cheese makers in Washington State. Fast forward 11 years and we now boast a whopping 71 artisans who are passionate about their product, fastidious about the source of their ingredients and creators of some of the richest, creamiest, most […]

Friday, June 17th, 2016
City of Blaine Announces 2016 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Attended by thousands of people every year, Blaine’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration returns in 2016 with a pancake breakfast, parade, an arts & crafts street fair with over 80 vendors, car show, live entertainment and a fireworks display. The Old Fashioned Fourth will be held in the City of Blaine at Drayton Harbor, located just south […]

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Fairhaven Village Inn on Family Vacation Critic’s list of Best Hotels for Families

Fairhaven Village Inn in Bellingham, Washington, has just been ranked as the best hotel for families in the Pacific Northwest by the website Family Vacation Critic, in the annual Best Hotels for Families List. Family Vacation Critic features reviews of family-friendly hotels, resorts, destinations and attractions. The site is packed with ideas on where to […]

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Loverboy will perform at Northwest Washington Fair on Aug. 19

Well-known for their anthem “Working for the Weekend,” Canadian rock band Loverboy is performing Friday, Aug. 19 at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, WA. With their trademark red leather pants, bandannas, big rock sound and high-energy live shows, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums while performing for more than 30 years. Their […]

Monday, June 13th, 2016
Top 5 Parks for Kids in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Hilary Parker

When I first published my list of the Top 5 parks for kids in Whatcom County two years ago  I had a solid slate of parks to choose from. Since then, we have both new and improved parks that have wowed my panel of “judges” (my kids and their friends), ranging in age from 5-12. […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Artifacts Café & Wine Bar announces summer 2016 music, film and tasting dinner events

Visit Artifacts Café & Wine Bar’s beautiful outdoor courtyard this summer for a series of music, film, tasting and dinner events. Artifacts Café & Wine Bar is located at 202 Grand Avenue in downtown Bellingham, adjacent to the  Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher Building. All events are open to the public. Some events are free and others […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016
New trail maps and emergency services checkpoints installed throughout the Chuckanut Mountains

Local land management agencies and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are pleased to announce a new EMS Checkpoint and trail map system for the Chuckanut Mountains. This system will improve navigation for trail users and speed emergency response to lost or injured visitors. Map kiosks and checkpoint signs have been installed at key trail intersections […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Sustainable Living Festival returns June 25 with new VIP Bus Tour

Bellingham residents and visitors will delight in a weekend of exploring innovative, eco-friendly homes during Sustainable Connection’s 14th annual “Imagine This! Home & Landscape Tour in Whatcom County,” on June 25, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours will depart from the RE Store, located on 2309 Meridian Street. “The innovation and creativity happening […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Village Books Hosts Best-selling Author Elin Hilderbrand in Lynden on June 22

Elin Hilderbrand — best-selling author and “the queen of the summer beach read” — joins Village Books on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m., at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden to present her new novel “Here’s To Us.”  This “Literature Live” event is free and open to the public. The Jansen Art Center is […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Celebrate Father’s Day at the 4th Annual Bellingham Fête and Car Show

Sustainable Connections and Wilson Motors invites the public to attend the 4th Annual Bellingham Fête on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016 from noon to 8 p.m., featuring live music, a beer garden, car show and more. The Fête will be hosted at Wilson Motors, located on 1100 Iowa Street, Bellingham, WA. Fêtes have been celebrated […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Boundary Bay Brewery receives three medals at 2016 NABA Awards

Boundary Bay Brewery , a 21-year-old establishment based in Bellingham, WA, brought home two gold medals and a bronze medal from the 2016 North American Brewers Association (NABA) awards. The three beers to receive awards were Old Bounder, The Nautilus and Wonderland Belgian Strong Golden. “There’s a certain pride in receiving honors for beer you’ve […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham offers a “Swirl & Savor” wine pairing class, June 16

The Chinuk restaurant at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bellingham invites the public to delight their palates at a “Swirl & Savor” wine pairing class on June 16 at 6 p.m. The wine selection will be provided by Dynasty Cellars, (located north of Bellingham), paired with hors d’oeuvres featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Peter Osvalik, owner […]

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Hotel Bellwether’s Lighthouse Bar and Grill Releases New Summer 2016 Menu

The Lighthouse Bar & Grill at Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA is excited to announce the release of their new summer menu. The Lighthouse Bar & Grill is an area leader serving the finest Northwest cuisine, specializing in locally-sourced seafood, meats, produce and beverages. Executive Chef Michael Grogan has created a delicious selection of ingredients […]

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Marine Drive Trail and Park Offer Spectacular Views of Bellingham Bay
Todd Elsworth

