Hidden Seattle

Secret bars, underground bookstores, lost time capsules: There’s so much more to Seattle than meets the eye.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens: March 2018

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be featured!)


Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Hidden Seattle

Little-Known Facts About Seattle Landmarks

You know the lore. Here are some more obscure tidbits about our best-known icons.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Great History Heist

Does the Seattle Underground Tour Bury the Real Story?

Pioneer Square's most famous tour tells saucy tales of our early days—but some worry its history is a little one-dimensional.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hidden Seattle

The Case of Capitol Hill's Mystery Soda Machine

And more tales of things hiding in plain sight.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams and Hayat Norimine

Hidden Seattle

These Shops and Restaurants Are Out of Sight—Literally

Look up. Or beneath your feet—maybe down that alley? These bars, boutiques, and arts spaces aren’t immediately visible from the street.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Elements of Style

Meet Femail, a Fashion Operation Powered by the Postal Service

Two women. A long-distance friendship. What could possibly go right?

02/27/2018 By Rosin Saez

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

Snap Judgment

How Should Washington Spend Its Volkswagen Settlement Money?

The automaker owes the state $112.7 million for violating the Clean Air Act with cars that cheated emissions tests. While the Department of Ecology sketches a spending plan, locals weigh in on what we should buy.

02/27/2018 Photography by Trevor Keaton Pogue

Fists of Fury

Self-Defense Classes Work. Where Do They Fit in the Age of #MeToo?

Studies—and two very tough Seattle women—have proven that martial-arts-based self-defense moves are effective.

02/27/2018 By Karin Vandraiss Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio


The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams


Native American Lit Leader Warns of Allegations Coming Against Sherman Alexie

The prominent Native literary figure seems to be the next man to face a wave of sexual harassment allegations.

02/26/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Opening Alert

A Japanese Kaiseki Restaurant Is Coming to the Denny Regrade

Chef Hiro Tawara, whose resume includes Shiro's Sushi and Sushi Kappo Tamura, is opening his own restaurant, Wa'z, in March.

02/22/2018 By Rosin Saez

Murray Allegations

Murray's Former Foster Son Files a Claim Against Seattle, Says He'll Sue

The claim said city officials encouraged Murray's deflection and "did nothing to stop his abuse of power."

02/21/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Market Forces

Joe Chocolates Makes Big Plans for Pike Place Market

A rising star of caffeine and chocolate is moving in next door to Beecher's. This could be big.

02/21/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

5 Important Takeaways from Durkan's State of the City Speech

"These crises has been years in the making and will not be fixed overnight."

02/20/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Literary Libations

5 Bars Perfect for Reading

Hit these spots to combine two of Seattle's favorite pursuits: books and booze.

02/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Olympia Dispatch

State Won't Eliminate the Statute of Limitations on Adult Rape

The substitute bill approved by the Senate committee would eliminate the statute for only first-degree child rape and child molestation.

02/19/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Murray Allegations

Delvonn Heckard, Man Who Accused Murray of Abuse, Found Dead

Heckard was found dead in an Auburn motel, The Seattle Times reported.

02/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine