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Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Recorded in Bellingham or on location (typically in their favorite local coffee establishments) in City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM.

The Bellingham Podcast AJ Barse & Chris Powell

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Recorded in Bellingham or on location (typically in their favorite local coffee establishments) in City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM.

    Ep. 196 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 2" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep. 196 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 2" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...but now you want to see what Whatcom has to offer *Now what?*

    *Acme* (Wile E Coyote would love it)

    * Acme Diner/ Ice Cream
    * Lake Whatcom Railway “Northern Pacific steam locomotive that operated in every decade of the twentieth century.” https://www.lakewhatcomrailway.com/
    * Volunteers workin on opening more track access https://www.facebook.com/LakeWhatcomRailway/

    *Mount Baker*

    * Bagley Lake (Kid/Family friendly)
    * Chain Lakes (Big kid/ adveture family firendly)
    * Table Mountain (NOT for one who is afraid of heights)
    * Twin Lakes Winchester Mt. (beginner mountain goat’n)

    *Highway 20* aka North Cascades Highway aka The Cascade Loop https://www.cascadeloop.com/

    * Newhalem and Diablo
    * Learn about Wa hydro electric technology and history
    * North Cascade Institute
    * Skagit Tours https://ncascades.org/signup/programs/skagit-tours

    • 26 min
    Ep. 195 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 1" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep. 195 "Wandering in Whatcom County Part 1" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Housekeeping.
    Clarification courtesy of the lovely Sarah Hutton @ Village Books
    “Hey AJ and Chris, I've loved listening to the Back to Bham themed series. I've got a list of new places to try! Quick note of clarification - Evolve is still with us on the mezzanine level as well as at their space at the Hotel Leo. Two opportunities for deliciousness! Hopefully we'll see you soon in the stacks! ”

    Also, a bit thank you and shout out to Brenna, who gave me the TL;DR of Amendment 21, it is great food and top shelf drinks especially if you are a gin fan.

    AJ back on the Zulu Time Podcast (Ep. 47) https://www.ajbarse.com/zulu-time-podcast-ep-47/


    Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...but now you want to see what Whatcom has to offer *Now what?*

    *Bellingham, Washington - Lady Washington *

    * August 12 – August 16 https://historicalseaport.org/tickets/



    *Blaine*

    * August= Pirate Daze https://blainebythesea.com/events/pirate-daze/
    * Lady Washington Aug 19 - 22

    *Semiahmoo*

    * Origin “ The Semiahmoo are more closely related to the Lummi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lummi) and Samish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samish) peoples south of the international border, and to the Lekwammen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songhees) and T'sou-ke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%27sou-ke) peoples across the Strait of Georgia, than they are to the Halkomelem-speaking Sto:lo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto:lo) of the Fraser Valley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Valley) and of the Fraser's delta to the north of themselves, the Musqueam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musqueam).”
    * Live Music - “enjoy beachside performances by local artists with a stunning ocean backdrop. Friday – Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm or Sundays from 4 pm to 7 pm.”
    * UNCORKED: WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES - *Seating is limited. Reservations are required*
    * *Upcoming Dinners*
    * Friday, October 15 – Sleight of Hand Cellars (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-sleight-of-hands-winemaker-dinner-2021-10-15?date=2021-01-12&seats=2)
    * Friday, November 12 – Mark Ryan Winery (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-mark-ryan-winemaker-dinner-2021-11-12?date=2021-01-12&seats=2)
    * Friday, December 17 – Long Shadows Vintners (https://resy.com/cities/vanc/venues/packers-kitchen-and-bar/events/uncorked-long-shadows-winemaker-dinner-2021-12-17?date=2021-01-12&seats=2)
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    Ep. 194 "Getting to know the new downtown" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep. 194 "Getting to know the new downtown" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and want to check out the downtown scene. *Now what?*

    *Waypoint Park / Grainary*

    * Belllingham yoga collective
    * SconeGrown vegan bakery
    * BlackFern - coffee wine
    * Artivim Mead Company.

