One of the most striking things about the Pacific Northwest is how diverse the landscapes are. Whether it’s the coastal towns of Oregon or wheat farms in the interior British Columbia; from the soggy Cascade rain forests to the humming tech metropolis of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest is a land of contrasts.
It’s also a place of striking cultural diversity. Beginning with First Nations and Indian tribes who lived here thousand of years ago, immigrants have poured into the Cascadia region from all corners of the world. You’ll find a technicolor array of cultures, ethnicities, religions, opinions, and beliefs. We don’t have a lot of history here, but in several hundred years, people have filled the Pacific Northwest with their stories.
Cascadia Magazine in a nonprofit publication dedicated to telling those stories. We’re passionate about crossing borders erected between nations, cultures, ethnicities, and gender — as well as bridging the rural/urban divide. We seek out quality, journalism, personal essays, arts coverage, environmental reporting, profiles of change-makers, fiction, poetry, and photography you won’t find anywhere else. We can’t document all the stories of the 16 million people who live in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia — but we’ll try to showcase a diverse mix of stories from the people who call Cascadia home.
We’re also dedicated to providing a refuge from the 24-hour news cycle where the latest social media outrage gets instantly posted and amplified. Cascadia Magazine is designed to be refuge from the chatter, a place where thoughtful writing and commentary can take the time required to blossom. We try to publish writing that’s meaningful, stories that feel essential to life in the Pacific Northwest.
This site is a work in progress. We’ll be publishing our first stories –original journalism, profiles, fiction, and poetry beginning on Monday, January 22, 2018. And each weekday, we put out the Cascadia Daily e-mail, a lively roundup of news, arts coverage, essays, fiction, and poetry from around the Pacific Northwest.
We value the writers, artists, photographers, and staff who make this publication possible. As a result, we rely on your generous support to keep this magazine running and pay those who create it a fair wage. Please visit our donate page to find out how you can help support Cascadia Magazine.
Our primary goal will be to tell the story of the people, places and culture of the Pacific Northwest. We’re currently establishing a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to pursing that mission. If you’d like to volunteer to be involved with Cascadia Magazine or serve on our board, please contact us. The current landscape for journalism and writing are rapidly shifting, but we’re optimistic that there’s an urgent demand for quality writing about issues that matter. We rely on the generous support of our members and supporters to make this happen. If you’re a business owner interested in supporting Cascadia Magazine through our corporate sponsorship program, don’t hesitate to contact us.