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Friday, October 12th, 2018
Commercial Street Night Market
Ontrak

The Commercial Street Night Market is a monthly event with its final 2018 market happening on December 21. Artisan and food vendors line the streets with local live music playing in the background. It’s a fantastic way to experience Bellingham at Night. See full article here: Commercial Street Night Market

Friday, September 28th, 2018
After Hours: Make a Beer Run to Bellingham
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Registration is filling up fast for the first Trails to Taps Relay on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Bellingham. Read full article here: http://www.djc.com/news/le/12115044.html

Monday, September 17th, 2018
Here’s what’s new in Bellingham, from a beer garden to a vegan eatery
Hoodline, San Francisco

Interested in exploring the newest restaurant additions to Bellingham? From a sushi and ramen spot to a beer garden, read on for the newest hot spots to arrive near you. Read the full article here: Here’s what’s new in Bellingham, from a beer garden to a vegan eatery

Friday, September 14th, 2018
SeaFeast: A Pacific Northwest Festival Every Foodie Should Know About
Lara Dunning—Small Town Washington & Beyond

Many travelers visit the Pacific Northwest to sample local seafood like fresh-caught salmon, crab, and oysters. Having lived in Washington State for over a decade, I can attest to the richness of our coastal waters and the bounty it provides. One way to sample the delicacies the area has to offer is at the annual SeaFeast festival […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
A Seafeast is waiting for you in Bellingham, Washington
Michael & Elizabeth Fagin—Foodista

Taking the ferry from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island is like sailing into the past. The Whatcom Chief looks like a cross between a tugboat and a barge. It can hold 22 cars for the 5-minute ride to the island and is Whatcom County’s only ferry. Once on the island, which is just 9.25 square […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
A Guide to Finding and Drinking Fresh Hop Beers in the PNW
Kendall Jones - Seattle Magazine Online

Fresh Hop Forum at Aslan Brewing, Bellingham – September 29th. Aslan Brewing is assembling a tap list of special release fresh hop beers from far and wide ~ available all in one place, the Aslan Depot: Barrels & Blending. The event will feature live music, delicious food options, and plenty of fresh hop beer to go around! Read […]

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Bellingham SeaFeast Celebrates Seafood and the Maritime Community
Nancy Zaffaro—Confetti Travel Cafe

Summer festivals are a highlight of the season—and there’s still time for one more summer adventure. Bellingham, Washington is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and an hour-and-a-half from Vancouver, Canada. (Or fly in directly through Bellingham International Airport.) There’s much to do in this Pacific Northwest city any time of year, and Bellingham SeaFeast is one […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Bellingham’s Aslan Brewing Company makes beer that’s king of the craft brewing jungle
Anne Erickson—King5news

Aslan Brewing Company in Bellingham isn’t named for the well-known character in the Narnia books. Aslan is the Turkish word for lion, and the name is a nod to keeping the art of making good beer wild and untamed. Sant Bryan and Jose Cedeno hosted King5 Evening at Aslan Brewing on Sept. 7, 2018. Read […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
True Brews – Wild Warehouse Farmhouse Ale
Kendall Jones—Seattle Magazine

THIS BEER BEGINS LIFE as a regular saison (aka farmhouse ale), a traditional Belgian-style beer originally produced in farmhouses and served to farm workers, before spending about nine months in repur­posed Chardonnay barrels from Woodinville’s Chatter Creek Winery, which is how this brew gains its unique character. Yellowish-orange in the glass, the ale presents myriad […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Slip Slidin’ Away – Birch Bay Waterslides
Sarah Edwards—Seattle Magazine

Kids of all ages pack these giant water playgrounds-and with each park’s unique personality, you may want to try them all Read full feature article here: Birch Bay Waterslides

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Shore Sites – Baker Lake

Head to Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for a low-key weekend away from it all. Many of the more than 250 sites in the 10 campgrounds that dot the shores of Baker Lake come equipped with water access and killer views of Mount Baker or other sur­rounding North Cascades peaks. Swift Creek […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Evergreen Evenings
Carolyn Blackburn—Meetings Today

Bellingham and San Juan Islands A sunset cruise is a special way for groups to wrap a day of business in Bellingham. “A benefit of weekday meetings is the opportunity for a relaxing after-hours boat excursion on Bellingham Bay;’ said An­nette Bagley, director of marketing for Visit Bellingham. Several themes are offered by San Juan […]

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Destination Dining – The Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Allecia Vermillion with James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez and Allison Williams—Seattle Met

Every intrepid Chef who strikes out of Washington’s distant pockets and expresses those immediate surroundings in the form of ambitious food furthers a movement that began with a Craigslist ad. Or, more specifically, with a 24-year-old kid from Olympia on a plane back from Copenhagen in 2010, headed to a nine-square-mile island he’d never before […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Photo Friday Series. Bellingham Harbor
Valerie Estelle Rogers—V. Estelle Travel

