Feature

Seattle’s Gum Wall: An Oral History

One single story about the Pike Place Market tourist attraction's creation and evolution hasn’t stuck—until now.

03/29/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Brandon Hill

Review

Maíz Brings Nixtamal Tortillas to Pike Place Market

The family behind Sazón is grinding our way toward better tortillas, spotlighting masa made from heirloom corn in their sopes, tamales, and tacos.

03/04/2022 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

ICYMI

Lego Trafficking at Pike Place Market and Other Odd Seattle News

A Nobel Prize medal is auctioned off, while the Xbox mini fridge and signs declaring the end of the internet highlight a weird past few months.

02/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

The Fight to Preserve Pike Place Market Isn't Over

Fifty years after a vote saved one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, the historical commission that protects its character faces neglect from the city.

10/21/2021 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

Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

First Person, Last Word

Pike Place Market Has Offered Me Lessons of Resilience

After a rough stretch in my life, the market's vendors and bounty were restorative.

07/09/2021 By Holly Regan Illustrations by Jane Sherman

The Carbs Issue

The Just-Spicy-Enough Origin Story of Beecher's Mac and Cheese

The Pike Place Market icon built its brand on a dash of spice and a smidgen of schtick.

03/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Gold Rush Gem

Property Watch: A Pike Place Market–Adjacent Loft with a Huge Deck

Since when do you get this much outdoor space downtown?

01/20/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Groundbreaker

A Seattle Skyscraper’s Rise Helps Shatter a Glass Ceiling

A new 40-story condo building owes much of its design to Julia Nagele, one of few women in the world to shape such a tall tower.

12/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

PPM PPE

10 Pike Place Masks for a Market-Fresh 2020

Local crafters now count face coverings among their wares.

10/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

Summer of Alfresco

Check Out These New Seattle Street Patios

Makeshift though they might be, the pandemic-induced outdoor dining spaces keep getting bigger—and better.

08/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

There's Never Been a Better Time for Locals to Support Pike Place

The demolished tourism industry means a quieter-than-average summer for this local landmark.

07/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Pandemic Took Its Toll on Pike Place Market Businesses

The small operations behind one of Seattle's top attractions are hurting. A livestream fundraiser aims to help.

06/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Bona Fide

Oriental Mart Is an American Classic, According to the James Beard Foundation

The Pike Place Market mainstay is one of six restaurants in the country to receive a 2020 America's Classics Award.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Food Hall of Your Chinese Lunch Dreams

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Anchorhead Coffee Will Open Its Fourth Location at Pike Place Market

Move aside, cronuts... And hellooo, Quaffles.

02/12/2020 By Nicole Pasia

News Feed

A Noodle Phenom Returns, a Northwest Legend Shutters

Plus, the month’s other major food news.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion