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Visiting Bellingham – The Portland of the North

Visiting Bellingham – The Portland of the North, Bellingham, Washington (B)

In the past couple years Portland’s popularity as a tourist destination has sky rocketed, especially for folks from Vancouver (BC). Vancouver’s love of all that is Portland has even spawned a bar called Portland Craft which features food and drinks inspired by Stumptown. Great idea and concept but really? Thankfully Vancouver’s craft brewery scene is taking off so we can start celebrating our own a little more. Don’t get me wrong, I love Portland. So much so that it has become an annual (at least) trip for us. All I am saying is Vancouverites need not drive 6 hours down the I-5 to get what Portland has to offer. If you are looking for a little Americana to go with your craft brewery a mere 30 minutes across the border will do. Of course I am talking about visiting Bellingham, Washington – where you can find many of the things that makes Portland so great without the 6 hour drive.

With that in mind I headed south last weekend for a night of great eats, drinks, and oddities. Here is a touch of what I head to Portland for and where it can be found much closer in visiting Bellingham. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Bellingham – The Portland of the North
Guide Location: USA » Bellingham
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Shaun Robertson
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.thislifeintrips.com/visiting-bellingham/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Boundary Bay Brewing
  • Chuckanut Brewery
  • Kulshan Brewing
  • Bayou on Bay
  • Rocket Donuts
  • The Coppr Hog
  • Green Frog
  • Elizabeth Station
  • Spark Museum of Electrical Invention
  • Coachmen Inn