(21 posts)

Vote for your favorite question about Pioneer Square

What do you want to know about Pioneer Square — past, present, or future? (📷: Seattle Municipal Archive) We wanted to know what questions you had about Pioneer Square, Seattle’s oldest neighborhood and a place that’s been reinventing itself for more than 100 years. We received several intriguing questions, and now we’re ready to take […]

Neighborhoods / May 9, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight on the Eastside

The Eastside is about more than just tech companies and high-end shopping malls. For our latest neighborhood spotlight series, we headed across the lake to hang out with some farm animals, taste some empanadas, and catch a cricket match. Check out the stories below to learn more. Want to help us figure out which neighborhood […]

Bellevue / April 29, 2019

What Seattle can learn from the Eastside’s tech boom

Substitute “Seattle” for “Redmond” and “Amazon” for “Microsoft,” and the story sounds eerily familiar: “The Redmond mother never asked the Microsofts and Nintendos to set up headquarters in her hometown,” reads a Seattle Times story from Dec. 16, 1996. “And from her front window, she sees big business eroding her dream of a safe, quiet […]

Business / April 29, 2019

Nuflours bakery shares its gluten-free secrets

We recently connected with Phebe Rossi of Capitol Hill’s Nuflours bakery to learn more about her business and what it took to create a “gluten-free destination” in Seattle.

Business / April 26, 2019

Want to join your local P-Patch? Here are 5 tips to get started

Green thumbs aren’t born; they’re made. (📸: Eric Keto) Always wanted to start a garden, but don’t have the yard space at home to give it a try? The city’s P-Patch community gardening program is here to help. What’s a P-Patch you ask? The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods manages 89 community gardens across the city, […]

Community / April 22, 2019

What do you want to know about the Eastside? Stay tuned

For our latest neighborhood spotlight series, we’re heading over the bridge and across the lake to the Eastside. The communities surrounding Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond have changed big time. We wanted to know what questions you had about the Eastside. Thanks to everyone who voted on our top three. The winner is this question from […]

Neighborhoods / April 4, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight: Ballard

Ballard is no longer Seattle’s sleepy little fishing village, but amid all the shiny apartment buildings and swanky new restaurants, its Scandinavian heritage and maritime roots live on. For our latest neighborhood spotlight series, we visited local landmarks like the Ballard Locks and Sloop Tavern. We brushed up on our board-game strategy at Mox Boarding […]

Neighborhoods / March 27, 2019

How Did Ballard Get So Scandinavian? You Asked, We Answered

The flags of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden fly high at Bergen Place in downtown Ballard. (📷: Caitlin Moran) When Seattle’s old-timers think of Ballard, the first thing that comes to mind might be lutefisk. Or Aquavit. Or freshly baked Kringle. Scandinavian culture has been a fixture of the neighborhood for decades, but a […]

Ballard / March 27, 2019

Changemakers: Meet the Designers and Architects Who Are Shaping Seattle’s Skyline

Right now, the only constant in Seattle is change. As our city rises and evolves, it’s the architects and designers who will determine what the Emerald City looks like for generations to come. For our latest Changemakers series, we talked with three folks who are on the front lines of Seattle’s changing cityscape: Rico Quirindongo, who […]

Changemakers / March 21, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight on South Lake Union

South Lake Union seen a lot of change over the last decade. (Case in point: The neighborhood’s sometimes called “Amazonia,” after our local tech giant, but was once mostly known as Cascade.) In recent years, South Lake Union has become synonymous with Seattle’s tech industry. But there’s more to the neighborhood than blue badges and shiny new buildings. Our latest neighborhood […]

Neighborhoods / February 28, 2019