• Walla Walla’s football tradition dates back to the 19th century

    By Jim Buchan more

  • Big-name artists as diverse as John Philip Sousa, Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have graced Walla Walla’s stages throughout its history — and, soon, Mumford & Sons and Foo Fighters will join their ranks.

    By Joe Cooke / Layout and captions by Brenden Koch more

  • Dr. Anabel Facemire takes a personal interest in the cardiac health of her patients.

    By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Steve Lenz more

  • Although among the ranks of Walla Walla’s older structures, these updated vintage edifices boast modern functionality.

    By Jennifer Colton-Jones / Photos by Donna Lasater more

  • Look to local small businesses for big ideas for your home and garden.

    By Brenden Koch / Photos by Steve Lenz / Layout by Brenden Koch more

  • Genomic sequencing identifies cancer-causing mutations, facilitating more precise treatment. more

  • A wedding planner explains why Walla Walla has become a top destination for nuptials

    By Carrie Brennan more

  • By Janice James / Photos by Steve Lenz

    A yellow lab-and-retriever mix fell off the back of a pickup truck. A pug was given up when its owner developed dog allergies. A terrier mutt was rescued from a home where 40 dogs were kept, and if they were offered a piece of bread for dinner, it was a good day. more

  • 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




On their game with the game on

With enticing eats, local establishments make a play for Walla Walla’s weekend football crowds.
By Michael Mettler / Photos by Emily Star Poole [more]

The second ‘B’

B&Bs aren’t just about sleeping.

Story and photos by Tamara Enz [more]

The toast of the Valley

Walla Walla hops into the craft-brew movement.

By Michael Mettler [more]


Walla Walla Sweet Onions: a tasty legacy

By Diane Reed [more]

Yoga conference reveals keys to women’s health

Paying attention to your needs, trusting others and trying new things — followed by a treat — can benefit body and mind.

By Rebecca Thorpe / Courtesy photos [more]

M-Powered helps strengthen women during life’s changes

The shop offers an array of products and services to boost women’s self-esteem and sense of well-being.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Nick Page [more]

Myofascial release for migraines: A pill-free solution

Stretching internal connective tissues can reduce the frequency of migraines.

By Robin Hamilton / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

The power of women’s health: An East Asian medicine perspective

Treating the underlying causes of issues such as unusual menstrual cycles and heavy bleeding during childbirth can improve the quality of women’s lives.

By Lindsey Thompson / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

New tricks for an old doghouse

Claire and Richard Knipe’s updated home was built in the 1950s for the founder of the Walla Walla Kennel Club.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

A spacious garden

Flowing flower beds, large trees and a pond beautify Claire and Richard Knipe’s 2.3-acre property.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]

The second ‘B’

B&Bs aren’t just about sleeping.

Story and photos by Tamara Enz [more]

Go native

Joseph and Laura Maier look to the plants of the Valley’s past to fill their garden.

By Karlene Ponti / Photos by Steve Lenz [more]