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.

Soak Up Scenes Like This At Fort Worden State Park

A lighthouse and an impressive mountain – it doesn’t get much better than this, which is why we chose Point Wilson Lighthouse, located in Fort Worden State Park, as our photo of the week. Thanks to @gigharbortom for this impressive shot! Fort Worden State Park is located two miles from… Read More

The Best Times To Visit the Northwest

If you’re planning a trip to the Northwest, one of the first questions you’re probably asking is “When is the best time to go?” While summer brings the best chance of idyllic weather, every season offers delights for travelers – it all depends on what you’re looking for in the… Read More

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