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A Guide to Washington Wine Country

Walla Walla and Woodinville are this state’s east and west wine hubs. Both can provide much-needed escape right now.

By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams Photography by Brandon Hill

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Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Doing Good, Doing Better

What Do More Equitable Arts Nonprofits Look Like?

Controversy and big change at local organizations has the nonprofit sector imagining a better future.

10/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Lit Fall

11 Localish Books to Read This Autumn

From Megan Rapinoe's new memoir to an anthology of local writers meditating on Covid-19.

10/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

How Will Climate Pledge Arena Live Up to Its (Boring) Name?

They don’t net any goals for an original moniker, but the partners behind the city’s new green dome will get plenty creative to nullify its carbon emissions.

10/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

On View

Two New Documentaries Investigate Our Troubled Prison System

Both screen as part of the Social Justice Film Festival this week.

09/30/2020 By Stefan Milne

Eat & Drink

Roaming Palate

3 Yakima Valley Wines to Find Now

Washington’s first federally approved wine region always produces excellent wines.

10/13/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Woodinville's 25 Best Wineries

The epicenter of western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

10/09/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fresh Faces

4 New Walla Walla Wineries Worth Your While

Standard marketing avenues vanished this year. But don’t let that keep you from up-and-coming producers.

10/02/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Obsession

Takeout Cocktails Were Cool—Now Let’s Commit to Relaxed Drinking Laws

God help us if this boozy slushie melts on the way home.

10/02/2020 By Zoe Sayler

#HellaRice

Herschell Taghap’s Kinda-Sorta Chicken Piccata Recipe

An Italian classic, remade with Sichuan peppercorns.

09/29/2020 By Herschell Taghap Photography by Herschell Taghap

Withstand and Deliver

How Three Seattle Restaurants Reinvented Delivery

Their survival—and our dining future—just might hinge on bringing dinner to your door. Here’s how three local spots are making that work.

09/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Dining Guide

A Field Guide to Seattle Bagels

Griping about our city’s bagel scene is officially passe.

08/13/2020 By Adam H. Callaghan and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

Health & Wellness

Feature

A Navy Vet's Miraculous, Indefinite Recovery from Covid-19

Following multiple brushes with death and a monthslong hospital stay, an Oak Harbor man returned home. But his rehabilitation continues.

09/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Carson Artac

Pandemic Hacker

How Bill Gates Became Our Covid-19 Oracle

After taking another step back from Microsoft, our original tech titan uploaded his global health mission to the national consciousness.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Home & Real Estate

Enclaves

How Beacon Hill's Center Is Shifting

El Centro de la Raza and its surrounds remain a cultural mosaic. But the civil rights organization’s expansion to Federal Way signals a familiar change.

09/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Habitat

Live the Tiny Home Dream in Your Own Backyard

A Madison Valley couple relocates without leaving their property.

09/01/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

GO GREEN

13 Seattle Plant Shops for Growing an Urban Oasis

From West Seattle to Bellevue.

07/22/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

News & City Life

Photo Essay

SoDo's Duwamish River Is Visibly Healing

Labeled one of the most toxic sites in the U.S., two decades of clean-up have the river doing better.

10/21/2020 Photography by David Ryder By Stefan Milne

First Person, Last Word

The Art of Living in the Rain

How my East Coast family learned to love this soggy city through my eyes.

10/20/2020 By Alex Pemoulié

Quote Unquote

Omari Salisbury Bears Witness to Seattle’s Season of Protest

“Time and time and time again, the journalist hat came off.”

09/29/2020 By Allison Williams

Forget Frogger

A New Game Allows You to Redesign Seattle Streets

But can it help direct the future of Seattle transit and traffic?

09/28/2020 By Sophia Gates

Group Chat

How Can Seattle Schools Work Toward Racial Equity?

Systemic change requires an overhaul, not a quick fix. But three education experts offer some improvements they’d like to see in the meantime.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

The Shooting of John T. Williams, 10 Years Later

A decade ago, a Seattle police officer killed Rick Williams's brother, a celebrated Native woodcarver. Nothing will ever be the same for Rick—or the city he ...

08/26/2020 By James Ross Gardner Photography by Lindsey Wasson

Style & Shopping

PPM PPE

10 Pike Place Masks for a Market-Fresh 2020

Local crafters now count face coverings among their wares.

10/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

CELESTIAL HOMEBODIES

Seattle Fall Fashion 2020: Dress Up to Hunker Down

There's never been a better time to celebrate (and interrogate) fashion.

10/05/2020 Photography by Elizabeth Rudge Styled by Adria Garcia and Castle Cooke Edited by Zoe Sayler

Travel & Outdoors

Crossroads

Woodinville Wine Is Once Again in Flux

Given over to warehouses and agriculture, the town has always been an odd place to host a wine tasting hub. A few new projects show that’s changing.

10/21/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fall Report

Northwest Travel 2020: Where to Go, What to Know

Cruises and festivals are canceled—but there's still plenty to do, from a DIY take on Oktoberfest to a buffet road trip.

10/19/2020 By Allison Williams

Oeno Files

A Guide to Washington Wine Country

Walla Walla and Woodinville are this state’s east and west wine hubs. Both can provide much-needed escape right now.

10/13/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams Photography by Brandon Hill

EAT / PLAY / STAY

Complete Guide to Visiting Woodinville

Where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Seattle’s next-door wine-tasting enclave.

10/08/2020 By Allison Williams

B-N-B Redux

Airbnb Has Been a Rollercoaster Through the Pandemic

If private rentals are the new standard vacation, certain owners are making bank—but not everyone’s coming out on top.

10/06/2020 By Allison Williams

EAT / PLAY / STAY

Complete Guide to Visiting Walla Walla

Where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Washington’s world-class wine country.

10/02/2020 By Allison Williams

Oeno Files

Walla Walla's 48 Best Wineries, Mapped

The heart of Washington wine country has no shortage of producers. Here, in no particular order, are the ones to seek out.

10/02/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan Illustrations by Mike Holm

Hotel Horde

15 Hotels for a Seattle Staycation

You need a vacation, and a great—and safe—one is closer than you think.

08/28/2020 By Allison Williams