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 […]

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Opens 42nd Season in Bellingham

Noted violinist Benjamin Beilman will perform Sibelius’ evocative Violin Concerto with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra as they open their 42nd season on  Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham. “The Sibelius Concerto is arguably one of the most difficult in the repertoire,” says Music Director Yaniv Attar. “We are […]

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Kuntz and Company Presents THREADS – a Dance Theater Piece Oct. 26 and 27

Kuntz and Company, a non-profit, dance theatre company founded and directed by Pam Kuntz in Bellingham, WA, presents THREADS, a dance theater piece that explores the fabric of memories, Oct. 26 and 27, 2017 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham. Do you remember that shirt your father used to wear while working […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Whatcom Celebrates I ♥ STEM Month with October Events

Today, a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree equals career opportunity. Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA strengthens the local and regional talent pool in these critically important fields through relevant degrees and certificates, scholarship opportunities, and programs for middle and high school students. In October, WCC will celebrate I ♥ STEM Month with […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
2017 Sustainable Design and Development Conference

On Nov. 9, 2017, the Sustainable Design & Development Conference hosted by Sustainable Connections returns to Bellingham, WA, as one of the premier green building conferences in the Northwest. This conference focuses on the most advanced measures of sustainability, and embodies the principals of the Living Building Challenge. This year, building professionals of all kinds […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
September Eat Local Month Restaurant Week

Sustainable Connections invites all to participate in September Eat Local Month’s last hurrah with Restaurant week in Bellingham, from Sunday, Sept. 24 to Saturday, Sept. 30. Nineteen restaurants have dreamed up locally sourced specials, with 50% or more of the ingredients coming from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan or Island Counties. Explore new dishes with classic […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Evil Dead The Musical Brings its Horrific Hilarity to Mount Baker Theatre Main Stage

Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA presents Evil Dead-The Musical for a one-night engagement, Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are now available for this macabre musical comedy based on one of the most beloved cult franchises in the history of cinema:  Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness. In this gleeful, gore-filled […]

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
BelleWood Acres Apple Farm in Lynden
Rebecca Bollwitt—Miss 604

“I would hate to have to confiscate your apples,” the Canadian border guard said with a smile as I re-entered the country. I was returning from a trip to Lynden, Washington where I spent three days bike riding, whale watching, appreciating art, and learning about local history. One of the highlights of my little getaway […]

Monday, September 18th, 2017
Celebrate Oktoberfest Near Bellingham, WA in 2017
Brandon Fralic

A harvest festival celebrated since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest is traditionally held during the month of September in Germany. Here in the Northwest we mix it up, with some Oktoberfest events starting in September, and others held in October. It doesn’t make sense, and that’s ok. Because in Bellingham, Oktoberfest events are as good a […]

Monday, September 18th, 2017
WWU Alumnus TJ Martin Emmy-winning Film LA 92 Showing at Pickford Oct. 19 and 27

Western Washington University alumnus and Oscar winner TJ Martin won an Emmy Saturday for his National Geographic documentary “LA 92.” Martin, a graduate of Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Bellingham, co-created “LA 92” with longtime directing partner and fellow Oscar-winner Dan Lindsay. Their film “Undefeated” earned the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in […]

Monday, September 18th, 2017
6 Stops for Hunting Fall Pumpkins in Whatcom County
Lauren Kramer

Fall and pumpkins go hand in hand. There’s something so festive about those massive pumpkins and how they emerge in perfect roundness from the earth. If you’re searching for where to find pumpkin patches near Bellingham in Whatcom County, treat yourself to a visit to one of these farms that stretch from Ferndale and Lynden […]

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Cloud Mountain Farm Center Welcomes Autumn with Fall Fruit Festival Oct. 7 – 8

Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, WA is hosting their annual Fall Fruit Festival on Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come experience the farm firsthand with your family and friends and savor the bounty of our region.  This family-friendly event […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Vikings to Host Doubleheader Soccer Saturday at Harrington Field

The Western Washington University soccer programs will each host games at Harrington Field in Bellingham on Saturday and fans are encouraged to cheer on the Vikings with a two-for-one ticket admission special offer that includes a t-shirt and poster giveaways. The doubleheader on Saturday (Sept. 16) starts with the top-ranked WWU women’s soccer team playing […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
The Best Early Season North American Ski Resorts
Alex Silgalis—Local Freshies

If you haven’t heard Mammoth Mountain just received their first snowfall and they are predicting over 8 inches of snow for the Northern Rockies this week. Everyone who is a skier and snowboarder is chomping at the bit for the snow to fall and get out there and ride. Is it worth hopping a plane […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2017
10 Places To Find The Best Apple Pie In America

For many Americans, autumn goes hand-in-hand with apple pie. From charming Midwestern pie stands on the side of the road to a delicious slice a la mode at your favorite diner, there are many opportunities to celebrate this quintessential part of the fall season. These ten places in the U.S. serve up some of the very best […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Inside Camber Coffee’s Cultivated Flagship Cafe in Bellingham
Howard Bryman—Daily Coffee News - Roast Magazine

In the small, coastal city of Bellingham, Wash., not far from the Canadian border, the quietly sophisticated, quality-forward roasting company Camber Coffee has been turning out lauded specialty coffees since late 2015, both for wholesale clients and in straightforward black retail bags with refined, wine-reminiscent labels. Late last month, Camber took a stride forward by opening a […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Bellingham Theatre Guild presents “The Mousetrap” Sept 22 to Oct 8, 2017

The Bellingham Theatre Guild engages the community to create live theatre experiences in Bellingham, and they are back with a fun story to tell, as they present The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie, directed by Dee Dee O’Connor. A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, and one of them is […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Taylor Shellfish Farms: Hiakai Pop-Up Dinner Featuring New Zealand Chef Sept 23 and 24

Join Taylor Shellfish Farms near Bellingham, WA for a special two-night only pop-up dinner series with New Zealand chef, Monique Fiso, on September 23 and 24, 2017. The dinner will be held at the picturesque Taylor Shellfish Farm Store in Bow overlooking Samish Bay. Hiakai is a pop-up series devoted to the exploration and development of […]

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Action-filled Demolition Derby set Sept. 23 at NW Washington Fair and Event Center

Drivers will be smashing and crashing – and some will be cashing – Saturday, Sept. 23 during the Fall Demo Derby at the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden. “The Fall Demo Derby is ideal for fans who can’t get enough of this great action and for those who weren’t able to attend […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Collaborates with Bottleshop Collective to brew Old Fest

Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA has collaborated with the Bottleshop Collective to brew an old style Oktoberfest beer called Old Fest. This collaboration is with Bellingham bottle shop friends Elizabeth Station, Chuck’s Hop Shops, Beer Junction, Bottleworks, Beer Authority, Special Brews, Edison City, Malt & Vine, Teku Tavern and Pint Defiance (Tacoma). They have decided […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
4 Questions with Frank Trosset of Aslan Brewing Co.
Leesy Latronica—Sip Northwest

Frank Trosset, brewmaster and one of four co-owners behind Aslan Brewing Co., likens his team to The Boxcar Children. Substitute a successful downtown Bellingham brewery for an abandoned boxcar turned makeshift woodland home, and you’ve got a group that came together to turn bootstrapped passion into beer magic. “Sometimes, when you see the door open, you don’t […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
A Last Minute Trip to Bellingham for Beer and Blackberry Galette with Beer Tart Crust Recipe
Jackie Dodd, The Beeroness—

It started as a last minute trip to chase down an assignment for a magazine I write for, and it ended up being more of a revelation. How is it that Bellingham—one of the countries best beer cities—is less than two hours from my door and I had yet to explore it? How is it […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
The Whatcom Museum Receives $60,000 Grant from National Endowment for the Arts in support of 2018-2019 Endangered Species Exhibition

  The Whatcom Museum has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of the upcoming exhibition, “Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity,” which will be on exhibit September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019, in the Lightcatcher building. The grant will assist the Museum […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Whatcom Museum Presents Art of the American West Sept. 30, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018

This fall, the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA, will present 75 artworks on loan from the Tacoma Art Museum, featuring works of western American art, including bronze sculptures and paintings. “Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum” will be on exhibit at the Lightcatcher building September […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Four Points Bellingham appoints Mudd-Keenan as Director of Sales and Marketing

  Lisa Mudd-Keenan, who has extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center. Mudd-Keenan previously served in the position when the property was owned by Fred Poppe and for the last 14 years has been involved with […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Cornwall Park is Fun Place to Play on Bay to Baker Trail
Todd Elsworth

The latest segment of the Bay to Baker Trail was recently opened in north Bellingham, crossing through Cornwall Park. “The new trail connection through Cornwall Park is already getting a lot of use. With playgrounds, spray park, picnic shelters, and disc golf, Cornwall is one of our most popular parks. The new trail is a great […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Atwood Ales: What’s Brewing on the Family Farm
Brandon Fralic

On a five-acre farm in northern Whatcom County, a family-owned and operated brewery is busy crafting unique small-batch farmhouse ales. There’s no public tasting room; no roadside sign announcing its presence. Just a 100-year old barn-turned brewery, a farmhouse, and some land for growing ingredients. This is Atwood Ales in Blaine, Washington (near Bellingham).  I […]

Monday, September 11th, 2017
Bellingham SeaFeast 2017: Dining, Boat Rides, People’s Choice Salmon, SeaFeast Wharf, and Games

New features of the second annual Bellingham SeaFeast, scheduled Sept. 22-23, range from special dining to artistic to educational to just crazy fun. Several new activities sprinkle the lineup with attractions that aim to top the draw of last year’s inaugural family-friendly festival when more than 6,000 visited Squalicum Harbor and Zuanich Point Park. New […]

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Whatcom County Glamping at Glen Echo Garden
Renee Bergeron—Little Earthling Blog

