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I'm Old Here

What Does It Take to Become a Seattle Native?

Few cities maintain such a fierce demarcation between its citizens who arrived and its citizens who belong.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/31/2015

Cover Story

I’m New Here: A User’s Guide to the Emerald City

Unpacking the myths and truths—politics, weather, traffic, food, legal pot—of Seattle for newcomers and longtimers alike. Plus, tales of arrival from an Amazon employee, an Ethiopian refugee, and Sasha Mehdi, age one.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 08/21/2015

I'm New Here

Debunking a Few Seattle Myths

Is everyone a die-hard liberal? And what about that "Seattle Freeze" thing?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/21/2015

I'm New Here

A Crib Sheet for Seattle Politics

Some cocktail party conversation starters, if you will.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 08/21/2015

I'm New Here

The 30-Second Intro to Legal Marijuana

You know it's legal. Now what?

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

How to Be Carless in Seattle

Car and bike shares, public transit, and—gasp—jaywalking around town.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

Guyo Dreams of Driving

For African refugee Fatumo Guyo, Seattle is a blur of graveyard shifts and a better life.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

The Seattle Process

We do things slow here.

  • By Hanna Brooks Olsen
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

How to Pronounce Puyallup

Pronouncing this and other local place names, including one that rhymes with “cocaine.”

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

Seattle Weather 101

Guess what? We don't actually get that much rain.

  • By David Laskin
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

A Miller, a Madame, and the Birth of Seattle

It’s kind of a cute story.

  • By Joseph Laney and Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/20/2015

I'm New Here

She's *Really* New Here

Meet Sasha Medhi, face of Seattle’s future.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/19/2015

Behind The Scenes

How We Got That Shot: Michael Bennett

A behind the scenes peek at our photo shoot with the Seahawks defensive end.

  • Published 08/14/2015

Quote Unquote

The Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Tells It Like It Is

"I hit him and I was like, 'Hey, Peyton! I hate your commercials!' Aaron Rodgers, same thing. He portrays himself like he’s a normal guy, but he’s supercocky."

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 08/14/2015

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