Neighborhoods

Take a ride in Seattle’s time-traveling elevator

Want to go for a ride in one of the oldest vehicles in Seattle? You don’t need a license, but you should probably be okay with heights. It’s true that Smith Tower’s elevators were recently modernized and automated, but the cabs are the same brass cages that carried curious locals to the top of the […]

/ June 4, 2019


Seattle’s first boom

Thousands of new workers moving to town. A big influx of money. A small startup that would grow to become a major player in retail. Nope, this isn’t the current Amazon boom. We’re talking about Seattle in 1897. We stopped by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Pioneer Square to learn how a […]

/ June 4, 2019


Artists at work in Pioneer Square

The building at the corner of First Avenue and Cherry Street contains secrets. From the outside, it looks like your average Pioneer Square haunt — there’s a coffee shop, a bar, and a clothing store on the ground floor. But step inside, climb the stairs, and you’ll find more than a dozen artists hard at […]

/ June 4, 2019


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 […]

/ May 9, 2019


Gardening where the high rises grow

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (sometimes), and JoJo Tran wants you to fall in love. Spring is the perfect time to begin a new romance…with your garden. JoJo has been planting and harvesting vegetables as a community gardener in Seattle’s Cascade P-Patch for 20 years. He’s seen plenty of changes in the […]

/ May 7, 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 […]

/ 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 […]

/ April 29, 2019


Tasty Argentine take-out in the Eastside

Bringing Argentina to the EastsideHow a software engineer became an empanada chef 👨🏽‍🍳Posted by The Evergrey on Wednesday, April 24, 2019After visiting family in Argentina, Rodrigo and Wendy Caamano realized that our local take-out scene was seriously missing something: empanadas. Three years ago, they decided to do something about it. With Wendy’s help, Rodrigo transitioned from […]

/ April 29, 2019


Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produce

Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produceWord on the street: You can find fresh produce in the "armpit of Bothell."Posted by The Evergrey on Thursday, April 18, 2019Karin Poage humbly submits that a freshly baked russet potato is “sublime.” She would know. Karin — and her husband Stuart — own and operate the Yakima Fruit Market and […]

/ April 29, 2019


Seattle’s Independent Bookstore Day is about celebrating our love of local

This annual event attracts book lovers to 26 indie bookstores that throw parties with activities, speakers, booze and snacks.

/ April 25, 2019