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Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Bellingham Beer Week, April 20th thru 28th
Kendall Jones—Bellingham Beer Week

Bellingham Beer Week is a 9-day celebration of the city’s beer and brewing scene. This year it runs from April 20th thru April 28th with dozens of events around the city. Find out more about Beer Week and the events on the official website. In recent years Bellingham, Washington has earned a reputation as a great beer town, […]

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Take a spring hike and explore a favorite Bellingham neighborhood
John Nelson—The Seattle Times

It feels counterintuitive, but some of the best early-season hiking in the Cascades is to the north of Seattle. The Chuckanut Mountains near Bellingham are the only part of the Cascade Range in Washington that meets the sea. Topping out at 2,300 feet, they usually stay out of the snow zone, and that makes them a perfect […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
7 Family Vacations You Can Afford
Megan Michelson—Outside Magazine

Traveling with kids comes with its own set of challenges. Cost shouldn’t be one of them. Vacationing with children can be the best and the hardest thing in the world. The upside? Experiencing new wonders through their eyes. But then there are the meltdowns, the exhaustion, the endless stream of “Are we there yet?” With […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Race Day: Ski To Sea – Feeling the Rush from Baker to Bellingham
Corinne Whiting—1889 Washington's Magazine

Talk to folk in Bellingham about the annual Ski to Sea event and the excitement is palpable. Dubbed the original adventure race, this team relay from the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay comes steeped in history (it had its first run in 1973) and enveloped in beauty. With a stunning course that winds through […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Appliance Depot in Bellingham reduces waste and trains employees to re-enter the work force
Lauren Kramer—1889 Washington's Magazine

Sustainability is a buzzword these days, but when Appliance Depot started in 2005 it was one of the early pioneers of the movement. The goal of the Bellingham-based nonprofit is to convert trash to treasure by refurbishing old appliances or, when that’s not possible, to strip their reusable parts and put them back to work. Refurbished […]

Friday, April 13th, 2018
Sibling Bars Add Flavor to Bellingham’s Drinks Scene By Kenneth Clarkson
Kenneth Clarkson—Sip Northwest

What’s better than good food, good wine, good cocktails and good times? The answer is not much. And lucky for those near Bellingham, Washington — the Historic Fairhaven District has two new spots adding to the burgeoning array of food and beverage locales in the hood. Gainsbarre and Swim Club, from local restaurateurs Laura Swift and Tom […]

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
What I Wish Everyone Knew About Lynden, Washington
Lara Dunning—Small Town Washington

The small town of Lynden, Washington makes for an ideal getaway. Founded by Dutch and Scandinavian settlers and surrounded by farm fields with mountain views, its historic downtown has a windmill, unique inns, restaurants, shops, an art center, a museum, and nearby are parks, ice cream shops, and a distillery. This small town most certainly deserves […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Sea to Sky Rentals expands into Bellingham with One Suite Stay partnership
Amy Hinote—VRM Intel

Sea to Sky Rentals announced an expansion of its luxury vacation rental inventory into North Puget Sound and Bellingham, Washington. adding 14 high-end vacation homes located in and around this idyllic waterfront college town and recreation hub. The expansion is the result of a partnership with Bellingham local operator Barbara Browne, founder and owner of One […]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Most Beautiful Places in the Pacific Northwest
Chris Killen—

That little corner of the country jammed between California and Canada is something to be seen. The Cascade Mountain Range stands tall with snow-covered peaks, and the coastline is carved by an active Pacific Ocean, leaving sheer cliffs that offer some of the best vistas around. The Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful […]

Monday, March 12th, 2018
Daily bite: Calgary chef Garrett Martin heads to Willows Inn on Lummi Island
Dan Clapson—

Former Bridgette Bar chef de cuisine heads to Washington state to work at one of America’s top restaurants Chef Garrett Martin might only be 27, but he certainly has an impressive resume that his peers and plenty of chefs his senior would love to call their own. To date, said resume includes time spent at the once […]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
These Unexpected Cities Have the Best Coffee in the U.S.
National Geographic - Travel

