Weekend Pass

Climb Every Mountain (or Take the Shortcut Instead)

Canada’s rock-climbing mecca of Squamish gets a sightseeing gondola. Is that good news?

05/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

The McMenamin Experience

Two Portland brothers turned an affection for pubs into a sprawling hospitality empire. Plus: our favorite McMenamin hotels.

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams


Walla Walla Beyond Wine

Venture into the fruit stands, restaurants, and farms serving the real gems of the Eastern Washington harvest.

07/01/2013 By David Laskin

Weekend Pass

Architectural Gems That Are Vacation Rentals

Find four Northwest getaways with unique design.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams


Victoria’s Proper Side

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel gets new life in Vancouver Island’s historic harbor city.

11/28/2012 By Allison Williams


Ace Hotels

Seattle native Alex Calderwood has created the country’s hippest hotel chain in Portland, Palm Springs, New York City, and, of course, his hometown.

10/17/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Fine Dining Destinations in Olympia

Restaurants like Bread Peddler and Waterstreet Cafe prove fine dining is thriving in Olympia.

06/20/2012 By Allison Williams


In Olympia, It’s Still the Water

A weekend getaway reveals Olympia is different—same as it ever was.

06/20/2012 By Allison Williams


Soaking Up Harrison Hot Springs

Dip a toe into the tall tales of BC’s Harrison Hot Springs during a weekend getaway.

04/25/2012 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Snowmobiling in Roslyn

An eco-minded novice gets a taste of snowmobiling in Roslyn.

03/07/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

A winter weekend getaway on the Oregon Coast is wet, windy, and wild.

12/22/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Montana Luxury Ranches

Luxury Montana resorts the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer real ranch dressing.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams


Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

05/20/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Weekend Getaway: Tacoma’s Heart of Glass

This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you'll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.

04/22/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Prairie Land

This month’s weekend getaway: Joseph, Oregon, anchor of a valley of big ranches and gorgeous prairies.

03/14/2011 By David Laskin

Weekend Getaways

The Fabulous Baker Joys

Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?

02/18/2011 By David Laskin


Bear Afoot in the Park

Glacier National Park is an ideal summer destination. Just be sure to bring the noise.

12/17/2010 By Seth Kolloen


Your Own Private Idaho

The military, European industrialists, conspiracy theorists, and weekend vacationers—everyone around Lake Pend Oreille wants a piece of the Gem State.

12/17/2010 By Jim Gullo


Not Another Roadside Attraction

A mighty wind has blown new life into Long Beach.

12/17/2010 By Jim Gullo


Clam Dips

Urban refugees discover shellfish pleasures in the pristine wilds of the Long Beach Peninsula.

12/17/2010 By Kathryn Robinson