NWB etreat at PacaPride Ranch May 2016 FRONT

Fresh off of a very successful Winter Thaw weekend in Seattle, The Northwest bears are having another Springtime Event


Northwest Bears Paca Pride Retreat May 13-15, 2016


This is an additional Activity and does not take the place of Kamp Kodiak which will be held July 28th through July 30th when we take over the entire Miller River Campground in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for three days of fur, frolic and friends.

Please continue to check website, and the Facebook pages for upcoming info re Kamp Kodiak.

Paca Pride Ranch will re-inventing the camping/retreat experience with rustic resort comfort; from spaces for tent camping to completely furnished yurt accommodations that will inspire even a non-camper to stay. The amenities we get are the use of the showers/ restrooms, Outdoor Open Kitchen, Fire Pit. Situated along the historic gold rush Robe Valley of the Mountain Loop Highway, with a view of Mt. Pilchuck, Paca Pride brings a uniquely modern and accessible, rustic experience to the Cascade Mountains. Come explore an area known for its many hiking trails, alpine lakes, mountain meadows, railroad tunnels, old mining town of Monte Cristo, ice caves, waterfalls, canyons, and much more.

Enjoy the Alpacas

Roundhouse Yurt


Please consider joining your Board, and your other Ursine brothers for this pre-Summer event.


NWB Winter Thaw 2016

April 14-17th, 2016

Happy Spring!! The Northwest Bears are just waking up after a cold, damp, Winter to present to you Winter Thaw. As posted in previous E-blast, on our website and Facebook pages, we are not presenting the familiar Spring Thaw event that we have been offering for the past 21 years, We are restructuring that event new for 2017.

So what can you do during that time in 2016? Attend Winter Thaw: A new NWBear Production!

We will open up this weekend event to all that want to participate…XL Bears, Leather Clubs, Bear Clubs, and of course local and visiting bears and their admirers from far and wide!

This year’s event will consist of some of the familiar activities that you have been accustomed to over the years, with a few new items to satisfy your ursine needs.

We do not have a Registration fee for this event 4 day event, but we have a couple of ala-cart packages for you to select from. 

Presented by: NWBears, The CUFF Seattle, Seattle Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Jonathan’s Karaoke, CC’Attles, Steamworks

While some events are free, others you can buy events individually or ALL for a 25% discount! $30 PACKAGE DEAL includes Pizza Feed + Pool Bear Soup + CC's Brunch & Auction. Separately $40. NOTE: the pack deal is now past but you can still sign up for some individual events

Click to Register for individual events

Winter Thaw events

  • Pizza Feed at Olympic Pizza III - preregister event only $15 - Thursday April 14th, 2016
  • Bearaoke Karaoke party — Thursday @ Cuff Complex, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am. Free
  • NWB Bear Soup at— Friday @ Medgar Evers Pool. All bears invited to preregister or $10 pay at door.
  • Bear GAME NIGHT — Friday @ 10:00 pm to ? Location TBA. Lead by Jonathan Jones Free, BYOB (non Alcohol) & snacks
  • Seattle Water Front — Saturday. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Your pay. 11 am Lunch @ Ivar’s Pier 54 Fish Bar  , Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, 1 pm Pier 57, 2 pm Seattle Aquarium Pier 59. NOTE: Saturday Day Waterfront events are pay as you go - do not need to register for this event - See event page for more info.
  • Furnace Dance — Saturday @ Cuff Complex, 10:00 pm ( For NO Cuff door cover all weekend w/ Full package or NWB Membership card)
  • CC's Sunday Brunch, Raffle Draw, and No-minimum bid Auction. Only $15 — Sunrday @ CC’Attles. Can not pay online after 12pm Wed April13th.

    Please see NWB Pres T.J. at the other events for a limited amount of Brunch tickets..$15. Once they are gone they are gone. First come first get. Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Steamworks Winter Thaw "Bears, Bath & Beyond" — Sunday @ Steamworks, 2:15-6:00 pm Cost is $5 OFF w/Badge from full package or NWB Membership card includes special swag for Winter Thaw Prepaid and NWB Members!
  • Cuff Dec-A-Dance Tea Dance! — Sunday @ Cuff Complex, Free 5:00 pm. - 11:00 pm Drink Specials for Winter Thaw Prepaid and NWB Members!

NWB Annual Events

  • NWB Mini Retreat at PacaPride Ranch May 2016 +

    Fresh off of a very successful Winter Thaw weekend in Seattle, The Northwest bears are having another Springtime Event   Read More
  • NWB PICNIC in July +

    NWBEARS JULY PICNIC DATE: SATURDAY JULY 16TH   Please save the date! Invite your friends!   TIME: 11 am Come visit Read More
  • 2016 Kamp Kodiak preregistration +

    Welcome to Kamp Kodiak 2016, our annual NWB camping trip for club members.   Save the Date: July 28-31, 2016 Read More
  • Corn Maze All Club Attack! +

    All Bear Clubs Corn Maze Attack! Corn Maze Attack by Bear Clubs! Combined NWBears and XL Bears event! Everyone’s invited! Read More
  • 2016 NW Bears SNOW TUBING and Truck Stop Dinner +

    2016 NW Bears SNOW TUBING and Truck Stop Dinner Date: Saturday Feb 20, 2016 $ / Time: $24, meet at 3:15pm , tubing Read More
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  • NWB Potlucks & monthly events +

    1st Sat are Bear Potlucks 6-8 pm @ The Cuff & Bear Bear Bust 8-10 pm @ The Cuff. Monthly Bear Events at Steamworks. Click for details Read More
  • NW Bears Fundraisers +

    We are always in need of Fundraiser for our Charities and Club expenses like storage unit, website, potluck supplies, advertising, etc. If you have an idea, like to run one, Read More
  • NWB 2013 Review +

    What happened 2013 with the NWBears Jan.: A great potluck pizza party at Piecora’s! April: A fantastic Spring Thaw XIX! Thank you to Chairman Pete and all involved. NWBears BBQ’s Read More
  • NWB Photo Disclaimer +

    NWB Photo Disclaimer: At all NWBears events there is a good chance your picture will be taken. The photos may be used to promote future events and will be posted on Read More
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Presidents Corner

  • Presidents Corner 2016

Happy New Year NW Bears!!

For those of you who do not know me, my name is T.J. Elston, (tbear or tjdabear in most circles) and I am the newly elected President of the Northwest Bears. I am sure most of you DO know me, or have met me in my

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