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, July 1st, 2015
Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) to undergo renovations

The Whatcom Museum is looking forward to showcasing some new exhibits by the end of this summer for children and their families to explore. The Whatcom Museum’s Family Interactive Gallery, (FIG) located inside the Lightcatcher Building, will be closed this week from Wednesday July 1 to Sunday, July 5. Due to more-than-expected construction mess and […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
C is for Candy at the C Shop in Birch Bay, WA
Lauren Kramer

It’s been 44 years since Patricia and Patrick Alesse first opened their C Shop in Birch Bay, and the candy, ice cream and pizza store remains a favorite summer destination among Birch Bay locals and visitors. Arrive on a hot summer evening and you’ll see bikes parked haphazardly outside, families trooping in after their barbeque […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: Over Easy Bellingham
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“Yummy breakfast food!” Over Easy is a breakfast and lunch restaurant that started in the Phoenix area and has recently opened a new location in Bellingham, Washington. My kids and I visited recently for breakfast. The restaurant is bright and felt very welcoming when we arrived. My son was thrilled to see the abundance of the […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: Million Smiles Playground Park
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“Best playground ever.” During a recent visit to Bellingham, WA, my kids and I headed over to Lynden, WA to check out a playground and park that had been described to us as “the best in the county.” Upon arriving, I decided that that description was a massive understatement. Read full article here: Million Smiles Playground […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: The C Shop
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“46 years and going strong!” The C Shop is an institution in the small oceanside town of Birch Bay, Washington.  The owners, Patricia and Patrick, started the store as a small candy shop and it has now grown into a candy shop, cafe, pizzeria and bakery. Read full article here: The C Shop on Trekaroo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: Spring Hill Suites by Marriot
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“New – all suite hotel.” Springhill Suites by Marriott is a brand-new hotel located just off I-5 in Bellingham, Washington. It’s in a great location for shopping, sightseeing and is a really comfortable, friendly hotel. Read full article here: Spring Hill Suites on Trekaroo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: Mallard Ice Cream
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“Who doesn’t love ice cream!” Mallard Ice Cream is a super popular destination in Bellingham, Washington, so if you visit on a warm day, be prepared for a wait. But don’t let that deter you, it’s worth the wait! Read full article here: Mallard Ice Cream on Trekaroo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Trekaroo Review: Colophon Cafe
Carrie Yu—Trekaroo

“Beautiful setting for good food.” If you are in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham and are in search of a good meal, Colophon Cafe is an excellent pick.  My kids and I had the chance to eat there recently and really enjoyed our meal. Read full article here: Colophon Cafe on Trekaroo

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Summer Rites
Leslie Forsberg—AAA Journey

Savor these settings for patio dining, ice cream and a stroll. It’s a lazy, warm summer evening in Bellingham, and a waiter at Keenan’s at the Pier, at Chrysalis Inn & Spa, arrives with pan-seared scallops just as boys dive into the salt water off a dock nearby. Read full article here:

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
WWU grad will screen his award-winning film at the Pickford Film Center

“A Standing Still” is an award­winning feature film created by Bellingham native and Western Washington University graduate, Scott Ballard. The film, partially shot in Bellingham, will be shown at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham, Washington on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. This is the second feature from Portland filmmaker, Scott Ballard. Ballard is a […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Fourth of July Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Annette Bagley

Put on your red, white and blue and prepare to be festive. July 4 in Bellingham and surrounding communities is packed with fun things to do. View parades, classic cars, tandem bikes, and fireworks by land and sea. Enjoy old-time games, outdoor music, craft beer, and delicious BBQ while you celebrate Independence Day in style. […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Summer theatre is back at Western Washington University

Western Washington University’s theater and dance department are bringing live summer theatre back to campus from July 29 to Aug. 30, 2015. Offerings include free performances on the Old Main lawn, stage performances in the Performing Arts Center and a family-friendly contemporary dance show. Dance faculty Nolan Dennett directs Western student dancers in “Movement Graffiti,” […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015
Mount Baker Theatre announces its 2015-2016 season

The Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham announces its upcoming 2015-2016 season. This year features more headliners with artists like Bruce Hornsby, Michael McDonald, Patti LuPone, David Sedaris, Melissa Etheridge, and LeAnn Rimes. The theater will will also new Broadway titles, including “Bullets over Broadway,” “Flash Dance,” “42nd Street,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “Saturday Night Fever.” […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Bike to Bellingham breweries on a giant bicycle with Pedal Party NW

Pedal Party Northwest is here! Bellingham now has its own eco-friendly pedal-powered “Party Bike,” ready to take visitors on a tour to Bellingham’s finest breweries. Participants have a choice of visiting three of the following bars; Aslan Brewing Company, Boundary Bay, Kulshan Brewing Company, The Local Public House and Wander Brewing. They will also cater […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Oxford Suites Bellingham now accepting reservations

