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

NW Travel Dispatch

Spring 2014 Travel News

Where you'll want to go this spring, and what's happening there.

03/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel

Seattleites Guide to PDX

How to visit, enjoy, explore—and understand—Portland.

02/01/2014 Edited 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

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Slideshow

Six New Seattle Tourist Attractions

Space Needle, Sculpture Park, monorail? They're old news.

05/20/2013

Weekend Pass

Architectural Gems That Are Vacation Rentals

Find four Northwest getaways with unique design.

12/19/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Northwest Travel Awards

Our favorite hotels, restaurants, sights, and arts around the Pacific Northwest.

09/19/2012 With Laura Dannen and Allecia Vermillion By Allison Williams

Article

Jim and Lou Whittaker

Whenever we play in the mountains, we owe a debt to Jim and Lou Whittaker. The Seattle twins conquered Mount Rainier and REI, and made mountaineering the Northwest’s signature sport.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Golf Getaways

Three golf getaways: Pronghorn Club and Resort 
in Bend, Oregon; Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington; and Chambers Bay
 in Tacoma, Washington.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Destination Dining: The Willows Inn on Lummi Island

"Diners are not simply eating Northwest bounty; they are merging with its essence."

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Oregon Road Trip

A getaway on the Oregon coast includes a visit to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Haystack Rock at Tolovana Beach, and Pelican Pub and Brewery.

03/23/2012 By Laura Dannen

Article

Central Washington Road Trip

A getaway in Central Washington includes a visit to the Grand Coulee Dam, Steamboat Rock State Park, and Sun Lakes–Dry Falls State Park.

03/23/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Road Trips 2012

The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson, Laura Dannen, and Allison Williams

Article

Escape from Mount Rainier

An excerpt from a blog post on NWHikers.net, regarding the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Mount Rainier park ranger Margaret Anderson by Benjamin Colton Barnes.

03/07/2012

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

Feature

Return to Red Mountain

At just over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is Washington’s smallest AVA. But ton for ton, its cab, merlot, and syrah grapes are among the most precious and pricey in the state—yielding wines of amazing structure and complexity and attracting some of the world

08/19/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Article

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

Article

The Most Sexed-Up, Image-Shattering Tourism-Promotion Video You Will See All Year:

Google “Leavenworth” and “Woody Goomsba”

01/24/2011