May 2017

Best Northwest Vacations

From this Issue

When only a place with sand and waves will do, this classic Oregon beach is the perfect spot.

A former mining hamlet near Lake Chelan now offers balm to the spirit.

Outdoor lovers are discovering the 17 peaks near the mountain town.

A woodsy paradise awaits less than two hours from Seattle.

Forget the Bavarian kitsch. The beloved tourist town is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.

The British Columbia hotspot is more than a ski town.

This adorable beach town isn't short on character.

Plan a complete date at these hotspots, which offer more than a good meal.

The "martini store," as regulars call it, is still cranking out cocktails.

Whip up custom colors for your home at this Instagram-worthy paint boutique.

As the weather warms, the Champagne of ciders looks for its day in the sun.

Elizabeth Weitz's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is supports Italian businesses that don't support the mob.

Asian fusion and Tex-Mex collide on this South Park restaurant's immaculate curly fries.

Perfect for entertaining and lazy summer afternoons.

Seattle International Film Festival showcases our growing population of cinema talents.

The whole gang can revel in the great outdoors at this Orcas Island sanctuary.

Wedge salads are best enjoyed alfresco at this new Edmonds joint.

The Emerald Studio warms up one family’s formerly austere home.

“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.” The legendary chef James Beard was not wrong when he wrote those words—we’ve certainly all eaten a lot of mediocre sandwiches. But stop by Mean Sandwich on an average weekday at noon and you’ll get a pretty good idea of just how many people here do understand a really good sandwich.

Two leading Seattle-area authors reveal different truths with their new books.

The sweet and nutty saskatoon is having something of a moment.

Financial incentives are driving locals to install rooftop solar. But an expiring state tax break could halt the growth.

President Trump's executive orders sparked a wildly popular University of Washington class.

Gray Matters: History, says Knute Berger, shows us that activism can make a positive difference in local projects.

For the past four years, from Sodo to South Lake Union, a 9,270-foot underground dig has unfolded to bring Seattle the world’s largest tunnel, part of the $3.1 billion replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The tunnel ($2 billion of that), while beset by not-inconsiderable setbacks, is also a project marked by engineering marvels on a Brobdingnagian scale. Take an underground tour with our exclusive photo essay.