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Seattle is at its best in the summertime. Plan for clear skies, warm temperatures, and a calendar of nonstop events, festivals, sports, and outdoor recreation. No annual event reflects summer in Seattle more than Seafair, with 75 events between June 21 and August 19, culminating with the Albert Lee Appliance Cup—H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing and Boeing Air Show, August 2–4. Hot tickets for arts-and-culture travelers include North America’s largest urban arts festival, America’s largest film festival, and one of the world’s rarely seen Wagnerian operas. Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival takes place on Labor Day weekend, the International Film Festival runs through June 9, and the Seattle Opera stages Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, August 4–25. Come hungry. Seattle is delicious in the warm-weather months. Menus brim with wild salmon, Puget Sound oysters, apples and peaches from Eastern Washington, chanterelles from the Olympic Peninsula, and—thanks to the long and mild growing season—bountiful produce and berries galore. Short on time? Walk through the Pike Place Market for a quick nosh, or consider shipping a fresh salmon home in a leak-proof, airline-approved package. Seattle is your gateway to the Pacific Northwest. From here, three national parks are within a two-hour drive. Washington wine country features more than 700 wineries. The San Juan Islands—home to one of America’s newest national monuments—are just a floatplane, ferry, or catamaran trip away. Take a “two-nation vacation” to Victoria or Vancouver, British Columbia. Or consider scores of scenic mountain hikes, saltwater fishing, sailing, kayaking, whale watching, and more. By the way, we Seattleites prolong summer as much as we can. Agreeably sunny, mild forecasts tend to keep us in shorts and shades throughout September and much of October. So pack accordingly if you plan a late-summer or early-fall visit. We hope you’ll find all you need to plan your Seattle trip in this visitors’ guide. Enjoy your Seattle visit! Sincerely,

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All Grown Up

Get a taste of the restaurateurs who blazed the way for Seattle’s amazing culinary scene and their up-and-coming counterparts. By Rebekah Denn

Geeks Rule

It’s cool to be a geek in Seattle, where techie attractions, nerdy museums, science festivals, and gaming conventions are the norm. By Angela Cabotaje

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11 Liftoff

Embrace the Emerald City with top tours, eccentric events, seven ways to show your pride, and more.

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49 Sip From coffee to wine to craft brews, here’s where to drink in Seattle.

53 Dine

For a cultural fix, try alfresco theater, art walks, and summer music fests.

Taste regionally sourced eats, global cuisine, and food-truck fare. Plus, top spots for brunch and dessert.

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59 Indulge

Seattle comes alive after dark with rockin’ music venues, bars, and more.

Primp at spas, shop at boutiques, and thrift shop like Macklemore.

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65 Kid Around

Hike a trail, paddle the Sound, eye the wildlife, or spend a day in the stands.

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Set out with kids and teens in tow for a true Pacific Northwest adventure.

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From Capitol Hill to Ballard, the city’s unique neighborhoods offer a slice of the quintessential Seattle life.

76 On the Town

A month-by-month guide to Seattle’s great festivals, exhibits, and events.

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Where to stay once you arrive, plus helpful referral and lodging services.

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Handy maps to help you find your way around the city, region, and state.

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Summer Daze

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Want to know Seattle’s best-kept secret? Summers here are perfect. The skies are an unblemished blue, the sun shines for 15-plus glorious hours a day, and the waters surrounding the city sparkle. Get lost in this dreamy summer daze, when stand-up paddleboarders launch into Puget Sound, foodie friends dine alfresco, and happy crowds head to parks, festivals, and other attractions. But if anyone asks, you didn’t hear it from us....

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Rustle up some popcorn, whip out those lawn chairs, and settle in for a movie night under the stars.

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Tune in: Stalking Seattle revives rock olcanic adventures? Whalewatching trips? We have ’n’ roll and ’90s grunge during a three’em. Let someone else plan hour tour of musical landmarks, while the Underground Tour takes you down to see your expedition. Want to see everything the abandoned buildings the Great Seattle in two days or less? The new Emerald City Fire forced us to build upon. Outside city limits, take in Mount Rainier Trolley downtown tour offers access to attractions such as the Great Wheel, Seattle with a 10-hour EverGreen Escapes excurCenter, and Pike Place Market. Other routes sion. Naturalist guides lead the way to alpine grant access to everything from the Wood- meadows, waterfalls, and up-close glimpses land Park Zoo in the north to the Museum of of the glacier-clad peak. Head toward the Salish Flight in the south. Sea where orcas, humpbacks, Zip around on a Seattle By book it and minkes cavort from May Segway tour of Pike Place MarThe concierges through early October; gray ket and Pioneer Square, or go at First Ave and whales blow through in March the surf-and-turf route with Pike Place and April. Mystic Sea Chara Ride the Ducks excursion, Market (866ters departs from the mainland wherein captains regale with 732-2695) can near Anacortes; Orcas Island city lore as you roll through arrange any tour for you. Eclipse Charters from near town and motor into Lake the Orcas Island ferry dock. Union. Still looking to get on the Fly across lushly forested water? Try the narrated tours at Argosy Cruises or a sunset sail at Emerald islands and glimmering expanses of water on a scenic flight to the San Juan Islands in a City Charters. Nosh on with White Moustache Urban Kenmore Air seaplane. Go grape deep with Bon Vivant Wine Adventure Co, which shuttles the epicurious between gastronomic hot spots for an Tours. Day trips to 90-plus-winery Woodeating extravaganza over a minimum of two inville include stops at major producers as hours. Later, go suds up with a three-brew- well as boutique wineries. ery tour from Road Dogs, which transports you between craft breweries so you can Find more tours at visitseattle.org/ imbibe freely. visitors/discover.

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Movies at the Mural » Moviegoers flock to Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre lawn to watch popular flicks with the Space Needle in the background. This year’s lineup includes The Avengers, Les Miserables, and The Princess Bride. Free, Seattle Center, July 27–Aug 24, seattlecenter.com/moviesatthemural Movies at Magnuson Park » Circustroupe performances, food trucks, and a 40-foot movie screen make this outdoor cinema great for families. This year, watch classic flicks (Singin’ in the Rain), kids films (Finding Nemo), or action movies (Skyfall). $5, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, July 11–Aug 29, moviesatmagnuson.com Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema » This four-movie series from LGBT-focused Three Dollar Bill Cinema takes place under a canopy of trees. This year’s theme is “I Need a Hero!” Free, Cal Anderson Park, July 19–Aug 16, threedollarbillcinema.org West Seattle Outdoor Movies » Locals lie out on blankets during this weekly event, featuring pre-show entertainment, a raffle, and a lineup of family-friendly flicks. Proceeds from raffle tickets are donated to West Seattle nonprofits. Free, 4410 California Ave SW, July–Aug, wsmovies.org —Angela Cabotaje

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Fremont Outdoor Movies » Raucous crowds intent on a good time participate in pre-movie events—like Top Gun–themed karaoke, for example—and keep the boisterous mood going until the credits roll. $5–$15, 3501 Phinney Ave N, July 13– Aug 24, fremontoutdoormovies.com

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Happy 25th, Sub Pop! Proving that even formerflannel-wearing rockers can grow up, Seattle’s Sub Pop Records—the darling indie label known for its internationally famous acts like Nirvana, The Postal Service (below), and The Shins— celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with a party. Its Silver Jubilee “public display of affection” event on July 13 in Georgetown features performances by Mudhoney, Father John Misty, The Baptist Generals, and more. Better yet: The concert is free, though a $5 donation to benefit local charities is appreciated. What’s next for the label? Oh, you know, just more musical world domination. —AC

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Still ‘Sleepless’ It’s been 20 years since Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan starred in Nora Ephron’s rom-com masterpiece. Today, you can still pick up a Sleepless in Seattle nightshirt and visit movie-famous sights like Hanks’s Lake Union houseboat and Pike Place Market’s Athenian—where a sign at the counter reads “Tom Hanks Sat Here”—but how might things go in a modernday remake? Perhaps you ditch the radio show for online dating, set up “SEACodeBoy,” played by Ryan Reynolds, with “PRMaven,” played by Zooey Deschanel. Modernize the houseboat, have girl chase boy around Lake Union in a kayak, switch out the Valentine’s Day meeting atop the Empire State Building with a rendezvous at the Space Needle, and let Pacific Northwest movie magic happen.

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Strike a VITAMIN D POSE Come sunny days, it’s hard to keep Seattleites indoors. Conveniently, outdoor classes make it easy to get both a runner’s high and some vitamin D.

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Calder never had it so good. On Saturdays, Seattle Art Museum hosts a free 10:30am yoga class and a 2pm Zumba class at Olympic Sculpture Park. Bring a towel and a water bottle, both of which will be handy when you decide to loll on the waterfront after your workout. seattleartmuseum.org

Dance ’til Dark, in a Park

Lindy-hop to a park for a free lesson in everything from tango to the waltz. July through August, Dancing Til Dusk offers 6pm classes, then an open dance until 9:30. Tuesday dances are at Westlake Park; Thursday sessions are at Occidental Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Freeway Park. danceforjoy.biz

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For those with the urge to balance in tree pose on a stand-up paddleboard, head to Surf Ballard and WASUP Yoga for daily classes. Paddle into Puget Sound, then stay present while floating in corpse pose. $25 per class; wasupyoga.com

Tai Chi with a View

In defense of good health, West Seattle marshals free drop-in Tai Chi classes on Alki Beach—in the Statue of Liberty Plaza—at 9am every Saturday, April through September. stormtaichi.com —JHC

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Color Your World

Handmade and glazed Little Shirley bud vases add a splash of color to any space and society: Each month 10 percent of proceeds from one color benefit a different charity. Basil Little Shirley bud vase ($20), Material Good, multiple retailers, material-good.com

Each gown from Luly Yang, Seattle’s only official couture house, is meticulously sewn by hand. Schedule a consultation at her downtown boutique to order an evening, couture, or bridal creation. Exotic Emerald evening gown ($4,200), Luly Yang Couture, 1218 Fourth Ave

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Eastlake’s Erin McCoy crafts modern-meetsclassic pocket squares and bow ties by hand using new and vintage fabrics. Find her full selection of dapper duds, including the Pantone emerald bow tie ($40), in her Etsy shop, Hank’s Haberdashery.

Julep—the homegrown polish company with four parlors—has a devoted following of people who lust after its formaldehyde-free, chip-resistant polishes, including this year’s hot color: Hoch ($14). julep.com

From its Seattle workshop, Alchemy Goods upcycles inner tubes, seatbelts, and tube valves into eco-chic, water-resistant bags, totes, and wallets. Pike messenger bag ($138), Alchemy Goods, 1723 First Ave S, alchemy goods.com

green,” says Pantone executive director Leatrice Eiseman, who lives 35 minutes by ferry from Seattle. “It’s the color of unity and harmony and balance.” Eiseman and her team determine the year’s color by tracking global trends, but this time, she admits life in the Northwest may have been an influence. “I sit in my home office on Bainbridge Island, looking out on the beautiful greenery dotted with emerald in between,” she says. “It did help it along.” —AC

Green your home to support a great cause: Every glassybaby is made from three layers of hand-blown glass, and a portion of proceeds benefits healing organizations. Emerald candle votive ($44), glassybaby, 3406 E Union St, glassybaby.com

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From evergreen-covered hills to racks of jewel-toned fashions, Seattle is in love with emerald. So, when Pantone Color Institute declared the hue its 2013 color of the year, we were tickled pink. “Emerald is a lively, radiant, and lush

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7 Ways to Show Your Pride

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March proudly Boasting the biggest crowds of any free Gay Pride Festival in the country, Seattle’s spectacular PrideFest takes place Sunday, June 30, at the Seattle Center. Start the day watching the colorful Seattle Gay Pride Parade kickoff at Fourth Avenue and Union Street at 11am, then proceed along Fourth to the festival grounds. Favorite LGBT acts Kristine W, Hi Fashion, drag superstar Sherry Vine of NYC, and Mary Lambert headline this year’s PrideFest.

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Get your drag on Enjoy spot-on portrayals of P!nk, Cher, and Lady Gaga at Le Faux, the city’s campiest, longest-running femalecelebrity impersonation show, held at 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights at the glam Capitol Hill restaurant Julia’s on Broadway.

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Soak up the vibe Tucked beneath the city’s only lesbian bar, Wildrose, the women-only Hothouse spa is an utterly blissful place to rejuvenate and relax—amenities include a hot tub, sauna, steam room, cold plunge, and soothing deep-tissue massage services.

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Bring your beach towel Don your nattiest swimsuit and head to the city’s favorite LGBT beach, Madison Beach Park, which fringes Lake Washington and affords glorious views of the Cascades. Most gay folks congregate along the northern section, across from the floating dock.

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See James Baldwin in a new light Until September 29, the Northwest African American Museum presents Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey, photographer Sedat Pakay’s remarkably revealing, personal collection of images depicting the late gay poet and novelist during the decade (1961–1971) he lived part-time in Istanbul.

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Grab your Hairspray June 20–23, the stellar Seattle Men’s Chorus presents the cult classic Hairspray, a fullconcert musical adaptation of the hilariously irreverent John Waters film, at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

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Pop the question Washington legalized same-sex marriage in late 2012, and hundreds of LGBT couples have already tied the knot. Seattle has no shortage of romantic spots ideal for proposing—atop the Space Needle, on a bench in Volunteer Park, aboard a ferry, over Champagne at Capitol Hill’s intimate Bar Ferd’nand. It’s a memorable way to enjoy a vacation in this progressive, welcoming city, and perhaps inspire a return trip for your actual wedding.

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n Seattle, we do quirky like nobody’s business. Here’s where to get eccentric: Watch mad mechanics send circular saws and belt sanders buzzing down the track during Hazard Factory’s annual Power Tool Drag Race, every June in Georgetown. These tricked-out appliances go cord to cord in 10 categories, such as all-form-andlittle-function “Sparkle Pony” and “Death

Race,” where no machine makes it out alive. Release your inner flower child during the Fremont Fair, June 21–23. Hippies and free spirits revel during solstice with nectar from the gods (aka beer), group yoga, and the infamous naked-save-for-body-paint bike ride. Want some braaaaains? Join the living dead in a gory, groaning horde during the annual Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk, July 6, at Seattle Center. If bawdy scallywags are more your scene, head to Alki Beach in West Seattle for the Seafair Pirate’s Landing that same day. Crowds gather to watch the swashbuckling crew charge from barge to land, culminating in live music, fair food, belly dancing, and other

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onshore carousing. It always looks a lot like Christmas during SantaCon, when hundreds of red-suited Saint Nicks hand out candy canes to passersby and go bar hopping in the city. Don your beard and join the jolly-good fun this December. And in spring, see dozens of variety acts— from acrobatic aerialists to nimble jugglers to vivacious burlesque performers—at the multiweek, multivenue Moisture Festival. Shows for the family take place in the afternoon, but it’s adults only after hours. Find more fun happenings at visitseattle. org/visitors/events.

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Sometimes facepainted, always deafeningly loud, Seahawks fans are known as the falsestart-causing 12th Man. Telltale sign: no. 12 jersey and a hoarse voice.

Mariners fans come in all stripes, from casual to hard-core. They eat nachos out of batting helmets and bow to King Felix. Telltale sign: mitt and yellow K strikeout card.

Organized into 12 groups, Sounders supporters raise scarves, sing, and chant. Soccer fanatics also cheer women’s team Reign FC. Telltale sign: Rave Green scarf.

Dubbed the Rat Pack, loyal roller derby fans dress up according to team theme to cheer on their jammers and blockers. Telltale sign: overwhelming belief in girl power.

Fans stand until the Storm scores its first basket of the half and respond “Oi, Oi, Oi” to “Aussie” chants. Telltale sign: decked out in red, green, yellow, and championship bling.

After Sonicsgate 2008 and an unsuccessful bid to bring an NBA team back to town, Sonics fans are still waiting to cheer. Telltale sign: rallies to cries of “Bring our Sonics back!”

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez— aka King Felix—tells us how, and why, he loves the Emerald City. We know you’re a huge Seattle fan. What do you love most about this city? It feels like home to me. My kids go to school here. My wife is happy. I can take my dog Charlie for a walk, go out shopping and to dinner. I just love it here. What are one or two things you think anyone visiting Seattle must do? Obviously, number one is to go to a game at Safeco Field. It’s such a beautiful ballpark, and the fans are so great. That’s the first thing I’d recommend. Another thing is to get out and meet the people of Seattle and enjoy this beautiful city. Everyone is so friendly. Where do you take guests when they come to visit you? My favorite restaurant in Seattle is AQUA, on the waterfront. I like to take friends and family who are visiting there, walk along the waterfront.... I still haven’t gone on the big Ferris wheel. I need to take the kids.

Are there four or five Seattleites you would like to hang with? And where would you go or what would you do with them? Russell Wilson (Seahawks quarterback), Earl Thomas (Seahawks defensive back), Kam Chancellor (Seahawks safety), Fredy Montero (former Sounders forward). We’d just hang out, eat dinner, talk. You signed your contract early. Why? And why is it important that it has a no-trade clause? I love it here. I want to stay with the organization where I grew up. I want to pitch my best for the fans, and I want to bring a World Series title to Seattle. To cheer like a local, buy a ticket to watch Hernandez from the “King’s Court” at seattle.mariners.mlb.com.

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As Seattle’s dining scene comes into full flower, its roots are being revealed. Look carefully, and it’s easy to see how the seeds were sown for its modern-day success. A downtown visitor 25 years ago might have sought out steak at the Metropolitan Grill, enjoyed a daring “fusion” dinner at a tiny pan-Asian place called Wild Ginger, or gone native with salmon at the Dahlia Lounge, then the single restaurant owned by a hotshot young chef named Tom Douglas. Today, the Met is still a good bet for dryaged beef (it’s where Bill Gates once famously took Bill Clinton); Wild Ginger packs in symphony-goers at a two-level showcase building across from Benaroya Hall; and Tom Douglas is a nationally respected empirebuilder with 15 dining establishments either open or in the works. But countless other exciting eateries have helped transform Seattle’s dining scene from sedate to sparkling. Chefs have taken the reins from the large corporations that once dominated the business side of food and built their own restaurants, often quickly adding second or third projects—sometimes more—as a means of indulging off-theme cooking interests or different price points. And while white-tablecloth restaurants may still be easy to find, these days some of the best bites are served up at casual, buzzy bistros, holes-in-the-wall, or even food trucks led by upstart cooks. How did Seattle go from provincial to pacesetting? In large part, thanks to that chef-run restaurant movement. The few independent restaurateurs in the city in those earlier years, Tom Douglas and Campagne’s Peter Lewis, spurred employees to open their own businesses in an ever-widening chain. Tamara Murphy, who arrived in town in 1988 to cook at Dominique’s, one of a handful of restaurants then that weren’t corporateowned, became one of the leaders among chef-owned restaurants. Following stints at Dominique’s and Campagne, she went on to open her own place, running Brasa for nearly 20 years before opening Terra Plata—a farmto-table restaurant complete with its own rooftop garden—in 2012 in the hip Melrose Market development on Capitol Hill. Amid such transformation, a signature style of Seattle cooking has grown and matured, one that embraces wild-grown ingredients, small farms, personal relationships, and cultural influences. The rich agricultural land near the city,

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Murphy thinks, also helped develop restaurateurs’ tastes and cultivate the restaurant boom. She remembers one of the region’s first artisan cheesemakers, Sally Jackson, pulling up to Campagne in a station wagon filled with “drawers of these beautiful little cheeses nestled in the hay.” Other suppliers introduced the chef, who jokes she’s “premesclun,” to ingredients like quail and squab for the first time, and to baby greens like she’d never seen. The city’s sole farmers market in the University District won renown as one of the nation’s best and became a beacon attracting more. (The city now has more than a dozen.) From fiddlehead ferns to pluots, Nantes carrots to shiso leaves, “This part of the world, this part of our country, has such { visitseattle.org }

amazing ingredients,” Murphy says. “I think the people who were moving here like I did, who were in the industry, were just excited to come and cook here.” Trailblazers to food’s generation-next: Together, they make up a community. Want proof? When modern-day chef-owners get that rare day off, you’ll often find them standing in line, sipping at the bar, or sitting at a table at one of the other chef-owned restaurants, seeing them as collaborators rather than competitors in Seattle’s delicious culinary growth. Here are some of the oldie-but-goodie restaurants from that 25-year window that helped lay the groundwork for Seattle’s dining scene—and many of their upand-coming counterparts.

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Wild Ginger remains famous for “fragrant duck,” tiny sliders of star anise– scented duck meat on plum sauce.

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pIonEEr The unstoppable Tom Douglas still draws applause for signature crab cakes and dreamy triple-coconut cream pie at the Dahlia Lounge (and now its adjacent Dahlia Bakery). He has also added an eatery for seemingly every taste, including kebabs at dinner and octopus for breakfast at downtown’s Greek-influenced Lola and house-made pretzels and mustard at South Lake Union’s Bravehorse Tavern. ThE conTEnDErS Seattle’s restaurant emperor has company in the form of Ethan Stowell, who shares Douglas’s skill for juggling multiple new projects while keeping standards high. Stowell’s experiments range from the daring let-us-choose-your-dinner-for-you menu option at Ballard’s Staple & Fancy to elevated ballpark fare at Safeco Field.

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FINE DINING cLASSIc Canlis sets the high-class standard in Seattle for big events and anniversaries calling for solicitous service and stellar food-with-a-view, with a visual feast taking in the city skyline and Cascade Mountains. conTEnDEr Improbably, Canlis still holds that spot. Brothers Mark and Brian Canlis, the third generation to run the 63-year-old landmark, have modernized it enough to highlight experimental and new cooking techniques, but have been savvy enough to hold on to the customer care and quality considerations that made it a legend. The Canlis salad of romaine, bacon, mint, and oregano, popularized in the 1950s, is still on the menu (as is almost any old favorite if you give the crew enough notice), but the menu now shines with hamachi sashimi and whole-roasted Muscovy duck, all prepped with obsessive perfection. The icon gained a reputation for a supercharged 22,000-bottle wine cellar as well, receiving—every year from 1997 to 2011—Wine Spectator magazine’s most prestigious designation, the Grand Award (given to only 74 restaurants worldwide).

••• ITALIAN ••• Traditionalists love antipasti and veal scaloppini at classy, classic Il Terrazzo Carmine, a stalwart of Pioneer Square. Founder Carmine Smer Smeraldo made it a warm, personal, elegant stop for diners seeking well-done Italian standards like osso bucco or linguini with clams, bolstered with old-school charm and service. While Smeraldo died in 2012, his legacy remains. ThE conTEnDErS Not far away in the newly rejuvenated Pioneer Square neighborhood, on-thego lunch customers flock to Il Corvo Pasta, where chef-owner Mike Easton employs his four-star-dining experience to create some of the best cheap eats in town, cranking out a variety of fresh pasta shapes each day (lunch only) on antique rollers and creating matching sauces that sing with flavor, from rich ragù to sprightly pesto.

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Duck-lovers also tuck in at Fremont’s mod, stylish Revel, run by Iron Chef contestants Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, where the roasted duck meat is tossed with smoked tea noodles and perked up with pickled raisins. Carnivores should not miss Revel’s short rib–shallot dumplings. On the super-casual side, spicy, authentic Thai street food gets a Northwest accent with menu items like Seattle-made tofu and sparkling Rachel’s Ginger Beer at takeout window/ hole-in-the-wall Little Uncle on East Madison Street, run by for former fine-dining chef Wiley Frank and Poncharee Kounpungchart.

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Pie cZAr Pagliacci’s no-fuss, thin-crust pizza won a local publication’s “best pizza” award so many times the popular chain was bestowed an honorary lifetime award to give other pies a chance. The old reliable, Pagliacci now has more outlets and a focus on local and sustainable ingredients, but it’s been joined by a saucy slew of worthy competitors. The Contenders Ballard’s Delancey draws long lines for pies with perfectly balanced crust and creative toppings, pulled with long paddles from the woodfired oven near the front entrance. Connoisseurs often match Delancey’s specials against Serious Pie’s irregularly shaped crusts and zingy toppings like Yukon gold potatoes or Penn Cove clams, while fans of true Italian-style pizza go for the certified Neapolitan charms of Via Tribunali and Tutta Bella. Up-and-comer Bar del Corso in Beacon Hill packs the house for a wood-fired margherita and authentic specialties like house-made polpettine meatballs and burrata on crostini.

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Coffee Kingpin In any word association game, Seattle stands out as Coffee City. The “original” Starbucks at Pike Place Market, still featuring the old-style mermaid logo, is a popular stop for memorabilia. The Contenders Aficionados also pay tribute in the form of a perfect espresso at Vivace on Capitol Hill, whose cofounder, David Schomer, is credited as a leader of the Northwest coffee movement. (Victrola, on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, is another favorite.) Those in the know also make pilgrimages to Milstead & Co., a relatively new Fremont shop using an unusual “multi-roaster” model where the beans vary by the day—or the hour—and customers savor their differences and origins as much as varieties of wine. The owner, natch for the Seattle of then-or-now, is a champion competition-level barista.

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After 25 years, he’s closing Rover’s in June and moving on to other projects, while enjoying new success with nearby bistro Luc, where more casual Gallicloving crowds come for trout amandine and boeuf bourgignon and plates of delightfully crunchy, light, souffléd potato crisps.

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BAKERY Bread Blazer Grand Central Bakery is generally credited with starting an artisan bread revolution in Seattle, creating an atmosphere where no restaurant could excuse a lessthan-swoon-worthy fresh, golden-brown loaf. Grand Central still bakes a storm, using innovations such as locally milled grains, but the battle for the best loaf is a delightfully hot topic in town. The Contenders Other favorites are Macrina, Columbia City Bakery, and the hefty two-pound, work-of-art sourdough loaves baked at the Corson Building in Georgetown (soon to be transferred to the forthcoming London Plane bakery in Pioneer Square), served at owner Matt Dillon’s restaurants, and sold retail after 2pm most days at Sitka and Spruce in Melrose Market.

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duke of pearl The standard has long been Elliott’s Oyster House, known for a 90-foot oyster bar and expert shuckers: Reputation and connections also give it first crack at hard-tofind regional varieties. As oysters have gone more casual, even Elliott’s now operates a sidewalk oyster bar. The Contenders Devotees line up for seats at the Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard for chef-owner Renee Erickson’s well-chosen bivalve selection and peerless appetizers. They don’t come much fresher than at Taylor Shellfish, where the broad-based selection, including deep-cupped Shigoku oysters in season, is pulled from the company’s own oyster beds in Samish and Willapa Bays.

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Fran Bigelow’s sweet-savory instincts helped make salted caramels a household word. Equally enticing at her namesake chocolate business are treats like rich “gold” chocolate bars and mint thins, made with organic milk from a family farm in Bellingham and Washington-grown mint. The Contenders Joining Fran’s on the national stage is Theo Chocolates, with grown-up flavors like fig fennel and ghost chiles and fair-trade cocoa beans roasted and milled before visitors’ eyes at a Wonka-ish Fremont factory (don’t miss the tours). On the smaller artisan side, Autumn Martin, former head chocolatier for Theo, sells molten chocolate cakes in mason jars, house-smoked chocolate chips, and luscious shakes at her Hot Cakes storefront in Ballard. Seattle’s Sweetheart

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Inside an 80-year-old warehouse in Seattle’s SoDo district, cubicle-size mainframes buzz like angry bees, creating a cacophony of white noise. Fluorescent bulbs bathe the white walls and white floors of the computer room in artificial light. It feels more like a laboratory than a high-tech hub, but everywhere you look, decades-old PCs and microcomputers—all wired innards, boxy screens, and switch-covered consoles—are whirring away like it’s 1979. This is the Living Computer Museum, the latest brainchild of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. In this nerd heaven, you’ll find some of the rarest tech specimens in the world—including the only working PDP-7—all restored to their full operational glory. It’s a computer mausoleum like no other and a testament to what locals already know about our fair city: Seattle is geek town. And we’re darn proud of it.

