We Heart Allergies

Seattle's Top Spring Activities

From flower festivals to the arrival of baseball and soccer to our inevitable spring rain.

03/20/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


Beside the Pointe: How PNB Navigates Parenthood and Ballet

A raw Instagram post by former Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Leah Merchant resonated with many. But the full story was more complicated.

03/07/2023 By Karin Vandraiss Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Talk About a Freeze

We Heart the Big Dark: Seattle's Top Winter Activities

What are winters like in Seattle? We say fun, with the best winter activities involving lots of snow, festivities, and cozy recipes.

12/08/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Map Quest

A Road Trip through the Columbia River Gorge

When winter descends, the north side of the Oregon border sets a not-so-snowy route to Eastern Washington.

11/22/2022 By Allison Williams

Live Laugh Leaf

We Heart Fall: Seattle's Top Autumnal Activities

Entertain yourself with the best things to do in fall, from larch tree hikes and pumpkin spice to Halloween events and gourd-themed home goods.

10/04/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

Broad Strokes

The former CEO of Optiva died earlier this year. But not before revolutionizing oral hygiene.

08/23/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Made in WA

The Toys “R” Hers

Helen Malsed of Magnolia invented the Slinky Dog and Snap-Lock Beads.

08/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coming Together

A Discovery Park Peace Offering

The creation of a public park on a former military site in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood ended decades of discord.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy and Angela Cabotaje

Tally the Votes

The Historic Election Results of 1972

A third north-south highway, the Seattle Aquarium at Golden Gardens, and electric-powered streetcars were all on the ballot 50 years ago.

03/07/2022 Illustrations by Jordan Kay By Angela Cabotaje

Now Playing

Why KEXP Is Still Seattle's Indie Radio Station

Looking back at 50 years on the airwaves, 90.3FM can afford to stay weird.

03/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Occupy Beacon Hill

The Origins of El Centro de la Raza

A peaceful takeover of a vacant schoolhouse in Beacon Hill once rocked the city—and inspired future racial justice fights like CHOP decades later.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Groovy, Baby

1972: The Audacious Year That Changed Seattle

Occupied protests, consequential votes, the birth of KEXP—a legacy created 50 years ago still lingers today.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, and Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Winter Report

Northwest Travel Winter 2021–22: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla to Port Townsend, the PNW offers an abundance of winter and holiday getaways within easy driving distance of Seattle.

11/23/2021 By Allison Williams

Let's Tock Turkey

These Seattle Restaurants Offer Takeout Thanksgiving Dinner

Not into grunt work (or indoor dining)? You can still treat yourself with Thanksgiving food to-go.

11/01/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Fall Report

Northwest Travel Fall 2021: Where to Go, What to Know

From Walla Walla's Fall Release Weekend to a musical from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, chillier weather doesn't mean there's any less to do.

09/02/2021 By Allison Williams

Strange Bird

A Seattle Guide to 2020’s Weird Thanksgiving

How to cook for a small group, argue with your relatives, and give back.

10/30/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Plant-Based Plans

An Omnivore’s Guide to Eating Less Meat

Chefs and climate advocates dish on why you might and how you can reduce.

07/14/2020 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Jordan Kay


How the Basques Found a Home in Nevada

Elko, Nevada's culture and culinary scene bear the clear mark of the European ethnic group.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams


3 Montana Warm Springs Making Hot Tubs Look Bad

Montana’s best natural warm springs link leisure to landscape.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

So...This Happened

The Year in Seattle Restaurant News

From restaurant group shakeups to Shake Shack.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion