Obsession

Why Are We So Obsessed with Popups?

The limited-time shopping experiences are social media marketing gold—but don’t say they lack substance, especially in Seattle.

9:55am By Zoe Sayler

Artificial Irrelevance

Could Coders Automate Away Their Own Work?

Microsoft now has a program with code that “writes itself.” A Microsoft vice president and a University of Washington data scientist weigh in.

9:53am By Stefan Milne

Noodle Envy

The Piquant Charms of Flavor Lao Bowl

A modest storefront on Aurora Avenue delivers nam khao, sausage, and noodle bowls.

9:47am By Allecia Vermillion

FORE PLAY

Macklemore’s Golf Line Bogey Boys Makes Us Want to Hit the Fairway

The popup, which includes a vintage mall and vendors from around Seattle, hits the old Totokaelo space Saturday, September 18.

09/17/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Restaurants, Bars, and More Require Proof of Vaccination Starting October 25

Restaurants, bars, theaters, and gyms in King County will require proof of vaccination starting October 25. Until then, peruse this list of spots that already do.

09/17/2021 By Grace McGuire and Angela Cabotaje

One And Done

10 Favorite Jumpsuits and Rompers to Make Yours

From casual rompers to parachute pant jumpsuits to overalls for fall, one-and-done pieces are in this season. Luckily, Seattle has plenty.

09/17/2021 By Jenni Moore

Progress Bar

How Seattle Became the Hollywood of Video Games

A timeline of how Microsoft, Nintendo, and a fleet of talented indie developers placed Seattle at the center of the gaming industry.

09/17/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Kiki Culture

Inside Passage Is Enchantment (and Cocktails) Under the Sea

The immersive bar hidden behind Rumba serves stunning cocktails in a room inspired by the bottom of the sea.

09/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Live and Learn

Saturday Is Free Museum Day in Seattle and Beyond

Visit participating museums like MOHAI and MoPop for free this weekend, or find a free way to explore local attractions year-round.

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

City Slicker

9 Timeless Trench Coats You'll Need, Just in Time for Fall

From a classic London Fog trench coat to durable and modern options from Reformation, North Face, REI, Filson, Eddie Bauer, and local Seattle brands.

09/16/2021 By Jenni Moore

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about Rapid Covid Tests in King County

How reliable is an at-home Covid test? Where can you get one? How long does it take to get results? What's a PCR test? We've got answers.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

First-Timers Club

Never Have I Ever: Seattle Edition

Essential local experiences, attempted by our own editors for the very first time.

09/16/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Soft Pants Forever

Never Have I Ever: Underdressed for a Night Out

Why do Seattleites dress so casually, even for nights out? Our style editor discovers the reason behind the Seattle stereotype.

09/16/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Welcome to Seattle

Never Have I Ever: Summited the Space Needle

A longtime Washington resident makes his maiden voyage to Seattle's most visible landmark.

09/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Just Brew It

Never Have I Ever: Had a Cup of Coffee

The most frequent advice I received on my quest to try coffee as an adult: “Just don’t go to Starbucks.”

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Float On

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Prohibition Punch

Never Have I Ever: Had Drinks Atop Smith Tower

The former Chinese Room is now a 35th-floor speakeasy with some of the best views in Seattle.

09/16/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Market Daze

Never Have I Ever: Bought Groceries at Pike Place Market

Seattle's signature destination has fish tossing and plenty of tourists. But what happens when you really need some oxtail?

09/16/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Tuck and Roll

Never Have I Ever: Sledded Down a City Hill

Does it snow in Seattle? Yes, it does. After a big snowstorm, Seattle's hillsides become extreme ski jumps for winter adventurers.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bicycle Diaries

Never Have I Ever: Commuted via Bike

A casual weekend bicycle enthusiast straps on a helmet and heads to work downtown.

09/16/2021 By Allison Williams