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.

A Winter Wonderland at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is just a 55-mile drive from Seattle – why not take a “daycation” from work and visit during the winter? The recent snow provided a stunning backdrop for animals like this majestic wolf, which is why we chose this image from Northwest Trek Wildlife Park as… Read More

The Southern Resident Orcas: One of the Northwest’s Delights

We recently highlighted one of Washington State’s most popular attractions: whale watching through Puget Sound Express. The Southern Resident killer whales, often referred to as the “orcas of the Salish Sea,” are surely one of this region’s most impressive highlights. This acclaimed organization also gets credit for capturing this impressive image… Read More

Soaring Over the Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Can you imagine soaring above scenery like this? The Columbia River Gorge divides the states of Washington and Oregon, and is renowned for its opportunity for spectacular outdoor adventures. This stunning image we’ve chosen as the photo of the week was captured by Corey Rust of Envi Adventures, who takes… Read More

Wildflowers in the Columbia Gorge, Oregon

This long, cold winter has resulted in many of us counting the days to spring, and this scene, captured by Laura O. Foster, author and publisher of Columbia Gorge Getaways, is just a glimpse of what we have to look forward to. Portland-Vancouver residents have easy access to some of… Read More

Frozen Franklin Falls, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

It’s been a long, chilly winter, and it’s not over yet, but there are some positives to those frigid days and nights, like the sight of frozen Franklin Falls. KOMO News shared this spectacular image on Instagram that was captured by @mangojolie, noting, “What a winter it’s been!” The frozen… Read More