Enclaves

Has Ballard Lost Its Norway?

Thousands turn up for the Seventeenth of May parade. The rest of the year, finding Seattle’s Scandinavian community just takes a little fishing.

05/16/2022 By Zoe Sayler

NORDIC NEWS

Scandinavian Furniture Gallery Sparklebarn Is Opening in Ballard

After eight years in Fremont, the furniture shop's moving in right next door to the Nordic museum.

02/21/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do December 13–15

A new play goes to voicemail, Skål opens the aquavit cellar, and local artists Lemolo and Ryan Caraveo hit Seattle stages.

12/13/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Stefan Milne

In and Out

Farewell to Old Ballard Liquor Co and Hello to Skål

Raise a glass—or, better, an ale horn—to Ballard's shuttered aquavit oasis, but also to a Viking-inspired beer hall opening this spring.

02/19/2019 By Haley Gray

Keeping Up With the Scandinavians

Freya and Skål Keep Ballard’s Nordic Roots Alive

Two new establishments—a beer hall and a cafe—exalt Ballard’s Northern European heritage.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez