About Fairhaven.com

It's about promoting fun and business in and near Fairhaven

Fairhaven is the historic south side of Bellingham, Washington State, located 80 miles north of Seattle and 55 miles south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was originally a separate town and is now centered around a charming historic district. Fairhaven is well known in the Pacific Northwest for its ambience and relaxed atmosphere. Fairhaven.com makes it easy for you to learn what's here and then visit and enjoy.


All photos and text on this website are Copyright  ©2002-2014 John Servais, except where otherwise noted.

Permission is hereby granted for editorial use of photos not copyrighted by others, provided credit is given to fairhaven.com and the caption identifies the photo as being in Fairhaven. Upon request and when possible, I will freely provide the high definition jpeg of any photo on this site to a publication for higher quality printing.  For use of photos for promotional and advertising purposes, written permission is required.

Contact John Servais at john@nwhouse.com for further information or written permission.

About Fairhaven.com

Feel free to contact me via email if you would like a business listing, have some Fairhaven news, want to make a suggestion or just have a question.  

Email me at: john@nwhouse.com

I'm John Servais, the publisher. This website is my business. I first experienced Fairhaven in 1967, came to love the area and have watched it evolve ever since. While this website was started in 1996, it really began growing in April 2002 with financial support from several key Fairhaven businesses. It continues to grow with support from more businesses. And I continue to enjoy my work of promoting our historic district and the businesses there and near there.

Today, Historic Fairhaven has a different kind of charm than it had in the late 60s and early 70s, but the feel of the district is still fun and relaxed, oriented to local ownership, local arts and crafts and really good eateries. The historic buildings have come to life.  It is one of the genuine fun places in the U.S. and everyone who comes here experiences that feeling.

So - I hope you enjoy this website. My goal is to make it reflect the real Fairhaven - but it's only a guide to the real Fairhaven. I hope it provides you with the information you are seeking so you can enjoy the real Fairhaven.

Fairhaven.com went online the spring of 1996 with photos and information. In April 2002, it greatly expanded into a comprehensive site with convenient business listings, events calendar, weekly and twice weekly photos and traveler's information. Three key supporters made the expansion possible - Chuck and Dee Robinson and their Village Books, Ken Imus and his Jacaranda Development Corp., and Phyllis McKee and Taimi Gorman who brought the Old Fairhaven Association into support. In the Summer of 2002, this site became the official website of the Fairhaven Association. It has been a labor of love and a necessity for income ever since.

My thanks to the following

John Meloy for his redesign of the site in 2006 and again in December 2012.

Alaine Borgias for currently searching for and posting all the events on this website.

Barbara Crowley for finding & posting the events and editing and distributing the Green Sheet for almost 3 years.

Taimi Gorman for vacation relief and posting photos in the years up to 2008.

Craig Merriman for help with the banners and graphic elements in 2004.

Shirley Strand of Emerald Arts Design for graphics help starting this website in the spring of 2002.

... and to the many other persons who have encouraged and advised me over the past 10 years.