You know how many times we have camped as a family this year? Zero. Zero with a capital Z-E-R-O. Which is pretty crazy considering we have camped with feeding tubes and feeding pumps, camped in Oregon for a week at a time and gone to our church camp out every single year it has been in existence. Well, it just […]

Monday, September 4th, 2017
Feel the Motion with Bellingham Repertory Dance
Lorraine Wilde

Now in its twelfth season, Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) continues to present high quality contemporary dance performance from choreographers from across the country. A nonprofit collective of highly accomplished performers, BRD brings two vibrant contemporary dance productions as well as youth and adult classes to the Bellingham and Whatcom County community each year. A new 7-day […]

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Bellingham SeaFeast 2017 Introduces SeaFeed, Taste the Sea; Tickets Available Online

Food lovers will savor some new events featured in the second annual Bellingham SeaFeast, scheduled Sept. 22-23 in downtown Bellingham and at Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham. Organizers anticipate topping last year’s 6,000-plus attendance bolstered by new foodie activities, including ticketed SeaFeed at the Square, and Taste the Sea: A Sustainable Seafood Experience. Also, new ticketed […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Owner of Appel Farms in Ferndale Recognized as American Cheese Society’s Certified Cheese Professional

Appel Farms is proud to announce that owner, Ruth Appel is among the 2017 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals® (ACS CCPs®). She is part of an elite group of individuals who passed the 7th ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam. The exam was held on July 26, 2017, in Denver, CO. ACS CCPs® […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
Purls and Pop-Ups: Whatcom County Gets Its Own Annual Yarn Crawl

A group of Whatcom County local yarn stores announced that the first ever Purls & Pop-Ups, a one-day Whatcom County yarn crawl, will occur on September 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at three locally owned yarn stores: Apple Yarns and Northwest Yarns in Bellingham, WA, and Wear on Earth in Lynden, WA. […]

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Fest Bier 2017

It’s getting to be Oktoberfest time and Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham, WA is celebrating. We’ve been working on our recipe all year and now they are releasing our golden Fest Bier all over Puget Sound. Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen (North Nut), Bellingham, and Chuckanut Brewery’s South Nut Tap Room at the Port of Skagit Airport […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017
‘Coded Threads: Textiles and Technology’ begins Sept. 27 in the Western Gallery

Western Gallery, on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, will host “Coded Threads: Textile and Technology,” which brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology, from Sept. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017. The exhibition features the work of Lia Cook, Linda Hutchins, Robin Kang, Sheila Klein, Barbara Layne and Lauren Osmond, Maggie Orth, Devorah Sperber, Reiko Sudo, […]

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Affordable French Restaurant in Bellingham, WA
Debra Schroeder—Traveling Well for Less

With over 100,000 acres of farmland, you can find a farm to table restaurant on every corner in Bellingham, Washington. But Eat Restaurant and Bar is the only farm to table restaurant with a French flair. Winner of the Best of the Northwest 2016 in the new restaurant category, Eat Restaurant and Bar creates seasonal French […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Boundary Bay Brewery and Cloud Mountain Farms Present Farm to Plate Partnership Aug 30 – Sept 3

Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro and Cloud Mountain Farm Center are partnering to bring a farm-to-plate menu to Bellingham, showcasing a variety of locally grown ingredients. The farm-to-plate special will be available at Boundary Bay’s restaurant from Aug 30 to Sept 3, 2017. Boundary Bay will donate 20% of the sales from the specials to […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Chuckanut Brewery Taps Rauch Helles

Chuckanut Brewery has just tapped an ever-flavorful, smoky blonde lager called Rauch Helles at South Nut in Skagit Valley (11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington) and soon to be on at the Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham (601 W Holly St). Chuckanut created the Rauch Helles last year in collaboration with Redhook’s experimental brewer Nick Crandall. […]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
The Whatcom Symphony Orchestra gears up for 2017-2018 season

Whether it’s the liquid sound of Benjamin Beilman playing Sibelius, Beethoven’s Eroica with Amit Peled on cello, or Carmina Burana with more musicians than we have ever tried to get on the Mount Baker Theatre stage, there will be something for you with the Whatcom Symphony’s Orchestra. The events include: October 8, 2017 – Scottish Symphony […]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Discovering The Secret Garden with WWU’s Summer Theatre

From the pages to the stage, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s story “The Secret Garden” springs to life this summer in a full-length Tony Award-winning adaptation of the beloved novel. Sept. 1 – 3, Western Summer Theatre in Bellingham presents the enchanting classic children’s story of forgiveness and renewal re-imagined by composer Lucy Simon and […]

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Mountaineers Books Publishes New Guidebook Urban Trails: Bellingham

Get your heart pumping with a quick run, or take the kids for a stroll—all on trails close to Bellingham, WA. The new book Urban Trails: Bellingham by Craig Romano gets you outside, taking you to beaches, old-growth forests, shorelines, wetlands, vistas, meadows, and historic sites around Bellingham and nearby Anacortes, Mount Vernon, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, Lynden, Ferndale, […]