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In 2011, Forbes.com ranked Seattle among the top 10 geekiest cities in America for three specific reasons, “Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft.” But local nerdcore employment options go beyond the software giant that Bill Gates built. Notable tech titans here include Amazon, Boeing, Expedia, Facebook, and Google. Not to mention the around 100 gaming studios, 500 startups, and 100 biotech companies also tapping into the local talent. “If you look across the landscape at all the technology hubs across the country, I’m hard pressed to find another market that has as much going on in it as Seattle,” says John Cook, cofounder of Seattle-based tech news site GeekWire.

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To reveal a city’s true geek cred, one only need look to its people. Here in Seattle, we have scores of gamers (both the Xbox 360 and d20 sort), comic book buffs, manga and anime fanatics, bookworms, music and movie die-hards, molecular gastronomists, nerdcore hip-hop groups like Death*Star and Optimus Rhyme, and live-action role-players (or LARPs for short). Dozens of planeswalkers, seated elbow-to-elbow, throw down in Magic: The Gathering tournaments at Ballard’s Card Kingdom game store every Friday night. Local vloggers, such as Issaquah’s Chris Pirillo (LockerGnome) and Seattle’s Scott Heimendinger (Seattle Food Geek), dish about everything from stormtrooper hoodies to vacuumcompressed watermelon on YouTube. (Pirillo’s following runs so deep that he streams a live video feed of his home office 24/7 so his 275,000plus subscribers can rubberneck at their leisure.) And in bars across the city, geeks battle it out in a test of trivia wits before a nerdy quizmaster. “Geek culture is best defined as people who are smart and passionate,” says Greg Leeds, president of Renton-based Wizards of the Coast, a Hasbro subsidiary that produces Magic and the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Case in point: Wizards’ office, located in a business park 20 minutes south of Seattle, has become an unofficial tourist destination for geeks. “In the summertime, people come to the parking lot and take a picture with our sign in the background,” Leeds says. “The bold ones come to the lobby and start talking to the designers, trying to give them suggestions.” As vlogger Pirillo puts it, “I’m passionate about things that I get into, and I don’t care what other people think—that’s a modern definition of a geek. You can be geeky about anything.” So, without stalking a game developer, how can you celebrate geek culture in Seattle?

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Living Computer Museum Opened to the public in October 2012, this 15,000-squarefoot interactive museum features vintage mainframes, microcomputers, PCs, and more. Clack away on a Tele100101001.01011 type, fiddle with Microsoft’s infamous Bob interface (“parent” to Clippy, that overly helpful Microsoft Word assistant), play Ms. Pac-Man on an Atari 400, and read the résumé of an 18-year-old Bill Gates. Bottom line: If computers are your jam, this is sweet paradise. Go: 2245 First Ave S; $5 admission includes a guided tour 15 minutes past the hour hard drive heaven

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Geeks Who Drink Copious amounts of alcohol, brainy patrons, and eight rounds of intense trivia come together in the ultimate nerd-off, where geeky team names and geekier smack 25 talk are strongly encouraged. Round up your friends and head to any of the 25 Seattle watering holes hosting Geeks Who Drink nights. Each bar has a different quizmaster with a unique set of questions, so you can drop some knowledge five days a week. Go: 25 Seattle locations; most bars host Geeks Who Drink events for free, so be cool and buy a drink; geekswhodrink.com booze clues

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Seattle Pinball Museum With more than 50 vintage and new machines, ranging from 1962’s Liberty Belle to 2013’s Tron, this hole-inthe-wall arcade in the International District is where 50,000,000 [Bonus] pinball wizards while away an afternoon. Enjoy unlimited play with admission (save those quarters for feeding Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market), and keep up your pinball-playing stamina with beer, soda, and snacks from the bar. Go: 508 Maynard Ave S; $10 admission arcade classic

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EMP Museum Geeks let out a collective squee at Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project (or just EMP for short), a museum all about pop culture. Its rotating galleries riff on rock ’n’ 1969 roll, science fiction, horror, and fantasy, so you can see Captain Kirk’s chair besieged by tribbles, the famous strings of Eddie Van Halen and Kurt Cobain, original Tolkien manuscripts, and test cards from Magic: The Gathering all in one day. Plus, in the recently unveiled Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit, create your own world-map poster, take a quiz to determine your character archetype, and tease a dragon named Adalinda—lucky for you, she’s safely behind bars. Go: 325 Fifth Ave N; $20 admission seattle rocks

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Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co Cosmonauts, set your coordinates to N 47°41’ W 122°21’ (Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood in Earth-dweller speak) to stock up on space- and science-themed para474112221 phernalia. Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co is the fundraising arm for 826 Seattle, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center, selling quirky gifts and gear. Stock your rocketship with everything from a cherry-scented-smoke gun to a black hole starter set to a map of the known universe. Just remember, no matter what, don’t panic—and bring a towel. Go: 8414 Greenwood Ave N thanks for all the fish

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Pacific Science Center A remnant from the 1962 World’s Fair, kid-friendly Pacific Science Center keeps budding researchers busy with hands-on science, math, and technology exhibits. 3.14 Mingle with tropical butterflies, test your reflexes and sense of smell, roam with Mesozoic Era dinosaurs, and learn about the scientific method

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inner workings of the International Space Station. Visitors can also settle in for a geeky-cool show at the on-site laser dome, planetarium, and IMAX theaters. Go: 200 Second Ave N; $16 exhibits admission Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour See the sky-bound efforts of Boeing geeks—after all, the engineering union’s slogan is “No Nerds, No Birds”—on this behind-the-scenes tour of the company’s Everett 1916 facility. Within the largest building in the world by volume, watch 747s, 767s, 777s, and 787s get assembled on the factory floor. Then sit in a flight-deck seat, learn how jet engines function, and design your own airplane at the interactive Future of Flight Aviation Center. Go: 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; $16–$20 admission it’s a bird

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Museum of Flight Prepare for takeoff, aviation buffs. This all-about-flight museum features more than 150 historic airplanes, contemporary jets, and spacecraft, as well as NASA’s space 500,000 shuttle trainer. Check out the world’s fastest jetliner, man a virtual flight-control tower, and trace local aviation history at Boeing’s original Red Barn manufacturing facility. Go: 9404 E Marginal Way S; $18 admission it’s a plane

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LARP Groups 13 Online what? Virtual who? These Seattle LARP (liveaction role-playing) groups know that battles and adventures are way more fun in the real world. [Level] 10 Go: Dargarth Seattle (fantasy), every other Sunday at noon, dargarth.org; Emerald City Chronicles (world of darkness), Saturday, 10pm–2am, emeraldcitychronicles.com the real world

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Microsoft Visitor Center With hip, modern interiors, this place has—dare we say it?—the design vibe of an Apple store, but the goods are all Microsoft. From a generations-spanning PC table [Windows] 95 and Zune bar to the Kinect corner and super-size Surface tablet, this is where to go full-out Microsoftie. Plus, the store across the hall stocks branded tchotchkes and discounted software. Go: 15010 NE 36th St (Building 92), Redmond; free; call 425-7036214 in advance to confirm hours i’m a pc

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Go Geek Out Seattle Science Festival This 11-day science smorgasbord features a Science EXPO Day (June 8) with more than 150 exhibits about technology, engineering, and math. Discover how to geocache, and see an underwater robot. Go: June 6–16, 2013; seattlescience festival.org VloggerFair At the premiere event, attend Vlogging University, connect with fellow vloggers, and discover Seattle’s vlog-worthy spots. Go: June 8–9, 2013; vloggerfair.com Go Play NW Game designers and RPG hobbyists unite for three days of indie gaming, from the established to ones of the experimental variety. Go: June 28–30, 2013; goplaynw.org The Official Star Trek Convention Order up some tea—earl grey, hot—to prepare for this enterprising Star Trek event. This year’s guests include William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew. Go: August 24–25, 2013; creationent.com PAX Prime One of the must-go gaming events of the year, PAX Prime has areas devoted to console, tabletop, PC, and handheld games, as well as nerdcore concerts and an exhibit hall where gamers can test out new releases. Go: August 30–September 2, 2013; paxsite.com Page 28 Visit Seattle

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RainFurrest Expect furry fandom at this event all about anthropomorphic arts and entertainment. Go: September 26–29, 2013; rainfurrest.org BrickCon Public Exhibition During the two public-access days of this Lego convention, see dazzling displays, stock up on gear at the Brick Bazaar, and build your own creation in the Building Zone. Go: October 5–6, 2013; brickcon.org GeekGirlCon Female geeks, this one’s just for you. Dress up like your favorite heroine, hear short lectures from successful women in geeky professions, and meet your fellow nerdettes. Go: October 19–20, 2013; geekgirlcon.org Aki Con Part anime convention, part geek party, this annual convention features a kickoff rave, nightly concerts, LARPing tournaments,

cosplay contests, and a gaming arcade. Go: October 25–27, 2013; akicon.org Emerald City Comicon Cosplay, comics, and celebrities—what more could a geek ask for? The guests in 2013 included Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Adam West (Batman), and Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown). Go: March 28–30, 2014; emeraldcity comicon.com Norwescon This science fiction and fantasy convention includes writer, moviemaking, and costuming workshops, as well as a masquerade contest and gaming tournaments. Go: April 17–20, 2014; norwescon.org Sakura-Con Celebrate Japanese pop culture at the oldest anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Dress up like your favorite character, take part in karaoke, or settle into the 24/7 theater for nonstop anime-watching. Go: April 18–20, 2014; sakuracon.org Crypticon At the largest horror-themed convention in the Pacific Northwest, pick up scary props, attend a horror film festival, and see frightfully famous faces. Go: 2014 dates TBA; crypticonseattle.com

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From a sprawling sculpture park to King Lear on the lawn, here’s where to get an alfresco art fix this year.  With impressive works and show-stealing views of the Olympic Mountains, the free Olympic Sculpture Park is perfect for an art-filled walk. Check out Alexander Calder’s soaring red Eagle and the sculpted-metal mastery of Roxy Paine’s Steel Tree. See the collection of Seattle’s glass-working Michelangelo, Dale Chihuly, at the base of the Space Needle. Opened in 2012, Chihuly Garden and Glass showcases roomfuls of vividly

colored glass, from blown-glass bowls to exuberant chandeliers to spiraling towers. As if Seattle’s iconic Space Needle weren’t enough of a Kodak moment, the surrounding public art in Seattle Center is primed for a photo op, too. The red valves of Olympic Iliad tempt onlookers to peer up, while Black Lightning juts out from the ground as a massive, angular bolt. In the center, International Fountain spouts water in time to five different musical pieces, including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a mix of Pacific Northwest rock. visitseattle.org

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Kerry Park’s hole-in-a-square Changing Form sculpture, created by Seattle native Doris Totten Chase, boasts an impressive skyline backdrop that only enhances its beauty. On glorious days, find wedding parties snapping photos or even a surprise proposal. Kids will enjoy hanging off the stainless steel Salmon Waves—an outdoor sculpture that resembles something from a Tim Burton movie—at Hiram Chittenden Locks. At dusk, the artwork is illuminated with flashing blue lights that project images of smolt salmon, the same fish that swim just a few feet away in the water below. Encounter the ancient art form of ceremonial tea in living, breathing detail every third Saturday of the month at Japanese Tea Gardens. Chado, or the way of tea, is demonstrated for visitors in traditional Japanese style in the lush gardens of the Washington Park Arboretum. Sessions last around 40 minutes, and if you would like to indulge, a tea ticket costs $5. Settle on the grass for a performance of the Bard’s famous plays. GreenStage heads to 12 different park locations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Lear, July through August, while Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O summer series hits various parks for free productions of Henry V and The Tempest this summer. Still want more? Gather on the lawn at Volunteer Park Conservatory for the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival (July 13–14), featuring performances by local theater companies, including comedy troupe Jet City Improv. Bumbershoot Olympic Sculpture Park

Music defines Seattle’s soul, especially during the city’s music-festival season. Make the most of the summer sunshine— which lasts through September—on the outdoor festival circuit. Bumbershoot, the Emerald City’s biggest arts fest, takes over Seattle Center on Labor Day weekend with 12 stages of diverse acts, including big-name headliners (Death Cab for Cutie, Heart, and Fun.) and a loaded lineup of theater, dance, and comedy. Capitol Hill Block Party turns the urban landscape into a hipster paradise of buzzy bands—like the Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, and Pickwick—while the new Timber! Outdoor Music Festival brings indie rock to the rural fields of Carnation, just 30 miles east of Seattle. At the Sub Pop Records Silver Jubilee in Georgetown, the local label celebrates its 25th

anniversary with a free day of live alt-rock from Mudhoney, Shearwater, and other signed acts. If the sun isn’t your thing, Decibel Festival’s five days of dark dance floors and pulsating electronic music are rave worthy, while in fall, visitors can sample the best variety of the local music scene with the Reverb Festival. Those seeking a classic sound also have options. Strings come to life at Benaroya Hall during Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, which features free public recitals preceding performances of Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven. And for those craving a more improvised sound, Earshot Jazz Festival includes top local and international talent and Seattle’s high school jazz bands performing more than 50 concerts at venues around town. —Seth Sommerfeld

En Plein Air: HChihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St • GreenStage greenstage.org • Hiram Chittenden Locks 3015 54th St NW • Japanese Tea Gardens 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E • HJet City Improv jetcityimprov.com • Kerry Park 211 W Highland Dr • HOlympic Sculpture Park 2901 Western Ave • HSeattle Center 305 Harrison St • Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival 1247 15th Ave E; greenstage.org/sotf • Seattle Shakespeare Company seattleshakespeare.org • Best Fests: Bumbershoot Aug 31–Sept 2; bumbershoot.org • Capitol Hill Block Party July 26–28; capitolhillblockparty.com • Decibel Festival Sept 25–29; dbfestival.com • HEarshot Jazz Festival Oct 1–Nov 17; earshot.org • Reverb Festival Dates TBA; seattleweekly.com • HSeattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival June 29–July 26; seattlechamber music.org • Sub Pop Records Silver Jubilee July 13; silverjubilee.subpop.com • Timber! Outdoor Music Festival July 26–27; timbermusicfest.com • HFor more Visit Seattle art, theater, and music partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/arts

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Seattle’s largest glassblowing studio Located between Ballard and Fremont, we are just 3 miles North of Downtown; only a 5 minute walk from bus routes 28 & 40. handmade in the USA

Our studio has designed and produced exquisite, affordable and collectible handmade glass items for more than 36 years. Free tours available: Monday-Friday between 10am-2pm By appointment only. Please call 206-782-6548. 600 NW 40th St, Seattle 98107 www.glasseye.com

Catch a bird’s eye view of our process from our gallery and share our passion for handmade art glass.

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First Thursday More than 80 galleries, bookstores, and coffeehouses in Pioneer Square participate in the city’s oldest art walk, February–December, 6–8pm. Plus, various museums and galleries offer free admission the first Thursday of the month.

Second Saturday In Ballard, shop for jewelry, apparel, and paintings along Ballard Avenue and Market Street, monthly from 6–9pm. And at Georgetown’s monthly Art Attack (6–9pm) potters, blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other artisans show off their craft, and the free Art Ride bus offers dropoffs along the route.

First Friday Every month, boutiques and restaurants in the “Center of the Universe”— really, Fremont—turn into art galleries, while food trucks keep TRIP TIP art-walkers fed, 6–9pm.

Third Thursday From May to September, Columbia City’s Bohemian Backstreets features traditional works alongside Take photos of spoken word, dance, and music Second Wednesday Stroll the Seattle art performances, 9pm–midnight. down N 45th in Wallingford, scene and tweet And every month in the Interwhere cafes and shops display them to national District, local and everything from woodblock @VisitSeattle international artists display prints to oil paintings, May masterpieces while restauthrough September, 6–9pm. rants offer food for $5 or less, 5–8pm. Second Thursday See edgy pieces and performance art at Blitz Capitol Hill Art Walk, Third Friday Head to “The Ave” (Univer5–8pm, or abstracts and other works in West sity Way) for a showcase of prints, paintings, Seattle, 6–9pm. White Center’s RatCity Art- photographs, and mixed media works in the City includes music, dance, and visual art at U District every month, 6–9pm. breweries, bakeries, and more, 6–9pm. Ongoing The Storefronts Seattle program Second Friday Some 40 businesses and 60 fills empty window displays around the city artists participate in a joint effort between with pop-up installations, sculptures, and even breakdancing workshops. Phinney Ridge and Greenwood, 6–9pm.

A tugboat captain opened Seattle’s oldest tattoo shop in 1941.

Suzanna Fisher of Damask Tattoo

ART WALK: seattleartwalks.org and freemuseumday.org • PRETTY IN INK: Damask Tattoo 2206 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 202; 206-257-0051; damasktattoo.com • Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo 1529 Western Ave; 206-622-1535; madamelazongastattoo.com • Seattle Tattoo Emporium Multiple locales, including 1508 Boren Ave; tattooemporiums.com • Seattle Tattoo Expo August 9–11; seattletattooexpo.com • HFor more art and museum partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/arts

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Tattoos are as characteristic of Seattleites as a good cup of joe. During the Seattle Tattoo Expo, August 9–11, the ink flows as artists and aficionados from around the world celebrate the craft. Get a permanent souvenir at the expo, or better yet, visit local artists on their own turf. Think tattoo, and the word “eco-friendly” doesn’t usually come to mind—but then Damask Tattoo in Upper Queen Anne is far from typical. Quirky Victorian and up-cycled furnishings welcome ink lovers to this spalike studio. Damask uses vegan inks, while its aftercare products boast petroleum-free, vegan ingredients. The talented ladies here do custom tattoos, portraits, and permanent cosmetics by appointment only. Purists of the craft may enjoy a trip to Seattle Tattoo Emporium, which boasts the title of Seattle’s oldest tattoo shop. The Emporium was opened in 1941 by a tugboat operator– turned–tattoo artist. Today there are six locations in the area and more than seven artists, but time hasn’t altered the shop’s classic tattoo roots. Expect “straightup” style and storefronts on the salty side. Known for her fiery red hair and ridiculous talent, Vyvyn Lazonga is an industry icon. One of the first female artists to work for herself—not a male shop owner—Lazonga has won countless awards over a 40-plus-year career and is known for creating tattoos to cover mastectomy scars for breast cancer survivors. Look for Madame Lazonga’s Tattoo at Pike Place Market. —Heather Caro

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Hard Rock Cafe’s rooftop deck

Drink in the View by JULIE H. CASE

Before dinner or in the afterglow, Seattle serves up everything from Olympic peaks to city skylines alongside craft cocktails, local wines, and fresh brews. Settle in and catch these sights as you sip. Sails and sunbeams: Boats keel as they leave the harbor right outside the window of Magnolia’s Palisade restaurant. Add to that a slew of tropical drinks and a happy hour so nice it happens twice (3–6pm and 9pm–close), and it may be hard to leave this perch on the side of the bluff.

Rocking market: The Pike Place Market sign looms at the western end of Pike Street 24 hours a day, but it’s at night that the icon comes into its full glory. Catch a glimpse of light-specked car ferries crossing behind the jeweled sign from the rooftop deck of the Hard Rock Cafe before—or after—taking in a show downstairs or at the nearby Showbox. Icons against nature: Perched above I-5 on Capitol Hill is hipster haven dive bar The Lookout. Stroll past pups curled up on wooden benches and a crowd of locals visitseattle.org

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circling the bar to a raised anteroom set in front of tall windows surrounded by greenery. Settle in here or on the sort-of-urbanjungle back deck for happy hour until 7pm or late-night breakfast after 11pm, and for views of Lake Union shimmering in platinum below, the Space Needle towering above the Seattle Center, and the Olympic Mountains jutting above the Sound in the distance. Floatplanes and ship canals: For those who can’t get a reservation in the dining room of Canlis, Seattle’s oldest fine-dining establishment, small plates, libations, and craft cocktails are served in the lounge, which offers views of Lake Union below and the University of Washington in the distance.

live and on stage With Seattle music venues seemingly only outnumbered by coffee shops, there are plenty of places to catch indie up-andcomers and national headlining acts. That means the hardest decision any music lover may have to make is where to spend the night. Here are some of our favorite venues: There’s a true sense of history at a few of Seattle’s top venues, including the Seattle Theatre Group’s Moore and Paramount Theatres. The Moore Theatre, built in 1907, is Seattle's oldest operating theater, and—outside of area headliners—now brings in the biggest musical acts. The Paramount Theatre opened in 1928 as a grand movie theater but today hosts concerts as well as most of the touring productions of Broadway shows that come through town. For more than seven decades, Showbox at the Market has hosted artists ranging from Duke Ellington to Sinatra to Pearl Jam. Its reputation as one of the finest music clubs around isn’t just a local opinion: In April Rolling Stone named it to the list of “The Best Big Rooms in America.” Benaroya Hall serves as the premier venue for Seattle’s best classical music concerts. Its spacious and acoustically tuned halls act as

the home for the Seattle Symphony and the ideal spot for touring virtuosos from around the world. Those seeking the coolest cuttingedge indie rock, hip-hop, and electronic music should climb up Capitol Hill to check out shows at Neumos. Looking for dinner and a show? The Triple Door offers a wide variety of rock, folk, and singer-songwriters in a hip dinner-theater setting. For those with specialized genre tastes, Highway 99 Blues Club and Jazz Alley both feature the top offerings in their respective fields. Some of the city’s best venues require a venture outside the downtown hub. Columbia City Theater sports stunning acoustics and hosts many local record releases, as well as the occasional big name—think Fitz and the Tantrums—looking to play an extremely intimate setting. Seattle isn’t exactly a country hotbed, but devotees can slip on their boots and twang it up at Greenlake’s premier (and only) country bar, Little Red Hen. Tractor Tavern, in the heart of Ballard’s bar scene, provides the perfect place to grab a cheap beer and get rowdy while watching Americana, alt-country, and blues-rock acts. —Seth Sommerfeld

Puget Sound peekaboos: To one side, there’s the Magnolia bluff; the other, West Seattle’s Alki beach. Meanwhile, lush green islands rise in the distance, the Space Needle hovers overhead, and the sun glints off Elliott Bay below AQUA by El Gaucho at the end of Pier 70. Come for the seafood bacchanalia; stay to catch a glimpse of sea otters surfacing on a sunny day. Canlis overlooks Lake Union

LIVE AND ON STAGE: HBenaroya Hall 200 University St • Columbia City Theater 4916 Rainier Ave S • Highway 99 Blues Club 1414 Alaskan Way • Jazz Alley 2033 Sixth Ave • Little Red Hen 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE • HThe Moore Theatre 1932 Second Ave • HNeumos 925 E Pike St • HThe Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St • Showbox at the Market 1426 First Ave • Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave NW • HThe Triple Door 216 Union St • DRINK IN THE VIEW: HAQUA by El Gaucho 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70 • HCanlis 2576 Aurora Ave N • HHard Rock Cafe 116 Pike St • The Lookout 757 Bellevue Ave E • HPalisade 2601 W Marina Pl • HFor more Visit Seattle entertainment and dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play and visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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eattle may as well be called music city given the number of bands who got their start here. While some of the those rock-’n’-roll greats are no longer around, their legacy lives on at venues across town. Seemingly every grunge band of note once played the Central Saloon (“Seattle’s oldest saloon”). Aspiring bands still play there today hoping lightning will strike twice. It’s said the management offices of Soundgarden and Alice in Chains also used to be upstairs. Downtown’s Vain wasn’t always a trendy hair salon. Back in the day, it was also one of the city’s best independent clubs, the Vogue. Nirvana played what is widely considered its first Seattle show here, although debate rages as to whether that honor might instead belong to the Central. Seattle’s The striking architecture of the Seattle Central d Hea Library has captured international attention, but it’s also and the where The Head and the Heart got its start, rehearsing in Heart the piano practice rooms. The band members originally met at open mic nights at Ballard’s Conor Byrne Pub. The Beatl es at In May 1988, The Corn Sisters—Neko Case and Edgewat er Hotel Carolyn Mark—recorded their live show at beloved Ballard watering hole Hattie’s Hat. The recording was later released as the live album The Other Women in 2000. The Seattle Aquarium was the unexpected locale chosen for the listening party for Alice in Chains’ Facelift album in 1990. The Beatles were one of many rock acts to stay at the Edgewater Hotel, and you can even book their suite, room 272. Beatles tribute band British Export occasionally plays the hotel’s Six Seven restaurant. Seattle Center, built for the 1962 World’s Fair, was first seen on film in the aptly named Elvis pic It Happened at the World’s Fair. A public vigil for Kurt Cobain was held after his death on April 10 at the International Fountain. You can unearth more rock trivia at EMP Museum. And then, there are those places seen on the big screen. The Paramount is in Soundgarden’s Motorvision and Nirvana’s Live at the Paramount, while Mad Season’s “Live at the Moore” and Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow” video were filmed at The Moore. More recently, Fun.’s video for “Why Am I the One” was shot at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, and Capitol Hill’s Unicorn and Value Village are just two of the locations seen in Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” video. Artis the Spoonman Sir Mix-a-Lot rolls the Hill in “My Posse’s on Broadway,” stopping at Seattle Central Community College and Dick’s Drive-In, because it’s “the place where the cool hang out.” Pike Place Market has long been home to buskers, including Arlo Guthrie, Jim Page, and the still performing Artis the Spoonman, made famous by Soundgarden in 1994.

The patio at Pony

Out, on the town

In a city that celebrated when marriage equality became a reality last fall, good nightlife options for LGBT patrons come in all forms, from lounges in trendy downtown hotels such as the W Seattle, Ace Hotel, Alexis Hotel, and Hotel Max to hip bars in lively outlying neighborhoods. A 15-minute walk east of downtown, however, leads to Capitol Hill, a vibrant district whose colorful Pine and Pike Street corridor is the hub of Seattle’s gay nightlife scene. Seattle’s favorite lesbian hangout, Wildrose, has been drawing spirited crowds for its dragking shows and live concerts since opening in 1984. Nearby, mainstays include the longrunning, high-energy club Neighbours, which stays open for dancing two hours after last call (until 4am) on weekends, and R Place, a threefloor complex offering everything from drag shows to go-go dancers. The Seattle Eagle has been a draw with the gay leather community, and The Cuff’s upstairs bar attracts a similarly bearish and butch bunch of guys; its basement dance floor caters to a broader crowd. Then there’s Capitol Hill’s newest hot spot, Q Nightclub, a glamorous, chicly designed space with state-of-the-art sound (rated sixth best in the US by online music store Beatreport) and swank bars ideal for mingling. Look beyond these high-profile venues, however, and you’ll find a slew of laid-back, friendly, and often quirky neighborhood gay bars, including retro-inspired Pony, with its popular patio; cosmopolitan The Lobby Bar—a favorite for watching RuPaul’s Drag Race when it’s on the air—the bear-welcoming and eclectic CC Attle’s, with its edgy urban vibe; and the intimate and stylish Purr, a conversation-friendly video bar. Considering the many LGBT-popular neighborhood hot spots with a more-than-worthy food and beverage scene—Oddfellows, Poco Wine Room and Spirits, Quinn’s, and Saint John’s, to name a few—it’s easy to see why eclectic Capitol Hill is Seattle’s must-see for gay visitors. —Andrew Collins

POP CULTURE: Central Saloon 207 First Ave S • Conor Byrne Pub 5140 Ballard Ave NW • HDick’s Drive-In 115 Broadway Ave E • HEdgewater Hotel and HSix Seven 2411 Alaskan Way • HEMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N • Hattie’s Hat 5231 Ballard Ave NW • HThe Moore Theatre 1932 Second Ave • HThe Paramount Theatre 911 Pine St • HPike Place Market 85 Pike St • HPurple Cafe and Wine Bar 1225 Fourth Ave • HSeattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way • HSeattle Central Library 1000 Fourth Ave • Unicorn 1118 E Pike St • Vain (formerly Vogue) 2018 First Ave • Value Village 1525 11th Ave • on the town: HAce Hotel 2423 First Ave • HAlexis Hotel 1007 First Ave • CC Attle’s 1701 E Olive Way • The Cuff 1533 13th Ave • HHotel Max 620 Stewart St • The Lobby Bar 916 E Pike St • Neighbours 1509 Broadway • Oddfellows 1525 10th Ave • Poco 1408 E Pine St • Pony 1221 E Madison St • Purr 1518 11th Ave • Q Nightclub 1426 Broadway Ave • Quinn’s 1001 E Pike St • R Place 619 E Pine St • Saint John’s 719 E Pike St • Seattle Eagle 314 E Pike St • HW Seattle 1112 Fourth Ave • Wildrose 1021 E Pike St • HFor more Visit Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org

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To Mariners fans, a day at Safeco Field means soaking up scenic views, chowing on salmon hoagies, and swilling craft beers. Here’s how to batter up for a day in the stands: WHERE TO SIT Grab a seat along the baseline, where you’ll be close enough to nab a foul-ball grounder. Meanwhile, spots in the outfield bleachers start at an affordable $5. Want the restaurant experience? Reserve a seat in Hit It Here Cafe, where table service, counter seats, and open views from right field class up the baseball

experience. To really cheer for the Ms, though, join the King’s Court. For every game that pitcher “King” Felix Hernandez starts, fans seated in section 150 receive a “Long Live the King” T-shirt and matching K strikeout cards. WHERE TO EAT Along with standard ballpark fare, Seattlebased eateries Ivar’s and Kidd Valley do clam chowder, garlic fries, and other local faves. Head to Edgar’s Cantina—that’d be Edgar Martinez—for a lineup of tortas, tacos, and crunchy chicharones, or tuck into visitseattle.org

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a spicy-tuna-and-cream-cheese Seattle Roll at Safeco Field Sushi. For gourmet eats, head to the ’Pen, where Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell and Apizza’s Bill Pustari dream up crêpes, oyster po’boys, and Neapolitan-style pizzas using local ingredients. There’s plenty for fans with dietary restrictions, too, like the Natural’s vegan chili cheese dog or Bao-Choi’s steamed Korean-eggplant bun with kimchi mayo. WHERE TO DRINK Safeco has more than 50 different types of brews. Start tailgating two-and-a-half hours before the game in the ’Pen, where beer flows from 40 tap handles at the Rail bar and sells at happy hour prices ($5) until an hour before first pitch. Choose a spirit at Caught Looking Lounge, or sip an artisanal mezcal cocktail at Edgar’s Cantina. Elsewhere in the park, barkeeps pull pints of Elysian, Pyramid, and other local brews at Ales of the Northwest, and a sommelier uncorks bottles of Washington reds and whites at First Base Vine.

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WILD SEATTLE A black bear once raced through northshark: the sixgill. West Seattle’s Seacrest Cove west Seattle like a hipster about to miss 2 remains a favorite scuba site, both for vivid a flash mob. But most animal encounters are marine life and views of the skyline. Nondivers more easygoing, just like the city itself. can pilot a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or The urban safari starts at the waterline, explore the Alki Beach bike path, stopping to where pretty predators—orange refuel at Salty’s on Alki Beach. and purple sunflower stars—can While orcas sometimes frisk off speed along 40 inches a minute this coastline in cooler months, on their 15,000 tube feet. Seattle Take photos of boaters and beachcombers more Aquarium naturalists lead free Seattle’s unique often espy osprey and barrelsummertime tide pool tours. wildlife and rolling California sea lions. From These range from the Sculpture tweet them to late June to September, harbor Park’s pocket beach downtown @VisitSeattle seal pups snooze in coves—or to Ballard’s Golden Gardens with on logs and even kayaks. Never its sweeping, sandy cove and approach a baby, however: it’s marshland harboring beavers. against the law. Just call the Seal Sitters at Two miles south, glimpse salmon—coho, 206-905-SEAL. chinook, and sockeye—at the Hiram ChitAmid all this aquatic glory, don’t forget to tenden Locks from June through November. A look up, especially in the city’s birding hot glass-walled fish ladder reveals their upstream spot. Seattle’s largest park—Discovery in battle. Magnolia—weighs in with 534 acres and more Under Puget Sound’s 46–56°F waters, than 270 avian species, including barred owls, muppety wolf eels arrow past giant Pacific pileated woodpeckers, and the occasional octopi and the world’s third-largest predatory bald eagle. —Amanda Castleman

WHERE TO EXPLORE In the ’Pen, watch pitches whizz by from 10 feet away, and hang around the gate on the patio for a chance to score a player’s autograph. Tweet a pic to @Mariners for a chance to appear on the big screen, bring the heat at Mojo Pitching Cage (three pitches cost $2), or pose behind the sportscaster desk with a bronze likeness of late play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus. Kids can pose with the team’s antlered mascot at the Moose Den, while everyone can enjoy views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and the Space Needle at Lookout Landing on the Upper Concourse. Not your average ballpark fare: carne asada tacos from Edgar’s Cantina

WILD: Alki Beach 1702 Alki Ave SW • Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd • Hiram Chittenden Locks 3015 NW 54th St • HSalty’s 1936 Harbor Ave SW • Seacrest Cove 2 1660 Harbor Ave SW • HSeattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way • SAFECO: HSafeco Field 1250 First Ave S; mariners.mlb.com • HFor more Visit Seattle outdoor recreation and spectator sport partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/outdoor-adventure and visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/spectator-sports

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Restaurants. Shopping. Hotels. Arts and Entertainment. Meeting Spaces. Golf. Watersports. Hiking. Sightseeing.

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hite-water rafting on the Wenatchee River means splashing into class-III rapids surrounded by rugged cliffs, Douglas fir, and Ponderosa pine. Blue Sky Outfitters offers trips starting near Leavenworth, two hours east of Seattle, throughout the summer for those 8 and older. Washington state has its own archipelago, and when you kayak around the San Juan Islands, you can see firsthand how the forest meets the sea. Keep an eye out for bald eagles and, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of Puget Sound’s resident orcas. Start in Anacortes with Anacortes Kayak Tours, or ferry to Friday Harbor and paddle with Outdoor Odysseys. Get the quintessential Mount Rainier experience in an afternoon by hiking to Camp Muir. This nine-mile trek climbs to 10,188 feet and offers stunning sights. Can’t handle the action? Catch the Mt. Rainier Gondola at Crystal Mountain Resort for lunch and a scenic look at the volcano. Tens of thousands of people hike Mount Si each year, making this eight-mile trail the

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most popular in the state. Start near North Bend and climb 3,700 feet for terrific views of the Sound’s coastal plain. Prefer a slower pace? Try Little Si for a gentler hike. Certified scuba divers plunge into Hood Canal to experience one of the most revered diving locations in the world. Marvel at the wolf eels, rockfish, lingcod, anemones, and giant Pacific octopi in the aquatic wilds. Need to rent gear? Hood Sport ’N Dive has you covered. You can’t get salmon any fresher than fishing for it yourself. Rivers around Puget Sound teem with pink, coho, chum, chinook, and sockeye at different times, but keep your eye on the Skagit and Snohomish Rivers in September. Westside Guide Service also offers trips to the best fishing locales on the Olympic Peninsula, Cowlitz, and Columbia. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Olympic National Park is home to four temperate rain forests—Hoh, Queets, Quinault, and Bogachiel. Trek through old-growth trees on the well-groomed Hoh River-Five Mile Island trail or the accessible Hall of Mosses.

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FLOAT ON: Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club 1303 NE Boat St • HCenter for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St • HHot Tub Boat Rentals 2520 Westlake Ave N • HIvar’s Salmon House 401 NE Northlake Way • Seattle Ferry Service 860 Terry Ave N • Surf Ballard 6300 Seaview Ave NW • Waterfront Activities Center 3900 Montlake Blvd NE • OUTDOOR ESCAPES: Anacortes Kayak Tours anacorteskayaktours.com • Blue Sky Outfitters blueskyoutfitters.com • HCrystal Mountain Resort crystalmountain resort.com • Hood Sport ’N Dive 24080 N Hwy 101, Hoodsport; hoodsportndive.com • Outdoor Odysseys outdoorodysseys.com • Westside Guide Service westsideguide. com • HFor more Visit Seattle outdoor recreation partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/outdoor-adventure

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A floatplane drops onto the water a few hundred yards away, skidding to a slow cruise below the downtown skyline. Stand-up paddleboarders push themselves along against the backdrop of historic coal ovens. A man in a bathrobe steps out of his living room, onto his lake-top deck, and waters his ferns. And I’m taking it all in, electrically puttering along, chestdeep in a hot tub as the sun sets over Queen Anne Hill. It feels like an Old Spice commercial. Seattle’s Lake Union is arguably the country’s most urban (in a good way) lake, complete with everything from waterside restaurants—like classic Northwest seafood outpost Ivar’s Salmon House or the Baja-style Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club—to island-hopping planes and working Alaska fishing vessels. Perhaps the only thing cooler than a motorized hot tub is piloting one—or an electric boat, a canoe rented from UW’s Waterfront Activities Center, or a stand-up paddleboard from Surf Ballard—through the lake’s floating neighborhoods. Cruise by the Craftsman bungalow made famous in Sleepless in Seattle (near the southeast side of the Aurora Bridge), ramshackle sailor hovels oozing shanty-chic, and million-dollar Northwest-modern cubes of Doug fir and steel siding. Or paddle west past Fremont to the Ballard Locks or east past dripping willow branches at the arboretum to Lake Washington. Mariners and sailboat captains can rent a Beetle Cat, Knockabout, or rowboat at the Center for Wooden Boats. For those not into piloting, the center offers free Sunday tours aboard the steamboat Puffin. And kids will love the Sunday ice-cream cruise from the Seattle Ferry Service. The vibrant, eclectic life everywhere on and around Lake Union is just what you’d hope for on a lake that seems to be sticking its fat finger into the belly of the city. —David Hanson

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Experience the foothills of majestic Mt. Rainier aboard the longest continuously operating steam train railroad in the Northwest! Plus, see the history of the NW logging industry come to life through a guided tour of our NEW museum featuring our large collection of steam engines, logging equipment & artifacts.

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Welcome to wine country. As the second largest producer of premium wine in the US, Washington is worth a taste. Several of our 13 AVAs also offer great touring. Walla Walla Valley It’s easy to sip and stroll among tasting rooms for more than a dozen of the valley’s 100-plus wineries in the quaint downtown, including Charles Smith, Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback, and Spring Valley. Outside town you’ll find the real action, though. Stop west of town at Long Shadows and take in live music on

a Friday night, or drop by the airport area, where more than 20 tasting rooms—including Dunham Cellars, Buty, and Syzygy—reside in converted military buildings. Pioneers such as Walla Walla Vintners fill the hills to the east, while Northstar, Pepper Bridge (with its subterranean wine caves), and Sleight of Hand Cellars are tucked among rolling fields to the south. Yakima Valley More than one-third of Washington’s grapes are grown in its oldest visitseattle.org

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wine region, east of the Cascades. In Yakima, Gilbert Cellars and Treveri Sparkling Cellars are among a handful of tasting rooms, while at Prosser’s Vintner’s Village you may stumble upon live music on the lawn outside Apex Cellars. East of town are Chinook Wines (one of the state’s founding wineries), Mercer Estates, and Alexandria Nicole, where insiders know to ask about the secret tasting room.

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hile tasting your way across the state would be ideal, you needn’t travel far to sample our 30-plus varietals. Around Seattle, a handful of wineries offer urban tasting experiences. Tucked among rows of industrial buildings in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, you’ll find Nota Bene Cellars, with its reds and blends mostly aged in new French oak, and Cadence, where the reds are sourced primarily from Red Mountain vineyards. In the heart of Seattle, along the Queen Anne side of the ship canal, Almquist Family Vineyards and a handful of other wineries operate out of a crush pad in the industrial space attached to the Book Bindery. And then there’s Eight Bells, sandwiched between corrugated steel and concrete walls at the end of a Roosevelt neighborhood pedestrian alley. Here, two NOAA scientists and a former lawyer pour pinot gris from Oregon grapes and reds from Yakima Valley and Red Mountain. Take a tour of the industrial space, and the founders will usually show off their chemistry sets, AVA maps, and ornate commemorative certificates of various maritime accomplishments, which also explains how many of the wines got their names. Hint: They’ve crossed the equator, traversed the Panama Canal, and more. Head 25 miles northeast to Woodinville

to access nearly 100 tasting rooms Lake Chelan One-stop (as well as breweries and distilleries). More than 18 wineries perch in the hills sip: Check out Taste This wine haven is anchored by two above this brilliant blue, 50.5-mile-long Washington large wineries that straddle Woodlake. The south shore hosts six wineries, every March inville-Redmond Road: Columbia including Nefarious Cellars; Karma or 20Something The New Winery and Chateau Ste. Michelle, Vineyards, which makes sparkling wine Vintage each which hosts as many as 20 concerts in the traditional mode—methode ChamNovember. every summer. penoise; and Tsillan Cellars, with its At Woodinville’s Hollywood dissweeping lawns and views. trict, check out some 30 smaller Across the lake, 10 more wineries tasting rooms, such as Gorman Winery, await, including Hard Row to Hoe with its home to pinball and lots of Red Mountain naming history that’s more of a boats-andfruit; DeLille Cellars, the only winery in broads tale than Depression-era saga. the world to make both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wines of the Nefarious Cellars World list for two consecutive years; and boutique premium winery Mark Ryan. On a hill above the district, Adams Bench offers structured, often opaque reds and an exceptionally friendly winemaker. Meet your maker in the Warehouse district, and sample 40 different wineries within a single mile, where you’ll run into winemakers at work at most of the rooms—including at Guardian Cellars and Sparkman. Meanwhile, at the wineries across North Woodinville Way, Two Vintners may be pouring a delicious grenache blanc, or Javier Alfonso can be found holding forth at Pomum on how Old World varietals can be grown exceptionally well in Washington state.

See the map on page 106 for all wine regions. • on the vine: Map Yakima Valley’s HAlexandria Nicole, Apex Cellars, Chinook Wines, Gilbert Cellars, Mercer Estates, and Treveri Sparkling Cellars at visityakima.com/washington-wine-country; Red Mountain’s Col Solare, Fidelitas, Goedhart, and Hedges Family Estate at redmountainava.com. Find Walla Walla’s Buty, HCharles Smith, Doubleback, HDunham Cellars, Long Shadows, Northstar, HPepper Bridge, Sleight of Hand Cellars, Spring Valley, Syzygy, and Walla Walla Vintners at wallawallawine.com. Chart Chelan’s Hard Row to Hoe, Karma Vineyards, Nefarious Cellars, and Tsillan Cellars at lakechelanwinevalley.com. SEATTLE: Take a tour from HBon Vivant Wine Tours bonvivanttours.com, HSeattle Wine Tours seattlewinetours.com, or HButler Seattle butlerseattle.com. Plot a course to Seattle’s Almquist Family Vineyards, Cadence, Eight Bells, and Nota Bene Cellars at seattleurbanwineries.com. In Woodinville, find Adams Bench, HChateau Ste. Michelle, HColumbia Winery, HDeLille Cellars, Gorman Winery, and HMark Ryan at woodinvillewinecountry.com; Guardian Cellars, Pomum, HSparkman, and Two Vintners at woodwarewine.com. • HFor more info on Visit Seattle wine partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/wine-country

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Red Mountain Some 15 wineries call Red Mountain home. Wind your way to Fidelitas for random tastes from the library and palatial views of the vineyards below. Family is king at Hedges Family Estate and offshoot Goedhart, where they produce only one varietal—syrah. Further uphill is Col Solare, with its impressive glimpses of the Horse Heaven Hills in the distance. The winery, a partnership between Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Chateau Ste. Michelle, is also the place to catch a sunset.

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old onto your hops: With one of the highest concentrations of breweries in the country, Seattle’s beer scene is making major suds. Established local names Elysian Brewing Company, Pyramid Breweries, Hales Ales, and Pike Brewing Company continue to draw big crowds to their facilities, while a new class of microbreweries is taking hold. Make like a local and bike between tastings at Hilliard’s (pick up a tallboy pack of saison), Reuben’s Brews (featuring hoppy IPAs and tasty ales), Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. (try a carbonated cask-conditioned ale), NW Peaks (seasonal selections include hearty stouts and refreshing hefeweizens), and newest additions Peddler Brewing Company, Populuxe Brewing, and Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company. To taste a variety of local brews in one spot, find a beer list that features dozens—or even hundreds—of options. At the Burgundian in Tangletown, choose from 20 rotating taps and more than twice as many cans and bottles. The bar hosted its first annual Coffee Beer Fest in October 2012, pairing two Pacific Northwest favor-

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CAFE CULTURE One thing to know about Seattleites: We take our coffee very seriously. Not so seriously that you’ll be scoffed at for ordering a frothy, whipped cream–topped Frappuccino—after all, Starbucks was born out of local waters—but seriously enough that the coffeehouse landscape teems with indie cafes, and most establishments, from high-end restaurants to low-key diners, serve locally roasted brews. One of the best ways to dive into the caffeine scene is with a coffee tasting called a cupping, when patrons sniff, swirl, sip, and spit out brews, just like at a wine tasting. tony’s Coffees & teas just west of Phinney Ridge hosts free cuppings every Saturday at noon in its small coffee bar. Ask the incredibly knowledgeable (but never snooty) staff about the various beans, which are roasted north of Seattle in Bellingham. Newbies are welcome, though visit more than once and you’ll recognize familiar faces. To get schooled on expertly roasted beans as well as different preparation methods, head

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ites while highlighting special-edition coffee stouts, lagers, and ales. The bar’s owners Matt Bonney and Matt Vandenberghe also run Fremont’s Brouwer’s—with 64 beers on tap, more than 400 bottles, and 60 different scotches— and specialty beer shop Bottleworks, which stocks nearly a thousand different types of suds in Wallingford. The ultimate opportunity to sample the city’s best brews, though, may be during Seattle Beer Week in May, when 100-plus events dedicated to everything from the state’s nanobreweries to homebrewers to cask ales flood the city. It’s well worth a return visit. Cheers to that.

to Caffe vita.. The small-batch roaster serves cups of vacuum pot–brewed coffee and organic blends at its six Seattle cafes, while the Capitol Hill location also hosts free Public Brewing School sessions the first Saturday of each month. Learn different brewing techniques, such as Bialetti and pour over, to try at home. Or sample various brewing methods any day of the week at Ballard Coffee Works’ “slow bar,” where you can compare and contrast the same beans prepared via a

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siphon pot, French press, AeroPress, or Chemex. Already have your coffee bean bearings? Make like a barista and head to Milstead & Co. in Fremont or tougo t Coffee Co. in the Central District, two shining examples of the next generation of cafe. Both of these places are destinations for the city’s coffee nerds, thanks to their carefully curated rosters of local (Velton’s and Kuma) and national (Los Angeles’s Handsome and Chicago’s Intelligentsia) roasters. Meanwhile, those who prefer their coffee with something extra needn’t stray too far from that sweet spot. top Pot Doughnuts pours up a creamy Ovaltine latte, Fonté does Turkish lattes with raw sugar and cardamom, Caffe Fiore reimagines the mocha with the orange-anddark-chocolate Sevilla, and el Diablo serves the Cubano, two shots of espresso sweetened with caramelized sugar. You may never sleep again. —CL Ballard Coffee Works

BeeR: Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company 4358 B Leary Way NW • Bottleworks 1710 N 45th St • Brouwer’s 400 N 35th St • Burgundian 2253 N 56th St • elysian Brewing Company 542 First Ave S • hales Ales 4301 Leary Way NW • Hhilliard’s 1550 NW 49th St • Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. 1111 NW Ballard Way • nW Peaks 4912 17th Ave NW, Ste B • Peddler Brewing Company 1514 NW Leary Way • HPike Brewing Company 1415 First Ave • Populuxe Brewing 826B NW 49th St • HPyramid Breweries 1201 First Ave S • Reuben’s Brews 1406 NW 53rd St, Ste 1A • Seattle Beer Week seattlebeerweek.com • CoFFee: Ballard Coffee Works 2060 NW Market St • Caffe Fiore Multiple locales, including 224 W Galer St • Caffe vita Multiple locales, including 1005 E Pike St • el Diablo 1811 Queen Anne Ave N, Ste 101 • HFonté 1321 First Ave • Milstead & Co. 770 N 34th St • HStarbucks Multiple locales, including 102 Pike St • tony’s Coffees & teas 7001 NW Third Ave • Htop Pot Doughnuts Multiple locales, including 2124 Fifth Ave • tougo Coffee Co. 1410 18th Ave • HFor more info on Visit Seattle brewery and cafe partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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It could be filet mignon, or hamburger beef; strawberries picked from the chef’s own patch, or nettles foraged from the nearby woods. No matter the dish, the restaurant style or specialties, it’s likely that the ingredients will be fresh and local, and servers will know just who caught the halibut or gathered the honey. Here are just a few of the many eateries that specialize in regionally sourced foods—appetizers to dessert:

and special sauce. That patty is made from an Oregon-based network whose beef is already several steps up from the norm, but if you’re willing to pay a surcharge you’ll get premium grass-fed ground beef from Gleason Family Ranch, a small, fifth-generation Washington ranch known for its great farming practices and astonishingly good flavor. Pair the burger with a shake made with Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, churned in nearby Maltby.

Uneeda Burger It sounds basic—a quarterpound beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles,

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Northwest. But Cupcake Royale, with its signature swirl of rich frosting and creative flavors, is committed to cupcakes that are at least 66 percent local, thanks to Northwest grains, butter and cream from regional dairies, and seasonal ingredients such as Skagit Valley strawberries and wild huckleberries.

Homegrown The sandwich shop was founded on a pledge to serve sustainable foods. A breakfast sandwich might include eggs from Mad Hatcher near Walla Walla and cheese from Beecher’s at Pike Place Market, all served on bread baked with locally milled flours at the business’s own bakery.

Golden Beetle The flavors at this certified-organic Ballard restaurant run by James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines may be Eastern Mediterranean, but the ingredients—as at Hines’s other restaurants, Tilth and Agrodolce—are as Northwest as they come. Hines’s establishment is one of the few restaurants plating meats supplied by family-owned Skagit River Ranch, and she serves wild fish caught by Seattle fisherman Pete Knutson. Even the pizzas feature foraged wild mushrooms or smoked Penn Cove mussels, depending on the season.

Sitka and Spruce The menu at this Capitol Hill restaurant casually refers to “Kurt’s cheese”—that would be farmer-chef Kurt Timmermeister, who delivers wheels of his buttery Camembert-style cheese, named after his own cows, to select Seattle restaurants. Other menu items, like yogurt and bread, are made or baked in-house, or at one of chef-owner Matt Dillon’s other properties. And if Dillon can’t find a supplier he likes enough, well, he has his own Vashon Island property, Old Chaser Farm, where he sources some vegetables, meat, and eggs.

As a port city, Seattle’s long been influenced by the flavors of different cultures. Here are some of our top ways to taste the world: Sushi goes classic at Shiro’s, pristinely nouveau at Sushi Kappo Tamura, and sustainable at Mashiko, while ramen fans slurp their fill at Samurai Noodle and Aloha Ramen. Fans of Indian food began queuing up for Shanik practically the minute they heard Meeru Dhalwala, of Vancouver’s famous Vij’s, was bringing lamb kebabs to town. More classic IndianAmerican saag paneer and tandoori chicken can be found at India Bistro, or varied vegetarian thali plates at Travelers Thali House. The bright, zingy flavors of Vietnamese food sing at Green Leaf, with some added elegance at Tamarind Tree (don’t miss the seven courses of beef). Grab banh mi sandwiches to go at the cash-only Seattle Deli or a big soup bowl of the house specialty, spiked with lime and sprinkled with herb leaves, at Pho Bac. Middle Eastern food is resurgent with the modern Syrian-Lebanese influences of Mamnoon, while classic dips and skewers and mezze reign at Cafe Munir. Authentic Thai dishes please the palate at Mai Thaiku, while highly pedigreed Thai street foods like braised beef cheeks are served fast and fresh at hole-in-the-wall Little Uncle. Wait for the dim sum carts to start rolling at Jade Garden. And for delicacies like shrimpchive dumplings in dressier digs, try the weekend dim sum brunch at Monsoon (where some menu items are made by Jade Garden). —Rebekah Denn Shiro’s dreamy sushi

LOCAL: HCupcake Royale Multiple locales, including 1101 34th Ave • Golden Beetle 1744 NW Market St • Homegrown Multiple locales, including 3416 Fremont Ave N • Sitka and Spruce 1531 Melrose Ave • Uneeda Burger 4302 Fremont Ave N • GLOBAL: Aloha Ramen 8102 Greenwood Ave N • Cafe Munir 2408 NW 80th St • Green Leaf 2800 First Ave • India Bistro 2301 NW Market St • Jade Garden 424 Seventh Ave S • Little Uncle 1509 E Madison St • Mai Thaiku 6705 Greenwood Ave N • Mamnoon 1508 Melrose Ave • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW • Monsoon 615 19th Ave E • Pho Bac Multiple locales, including 1314 S Jackson St • Samurai Noodle Multiple locales, including 606 Fifth Ave S • Seattle Deli 225 12th Ave S • Shanik 500 Terry Ave N • Shiro’s 2401 Second Ave • Sushi Kappo Tamura 2968 Eastlake Ave E • Tamarind Tree 1036 S Jackson St • Travelers Thali House 2524 Beacon Ave S • HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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ore than 200 full-service food in the form of kimchi quesadillas, bulgogi tacos, trucks in the region mean there’s and Spam sliders. Vegetarians have options, too, an on-the-fly dish for every taste— including the “sexy tofu,” at the truck’s regular at every hour of the day. Bring stops all around town. cash (not all trucks take plastic), Snack alert: hotcakes … on a stick? Stuffed with check seattlefoodtruck.com for locations and fillings such as fried chicken and maple butter or updated hours, and eat your way around the city: blueberry-lemon ricotta, the eat-as-you-go treats Four-star fine-dining chef Danielle Custer are griddled up at My Sweet Lil Cakes, generally leapt behind the wheel to open Monte at 1208 Pine Street, from 11am to Cristo: Gourmet Grilled Cheese and 3pm on Thursdays and 11am to 3am TRIP TIP Mobile Melts. Starting at 7:30am she on Friday and Saturday. Twice a year, and co-chef Royal Gunter bring melty Brew lover’s haven Chuck’s Seattle’s best local cheeses to cheddar biscuits with Hop Shop in Greenwood regufood trucks sausage gravy and croque-madames. larly hosts a food truck in its congregate for Lunch features a five-cheese-blend parking lot from around 4 to 9pm the @Mobile grilled cheese, paired with house-made to add substantial bite to the store’s FoodRodeo. tomato soup. remarkable selection of on-tap Slate Coffee Company’s Airand bottled beers. Often on the stream trailer, generally parked at weekly rotation are Where Ya At 14th Avenue and Madison Street from 8am to Matt, with Matt’s famous gumbo and po’boy 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday, isn’t your sandwiches, and Falafel Salam, with its mobile typical drive-through. No vanilla mochas here; falafels and schwarma. Slate uses carefully sourced, fresh-roasted beans Late-night eats have long meant pulling up to to brew straight pour-over coffee to order, or to a steaming hot dog cart, but these days, hearty pull plain espresso shots on its snazzy Italian chili, meaty tacos, and sweet-and-savory Native espresso machines. American frybreads can be found on weekends at During lunch, Hawaiian and Korean cuisines Off The Rez, on Capitol Hill from 10pm to 2am. play off each other at Marination Mobile (voted Bonus: traditional dishes get modern tweaks like the best food truck on Good Morning America) the homemade lemon curd.

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate » Local chef Tom Douglas is no stranger to this show, where Food Network personalities dish about favorite eats. Three of Douglas’s restaurants have been mentioned: Serious Pie for the mushroom and truffle cheese pizza, Lola for its sugarcoated doughnuts, and Dahlia Lounge for its Dungeness crab cakes.

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Man v. Food » Eternally hungry host Adam Richman takes on food-eating challenges in this Travel Channel show. While in Seattle, he visits Crab Pot for a steaming mountain of shellfish, Red Mill for a fist-size bacon burger, and Beth’s Cafe for an omelet-eating challenge. Understandably, food won this time: The 12-egg Southwestern Exposure omelet is stuffed with chili and cheese and served with hash browns and toast on a pizza tray.

TV is hot for Seattle—especially among food and travel shows. Ditch the remote: It’s time to eat around the city like the culinary stars. The Layover » Anthony Bourdain visited Seattle last July for 36 hours of eating and drinking. The surly host mentioned 21 restaurants and cafes, making an appearance at eight. Some highlights: oysters at the Walrus and the Carpenter, 14-day dry-aged Muscovy duck at Canlis, and a pint of Manny’s Pale Ale at pinball dive bar Shorty’s.

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Top Chef » The 10th season of Bravo’s culinary competition that pits chef-testants against each other featured local foodie icons Thierry Rautureau and Tom Douglas, the Space Needle’s SkyCity restaurant, berry picking at Remlinger Farms, and oyster harvesting at Taylor Shellfish. In Pike Place Market, try cheese curds at Beecher’s or spicy dills from Britt’s Pickles for a taste of the show.

Kitchen Nightmares » Gordon Ramsay chose Greek restaurant Yanni’s for his restaurant makeover, helping family-owners pare a cluttered 71-item menu to 25 focused plates. Did it work? Try revamped dishes like zucchini eggplant moussaka with béchamel to be the judge. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives » According to Food Network’s Guy Fieri, flavor is found at Mike’s Chili Parlor, where an 85-year-old chili recipe features a touch of spicy heat. Try the chili cheeseburger with onions and peppers—at only $9, it’s a steal. —Cassandra Sawyer

TRUCKS: Chuck’s Hop Shop 656 NW 85th St • Falafel Salam falafelsalam.com • Marination Mobile marinationmobile.com • Monte Cristo mobilemontecristo.com • My Sweet Lil Cakes mysweetlilcakes.com • Off The Rez offthereztruck.com • Slate Coffee Company slatecoffee.com • Where Ya At Matt chucks85th.com • food TV: Map it with the TVFoodMaps app • HBeecher’s 1600 Pike Pl • Beth’s Cafe 7311 Aurora Ave N • Britt’s Pickles 85 Pike St • HCanlis 2576 Aurora Ave N • HCrab Pot 1301 Alaskan Way • HDahlia Lounge 2001 Fourth Ave • HLola 2000 Fourth Ave • Mike’s Chili Parlor 1447 NW Ballard Way • Red Mill Multiple locales, including 312 N 67th St • HRemlinger Farms 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation • HSerious Pie Multiple locales, including 316 Virginia St • Shorty’s 2222 Second Ave • HSkyCity 400 Broad St • Taylor Shellfish 1521 Melrose Ave • Walrus and the Carpenter 4743 Ballard Ave NW • Yanni’s 7419 Greenwood Ave N • HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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SWEET SPOTS Sweets. They’re not just for dessert anymore. With sugar shacks popping up in neighborhood storefronts seemingly every day, thanks in large part to area chefs’ and confectioners’ passion for all things local, getting a taste of Seattle’s sweeter side is like taking candy from a baby. ICE CREAM The creamery scene is flourishing, thanks to shops that make small batches of rare flavors from all-natural ingredients. Whether it’s lavender from Sequim or coffee from Stumptown, Molly Moon’s uses Northwest ingredients and suppliers whenever possible. Salted caramel is a crowd favorite, as well as scout mint made from Girl Scout cookies.

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Boat Street Kitchen The winsome Boat Street Kitchen brings the same effortless French charm to weekend brunch as its neighbor, the acclaimed Boat Street Cafe, brings to dinner. Sip French-press coffee on white linens while nibbling chevre Benedict with goat cheese, rustic cornmeal custard cake with maple syrup, and an amaretto bread pudding to make you forget it’s still morning. Chinook’s The most working-class of the Anthony’s HomePort properties, this clattering sprawler in the heart of Fishermen’s Terminal is all postcard views of docks and bay. Lucky diners may even catch a glimpse of a Deadliest Catch trawler.  Smoked salmon scrambles, Hangtown fries, trout and eggs— it’s the greatest hits of the Seattle morning meal, kicked off with a basket of warm scones to slather with orange honey butter.   Portage Bay Cafe Now in three locations, this classic pancakes-and-scrambles brunch destination pays special attention to sustainability and healthfulness—including organic, gluten-free, and vegan selections. The best part is a toppings bar brimming

with berries, nuts, butters, and syrups to pile on your French toast or oatmeal. The worst part? Guaranteed weekend lines. Revel Upscale Korean fusion brunches happen every weekend at this sleek sophisticate in Fremont. Short rib rice bowls with cilantro chimichurri dripping with egg, porridge topped with candy-sweet delicata squash compote with black currants and pecans, Dungeness egg foo young—some of the most exciting food in town right now is masquerading as luscious breakfast. Smith If there’s anything Seattle hipsters love more than Capitol Hill, it’s Capitol Hill’s classiest brunch bar from tireless impresario (she owns several nightspots) Linda Derschang. At nicked wood tables amid genteel taxidermy and gilded portraits, enjoy pretty dishes like Yukon potato gratin with house-made sausage, or buttermilk waffles with fresh figs and maple syrup, all served up with rich Stumptown coffee and the stiffest mimosas on the Hill.

Pie Tom Douglas’s triple coconut pie is so known around town that it’s listed on Dahlia Bakery’s menu as Tom’s Famous. Can’t give in to a whole one? Don’t worry: there are baby pies, slices, and coco bites, too. Whether you’re after a meat pie, fruit wedge, late-night turnover, or breakfast slice, Pie—in Fremont and Seattle Center—offers a daily rotating menu of tarts, each served in its own individual size. And at Pie Bar on Capitol Hill, grab sweet and savory slices, as well as adult beverages that include a “pie martini.” Families are welcome at the walk-up window. —Erica Thompson

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BRUNCH: Boat Street Kitchen 3131 Western Ave • HChinook’s 1900 W Nickerson • Portage Bay Cafe Multiple locales, including 4130 Roosevelt Way NE • Revel 403 N 36th St • Smith 332 15th Ave E • SWEET SPOTS: Dahlia Bakery 2001 Fourth Ave • Molly Moon’s Multiple locales, including 1622 1/2 N 45th St • Pie 3515 Fremont Ave N and Seattle Center • Pie Bar 1361 E Olive Way • Piroshky Piroshky 1908 Pike Pl • Trophy Cupcakes Multiple locales, including 600 Pine St, Third Fl • HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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Berry good brunch at Portage Bay Cafe

Baked Goods For a true old-fashioned, Pike Place Market’s Piroshky Piroshky has been the go-to spot for more than 20 years for authentic Russian pastries. Fundamentally a handheld pie, these generational treats are freshly made and stuffed with sweets, meats, or vegetables. Try the apple cinnamon roll or the cream cheese vatrushka. Meanwhile, let the gluten-free eat cake: This year, Trophy Cupcakes began whipping up cupcakes—including the red velvet—with gluten-free, rice-free, and soy-free all-purpose flour from the Northwest’s own Maninis.

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heating up! AQUA offers luxurious dining in our main dining room, private dining rooms and an outdoor dining patio with an unparalleled 270-degree view of Ellio Bay, Seale’s skyline and the Olympic Mountains.

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celebration! El Gaucho Seale is the Northwest steakhouse legacy, focused on oldschool, tableside service. The Inn at El Gaucho gives you the aention and pampering that only a 17-suite, exclusive Inn can provide.

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Fine food and glorious weather conspire for exceptional outdoor eats. By Kathryn Robinson

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Tom started cooking in Seattle over 20 years ago,

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Seattle foodies can be smug about dining. Here, the food and drink is so extraordinary—and local, and fresh—that it easily serves as compensation for any paucity of open-air-dining weather. Then, the glorious summer months arrive and fine food and great weather coalesce in a growing number of worthy restaurants offering alfresco dining. A recent loosening of regulations governing sidewalk seating and food truck placement has increased the options from decks, patios, and breezy rooftops—adding up to a new preponderance of sensational outdoor eating. Take the food-and-drink mecca that is Capitol Hill. At Osteria La Spiga, a rustic modernized garage on 12th where handmade pastas enjoy preparations from the EmiliaRomagna region of Italy (including piadina Romagnola, the regional flatbread stuffed with cheeses, truffle oil, and other rich fillings), diners can twirl their tagliatelle on a back patio wedged between buildings for the classic urban alfresco. Just a few blocks toward downtown—crowning the collection of food businesses known as Melrose Market—the garden-fringed rooftop of Terra Plata provides sweeping territorial views into downtown. This is celebrated chef 6 Tamara Murphy’s playground for globally influenced lunches, dinners, week- S E A T T L E end brunches, and paella Mondays; her 6

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roast pig with chorizo, clams, and delectable pork rind is locally famous. Restaurants with courtyards dot neighborhoods all over Seattle. Georgetown, the south-end industrial district currently transforming itself into the artiest ’hood in the city, daily becomes a best place to be caught with an appetite. Fonda La Catrina is one reason: The boutique cantina, with its cozy courtyard out back, offers impressive tamales and tacos (try the lengua), outstanding guacamole, and some of the finest handcrafted margaritas in the city. Across town in Eastlake is beloved Serafina, the rustic Italian ristorante with the most effortlessly romantic ambience in town. Lucky you if you score a table in the leafy bricked courtyard between Serafina and its sister restaurant/bar, Cicchetti, with its Eastern Mediterranean noshes and jewelly cocktails. No place in town makes summer’s late twilight feel sexier. Two of Seattle’s celebrated fine dining restaurants also serve up fresh summer breezes. The Lake Washington Ship Canal— perhaps the least exploited water vista in town—ambles like the Seine past the noble windows of the Book Bindery near Seattle Pacific University. Inside, the Bindery defines elegance, with fields of white marble appointments, but its most distinctive feature is the “greenhouse,” an

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7 attached glass room where windows and roof peel back to allow the outdoors in. The chef, Per Se alum Shaun McCrain, reimagines meat and potatoes in sophisticated, locally dictated ways—as in a fork-tender Mishima Ranch filet served with smoked potato croquettes and locally foraged mushrooms—making the Bindery a classy choice for special occasions. Across town, at the edge of Lake Washington, another sophisticated restaurant, Madison Park Conservatory, brings a slightly more playful aesthetic to the water’s edge. Street-level sidewalk perches and deck seats off the upstairs bar provide breezy proximity to the beach culture and blue views of Madison Park, while the menu offers innovative local preparations—think stinging-nettle risotto and Dungeness deviled eggs—that push boundaries and surprise palates. Casual waterside joint Marination Ma Kai in West Seattle honors the street-food traditions of Seattleites’ other favorite vacation destination. Order SPAM sliders with Hawaiian macaroni salad, kalua pork quesadillas, or (our favorite) enormous pork katsu sandwiches up front, then grab a seat at a picnic table on the broad waterside patio for the wide-angle panorama of Seattle’s downtown skyline. A kayak and bike rental outfit is here if you want some exercise with your shave ice, but—happily for those who prefer more sedentary boating—this is also the stop for the West Seattle Water Taxi into downtown.

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Finally, two classics offer a mirror view from the downtown direction. Six Seven anchors Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel with an interior like a woodland glen and a menu filled with complicated presentations of fine Northwest seafoods and meats. Seated on the narrow deck along the bow of the over-water restaurant watching the ferries ply the bay, you may not even notice the bill. And, deep in the heart of Pike Place Market—in an alley, through an unmarked pink door—you’ll find a merry Italian trattoria with whimsical flea-market décor and a cabaret show most nights. The Pink Door serves fine pasta; its ambience, seductive. But what makes the place so dear to locals and visitors alike is the big rooftop deck, where diners can nosh on fava bean bruschettas and calamari and prosciutto while enjoying glasses of chianti in the dappled light, gazing westward as that enigmatic old Seattle sun slides itself into the bay for the night.

The Book Bindery 198 Nickerson St; 206-283-2665 • HCicchetti 121 E Boston St; 206-859-4155 • Fonda La Catrina 5905 Airport Way S; 206-767-2787 • Marination Ma Kai 1660 Harbor Ave SW; 206-328-8226 • HMadison Park Conservatory 1927 43rd Ave E; 206-324-9701 • Osteria La Spiga 1429 12th Ave; 206-323-8881 • The Pink Door 1919 Post Alley; 206-443-3241 • HSerafina 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807 • HSix Seven 2411 Alaskan Way; 206-269-4575 • Terra Plata 1501 Melrose Ave; 206-325-1501 • HVisit Seattle Partner V I S I T S E AT T L E .O R G

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SUN-DRENCHED SUMMER days call for a spot on the patio with a cold drink in hand. Lucky for you, regional wines, microbrews, and craft cocktails are served in Seattle with a side of scenic splendor. Check out where the locals go to take it all in—and drink up.

Ray’s A staple seafood eatery since the ’70s, this Boathouse and Café has front-row seats to one of the clearest views of the Olympic Mountains. Check out the happy hour 4 to 6pm every day in the bar, but on Tuesdays get those specials on the deck. Pair a steamy

bowl of manila clams or crispy calamari with a bartender’s margarita, or a pint of Mac & Jack’s African Amber in the sun. Revel and Quoin Sure, husband-and-wife chef team Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are best known for their Asian-French fusion food, but when the sun is out Revel’s eats take a backseat to the back deck and spicy tequila cocktail Fire in the Belly, served from the tiny, 20-seat corner bar, Quoin. The prime spot is by the fire pit, especially when the evening chill sneaks in off the ship canal.

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Captain Blacks Seattle hipsters call this place home thanks to pitchers of Rainier beer for $8 and specials on happy hour treats like fried okra and tater tots. With the first inklings of sun, this deck fills to the rafters. With the urban view of ivy-covered apartment buildings and the Sound off in the distance, you’ll want to stay for another round. Elliott’s Oyster House At this patio on Pier 56, you’ll have opera seats for the Puget Sound, close enough to almost touch it. Enjoy fresh-shucked oysters for 75 cents a shell from 3 to S E A T T L E 4pm, alongside a happy hour martini

for $6, as you watch the Argosy Cruises head out to sea. Agua Verde Paddle Club and Café Over on Lake Union, find the Agua Verde Café with its colorful patio and authentic Mexican food. Fuel up with a torta sandwich and a margarita, then brave the lake via kayak or canoe from the Paddle Club just down the dock. Smarty Pants Georgetown is one of Seattle’s hippest, and yet still largely undiscovered, neighborhoods. To get off the beaten path and drink as the locals do, hit this secluded patio for a Bloody Mary brunch on the weekends. Salty’s This double tier patio in West Seattle has the quintessential view of the city skyline, as well as an extensive Washington wine selection. Sip a glass of chardonnay from Seven Falls winery as you watch the ferries head in to port. Afterward, enjoy a stroll amid the hustle and bustle of the surrounding Alki beach.

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Frolik The newly remodeled outdoor space at the Red Lion Hotel downtown features peekaboo glimpses of ferries crossing the Sound, all from a rooftop replete with outdoor fireplaces, Ping-Pong, and shuffleboard. Happy hour here runs all evening long from 4 to 10pm with refreshing cocktails like a ginger mojito or a traditional South American caipirinha, both for just $5.

Come See Our Remodeled Downstairs Dining & Bar Area With sweeping views of Lake Union and over 20 flat-screen TVs, World Sports Grille is Seattle's premiere sports bar. Start with one of our craft brewed beers or Washington wines, linger over our chef-created menu, watch your favorite sporting event or play some billiards on one of our 26 Gold Crown Billiards tables!

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710 Front St Mukilteo Ferry Dock (425) 742-6180

Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar NEw AmERicAN

1517 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7166 www.athenianseattle.com

Since 1909 The Athenian has served delicious food and beverages to locals and visitors alike in one of Seattle’s most unique restaurant settings. Guests are seated in cozy booths, all of which have a commanding view of Puget Sound, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, and of the ferry traffic in Elliott Bay. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Athenian offers New American cuisine using the freshest ingredients from the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Start the day with a gourmet frittata; take a midday respite with one of our famous sandwiches, or enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. For a true Seattle experience, visit The Athenian, where you’ll find friendly service, excellent food, and great people-watching. And of course the best view of any restaurant in the city. SELECTED MENU AppETizERS

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*Fresh Penn Cove Oysters on the Half Shell 1/2 or dozen Please ask your server for available varieties and price.

*Dungeness Crab Cake Entree House made fresh Dungeness cakes

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Chipotle Lime Aioli Prawn Cocktail Salmon Lox and Cream Cheese SALAdS

Mediterranean Steak Salad Romaine hearts, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese with our house Greek dressing Bay Shrimp Louie with Thousand Island dressing *Fresh Ahi Tuna Salad Sesame coated, cooked medium rare, mixed greens, wontons and citrus vinaigrette

*Seafood Sauté Salmon, prawns, clams, mussels, whitefish, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes *Pan Seared Sea Scallops Served on a bed of spinach with our sundried tomato cream sauce *Athenian Seafood Bowl Our seafood broth with mussels, prawns, clams, oysters, squid, herb rice and fresh fish selections *Taste of the Northwest Dungeness crab cake, Penn Cove clams and grilled salmon

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*Surf and Turf 8oz strip steak or chicken breast with choice of tiger prawns, steamed clams or NW salmon filet BuRgERS

*Blue Bacon Burger Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, red onion, bleu dressing, lettuce and tomato *Salmon Burger Salmon filet, lettuce, red onion and tomato Full menu available at: www.athenianseattle.com

FPO 5 Point Cafe AmERicAn

415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-9991 www.The5pointcafe.com

Serving huge portions of inexpensive American comfort food and legendary stiff drinks since 1929. Our full menu is served 24 hours, featuring Seattle’s largest chicken-fried steak, best meatloaf and a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and vegetarian options. Winner of Seattle Magazine’s Best Dive Bar the last two years. Happy hour features $2.50 cheeseburger and fries, deep-fried bacon, mac-and-cheese wedges and more than 25 local liquors and beers. Our outdoor patio in historic Tilikum Place Park has views of the Space Needle, the monorail and the statue of Chief Seattle. We’re famous for our sassy wait staff, amazing jukebox and surly regulars. A not-to-miss authentic piece of Seattle.

Argosy Cruises, Royal Argosy NORThwEST

1101 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-1445 www.argosycruises.com

Come experience the jewel of the Argosy fleet, the Royal Argosy. Whether you have two guests in your party or 500, we will help you create the perfect day or night out. You’ll experience ever-changing 360-degree views of the city and picturesque Elliott Bay. Combine this with a Northwest-infused buffet (freshly prepared on board), live music and dancing during your festive evening event, or a narrated tour and lunch during our Taste of Seattle History adventure. Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, your rate will include a beautiful 2-3 hour cruise, fantastic meal, and the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Blue C Sushi SUSHI

Downtown Seattle, 1510 7th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-467-4022 www.bluecsushi.com

Where Japanese tradition and technique intersect with American inventiveness. Jeffrey Lunak, our culinary executive and former Corporate Chef for “Iron Chef Morimoto,” has assembled a highly talented group of chefs from all over the world who are committed to providing our guests with a superior dining experience each and every time. Your dining experience is built on our pledge of nutrition, value and genuine hospitality. (winner of Evening Magazine’s The Best of Western Washington viewers poll in 2011 & 2012) Sun-Thurs: 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm; Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm daily

Bruno’s MExicAn-iTALiAn

1417 Third Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-3180 www.brunositaliandining.com

Located between Pike and Union. At Bruno’s, we offer good-tasting food at not-tooexpensive prices. Everyday specials include lasagna, pasta dishes, fresh pizza and calzones (made to order), polenta and risottos. We also offer different salads, chicken burritos, steak burritos, pork tenderloin burritos, vegetarian burritos, tuna burritos, shrimp burritos, torta rellena and a lot of vegetarian dishes. We have been serving the best MexicanItalian food for 39 years. Bruno’s is a place where the locals and tourists go. Children are welcome. Happy hour every day. Full bar. The best margaritas. All kinds of beer. Visit Bruno’s and we’ll be your favorite place in town. We speak Italian, Spanish and French.

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Café Campagne cLASSic FREnch cuiSinE

1600 Post Alley, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2233 www.cafecampagne.com

The heart of France in the heart of Pike Place Market. Since its beginning in 1994, Café Campagne has established itself as one of the pillars of Seattle’s French dining scene. The menu highlights the classics...coq au vin, steak frites, salade nicoise, croque madame... while the wine list compiled by our award winning sommelier, Cyril Frechier, offers a wide variety of French wines along with local superstars. Combine that with a classic Parisian café ambience and its locale tucked into Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, and you have a restaurant that has been cultivating regulars and entertaining out of town guests for years. Not to be missed! Brunch, summer breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner.

Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar MEdiTERRAnEAn

121 E Boston St, Seattle, WA 98102 206-859-4155 www.cicchettiseattle.com

Located in the heart of the Eastlake neighborhood, Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar features food influenced by the cuisine of the Mediterranean – including Turkey, Spain and Morocco. Our chefs use the freshest Northwest ingredients, often finished in the wood-fired oven. Our artisanal craft bar highlights unique, house-made tinctures and infusions, while our eclectic wine list focuses on Mediterranean and local wines. Boasting gorgeous views of Lake Union and downtown from our mezzanine, we are the perfect place to experience the flavors of the Mediterranean with distinct Seattle flair.

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Collections Café nORThwEST cuiSinE

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass at the base of the Space Needle, Seattle Center 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 206-753-4935 www.collectionscafe.com

Dine on delicious dishes created with local, fresh ingredients at Seattle’s most unique destination for lunch or dinner. While you enjoy Chef Ivan Szilak’s Mediterranean-influenced cuisine, you’ll be surrounded by many of Dale Chihuly’s colorful, vintage collections. You might share your table with toy soldiers, 1950s cameras or transistor radios. Pair your meal with a fresh lemonade or choose from a hand-picked collection of craft beers and Washington and Oregon premium wines. Inside, enjoy spruce plank walls, bright green chairs and the stunning backlit Drawing Wall with 36 of Chihuly’s drawings or, when the sun shines, toast its warmth on one of two open-air patios in the heart of Seattle Center. Extend your experience by visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. Everywhere you look, you’ll be inspired.

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Cupcake Royale dESSERT

108 Pine St near Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-883-7656 www.cupcakeroyale.com

Cupcake Royale is Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and has 5 Seattle cafes and 1 Bellevue cafe. Not only does Cupcake Royale have some of the most celebrated cupcakes in the city – winning reader’s choice and blind taste test awards, it also offers a full line of homemade ice cream. Cupcake Royale uses natural, fresh and local ingredients to concoct delicious seasonal flavors and classic standards, like Salted Caramel, Red Velvet and Royale with Cheese. Try their amazing selection of ice cream (14 flavors to choose from!) Can’t decide on just one? Try a flight of 4 ice creams, or go small with the Trifecta – a baby scoop, baby cake and an espresso doppio! Cupcake Royale brews delicious Stumptown espresso and has a lovely line of homemade pastry for early risers. F-16 SEATTLE 2 SeattleFLAVOR Flavor 2013 summer/fall 2013

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FareStart AMERICAN

700 Virginia St (corner of 7th & Virginia) Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-7601 www.farestart.org

At FareStart, we don’t just serve delicious dishes—we also serve up second chances. As a culinary job training program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, FareStart has provided opportunities for more than 6,500 people to transform their lives since 1992. Our modern and inviting restaurant offers lunch weekdays with a seasonally inspired menu and wide variety of classic American favorites. Every Thursday features Guest Chef Night where each week a premier local chef works with FareStart students to prepare a gourmet three-course dinner for $29.95. Since 1994, Guest Chef Night has raised more than $4.5 million, revenue which has gone back into our programs. Visit our website for menus and a calendar of upcoming chefs.

Fran’s Chocolates ChoColate and drinking ChoColate

1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-0168 www.franschocolates.com

Fran’s Chocolates is a family-owned, Seattle based company celebrating over 30 years of creating hand-crafted, artisan confections. Truffles, salted caramels and more are handmade daily in small batches with the finest local and organic ingredients. A modern, European style chocolate shop, their downtown location offers Fran’s award-winning dark drinking chocolate and espresso beverages. Pick up an elegant gift box or choose your favorites from the jewel-like display. Look for the 5’ x 7’ “portrait in chocolate” of Fran’s granddaughter, a spectacular mosaic made entirely of over 4000 pieces of Fran’s confections. Open Mon-Sat 9:30-7:30, Sun 11-6. Also in University Village at 2626 NE University Village St, 206.528.9969, and Old Bellevue at 10036 Main St, 425.453.1698. visitseattle.org

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The Georgian nORThwEST FinE dining

411 University St Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-7889 www.fairmont.com/seattle/dining

Come learn why The Georgian has won the AAA 4 Diamond award for 23 years and counting. Chef Gavin Stephenson showcases Pacific Northwest ingredients and presents them in a modern interpretation of classic French style. Located in the legendary Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the room itself is something to behold—with soaring ceilings, Palladian windows and sparkling chandeliers. The ambience sets the tone for one of the most memorable places in the city for breakfast, lunch, tea, or dinner. It is refined and yet approachable; with cuisine sure to please the most discerning palate. Elevate your experience with wine pairings from our Master Sommelier Joseph Linder, who can provide expert selections to enhance your meal.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant CALiFORniA-inSpiREd CuiSinE

600 Pine St, Level 4 Seattle, WA 98101 206-405-4205 www.gordonbiersch.com

Gordon Biersch Seattle is conveniently located downtown at the Pacific Place Shopping Center. Our 500-seat restaurant features a working brewery, bar, atrium seating and private dining areas for large parties. Handcrafted beer and innovative cuisine served in an upscale yet casual atmosphere is what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about. With a variety of items featuring inspired flavors, our menu has something for everyone. All of our German lagers are brewed in-house according to the guidelines of Reinheitsgebot, the 500year-old purity law. Tours of our brewery are also available upon request. Convenient to hotels, theaters and the convention center, Gordon Biersch is the place where friends and families go for great food, fresh beer and good times that you’ll want to experience again and again! F-18 SEATTLE 2 SeattleFLAVOR Flavor 2013 summer/fall 2013

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The Grill From Ipanema BRAziLiAn STEAkhOuSE

2313 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-457-4885 www.seattlegrillfromipanema.com

Enjoy a trip to Brazil while in Seattle and experience the ultimate all-you-can-eat dining experience. Our Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria/Rodizio) offers a wide variety of different cuts of beef, lamb, pork and poultry slow-roasted in specially designed charcoal grills that preserve all the natural flavors. Meats are carved by our Gauchos tableside delivering a unique dining concept. Our Rodizio also includes unlimited visits to our mesa de frios (cold table) where you’ll find an array of more than 40 cold cuts, cheeses, seafood, seasonal vegetables and fresh fruits as well as exotic Brazilian specialties (including many vegetarian dishes). Enjoy your dinner with a caipirinha (traditional Brazilian cocktail) or one of our selected wines from South America and Washington State.

