BONW 2020 Voting Open

The 2020 Best Of The Northwest readers choice awards is BACK! Voting opens July 1st and will continue through August 5th…

Preparing Your Yard for Winter Birds

Current volunteer coordinator for the North Cascades Audubon Society, Pam Borso, shares some tips for how to transform your yard into a haven for birds.

A Simple Philosophy

Mount Baker Care Center & Summit Place Senior Living tailors everything they do around the residents’ needs—from daily dining specials to a senior prom.

A Passion for the Fiber Arts

Wild Fibers in downtown Mount Vernon has been inspiring fiber artists for nearly 15 years—a one-stop destination for everything fiber and fiber-related.

Ripple of Positivity

Local visual artist Kevin Coleman is a philanthropist and champion of the arts in Bellingham—read about his work at WhatcomTalk and with local nonprofits.

A Silver Lining

To learn more about the process of dying gray, we sat down with Katie—a stylist at Bellingham’s Vanity Hair Studio on Dupont Street.

Bay Breeze Restaurant Is Remodeled and Ready

Bay Breeze Restaurant in Birch Bay reopened this past summer, after being severely damaged by a storm surge last December.

Art and Play in the Fountain District

Take a look at this Broadway Park Neighborhood home—a perfect blend of high-performance detailing and traditional, craftsman design.

Five Faves

With the spooky season upon us, we bring you a list of some of our favorite scary movies—get ready to sleep with the lights on!

They Want to Suck Your Blood

Bloodworks Northwest is a local, independent nonprofit that connects donors to lifesaving services—read about their programs here.

From Ice Cream to Fried Chicken

After years of toying with the idea of starting another local business, Ben Scholtz—owner of Bellingham’s beloved Mallard Ice Cream—opened Bantam 46 in May.

Wine Judging Requires Sniffing, Swirling, and Tasting Your Way Through a Lot of Wine

Wine enthusiast Dan Radil shares the importance of tasting, not drinking, when wine judging—sniffing, swirling, and sipping your way to the best wine.

The Good Time Girls

With three main tours—Sin and Gin, Gore and Lore, and Bellingham History—Fairhaven’s Good Time Girls know how to bring history alive.

Big Move for Tiny Homes

Over the summer, HomesNow! Not Later—a nonprofit that provides safe, temporary housing—received a permit allowing them to operate in Fairhaven.

Over 50 Years of Farming in Skagit Valley

Since purchasing their first 80 acres of farmland in 1963, Steve and Susan Schuh have expanded to 250 acres and now manage Schuh Farms with their children.

The Art of Feeling Pretty

For those looking to revamp their look, check out Pretty Penny Clothing and Guerrero Hair Studio—owned by Sarah Dunbar and her husband, Nick St. Mary, respectively.

The Mixing Tin

For this month’s Mixing Tin we indulged in the Hogwarts House Cocktails offered at Rook & Rogue Board Game Pub—Which house are you?

Shaping Clay & Community

Heather Hitts opened Burnish Clay Studio last February on North State Street, joining Bellingham’s vibrant clay community.

The Bounty and Culture of the San Juan Islands

Savor the San Juans—a seven-week event featuring farm tours, wine tastings, wine dinners, a beer festival, and two film festivals.

Where Can I go for Fall-Weather Fun?

Celebrate the season with some classic autumn activities—Take a hayride, sip some cider, or get lost in a corn maze.

A Home Away From Home

Bellingham’s newest coffee shop, Makeworth Market, blends business and aesthetics to create a bright, beautiful space for studying, working, or socializing.

Autumn’s Comforting Bounty

Nutrition blogger and food photographer, Cassie Elliott, utilizes the fresh foods of the season to create this flavorful, gluten-free dish.

Big Rock Garden Park

This month’s online exclusive is all about Big Rock Garden Park, an easy, local outing that offers accessible trails and plenty to see.