Neighborhoods

A trip to the farm — in the heart of Bellevue?

THE LOCATION: Kelsey Creek Farm, Bellevue THE PERSON: Annamarie Solomonson, Kelsey Creek Farm Supervisor THE STORY: Bellevue has some pretty neat city parks, but there’s only one where you can watch a sheep being sheared, learn to ride a horse, and meet a 750 pound hog. Kelsey Creek Farm opened to the public in 1972 […]

/ April 15, 2019


Meet the cricketers of Marymoor Park

THE LOCATION: Marymoor Park, Redmond THE PERSON: Vishwa Gaddamanugu, Co-founder, Seattle Cricket League THE STORY: When Vishwa Gaddamanugu moved from Hyderabad, India to the Pacific Northwest he left behind family and friends. But what he brought with him was  a serious passion for cricket. By some measures, it’s the second most popular sport in the […]

/ April 5, 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 […]

/ April 4, 2019


Fish, With a Side of Ballard History

Pete Knutson is a 47-year commercial fisherman, a fourth-generation Ballardite, and a college professor. When he’s not up in Alaska catching salmon, you’ll find him down on the dock at Fishermen’s Terminal selling it.

/ March 27, 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 […]

/ 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 […]

/ March 27, 2019


Broadcasting live from Ballard’s Mox Boarding House

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PLACE: Mox Boarding House is a board game store and cafe founded in 2011 by two brothers. They have locations in Bellevue, Ballard and plan to open in Portland soon. Mox offers more than 600 games for people to play in the store. THE STORY: When you meet Michael Tessier, the […]

/ March 26, 2019


Meet the guy who runs Ballard’s boat elevator

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: Larry Meyer, lockmaster of the Ballard Locks THE STORY: What do you get when you combine a fish ladder, a botanical garden, and a bunch of boats? The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks – also known as the Ballard Locks. And you can find one person at the center of it […]

/ March 19, 2019


Becoming a Ballardite in three steps

THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ballard THE PERSON: It’s true that Ballard has changed a lot over the years, but there’s one person who has probably seen the neighborhood transform more than anyone. Louis Larsen was born in 1924 and grew up five blocks from downtown Ballard. You may remember that the neighborhood was its own city before […]

/ March 15, 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 […]

/ February 28, 2019