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🎁 28 Seattle-made gifts to wrap up your holiday shopping, just in time for Shop Small Saturday

“Thanks to our sponsor, Civic Commons, for making the 2021 Evergrey Gift Guide happen. Learn how to engage with your community all year long by connecting with the local org that’s driving big change in the Emerald City, from Shoreline to Sea-Tac.” Seattle is jam-packed with talented and ambitious creatives whose wares are prime for […]

/ November 23, 2021


Building community through biking

After the Atlanta spa shootings, Kae-Lin Wang craved an Asian community, so she decided to make one built on biking and food. Now the Asian Bike Club meets monthly to share ramen outside and find solace with others.

/ October 5, 2021


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 […]

/ August 13, 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 […]

/ July 31, 2019


How to get out on the water in Seattle

(📸: Mfranck/Wikimedia Commons) Seattle is an isthmus wedged between two large bodies of water: Puget Sound and Lake Washington. All that water means there is no shortage of places to launch a kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), or 9-foot-high unicorn floatie. But what if you don’t have a boat or board in your personal possession? No […]

/ July 18, 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


Four Spots to Take Your Date in Seattle

There are plenty of things to worry about when it comes to dating. Do I have something in my teeth? Did my Sid and Nancy joke come off as needy? Am I putting on a facade? Is it all just a facade?   With so many micro-moments to overanalyze, the last thing you want to […]

/ April 23, 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, […]

/ April 22, 2019


The keeper of UW’s 127-year-old telescope

LOCAL TO KNOW: Adriana Gomez-Buckley remembers the first time she got the chance to look through the University of Washington’s 127-year-old telescope. She first visited the Theodor Jacobsen Observatory the summer after she graduated high school., There, Gomez-Buckley met the head of UW’s Department of Astronomy and peered up into the starry abyss. Four years […]

/ April 15, 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