    *Bay Street*

    * Black noise records
    * Geheim gallery. Contemporary art gallery
    * Near Black Sheep
    * Jack's Bar
    * 10 barrel brewing
    * Lorikeet Bar

    *Bellingham Parkade on Commercial Street*

    * Holly’s Pies
    * (Brandywine - Temporarily closed for fire damage - early August reopening?)

    *(Triangle?) Corner of Magnolia and Champion*

    * Black Drop Coffee - old Rook and Rogue looks cool

    *Mount Baker Theater*

    * Snowyriver Cocktail Company - old The Table

    *Cornwall Avenue*

    * Chuckanut Bay Distillery.
    * Are you my human dog rescue and lounge - near Wild OatBakery & Cafe
    * Near Hotel Leo
    * Northwest Corner Goods - by Kevin Misiuda and Brad Lockhart
    * Evolve - Chocolate Espresso and Provisions
    * Amendment 21 bar - inside The Leopold

    *Alley by Bellingham Farmers Market by Maple, Railroad, and State streets*

    * Champlain guitars - “full repair service from restrings and setups....new and vintage guitars”

    *State Street*

    * Comrade - temporarily closed. Scheduled to reopen on August 1. “Comrade is the little sibling next door to Carnal, specializing in smash-burgers and spicy fried chicken sandwiches all with house-made condiments."
    * Carnal - “Wood fired meats, seafood and vegetables from Michelin star cooks.” "Outdoor dining on 13 table garden patio now available as well as indoor. Takeout/delivery"

    *Holly Street*

    * Juxt tap room - old Teriyaki Bar
    * Endgame - Mini Rook & Rogue
    * Locust - new wine bar

    • 28 min
    Bonus: Teaser for Ep 194 of the "Welcome Back to Bellingham series"

    Bonus: Teaser for Ep 194 of the "Welcome Back to Bellingham series"

    • 6 min
    Ep. 193 "Getting a drink In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep. 193 "Getting a drink In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Mountains before drinks:
    AJ's climb of Mt. Saint Helens https://youtu.be/Exwd3_LVwvE
    Ed Viesturs - https://tinyurl.com/n2e5fx98

    For this Episode:
    Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you’re thirsty. *Now what?*

    Drink’n activities

    The usual locations:

    * Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
    * Kulshan Brewing Company
    * Aslan Brewing Company
    * Twin Sisters Brewing Company


    *Beer*

    * Stemma Brewing Company - https://goo.gl/maps/VoDV2hnnYNHAz1Qs8
    * Archer’s Ale House - https://goo.gl/maps/oP8VDw4DAEY6C1yT8

    *Cider*

    * Bellingham Cider Company - https://goo.gl/maps/o7vzVWmJgMyBNPfu7

    *Cocktails

    * Rock & Rye Oyster House - https://goo.gl/maps/i2vN6jmd5jpZUs2A8
    * Le Chat Noir (The Black Cat) - https://g.page/blackcatbellingham?share

    *Kombucha*

    * Kombucha Town
    * Leif’s Tea: Leif’s Tea is jun, a bubbly probiotic tea made from organic green tea, herbs, and raw honey. Available at the @bhamfarmersmkt (https://www.instagram.com/bhamfarmersmkt/)

    *Coffee*

    * Caffe Adagio - https://goo.gl/maps/2Bw7xz1r3hnwHQMp6
    * Camber - https://goo.gl/maps/xK5vgJUqVCZr335K6

    *Tea*

    * Makeworth Market - https://goo.gl/maps/dqrfSBYjuMtfhcCp8
    * Wonderland Teas (to bring home)
    * The Abbey Garden Tea Room closes permanently - https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/article237684009.html

    *A Quiet Place*

    * Harborside Bistro at the Bellwether - https://goo.gl/maps/YAReRrDpjvTGPyJ96
    * Cafe Baby Greens https://goo.gl/maps/hjdBcFjKtDWjaXR5A

    *The Scene*

    * Goods Local Brews - https://goo.gl/maps/WX2EnCdp2qXFNybS8
    * Schweinhaus Biergarten https://g.page/schweinhaus?share