Week four and I’m already breaking the one-photo rule, eh, whatever, it’s my site. Plus, I think you’ll appreciate the zoom shot. Bellingham, Washington. I’m on a wonderfully large yacht with four other writers, our hosts, a catered spread of local salmon and all of the delights that go with it. (More about that and them later) […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
4 ways to improve your beer drinking
Lesley Kennedy—The Seattle Times

The craft-beer craze has never been more accessible, with a neighborhood brewery seemingly around every corner. Here are four ways to bring the fun home. The drink Boundary Bay Citraweisse ($10 per six-pack at New Seasons Market). Keep the summer vibes rolling with this Bellingham brewer’s seasonal citrus, kettle-soured pour. Light-bodied with a kiss of wheat […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
Travel With Teri B: Thanks To Virgin Airlines For This Pacific Northwest Trip!
Teri B—Lawest Media

What does that mean? Virgin Airlines did everything in their power to destroy our return flight last September from Boston & Providence. After much back and forth, a $500 credit was offered for future travel. When I attempted to use the credit for a January trip to Houston, I found out that any travel associated […]

Friday, August 24th, 2018
A Tide-to-Table Island Retreat
The New York Times Magazine

On lush, laid-back Lummi Island, about two hours north of Seattle, the weekend home of the food and lifestyle photographer Stephanie Eburah is an idyllic escape. Her shingled house is nestled on five acres and hugged by cedar, maple and alder trees. In the garden, lavender, lilies and lilacs abound, along with strawberries, boysenberries, tomatoes, […]

Monday, August 20th, 2018
6 reasons why Bellingham area is worth exploring
Leslie Kelly—The Spokesman Review

The campground was fantastic. So was the luxury hotel. Sometimes a city like Bellingham, one of Washington’s very best locations for outdoors recreation, is best explored two ways: from roughing it on the low end to getting pampered on the high end. Larrabee State Park just south Bellingham on scenic Chuckanut Drive, offers excellent camping and hiking […]

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
Tall Ship Sailing in the San Juan Islands
Pam & Gary Baker—Porthole Cruise

An inspiration for the senses, Washington State’s pristine Salish Sea and its intriguing San Juan Islands are spectacular from the deck of the historic Schooner Zodiac. A beautifully restored windjammer with the classic grandeur of a 1920s billionaire’s yacht, the Schooner Zodiac offered us an ideal vintage sailing experience for four days around the San […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Fairhaven is a great getaway
SUE FRAUSE - EAT, PLAY, SLEEP

I try to make a pilgrimage to Fairhaven every few years. Located just a few miles south of downtown Bellingham, the historic district’s streets are lined with dozens of shops, restaurants and businesses that cater to both locals and visitors. It’s the ideal overnight or weekend escape. And like most neighborhoods, it’s ever changing, with new […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Spark Museum Uses Electricity to Make Music, Family Fun in Bellingham
Bianca He - Bellingham Herald

Whenever you go to the Spark Museum in downtown Bellingham, you will hear someone creating their own music — even without touching a musical instrument. Spark Museum, with an extensive layout of artifacts that showcase the history of electrical evolution, is known for its interactive exhibits that create fun, hands-on experiences for adults and kids alike. Read […]

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
Chuckanut is One of The Six Best Washington Beers Not in Seattle
Lestor Black - The Stranger

There are too many great Bellingham breweries to fit them all on this listicle so I will only pick the most important one to visit, and that one is undoubtedly Chuckanut. This German-influenced brewery is one of the best lager breweries in the country; they have won 18 medals in less than 10 years at […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Bellingham Bells: An experience well worth the drive!
Matt Paige—Seattle Sports Union

This Saturday, I got the opportunity to experience the hospitality of the Bellingham Bells. Joining me was our fearless leader Abraham Deweese with his trusty camera and AquaSox beat writer Brian Solack. We had heard of the team before but didn’t know truly what to expect. We had worked out a visit with their incredibly […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Taking the road less traveled to Bellingham — spots to check out along the way
Liz Duelweke—Q13 FOX

As the saying goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. The same goes for a good road trip. In this case, our adventure took us north from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead of taking I-5, we took Chuckanut Drive. Locals will tell you that while this 20-mile drive is a bit off the […]

Friday, July 20th, 2018
Taking the road less traveled to Bellingham — spots to check out along the way
Liz Dueweke—Q13 Fox

As the saying goes, the journey is just as important as the destination. The same goes for a good road trip. In this case, our adventure took us north from Seattle to Bellingham. Instead of taking I-5, we took Chuckanut Drive. Locals will tell you that while this 20-mile drive is a bit off the […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Changemaker: Ray Deck and Skookum Kids work to revolutionize child welfare
Matt Lorch—Q13 Fox

Fixing the foster care system could be the key to fixing our homelessness problem as well. That’s the type of global optimism Ray Deck brings to the office in Bellingham. “Foster care is, in my opinion, long-term homelessness prevention,” he said. “Bellingham, Seattle has a homelessness crisis today because we didn’t fix a foster care […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham mom turns grief into lifesaving nonprofit, ‘he changed my life’
Travis Mayfield—Q13 Fox

