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Best of the City

The Very Best of Seattle Summer 2017

Your guide to everything our city has to offer during these glorious, light-filled months.

06/11/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

Galaxy Quests

A Stargazer’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky, including how to view August’s historic solar eclipse.

06/11/2017 By Allison Williams

Profile

Michael Foster Is Defiant

The Seattle climate activist who turned off the North Dakota Keystone Pipeline gave up his livelihood, his family, and quite possibly—after the upcoming trial—his next two decades of freedom. What drives someone to risk it all?

06/05/2017 By Kathryn Robinson Photography by Mike Kane

Seattle Summer

Flavor Hunters: Salt and Straw’s Seattle Ice Cream Takeover

Can Portland’s favorite frozen treat purveyor translate its mix of geekery and wide-roaming creativity to Seattle?

06/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: July 2017

Take scissors to art in Cut Up/Cut Out, feel lovesick over a Jane Austen musical, and dance with dragons in the International District.

06/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Summer Arts 2017

Seattle's Must-See, Must-Do Events This Summer

Fun in the sun (and occasionally inside too).

06/14/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Shade Index

The 7 People You See at Seattle Music Festivals

Keep an eye out for these local wonders in their natural habitat this season.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

The Very Best of Seattle Summer 2017

Your guide to everything our city has to offer during these glorious, light-filled months.

06/11/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Eat & Drink

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: July 2017

This month’s favorites: a taco oasis, thoughtful broccoli, and memorably great bar fries.

06/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

At Iconiq, Respect the Unexpected

The new French-Japanese Mount Baker restaurant strikes a tricky balance between ambitious dining and the sort of casual neighborhood hang Seattle so enjoys.

06/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Cold Stunners

The Best of Seattle Ice Cream 2017

Vanilla? Not so much. Meet Seattle’s colorful new ice cream crop.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Olivia Brent

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Summer of Totality

Here comes the sun—and the eclipse.

06/12/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Seattle Summer

Backyard Inspiration: 4 Gorgeous Pacific Northwest Patios

These outdoor spaces will inspire you to host a patio soiree, cultivate a vegetable garden, and take every meal outside this summer.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

Neighborhoods

Property Developers Are Starting to Eye the International District

Will an onslaught of development overrun one of Seattle’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods?

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

A Waiting Game

Meet the Immigrant Choosing Prison Over Deportation

Erasto Merino Najera fears returning to Mexico will cost him his life.

06/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

The Debate Over Housing at Discovery Park

Magnolia neighborhood residents successfully sued when the city tried to acquire 34 acres of U.S. Army land abutting Discovery Park for affordable housing. Now council members have inked a five-year lease on the space.

06/12/2017 By Liz Weber

Meet the Neighbors

Amazon Invites a Homeless Shelter Inside Its South Lake Union Campus

Mary’s Place gets an unprecedented gift: six floors of a brand-new office building, next door to tech offices.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Explainer

Demise of the Seattle Traffic Jam?

Earlier this year, the Seattle Department of Transportation will introduced SCOOT, software designed to ease traffic tensions. Will it deliver us from gridlock?

06/12/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Fleet View

The USS 'Turner Joy' Visits Seattle

An important piece of American military history is hanging out in Lake Union.

06/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

When Bertha Broke Ground

It's Been 91 Years Since Seattle's First (and Only) Female Mayor

That could change come November. But why has it taken so long?

06/09/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle Summer

Flavor Hunters: Salt and Straw’s Seattle Ice Cream Takeover

Can Portland’s favorite frozen treat purveyor translate its mix of geekery and wide-roaming creativity to Seattle?

06/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Profile

Michael Foster Is Defiant

The Seattle climate activist who turned off the North Dakota Keystone Pipeline gave up his livelihood, his family, and quite possibly—after the upcoming trial—his next two decades of freedom. What drives someone to risk it all?

06/05/2017 By Kathryn Robinson Photography by Mike Kane

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Our Favorite Shoes for Seattle Summer 2017

There’s nothing pedestrian about this footwear. Slip into something new and just for you, like off-white high-tops, suede slip-ons, and blush sneaks.

06/12/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Stargazer's Guide

Ain't No Party Like a Table Mountain Star Party

This one goes all night long. (How could it not?)

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Are We All Gonna Die?

A Guide to August's Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Be ready: It's the first in the continental U.S. since 1979, and won't occur again until 2024.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

'Tis the Season

10 Quintessentially Summer Things to Do in Seattle

Between outdoor shows and weekend trips, make time for the city’s most elemental summer pursuits.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Galaxy Quests

A Stargazer’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Everything you need to know about what’s up in the sky, including how to view August’s historic solar eclipse.

06/11/2017 By Allison Williams