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The Coin Flip That Shaped Northwest History

In the mid-19th century, the area that is now Portland, Oregon, wasn’t much more than an endless stand of ancient evergreens rising around the banks of the Willamette River. One day in 1843 or 1844, while traveling from Fort Vancouver to Oregon City by canoe, a pioneer from Tennessee and a lawyer from Boston stopped to rest in a pleasant site that had been cleared of trees.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2014

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Clean Port Townsend Beach, Get Free Beer

Volunteers this Saturday can help clean up a beach in Port Townsend and then get a free beer for their trouble.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2013

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Washington’s Best Winter Brew Festivals

For those over 21 who enjoy a great winter ale, there are lots of local events that celebrate craft beers, micro brews, Belgian-style and interesting flavors. Pick one, or more, and head out for a weekend of tasting!

01/07/2013

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Road Trips for New Year’s in Washington

Heading out of town for the close of 2012? Whether you head to the ocean or over the mountains, there are fun family-oriented events where you can sing Auld Lang Syne and welcome 2013!

12/20/2012

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Best Holiday Adventures Out of Town November 30 – December 2

In the Northwest, the holidays are celebrated on land and sea! Head out of town for the weekend and visit the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the historic port towns of Port Townsend, Westport or Ilwaco, or the Scandanavian themed Poulsbo for a magical weekend with the family.

11/25/2012

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Guide to WA Hard Cider Distilleries

If you are new to hard cider, it’s worth a try. Locally grown apples have put the Northwest on the map for delicious hard apple cider. Here are some of our favorite Washington cider makers.

10/11/2012

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Best Road Trips in WA September 21 – 23

Bruce Dern and Chely Wright are special guests at the Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend. That’s just one of the events happening just a short drive from Seattle. Check them out!

09/18/2012

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Best Weekend Road Trips in WA September 7 – 9

September brings annual festivals to the Northwest, including wooden boats, arts and crafts, delicious farm grown produce and vintage car shows! Head out this weekend and see the best of WA!

09/03/2012

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Best Road Trips in WA August 17 – 19

Just a short road trip from Seattle, the weekend is awaiting! Filled with music, wine, art, kids’ activites, farmer’s markets, and festivals galore! Here are some of our favorites!

08/13/2012

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Best Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlors in WA

If you’re taking a road trip this summer, it’s never a bad idea to stop for ice cream. And why not take the kids on a trip down memory lane by swinging into an old-fashioned ice cream parlor? Many of these establishments not only serve up sundaes and floats, but they also have local, organic ingredients, homemade treats and wifi! Here are some of our favorites.

06/07/2012

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