After a long flight or a day of exploring a city, a rest for a coffee may be nice—nay, necessary. We partnered with Resonance earlier this year to bring you some of America’s Best Small Cities, now we are diving into some of the categories that mean the most to you. First up: your caffeine fix. […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
In Praise of Cheeses in Whatcom County, Washington
Lauren Kramer—NW Travel and Life

Cheese in the state of Washington has come a long way in the past 13 years. Back in 2005, there were only six cheesemakers toiling away, but today there are more than 70. Whatcom County, just south of the British Columbia border, is home to Four of them, and, if you meet them, you’ll find […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Art in Nature: 5 Western Washington Sculpture Parks
Nancy Mueller—Northwest Travel and Life

Spring signals a new season of recreational adventures when art and nature lovers can find the best of both worlds. For an art-filled walk on the wild side, these five Western Washington sculpture parks provide the perfect venue for viewing large-scale collections in natural settings. WWU Campus Sculpture Collection Bellingham, WA westerngallery. Stroll across the […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Top 5 Multisport Destinations: Bellingham
John Nelson—1889 Magazine

Why settle for winter activity when you can do several? For multisport savants, our state has you covered, from skiing to kayaking to surfing. Bellingham: Powder Shots to Paddling North America’s snowiest mountains, epic single-track riding, picture-perfect kayaking waters – Bellingham has is all. “It’s kind of like a triple scoop of ice cream,” said […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Carving Out History: Lummi Carver Felix Solomon is in high demand
Lauren Kramer—1889 Magazine

Writer Lauren Kramer had the opportunity to sit down with local Lummi carver, Felix Solomon for an 1889 Magazine feature. Here is her piece about Soloman and the art that he creates using traditional techniques. … The wood pellet was stove was crackling inside Felix Solomon’s new carving studio on Bellingham’s Smokehouse Road, steps from Bellingham Bay. […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe from EAT Restaurant
1889 Magazine

Here are some tasty lamb chop recipes from Washington. One of them is featuring EAT Restaraunt in Bellingham. Check out the recipe for Braised Lamb Shanks from Eric Truglas here. 

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Couples Share Advice on Running a Brewery and a Business
Emily Hutto—

Being married can be a lot like running an independent craft brewery — it’s a passionate labor of love that requires time, engagement, strong communication and trust in others. Imagine running a craft brewery with the person you’re married to. In honor of the Valentine’s Day, we ask beer power couples share their advice for […]

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Herbs, Spice and Everything Nice – BelleWood Distilling BRUCE
Kathy Casey—Sip NW Magazine

Herbs and spices have a long history of garden remedies and their medicinal purposes are well established, but it’s their aromatic and distinctive flavors that truly intrigue and mesmerize us. More than just DIY cure ingredients for the cold and flu season, herbs and spices also bring out the best in cocktails and culinary dishes […]

Friday, February 9th, 2018
Cannabis Through a Wine Lens
Brett Konen—Sip NW Magazine

The two cultivated commodities might have more in common than you think. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two U.S. states to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Oregon followed suit in 2014. Canada has committed to legalizing canna­bis by 2018. Today, for a majority of the Pacific Northwest, cannabis is available to adults 21 and […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Melvin Brewing Collaborates with Snowboarder’s Journal on Whit Room Belgian-style White Ale

Melvin Brewing, independently owned by the best snowboarders in craft beer, has partnered with the nation’s leading snowboard media company in a new way. In collaboration, The Snowboarder’s Journal and the Bellingham Melvin Brewing team have gone into the Whit Room and come out with a new Belgian-style White Ale. This new Limited Edition Belgian-style […]

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
What’s Brewing in Whatcom County: Enjoying Beers in Bellingham and Beyond
Lauren Kramer—Alaska Beyond: Horizon Edition

