(32 posts)

Real talk: Is eating salmon bad for the orcas?

Salmon and other seafood for sale at Pike Place Market. (📸: Chris Light/Wikimedia Commons) Fresh, barbecued salmon is a summer treat that many Seattleites look forward to all year long. But growing concerns about starving orcas and a dwindling chinook runs have made some local salmon lovers uneasy. Evergrey reader Ashley Mandel recently wrote in […]

Environment / July 24, 2019

Your Summer in Seattle Bucket List

Ah, summer in Seattle. That brief moment in time where the days are long, the sun is shining, and the out-of-office replies are plentiful. From outdoor concerts to getting out on the water, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. But fitting it all in can be a challenge. That’s why we decided […]

Summer Bucket List / July 18, 2019

Where to watch a movie under the stars in Seattle

An outdoor movie at Hing Hay Park (📷: Seattle Parks) It’s mid-July, and that means the days are getting oh-so-slightly shorter. But pre-9 p.m. sunsets come with their own silver lining: Outdoor movies! Outdoor movies in Seattle are generally free admission and first-come, first served. Blankets and low-backed lawn chairs are allowed. Showtime is typically at dusk. […]

Art & Culture / July 18, 2019

How to pretend to like golf in Seattle (or just have an excuse to wear argyle)

A day at Jefferson Park in 1925 (📷: Seattle Municipal Archives) You don’t have to be a Tiger Woods wannabe to enjoy Seattle’s municipal golf courses. Whether you’re a casual golfer who enjoys hitting the links every now and again, or someone who has never picked up a club before, there’s something out there for […]

Outdoors / July 18, 2019

Where to see live music outside in Seattle

A scene from Tacocat’s performance at Bumbershoot 2017. Summer is a time for Seattle’s local music acts to shine. (📸: David Lee/Flickr) Seattle is known for its music scene. And once the nice weather hits, we’re all about taking things outside. Our region has several outdoor concert venues, including the Woodland Park Zoo, Marymoor Park in Redmond and Chateau […]

Music / July 18, 2019

How to get out on the water in Seattle

(📸: Mfranck/Wikimedia Commons) Seattle is an isthmus wedged between two large bodies of water: Puget Sound and Lake Washington. All that water means there is no shortage of places to launch a kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), or 9-foot-high unicorn floatie. But what if you don’t have a boat or board in your personal possession? No […]

Community / July 18, 2019

Neighborhood spotlight on Pioneer Square

As Seattle’s first downtown, Pioneer Square has played a number of roles over the years: historic epicenter, skid row, gayborhood, and sports-fan playground, to name a few. Our latest neighborhood spotlight series dove into Pioneer Square’s past and highlighted the people and places who are shaping its future: from the elevator operator at Smith Tower to the merchant who’s […]

Neighborhoods / June 20, 2019

Money, politics, and earthquake safety: Why haven’t we retrofitted Pioneer Square’s brick buildings?

(📷: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons) We’ve all been there: You’re sitting in a gorgeous old building somewhere near downtown Seattle, looking up to admire the exposed beams and bricks, when you remember: “Oh yeah, earthquakes.” And then, the inevitable follow-up: “I wonder if this place has been retrofitted?” Evergrey reader Beth Anderson went through a similar […]

Neighborhoods / June 20, 2019

Why supporting working moms is key to fixing the pay gap

Nancy Jensen on stage at Ignite Seattle on June 6. (📷: Randy Stewart) Nancy Jensen was on track to reach a high-level position at Microsoft when she took time off to care for her two young children. Getting back into the working world wasn’t easy. “When it was time to go back to work, despite […]

Business / June 12, 2019

Equity, the environment, and you: a Q&A with Sara Cubillos

The Duwamish River in south Seattle (📷: Port of Seattle) Fighting climate change involves more than taking shorter showers and remembering your reusable grocery bags. It’s a systemic crisis that requires a systemic response, and it’s an issue that will affect different communities in disparate ways. That’s where people like Sara Cubillos come in. As […]

Environment / June 7, 2019