Articles & Coverage

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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. 

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. 

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 […]

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Getting the flavor of canned lighting in Bellingham
The Week

In Bellingham, Washington, the spirit of Nikola Tesla crackles on, said Brian Cantwell in The Seattle Times. The Serbian-American inventor of alternating current, who was known for his dramatic public demonstrations of electricity’s wonders, would have been thrilled by the waterfront city’s Spark Museum. Read full feature here.

Friday, February 24th, 2017
My Workspace – Andy Sahlfeld
Cathy Carroll—1889 Magazine

Veteran ski patroller at Mt. Baker. Andy Sahlfeld, 46, has one of the world’s best winter commutes, albeit an early one. He rises well before dawn in an A-frame at 4,200 feet at the Mt. Baker Ski Area, walks out the door to a chairlift, and rides 2,000 feet to the Panorama Dome “Pandome” Hut […]

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Well-Earned Beers: What is it about beer and outdoors culture?
Aubrey Laurence—Mount Baker Experience Magazine

For many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s almost assumed that after a day of adventure, beers will be shared at a local brewpub. Look outside of any brewery in Bellingham and you’ll likely see a full bike rack and cars topped with muddy mountain bikes, icy skis and wet kayaks. Inside, you’ll find wind-chapped cheeks, spandex shorts […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
WWU Ranks Third in 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors
Kaitlin Mulhere— - Money

Let’s be honest for a moment: No one expects you to spend all your spare time at college in the library. Whether you’re planning to study early Japanese literature or Python coding, you may still want to spend your weekends scaling rock walls, savoring the silence of snowy woods, or paddling down Class V rapids. […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Top 5 Romantic Getaways – The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Charyn Pfeuffer—1889 Magazine

For an unforgettable winter getaway, hole up at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa. Located on Bellingham Bay, romantic amenities abound. Think double soaking tubs in every room, window-seat views of the bay and couples’ massages. For an extra special treat (and more space), book a king suite. Read Full Feature Article here: Top 5 Romantic […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Great Escape: Wonderful Whatcom County – Nature & Culture Around Bellingham
Lauren Kramer—Alaska Beyond

The spring sunshine warms me as I sit on the deck of the 100-foot Victoria Star, my eyes searching the dark-blue waters of a calm Salish Sea. With binoculars at the ready, my fellow passengers and I on this San Juan Cruises whale-watching trip are on the lookout for the glistening outline of a 6-foot […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Worth the trip: a pilgrimage to experience Bellingham’s MegaZapper
Brian J. Cantwell—Seattle Times

The Spark Museum’s giant Tesla coil is rewarding for thrill-seekers. Along with the Spark, Bellingham has lots of fun things to see, do and eat. Talk about a shocking experience. But, happily, it wasn’t. I felt like Houdini, in one of those old movies, where they wrap the master magician in 20 feet of chain secured with […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Bellingham Diner Named Best in Washington
Meredith Heil—Tasting Table

While 150-year-old steakhouses and farm-to-table innovatorsare all well and good, there’s no restaurant more central to the American identity than the diner. From the booths and breakfast counters to the gut-busting comfort food and winking waitresses doling out warm-ups by the dozen, these greasy spoons have been shaping the way we eat for generations, the […]

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Patagonia Provisions: Lummi Island Reef Nets
Patafonia Provisions

We currently harvest wild salmon from two specific fisheries. Based on our own stringent Provisions Salmon Sourcing Criteria, our Wild Sockeye Salmon comes from a community-based, in-river fishery on the Situk River, Alaska. Our Wild Pink Salmon are caught in reef nets off Lummi Island, Washington. Read full story here: watch video here.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
‘Sea and Smoke’: Cookbook from Chef Wetzel of the Willows Inn
Tammy Parr—Marin Independent Journal

Cookbook: ‘Sea and Smoke’ a romantic culinary adventure Cookbooks can be functional: to provide nutritional support, to inspire daily cooking, to give instructions for specific cultural dishes or to simply look beautiful sitting on a coffee table. Then there are the cookbooks that take you on a journey, somewhere far away and different from your […]

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Just Start Something: Jack Lamb, CEO of Aslan Brewing Co.
Justin Gillebo—The Gillebo Collective

Just Start Something features men and women who took the initiative to start a new venture.  This feature is of Jack Lamb, CEO and owner of Aslan Brewing Co. in Bellingham, Washington. Read full story here. 