Oxford Suites is opening a new hotel in north Bellingham in early fall, and is now accepting reservations beginning September 1. The building will be five-stories tall with 99 rooms, including 1,916 sq. ft of meeting space. The hotel will provide standard amenities such as complimentary full hot breakfast buffet, evening receptions, wireless Internet, parking […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Over Easy Bellingham to celebrate Grand Opening all weekend June 26-28

National egg shortage? Not so, says the menu at Over Easy Bellingham, the fifth location of the breakfast and brunch spot that rose to country-wide prominence after being featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Accomplished restaurateurs Brad and Aaron May, Over Easy’s colorful founders, have […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Three Bellingham hikes for little legs

So many hikes, so little time! Those of us who live in Whatcom County are fortunate to be surrounded by natural beauty every day. Many of us take advantage of our surroundings, getting out to bike, hike, paddle and more – but how many of us also get stuck in a rut, going to our […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Top three artists chosen for Bellingham National Exhibition and Awards

The Bellingham National Art Exhibition and Awards is currently featured at the Whatcom Museum, featuring 101 pieces of artwork in a variety of mediums from more than 60 artists across the US. Scott Lawrimore, director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, juried the exhibition. On May 30, Lawrimore announced the first, […]

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Kulshan Brewing Opens Second Location: K2 Brewery and Tap Room

Hey, Kulshan Brewing Co. fans, if you’ve ever stopped by the brewery’s super-popular (okay, crowded) James Street location and said to yourself, “Gee, these guys should expand so that everyone who wants a delicious beer can get one,” then you’re in luck. K2 has arrived! K2 is Kulshan’s dream brewery come to life—and it’s the biggest, […]

Friday, June 19th, 2015
All-American Festivities on the Fourth at Semiahmoo Resort

The new Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is celebrating the 4th of July on the west lawn with a Clam Bake, Barbeque and beach party featuring delicious food, beverages, and live music. Guests can also enjoy beachside activities such as beach combing, beach volleyball, croquette, and other family friendly activities, as well as a view […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Viewpoint: Georgia State University mountaineering team has a peak experience
Mark Becker—Atlanta Business Chronicle

Students climbing glaciated mountains or volcanoes is something rarely associated with urban universities, and certainly not with urban universities on the United States eastern seaboard. However, that is exactly what happened for nine Georgia State University (GSU) students this May when they ventured to the Pacific Northwest to climb Mount Baker (10,781 feet) in the […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2015
The Hand-Hewn Creations of Anderson Custom Wood Fenders
Freehub

Upon first glance, Tom Anderson fits the stereotypical mold of a woodworker. A compact build; thick forearms; callused fingers; short-cropped, salt-and-pepper hair. Shy at first and cautiously proud of his work; when he walks into a room, he brings with him the smell of fresh sawdust. But enter his shop—a sprawling abode set in a […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Summer Blues, Brews and BBQ’s Series at Hotel Bellwether

Clear your calendars for Thursday nights throughout the summer, and your friends in Bellingham at the Hotel Bellwether’s Waterfront Terrace for the much anticipated series of, ‘Blues, Brews & BBQ.’ The weekly event begins on June 18 and continues through August with a variety of bands and a delicious BBQ menu. You won’t want to […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Schooner Zodiac features two Brewery Cruises in 2015

The classic tall ship Schooner Zodiac, based in Bellingham,WA, is excited to announce two multi-day brewery tours during the 2015 sailing season. The ship will embark on a 4-day brewery expedition of the San Juan Islands in July of 2015 and a 3-day transit from Bellingham to Seattle exploring the breweries in north Puget Sound in […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Bellingham Good Time Girls Celebrate Fifth Tour Season

Bellingham’s Sin & Gin walking tour is back for summer 2015, and sassier than ever. Join the Bureau of Historical Investigation June 19 – Aug. 29 for Friday night tours in Fairhaven and Saturday night tours in downtown Bellingham. The Sin & Gin Tour focuses specifically on the history of women in Bellingham, and their […]

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Bellingham Community Boating Center Hosts Summer Ferry Farewell Flotillas

Renewing a tradition begun in 2013, the Bellingham, nonprofit Community Boating Center will continue in summer 2015 to host flotillas of watercraft in south Bellingham Bay for bidding adieu to departing Alaska ferries bound for Ketchikan on June 19, July 3, July 25, and August 28, beginning at 5 p.m. Boats of all kind are […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Father’s Day Activities in Bellingham and Whatcom County
Annette Bagley

