Anacortes in the Media

Experience Anacortes – Your Island Destination! 

From our casual cafes to elegant dining, quirky to sophisticated shopping, art galleries to antique shops and unique accommodations – Anacortes has miles of stories to share. These articles provide glimpses into the narratives and experiences that Anacortes, and the surrounding Skagit Valley, have to tell. We’re happy to host established travel writers, food bloggers, family trip planners and outdoor enthusiasts. Email us for more information.

One Hundred Dollars a Month – Save the Bakeries: The Store in Anacortes (September 2017)
Bellingham Alive – A Charcuterie Lover’s Paradise (September 2017) by Emily Bylin
Pacific North Wanderers – Our Three-Day Vacation in Anacortes (September 2017)
Seattle Times – A Hike and a Happy Hour: See Heart Lake and an Anacortes view, then grab a brew (August 2017) by William Robert Ferrer
North Thompson Star Journal – Making Pictures with John Enman: Variety makes photography more interesting (August 2017) by John Enman
Bellingham Alive – Happiest Girls Are The Prettiest (June 2017) by Catherine Torres
Bellingham Alive – Not a Toy Store, a Game Store (June 2017) by Catherine Torres
Bellingham Alive – The Bastion of Brewing (May 2017) by Catherine Torres
Upper Left Culture – Anacortes in One Adventure Packed Weekend (April 2017) by Mercae Benge
Bellingham Alive – A Beloved Bookstore Grows: Pelican Bay Books (April 2017) by Catherine TorresPelican Bay Books in Anacortes
Bellingham Alive – Farm Fresh in the North Sound: Anacortes Farmers Market feature (April 2017) by Catherine Torres and Kate Galambos
Northwest Travel & Life – Anacortes Spring Wine Festival (March 2017)
ArtsWA – Addi Garner from Anacortes is the 2017 Poetry Out Loud State Champion (March 2017)
Seattle Refined – An Expert’s Guide To Anacortes (March 2017) by Chona Kasinger
Bellingham Alive – A Gallery for Regional Art Eye-Candy: Scott Milo Gallery (March 2017) by Catherine Torres
NorthSound Life – Meet the Chef: 13moons Restaurant at Swinomish Casino and Lodge (March 2017) by Catherine Torres; Photography by Dean Davidson
The Record – On the Road: Washington State (March 2017) by Tim Viall
Three Sheets Northwest – Cruising to Anacortes to Explore and Taste (February 2017) by Lara Dunning

Northwest Travel & Life – Stay in a Working Waterfront Town: Anacortes, Washington (December 2016) by Charlene, staff writer
Postcards to Seattle – Spending a Cozy Weekend in Anacortes (December 2016) by Marissa Pederson
Small Town Washington – My Favorite Holiday Event in Anacortes – Winter Wonderland Walk (December 2016) by Lara Dunning
The Knot – An Elegant, Woodlands-Inspired Rooftop Wedding at Majestic Inn and Spa in Anacortes, Washington (Fall 2016)
The Munster Express – An Evergreen Expedition (November 2016) by Kieran Foley
Travel + Leisure – Seven Small Towns You Must Visit in the U.S. (November 2016) by Melissa Locker
The Guardian – In search of the funkiest little town in America (November 2016) by Kevin Rushby
Seattle Times – Roadside relics: Your guide to that Great Concrete Thing and other oddities along our state’s highways (November 2016) by Ron Judd
Coon Hound Tales – Luxury Getaway to the Islands … and bring the dog, too! (October 2016) by Cinnamon
Wander with Wonder – Discover Elegance in Anacortes (October 2016) by Elizabeth Rose
Gone with the Family – 25 Underrated U.S. Cities To Consider For Your Next Family Vacation (October 2016) contributed by Lindsay Nieminen
Wander with Wonder – Artsy Anacortes Washington: First Friday Artwalk and More (August 2016) by Elizabeth Rose
Seattle Mag – Winners of Seattle Magazine’s 11th Annual Washington Wine Awards (Featuring Compass Wines) (August 2016) by Paul Zitarelli & Jessica Yadegaran; Wine Awards produced by Yashar Shayan
Carpe Diem Our Way – Weekend Trips from Vancouver (August 2016) by Lindsay Nieminen
Seattle Weekly – Fishing for Brews in Anacortes (July 2016) by Jake UittiTommy Thompson Trail - Cycling
Cascadia Weekly – Arts at the Port (July 2016) by Stephen Hunter
Two Travel Dads – A Weekend in Washington Park (July 2016) by Rob Taylor
Cascadia Weekly – Shipwreck Day: For the Love of Anacortes (July 2016) by Carey Ross
Two Travel Dads – An ideal PNW hotel: the Majestic Inn of Anacortes (July 2016) by Rob Taylo
North Sound Life – Treks and Treats Summer Cycling (June 2016) by Frances Badgett
Two Travel Dads – Anacortes: A Family Travel Surprise (June 2016) by Rob Taylor
Seattle Weekly – Day Trips and Overnights for the Seattle Cyclist (June 2016) by Casey Jaywork
KING5 – The Diner Celebrating Dad All Year Long (June 2016) by Saint Bryant
Seattle Weekly – Where to See Orcas Near Seattle this Summer (June 2016) by Sara Bernard
Postcards from Seattle – Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Anacortes (May 2016) by Marissa Pederson
Senior Citizen Travel – Seniors Enjoy Fidalgo Island, Washington (May 2016) by Jim Becker
Seattle Weekly – A Style-by-Style Guide to the Northwest’s Most Delicious Brews (May 2016) by Jake Uitti
Small Town Washington – Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve Trail (May 2016) by Lara Dunning
Postcards from Seattle – Outdoor Adventures You Can’t Miss in Anacortes (May 2016) by Marissa Pederson
Valerie & Valise – Walking Through History in Downtown Anacortes (April 2016) by Valerie Stimac
Live Recklessly – Expact Escapes for April (April 2016) by Danielle Reckless
Seattle Times – $99 Road Trip: Million-dollar Anacortes views for a lot less (April 2016) by Linda Shaw
Washington Trails Association – Washington in Bloom: 10 Spring Hikes for Wildflowers (April 2016)
Valerie & Valise – A Guide to Outdoor Activities on Fidalgo Island (April 2016) by Valerie Stimac
Small Town Washington – Highlights from the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival (April 2016) by Lara Dunning
The Goodhearted Woman – Historic Downtown Anacortes (March 2016) by Renee Butcher
Mapquest – 8 Washington Towns You Shouldn’t Skip (March 2016) by Valerie Stimac
Everett Herald – Want it all in one day? Visit Anacortes (February 2016) by Gale Fiege
Adventure Awaits – Every Store Has a Story (January 2016) by Jami Savage
TravelDew – Anacortes Kayak Tours (January 2016) by Gabe Millar
Pacific Yachting – Discover Anacortes (January 2016) by Marianne Scott
Small Town Washington – Opt Outside in Anacortes, It’s Easy! (January 2016) by Lara Dunning
Adventure Awaits – Top Ten Reasons Why the Marina Inn is Great (January 2016) by Jami SavageDiscover Anacortes (Pacific Yachting)