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Photos from Bandit Cross in Bellingham 2017
Jeannine Avelino—

Yesterday, Cuski and I headed off to Bellingham for Bandit Cross, his first cyclocross race of 2017 (and maybe last of the season). We were quite optimistic about how the day would go; however, we soon learned that life had other plans for us. We left Bellingham with sore muscles. He was sore from racing […]

Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Skiing the Cascades in Oregon, Washington and California
John Gottberg Anderson—For The Bend Bulletin

Alpine skiing was introduced to the Pacific Northwest in the late 19th century, not too many decades after the modern sport emerged in Norway. It began to boom after luxurious Sun Valley, built in Idaho by the Union Pacific Railroad, installed the first chairlift (based on tropical banana hoists) in December 1936. Read full story […]

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Hotel Bellwether: Bellingham’s Bayside Accommodations
Kendall Jones—Sip Northwest Magazine

Bellingham, Washington has nearly 100,000 residents but is cozy and inviting like a small town. That is, if you know where to stay and where to go when you visit. For the most enjoyable experience, unpack your bags somewhere near downtown, where you can experience the best this bayside burg has to offer. Read full […]

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Deep-freeze ending with more mountain snow to delight skiers and snowboarders
Mark Yuasa—The Seattle Times

The extended bitter cold temperatures are finally coming to an end, and more mountain snow – possibly a lot of it – is expected to cover the icy slopes heading into next week. Light snow showers are forecast for the mountains to begin late Friday and into Saturday with a slight bump of the freezing […]

Sunday, January 1st, 2017
2017 Race Event Details in Whatcom County
RaceCenter - Northwest Edition

This area is full of various races and marathons.  Here are some details for upcoming races in this area. Read about race features here. 49th Birch Bay International Marathon & Half Marathon Runnin’ O The Green – March 2017 Birch Bay Road Race – April 2017 Bellingham Swimrun – May 2017 Kulshan Quest Adventure Race […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
What’s New at NW Snow Resorts?
Kris Parfit—NW Snow Guide

There’s an abundance of upgrades, more terrain, new lodges and lifts at Northwest now resorts. So grab your friends, gear and guide to find out which mountains are the best to play on this winter. Read full feature article here: What’s new at NW Snow Resorts

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Winter Wonderland: Event trucks in snow from Mount Baker
Marilyn Napier—

Although the snow Skagit County residents saw earlier this week had long since melted, a snow playground could be seen in the Cascade Mall parking lot on Saturday. The six, 12-yard loads of snow trucked in from Mount Baker is part of Burlington’s newest event, a winter wonderland aimed to give kids the ultimate winter […]

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Moderate to heavy snowfall will create epic early ski and riding conditions at Cascade ski resorts
Mark Yuasa—The Seattle Times

After viewing the impending snow forecasts for the Cascades slopes, skiers and riders could find themselves waist deep in powder or in some cases up to their shoulders. And we’re not talking about the concrete heavy and wet snow you typically see in the Pacific Northwest, but the light and fluffy stuff more common at […]

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Weekend Getaway: Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Bellingham
Nicole Pointon - Vancouver Magazine

Once known for outlet malls and Trader Joe’s, this Vancouver border town is channeling Portlandia of late, thanks to a dozen craft breweries, college-town energy and an earnest embrace of Washington state’s legalized marijuana status. There’s a corner booth I covet at the Old Town Cafe in downtown Bellingham. Over a mushroom omelette, home fries […]