I’m smitten the moment I walk into Aslan Brewing Company’s brewpub in downtown Bellingham, in northwestern Washington. The taproom is glowing with warm light, and spirited conversations are taking place over tall glasses of golden hued beer. Aslan is buzzing with ambiance, and with its 18-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and plants draping the walls, the […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
These 10 destinations are perfect for winter in the Pacific Northwest
Corrine Whiting—USA Today 10 Best

In the wintertime, many Pacific Northwesterners live by the credo: “If it’s raining here, it’s snowing in the mountains.” This perspective-flipping tactic shifts the focus to awesome ski conditions and tranquil trails (rather than shorter days and dreary drizzle). Others embrace these months inside hygge-filled spaces that serve up delicious food and drink alongside an […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
What’s Up in Whatcom County, Washington
Courier Magazine

Bellingham, Washington provides a range of nature-based activities for travelers of all ages. Situated between the pristine waters of the Salish Sea and the snow-capped peak of Mount Bakers, the destination is part of Whatcom County, which stretches north to the Canadians Border and east to the North Cascades National Park. Annette Bagley, Director of Marketing […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Remote Resorts of the Pacific Northwest: Ross Lake Resort
Mitch Wiewel—OnTrak Magazine

Along the edge of Ross Lake in the North Cascade National Park lies a string of buoyant little cabins. Floating peacefully on still water, there is no road access to this ephemeral resort, surrounded by vistas, old growth timber and waterfalls. The directions to reach this remote resort include: “Hike the trail and find the […]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
A Cheese Odyssey
Margot Kahn—Edible Seattle

At Ferndale Farmstead, three generations of the Wavrin family produce artesian cheese crafted in the Old-World, Italian cheesemaking tradition . So many auspicious and mythical things happen at farmers markets. Anyone who frequents them can tell you this. Farmers markets are the gathering places of magic-makers and seekers, of people who delight the subtle flavor […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Keeping Maritime History Afloat: Discovering and Restoring Blaine Harbor’s Intriguing Past
Deborah Harger, Community and Tourism Development Coordinator - City of Blaine—West Coast Suncruiser

Blaine Harbor in Washington State is one of the most modern marinas and harbors in the northwest and encompasses a rich maritime history. Boats have been on the move in Blaine Harbor for centuries. Canoes carved from huge western cedar logs carried First Nations people of the Salish Sea along these shore to their fishing […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Savour Your Trip in Bellingham
Steve Fennell—West Coast Suncruiser Magazine

It’s hard not to bring up microbreweries when talking about Bellingham and Whatcom County. After all, this coastal city in the northwest corridor of Washington State is home to more than a dozen acclaimed craft brew masters who tantalize the taste buds of locals and visitors alike. While most – if not all- restaurants in […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018
5 Spots Where You Can Actually Ski This Winter
Megan Michelson—Outside Magazine (Online)

Yes, you can still find powder somewhere. Unless you live in New England (or, oddly, Florida), this winter feels like it’s off to a very slow start. It’s bone-dry in places around the West right now, with record-low snow conditions in typically snow-drenched locales in the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada. Taos, New Mexico, just saw some […]

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
A Magical Journey to Lummi Island, WA
Allen Cox—Northwest Travel

I drive onto the 20-car Whatcom Chief and inch forward to meet the bumper in front of me, coaxed into position by the wagging finger of a salty-looking deckhand. I turn the engine off to wait out the 15-minute Hale Passage crossing from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island. A trio of gulls keeps pace with […]

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Dutch-Inspired Indulgences in Lynden, WA
Lara Dunning—Northwest Travel

From the second-floor corner suite at the Inn at Lynden is a view of a one-of-a-kind historic downtown. On one end is Lynden’s famous windmill, and across the street is the Lynden Dutch Bakery with its never-ending stream of customers popping in for a wide variety of baked goods and plated food. To gaze at […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018
A farming tale: In Whatcom County, farmers have much to say about the urban-rural divide
Knute Berger—Crosscut

We pulled our car into the icy barnyard off Double Ditch Road in the Nooksack Valley north of here. The farm had been cut off by a recent ice storm that downed power lines and blocked roads. The snow-covered valley looked and felt like Siberia, the cold Canadian Cascades looming nearby. I got out of the […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018
TravelQ: Road Trip in the Pacific Northwest, Part II: Washington
Erin McGrady and Caroline Whatley—dapperQ

Part Two of our Pacific Northwest road trip had us exploring the state of Washington. Like we did with Oregon, we chose to avoid major cities (we do love Seattle, though) and adventure off the well-trodden path. We visited Snohomish County, Bellingham, and the San Juan Islands. We spent three nights in Snohomish County, two […]

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
New beers from Chuckanut Brewery releasing in January 2018
Kendall Jones—Seattle PI

Chuckanut Brewery just announced the release of some new beers for the coming year. Here’s what they plan to share with us in 2018: It’s been several years since Sticke Alt (Secret Alt) and Rye Lager have been brewed at Chuckanut Brewery but wait no longer, Chuckanut and selected accounts in Puget Sound will be tapping […]

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Washington Gallery: Flying High On Mount Baker
1889 Magazine

Photographer Grant Gunderson captures the excitement of backcountry skiing at Mount Baker. Getting out and exploring doesn’t have to stop when the seasons change. In fact, winter can be the perfect time to carve out some new trails, provided you’ve got the right gear strapped to your feet. Here, photographer Grant Gunderson gives us an […]

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
25 cities adding the most jobs in 2017
Thomas C. Frohlich—King 5 News

2017 may stand out for many events and developments, and among them is the exceptional year turned in by the labor market. For one, U.S. unemployment dropped to 4.1% in October, the lowest since December 2000. Barring a massive exodus of workers from the labor force, falling unemployment almost always reflects increased hiring, which in […]

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Winter storm watching: Experience the stunning Semiahmoo Resort
Marguerite Cleveland—Northwest Miltary

Storm watching by its very nature involves bad weather, and the more dramatic the storm the better. When choosing a place to stay, a full-service resort makes the most sense because while you may want to watch the storm, you don’t want to drive in it. The Semiahmoo Resort fits the bill with a facility […]

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Mount Baker: A snowboarder’s paradise
Marguerite Cleveland—Northwest Military

If you are looking for epic snow for snowboarding and skiing, then Mount Baker should be your destination. Mount Baker holds the world record for the most snowfall in a season at an unbelievable 1,140 inches during the 1998-99 season — that’s 95 feet of snow!  Mount Baker is consistently one of the first ski […]

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
6 Grassroots Snowboard Contests
Alex Silgalis—Local Freshies

Over the past two decades, competitions that were raw and unadulterated have migrated onto the global stage. Events like the US Open & X Games are huge blockbuster shows that are fun, but they’ve lost the luster that made them an experience to be had in person. So, are there any grassroots snowboard contests still […]

Friday, December 15th, 2017
Art, history tours offer visitors a unique look at Whatcom County
Christina M. Claasen—Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

With visitors in town during the holidays, it’s always nice to find unique activities in Bellingham that get everyone outside of the house. The Whatcom Museum offers a variety of entertaining and educational activities to consider, but to really dive deep into the museum’s exhibits, collections and themes visitors can participate in docent-led history and […]

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Melvin Brewing Plans to Open Additional Brewpubs in 2018
Justin Kendall—Brewbound

Melvin Brewing plans to open at least four new brewpubs in 2018, including outposts in craft beer strongholds San Diego and Denver. Melvin, which currently operates two Wyoming brewpubs and an outpost in Bellingham, Washington, is also pursuing brewpub locations in Olympia, Washington, and Eureka, Missouri, according to Whitney. He added that the company is […]