Pacific Northwest

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Watermark Beach Resort

Soak up wine, sun and the stars at Watermark Beach Resort.

Beachtime are favorite pastimes

Jess Thomson

The 12 Best Northwest Vacations

No matter your pleasure, there's a PNW escape for you.

Enjoy the views from the Wickaninnish Inn, perched above the surf in Tofino, British Columbia.

Seattle Magazine Staff

‘Designed to be Home’ Celebrates Northwest Interiors

A Kirkland designer’s new coffee table book celebrates the Northwest home

Designer Harmony Weihs transforms spaces, such as this dining nook, now a striking corner library

Sarah Murphy

What to Do When Pac NW Animals Attack

From grizzly bears to cougars, we have the scoop on what to do when faced by a wild animal.

When Animals AttackWhen an experienced hiker was killed by an aggressive mountain goat last fall on a trail near Hurricane Ridge, it brought home to anyone who appreciates the great outdoors the fact that our abundant geographical blessings come with a sobering dose of reality. The wilderness can be a dangerous place, and while human…

By Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

New to Climbing and Hiking? A 101 on Hiring the Right Guide

Unless you’re a pro mountaineer, hiring a guide service is key to summiting success. Here are a few

MOUNTAINEERING GUIDES Rainier Mountaineering Inc.Mount Rainier, Mount Shuksan, Forbidden PeakBased in Ashford, RMI is one of the oldest and most established guide companies leading climbs on Mount Rainier. Founded in 1969 by legendary mountaineer Lou Whittaker and attorney Jerry Lynch, RMI boasts some of the biggest names in the business among its guides. Basic local…

Jennifer Lee

The Truth About Bigfoot

From canyon to cave, the Sasquatch legend persists.

Rumors have circulated for years that Washington’s Cascades are the native habitat of Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch). Some certainly emanate from events that occurred (or not) one evening in 1924 in a canyon—ever since known as Ape Canyon (elevation: 4,200 feet)—southeast of Mount St. Helens. A group of miners shot at a mysterious 7-foot-tall apelike creature…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

9 Can’t-miss Peaks

They’re massive. Magical. Magnificent. Northwest mountains to put on your bucket list.

We’ve all asked (and answered) the classic vacation question: The mountains or the shore? As it happens, we feel strongly both ways. But after publishing our Ultimate Coast Guide three years ago, we knew we had created an obvious imperative. And so we present our paean to Washington’s magnificent mountains. Why? Well, to paraphrase the…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels