Beautiful Day

The New Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

From real estate predictions to Nextdoor goodness to a millennial who actually bought a house.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne with Benjamin Cassidy, Darren Davis, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Top Stories

Feature

What Pitted Seattle’s Glass?

In the spring of 1954 car owners noticed small divots on their windshields. Then things got weird.

04/08/2020 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Miko Maciaszek

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

BETWEEN TWO EQUINOXES

Seattle Spring Fashion Is Anything but Binary

Fashion is fluid in a season that refuses to be defined.

04/08/2020 Styled by Annaliz Salvador Edited by Zoe Sayler Photography by AJ Ragasa

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Sax Sells

Is Kenny G Seattle’s Most Indicative Musician?

Wait… Hear me out.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Squad Goals

Why the Sounders’ Global Roster Embraces Seattle

The team's bevy of international players have found plenty of reason to feel at home in this city of transplants.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

Eat & Drink

Modern Matzo

Schmaltzy’s Is Deli, with Chutzpah

Jonny Silverberg delivers, and departs from, traditional Jewish fare at his new spot in Fremont.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

THE CHAMPAGNE OF BONGS

The Chambong Makes Drinking Fun Again

Seattle can get pretty academic about alcohol. This champagne glass reminds us to party.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Review

Rupee Bar Gives Seattle a Rare Entry Point to Sri Lankan Flavors

Latin-toned Manolin spun off this spicy den of cocktails and bar snacks in Ballard. Even more unexpected—it's crazy good.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

To All the Homes I’ve Loved Before

Trying to move in, one letter at a time.

04/08/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Health & Wellness

First Person, Last Word

I Turned to Doula Work as an Alternative Form of Resistance

Burnt out with protesting in the streets, I discovered how to sustain myself while making change.

04/08/2020 By Jordan Alam

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

A Seattle Houseboat's Custom Wallpaper Turns Marine Life Into Art

Kate Blairstone, she of the State Hotel's memorable wall coverings, created a stylized kelp forest for real estate maven Liz Dunn.

04/08/2020 By Karin Vandraiss

Overzealous Zestimates

Zillow and Redfin's Guesswork Has Changed How We See Prices

We can see the price of everything, but estimates can be deceiving.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Seeking Purchase

Flyhomes Fronts Homebuyers the Cash

The Seattle startup aims to let nearly anyone submit liquid bids.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Avocado Toast And All

I, a Millennial, Bought a House

It is possible. And I don’t even work in tech.

04/08/2020 By Darren Davis

How We Buy

Are Offer Letters a Savvy Real Estate Move or Discrimination?

Buyers are writing personalized letters to boost their home bids to the top of the pile. But we should worry about the illegal implications.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams

Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Kindly Proximity

The Actual Best of Nextdoor

The neighborly social network isn’t all NIMBY anxiety and passive-aggressive jabs about unmowed lawns.

04/08/2020 By Zoe Sayler

You Live Where?

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Dull By Design

If New Construction Looked Better, Might We Resist It Less?

You know the buildings: mixed-use cubes with flat windows and colored panels...

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Mapped

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

From Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Slow Train

Can Rainier Beach Develop Without Displacing Its Residents?

After getting light rail 10 years ago, Rainier Beach hasn’t seen major development. But that’s changing—hopefully for the better.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Beautiful Day

The New Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

From real estate predictions to Nextdoor goodness to a millennial who actually bought a house.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne with Benjamin Cassidy, Darren Davis, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

News & City Life

Quote Unquote

Raquel Montoya-Lewis Is Ready for the State Supreme Court

“You either have to be a very decisive person or you have to be someone who can act like you are.”

04/09/2020 By Allison Williams

Feature

What Pitted Seattle’s Glass?

In the spring of 1954 car owners noticed small divots on their windshields. Then things got weird.

04/08/2020 By James Ross Gardner Illustrations by Miko Maciaszek

Perfect Party

The Most Interesting People in Seattle This April

In a world without the novel coronavirus, we would have liked to gather these folks.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Climate Conscious

Flight Shame Gains Ground in Seattle

A Swedish concept has taken root among the city's most environmentally aware. But will it change others' travel plans?

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Startup Society

How a New Program Helps Seattle’s Big-Tech Workers Become Founders

Venture Out allows Amazonians and others to develop their company ideas without ditching their day jobs.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Snap Judgment

Should Washingtonians Be Able to Grow Their Own?

Three locals’ quick hits on whether the state that pioneered recreational weed should finally hop on the home-grow bandwagon.

04/08/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Explainer

How Washington Survives Without a State Income Tax

Unlike other states, we only file one set of taxes come spring—so what fills Washington’s coffers?

04/08/2020 By Nicole Pasia

Style & Shopping

BETWEEN TWO EQUINOXES

Seattle Spring Fashion Is Anything but Binary

Fashion is fluid in a season that refuses to be defined.

04/08/2020 Styled by Annaliz Salvador Edited by Zoe Sayler Photography by AJ Ragasa

Travel & Outdoors

Basalt and Pepper

Ellensburg is the Center of the Earth (Or Washington, At Least)

The geologic wonderland of Central Washington finally gets a rock solid restaurant—and a friendly guide to the world famous landscape.

04/08/2020 By Allison Williams