• By Diane Reed

    The fishing line snakes gracefully over the Walla Walla River, and Brandon Spangler drops the fly in a pool where the fish are lurking. A fish snatches the fly, and Spangler reels in a nice-sized bass. more

  • By Jim Buchan / Photos by Nick Page

    If they were virtuoso pianists, they would be Ferrante and Teicher of “Moon River,” “Exodus” and “Lawrence of Arabia” fame. more

  • By Susy Mendoza / Photos by Steve Lenz

    I had the pleasure of sitting down with a couple of Walla Walla fashionistas: Jessica Valentine-Whiteside of Door Number Two, a curated vintage boutique on Colville Street, and Karie Brodhun, manager of the downtown Macy’s and former The Bon Marché buyer, to weigh in on some style questions. more

  • Carly Yaeger / Photos by Steve Lenz

    There are certain expectations of someone from Idaho: some knowledge of — or, at least, interest in — nature, animals, hiking, huckleberries, farms and horses. I think I was born in the wrong state. more

  • Choreographer KT Nelson Returns With More Bodies at Rest and in Motion

    By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz more

  • By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Steve Lenz

    The sun is shining, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy it, from the summits of the Blue Mountains to the depths of Lake Wallula. more

  • By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Chris Picard

    It’s not quite “Around the World in 80 Days,” but organizing the iconic Walla Walla Balloon Stampede in 90 is no less monumental. more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Nick Page

    The Walla Walla Valley’s reputation as locavore-friendly has received a welcome boost with the recent opening of Blue Mountain Station’s artisan food center on Route 12, just south of Dayton. more

  • For this year’s Wedding Issue, Walla Walla Lifestyles talked to dozens of local couples to find out what weddings in Walla Walla look like these days. We discovered three remarkable couples who have found happiness in each other’s arms.  more

  • How local school-sports programs are learning to recognize its signs and manage its risks more

  • By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz

    If you’ve spent much time in Walla Walla, you know that winter is often … gloomy. more

  • Father and daughter take up motorcycle touring

    By Robin Hamilton/Photos by Steve Lenz

    Bill and Abigail Schwerin are father-and-daughter business partners, winery owners and rock ’n’ roll impresarios. They are also good friends. more

  • Brogan Watson loves her horse, but she also loves to dress up. more

  • By Robin Hamilton

    Dance can be music made flesh. Visual art that moves. A narrative brought to vibrant life.

    Or it can run counter to those forms — dancing without music, without recognizable shapes, without a story.   more

  • By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Jean Wilkinson bends, moves the crushed yellow stalks of the onion to the right, and pulls. Two quick clips with her scissors, and she has her prize: an ever-so-slightly pockmarked Walla Walla sweet onion. She pops it into her bucket and moves on. more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Blue Mountain Wildlife Soars Into the Future

    Robert Washington was rolling down Interstate 84 in his United Van Lines truck when something hit his windshield with a loud thump. To his dismay, he realized it was a large bird, now firmly wedged under the truck’s outside sun visor.  more

  • By Gillian Frew / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Ah, the farmers market: The smell of summer, the colorful sight of fresh produce neatly arrayed in the sun, the hum of live music mingling with good conversation, the taste of something fresh-squeezed — it’s a feast for the senses.  more

  • Tips from a Wedding Planner

    Courtesy of Carrie Brennan, owner/ planner, Without a Hitch {Weddings and Events}, Walla Walla

    Know your budget (and stay within it). Most big wedding arguments happen because of budget issues. Know how much you have to spend, and stay within your means. more

  • Walla Walla is known as a bicyclist’s paradise: relatively sparsely traveled rural roads with beautiful scenery. But these same roads are used by farmers, residents and other motorists. After several deaths the question remains: Is there room for everyone? more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Steve Lenz

    Many people come to Blue Mountain Humane Society to rescue animals — dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, even snakes and their kin — that need a “forever” home. more

  • By Diane Reed / Photos by Colby Kuschatka

    The Legacy of Conert Eagon

    Conert Eagon was a professional engineer. But, at heart, he was an artist who crafted exquisite stringed instruments as a true labor of love. more

  • By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Greg Lehman

    Mary Lambert used to jog past the house at 1461 Durant St., not realizing that one day she would live there. more

  • By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Greg Lehman

    The home of Val and Mary Ellen Jensen at 2235 Crosshaven Drive uses rock and tile in distinctive ways. more




Thanksgiving for Non-Traditionalists

Story and photos by Tamara Enz

Cereal and Scotch whisky could seem like an odd choice for Thanksgiving dinner, but I had eaten the leftovers for breakfast; there was no other option. You might think otherwise, but this is not a sad story. [more]

Celebrate the Bounty of the Season With This Elegant Dinner

By Michael Mettler / Photos by Nick Page

The Walla Walla Valley seems to breathe a collective sigh of relief when the early days of autumn descend upon the region. There is the welcome reprieve from the long, hot days of summer, the onset of high school football season (Go Big Blue!) and the tantalizing aromas of hearty, cool-weather dishes emanating from the oven. [more]

Talking Food

Two influential Walla Walla chefs discuss their tastes in food, what’s new, what’s passé, and how they work to shape the region’s culinary tastes.

By Tamara Enz / Photo by Tamara Enz [more]

Fair Food Recipes

If you need to ease your way into fair-food season, we suggest making one of the following to tease and tantalize your palate. [more]

What’s Cooking for Your Health This Season

By Lindsey Thompson, EAMP, L.Ac.

Autumn shows up with a cutting chill in the mornings and evenings. The crisp air brings dryness and, sometimes, cold morning mists. Autumn air makes our lungs susceptible to coughs, our throats susceptible to soreness and scratchiness, and our bodies susceptible to flu and the common cold. [more]

Walk, Run, Ride

Two Local Events Help Those in Need

By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos courtesy of the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center and Trilogy Recovery Community. [more]

The Changing of the Seasons

By Elena Meija

As the cycle of seasons moves on, here is an integrative-medicine view on how to keep healthy while transitioning from the summer into the fall. [more]

The Sweet Game With the Sour Name

Pickleball fans say it’s fast, fun and good for you.

By Susan Anfinson / Photo by istock.com/BHPix

Pickleball is frequently referred to as the fastest-growing sport in America. It provides great exercise, and is fun, social and competitive. [more]

100 Years, and Still Going Strong

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page

A century hasn’t dimmed the brightness of the home at 604 S. Main St. in Milton-Freewater. [more]

Plant Trees and Make Your Own Shade

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page

When Lynore and Tim Gehlhausen bought the property at 854 Reser Road, it was a pasture — the home, gardens and all the landscaping were added through the years. [more]

Build Your own Oasis

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page

With knowledge and a plan, you can do just about anything. [more]

Create Your Own Park

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page

Monica and Jim Gaffrey of 1389 Independence Drive, College Place, have lived there about 34 years. In this time they’ve developed an extensive yard and garden, in the front, the back and on one side of the house. [more]