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Outdoor Shakespeare (and other outdoor performances) Near Puget Sound 5 (1)

Just updated for 2024, and we’re still adding plays! We love Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor theater performances! Pack a picnic and a blanket and sit in the sun (or in some cases under the stars). Here’s a brief guide to some PNW (mostly Seattle area) Shakespeare in the Park productions.

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Pacific Northwest Birding Festivals 0 (0)

Are you a bird nerd? Here’s a list of upcoming Pacific Northwest Birding Festivals. Most of these events feature various classes, field trips, and lectures for the bird enthusiast and photographer.

Popcorn Beer and Cider at Port Townsend Starlight Room

Port Townsend’s Starlight Room is a classy moviegoing experience. 0 (0)

Comfortable seats, chandeliers, popcorn with REAL butter, and craft beers make going to Port Townsend Rose Theater’s Starlight Room a way to see a movie in style.

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Orcas Island Camping (and Other Things to Do on Orcas Island) 0 (0)

Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands — and a great place to camp. Here’s a brief post about camping spots on the island and a few other things to do while you’re there as well!

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Finding Wintering Trumpter Swans in Northwest Washington State 0 (0)

Every winter trumpeter swans from Alaska and northern British Columbia migrate to the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a bit more informaiton on these, the heaviest of flying bird, and where to find them in western Washington State.

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14 Unique Things to do in Seattle That Every Seattleite Should Know About 0 (0)

Author Ana de Guzman from Redfin asked some Seattleites (including me) about some of their favorite interesting and offbeat things to do in Seattle. Here are some suggestions they offered.

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Where to View Salmon Spawning in Kitsap County This Autumn 0 (0)

Every year the salmon return from the ocean to their home streams to spawn. WSU offers a day of salmon viewing and education in the fall. Here’s where and when to view spawning salmon in Kitsap County this Autumn.

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Riding the Olympic Discovery Trail Sequim to Port Angeles (River and Prairie Section) 0 (0)

The Olympic Discovery Trail is a trail running through the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. This is the first of several posts exploring different sections of the trail, mostly from a cycling perspective.

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The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle 0 (0)

Seattle is home to some great mountain biking and some of the best beginner mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest. This is a sponsored post from evo — a Seattle based retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment…mountainbikes and more!

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A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat Great Pie in Western Washington this Pi Day (or Any Day) 0 (0)

Whether it’s Pi Day (in March) or Pie Day (in January) you’re likely to see a lot of posts about pie. But any day is a good day for Pie.

So we’re weighing in on our favorite go-to pie spots in Seattle, Western Washington State — and we’ll add some from the PNW in general.

We’re collecting poll responses for this post from readers, so give your suggestion for the best pie place in the PNW.

Fleurs de Villes at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Fleur Couture: A Sneak Peek at 2020’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 0 (0)

I had the chance to go to a media preview of this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. The gardens, as always were fabulous, there looks to be a promising lineup of speakers, but the real stars of the show were the “Fleurs de Villes.”

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