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Editor's Note: Persistence and Progress

Editor’s Note: Persistence and Progress

Women share their perspective on equity and equality

During a recent appearance on entrepreneur Rachel Horgan’s new podcast, The Weekly, she jokingly told me something that caught me completely off-guard…

sheringham culinary hotspot contest

sheringham culinary hotspot contest

Got to Get to California

Got to Get to California

The state’s stunning beauty is on full display in these pastoral midsize cities

Just like the 1987 Seattle Supersonics, California has a Big Three. Xavier McDaniel, the “X-Man,” is Los Angeles, flashy and often spectacular…

Iconic Idaho | Sponsored

Iconic Idaho | Sponsored

Experience the best of the state in north central destinations Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley

Visit a place where you can discover reverting natural and human history, breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventure, and exemplary Northwest food and drink in Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley. Moscow Moscow is a vibrant college town with a palpable vibe. The downtown area is brimming with boutique shopping and eclectic dining options that showcase…

Seattle's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings 

Seattle’s Most Exciting Restaurant Openings 

Check out these four new restaurants as the weather heats up

As Seattle warms up to summer weather, so too does the restaurant scene, with a bunch of exciting restaurant openings this month and next — some already in soft opening and waiting for you to come sample creative Vietnamese food and crunch through Lebanese tacos. Lupe’s Situ Tacos Opening mid-May A pandemic pop-up that spent…

New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

Central Washington community opens tasting room, amenities

As spring nudges temperatures higher, Central Washington’s blooming landscape and the glistening waters of the Columbia River beckon sunseekers and recreation lovers east of the mountains. In Crescent Bar, it’s the most anticipated season as powerboats arise from their winter slumber and families take stock of their swimwear and pool floats. For those considering purchasing…

Hoppy and Happy

Hoppy and Happy

Seattle Beer Week returns for its 15th year

I was enjoying a pint at my favorite Ballard brewery when I noticed the advertising flyer for the upcoming Seattle Beer Week. 

Renewal at the Farm Table

Renewal at the Farm Table

Enjoy spring's bounty at these Pacific Northwest farm-to-table restaurants

In the Pacific Northwest, spring brings the early beginnings of new life. It is a fleeting yet fruitful season as the long, damp winters of the Northwest slowly warm up and dry out, yet embody the misty, lush terrain characteristic of the region. Greens begin to grow, halibut and salmon return to the rivers, lamb graze on fresh grass, and flowers bloom in abundance. This also means innovation in kitchen. 

Up-N-Down For In-N-Out?

Up-N-Down For In-N-Out?

Would you drive to Ridgefield for this exalted burger?

I was at my favorite burger spot last weekend (more on that later) when the subject of In-N-Out Burger inevitably came up. You’re a rock-residing recluse if you haven’t heard that the ridiculously popular burger joint is considering opening its first location in Washington state.

‘The Lunchbox’

‘The Lunchbox’

Luke Kolpin brings a sense of experimentation and whimsy to his work at Cedar + Elm

Would you try salted caramel ice cream with hints of mushroom? How about pumpkin with a drizzle of seaweed oil? Chef Luke Kolpin, head chef at Cedar + Elm, located within The Lodge at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, hopes you’ll give some unexpected flavor combos a try.

Photo courtesy of The Lodge at St. Edward Park

UW President: ‘A Range of Opinions’ on Encampment Deal

UW President: ‘A Range of Opinions’ on Encampment Deal

Ana Mari Cauce: ‘Some people are upset’

Some praised University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce for brokering a deal Friday to end the pro-Palestinian encampment on the UW campus. Others thought the university gave up too much. Many students said it wasn’t a “real win,” and vowed to continue advocating for change…

Publisher's Note: Defining Success, Defying the Odds

Publisher’s Note: Defining Success, Defying the Odds

A celebration of Seattle's "trailblazing" women

At the time of this issue’s newsstand date, the newest season of Jean Smart’s Hacks will be making its much anticipated season 3 debut on HBO Max. With a hilarious “odd couple” dynamic between a young Gen Z comedy writer and a legendary standup comedian…

Johnny Huynh: Mechanical Engineering Student and The Voice of a New Generation

Johnny Huynh: Mechanical Engineering Student and The Voice of a New Generation

From a SpaceX internship to budding musical powerhouse

Known for posting impassioned pop covers in moody public garages, Huynh’s husky powerhouse vocals have garnered him a staggering 7 million social media followers across TikTok and Instagram, and a freshly inked deal with Columbia Records, all in a mere 10 months. 

Must List: 5 Fun Things to Do in Seattle This Week

Must List: 5 Fun Things to Do in Seattle This Week

Belle and Sebastian, Sheng Wang, and Miranda July

New in the office this week is our summer intern, Carly Dykes. She’s studying journalism at the University of Washington and already brings a burst of energy to the team…

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Trailblazing Women: Leadership, Resilience, Adaptability

Trailblazing Women: Leadership, Resilience, Adaptability

Our newest issue highlights the amazing women working to make Seattle a better place

The new May/June issue of Seattle magazine is out now! Read the stories of a dozen remarkable women who are shaping our community. Grab your copy today and get inspired.

Melinda French Gates to Resign from Gates Foundation

Melinda French Gates to Resign from Gates Foundation

Her last day will be June 7

French Gates announced her departure in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. She said it was “not a decision I came to lightly.” Her resignation takes effect June 7.

Washington Nurses Rank No. 1

Washington Nurses Rank No. 1

During National Nurses Week, it’s time to recognize those who hold our health care system together

National Nurses week began yesterday, and it turns out that Washington state is the best place to work as a nurse in the United States. A study by personal finance website WalletHub analyzed 20 metrics, including job openings, nurses per capita, salary, and the quality of nursing homes.