Travel Thru History – The Christmas Tree Built for a Town on the Sea (December 2015) by Jami Savage
Seattle Times – Take a stormwatching hike in a hidden-gem park on Fidalgo Island (December 2015) by Brian J Cantwell
Carpe Diem Our Way Travel Blog – Don’t Miss Anacortes (December 2015) by Lindsay Nieminen
NorthSound Life – Destination Dinners, featuring 5th Street Bistro/Majestic Inn (December 2015)
Waggoner Cruising Guide – Two Bowman Bay Hikes (December 2015) by Lara Dunning
Adventure Awaits – The Most Creative Christmas Tree Ever (December 2015) by Jami Savage
Skagit Valley Publishing – Coastal Christmas (December 2015) by Briana Alzola
Live Recklessly – Expat Escapes: Life after Three Months in the USA (November 2016) by Danielle Reckless
Carpe Diem Our Way Travel Blog – What to do in the Rain in Anacortes with Kids (November 2015) by Lindsay Nieminen
Live Recklessly – Postcard from Cranberry Lake, Fidalgo Island (November 2016) by Danielle Reckless
Cascadia Weekly – Of Beer and Brewgrass (November 11 2015) by Carey Ross
Live Recklessly – Precious Midweek Moments at Washington Park (November 2016) by Danielle Reckless
Small Town Washington – Opt Outside in Anacortes – It’s Easy! (November 4, 2015) by Lara Dunning
Seattle Weekly – Beer Hunting: Six Breweries That Merit a Fall Road Trip (October 2015) by Jacob Uitti
The Olympian – Trail of the Week, August 15th (featuring the Guemes Channel Trail) by Craig Hill
South Sound Talk – Eat, Explore, and Experience Anacortes (July 2015) by Margo Greenman
Seattle Weekly – Five Washington Towns Worth Traveling To … and Eating In (July 2015) by Jake Uitti
North Sound Life – Meet the Chef, featuring Daniel Van Norman from 13Moons (June/July 2015) by Kaity Teer
North Sound Life – Sea to Storefront, featuring Black Rock Seafood and Secret Cove Restaurant (June/July 2015) by Frances Badgett, Photographs by Kristoffer Arestol
North Sound Life – Dining Review of Greek Islands (June/July 2015) by Zacchoreli Fescobadli-Grimaldi
Seattle PI – Washington’s Best Towns for Outdoor Activities (June 2015) by Lynsi Burton
Gray Magazine – Design Off-Roading: Expeditions for Great Design – Shopping Detour inset (June/July 2015) by Trygve FastAnacortes in Gray Magazine June/July 2015
Washington Bikes – Washington State #1 Bicycle Friendly State in the Nation for Eighth Year Running (May 2015) by Blake Trask
North Sound Life – Meet the Chef featuring Norman Cox of 5th Street Bistro (April/May 2015) by Frances Badgett, Photographs by Kaity Teer
SIP Northwest – Stop and Smell the Tulips in Anacortes (April 2015) by Margo Greenman
Seattle PI – Patients rank Washington’s hospitals (April 2015) by Levi Pulkkinen
Waggoner’s Pacific Northwest Boating – Inside Anacortes (March 2015) by Lara Dunning
Seattle Weekly – A New Life for the Boat Immortalized by John Steinbeck (March 2015) by Patrick Hutchison
Carpe Diem Our Way Travel Blog – John Storvik Municipal Playground (March 2015) by Lindsay Nieminen
Northwest Travel Magazine – Anacortes Spring Wine Festival (March 2015)
Seattle Magazine – Kick off Spring with these Local Flower Fests (March 2015) by Anna Johansson
The Georgia Straight – Sugarloaf makes hike to Mount Erie in Anacortes even sweeter (March 2015) by Stephen Hui
Northwest Travel Magazine – Spectacular Wedding Destinations (January 2015) by Nancy Mueller
Seattle Magazine – Washington Moonshines to Drink Now (January 2015) by A J Rathbun

