Neighborhoods

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

After 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 software engineer to full-time entrepreneur, food-truck fixer, and empanada chef. It’s been a wild ride, but the Caamano family’s recipes for Rocky’s empanadas have become […]

/ April 29, 2019


Bothell’s queen and king of fresh produce

Karin 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 Nursery, which has stocked fresh produce and grocery items from across the region for over 80 years. In fact, it just might be the oldest continuously operating business […]

/ 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


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