The Region's Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

The Region’s Best Mexican Food is in a Snohomish County Parking Lot 

Hidden Gems Weekend Market is again open for business

Among the 20 aisles of some 300 vendors selling everything from Native American beadwork to the classic flea market assortments of knickknacks and hardware, sits the Northwest’s biggest and best assortment of regional Mexican cuisine, street foods, and snacks.

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Find out where to go and what to bring

In the spring, our thoughts naturally drift to summer adventures. Looking for inspiration for your next trip? We’ve gathered the latest trends, top destinations, and insights from popular social media travel influencers for summer 2024.

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Top Travel Trends and Destinations for Summer 2024

Find out where to go and what to bring

In the spring, our thoughts naturally drift to summer adventures. Looking for inspiration for your next trip? We’ve gathered the latest trends, top destinations, and insights from popular social media travel influencers for summer 2024.

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Leapfrog around these gorgeous Salish Sea islands

Few places boast islands as spectacular as those of the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. Our islands are majestic, mystical, stunning, and worldrenowned, offering some of the country’s best boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.

‘10 Things I Hate About You' Turns 25 

‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Turns 25 

Tour 10 locations from the iconic '90s movie filmed in Seattle and Tacoma

Released 25 years ago in 1999, 10 Things I Hate About You perfectly encapsulates the ’90s and stands out as an excellent adaptation of Shakespeare. It’s Heath Ledger’s American debut and a travel postcard from Seattle and Tacoma to the world. So, get those cameras ready and crank up Letters to Cleo — let’s hit the town with Kat Stratford and Patrick Verona.

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Hidden Washington: The Other Vancouver

Explore rich history and vibrant scenery on the north bank of the Columbia River 

The English explorer George Vancouver and his associates embarked on a naming spree in the Pacific Northwest unlike any seen before. In his fantastic book…

A New York State of Mind

A New York State of Mind

The Big Apple is a feast for the senses

I love the Northwest, but there’s no place like New York City. Recently, I was there for some meetings. As I walked from one neighborhood to another, taking in the intellectual stimulation and people-watching, I understood the importance of adopting a New York State of Mind, at least occasionally. Let me explain. To begin, all…

A Marital Pump Fake

A Marital Pump Fake

An excruciating week teaches a valuable lesson

The proposal went as planned.
My girlfriend thought we were headed to Place Pigalle for dinner, and we were, but only after we’d stopped by The Inn at the Market. I told her I’d heard there was a view from the roof, a ruse so I could lead her to the hotel room she didn’t know I’d reserved.

16 Local Gifts for a Seattle Mother's Day

16 Local Gifts for a Seattle Mother’s Day

A funny candle, a meaningful necklace, and the best sundae in town

Let’s talk about Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday that can feel a tad complex. Maybe you’re planning to spoil your mom with a spa day, or maybe you’re finding ways to honor her memory or handle some tricky emotions. No matter how you choose to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some fun and local gift ideas.

Can You Correctly Pronounce ‘Croissant?’ How about ‘Tzatziki?’

Can You Correctly Pronounce ‘Croissant?’ How about ‘Tzatziki?’

The 30 most mispronounced foods contain some head-scratchers

Researchers compiled a list of most popular foods and analyzed the number of Google searches for each, combined with terms like “how to pronounce food,” “food pronunciation,” and “how to say food.”
“Croissant” is far and away the winner. Personally, I’ve been mispronouncing the French puff pastry for years. The correct pronunciation is…

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Explore the insights of civic thought leader Rebecca Lovell as she discusses the importance of the Pacific Northwest region and its exciting opportunities.

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara planned to retire when he left Seattle nonprofit radio station KEXP after two stints totaling 34 years. That didn’t last long. In August 2022, Mara accepted the CEO job at the Seattle International Film Festival. Here, he and longtime Artistic Director Beth Barrett discuss how SIFF became one of the largest film festivals in the world, and what’s in store as the festival celebrates 50 years. This year’s festival runs from May 9-19 at SIFF’s four venues across the city, including the venerable SIFF Cinema Downtown (formerly known as The Cinerama).

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Attorney Anne Bremner looks back on her colorful courtroom career and her life in front of the camera

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Michelle Li lives and works in St. Louis now, but the former KING-5 broadcaster will always consider Seattle a second home.

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New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

New Luxury Homes at Crescent Ridge | Sponsored

Central Washington community opens tasting room, amenities

As spring nudges temperatures higher, Central Washington’s blooming landscape and the glistening waters of the Columbia River beckon sunseekers and recreation lovers east of the mountains. In Crescent Bar, it’s the most anticipated season as powerboats arise from their winter slumber and families take stock of their swimwear and pool floats. For those considering purchasing…

sheringham culinary hotspot contest

sheringham culinary hotspot contest

Iconic Idaho | Sponsored

Iconic Idaho | Sponsored

Experience the best of the state in north central destinations Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley

Visit a place where you can discover reverting natural and human history, breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventure, and exemplary Northwest food and drink in Moscow and the Lewis Clark Valley. Moscow Moscow is a vibrant college town with a palpable vibe. The downtown area is brimming with boutique shopping and eclectic dining options that showcase…

Uncommon Thinkers: Sam Cho

Uncommon Thinkers: Sam Cho

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Mayor. Commissioner, Port of Seattle

Not many can say they were elected to public office before the age of 30. Fewer can still say that, by the time they did so, they’d founded and sold a business.
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