Weekend Getaways

May 23, 2012 12:14 AM
Cars may have lost some street cred among bikers, environmentalists and anyone tired of pouring her paycheck into the gas tank, but a new...
May 22, 2012 11:22 PM
WHERE: Cannon Beach, Oregon.WHY: The 48th Annual Sandcastle Contest (6/9, sculpting starts at 7:30 a.m., judging at noon; cbsandcastle.com...
May 14, 2012 2:28 PM
The email got me dreaming: Seattle mag writer Joe Follansbee sent word that his new book, the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Lighthouses, is...
April 17, 2012 10:26 PM
Tieton{ Population: 1,191 }For the better part of the last decade, there wasn’t much more to the Yakima Valley town of Tieton than a...
April 17, 2012 10:21 PM
Eastsound{ Population: 3,651 } Feel your city worries fall away as you rumble steadily northward up Puget Sound on one of our state’s...
April 17, 2012 9:18 PM
Ilwaco{ Population: 936 } When your cell-phone reception gives out and the air is sharp with a briny breeze, you’ll know you’re getting...
April 4, 2012 12:23 AM
WHERE: Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. WHY: For the Mark Rothko Retrospective (through 5/27; prices vary; 1219 SW Park Ave.; 503....
January 13, 2012 11:00 PM
WHERE: Long Beach, Washington. WHY: For the Asian New Year Celebration at the World Kite Museum (303 Sid Snyder Drive; 360.642.4020;...
December 6, 2011 12:15 AM
WHERE: Eugene, Oregon, for the seventh annual Oregon Truffle Festival WHY: The fancy fungus festivities include a truffle recipe contest,...
November 21, 2011 10:00 PM
WHERE: La Conner, Washington, for Swinomish Yacht Club’s decades-old annual Lighted Boat Parade (12/10; 6:30 p.m.; free; swinomishyachtclub...
October 20, 2011 7:40 PM
While ours is a more muted display compared to New England, there’s plenty for the whole family to see here in the Northwest, including...
October 17, 2011 3:55 PM
WHERE: Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. WHY: For the 31st annual Northwest Wood Carvers Association show and sale (...
October 17, 2011 3:50 PM
Ski bunnies and snowboarders, prepare to be totally stoked: This month marks the opening of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, where the new Mt....
September 16, 2011 3:44 PM
WHERE: Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend WHY: To see the “(so) Much (too) Little” group exhibition (through 10/31; 2409 Jefferson St...
August 9, 2011 5:33 PM
WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia, for the 22nd annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (through 9/24; 1695 Whyte Ave., in Vanier...