Northwest Moments

We’ve all booked a vacation or jumped in the car for a roadtrip based on a single iconic photo. Here’s our collection of the best Northwest moments captured in photos.

Swans and snow geese migrate from Alaska and Siberia to northwest Washington to spend the winter. In the Skagit Valley, you can see them by the hundreds of thousands. One of our favorite photographers, @studavidsonphotography, captured the stunning trumpeter swans flying against the backdrop of a stormy sky, illuminating their… Read More

Despite the chill in the air, the spectacular fall color we’ve seen this season has lingered, and in some places it can still be found in abundance. Silver Falls State Park is one of the best places to enjoy it, if you bundle up. Here the roar of the cascading… Read More

It may seem like autumn just started, but winter has already been taking hold in the Northwest and the shot @erikhenne captured near Snoqualmie Pass sums it up just before, with one lone gold-hued tree holding out among the snow covered pines. There was snow in the lowlands too, early… Read More

Autumn in the Northwest this year has been especially spectacular. Images captured throughout the region have revealed some of the most colorful foliage we’ve probably seen in years, including this shot from the east side of Mount Tabor in Portland, taken by Best of the Northwest’s own wrangler-in-chief, Andy Hayes,… Read More

While Alaska is the best place to go in the U.S. if you hope to catch the northern lights, did you know that they can sometimes be seen right in Seattle? Of course, you’ll have to have some luck on your side as those frequent cloudy skies combined with light… Read More