2014 – Thanksgiving Stuffing and Beer: 10 Pairings from Across the Nation (November 20, 2014) by Kristen Kuchar
North Sound Life – Restaurant Feature: A’Town Bistro (October 2014) – Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery (October 31, 2014) by Allan Wolfe
North Sound Life – Best of the Northwest (October 2014) – Burton Jewelers and Cruisin’ Coffee win Gold; Anacortes Arts Festival wins Silver
Comcast in Washington State – Discover the Natural and Historic Charm of Anacortes (September 2014)
Seattle Met – A Fiendish Conversation with Lonely Forsets’s John Van Deusen (August 2014) by Seth Sommerfeld
North Sound Life – Compass Wines (August 2014) by Jonathan Kull
Seattle PI – Farmer’s Market, Anacortes Washington (August 14, 2014) by Jim Jaillet
Seattle PI – The Museum at Anacortes, Washington (July 20, 2014) by Jim Jaillet
Washington Beer Blog – Anacortes Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Bash (July 2014) by Kendall Jones
Seattle Met – Winners of the 2014 Washington Beer Awards (June 2014) by Allecia Vermillion
North Sound Life – Lifestyle Feature: Farm to Table (June 2014) By Dakota Mackey
Huffington Post – The 18 Most Underrated Cities in the U.S. (May 2014) by Helen Anne Travis
Global Yodel – Deception Pass and Exploring Anacortes (May 2014) by Jesse Weinberg
Seattle Times – Researcher aims to unlock secrets of harbor porpoises (April 2014) by Kimberly Cauvel/Skagit Valley Herald
Seattle Magazine – The Best New Washington Wines (April 2014) by Shannon Borg
Northwest Travel Magazine – Trip: Washington, January & February (January 2014)Best Towns for Outdoor Activities
Northwest Travel Magazine – Washington Island Distilleries (January 2014) by Carrie Uffindell

North Sound Life – Restaurant Feature: 13Moons at Swinomish Casino & Lodge (December 2013)
Seattle Met – Winter Beer Guide: Anacortes Brewery Old Sebastes (December 2013) by Allecia Vermillion
Northwest Travel Magazine – Taste: 13Moons Restaurant (October 2013) by Allen Cox
Seattle Met – Winners of the First Ever Washington Beer Awards (June 2013) by Allecia Vermillion
Seattle Backpackers Magazine – Heart Lake and Other Romantic Hikes (February 2013) by Karen Sykes

2012 & Earlier
North Sound Life – Happy Hour Hot Spots (August 2012) by Hayley Wakefield
Bellingham Alive – Discover Anacortes (October 2012)
Global Yodel – Crowley Articulated Tug (September 2012) by Dana L Styber
Yachting Magazine – Yachting’s 2012 Best Towns (June 2012)
Seattle Magazine – 7 Over-the-Top Big Burgers (January 2012) by Allison Austin Scheff
Seattle Met – Northwest Bookshelf: The Map of My Dead Pilots (December 2011)
Seattle Met – Six Oktoberfests Outside Seattle (September 2011) by Allie Oosta
Washington Travel & Life – Small Islands, Big Taste (June 2011) by Alex Ashley
Seattle PI – Khanter on, Dude (April 29, 2011) by Monica Bretherton
Yachting Magazine – 50 Best Yacht Towns (April 2011)
Seattle Met – 52 Weekends: Float a Boat and Go Remote (December 2010) by James Ross Gardner
Coastal Living – So You Want to Live on the Coast (2009) by William G Scheller
Washington Beer Blog – Brewery Profile: The Anacortes Rockfish (December 2008) by Kendall Jones
Seattle Met – The Ultimate Beach Guide: Bowman Bay (July 2009) by Matthew Halverson
Coastal Living – Inside Anacortes (October 20008) by Matt Brown
Seattle PI – Hike of the Week (January 30, 2008) by Karen Sykes
Coastal Living – So You Want to Live in Anacortes (October 2008) by Bonnie Henderson
Seattle Weekly – Weeklong Vacation Review: Island Eats (September 2008) by Mike Seely
Seattle PI – Hike of the Week (December 12, 2007) by Karen Sykes
Seattle PI – Short Trips: Don’t miss the town for the ferry (February 11, 2004) by Jeff Larsen
Seattle PI – Hike of the Week (November 20, 2002) by Karen Sykes

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