May 2008
Table of Contents
Cover Story
JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE who inhabit them, neighborhoods and towns have personalities. Some are flamboyant and boisterous. Others are laid back and introverted. Our profiles of 15 Seattle and suburban enclaves celebrate communities that thrive in their own unique ways. But they’re hardly alone. Each and every neighborhood in the greater metropolitan area has qualities—low crime, acres of parks,...
Features
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WHILE THE HOUSING MARKET tumbles in the rest of the country, Seattle’s holding its ground. Home prices are softer, but not plummeting, and that’s good news for a market gone crazy in the last few years. Condos and townhomes keep popping up in...
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A child of the suburbs finds herself priced out of posh Seattle and lands in lowly Lynnwood—expecting the same sort of white-bread wasteland she left behind.
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When Tess Gallagher, the widow of acclaimed Northwest writer Raymond Carver, planned to publish early drafts of her late husband’s beloved short stories, the outcry from the New York publishing establishment was loud and rancorous. What was she...
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45 ways to hit the deck—and the dock, the courtyard, and the sidewalk just in time for outdoor dining season.
Our Neighborhoods, Ourselves
Letters to Seattle Met
How Seattle and the shock of slave labor gave birth to Theo Chocolate.
45 ways to hit the deck—and the dock, the courtyard, and the sidewalk just in time for outdoor dining season.
WHEN YOU ALREADY OWN an outfit called Pig Iron Bar-B-Q, can a sister operation called Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack be far behind? It certainly isn’t far away (located just one door south of the Pig in Georgetown) or far afield, slinging a...
THERE ARE IMPORTANT LESSONS to be learned at Zayda Buddy’s, the new Ballard hot spot from the Top Pot people that specializes in square-cut pizza and other curiosities of Midwestern cuisine. Like the fact that approximately seven out of 10...
PAUL ALLEN LOVES HIS TOYS. And like the full-grown kid next door that he is, Paul Allen loves showing them off. Next month he’ll be flaunting some of his coolest stuff—World War I and II aircraft. The Flying Heritage Collection, a permanent...
Two hundred and forty words about Amy Walker’s two and a half minutes of fame.
Dr. Demento’s reign of syndicated radio terror started in Seattle.
The daughter of champions learns to row her own race.
When Tess Gallagher, the widow of acclaimed Northwest writer Raymond Carver, planned to publish early drafts of her late husband’s beloved short stories, the outcry from the New York publishing establishment was loud and rancorous. What was she...
I’m obsessed with the question of whether what we do matters,” confesses local playwright Paul Mullin. “I haven’t come down on it one way or the other. But I think you’ve got to ask the question before you can answer it.” He’s found an...
Go exotic, go quixotic, go all-the-rage, or go fair-trade, just be sure you go to these five globally sourced gift shops next time you’re feeling generous.
It's May Day every day, as new flower-power patterns blossom around town.
Questions for Terri Morgan, founder and director TCM Models and Talent.
This ain’t your granddad’s Spokane.
Spot shrimping in Hood Canal isn’t glamorous, but there’s nothing like trapping your own dinner.
Trolley backers claim more streetcars will convert transit haters and spur development. But buses are cheaper, and Seattleites are already flocking to them.
Erstwhile pharmacists mix it up in Walla Walla’s vineyards. 
When a Capitol Hill family needed room to grow, they didn’t look far. 
Attracting pollinators to your garden bears fruit come fall.
Cohousing projects bring residents together, brisk resales.
WHILE THE HOUSING MARKET tumbles in the rest of the country, Seattle’s holding its ground. Home prices are softer, but not plummeting, and that’s good news for a market gone crazy in the last few years. Condos and townhomes keep popping up in...
JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE who inhabit them, neighborhoods and towns have personalities. Some are flamboyant and boisterous. Others are laid back and introverted. Our profiles of 15 Seattle and suburban enclaves celebrate communities that thrive in...
A child of the suburbs finds herself priced out of posh Seattle and lands in lowly Lynnwood—expecting the same sort of white-bread wasteland she left behind.