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Nuancing nature for the taste buds, Chef Blaine Wetzel of the The Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Julie Fineman—

If Bellingham, Washington is all you would expect of a small, blue-collar city, busy, chaotic, dense, nearby Lummi Island is everything the opposite, sleepy, calm, sparse. After a 15-minute ferry crossing, stepping off into another world rehydrated the senses. The simplicity of the island stripped away the city coating, a rural palette cleanser, in preparation […]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
Pieces of the Puzzle
Lucas Reilly—Free Hub Magazine

Embracing the Mountain Bike Movement in Bellingham, WA For a town whose laid-back demeanor earned it the nickname “City of Subdued Excitement,” Bellingham, WA can’t seem to keep it’s mountain bike scene low key—it’s no best-kept secret. Half an hour shy of the Canadian border and not far from the celebrated tech on Vancouver’s North […]

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Wine or beer? Room for both at new Bellingham brewery
Dave Gallagher—Bellingham Herald

Can wine and beer enthusiasts coexist in the same room? Bill Kimmerly will soon find out. Kimmerly, who owns Masquerade Wine Co., is moving into a bigger space at 3950 Hammer Drive, which is scheduled to open Nov. 17. It will have a 1,000-square-foot tasting room, a 500-square-foot room for private events and dinners, and […]

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Biking in Bellingham
Andrew Loscutoff—1859 Oregon's Magazine

My Bellingham trip began at the Oregon City Amtrak Cascades Station. With my mountain bike in tow, traveling couldn’t be easier. At the train terminal, train staff scans your ticket and loads the bike. What a great way to travel stress-free. The doors opened in Bellingham, and stepped into sunshine. The Amtrak Cascades station of […]

Friday, October 28th, 2016
3 Islands You Probably Haven’t Heard Of (But Should Visit Now)
Celeste Moure—Vogue

There’s nothing quite like an island vacation—getting away from it all and really unplugging. Hawaii and St. Barth’s are great this time of the year. But guess what, everyone (and we mean everyone) knows those islands are great and they’re probably vacationing there right now. Read Full Article Here: 3 Islands You Probably Haven’t Heard Of […]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Must-Do Adventures Near Bellingham
Elle Ossello—Outdoor Project

Bellingham is an under-explored wonderland for any Pacific Northwest adventurer. This mid-sized college town is full of trendy bars, tasty cafes, and gear shops, and it serves as a gateway to a massive swath of wilderness and protected land from sea level to high in the greater Mount Baker area. Read Full Article here: Must-Do Adventures […]

Friday, October 14th, 2016
Bellingham Whatcom County – One Destination, Many Adventures
Annette Bagley—Talk Travel

Water, mountains, music and food, a nationally recognized downtown – Bellingham has it all! Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands lie directly to the west; Mt. Baker and the North Cascades Mountain Range are an hour to the east. Bellingham offers a vibrant urban community with a natural setting, providing outstanding entertainment and recreation […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Semiahmoo Resort (For People Who Don’t Golf)
Min Guo—Visit Seattle

Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington is renowned for its world class golf courses. The recent passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer has brought a spotlight back on their greens – Palmer designed and dedicated the course at Semiahmoo in 1987. But what if you don’t golf? Less than two hours out of Seattle and perched […]

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
A road trip up historic Chuckanut Drive
Kim Holcomb—King 5

SKAGIT VALLEY, WASH. – Chuckanut Drive is gorgeous any time of year, but it’s absolutely stunning in the fall. This is the only place where the Cascade Mountains meet the salt water. So there’re lots of things to stop and see along the way. And lots of things to do, as well. It was once the […]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
25 Best Day Trips from Seattle
Vacation Idea - Dream Vacation Magazine

Known for its magnificent scenery and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, Bellingham is the northernmost city in the contiguous United States and has a population of more than 50,000. Popular summer activities include fishing, hiking, and golfing, while winter visitors can ski at Mt. Baker or check out the many museums and galleries that Bellingham has […]