Jennifer Schouten is one of those people. “He really was a joyful boy, his laugh was pretty contagious.” She is a mom there who has faced her darkest hour and chosen to light her world in response. Jennifer is the woman behind a major medical supply recycling clearing house in Bellingham called Dominic’s Closet. Read the […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham Technical College receives grants for STEM programs
Alexandra Lewis—Q13 Fox

Bellingham Technical College just unveiled a new $650,000 grant to strengthen their STEM programs. In 2019 Bellingham Technical College will be offering 12 students a free ride to study engineering and change their lives. “Whenever you say ‘Hey! I got a bunch of money for you to go to school.’ Students are like yeah! I […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
What Western Washington University is doing to attract new students
Alexandra Lewis—Q13 Fox

Western Washington University is working to ignite local kids’ interest in STEM careers. “Our state lags behind in the number of kids with bachelor degrees, in the stem fields, and just generally in higher education.” Paul Cocke, Director of Communication WWU explained. WWU is working to bring students in Whatcom County above those statistics, using […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham wins national award for re-routing salmon back to Squalicum Creek
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

From the busy bees to the rabbits along the shoreline, Squalicum Creek already draws a lot of visitors. Construction partially wrapped up on Phase Two to reroute Squalicum Creek — a project to create a better habitat for salmon. “The point of this project was to put it in a more confined channel and put shade over […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Lake Whatcom: For recreation and water source for 100,000 people
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

From the moment boaters arrive at 5,000-acre Lake Whatcom inspections begin. “We’re looking for any animals, plants, mud, water,” said Teagan Ward, Coordinator the Lake Whatcom’s Aquatic Invasive Species Program. Read the full story here. 

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham fishing derby forced to evolve with increasing shortage of salmon
Katie Boer—Q13 Fox

Three days of derby all come down to this — the weigh in. Empty trailers sat ready and waiting in a packed parking lot at Squalicum Harbor Marina for hundreds of boaters to return Sunday after three days of fishing. Crab season officially opened up this weekend and anglers — marked by green flags — […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Bellingham Farmer’s Market becomes a unique attraction

Roslyn McNicholl started Rabbit Fields as a senior project before graduating from Western Washington University. It seems only fitting that she used her college idea to connect with that of fellow WWU students from the 1990’s who had a dream, too. That dream? To start a Farmer’s Market in Bellingham. Read the full feature here.  […]

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Meet Hotel Bellwether’s canine concierge, Bella!
Ellen Tailor—Q13 Fox

Bella is the Hotel Bellwether’s canine concierge. She greets the staff who prides themselves on customer service. “We’re proud of our guest loyalty. We’re closing in at about 50% of our return guests and our occupancy is very high,” says General Manager Jim Haupt who goes on to explain Bella’s responsibilities. Read the full feature […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Top Places to Get Away: Escape the Crowds and Find the Bliss with Woods, Water and Wine
Kevin Max—OnTrak Magazine

This summer, on an increasingly crowded planet, we looked for places to get away from the crowds uses woods, water and wine – the basic elements of the Pacific Northwest – as our refuges. If you want to run with the in crowd, then follow the noise to your common destination. If you want to […]

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
An Outdoor Gallery of Mysteries: Ann Morris’s Hidden Sculpture Woods
Lauren Kramer—OnTrak Magazine

On a windswept bluff overlooking Rosario Strait sits a creative retreat where tall hemlock and Douglas firs share space with a series of arresting bronze sculptures. The haunting pieces of art are set on mossy embankments beneath trees and on stretches of grass, and as you walk among them they feel like timeless artifacts from […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Seattle woman forsakes corporate career for Whatcom farm life
Travis Mayfield—Q13 Fox News

Bellingham is farm country. In fact, Whatcom County ranks in the top 3-percent of farm production in the entire US according to the city, port and county’s Choose Whatcom project. But who is doing that farming may surprise you. Q13 News visited one farm and met one person who could be the face of the new farmer. Check out […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
‘This is the biggest redevelopment we’ve ever done,’ says Bellingham mayor
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox News

People in Bellingham now have access to something they haven’t explored in more than 100 years: The downtown waterfront. The former Georgia-Pacific site is finally being unveiled as a new place to play and, work, and live. The port and city had to redevelop nearly 300 acres, much of it contaminated, so it’s been a lot of […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
Brewery scene booming in Bellingham
John Hopperstad—Q13 Fox News

Bellingham is a great place to visit with easy access to mountains and the water. And beer? In just the last few years, there has been an explosion of breweries popping up in Bellingham, and many of them are now international award winners. Check out the written piece here. Also,  if you would like to see […]

Monday, July 16th, 2018
The Teaching of the Canoe
Richard Walker—AAA Journey Magazine

Depending on the destination, some canoe pullers will travel so as 800 miles. Traveling such long distances requires mental and physical discipline, and the journeys are fraught with challenges of raw ocean climates, tide and fatigue. Check out this feature of Lummi Nation and the canoe journey here.