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How to flip top-down budgeting: A Q&A with Shaquan Smith

Shaquan Smith knows a thing or two about community engagement. Growing up in Flint, Mich., Shaquan moved to Seattle earlier this year from Detroit, where he worked to educate low-income residents about energy efficiency and build neighborhood resiliency. In April, he joined the city’s Department of Neighborhoods and coordinate its Your Voice, Your Choice participatory […]

Community / September 25, 2019

Lake Union from Gas Works Park

Real Talk: Is it safe to swim in Lake Union?

(📷: Caitlin Moran) Lake Union is an iconic part of our local landscape and one of the easiest places for getting out on the water in Seattle. But swimming in the lake has traditionally been frowned upon due to the industrial activities that took place on the lake’s north end for several decades in the […]

Environment / September 10, 2019

Take a summer bike ride through Seattle

(📸: Gene Bisbee/Flickr) Let’s roll, Seattle. Sure, we live in a hilly city, and our eight-plus months of gloomy weather aren’t always great for cycling. But now is the perfect time for a summer bike ride through Seattle. Don’t have a bike? Several local shops offer daily rentals, or you can always track down the […]

Sports / August 22, 2019

What do you want to know about the waterfront?

(📷: Tiffany Von Arnim/via Flickr) It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Seattle’s central waterfront is undergoing some major changes. Once the viaduct vanishes and the dust settles on a series of ambitious urban projects, we’ll be looking at a whole new gathering place in the heart of the city. That includes a […]

Neighborhoods / August 13, 2019

5,000 miles and counting: Meet the librarian behind Seattle Walk Report

A look inside “Seattle Walk Report,” the book (🎨: Susanna Ryan) Seattle isn’t just gum walls and sweeping Puget Sound vistas. When it comes to exploring the Emerald City’s nooks and crannies, it seems fair to say that no one has uncovered more hidden gems than the woman behind Seattle Walk Report.  Susanna Ryan has […]

Art & Culture / August 13, 2019

Win tickets to a special cheese + amaro tasting

We’ve got something tasty just for members! Gilbert’s Cheese Experience has a special cheese and amaro tasting night coming up on Friday, Sept. 6, at Cedar & Spokes in Belltown. Meet the head cheesemonger from Beecher’s and learn how different cheeses pair with the Italian liqueur. Want a free pair of tickets? Enter by filling […]

Uncategorized / August 1, 2019

Q&A: Can card games can help us understand each other better?

Potlatch the game in action (📸: Jonathan Tomhave) Visit one of our city’s many gaming lounges — like Cafe Mox in Ballard or Raygun in Capitol Hill — and it’s obvious: Card games are hugely popular in Seattle. Playing can offer more than just a chance to unwind and relax. For people like Seattleite Jonathan […]

Art & Culture / July 31, 2019

Where to soak in Seattle’s views, with a drink in hand

The view from the new Pike Place MarketFront area pairs perfectly with a cold beverage from Old Stove. (📷: Caitlin Moran) When the sun hits, online roundups of Seattle’s outdoor eating and drinking spots start blowing up in popularity. But not all decks and patios are the same. That’s why we’re doing something a little […]

Summer Bucket List / July 29, 2019

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