Later this afternoon, the sixth annual Doe Bay Festival kicks off. One of the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secrets, less than a thousand tickets to this damn-near-perfect little gathering sell out in a few short minutes each year. Just a casual stroll and a ferry ride from our front door in Seattle (or a quick drive, a casual stroll and a ferry ride from our home in Portland), we can almost see it from here. And to the lucky souls chugging westward across the water to Orcas Island today, we wish you the best of times— and the best of luck next year. We’re officially in the competition for a couple of those tickets, and we’re not afraid to throw an elbow or two.
Photo by Jason Neuerburg.