Articles & Coverage

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
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 […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Bellingham Diner Named Best in Washington

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
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 […]

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 […]

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Best of the Northwest 2016 – Bellingham awards
Sip Northwest Magazine

Here are the beer awards that were given to Bellingham breweries! Check them out here. 

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
A Perfect Day in Bellingham, WA
Crai Bower—Sunset Magazine

This pint-size Puget Sound-area town is tapping into a new weekend obsession: drinking beers with a sense of adventure. When Stones Throw Brewing opened this past spring, the number of breweries in this college town on the Salish Sea hit double digits. Read full article here: A Perfect Day in Bellingham, WA

Friday, September 30th, 2016
This Charming Little Town Is One Of Washington’s Best Kept Secrets
Jessica Wick—Only In Your State

There’s certainly no shortage of charming small towns in Washington. We’ve got our Bavarian village (Leavenworth), our Little Norway (Poulsbo) and our Victorian town (Port Townsend), just to name a few. But our little Dutch-influenced city, Lynden, is sometimes overlooked. And all it takes is one weekend spent here to realized how underrated it is. […]

Friday, September 30th, 2016
Cross the border for fall festivities in Blaine, Bellingham
Mackenzie Junor—Vancouver Sun

There really isn’t anything better than fall in the Pacific Northwest. As our shared green haven transforms into brightly coloured shades of orange and red, October is the perfect time for relaxing and exploring with a nearby getaway just across the border in Blaine and Bellingham. Read Full Article here: Cross the border for fall festivities […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Enjoy last-hurrah hike of summer on rehabbed Oyster Dome trail
Tan Vinh—The Seattle Times

One of the most popular year-round hikes in the Chuckanut Mountains, south of Bellingham, the Oyster Dome trail finally got a needed face-lift — spruced up, rerouted and extended by 0.3 mile. If you haven’t been back on this much-loved trail recently, it’s time for a fresh look. Read full feature article here: Enjoy last-hurrah hike […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
A giant Cascade Range national park? It could have been a reality
Jamie Hale—The Oregonian/OregonLive

Picture this: A national park running the entire length of the Cascade Range in central Washington, encompassing Mount Baker, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak and all of the north Cascades. It sounds like a mountaineering and thru-hiker fantasy, but the notion once briefly flirted with reality. Read the full article here A giant […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Look who’s celebrating some anniversaries this month
JIM DONALDSON—The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom County’s most famous landmark, Mount Baker, celebrates two important anniversaries in August. On Aug. 11, 1911, Joe Galbraith won the first Mount Baker Marathon, a publicity stunt designed by civic boosters who wanted to attract people to the area. Read the full article here Look who’s celebrating some anniversaries this month.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Party of 90 mountain goats near Mount Baker wows biologists
Caitlin Moran—The Seattle Times

State biologists spotted something unusual while counting mountain goats near Mount Baker earlier this summer: a group of 66 adults and 24 kids traveling together up a snow field. Aerial photos released by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife show 90 goats about 5 miles from Artist Point, on the northeastern side of the […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Birch Bay festival rings in 37th year
Stefanie Donahue—The Northern Light

Birch Bay Beach Park will be packed full of summertime activities and crab-themed competitions at the 37th annual Discover Birch Bay Days and Crab Fest Friday through Sunday, August 26–28. The three-day event features a mix of new and old activities for all ages and interests. Read the full article here Birch Bay Festival Rings in 37th […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
One-of-a-kind Lummi Island escapes

Puget Sound is a patchwork of islands. While some may be more recognizable than others, all offer their own distinct brand of island livin’. Lummi Island is one of those hidden gems. While many may have visited Whidbey or Camano Island, Lummi lies just off the southwest corner of Whatcom County, about 110 miles from […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Bill Opening Wilderness Areas to Bikes Also Opens Debate
Kirk Johnson—The New York Times

Rose Wakeland, 13, who got her first two-wheeler at age 2, flew over a jump on a dirt trail here (on Galbraith Mountain) one recent morning like an old hand. “Good one, Rose!” a friend shouted. Read the full article here: Bill Opening Wilderness Areas to Bikes Also Opens Debate