    *AJ’s Secret Weapon for liquid refreshment

    * Cafe Velo https://goo.gl/maps/cAnoSG6Fs8xRJkzy8

    *Chris’ Secret Weapon...when he needs a drank

    * The Blue Abode in Barkley Village - https://goo.gl/maps/oEoNmZR3HfJ5hekN9

    • 33 min
    Ep. 192 "Dining Out In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep. 192 "Dining Out In Bellingham" #WelcomeBackToBellingham Series

    Ep 192 - Welcome (Back) to Bellingham Part 2 - Get a bite to eat

    For the week of June 13, 2021

    Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you’re hungry. *Now what?*

    Grub’n activities

    *Breakfast*

    * Magdalena’s Bistro and Creperie - https://goo.gl/maps/mibWkKDvmGL4hGQA8
    * HomeSkillet - https://goo.gl/maps/WcsVXjKCZcpLFr7t6

    *Lunch*

    * The Wild Oat Bakery and Cafe (Vegan) - https://goo.gl/maps/EtDgxLxmh3cB62MH9
    * Just Poke - https://goo.gl/maps/XRTKbF8MBxgaXQ848

    *Dinner*

    * Black Sheep - https://goo.gl/maps/qWFvYRnLEqhAjTfo7
    * Milano’s Italian Restaurant - https://goo.gl/maps/qzL7XwfHMiXuCacF8

    *To Go*

    * Hana Teriyaki - https://goo.gl/maps/k9oFhCCmbwjrhAST8
    * The Filling Station, Sunnyland - https://goo.gl/maps/e7Vx9UNKNy5bU8LAA

    *Fine Dining*

    * Keenan’s at the Pier - https://goo.gl/maps/rxvvG8j3VVSnup939
    * Storia Cucina - https://goo.gl/maps/DyhbEruFmKveN4YM8

    *Pizza*

    * Ovn Wood Fired Pizza - https://goo.gl/maps/7CH2ngJ1f564iwzD9
    * La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza - https://goo.gl/maps/MrNFAsJx8jk8UnUW6

    *Drinkery*

    * Aslan Depot: Barrels and Blending - https://goo.gl/maps/HtUR3Ysa4AE1QUEb7
    * Twin Sisters Brewing Company - https://goo.gl/maps/8zuHEewjFnGEi96g9

    *Junk Food*

    * Pure Bliss Desserts - https://goo.gl/maps/gXHvXtxg9TQLbzaEA
    * LaFeens Family Pride Donuts and Ice Cream - https://goo.gl/maps/gXHvXtxg9TQLbzaEA
    * Westcoast Pops - https://www.westcoastpops.com/ (https://goo.gl/maps/5vy1Dy3HsMVuL2so8)


    *AJ’s Secret Weapon for Bellingham Food*

    * Secret Sauce: EL FUEGO https://elfuegosauce.com/ ...break a sweat but thank me later.

    *Chris’ Secret Weapon for Bellingham Food’*

    * Call 360-647-2666 (tel:3606472666) (647-BOOM) 20 minutes before you arrive at Boomers Drive-In: https://goo.gl/maps/n7tz9pSTUAvNuQax5. Order a Big Boom with Waffle Fries and a soda/drink/milkshake of your choice. Thank me later.



    Quality Assurance

    *AJ: Milano’s to take over the ol Fish and Chips bus:* *https://www.facebook.com/milanosfairhaven/posts/4098676573488415* (a href="https://www.facebook.com/milanosfairhaven/posts/4098676573488415)"...

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

@ajb ,

A blend of PNW life and gear

What started off as a technology podcast now a local variety show on the topics that interest the hosts. Chris as 'captian minimal' and AJ the avid 'timelord', best when listning with a good cup of coffee in the PNW.

RisingSunSailor ,

Fun, Easy Going, and Informative!

If you're looking for the latest tech analysis from a different angle, then you're listening to the right podcast!

Technologists that don't worship at the alter of Apple or Google give great tips and tricks while also giving you the rundown off all the happenings in and around Bellingham.

Listen once and you'll be hooked!

Chestbrah91 ,

Honest review.

This podcast started out cool where they did interviews if people and places in the PNW. I binge-listened for awhile. Then all the sudden he started talking about watches....honestly dude rename your podcast if your just going to go on and on about watches. Bring back the old stuff. The good stuff!! Till then!

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