Within walking distance from the Bellingham International Airport is the Marine Drive Trail and Park. Or you can drive or ride your bike to the parking lot at 1025 Marine Dr. A picnic table and benches along the way look out over Bellingham Bay as you wind through the short trail on the bluff. Looking […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham, WA Ranked Largest Individual Brewpub in United States

Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro in Bellingham, WA is the largest individual brewpub in the United States according to the Brewers Association’s 2015 statistics. Each year, the Brewers Association (BA) (a trade organization for the craft beer industry) releases annual production statistics for each brewery in their publication “The New Brewer.” A brewpub, as defined […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
City of Bellingham wins Governor’s 2016 Smart Choices Award

Winners of the 2016 Washington State Governor’s Smart Communities Awards were announced on June 2, 2016 by the Department of Commerce, which provides technical assistance to local governments on comprehensive planning under the state’s Growth Management Act. Bellingham was one of seven cities in Washington recognized, and was specifically chosen for the Smart Choices Award. Now […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Whatcom Museum Exhibit Honors Women’s Contributions to the Arts June 18 – Sept 4

In 2010, the Whatcom Museum presented the pioneering exhibition, “Show of Hands: Northwest Women Artists, 1800-2010,” which marked the centennial of woman’s suffrage in Washington State. Six years later, “Just Women” focuses once again on women’s contributions to the arts and highlights work created by a diverse group of national and international artists. The exhibition […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Whatcom Museum History Sunset Cruises Set Sail this Summer

The Whatcom Museum is pleased to announce the return of its popular summer history cruises along Bellingham Bay, now in its 33rd year. For the 2016 season, the Museum has an exciting new partnership with San Juan Cruises for tour operation. The weekly cruises, which sail in July and August, will now be offered on […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Aslan Brewing Company Announces Beer Releases and Events for June 2016

Based in Bellingham, WA, Aslan Brewing Co. offers 100 percent craft and organic beers. The brewery is located on 1330 N. Forest Street. Listed below are Aslan’s beer releases and events in Whatcom County during the month of June 2016. BEER RELEASES Early June: Throwback Pale Ale Disco Lemonade Late June: Summer Solar Ale EVENTS […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Schooner Zodiac Announces first 2016 Ales N’ Sails Dinner Cruise, June 18

The Schooner Zodiac, the Bellingham-based tall ship, is announcing a beer pairing dinner sail in partnership with Boundary Bay Brewery. The “Ales n’ Sails” dinner cruise will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. The Zodiac docks at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in the historic Fairhaven district. This three-hour sail […]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
These 15 Washington Towns Might Be Small…But Their Restaurants Are Amazing
Nikki Cleveland—Only In Your State

Seattle may have a big food scene, but the smaller towns in Washington are where you can really find some of the best dishes. Especially when they’re made with fresh, local ingredients from right here in the Pacific Northwest. Read full article here: These 15 Washington Towns Might Be Small…But Their Restaurants Are Amazing

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Birch Bay Getaway
Jodi Iverson—West Coast Families

There’s nothing better than getting away as a family, but sometimes it can be tricky to pick locations that appeal to everyone, especially if you have children whose ages span further than each other’s interest. Finding a one-stop destination is like hitting vacation jackpot. Read full article here:

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Melvin Brewing is opening a brewery in Washington
Kendall Jones—Washington Beer Blog

By now, most readers of this blog are familiar with Melvin Brewing of Jackson, Wyoming. Especially you hop heads. The award-winning brewery first started limited distribution in Washington a couple years ago, but hit the Seattle market for real earlier this year. Read full article here: Melvin Brewing is opening a brewery in Washington. 

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
North American Enduro Tour Opens This Weekend
Chris Armstrong—Whistler Mountain Bike

The North American Enduro Tour launches this weekend, and along with it comes big news: two additional races have will join the tour’s 2016 calendar. Read full article here: North American Enduro Tour Opens This Weekend

Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Camber Coffee And The New Curve Of American Microroasters
Jordan Michelman—Sprudge

What does it mean for a brand to come out of nowhere? Or out of Bellingham, Washington? It’s been a whirlwind first six months for Camber Coffee, a new microroasting coffee project from David Yake, Andrew Bowman, and Todd Elliott. Read full article here: Camber Coffee And The New Curve Of American Microroasters 

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 […]

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Family Vacation Critic Names 2016’s Top-Rated Family Hotels
Genevieve Shaw Brown—ABC News

The entire list includes 600 properties, so we asked Family Vacation Critic to narrow it down to the top-rated property in each of 10 popular vacation spots. Here are the results: Read full article here: Family Vacation Critic Names 2016’s Top-Rated Family Hotels

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 […]