Best of the Northwest 2020 Winners Announced

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Freshly Tapped

Thousand Acre Cider House expands Bellingham’s cider scene. Read more about its owners as well as more about what makes this cider so awesome.

Shaw Island Timber Frame Home

This month’s featured home is this lovely timber frame home on Shaw Island. Check out the pictures of this stunning abode!

More Than Just Poke

This new poke restaurant downtown appeals to the masses, with colorful bowls and delicious treats.

Baby Cakes Corners the Bellingham Funk Scene

Nobody puts Baby Cakes in a corner! This nonet is taking the Bellingham Funk scene by storm. Read more about the group and how they got started.

Mint to Be

Em’s Herbals uses locally sourced, organic ingredients in their hand-made products. Owner Emily Pacheco discusses her business, favorite products, and plans for the future.

Living with MS: Q&A with Trish Palmer

Trish Palmer discusses her experience living with MS, her life before diagnosis, and her advice for others who have MS or know someone who does.

A Formal Sorority Transformation

This UW sorority gets a modern makeover, bringing contemporary and traditional styles together to create the perfect space for on-the-go college students.

Balance & Bowls

This Deconstructed Spring Roll Bowl is nourishing, full of nutrients and flavor, and is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Western Professor Pens Book on Wise Eating

Western Professor’s book offers recipes and guidance on how to select wholesome, nutritious foods, but it is NOT a traditional dieting book.

Made with Heart

Bellingham Handmade’s new space is a haven for creative energy.

Two Birds, One Stone

From veterans experiencing homelessness to hungry children, Wildbird Charity has led the flock in Whatcom County outreach since 2016. Founded by a group of college friends, Wildbird aims to ease the daily struggles of communities in need, while also raising awareness.

The Mixing Tin: Galloway’s Cocktail Bar

This month’s Mixing Tin is the Winter Cardinal from Galloway’s Cocktail Bar—a fruity and smokey winter twist on a classic summer drink.

Western Shoots for the Stars

Western receives a $302,000 contract to help build new equipment and gain a new understanding of Mars.

Play Hard, Get Fit at Life Force Ninja Gym

No matter your age or experience level, you can channel your inner ninja at Life Force Ninja Gym.

Four-Legged Fitness Hero

Meet the Bellingham cat that has taken the internet by storm, one paw at a time.

Chuckanut Manor: A Historic Culinary Roadhouse Tradition

Originally built as a residence, Chuckanut Manor has welcomed diners for more than 50 years. Visitors savor Pacific Northwest fare as well as views from one of the most scenic drives in Western Washington.

Celebrating the Creative Spirit

Local consignment shop The Lucky Dumpster offers an eclectic mix of handmade goods from more than 200 skilled artisans.