Sunday, June 21 is the day to honor Dad with a fun activity he’s sure to enjoy. Here’s a list of ideas in Bellingham and throughout the county: Bellewood Acres Father’s Day on the Farm If your Dad loves classic cars, take him to Bellewood Acres in Lynden from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
2015 City of Blaine Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

The seaside town of Blaine, WA will host its traditional Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in 2015, inviting thousands come to experience everything Red, White and Blue. Located “Where America Begins” nestled on Drayton Harbor and the US/Canada border just off I-5, Blaine will be kicking off its 15th annual celebration on Saturday, July […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Whatcom Community College Open House June 19

Whatcom Community College will host an on-campus Open House and celebration of the graduating class of 2015 on Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its campus at 237 W. Kellogg Road in Bellingham, WA. The open house will include campus tours, music, food and special events. For those thinking of enrolling […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
NABA Awards – Washington’s Medal Winners
Kendall Jones—Seattle PI

This year’s winners were just announced and Washington breweries brought home 25 medals from the North American Brewers Association Awards (NABA Awards). Leading the way, Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery won a total of four medals, three gold and one silver. Chuckanut was not the only Bellingham brewery to bring home hardware this year. Alsan Brewing (1), […]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Find Exotic Spices and Flavorful Teas at Bellingham’s Spice Hut
Teresa Schmidt

Tucked on a side street off of the busy Guide Meridian Street in Bellingham is Spice Hut, a bright, colorful shop filled with everything you need to make your life a little more exotic —and a lot more flavorful. Established in 2004, Spice Hut is located at 131 Kellogg Road, between Cordata and the Guide, and close to Costco, […]

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Fairhaven’s Colophon Cafe Offers Ultimate Comfort Food

There are some restaurants that grab you by the heart and won’t let go. They offer that brilliant combination of consistently good comfort food, great service, a warm, ambient environment and a location that’s convenient and attractive. The Colophon CafĂ© nails every one of those. We started coming back in 2003 on our first foray […]

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Birch Bay, Washington
Nancy Mueller—HighRoads

Long stretches of sandy shoreline, calm waters, and panoramic views make up Birch bay, a quiet coastal community off the beaten path in Washington. With tidal flats to wander and brilliant sunsets to admire, Birch Bay is a tranquil retreat. Read full article here:

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
North America’s Best Paddling Towns
Aaron Schmidt—Canoe & Kayak

With world-class sea kayaking in Puget Sound, access to epic Pacific Northwest whitewater, and easy canoe camping at Baker Lake, Bellingham (pop. 82,000) is a paddler’s delight, and also a hub for high level mountain biking and snow sports. Read full article here:

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Bellingham
Vancouver Courier

See if you’re keen to cross the line for popular Bellingham Festival of Music, you’d better start planning soon. The annual event, which runs July 3-19, is your chance to hear some of the nation’s most celebrated symphonic musicians and rising stars right in the road trip worthy Pacific Northwest. Read full article here:

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Take a hike. Have a beer. Life is perfect. Here’s where.
Christy Karras—The Seattle Times

Folks hiking on and around Mount Baker have a handful of good options for local brews. Two favorites: Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham (107 Railroad Ave., bbaybrewery.com) and North Fork Brewery in Deming (6186 Mount Baker Highway, northforkbrewery.com). Read Full Article here: Take a hike. Have a beer. Life is perfect. Here’s where.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Summer Guide 2015: Eating the Islands
Nicole Sprinkle—Seattle Weekly

Since winning his first James Beard award, Wetzel, who was born in Olympia but apprenticed under internationally acclaimed chef RenĂ© Redzepi in Copenhagen, has won yet another Beard award as“Best Chef of the Northwest.” Do meals at The Willows Inn live up to the hype and steep price tag—$165 per person, plus $85 for wine […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Motocross Races featuring local riders, plus Demo Derby at 2015 NW WA Fair in Lynden

Local motocross riders will make their Northwest Washington Fair debut during an action-packed night of competition Saturday, Aug. 22 in Lynden, WA. The fair is partnering with the Mount Baker Motorcycle Club to present its first grandstand show featuring motocross races at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Also, the demolition derby, an annual fan favorite, will […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Buy Papa A Beer for Father’s Day at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day? Come over to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W. Holly St, Bellingham on June 21, 2015 to celebrate with your dad because pints will have a special reduced price for dads starting at 11 a.m. There’s always a great selection of Chuckanut’s award winning lagers […]

Monday, June 8th, 2015
Bellingham’s Outdoor Recreation Clubs
Todd Elsworth

In Bellingham and around Whatcom County there are plenty of Events and Races (see Basecamp Bellingham) to choose from every month of the year. To help prepare for these events or just to connect with active locals- check out these groups and gatherings around the county. Below is a list of groups to join for […]