Retro Rager

40 Years Ago, Boeing Threw a Party for the Record Books

Will the first person back in Seattle pick up 2,000 pounds of glitter?

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Beyond Canapes

Consider the Caterers: When Party Food Goes Pro

Outsourcing the food is a no-brainer, but where to order the platter is not.

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

Party Practitioners

Caterer Extraordinaire Lisa Dupar Can Make That Happen

Elaborate themes? Far-flung family recipes? It takes more than that to faze the region’s longtime catering pro.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Good-Time Titans

Seattle's Crazy Party Central Is...Canlis?

How the fine dining restaurant puts together such epic parties.

08/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Book It

Seattle's Best Private Rooms for Primo Parties

Bypass the beige banquet hall and get down in one of these private spaces.

08/20/2019 By Jaime Archer and Allecia Vermillion

Party Practitioners

Sizzle the Clown Makes Joy Take Shape

These balloon creations give “twisted fantasies” a wholesome new meaning.

08/20/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Cover Story

Party Time, Excellent: The Ultimate Guide to Entertaining in Seattle

Let the good times roll—a guide to the ice luges, catering choices, and personality-packed private rooms that will ensure your celebration is a total blast.

08/20/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Taylor Castle

Shade Index

7 Very Seattle Reasons I Can’t Come to Your Party

Let's get this no-show on the road.

08/20/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Explainer

Seattle Spends More Money on Takeout Than Any Other U.S. City

As far as food movements go, we’ve nailed farm-to-table and we’re leading the way in app-to-table dining, too.

08/20/2019 By Sam Jones

Snap Judgment

Would You Actually Ride an E-Scooter?

This fall, the city will start accepting permit applications for electric scooter companies.

08/20/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Space Jam

Jeff Bezos Dreams of Space Travel and Life on the Moon

Fifty years after the U.S. first landed on the moon, can the Amazon founder get us back there—for good?

08/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

Newsmakers

Perfect Party September 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

08/20/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Politicks

A Trump Countdown Clock Ticks in Leschi

A few Seattleites have been marking the days until Trump’s potential exit since day one.

08/20/2019 By Lindsay Cohen

Parcel Plot

Welcome to Interbay, a Land in Limbo

The industrial neighborhood has so much potential in the midst of a "will they, won’t they" development debate.

08/20/2019 By Rosin Saez

Quote Unquote

Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Director Aaron Smith Is Rewriting the Menu

“To walk into that cafeteria and be greeted with a smile…that could make a world of a difference.”

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens September 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online.

08/20/2019

Feature

In the Straits: An Inmate Turned Millionaire Turned Lone Survivor

He was a convicted felon who found a niche in Seattle’s construction boom. Then a fatal boating accident came for Michael Powers’s fairy-tale ending.

08/19/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Our Queen

Seattle Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe Just Scored Her First Book Deal

The World Cup champion and Reign FC midfielder is writing not one, but two books.

07/26/2019 By Lily Hansen

Explainer

The Seattle Public Library Has a Long, Illustrious History

(Practically) everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our bookish institution—including the levy on your ballot.

07/23/2019 By Jaime Archer

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens August 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online.

07/23/2019