Local Craft Tours DiSTiLLERy TOuRS

Daily & Private Tours Available 206-455-3740 info@localcrafttours.com www.localcrafttours.com

Local Craft distillery tours explore the craft of cocktails while offering a fun and informative tour of Seattle’s most unique and exciting distilleries. Sipping your way through the stills of Seattle, you will find each master distiller is excited to share their unique and individual story. Come learn about the prohibition era in Seattle & gain insight into the city’s intriguing spirits industry. You will be accompanied by a talented libation expert who will teach you tricks of the craft cocktail trade! With the first of its kind distillery tour in Seattle you will enjoy privileges that are exclusive to only our tours! Visit 3 exclusive distilleries • Award winning vodka, gin, & whiskey tastings • Local artisan snacks & cocktails • Special & unique take home gift • Luxury transport in a Mercedes visitseattle.org visitseattle.org F-19 3

The Lucky Diner AmERicAn

2630 First Ave (in Belltown) Seattle, WA 98121 206-805-0133 www.theluckydiner.com

The Lucky Diner is a locally owned, modern, American-style diner located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, serving original house-made comfort food. Located steps from Olympic Sculpture Park and Seattle Center, the metro route 99 conveniently stops at our front door. Featuring four-egg omelets, Northwest flapjacks, hand-pressed burgers, original “diner” plates and “grown-up” milkshakes. The Lucky Diner is open Mon-Thur from 7am-10pm and 24 hours on weekends from 7am Fri through 10pm Sun. Happy hour available daily 3pm-6pm. The Lucky Diner also offers a “Lucky 7” happy-hour breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-9am, when most breakfast offerings are just $7.

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Mama’s Mexican Kitchen MExicAn

2234 Second Ave & Bell, Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-6262 www.mamas.com

Mama’s, Seattle’s oldest Mexican restaurant, opened in 1974 in Belltown. Family owned and operated by Mama’s grandson and great granddaughters. Serving fish tacos, taquitos, menudo, fajitas, enchiladas, prawn quesadillas and many vegetarian choices. Fun atmosphere, sidewalk dining and a nice selection of tequilas. Delicious strawberry margaritas and a cool bar. Check out the now-famous Elvis room. A place where the locals go. Three doors down from the Lava Lounge. Open seven days a week. Located in the heart of Belltown and Second and Bell. Daily happy hour.

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Marché bistro & wine bar nORThwEST cuiSinE

86 Pine St, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2800 www.marcheseattle.com

Chef Daisley Gordon presents the bounty of the Pacific Northwest in the spirit of France. Marché (market in French) can be found at the center of Seattle’s own Pike Place Market serving seasonally inspired cuisine from locally sourced products. The bar is an urban wine playground, offering over 50 wines by the glass (from the familiar to the esoteric), as well as locally crafted microbrews and creative cocktails. With the bustling Market stalls below, Marché is great before and after special events or a place to spend your entire evening. Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3.30pm | Happy Hour Daily 4.30pm-6pm & Thur-Sat 10pm-11pm Dinner Sun-Thur 4.30pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4.30pm-11pm

Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAkhOuSE

1511 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-0550 www.mortons.com/seattle

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Morton’s The Steakhouse represents the finest in Pacific Northwest dining. Morton’s features succulent USDA Prime-Aged Beef, fresh seafood specialties and an award-winning wine list, all exquisitely presented and exceptionally served in Seattle’s most refined atmosphere. Centrally located on 6th Avenue, between Pike and Pine Streets, guests are a just a short walk from Seattle’s Central Business District, the Benaroya Symphony Hall, the State Convention and Trade Center and a host of retail and theatre destinations. Many of Seattle’s best hotels, including the Fairmont Olympic, Westin, Hilton, Grand Hyatt, W and Sheraton are just around the corner.

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The Pike Brewing Company CLASSIC GASTRO-PUB FARE

1415 First Ave, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-6044 www.pikebrewing.com

Pike Place Market’s own Pike Brewing is a traditional steam brewery; the gravity-flow brewhouse ascends three levels. Pub guests enjoy classic public-house fare with local, seasonal ingredients while overlooking the beautiful brewing kettle, mash tun and grist case. The fermentation cellars are a level below. Tours available Tues-Sat at 2pm. Store features beer-centric gifts. Voted “Best Local Brewpub” by Citysearch and Seattle Weekly; Slow Food Restaurant; One of “World’s 10 Best Breweries” and Good Food Award 2011. Organic children’s menu. Award-winning handcrafted ale. Salmon, mussels, clams, bratwurst, burgers, chocolate, wine, guest beers, artisan spirits and cheeses.

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering SEAFOOd

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107 206-789-3770 www.rays.com

Established in 1973, Ray’s Boathouse Café & Catering is Seattle’s quintessential dining destination renowned for its ultimate seafood experience and breathtaking waterfront views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving beautifully composed plates of sustainable seafood, local produce, organic meats, house-made desserts and an extensive wine list nightly. Ray’s Café is lively and fun, serving casual fare with a hint of global flavor with seasonal outdoor dining and Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering in our private waterfront dining venue which is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.

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Road Dogs Seattle Brewery Tours BREwERy TOuRS

Pickup Location near Pike Place Market 206-249-9858 www.seattlebrewerytour.com

Road Dog Tours offers the Seattle Brewery Tour departing three times a day visiting three local breweries throughout the city of Seattle – the tour has partnered with nearly 20 local establishments and rotates visits every tour. Road Dog Tours strives to accommodate its guests safely and professionally and provide them with the best experience for visiting local Seattle breweries. In addition to providing guests with transportation to and from each brewery and a plethora of craft beer samples, Road Dog Tours’ knowledgeable and friendly tour guides educate guests about Seattle’s unique brewery history and provide insight into the beer-making process. Each guest goes home with a Seattle Brewery Tour t-shirt and a souvenir pint glass. Tours leave daily at 10:30, 2:30 and 6pm. Book your seats online.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House STEAK HOUSE

727 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-8524 www.ruthschris.com

At Ruth’s Chris, we’re picky about our steaks. That’s why we serve only the finest USDA Prime beef available. Our steaks are hand-selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef, broiled to perfection at 1800 degrees and served the Ruth’s Chris signature way: sizzling on a 500-degree plate so that every last bite stays hot and delicious. And if you’re in the mood for something a little different, choose from our Chef’s Seasonal Specials, fresh seafood selections, classic sides and homemade desserts. So whatever the occasion, Ruth’s Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Visit ruthschris.com to make your reservation or buy a Gift Card today.

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Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood and Steak

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-933-1147 www.saltys.com/alki

Enjoy the best view of Seattle at Salty’s on Alki where we strive to please you with local, sustainable seafood and steak cuisine spiced with friendly service. “The view is not only the best in Seattle, this is one of the world’s great view restaurants. . . . the best salmon preparation I’ve encountered,” says a critic. Live Dungeness crab/Maine lobster. Lunch/ dinner daily. Sunday brunch (Saturdays, too) rated best in the nation! Happy hour bar, live music, wood-oven flatbread pizza. West Seattle Water Taxi whisks you across Elliott Bay to within steps of Salty’s decks (bring your receipt, order an entrée and receive a free dessert). Stroll the 2.5 mile-long beach. Private dining/catering.

Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood and Steak

28201 Redondo Beach Drive S Des Moines, WA 98198 253-529-9849 www.saltys.com/redondo

You can be here in minutes from Seattle, Tacoma or Sea-Tac Airport, but Salty’s at Redondo Beach makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from crowds, big cities and stuffy formality. It’s the friendliest beach town restaurant built over the waters of Puget Sound, with fabulous sunsets over the Olympic Mts. Enjoy award-winning local seafood and steak cuisine featuring live Dungeness crab and Maine lobster to Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, local shellfish or charbroiled steaks. Award-winning Sunday brunch. Lunch/dinner daily. Happy hour bar with live music. Summertime deck. Private dining. Adjacent to a public fishing pier and an aquarium (open on the weekends).

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SkyCity at the Needle NORThwEST cuiSiNE

Located at Seattle Center entrance on Broad and John St 400 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2100 or 800-937-9582 www.spaceneedle.com

For Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the views served with it, visit SkyCity, the Space Needle’s revolving restaurant located 500’ above ground. SkyCity’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, uses local ingredients to create some of the most flavorful and dazzling cuisine in Seattle. Complement your meal with a Washington or Oregon wine from our extensive, award-winning wine list. Be sure to end your experience with our famous Lunar Orbiter dessert served since the day the restaurant opened at the Word’s Fair in 1962! Breathtaking views are guaranteed from all tables at SkyCity and your elevator ride and Observation Deck visit are complimentary when dining. For revolutionary dining and memories that last a lifetime, join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.

Sound View Cafe nORThwEST cuiSinE

150 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-5700

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring market-fresh, Northwest favorites. Made fresh daily from scratch clam chowder, seafood, veggie soups, and self-serve salad bar. Great breakfast menu and all-day breakfast specials. Lunch and dinner menu items include appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Beer, wines and spirits available. A perfect dining experience to enjoy admirable atmosphere, quality food, reasonable prices, with a great view.

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Tap House Grill nORThwEST

1506 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-816-3314 www.taphousegrill.com

Tap House Grill offers the largest selection of beers in the northwest, giving beer the respect it deserves. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle’s retail core and one block from the convention center, Tap House Grill boasts a unique dining experience for everyone. Open for lunch, dinner, late night and happy hour. Choose from 160 beers on tap while you play in the Billiards Lounge, relax in the Club Room or dine in the intimate private dining room. Tap House Grill offers a diverse menu with a northwest flair.

Trace CHEF-DRIVEN MENUS, LOCAL INSPIRATION

1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-6060 www.traceseattle.com

Named by Food & Wine magazine as one of the country’s Best Hotel Restaurants in 2012, TRACE restaurant and bar offers a fresh, contemporary urban dining experience in the heart of Seattle. Led by Chef de Cuisine, Steven Ariel, TRACE is a must-try for foodies, where a “localist” focus means a menu filled with contemporary, inventive dishes using regional ingredients and a 10-seat sushi bar highlighting sustainably caught seafood for a hint of Asian inspiration. TRACE offers dynamic hand-crafted cocktails and liquor from regional distilleries, a wine list featuring notable Washington State wineries in addition to choice domestic and international selections.

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Seattle’s Award Winning Restaurant & Bar in the HEART of Pike Place Market

Open at 7AM every day!

Lowell’s opens every day of the week for breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails at 7AM on all 3 floors! Overlooking Puget Sound with panoramic wall to wall windows, Lowell’s unique “hideaway” is recognized as the friendliest bar in Seattle!

1519 Pike Place Market, Seattle 206-622-2036 • www.eatatlowells.com

RESTAURANTS

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Anthony’s HomePort –Shilshole Bay Seafood Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, Sunday brunch. $-$$ 6135 Seaview Ave NW; 206-783-0780; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw

Chinook’s at Salmon Bay Seafood Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n chips. Weekend breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-283-4665; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ chinooks-at-salmonbay/115955131757852 Hi-Life American Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-784-7272;

www.chowfoods.com/hi-life; www.facebook.com/chowfoods Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering Seafood Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; www.rays.com; www.facebook.com/raysboathouse; www.twitter.com/raysboathouse Volterra Italian Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch.

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Happy Hour M–F 4:30pm–6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5100; www. volterrarestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/volterrarestaurant; www. twitter.com/volterraballard

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The 5-Point Cafe American Legendary 82-year-old dive bar and diner. Open 24 hours daily. Outdoor seating in historical Tillicum Place Park. $ 415 Cedar St; 206-448-9991; www.the5pointcafe.com; www.facebook.com/#!/the5pointcafe?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/the5pointcafe The Coterie Room Northwest Brunch, lunch, and dinner in modern elegant surroundings from awardwinning Chefs McCracken and Tough. $$$ 2137 Second Ave; 206956-8000; www.thecoterieroom. com; www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ the-coterie-room/226600744 042370?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/ thecoterieroom El Gaucho Steakhouse Seattle’s premier Steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; www.elgaucho.com; www.facebook.com/pages/elgaucho/176425306129; www.twitter. com/elgauchosteak Local 360 American Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% northwest spirits. $ 2234 First Ave; 206-441-9360; www. local360.org; www.facebook.com/ pages/local-360/188388431174059; www.twitter.com/local360seattle The Lucky Diner American A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Monday– Thursday 7am–10pm. 7am Friday to 10pm Sunday. 24 hours on weekend. $ 2630 First Ave; 206-805-0133; www.theluckydiner.com; www. facebook.com/theluckydiner; www. twitter.com/theluckydiner Mama’s Mexican Kitchen Mexican One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in the heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; www.mamas.com Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant Moroccan Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (WedSun) Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 510pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-956-0500; www.marrakeshseattle.com; www.facebook. com/#!/marrakeshseattle?fref=ts F-30

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Spur Gastropub American Intimate urban pub in Belltown. New American cuisine, creating interactive and seasonally pure plates to share. $$$ 113 Blanchard St; 206728-6706; www.spurseattle.com; www.facebook.com/#!/pages/spurgastropub/35421727499?fref=ts

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Annapurna Cafe Indian Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. $$ 1833 Broadway Ave; 206320-7770; www.annapurnacafe. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ annapurnacafe/117599728304238; www.twitter.com/annapurnacafe Barrio Mexican Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican-inspired cuisine and complements that with cocktails that are creative, classic, and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-588-8105; www.barriorestaurant.com; www.facebook. com/pages/barrio/98943524187; www.twitter.com/heavyrestaurant Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. American Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and old-fashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 115 Broadway Ave E ; 206-634-0300; www.ddir.com; www.facebook.com/ dicksdrivein; www.twitter.com/ dicksdriveins Jimmy’s on Broadway American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-204-1188; www.jimmysonbroadway.com; www.facebook. com/#!/jimmysbroadway?fref=ts The Pine Box American West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206-5880375; www.pineboxbar.com; www. facebook.com/#!/pages/the-pinebox/299233916777600; www.twitter. com/pinebox Rumba Caribbean Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first Rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork, and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. $$ 1112 Pike St; 206583-7177; www.rumbaonpike.com; www.facebook.com/rumbaseattle

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant Continental A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two Locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N;

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206-682-2513; www.13coins.com; www.facebook.com/13coinsrestaur ant#!/13coins?fref=ts; www.twitter. com/13coinsseattle Andaluca Restaurant & Bar Mediterranean Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ 407 Olive Way; 206-382-6999; www. andaluca.com; www.facebook.com/ andalucarestaurant?ref=search; www.twitter.com/andaluca Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner Seafood On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $$-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206-448-6688; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw AQUA by El Gaucho Seafood Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 4,000-square-foot deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. $$$$ 2801 Alaskan Way; 206-956-9171; www.elgaucho.com/aqua-byel-gaucho; www.facebook.com/ aquabyelgaucho; www.twitter.com/ aquabyelgaucho ART Restaurant and Lounge Northwest ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest Cuisine with unique global influences. $$ 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; www.artrestaurantseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ fourseasonshotelseattle; www. twitter.com/artrestaurant Assaggio Ristorante Italian Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; www.assaggioseattle.com; www.facebook.com/assaggioristorante; www.twitter.com/assaggioristora Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar Seafood Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open daily from 6:30 a.m.- Sun 9 a.m. Summer hours: serving until 8:30 pm. $$-$$$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-6247166; www.athenianinn.com; www.facebook.com/pages/theathenian-seafood-restaurant-andbar/225364730850844 Bacco Cafe & Bistro Northwest/Italian Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves Breakfast All day. $$ 86 Pine St; 206-443-5443; www.baccocafe.net;

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www.facebook.com/pages/baccocafe/111519468888369 Beecher’s Handmade Cheese American Pure and all-natural, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am–6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206-322-1644; www.beechershandmadecheese.com; www.facebook. com/beecherscheese; www.twitter. com/beechersseattle Belle Epicurean Cafe French Award-winning chef Carolyn creates authentic French pastries, soups, salads, and desserts. Office catering and box lunches available. Free delivery. $$ 1206 Fourth Ave; 206-262-9404; www.belleepicurean.com; www.facebook.com/#!/ belleepicurean; www.twitter.com/ belleepicurean Benihana Japanese Steak, chicken, seafood, and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch M–F. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206-682-4686; www.benihanaseattlewa.com; www.facebook. com/benihana.official.page; www. twitter.com/benihana Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle Seafood Whether it’s sit down, build your own or grab-and-go, we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. $$-$$$ 1510 Seventh Ave; 206-4674022; www.bluecsushi.com; www. facebook.com/bluecsushi; www. twitter.com/bluecsushi Blueacre Seafood Seafood Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the US coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; www.blueacreseafood.com; www. facebook.com/pages/blueacreseafood/376533024845 BOKA Restaurant & Bar American Nearly 100% organic. Hand-crafted cocktails, new and old world wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206-357-9000; www.bokaseattle.com; www.facebook.com/bokaseattle; www.twitter.com/bokarestaurant Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar Northwest It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $$ 401 Lenora St; 206-2192224; www.margauxseattle.com; www.facebook.com/pages/brasserie-margaux/308356792568919 The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Northwest Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations, and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking.

$$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206-2247000; www.thebrooklyn.com Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant Italian/Mexican Traditional Italian ambience featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat 11:30am–7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-622-3180; www.brunositaliandining.com; www.facebook.com/pages/brunosmexican-italian-restaurant-pizzeria/120142108002114 Café 56 Seafood Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n chips, steamer clams, and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. $$ 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-623-8043; www.elliottsoysterhouse.com/cafe-56; www. facebook.com/elliottsoysterhouse; www.twitter.com/elliottsseattle Café Campagne French Awardwinning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; www.cafecampagne.com; www. facebook.com/cafecampagne; www.twitter.com/cafe_campagne The Capital Grille Steakhouse Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30am–3pm. Dinner: Mon–Thu 5–10pm; Fri–Sat 4:30–11pm; Sun 4–9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206-382-0900; www.thecapitalgrille.com Collections Cafe American Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner, or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. $$ 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4940; www. collectionscafe.com; www.facebook. com/pages/chihuly-garden-andglass/256743597681198 Copacabana Cafe South American Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar Specialty, beer, and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359; www.facebook.com/ copacabanarestaurantcafe The Crab Pot Seafood Home of the famous Seafeast and featured on Man v. Food. Offering fun, family style dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-624-1890; www.thecrabpotseattle.com Cutters Crabhouse Seafood Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi, and Pike Place Market-inspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206448-4884; www.cuttersbayhouse. com;www.facebook.com/cut-

terscrabhouse; www.twitter.com/ cutterscrab Dahlia Lounge Northwest Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-682-4142; www.tomdouglas.com; www.facebook.com/dahlialoungerestaurant; www.twitter.com/dahlialounge Daily Grill American Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am–11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-624-8400; www.dailygrill.com; www.facebook. com/dailygrill Dragonfish Asian Cafe PanAsian Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, late night dining till 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; www.dragonfishcafe.com; www.facebook.com/ dragonfishseattle; www.twitter.com/ dragonfishsea Edge Grill American The upscale yet casual restaurant is the perfect compliment to the socially driven sports bar. Private dining rooms available. $$ 1522 Sixth Ave; 206340-1369; www.edgegrillseattle. com; www.facebook.com/edgegrillseattle; www.twitter.com/edgegrill The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant English An authentic taste of Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and Scotch selection, and all the atmosphere of the old country. $$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-624-9977; www.elephantcastle.com El Gaucho - Seattle Steakhouse Seattle’s premier Steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; www.elgaucho.com; www.facebook.com/pages/elgaucho/176425306129; www.twitter. com/elgauchosteak Elliott’s Oyster House Seafood Seattle Waterfront–huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-623-4340; www.elliottsoysterhouse.com; www.facebook.com/elliottsoysterhouse; www.twitter.com/elliottsseattle Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. Seafood 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood, and produce. Daily except some holidays. $$ 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206448-7721; www.emmettwatsonsoysterbar.com; www.facebook.com/

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pages/emmett-watsons-oysterbar/123018031045627 Etta’s Seafood Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near Pike Place Market. Mon-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; www.tomdouglas. com; www.facebook.com/ettasrest aurant?rf=147132275338622; www. twitter.com/ettasrestaurant FareStart American Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. $$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; www.farestart.org; www.facebook.com/farestart; www. twitter.com/farestart The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-6233500; www.fishermansrestaurantseattle.com Fonté Café and Wine Bar European Offering a European bistro experience with exceptional wine and food, world-class coffee, and impeccable service. Across from Seattle Art Museum. $$ 1321 First Ave; 206-777-6193; www.fontecoffee. com; www.facebook.com/fontecafe; www.twitter.com/fontecoffee The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel Northwest Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy, casual lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. $$ 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-6219000; www.sheratonseattle.com/ lobby-lounge The Georgian Northwest The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tue-Sat. $$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; www.fairmont.com/ seattle/dining/thegeorgian/ Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant American Authentic German-style lager beers brewed on-site and contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual, and fun setting. $$ 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206-4054205; www.gordonbiersch.com; www.facebook.com/gbseattle; www. twitter.com/gbseattle The Grill From Ipanema BRAZILIAN An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad F-32

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bar. Large parties welcome. $$$ 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; www. seattlegrillfromipanema.com; www. facebook.com/thegrillfromipanemaseattle Hard Rock Cafe American Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise, and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix, and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; www.hardrock. com/seattle; www.facebook.com/ hardrockcafeseattle; www.twitter. com/hardrockseattle Harried&Hungry Catering American Locally owned, 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-toorder sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks, and snacks. $-$$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; www.orderhh.com; www.facebook. com/pages/harriedhungry-cafecatering/73273358925; www.twitter. com/harriedhungry Hook & Plow American Bar and Bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$$ 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-256-1040; www.hookandplow. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ hook-plow/291181264247052 The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel Northwest Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$ 900 Madison St; 206-343-6156; www.hotelsorrento. com icon Grill American Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinary interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933 Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; www.icongrill. net; www.facebook.com/pages/ icon-grill/120498277961642; www. twitter.com/icongrill Il Bistro Italian Traditional Italian Dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu, bar till 2am. $$$ 93 Pike St, Ste A; 206-682-3049; www.ilbistro.net; www.facebook.com/ilbistro Il Fornaio Italian Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining. Conveniently located downtown at Pacific Place. $-$$$ 600 Pine St; 206-264-0994; www.ilfornaio.com; www.facebook.com/ilfornaio; www. twitter.com/ilfornaionline Ivar’s Acres of Clams Seafood Since 1938, the spectacular waterfront view and fresh seafood have made this one of Seattle’s favorite traditions. Lunch & dinner, outdoor fish bar. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-6246852; www.ivars.com;

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www.facebook.com/ivarsrestaurants; www.twitter.com/ivarsclam Japonessa Japanese Housing the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach, Japonessa offers some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer. $$-$$$ 1400 First Ave; 206-9717979; www.japonessa.com; www. facebook.com/japonessasushi; www.twitter.com/japonessasushi Juicy Cafe Deli Fast, fresh, and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. Open Mon–Fri, 8am to 7pm and 10am–4pm Sat. $ 725 Pike St; 206-682-6960; www.thejuicycafe.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-juicycafe/121132681291159?sk=info; www. twitter.com/thejuicycafe JUNO Restaurant Northwest JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. $$$ 700 Third Ave; 206-631-8080; www. thearcticclubseattle.com/dininglibations/juno-restaurant; www. facebook.com/doubletreearcticclubhotelseattle; www.twitter.com/ arcticclubhotel Lecosho Northwest Experience European-influenced northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients, fresh local seafood, house-made charcuterie, and handmade pastas, with classic cocktails, beers, and wines. $$$ 89 University St; 206-623-2101; www.lecosho.com; www.facebook.com/lecosho; www. twitter.com/lecosho Le Panier French We are primarily a bakery with all production on site. We do serve a full line of espresso drinks. $ 1902 Pike Pl; 206-441-3669; www.lepanier.com; www.facebook. com/pages/le-panier-boulangeriefrançaise/112134218808196; www. twitter.com/lepanierbakery Lola Northwest Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the cooking styles of Greece. $$$ 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1430; www. tomdouglas.com Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar American Three levels of water views, great NW cuisine, and fullservice bar in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Open 7am–9pm daily. $ 1519 Pike Pl; 206-622-2036; www. eatatlowells.com Marché French Iron Chef Challenger highlights seasonal, fullflavored, robust food and best wines by the glass. A flexible adventure exceptional in value and quality. Open daily. $$-$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; www.marcheseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ marcheseattle; www.twitter.com/ marcheseattle Maximilien in the Market French Spectacular views—private dining,

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view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206-682-7270; www.maximilienrestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/maximilienrestaurant; www.twitter.com/maxi_sea McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood Fresh seafood, menu printed daily, exhibition kitchen, lively bar, traditional setting. Lunch, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$-$$$ 1103 First Ave; 206623-5500; www.mccormickandschmicks.com; www.facebook.com/ mccormickandschmicks; www. twitter.com/mcandschmicks McCormick’s Fish House & Bar Seafood Fresh seafood: 28–35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch M–F, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206-6823900; www.mccormicksfishhouse. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ mccormicks-fish-house-bar-seattle-wa/172387172834397; www.twitter.com/mcandschmicks McDonald’s On Colman Dock Fast Food Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-6220365; www.mcdonalds.com; www.facebook.com/mcdonalds; www.twitter.com/mcdonalds Metropole Seattle American Fresh and natural ingredients. Pouring regional wine, beer, and handcrafted beverages. Open daily. Classic and unique dishes with NW flair! $$ 820 Pike St; 425-444-5958; www. metropoleseattle.com; www.facebook.com/pages/metropole-american-kitchen-bar/420479708007313; www.twitter.com/metropolesea Metropolitan Grill Steakhouse Rated one of the 10 best Steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon– Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ Second & Marion; 206-624-3287; www.themetropolitangrill.com Morton’s The Steakhouse Steakhouse Dine on sumptuous USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; www.mortons.com; www.facebook.com/mortons; www. twitter.com/mortons The Night Kitchen American Open late night serving northwest comfort foods until 4am. Fresh, local, and seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses. $$ 216 Stewart St; 206-448-8810; www.nightkitchenseattle.com

NYC Hyatt Deli Market Deli Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks. Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011; www. grandseattle.hyatt.com/en/hotel/ dining/nycdelimarket.html O’Asian Restaurant Chinese Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/meeting space for 6–420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-2641789; www.oasiankitchen.com; www.facebook.com/pages/oasian/123104107744622 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Seattle Chinese Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service, and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; www.pfchangs.com Palace Ballroom Northwest Chic urban venue with amazing food and gracious service. Makes any occasion extraordinary with the award-winning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants. $$$ 2100 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; www.tomdouglas.com/palace-ballroom; www. facebook.com/tdrestaurants; www. twitter.com/palaceballroom Palace Kitchen Northwest Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves dinner nightly, 5pm–1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; www. tomdouglas.com; www.facebook. com/palacekitchenseattle; www. twitter.com/palace_kitchen Palomino Northwest Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations, and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-623-1300; www.r-u-i.com; www. facebook.com/palominoseattle; www.twitter.com/palominoseattle Pike Place Chowder American Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National award-winning chowder, sandwiches, and salads. Open 11am–5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley; 206-267-2537; www.pikeplacechowder.com; www.facebook. com/pikeplacechowder Pike Place Chowder–Pacific Place American Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National award-winning chowder, sandwiches, and salads. Open 11am–5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St; 206-838-5680; www.pikeplacechowder.com; www.facebook.com/pikeplacechowder Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar Northwest Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restau-

rant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206-6241756; www.placepigalle-seattle.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop –3rd & Spring American Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 111 Third Ave; 206-4674044; www.potbelly.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop –4th & Pike American Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 1429 Fourth Ave; 206-6230099; www.potbelly.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Northwest An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-829-2280; www.thepurplecafe.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/purple-cafe-and-winebar/98942589187 Relish Burger Bistro American A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. Menus feature All-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist $$ 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; www.relishbistroseattle.com Rhody on Spring Northwest Outdoor seating available. Located in Inn at Virginia Mason, 4 blocks from downtown. $ 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; www.innatvirginiamason.com RN74 French RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. $$-$$$ 1433 Fourth Ave; 206-456-7474; www.michaelmina. net/restaurants/locations/rnwa; www.facebook.com/rn74seattle Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery American Serving hand-crafted ales and food daily from 11am. Our spacious full bar includes hourly pool tables and late-night menu. $$ 1333 Fifth Ave; 206-623-3070; www.rockbottom.com; www.facebook.com/rockbottomseattle Royal Argosy Dining Cruises Northwest Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline, and live entertainment as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way; 206-623-1445; www. royalargosy.com; www.facebook. com/argosycruises; www.twitter. com/argosycruises Ruth’s Chris Steak House Steakhouse Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon, and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; www.ruthschris.com

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Sandella’s Flatbread Café American Premium quality, health conscious food that’s also great tasting. $ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; www.seattlesandellas.com; www.facebook.com/ sandellasflatbreadcafe Sazerac Restaurant American Sazerac Restaurant features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; www.sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie Northwest One half of this Tom Douglas Restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herbcrusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. $$ 2010 Western Ave; 206-4360390; www.tomdouglas.com/index. php?page=seatown; www.facebook. com/seatownseabar; www.twitter. com/seatownseabar Serious Pie Downtown Pizza Serious Pie features an applewood burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house made specialties. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia St; 206-838-7388; www.tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ serious-pie; www.facebook.com/ seriouspiedowntown; www.twitter. com/seriouspiedt Shuckers Seafood The friendly pub-style setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon–Sat. $$$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; www.fairmont.com/ seattle/dining/shuckers Sisters European Snacks European Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads, and breakfast. Open daily 8am to 6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206-6236723; www.sisterssnacks.com; www. facebook.com/pages/sisters-european-snacks/211393612222134 Six Seven at The Edgewater American Featuring breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD $$$$ 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206-269-4575; www.edgewaterhotel.com; www.facebook.com/ theedgewater; www.twitter.com/ theedgewatersea SkyCity Northwest Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon–Fri; brunch, dinner Sat–Sun. $$$-$$$$ 400 Broad St; 206-9052100; www.spaceneedle.com; www. facebook.com/spaceneedle Sound View Cafe Northwest Featuring market fresh seafood & F-34

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NW favorites on breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Excellent all-day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; www. soundviewcafe.com Soup’s On! American Gourmet soups to go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am–3pm M–F. MC VISA $$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-6259973; www.soupsonusa.com Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery American Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters, and more with sameday delivery service options. $ 1400 Fifth Ave (at Union); 877-5022837; www.specialtys.com Steelhead Diner Northwest Diner evolved. Smart-casual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St; 206-625-0129; www. steelheaddiner.com Sullivan’s Steakhouse Steakhouse 1940s Chicago-style Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! $$-$$$$ 621 Union St; 206-494-4442; www. sullivanssteakhouse.com Sushi Kudasai Japanese Quickness and quality rolled up in one. $$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-8394016; www.sushikudasaiseattle.com Sweet Iron Waffles American Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local, and natural ingredients. $ 1200 Third Ave; 206-682-3336; www.sweetironwaffles.com; www.facebook.com/ sweetironwaffles Tango Restaurant & Lounge Spanish Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos, and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206-5830382; www.tangorestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/pages/tangorestaurant-seattle/262815094095; www.twitter.com/tangoseattle Tap House Grill American Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi, and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $-$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206816-3314; www.taphousegrill.com; www.facebook.com/taphousegrill; www.twitter.com/taphousegrill TASTE Restaurant and Events American Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh from the Market ingredients. $$$ 1300 First Ave; 206-332-1320; www.tastesam.com; www.facebook.com/tastesam Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of

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Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch, and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St; 206-749-9100; www.thaiginger.com Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant Seafood NW Native American Cultural Center Restaurant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” Cultural performance, Gift Gallery. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Ste 201, Pier 55; 206-623-1445; www.tillicumvillage. com; www.facebook.com/tillicumvillage Top of the Hilton Restaurant Continental Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ 1301 Sixth Ave; 206-624-0500; www.seattlehilton. com Toss’d Custom Salads American Specializing in tossed to order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps, and beverages also available for those on the go. $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700 TRACE Northwest TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6060; www. traceseattle.com; www.facebook. com/traceseattle The Triple Door PanAsian Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. $$$ 216 Union St; 206-838-4333; www. thetripledoor.net; www.facebook. com/thetripledoor Tulio Ristorante Italian Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. $$$ 1101 Fifth Ave; 206-624-5500; www.tulio.com; www.facebook.com/tulio.ristorante; www.twitter.com/tulio Urbane Northwest Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ 1639 Eighth Ave; 206-676-4600; www.olive8.hyatt.com; www.facebook.com/urbanerestaurant VESSEL Northwest Named among the “Best Bars in America” by Esquire. Stylish and sophisticated spot for lunch or late night. Award-winning cocktails. $$$ 624 Olive Way; 206-652-5222; www.vesselseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/vessel/23335944525; www. twitter.com/vesselseattle Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PanAsian Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award–winning wine list. $$ 1401

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Third Ave; 206-623-4450; www. wildginger.net; www.facebook.com/ wildgingerrestaurant?ref=ts The Yard House American Great food, classic rock, and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. $$ 1501 Fourth Ave; 206-682-2087; www.yardhouse. com; www.facebook.com/yardhouse; ww.twitter.com/yardhouse

Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events, and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0717; www.bravehorsetavern.com; www. facebook.com/thebravehorse Buca di Beppo Italian Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner M–F at 4pm; Sat–Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-BIG-A-BUT; www. bucadibeppo.com; www.facebook. com/bucadibeppo; www.twitter. com/bucadibeppo Chandler’s Crabhouse Seafood World’s finest crab, freshest seafood, and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; www.schwartzbros. com/chandlers-crabhouse; www. facebook.com/chandlerscrabhouse Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails and latenight food. $$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-859-4155; www.serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti; www.facebook. com/pages/cicchetti/170451193288 Cuoco Italian Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. $$$ 310 Terry Ave N; 206971-0710; www.cuoco-seattle.com Daniel’s Broiler - Lake Union Steakhouse A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave; 206-223-2722; www. schwartzbros.com; www.facebook. com/pages/daniels-broiler-atlake-union/120467217965216; www. twitter.com/schwartzbros Duke’s Chowder House American Award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, prize-winning Caesar salad, the best cheeseburger you ever tasted. Three locations. All major credit cards. $$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; www. dukeschowderhouse.com; www. facebook.com/dukeschowderhouse

Eastlake Bar & Grill American Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206-9577777; www.eastlakebarandgrill.com; www.facebook.com/pages/eastlake-bar-and-grill/49625986298 Ivar’s Salmon House Seafood Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-632-0767; www. ivars.com; www.facebook.com/ ivarsrestaurants Lunchbox Laboratory American This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. $ 1253 Thomas St; 206-621-1090; www.lunchboxlaboratory.com; www.facebook.com/ lunchboxlab McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside Seafood Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch Mon–Fri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206-270-9052; www.harborsideseattle.com; www. facebook.com/mccormickandschmicks; www.twitter.com/mcandschmicks Mistral Kitchen American Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch, and more. Private group welcome, catering available. $$$ 2020 Westlake Ave; 206-623-1922; www. mistral-kitchen.com; www.facebook. com/mistralkitchen Serafina Osteria and Enoteca Italian Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri–Sun. $$-$$$$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807; www.serafinaseattle.com Serious Pie Westlake Pizza Serious Pie features an apple-wood burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house made specialties. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; www.seriouspiewestlake.com; www. facebook.com/seriouspiebiscuit Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria Pizza Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato, and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano Happy Hour 3–6pm. $ 2200 Westlake Ave, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; www.tuttabella. com; www.facebook.com/tuttabellaneapolitanpizzeria World Sports Grille American Northwest unique dining and enter-

tainment complex where everybody can eat, drink, and play. Electronic game room with the latest simulation games. $-$$ 731 Westlake Ave N; 206-223-0300; www.worldsportsgrille.com; www.facebook. com/worldsportsgrilleseattle

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Daniel’s Broiler Steakhouse Small, plush, intimate USDA prime Steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-329-4191; www.schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler; www.facebook. com/pages/daniels-broiler-atleschi/309037682466623; www.twitter.com/danielsprime Madison Park Conservatory Northwest Madison Park Conservatory offers delicious plants and animals with a squeeze of lemon complemented with lovely wines and beautiful cocktails. $$$ 1927 43rd Ave E; 206-324-9701; www.madisonparkconservatory.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/madison-park-conservatory/171218496257019; www.twitter. com/mpconservatory Restaurant Bea Italian A cozy restaurant & bar in Madrona, Seattle offering northwest comfort food and craft cocktails. $$$ 1423 34th Ave; 206-812-2901; www.restaurantbea. com; www.facebook.com/restaurantbea; www.twitter.com/restaurantbea Rover’s French Cuisine of the Pacific Northwest with a French accent. James Beard Award winner. Highest food ranking by Zagat since 1993. $$$$ 2808 E Madison; 206325-7442; www.rovers-seattle.com; www.facebook.com/pages/roversrestaurant/100854119959136

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88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB 7 days a week, 5pm–2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. $ 315 Second Ave S; 206-839-1300; www. ilove88keys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/88-keys-dueling-pianoand-sports-cantina-official/1580 75980915013?ref=hl; www.twitter. com/88keysseattle Jimmy’s On First American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206204-9700; www.jimmysonfirst.com; www.facebook.com/jimmysonfirst

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5 Spot American Seattle landmark for over 20 years. Home of the “American Food Festival Series.” Just up the hill from the Seattle Center. $$ 1502 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-285-7768; www.chowfoods. com/5-spot; www.facebook.com/ chowfoods; www.twitter.com/ chowfoods Canlis Restaurant Northwest Seattle’s fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine, and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. $$$$ 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206-283-3313; www.canlis.com; www.facebook.com/canlis.seattle; www.twitter.com/canlis The Melting Pot - Seattle ContinentaL A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions, & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-3781208; www.meltingpot.com; www. facebook.com/meltingpotseattle. bellevue.tacoma; www.twitter.com/ meltingpotnw Mondello Italian Homemade Italian Sicilian recipes, fresh ingredients, cozy. Hours: lunch 11:30am– 2:30pm M–S, Dinner 5pm–9:30pm Seven days a week. $$$ 2425 33rd Ave W; 206-352-8700; www. mondelloristorante.com; www.facebook.com/mondelloristorante; www. twitter.com/mondelloseattle Palisade Restaurant Northwest Palisade-Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/private room. $$$ 2601 W Marina Pl; 206-2851000; www.palisaderestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/palisaderestaurant Ponti Seafood Grill Seafood Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; www. pontiseafoodgrill.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ponti-seafoodgrill/67716920287 Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers Fast Food Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings, and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly, family-oriented environment. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-728-2228 T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, pot pies, and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. 1 block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206-282-1910; www. tsmchughs.com; www.facebook. com/tsmchughs F-36

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Ten Mercer American World Class Cuisine...Neighborhood Scene. Flavor forward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-691-3723; www.tenmercer.com; www.facebook.com/tenmercer

West Seattle

Endolyne Joe’s American Featuring food of the Americas with an ever-changing thematic menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & happy hour daily. $$ 9261 45th Ave SW; 206-937-2325; www.facebook.com/ endolynejoesseattle Fresh Bistro American International bistro cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end of day drinks and Happy Hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; www.freshbistroseattle.com; www.facebook. com/freshbistro; www.twitter.com/ freshbistro Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon–Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; www.saltys.com/ seattle; www.facebook.com/saltysseafood; www.twitter.com/saltysseafood

Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland Seafood Waterfront dining on the Bellevue/Eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $-$$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425-822-0225; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthony’s-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Barking Frog Northwest Awardwinning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-2999; www.willowslodge.com Beach Cafe Northwest Features fresh, familiar favorites and refreshing cocktails. Outdoor or indoor lakeside dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. $$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-8890303; www.thewoodmark.com/ beachcafe; www.facebook.com/ beachcafecp; www.twitter.com/ woodmarkhotel bin on the lake Northwest Wine bar and restaurant features 80

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wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-803-5595; www.binonthelake.com; www. facebook.com/pages/bin-on-thelake/309387077008; www.twitter. com/binonthelake The Crab Pot - Bellevue Seafood Offering fun, family-style dining serving fresh, local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ 2 Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; www.crabpotbellevue.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-crab-potbellevue/143216132391305 Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar Northwest An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-6381000; www.westin.com/bellevuewa; www.facebook.com/cypresswinebaratwestinbellevue Daniel’s Broiler - Bellevue Steakhouse USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch M–F. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; www.schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler; www.facebook. com/pages/daniels-broiler-atbellevue/120244754654653; www. twitter.com/schwartzbros El Gaucho - Bellevue Steakhouse The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm–close. Lunch Monday–Friday 11:30–3pm. $$$$ 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-2715; www. elgaucho.com; www.facebook. com/pages/el-gaucho-bellevue/94905272140 The Herbfarm Restaurant Northwest World class, 4 star, 5 diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-4855300; www.theherbfarm.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-herbfarm/54533212674 Jonah’s Restaurant American Enjoy our newly renovated Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge where our guests choose from a wide range of menu selections that include steaks, seafood, freshly prepared salads, and desserts. Room service is also available. $$ 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-698-4412; www. redlion.com/our-hotels/washington/bellevue/dining; www.facebook. com/pages/jonahs-seafood-house2601-oyster-bar/112182135548835 Le Petit Terroir Italian Food for wine. Take out, delivery, carry out.

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Le Petit Terroir offers casual Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Kevin Sarbora. $$$ 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-296-2525; www.lpterroir.com; www.facebook. com/lepetitterroir; www.twitter.com/ lepetitterroir Lot No.3 American Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintage-industrial inspired space. $$ 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-440-0025; www.lotno3. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ lot-no-3/150177078387836; www. twitter.com/heavyrestaurant Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant Italian Maggiano’s specializes in homemade Italian American cuisine. Lunch, dinner, carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions. $$$ 10455 NE Eighth St, Bellevue; 425-5196476; www.maggianos.com; www. facebook.com/maggianos; www. twitter.com/maggianos The Melting Pot - Bellevue American A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 302 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-646-2744; www.meltingpot.com; www.facebook.com/ meltingpotseattle.bellevue.tacoma; www.twitter.com/meltingpotnw P.F. Chang’s China Bistro –Bellevue Chinese Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service, and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-637-3582; www. pfchangs.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/pf-changs-china-bistro/2160 75975073871?rf=111550102253088; www.twitter.com/pfchangs Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Bellevue Northwest Northwestinspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. $$$ 430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-502-6292; www.thepurplecafe.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/purple-cafe-and-winebar/98942589187; www.twitter.com/ heavyrestaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House –Bellevue Steakhouse Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon, and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; www. ruthschris.com; www.facebook.com/ ruthschrissteakhousebellevue Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue American Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest sea-

food, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100-112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; www.sheraton.com/ bellevue Sear Northwest Our awardwinning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. $$ 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; www.marriott.com/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/seamc-redmond-marriott-town-center; www. facebook.com/pages/redmondmarriott-town-center-sear-steakhouse/120266371319051 Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar Italian Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, Ste 255, Redmond; 425-881-4400; www. schwartzbros.com/spazzo; www. facebook.com/pages/spazzo-italian-grill-wine-bar/75374148971 Tap House Grill Bellevue American Progressive urban cuisine featuring steak, seafood, and sushi. Largest selection of Northwest beers on tap, as well as private dining. $-$$ 550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-467-1730; www.taphousegrill.com; www.facebook.com/taphousegrill Trellis Northwest Wine country style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients—many from Chef’s own five-acre garden. True “farm to table” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-2845900; www.trellisrestaurant.net Volterra Italian Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily. Happy Hour daily 12–6pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-202-7201; www.volterrarestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/ volterrarestaurant; www.twitter. com/volterraballard Wild Ginger at the Bravern PanAsian Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, an award-winning wine list, happy hour, and dim-sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-495-8889; www. wildginger.net; www.facebook.com/ bravern; www.twitter.com/bravern

SeaTac/Tukwila

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events AMERICAN Open everyday, various hours. Full service restaurant, lounge, non smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. $ 100 Andover Park W, Tukwila; 206-340-0202; www. acmebowl.com; www.facebook.

com/acmebowl; www.twitter.com/ acmebowl Anthony’s HomePort - Des Moines Marina Seafood Waterfront dining near SeaTac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206-824-1947; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw BJ’s Restaurant American Specializing in deep dish pizza and hand crafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206439-7500; www.bjsbrewhouse.com; www.twitter.com/bjsrestaurants Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar Northwest Relish fresh farm-totable local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner 5:30 to 9:30pm. $$$ 18525 36th Ave S; 206-901-9268; www.cedarbrooklodge.com/eat; www.facebook.com/cedarbrooklodge Gateway Grill American Casual/ fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd; 206-244-6666; www.radisson. com/seattlewa_seatac Mascio’s Italian Specialty Foods Italian A premier gourmet manufacturer of arancini appetizers (risotto croquettes). The Mascio’s line includes delicious savory and dessert arancini. $ 1225 S Angelo St; 206-767-4700; www.mascios.net; www.facebook.com/mascios; www. twitter.com/mascios Rainforest Cafe American Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter Mall; 206-2488882; www.rainforestcafe.com; www. facebook.com/officialrainforestcafe Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from SeaTac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smile! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; www.saltys. com/redondo; www.facebook.com/ saltysredondo Seven Hills Grille NORTHWEST Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy, and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd; 206-248-1000 ext 2121; www. hi-seatac.com Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300

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choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd; 206-248-7153; www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com

North

Anthony’s HomePort - Edmonds Marina Seafood Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $-$$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425-771-4400; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook.com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Anthony’s HomePort - Everett Seafood Fresh Pacific Northwest seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $-$$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-252-3333; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook.com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Black Bear Diner AMERICAN 128 seats. At Black Bear Diner, our mission is to be the pre-eminent family dining concept, providing excellent food and value, served in a fun, uniquely bear themed atmosphere, by friendly, committed and knowledgeable employees. $ 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; www.hiesequim. com; www.facebook.com/blackbeardinersequim; www.twitter.com/ blackbeardiner Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr N; 206-729-6179; www. neighborhoodgrills.com; www. facebook.com/pages/greenlakebar-and-grill/61781943097 Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing Seafood Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 min. north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; www. ivars.com; www.facebook.com/ ivarsrestaurants P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 3000 184th St SW, Ste 912, Lynnwood; 425-9212100; www.pfchangs.com; www. facebook.com/pages/pf-changschina-bistro/161293653927731; www.twitter.com/pfchangs

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The Melting Pot - Tacoma AMERICAN A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions, & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-535-3939; www.meltingpot. com; www.facebook.com/meltingpotseattle.bellevue.tacoma; www. twitter.com/meltingpotnw

SPECIALTY Belltown

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s only downtown cupcake shop specializing in Italian Butter Cream...sweet, simple, and sophisticated! Fresh baked daily, never mass produced. $ 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; www.theyellowleafcupcake.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/the-yellow-leaf-cupcakeco/125941704138577; www.twitter. com/theyellowleaf

Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s Best! $ 1111 E Pike St; 206-8837656; www.cupcakeroyale.com; www.facebook.com/cupcakeroyale; www.twitter.com/cupcakeroyale Paris Eastside Fun and hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Capitol Hill. Other craft classes available too. Children welcome. Tuesday–Saturday, 10am– 7pm. 816 E Pike St, 206-452-3622; www.facebook.com/pariseastside; www.twitter.com/pariseastside Sugar Bakery & Cafe Artisanal pastries lunch cakes and party platters made from scratch daily using local, natural ingredients. Mon–Fri 7am to 6pm and Sat 9am–1pm. $ 1014 Madison St; 206-749-4105; www.sugarbakerycafe.com; www. twitter.com/sugarbakery

Downtown

Ceres Roasting Company Since inception in 2008, Ceres Roasting Company has been small-batch roasting gourmet cinnamon glazed almonds and pecans at various locations in Seattle. Now open daily at the Seattle Center Armory serving locally roasted organic espresso. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-399-9259; www.ceresroastingcompany.com Chocolate Box Try the Chocolate Box Experience and the Urban Wine Tour. Also selling Northwest chocolates and

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wines. Group rates and gift baskets available. $-$$ 106 Pine St; 206443-3900; www.sschocolatebox.com; www.twitter.com/chocoboxsea Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. $-$$ 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206-623-8043; www. chukar.com; www.facebook.com/ chukarcherries; www.twitter.com/ chukarcherries Cupcake Royale-Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s Best! $ 108 Pine St; 206-8837656; www.cupcakeroyale.com; www.facebook.com/cupcakeroyale; www.twitter.com/cupcakeroyale Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. 1st & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1325 First Ave; 206-322-0233; www.franschocolates.com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lipbalms, scrubs). $ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425243-2089; www.indichocolate.com; www.facebook.com/indichocolate; www.twitter.com/indichocolate Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest full-service supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. $-$$ 1423 Third Ave; 206-7499500; www.kressiga.com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finest quality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors. Fresh batches all day. $ 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; www.kukuruza.com Mt. Townsend Creamery—Pike Place Tasting Room Hand crafted cheeses that showcase the unique terroir of the Olympic Peninsula. Local cow’s milk reflects NW flavor. Free samples! Open everyday (left of the pig)! $-$$ 89 Pike St; 360-379-0895; www.mttownsendcreamery.com; www.facebook.com/pages/mttownsend-creamery/49445812211 Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award winning sandwiches, soups and salads, northwest Specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. $ 1926 Pike Pl; 206-443-1926; www.pearatpikeplace.com; www.

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facebook.com/pearatpikeplace; www.twitter.com/pearatpikeplace Pike Place Fish Fish & Seafood. 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. $$$ 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; www.pikeplacefish.com Pure Food Fish Market Fish & Seafood. Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafood-to-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. $$ 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-622-5765; www. freshseafood.com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. $-$$ 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-4674856; www.quintessentialgourmet. com; www.facebook.com/quintessentialgourmet; www.twitter.com/ qgtastingroom Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of hand-forged doughnuts and fresh roasted coffee. $ 2124 Fifth Ave; 206-728-1966; www.toppotdoughnuts.com Westlake Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2210 Westlake Ave; 206-621-9700; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/node/6779; www. facebook.com/wfmwestlake; www. twitter.com/wfmwestlake

Queen Anne

Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2001 15th Ave W; 206352-5440; www.wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/interbay; www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketinterbay; www.twitter.com/interbaywfm

Bellevue/Eastside

21 Acres Sustainable farm and non-profit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, green-built systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-4811500; www.21acres.org; www. facebook.com/21acres; www.twitter. com/21acres Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 888 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-462-1400; www. wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/

bellevue; www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketbellevue; www.twitter.com/wfmbellevue Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. $ 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-3926652; www.boehmscandies. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ boehms-candies-inc-officialpage/271676259997 Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 17991 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-881-2600; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/redmond; www.facebook. com/redmondwfm; www.twitter.com/redmonwfm

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SeaTac/Tukwila

The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am-12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-622-6044; www. pikebrewing.com

Starbucks Coffee Company Coffee Houses & Espresso. Leading retailer, roaster and Specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. $ 2401 Utah Ave S; 206-903-8224; www. starbucks.com; www.facebook.com/ starbucks Tully’s Coffee Seattle’s largest fully handcrafted coffee roaster, with more than 65 coffee shops located within Washington State. Taste the Tully’s Difference. $ 3100 Airport Way S; 206-233-2070; www.tullyscoffeeshops.com; www.facebook.com/ tullyscoffee; www.twitter.com/ tullyscoffee

North

The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! Bothell; 425-483-9694; www.thegiftgourmet.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-giftgourmet/219820838039961; www. twitter.com/thegiftgourmet Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; www. wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lynnwood; www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketlynnwood; www.twitter. com/wfmlynnwood Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 1026 NE 64th St; 206-

South

SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with Liquid Nitrogen. $ 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253941-3248; www.subzeroicecream. com; www.facebook.com/subzerofederalway

BEER Downtown

Pioneer Square

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant Brewery tours daily. Pyramid’s fine lineup of craft beers is complemented by a full selection of upscale pub fare. $$-$$$ 1201 First Ave S; 206-68-BEERS; www.pyramidbrew.com

Bellevue/Eastside

Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; www. redhook.com; www.facebook.com/ redhookalebrewery; www.twitter. com/redhook_brewery

WINE Downtown

Downtown Spirits Specialty spirits, wine and craft beer emporium conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 2300 Seventh Ave; 206-812-6591; www.downtown-spirits.com; www. facebook.com/pages/downtownspirits/138667296275515; www. twitter.com/downtownspirits Pike and Western Wine Shop From the beginning we have had a local focus, the wines of Washington and Oregon. But we also stock an extensive selection of European wines, many from people we have built

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relationships with over the years. We like to call ourselves a local wine shop with a world view. 1934 Pike Pl; 206-441-1307; www.pikeandwestern.com The Tasting Room–Wines of Washington For a small fee, wine lovers can taste artisan wines from some of Washington State’s best boutique wineries. Hours: Sun-Thur noon8pm, Friday-Sat noon-10 pm. 1924 Post Alley; 206-770-9463; www.winesofwashington.com The Vude-Hand of Gods of Wines The VUDE (Velvet Underground Dining Experience) is an event space and foodie paradise where chefs and beverage purveyors can collaborate to create extraordinary dining experiences. 308 Ninth Ave N; 206-855-5521; www.handofgodwines.com; www.facebook.com/thevude; www.twitter.com/the_vude Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington State; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry. 1201 Western Ave; 206-667-9463; www. washingtonwine.org; www.facebook. com/washingtonstatewine; www. twitter.com/winecommission

Queen Anne

Wine Outlet Unique, intimate, customizable parking, professional, wine-bar, classroom, great for cooking classes, deck, outdoor, inviting, kitchen, 3 event spaces, education, team building. 946 Elliott Ave W; 206-285-1129; www. wineoutleteventspace.com; www. facebook.com/pages/wine-outlet/135352134599

Bellevue/Eastside

Airfield Estates Winery Family owned and operated winery. Our tasting room honors and pays tribute to our aviation heritage. Open daily noon to 5pm. 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-877-1006; www.airfieldwines.com/visit_us/woodinville.php; www.facebook.com/airfieldwines; www.twitter.com/airfield Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-806-9463; www. briancartercellars.com; www. facebook.com/pages/brian-cartercellars/105795669462216; www. twitter.com/briancarterwine F-40

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-4153632; www.ste-michelle.com; www. facebook.com/stemichelle; www. twitter.com/stemichelle Columbia Winery Washington’s first premium winery. Tastings Sun-Sat 11am-6pm; Fri 11am-7pm. A great way to experience our portfolio of wines. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-4827490; www.columbiawinery.com; www.facebook.com/pages/columbia-winery/103974582971513?nr DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-877-9472; www. delillecellars.com; www.facebook. com/delillecellars; www.twitter.com/ delillecellars Dusted Valley Vintners Family owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington State wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-488-7373; www.dustedvalley.com; www. facebook.com/pages/dusted-valleyvintners/182067865142489; www. twitter.com/dustedvalley EFESTE Our relaxed, arid tasting room is a pleasantly warm room beside our cellar where our award winning wines are crafted. 19730 144th Ave NE, Woodinville; 425-398-7200; www.efeste.com; www.facebook. com/efestewinery; www.twitter. com/efeste J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio Offering guests wine tastings daily: Sunday through Thursday 12-5, Friday and Saturday 12-6. Tasting studio available for private event rentals. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B, Woodinville; 509-627-5000; www. bookwalterwines.com; www.facebook.com/bookwalterwines; www. twitter.com/jbookwalterwine Mark Ryan Winery Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award winning wines from Washington State. Open seven days a week. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-1, Woodinville; 206-910-7967; www.markryanwinery.com; www. facebook.com/markryanwinery; www.twitter.com/markryanwinery Northwest Cellars Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes

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from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our awardwinning wines! 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland; 206-601-9217; www.northwestcellars.com; www.facebook. com/nwcellars; www.twitter.com/ nwcellars Novelty Hill - Januik Winery Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. 14710 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd, Woodinville; 425481-8317; www.noveltyhilljanuik. com; www.facebook.com/noveltyhilljanuik; www.twitter.com/nhjwines Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars Tasting Room Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge winery. Open 12pm5pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday through Sunday. 14810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 509525-3541; www.pepperbridge.com; www.facebook.com/pepperbridge; www.twitter.com/pepperbridge Sparkman Cellars Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of Life. Damn Fine Wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thursday-Monday, 1pm-6pm. 19501 144th Ave NE, Ste E-400, Woodinville; 425-398-1045; www. sparkmancellars.com; www. facebook.com/pages/sparkmancellars/317252621696452 The Woodhouse Wine Estates Bordeaux style wines. Woodinville tasting room located just down the street from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Tastings 7 days a week from 12:005:00. 15500 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-527-0608; www.thewoodhousewineestates. com Woodinville Wine Country Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. PO Box 2114, Woodinville; 425-2054394; www.woodinvillewinecountry. com; www.facebook.com/woodinvillewinecountry; www.twitter.com/ winewoodinville

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Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Spokane; 509-526-5230; www.charlessmithwines.com; www.facebook.com/ kickasswashingtonwine; www.twitter.com/kvintners Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/or appointment. Normal hours 12-5 (7 days/ week), seasonal hours 12-5 FridayMonday. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset

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Rd, Benton City; 509-588-2667; www.cooperwinecompany.com; www.facebook.com/cooperwine; www.twitter.com/cooperwine Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our Tasting Room is open for tasting and informal tours 11:00 to 4:00 daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509529-4685; www.dunhamcellars.com Terra Blanca Family owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington Wine Country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am-6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City; 509-588-6082; www. terrablanca.com; www.facebook. com/terrablancawinery; www.twitter.com/terrablanca

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Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-650-4753; www.islandvintners. com; www.facebook.com/islandvintners Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. Bainbridge Island; 206-780-0905; www.bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington State wine regions. 206-524-8687; www.bonvivanttours.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/bon-vivant-wine-tours/4227 57684454331?ref=ts&fref=ts The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16 person pedal powered vehicle. Operates daily 10am-10pm. 206-678-7211; www.thecyclesaloon.com; www. facebook.com/pages/cyclesaloon/232358013447676 Local Craft Tours Local craft distillery tour company open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. 500 Fifth Ave W, Ste 502; 206-4553740; www.localcrafttours.com; www.facebook.com/pages/localcraft-tours/387332014697596; www.twitter.com/localcrafttours Public Market Tours Daily 1-hour historical and cultural tours of Pike Place Market. See fish fly, fresh produce stands, and artisan flower growers! Private

groups welcome. 206-209-5488; www.publicmarkettours.com; www. facebook.com/publicmarkettours; www.twitter.com/publicmkttours Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tour Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112; 206-249-9858; www.seattlebrewerytour.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301; 206-209-5485; www.savorseattletours.com; www.facebook. com/savorseattlefoodtours Seattle Bites Food Tours Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! Pike Place Market; 425-888-8837; www.seattlebitesfoodtours.com; www.facbook.com/ seattlebitesfoodtours; www.twitter. com/seattle_bites Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. Pike Place Market; 206-725-4483; www.seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington State. 15701 Nelson Pl; 206-444-9463; www.seattlewinetours.com White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 19011 Eighth Ave NW; 206-552-0950; www.whitemoustache.com; www. facebook.com/whitemoustache; www.twitter.com/whitemoustache

REFERRAL SERVICES

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Eating gluten causes continuous health hazards. We monitor food industries, educate, and support consumers to be able to live gluten-free lives. 31214 124th Ave SE, Auburn; 253-833-6655; www.gluten.net; www.facebook. com/glutenintolerancegroup Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market/1st & Pike; 206-4615888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (7th & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold & Double-Gold Award Winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206853-4677; www.seattlewineawards. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ seattle-wine-awards/12430585092 9368?ref=search; www.twitter.com/ wineawards TripAdvisor.com TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. 141 Needham St, Newton; 617-7957725; www.tripadvisor.com; www. facebook.com/tripadvisor; www. twitter.com/tripadvisor4biz Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 541-610-4122; www.wheretoeatguide.com; www. facebook.com/eatguideseattle; www.twitter.com/wteggirlseattle

edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; www.edibleseattle.com; www.facebook.com/edibleseattle

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Named “Best Boutique Downtown Seattle 2012” In a welcoming atmosphere, sandylew carries great lines from the US, Australia, France, Italy, Japan, and more! Located between Seattle Art Museum and Pike Place Market Open every day 11am to 6pm

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For Chic Chicks Baby and Co. owners Jill and Wayne Donnelly spend the better part of each year trotting the globe in search of thoughtful labels and effortless looks to bring back to their downtown boutique. Expect to find tomorrow’s styles that you didn’t even know you wanted from of-the-moment lines like Hache and Ter et Bantine. 1936 First Ave • Also try: Totokaelo, 1523 10th Ave, and Sell Your Sole, 2121 First Ave

For Homebodies Family-run Far4 in Pioneer Square houses some of the city’s coolest artisanmade housewares, jewelry, and giftable goods. Siblings Jenny and Yuri Klimenkoff mind the register and peddle their father Igor’s whimsical collection of porcelain still life, from pears and pineapples to keys and flowers. 1020 First Ave • Also try: Area 51, 401 E Pine St, and Chartreuse Modern, 2609 First Ave visitseattle.org

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For Dapper Dudes Blackbird’s airy, industrial space in Ballard offers guys stylish choices, from Robert Geller and wings + horns to polished lesser-knowns and a modern in-house line. Stop by neighboring sister store Blackbird Apothecary for skin care goods, shaving sets, and fragrances. 5410 22nd Ave NW • Also try: Ian, 1919 Second Ave, and Evo, 3500 Stone Way N For Tots and Teens Ballard toy shop Clover is a go-to for distinctive playthings. Owner Sarah Furstenberg stocks Parisian dolls, locally made clothing, and craft supplies alongside classic blocks and popular favorites (she’s not too cool to carry Legos). 5333 Ballard Ave NW • Also try: Magic Mouse Toys, 603 First Ave, and Schmancy, 1932 Second Ave

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Banya 5 This Russian-inspired spa in trendy South Lake Union offers standard services—facials, mud wraps, salt scrubs, and massages—but is known for its exotic extras: a 200-plus-degree parilka (Russian sauna), a Turkish steam room, pool plunges, and a chance to be thumped with venik (oak leaves imported from the old country). Betrothed couples on a budget can receive a discounted entry fee during Wednesday and Thursday happy hour (10am to 2pm).

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Ummelina Destination wedding or not, Ummelina is where you can embark on some exotic prenup pampering. Global remedies range from seaweed manis to luxe African foot baths to hot stone massages, while treatments just for men (like a skin-softening aromatic steam and shave) keep the fellas happy. Want

to bring the whole gang? Book the Tea Spa to primp with your posse.

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Habitude This high-end salon-spa has a homey feel—think cozy décor and local art displayed on the walls—with locations in Ballard and Fremont. Breeze in for a budget-friendly updo, or soak it all in at the Ballard location with a rosemary mint body wrap and a trip to the hot rocks sauna. Couples can enjoy a massage together in the Gathering Grove Room or while away hours here with a sumptuous spa package. Bonus: makeup touch-ups are complimentary with every service.

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Hoa Salon Wallet-friendly Hoa keeps it simple with just manis, pedis, and waxing. Add on a paraffin treatment to soften your skin, or put your feet up and relax with a 10-minute leg massage. Each location also offers a no-fee private room featuring five pedicure chairs (six at Roosevelt) for group sessions. Planning on toasting the lovebirds during your pampering party? Let Hoa know in advance so the staff can procure the proper permit. —Diane Mapes

Banya 5 217 Ninth Ave N; banya5.com • Habitude 2801 NW Market St and 513 N 36th St; habitude.com • Hoa Salon Multiple locales, including 5350 Ballard Ave NW; hoasalon.com • HUmmelina 1525 Fourth Ave; ummelina.com • HFor more info on Visit Seattle spa and salon partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play

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You’ve written your vows, booked the venue, and wrangled the guest list. Now it’s time for the fun stuff: restoring your sanity (and smooth, wrinkle-free forehead) with a relaxing visit to the spa before tying the knot.

For Four-Legged Friends A Capitol Hill dog destination, Rex caters to pooches with a curated collection of unique supplies, toys, and specialty treats that include gourmet dog cookies. The boutique also offers à la carte grooming services using eco-friendly products for prime puppy pampering. 1402 12th Ave • Also try: I Heart Dogs, 6003 Phinney Ave N, and Petapoluza, 114 N 36th St

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Fremont Vintage Mall This underground mall a block from Fremont’s iconic Lenin statue sells everything from ABBA records to zebra-skin chairs. You’ll find plenty of Mad Men– and Brady Bunch–era housewares and furnishings here, too. Ditto for vintage books, jewelry, thermoses, lamps, croquet sets, and those ever-popular ladies’ fur coats. (Macklemore admits he has “racks and racks of them.”) Make sure you stop by booth 860, where the rapper—decked out in his Batman jammies—flows about how not to get swindled and tricked by business. Fremont Sunday Market Part farmers market, part arts-and-crafts fair, and part estate sale on steroids, the Fremont Sunday Market has been enlivening Sundays in Seattle for more than two decades. On the street, 100-plus exhibitors hawk everything from fresh flowers to homemade tamales (plus hats, jewelry, soap, furnishings, collectibles, clothes, and some of Seattle’s finest foodtruck eats). Inside the garage below the Red Door, the Fremont HyperMarket boasts around 30 vendors offering up a treasure trove of tiki torches, paint-by-number sets, western shirts, Scrabble tiles, watch parts, fezzes, leopard vests, alligator bags, cowboy boots, lunchboxes, and, yes, even some pajamas with feet.

Use “Thrift Shop” as a rockin’ retail road map.

Those racks of jeans and dresses people are dancing through while he raps about making off with your grandpa’s hand-medowns? That’s the women’s section on the first floor. But don’t feel obligated to stick to your designated department when hunting for a come-up. “Some of my best finds have been in sections that weren’t meant for me,” Macklemore told GQ in an October 2012 interview. Goodwill Outlet Hard-core bargain hunters go to this discount paradise in the SoDo district, where customers are invited to dig through dozens of blue bins for finds that are sold not by the item but by the pound. From housewares and stereo equipment to broken keyboards and blankets of every sort, if it’s worth salvaging, it’s here. Furniture, too—although the management may not appreciate you running across those blue velvet Barcaloungers Macklemore-style. Still have the shopping bug? There are plenty more thrift (and vintage) shops down the road, including Goodwill’s ’s new boutique-style store in South Lake Union (where you can see hipsters in their own habitat), Red Light Vintage and Costume on Capitol Hill (another location featured in the video), and the Value Village in Crown Hill (large, clean, and well stocked). Red Light Vintage and Costume on Capitol Hill

Value Village (Capitol Hill) This Seattle thrifting mainstay is one of Macklemore’s favorite haunts and is also featured in his “Thrift Shop” music video. Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave N; 10am to 5pm, Sunday • Fremont Vintage Mall 3419 Fremont Pl N • Goodwill Outlet 1765 Sixth Ave S • Goodwill (South Lake Union) 411 Westlake Ave N • Red Light Vintage and Costume 312 Broadway E • Value Village (Capitol Hill) 1525 11th Ave • Value Village (Crown Hill) 8532 15th Ave NW • HFor more shopping options, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/shopping-and-fashion

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eattle rapper Macklemore’s five-time-platinum single “Thrift Shop” may be hella fun to dance along with, but it’s also a rockin’ road map to some prime local bargain hunting. Ready to pop some tags and grab your own leopard mink stole or green alligator shoes?

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The best brands, the biggest selection, plus 1O% off * for visitors. Stop by Macy’s Downtown Seattle or Macy’s Bellevue Square and ask for your Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass*, good for 10% off* thousands of items throughout the store! Plus, we now ship to over 100 countries around the world, so you can enjoy international shipping online. For details, log on to macys.com/international Macy’s Downtown Seattle (206) 506-6000 Macy’s Bellevue Square (425) 688-6000 Restrictions apply. Valid I.D. required. Details in store.

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KID AROUND Family Fun for All

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Critter watching to science and art to sand-castle building, the Emerald City offers tons of fun for kids and their big people. When it’s playtime, tumbling, chasing, and squealing is all part of the fun for kids—and otters (small-clawed Asian otters, to be specific). Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, one of the nation’s leading innovators in naturalistic exhibits, brings the two face to face at the newly opened Bamboo Forest Reserve, where visitors are surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of Asia’s tropical forests. A tropical aviary and a nature play area, complete with a

wobbly bridge and mini zip line, up the excitement factor. Aquatic creatures and marine mammals are a big hit at the Seattle Aquarium, at Pier 59 on Seattle’s waterfront, where an exciting new-this-summer harbor seal exhibit provides even the smallest with nose-to-nose views of slippery seals as they cavort and sunbathe. The aquarium has numerous exhibits filled with fascinating fish, and its “Window on Washington Waters,” a tank with 20-by-40-foot windows into a world teeming with local sea life, is mesmerizing. Bonus: Kids visitseattle.org

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Escape to Family Rich in natural beauty and recreational choices, Puget Sound offers Seattle families a multitude of day-trip gems—some of which feature a Washington State Ferry ride, one of the country’s most economical scenic cruises. Thirty miles north of Seattle, Whidbey Island’s pastoral eden holds field, forest, and shore perfect for families. Comb the tide pools at Double Bluff State Park, or just soak up the sun on the south-facing beach. Ride bikes on the breeze-blessed country lanes around Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve; head up to Deception Pass State Park for one of the warmest freshwater swimming areas along the Sound. The agricultural vale of Snoqualmie Valley, 30 miles east of Seattle, is a perfect place for a day picking strawberries, raspberries, and other delights at local farms

The wildflower meadows are like movie sets.

Ferry to Bainbridge Island for a stargazing show at the Ritchie Observatory most second Saturdays. bpastro.org

such as Remlinger Farms—followed by a picnic lunch in Carnation and an afternoon bike ride past the cottonwood-lined fields along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. The summer wildflower meadows at Mount Rainier’s Paradise, two and a half hours southeast of Seattle, are like movie sets, and there are plenty of gentle trails headed along (not up) the mountain. On the way to or fro, the wild animal watching (and zip lining) at Northwest Trek is memorable—elk, bears, moose, deer, and more roam the broad paddocks, while human visitors are hidden behind viewing screens. Another lovely ferry ride brings you to Vashon Island, famed for bike riding, the picturesque lighthouse at Point Robinson, and one of the warmest saltwater swimming beaches on Puget Sound in Quartermaster Harbor. A cool dip is the perfect climax to a kayak venture in the calm waters—followed by a visit to island legend Bob’s Bakery, home of divine pastries, breads, and sandwiches. So good, it may be wise to stop at Bob’s twice. —Eric Lucas

can play with an actual sea cucumber in the touch pool. Next door, Pier 57 features another mesmerizing attraction, the new Seattle Great Wheel, which takes families on a scenic spin 175 feet above the city. Adjacent, Miner’s Landing is a cavernous, carnival-like setting with a vintage carousel and scores of arcade and pinball games. The Seattle Center, north of downtown, is home to numerous kid-centric attractions. The Pacific Science Center is a massive complex with a plethora of highly engaging science and math exhibits. The exciting new “Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness” teaches about fitness, nutrition, sleep, and hygiene through clever interactive games and unexpected encounters such as the computerized “sneeze wall” that sprays mist. Scores of other attractions here range from animatronic dinosaurs to an IMAX theater. The Children’s Museum is one of the nation’s best and largest, with play stations such as Global Village, Play Cafe, and Cog City, allowing kids to exercise their imaginations along with their bodies. Nearby, the Seattle Children’s Theatre offers a full roster of imaginative productions for kids (including James and the Giant Peach) and tweens (such as the space-based Boy at the Edge of Everything), fall through spring, perfect for your next visit. Outdoors, with pedal boats and swimming at Green Lake, Lake Union’s Center for Wooden Boats, and Alki and Golden Gardens beaches, it’s no kidding that Seattle is made for kid-style fun. Pacific Science Center

WILD CHILD: HCenter for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St • HMiner’s Landing 1301 Alaskan Way • HPacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N • HSeattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way • HSeattle Children’s Museum 305 Harrison St • HSeattle Children’s Theatre 201 Thomas St; sct.org • HSeattle Great Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way • HWoodland Park Zoo 750 N 50th St • ESCAPE TO FAMILY: Bob’s Bakery 17506 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon • Deception Pass State Park parks.wa.gov • Double Bluff State Park islandcounty.net • Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve nps.gov/ebla • Mount Rainier nps.gov/mora • HNorthwest Trek 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville • HRemlinger Farms 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation • HFor more Visit Seattle family partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/family

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Discovery Course at Northwest Trek

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Seattle’s ChinatownInternational District

www.wingluke.org Guided tours include: • 1910 Hotel Tour • Neighborhood walking tour • Official Bitter and Sweet Tour

based on the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet 719 S. King St.

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tepping into the vertical wind tunnel at iFly indoor skydiving, my daughter Kirsten soared effortlessly, Superman-style, a grin lighting her features. “Piece of cake,” I thought, until I stepped inside and wallowed like a half-inflated helium balloon. Little did I know I would be part of the day’s entertainment as my teen and I explored Seattle—or that finding to-dos cool enough for her, and fun enough for her adult mom, would come so readily in the Jet City. The freedom inherent in being free of gravity is a natural draw for teens, and the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at the Museum of

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Flight, with the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer as its centerpiece, gives young adults the chance to stretch their wings and experience the excitement of space flight through a realistic flight simulator. On a sky-high roll, next we climbed into a suspended car at the new waterfront Seattle Great Wheel and ascended 175 feet into the air. The cityscape, with toy-like ferries and sailboats carving Vs into the water far below, lent a creative spark, and Kirsten snapped dozens of photos as we spun round and round. “Mom, look—it’s 99 bottles of beer on the wall!” she enthused at the relocated and spiffy new Museum of History and Industry

(MOHAI), where we were learning about the city’s history through highly entertaining interactive stations. Sure enough, the campy camp song had come to life in an exhibit about historic Seattle breweries. It was a 40-foot-tall tornado of guitars at the EMP Museum that impressed Kirsten, who eagerly absorbed details about the roots of Seattle’s famed grunge scene. Afterward, clanging bells and flashing lights signaled a pinball championship for two at Ballard’s Full Tilt Ice Cream, where victor and loser alike—I’m not telling who was what—indulged in a frozen treat post-game. A sweet ending to a thrill-ride of a day in Seattle with my teenager.

TEENS ON THE TOWN: HEMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N • Full Tilt Ice Cream Multiple locales, including 5453 Leary Ave NW; fulltilticecream.com • HiFly 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila; seattle.iflyworld.com • HMuseum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S • HMuseum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave N • HSeattle Great Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way • HFor more Visit Seattle family partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/family

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SEATTLE’S NEWEST ATTRACTION The Emerald City Trolley A Guided Hop-on, Hop-off Trolley Tour uniting you to various neighborhoods and attractions including the Woodland Park Zoo, Ballard, Fremont, Waterfront, Argosy, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Museum of Flight and much, much more!

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Greenlake Tucked amid quiet residential streets, 323.7-acre Green Lake Park is a not-so-secret urban oasis. Dog walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, crew teams, and the occasional windsurfer flock here to take advantage of the tree-shaded paths and expansive glacial lake. Stroll the 2.8-mile perimeter loop, or rent a paddleboat from Greenlake Boat Rental to get on the water. Also here: enough coffee shops to keep you caffeinated for another lap around the lake.

International District This historic enclave is home to a number of diverse communities: Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese, among others. On weekends, dim sum crowds spill onto sidewalks, while vendors pack the streets at night markets and festivals. Explore the aisles at local Asian grocery store Uwajimaya—where an adjacent food court offers Korean barbecue, banh mi, and sushi on the cheap—or snap a picture under the colorful Chinatown Gate. visitseattle.org

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Fremont Bordering the Lake Washington Ship Canal, funky Fremont lives up to its self-proclaimed title, Center of the Universe, with a galaxy of hip restaurants, bars, and boutiques. During summer, food trucks, throngs of sun worshippers, and the Solstice Parade (June 22)—complete with naked cyclists—add to the lively scene. Tip back a tallboy at a laid-back pub, or follow the wagging tails to Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, where pooches are also welcome. South Lake Union A flurry of development, including Amazon’s newly minted campus, has transformed SLU into Seattle’s newest “it” neighborhood with glitzy high-rises and a burgeoning retail and restaurant core. Soak up the waterfront scene in Lake Union Park, where historic vessels and the Museum of History and Industry celebrate the city’s rich maritime heritage.

MUST-SEEs & Have-To-DOs Included in the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die book, Pike Place Market has been operating for more than 100 years with seafood stalls, flowers, and handmade crafts galore. While there, check out the original Starbucks, fish tossing at Pike Place Fish Market, and the Gum Wall in Post Alley, where thousands of dried wads clutter the brick. The recently installed Seattle Great Wheel on the edge of Pier 57 is the largest Ferris wheel on the West Coast, with 42 gondolas that can carry up to 300 people at once. Take a nostalgic ride on the Seattle Center Monorail—which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair—from Seattle Center to downtown’s Westlake Center shopping mall. Although the hubcap-eyed Fremont Troll beneath the Aurora Bridge clutches a real VW Beetle, it’s far from menacing. Climb onto its shoulder to snap a picture atop the concrete monster—er, mascot. Locals embrace Fremont’s larger-than-life bronze Vladimir Lenin statue by trussing it up with various decorations, from drag fab to festive Christmas lights. A few blocks away, the cast aluminum Waiting for the Interurban sculpture gets the same playful treatment. Pioneer Square’s Smith Tower, a 38-story Beaux Arts skyscraper that remained the tall-

Catch a fish at Pike Place Market est building in the West until 1962, still offers one of the best (and cheapest) vantage points in the city from the 35th-floor Chinese Room. Fun fact: A family of four lives in the threestory pyramid penthouse. Phinney Ridge’s 92-acre Woodland Park Zoo has the largest collection of live animals in the state, with more than 1,000 animals and 300 species. Visitors can see raptors in free flight, and make paper out of elephant poo. Take a boat ride at South Lake Union’s Center for Wooden Boats every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Free trips are offered on steam and sail craft, but if the list is already filled up, you can rent a boat from the livery instead. Better giddyup to Georgetown’s Oxbow Park, where an enormous cowboy hat (44 feet wide) and boots (22 feet tall) represent the spunky spirit of this industrial, bohemian ’hood. —Rachel Brewick

Queen Anne Situated on the second-tallest hill in the city, Queen Anne boasts two distinct personalities. Preserved Victorians and a smattering of boutiques give Upper Queen Anne small-town charm, while late-night hot spots lure crowds from KeyArena in Lower Queen Anne. Find a quaint brunch spot on the main thoroughfare, Queen Anne Avenue, or scope out the view of the Space Needle, Sound, and downtown from Kerry Park. West Seattle Seattle’s founders first landed here in 1851, and today West Seattle is known for its family-oriented community. Locals soak up the easygoing lifestyle on Alki Beach or shop and dine at the boutique-lined Junction (California Avenue and Alaska Street). The year-round farmers market stocks seasonal produce, pastries, flowers, and more. Fourth of July fireworks at Lake Union

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Copper Gate Tavern, where suds pair with Scandinavian tapas, vintage-porn décor, and a bar carved to look like a Viking longship. Sailors anchor at the Sloop to chug from 34-ounce mugs. “Pick it up with both hands,” a patron once advised another. “Otherwise you might chip your teeth.” And for the restless, the 16-seat CycleSaloon beer bike lets patrons pedal between watering holes. Knock back two fingers of single malt at Macleod’s Scottish Pub or the Kickin’ Boot, where fried chicken and mesquite-grilled steaks are on the menu. The Southern comfort food continues at Bitterroot, Sexton, and Boar’s Nest, ideally with a chaser of rockabilly music at Tractor Tavern. Even milkshakes get a splash of booze at Hot Cakes. Beyond the caramel-rye-ice-cream drinks, though, rich indulgences include grilledchocolate sandwiches and an oatmeal-raisin cookie with crisp bacon. Much like this neighborhood—with its blue-collar roots and ironic scenesters—the combination sounds strange, but couldn’t be better.

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What's happening in Seattle this summer and fall

ON THE TOWN Long-Term Events Teatro ZinZanni Mercer St and Third Ave (Seattle Center), dreams.zinzanni.org Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic EMP Museum, empmuseum.org Hear My Train A Comin’: Hendrix Hits London EMP Museum, empmuseum.org Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses EMP Museum, empmuseum.org Through June 30

Other Desert Cities ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org Through June 30

The Financial Lives of the Poets Jones Playhouse, book-it.org Through July 7

Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle Tacoma Art Museum, tacomaartmuseum.org Through Sept 1

Industrial Effects: Photographs from the Henry Art Gallery Collection Henry Art Gallery, henryart.org Through Sept 1

Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty Henry Art Gallery, henryart.org Through Sept 2

Imaginate Pacific Science Center, pacsci.org Through Sept 8

Celluloid Seattle: A City at the Movies Museum of History & Industry, mohai.org

Seattle Opera's “Ring” cycle by Richard Wagner

Through Sept 22

The Hudson Flows West Frye Art Museum, fryemuseum.org Through Sept 29

Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey Northwest African American Museum, naamnw.org

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June 28–Sept 1

Still Afloat: Seattle’s Floating Homes Museum of History & Industry, mohai.org

Ørnulf Opdahl - Mood Paintings of the North Nordic Heritage Museum, nordicmuseum.org

June 19–Sept 24

June 29–30

Summer Concerts at Marymoor marymoorconcerts.com

Seattle Pride Parade & Festival seattlepride.org and seattlepridefest.org

Through Sept 29

June 20–23

Nikon Small World Pacific Science Center, pacsci.org

Hairspray in Concert from Seattle Men’s Chorus The 5th Avenue Theatre, flyinghouse.org

Through Oct 27

Fifty Works for Fifty States Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org Through Nov 17

Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race The Wing, wingluke.org

June June 12–Oct 27

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Lives Burke Museum, burkemuseum.org

June 29–July 26

Seattle Chamber Music Festival Benaroya Hall, seattlechambermusic.org

June 21–23

June 29–SEPT 1

Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade fremontfair.org

Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org

June 21–29

July

14/48: The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival Erickson Theatre, 1448fest.com

July 4–7

Seafair Summer Festival seafair.com

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival Center for Wooden Boats, cwb.org

June 21–Sept 15

July 5–7

Summer Theatre Festival Intiman Theatre, intiman.org

Seattle International Beerfest Seattle Center, seattlebeerfest.com

June 21–Aug 4

June 22

Seattle International Dance Festival seattleidf.org

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon runrocknroll.competitor.com/ seattle

June 15–Aug 24

June 23–Aug 23

July 11–Aug 11

Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series ste-michelle.com/winery

ZooTunes Woodland Park Zoo, zoo.org/zootunes

Henry V and The Tempest seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno

June 15–Sept 15

June 27–30

Buster Simpson Frye Art Museum, fryemuseum.org

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org

June 14–23

June 15–Oct 6

Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection Tacoma Art Museum,

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Future Beauty: Thirty Years of Japanese Fashion Seattle Art Museum,

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The Pirates of Penzance The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org

July 12–14

West Seattle Summer Fest wsjunction.org/summerfest July 12–21

Day Out with Thomas Northwest Railway Museum, trainmuseum.org July 12–Aug 11

Rapture, Blister, Burn ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org

July 12–Oct 27

Patti Warashina: Wit and Wisdom Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org July 13–14

Ballard Seafoodfest seafoodfest.org

Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com Aug 4–25

The Ring, by Richard Wagner Seattle Opera, seattleopera.org Aug 16–18

Hempfest Myrtle Edwards Park, hempfest.org

July 13–14

Aug 16–18

Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest Hing Hay Park, cidbia.org

Snoqualmie Railroad Days railroaddays.com

July 13–14

Aug 20–25

Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival Volunteer Park, greenstage.org/sotf

Sister Act The Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org

July 13–14

Aug 24–25

Urban Craft Uprising Seattle Center, urbancraftuprising.com

TibetFest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

July 19–21

Aug 30–Sept 2

Bite of Seattle Seattle Center, biteofseattle.com

PAX Washington State Convention Center, prime.paxsite.com

July 19–21

Indian Days POW WOW Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, unitedindians.com

Aug 30–Sept 29

Middletown ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org

July 19–21

Aug 31–Sept 2

Kirkland Uncorked Marina Park, kirklanduncorked.com

Bumbershoot Seattle Center, bumbershoot.org

July 19–21

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival vashonchamber.com/strawfest July 26–28

Bellevue ArtsFair Bellevue Square, bellevuearts.org

September Sept 6–22

Washington State Fair (Puyallup Fair) Puyallup Fairgrounds, thefair.com

July 26–28

Sept 6­–28

Capitol Hill Block Party capitolhillblockparty.com

Les Misérables Balagan Theatre, balagantheatre.org

August Aug 2–23, Fridays

KEXP Concerts at the Mural

Sept 10–Oct 6

Secondhand Lions The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org

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Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

Sept 12–Oct 20

Oct 3, 5 & 6

Xanadu Village Theatre, villagetheatre.org

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org

Sept 14–15

Oct 4–6

Seattle Fiestas Patrias Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

John Malkovich in The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer The Moore Theatre, stgpresents.org

Sept 19–21

Morlot Conducts Ravel Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org Sept 20–22

Fremont Oktoberfest fremontoktoberfest.com Sept 25–29

Decibel Festival dbfestival.com Sept 26–29

Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org Sept 26–Nov 3

Pippi Longstocking: The Family Musical Seattle Children’s Theatre, sct.org Sept 27–Oct 6

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A.I.R: Tharp Pacific Northwest Ballet, pnb.org

Oct 4–Nov 3

Sugar Daddies ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org Oct 5–6

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival salmondays.org Oct 9–13

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org Oct 10–20

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival threedollarbillcinema.org Oct 12–13

Arab Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

Sept 27–Oct 20

Oct 15–Nov 3

The Servant of Two Masters Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org

Anything Goes The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org

Sept 28–29

Oct 17–Jan 5, 2014

Seattle Italian Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and the Moon  Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

October Oct 1–31

ArtsCrush Festival artscrush.org Oct 1–Nov 17

Earshot Jazz Festival earshot.org

Oct 18–Nov 17

Bo-Nita Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org

Food and fun at Bite of Seattle Oct 19–Sept 8, 2014

Oct 26–27

More than a Game: Black Baseball in Washington State Northwest African American Museum, naamnw.org

Dia de Muertos Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com

Oct 19–Nov 2

Oct 24–27

The Daughter of the Regiment Seattle Opera, seattleopera.org

Vuyani Dance Theatre's Exit/ Exist by Gregory Maqoma On the Boards, ontheboards.org

Oct 30–Nov 3

Peter and The Starcatcher The Moore Theatre, stgpresents.org

PLAN AHEAD For more upcoming events in the greater Seattle area, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/ events.

Central Washington University

Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute

Edmonds

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A walker’s paradise. . . . . art, beaches, parks, bistros and gourmet dining, Third Thursday art walks in the historic downtown, galleries, festivals, outdoor market, underwater dive park, world-class performing arts center, award winning marina…all within walking distance. Minutes north of Seattle. 1-877-775-6934 VisitEdmonds.com

One-and six-hour, educational workshops featuring world-renowned signing chimpanzees. Located in Ellensburg on the Central Washington campus, two hours east of Seattle.

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Just two hours from Seattle, but a world away! Natural beauty, friendly faces, local lavender, art, fine cuisine and wines. An AA/EEO/Title IX Institution. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by calling the Center for Disability Services at 509-963-2171 or e-mailing CDS@cwu.edu.

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Ballard

9 Cranes Inn Craftsman B&B with modern amenities and friendly service. Flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, full breakfast, free parking, guest computer. 5717 Palatine Ave N; 206-855-5222; www.9cranesinn.com; www.facebook.com/9cranesinn?sk=wall; www.twitter.com/9cranesinn Ballard Inn Seattle 16 rooms, $$. Boutique, historic hotel, Est. in 2011, free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV, parking, gym access, swimming pool, hot-tub and steam rooms. 5300 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5011; www. ballardinnseattle.com; www. facebook.com/pages/ballardinn/139064099504184?ref=ts Hotel Ballard Hotel Ballard’s 29 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms offer all the comforts of home plus all the amenities guests love. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, roof top pavilion with outdoor fireplaces and magnificent views. 5216 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5012; www.hotelballard. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ hotel-ballard/146409342106097; www.twitter.com/hotelballard

Belltown

The Ace Hotel Seattle 30 rooms, $-$$. A refreshing approach to Downtown lodging. Unique clean design throughout a historic building. Near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Free HSIA, continental breakfast. Pets ok. 2423 First Ave; 206-448-4721; www.acehotel.com; www.facebook.com/ acehotelseattle; www.twitter. com/acehotel Belltown Inn 174 rooms, $-$$. New guest-

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Capitol Hill

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tions from a charming B&B on a tree-lined Capitol Hill side street. Near shops, restaurants, buses, and a park. Queen beds, private bathrooms, free parking, full breakfast, Wi-Fi. 121 11th Ave E; 206-720-7161; www.11thavenueinn.com; www. facebook.com/11thavenueinn Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast 11 rooms, $$-$$$$. One of Seattle’s gracious mansions w/ in two blocks of Broadway shopping district. Most rooms have private baths. Breakfast in formal dining room. Cable TV. Wi-Fi. (one unit) 959 Broadway E; 206-329-1864; www.baconmansion.com; www.facebook.com/ baconmansion Silver Cloud Hotel—Broadway 179 rooms, $$. Unique hotel and restaurant located across from Seattle University on Capitol Hill and walking distance to Downtown Seattle. No pets. 1100 Broadway; 206-325-1400; www. silvercloud.com; www.facebook. com/silvercloudhotelbroadway

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Alexis Hotel 121 rooms, $$$. Four-diamond, luxury boutique hotel. Evening wine tasting, valet, concierge, newspaper, 24-hour room service, HSIA, steam-room, fitness room, full day spa. Pets ok. 1007 First Ave at Madison; 206-624-4844; www.alexishotel. com; www.facebook.com/ alexishotel?ref=ts; www.twitter. com/kimptonsea Arctic Club Seattle—a DoubleTree by Hilton 120 rooms, $$$. Pets welcomed and pampered. JUNO Restaurant and bar plus lobby Polar Bar. Suites with whirlpools & rooftop terraces. 700 Third Ave at Cherry; 206-340-0340; www. thearcticclubseattle.com; www.

facebook.com/doubletreearcticclubhotelseattle; www.twitter. com/arcticclubhotel Best Western Loyal Inn 91 rooms, $$$. Walk to Downtown & Space Needle, complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast, free high speed wireless Internet, Fitness & Business Centers. 2301 Eighth Ave; 206682-0200; www.bestwestern. com/loyalinn; www.facebook. com/loyalinn; www.twitter.com/ thebestwestern Best Western Plus Executive Inn 121 rooms, $$$. Convention hotel by the Space Needle, Business Center, free high speed wireless Internet. Brella’s Restaurant & Lounge. 200 Taylor Ave N; 206448-9444; www.bestwestern. com/executiveinnseattle; www. facebook.com/executiveinnseattle; www.twitter.com/thebestwestern Crowne Plaza Hotel—Seattle 415 rooms, $$-$$$. Just off I-5 in Downtown Seattle, walking distance from Convention Center and major shopping. Regatta Bar & Grille. Exercise facilities, gift shop, valet parking. Pets ok. TDD 1113 Sixth Ave; 206-4641980; www.cphotelseattle.com; www.facebook.com/crowneplazahotelseattle; www.twitter. com/crowneplazasea The Edgewater 223 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. Northwest cuisine at its freshest. Complimentary Downtown shuttle on availability, exercise room, access to health club. TDD 2411 Alaskan Way; 206-728-7000; www.edgewaterhotel.com; www.facebook.com/theedgewater; www.twitter.com/theedgewatersea Executive Hotel Pacific 153 rooms, $$-$$$. Walking dis-

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tance to major attractions and shopping. Hosted wine tasting every evening. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Pets Ok. TDD 400 Spring St; 206623-3900; www.executivehotels. net; www.facebook.com/pages/ executive-hotel-pacific-seattle/157643400914880 Fairmont Olympic Hotel 450 rooms, $$$$. AAA Five Diamond Hotel. Two restaurants and bar, fully-equipped health club with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna. Complimentary HSIA in guestrooms. Small pets ok. TDD 411 University St; 206-6211700; www.fairmont.com/seattle; www.facebook.com/fairmontolympichotel; www.twitter.com/ fairmontolympic Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 147 rooms, $$$$. Luxury guest rooms, signature restaurant/ lounge with spectacular views of Puget Sound. Spa, fitness center and infinity pool. 99 Union St; 206-749-7000; www. fourseasons.com/seattle; www. facebook.com/fourseasonshotelseattle; www.twitter.com/ fsseattle Grand Hyatt Seattle 425 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Setting the hospitality standard in the Pacific Northwest, one-of-a-kind hotel features stylish accommodations- 113 suites and 25,000 sq. ft. of event space. No pets. TDD 721 Pine St; 206-774-1234; www.grandseattle.hyatt.com; www.facebook.com/grandhyattseattle Green Tortoise by the Market 23 dorm rooms, 3 private rooms, $. Best location in the heart of Downtown Seattle across from the Pike Place Market. Free breakfast. Free internet. 24-hr check-in. Large common area/ communal kitchen. 105 B Pike St; 206-340-1222; www.green-

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tortoise.net; www.facebook.com/ greentortoiseseattle Hilton Seattle 237 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Cable TV, room service, concierge, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, sr. citizen discount, family plan. 1 1/2 blocks from Convention Center. TDD 1301 Sixth Ave at University St; 206-624-0500; www.seattlehilton.com; www. facebook.com/pages/hiltonseattle/158185887573719 Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle—Downtown 161 rooms, $$-$$$$. Two-room suites, full kitchens, wireless Internet access. Complimentary breakfast. Evening reception Mon-Thu. Pets ok. 206 Western Ave W; 206-281-9393; www. seattledowntown.homewoodsuites.com; www.facebook.com/ homewoodsuites.seattle?fref=ts Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention CenterPike Street 195 rooms, $$-$$$$. Spacious two-room suites, full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, evening reception weeknights, internet, shuttle service. 1011 Pike St; 206-682-8282; www. homewoodsuitesseattle.com; www.facebook.com/homewoodsuitesseattlepikestreet Hotel 1000 120 rooms, $$$$. Seattle’s premiere luxury destination. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, full service spa, virtual Golf Club and fitness center with dry saunas. Wiredto-serve technology. Pets ok. 1000 First Ave; 206-957-1000; www.hotel1000seattle.com;

www.facebook.com/hotel1k; www.twitter.com/hotel1000 Hotel FIVE 120 rooms, $$-$$$. New guest rooms. Walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Amenities include Max’s Restaurant, fitness room, business center, free wireless. TDD 2200 Fifth Ave; 206-441-9785; www.hotelfiveseattle.com; www. facebook.com/hotelfiveseattle Hotel Max 163 rooms, $$$. A quintessentially comfortable, utterly hip hotel experience awaits you at The Hotel Max. You gotta see this! 620 Stewart St; 206728-6299; www.hotelmaxseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ hotelmaxseattle; www.twitter. com/hotel_max Hotel Monaco Seattle 189 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Stylish and sophisticated, the ecofriendly Hotel Monaco has been acclaimed as one of the World’s Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler. Pets ok. TDD 1101 Fourth Ave at Spring St; 206-621-1770; www.monaco-seattle.com; www. facebook.com/hotelmaxseattle#!/hotelmonaco.seattle; www. twitter.com/kimptonsea Hotel Vintage Park 125 rooms, $$$. 4 Diamond, European-style hotel with winery theme. Hosted wine tasting each evening. Complimentary HSIA, luxurious amenities, superior service. Pets ok. TDD 1100 Fifth Ave; 206-624-8000; www. hotelvintagepark.com; www. facebook.com/hotelmaxseattle#!/vintagepark; www.twitter. com/kimptonsea

Hyatt at Olive 8 346 rooms, $$$$. First LEED certified hotel in Seattle. Luxury accommodations including full service Elaia Spa and Urbane Restaurant. 1635 Eighth Ave; 206-695-1234; www.olive8. hyatt.com; www.facebook.com/ hyattatolive8; www.twitter.com/ olive_8 Inn at the Market 70 rooms, $$$$. Located in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market w/ views of the city skyline & Puget Sound, 3 restaurants, valet parking, Wi-Fi, meeting space 8-30 people. Rooftop deck. TDD 86 Pine St; 206-443-3600; www.innatthemarket.com; www. facebook.com/innatthemarket; www.twitter.com/innatthemarket The Inn at Virginia Mason 79 rooms, $$. Featuring deluxe queens and some suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs and city views. Easy walk to shopping, Convention Center. 1006 Spring St; 206-583-6453; www. innatvirginiamason.com; www. facebook.com/pages/inn-at-virginia-mason/108133235895335 La Quinta Inn and Suites 72 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary full breakfast, free local calls, 24-hour spa, fitness room, wireless Internet connection, laundry room, complimentary USA Today. TDD 2224 Eighth Ave; 206-624-6820; www.436.lq.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ la-quinta-inn-and-suites-downtown-seattle/296871064637 Marriott SpringHill Suites Downtown Seattle $-$$$. All suite hotel, all rooms with sitting area including sofa

sleeper. Microwave, free high speed Internet access in all rooms. TDD 1800 Yale Ave; 206-254-0500; www.marriott. com/seadt Mayflower Park Hotel 161 rooms, $$$$. Beautifully appointed hotel in heart of Seattle’s shopping district. Restaurant, room service, concierge, valet/laundry, fitness room. Member of Historic Hotels of America. TDD 405 Olive Way; 206-623-8700; www.mayflowerpark.com; www.facebook.com/ mayflowerpark Moore Hotel 120 rooms, $. Historic hotel celebrating a century serving Seattle near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Restaurant, cocktail lounge. 1926 Second Ave; 206-448-4851; www. moorehotel.com; www.facebook. com/moorehotel Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 153 rooms, $$$$. AAA 4-Diamond award recipient. Zagat winning Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, VIDA Spa. Superbly appointed guest rooms and suites. Central to area attractions and business district. 2125 Terry Ave; 206-264-8111; www.panpacific.com/seattle; www.facebook.com/hotelseattle; www.twitter.com/panpacificsea The Paramount Hotel, Seattle 146 newly renovated rooms, $$$. An elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Seattle. One block to the Convention Center, Paramount Theatre, Pacific Place. TDD 724 Pine St; 877906-8897; www.paramounthotelseattle.

com; www.facebook.com/paramounthotelseattle Pensione Nichols Seattle’s only Downtown B&B located in the Pike Place Market. European styled with spectacular water and mountain views. Family run since 1989. 1923 First Ave; 206-441-7125; www. pensionenichols.com; www.facebook.com/pensionenichols Picture Properties Beautiful vacation homes, condos, and apartments around Seattle and the NW at exceptional prices. Great B&B alternative. 206-999-1720; www.picturepropertiesvacationrentals.com The Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Ave Seattle 297 rooms, $$-$$$. Spectacular views in Downtown Seattle. Newly remodeled. Fitness center, restaurant, lounge. Refrigerators, complimentary wireless internet access, robes. Small pets ok. TDD 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-9718000; www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com; www.facebook.com/ redlionhotels Renaissance Seattle Hotel 553 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In the heart of the city, spectacular views, concierge, business center, health club, indoor pool, whirlpool. Club floor. Wired and wireless internet in all rooms. TDD 515 Madison St; 206-5830300; www.renaissanceseattle. com; www.facebook.com/renaissanceseattlehotel; www.twitter. com/renaissance_sea The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel 151 rooms, $$-$$$$. A true Seattle landmark in the heart of

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Downtown, surrounded by world class shopping, dining, entertainment and the Convention Center. 1531 Seventh Ave; 206621-1200; www.roosevelthotel. com; www.facebook.com/ roosevelthotel Sea To Sky—Seattle’s Vacation Rentals $-$$$$. Homes, condos, apartments. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Units adjacent to Convention Center or tucked away in quiet residential neighborhoods. Three night minimum. 118 N 36th St, Ste A; 206-632-4210; www. seattlesvacationrentals.com; www.facebook.com/seatoskyrentals; www.twitter.com/ seatoskyseattle Seattle Marriott Waterfront 358 rooms, $$$. Steps away from Pike Place Market. Most guestrooms have stunning water views. Balconies, 24-hour room service, restaurant, lounge. No pets. TDD 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-443-5000; www.seattlemarriottwaterfront.com Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals Beautiful vacation homes in the heart of Seattle. Walking distance to the sights and exceptional prices. Easy access from SeaTac. 644 Strander Blvd, Ste 206; 206-456-5251; www.seattleoasisvacations.com; www.facebook.com/seattleoasisvacations#!/seattleoasisvaca tionrentals?fref=ts; www.twitter. com/seattlevacation Seattle Suites 8 suites, $$. Privately owned furnished condominiums steps from Convention Center, shopping and major Downtown attractions. Flexible rates. 1400 Hubbell Pl; 206-232-2799; www. seattlesuite.com Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1,258 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In-room movies, room service, concierge, full service restaurant, gift shop, business center, lounge, valet, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, sauna. Senior Citizen discount. Pets ok. TDD 1400 Sixth Ave; 206621-9000; www.sheraton.com/ seattle; www.facebook.com/ sheratonseattlehotel Sorrento Hotel 76 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s finest small luxury hotel. Awardwinning Hunt Club restaurant. Complimentary town car service within Downtown Seattle. Pets ok. 900 Madison St; 206-6226400; www.hotelsorrento.com; www.facebook.com/sorrentohotel W Seattle 424 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Awardwinning TRACE restaurant and bar, 24-hour in-room dining, fitness center, W signature bed, 32” LCD plasma screens with HSIA, Bliss spa products. Pets ok. TDD 1112 Fourth Ave; 206264-6000; www.wseattle.com; www.facebook.com/wseattle; www.twitter.com/wseattle Warwick Seattle Hotel 230 rooms, $$-$$$$. Stylish & sophisticated hotel with view of Space Needle/skyline. Walk to attractions, shopping & theatre district. Juliet balconies, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna. TDD 401 Lenora St; 206-443-4300; www. warwickwa.com; www.facebook. com/pages/warwick-seattlehotel/159601407424384; www. twitter.com/warwickseattle The Westin Seattle 891 rooms, $$$-$$$$. AAA 4 Diamond award. Westin’s signa-

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Georgetown/SoDo

Georgetown Inn 52 rooms, $. I-5 Exit 162. 50 onebedroom standard units some with efficiencies and/or whirlpools. 2 one-bedroom suites with kitchens. Free parking. No pets. 6100 Corson Ave S; 206762-2233; www.georgetowninnseattle.com

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American Hotel 90 rooms, $. Hostelling International Downtown. One block to Union Station airport/train/bus hub. Short walk to Pike Place Market and waterfront. 520 S King St; 206-622-5443; www.americanhotelseattle.com; www.facebook.com/americanhotelseattle; www.twitter.com/ hiseattle Panama Hotel 50 rooms, $. Boutique European style hotel located in historical Japantown. This 1910 3-story walk-up is a time capsule of Japanese culture. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Close to Safeco field. 605 1/2 S Main St; 206-223-9242; www.panamahotelseattle.com; www.facebook. com/pages/panama-hotelseattle/118035344884519 Sleeping Bulldog Bed and Breakfast 3 rooms, $$$. Modern B&B on quiet street. Panoramic view of Puget Sound and Downtown. 1.5 miles to International District and stadiums. 816 19th Ave S; 206-325-0202; www.sleepingbulldog.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ sleeping-bulldog-bed-andbreakfast/134011979947442

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Courtyard by Marriott— Downtown Seattle Lake Union 250 rooms, $$-$$$. 3 meeting rooms, free HSIA. Near Seattle Center/Space Needle, KeyArena, Pike Place Market, Seattle Streetcar, restaurants. TDD 925 Westlake Ave N; 206-2130100; www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/seacd-courtyard-seattledowntown-lake-union Residence Inn by Marriott— Seattle Downtown Lake Union 234 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, exercise facilities, indoor pool and jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchens, in-room movies, complimentary HSIA, laundry/valet service. Pets OK. 800 Fairview Ave N; 206-624-6000; www.marriott.com/sealu; www.facebook. com/silvercloudlakeunion#!/ pages/residence-inn-bymarriott-seattle-downtown-lakeunion/116807048344588 Silver Cloud Inn—Seattle Lake Union 184 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary breakfast, weekly guest reception and shuttle to Downtown. Exercise facilities, indoor swimming pool and spa. In-room coffee, iron, microwave, refrigerator. TDD 1150 Fairview Ave N; 206-447-9500; www. silvercloud.com; www.facebook. com/silvercloudlakeunion

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Pioneer Square

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Elegantly restored turn-of-the-century boutique hotel in the heart of historic Downtown Seattle. Close to Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field & Event Center. 77 Yesler Way; 206-340-1234; www.pioneersquare.com; www.facebook. com/bestwestern; www.twitter. com/thebestwestern Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square 262 rooms, $$$. Refreshing adaptive reuse of the historic Alaska Building. 4,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Walk to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields. 612 Second Ave; 206-625-1111; www.courtyardpioneersquare. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ courtyard-seattle-downtownpioneer-square/111654015536968 Silver Cloud Hotel—Seattle Stadium 211 rooms, $$-$$$$. Located across from Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field & Events Center and walking distance to Pioneer Square, featuring fine restaurants, shopping and galleries. 1046 First Ave S; 206204-9800; www.silvercloud.com/ seattlestadium; www.facebook. com/silvercloudhotelstadium; www.twitter.com/silvercloudsea

Queen Anne

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Newly renovated 158-room Seattle Center hotel with restaurant and lounge within one mile of all Downtown Seattle’s main attractions. 601 Roy St; 206282-2600; www.fourpointsdowntownseattle.com; www.facebook. com/fourpointsseattle Hampton Inn & Suites— Downtown Seattle Center 199 rooms, including 72 suites, $-$$$. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center, KeyArena, Opera House. Complimentary breakfast buffet, free local calls, voice mail, HSIA. Extended stay. No pets. TDD 700 Fifth Ave N; 206-2827700; www.hamptoninn-seattle. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ hampton-inn-suites-seattledowntown/278798749687 Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites—Seattle City Center 195 rooms, $-$$$. 5 blocks easy access to Space Needle/ Seattle Center and Downtown. Deluxe rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and indoor heated swimming pool. TDD 226 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-7222; www.ihg.com/ holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ seattle/seawa/hoteldetail; www. facebook.com/pages/holidayinn-express-suites-seattle-citycenter/126331330770354 Holiday Inn Seattle 196 rooms, $$-$$$. Full service hotel. Bright comfortable rooms. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker, two-line phone. Complimentary wireless & wired, parking, workout facility. Restaurant, lounge. TDD 211 Dexter Ave N; 206-728-8123; www.holidayinn. com/seattlewa; www.facebook. com/holidayinn; www.twitter. com/holidayinn Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown 160 rooms, $$-$$$. Free shuttle within one mile radius. Complimentary HSIA. Indoor pool. Fitness center. No pets. Noon check-out. 110 Sixth Ave N; 206-441-6041; www.hyattplac-

eseattledowntown.com; www. facebook.com/hyattplaceseattledowntown MarQueen Hotel 59-room boutique hotel. Kitchens and dining tables, large closets, sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and spa and beauty services. 600 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-282-7407; www. marqueen.com; www.facebook. com/marqueenhotel The Maxwell Hotel 139 rooms, $$$. Stylish design and décor, with amenities that delight the senses. Indoor pool, complimentary bicycles for city touring. Lobby Espresso Bar. 300 Roy St; 206-286-0629; www. themaxwellhotel.com; www.facebook.com/themaxwellhotel Mediterranean Inn 180 rooms, $-$$. 100% NS, Adjacent to KeyArena/Space Needle, Kitchenettes, free local calls, parking. Restaurants/Shopping nearby. Nightly, weekly, extended stay. 425 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-428-4700; www.mediterranean-inn.com; www.facebook. com/mediterraneaninn Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center 159 rooms, $-$$$. Deluxe continental breakfast, free local calls, free parking. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi, exercise room. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center. Pets ok. TDD 618 John St; 206728-7666; www.qualityinnseattle. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ quality-inn-suites-seattle-center/277962088934826 Seattle Pacific Hotel 58 rooms, $. Centrally located in Downtown Seattle by the Space Needle. Cable TV, continental breakfast, parking. Family rooms available. Daily and weekly rates. 325 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-0400; www.seattlepacifichotel.com Travelodge Seattle Center 88 rooms, $-$$. Three blocks from the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Monorail. Comfortable accommodations with free wireless internet access, and deluxe continental breakfast. No pets. TDD 200 Sixth Ave N; 206441-7878; www.travelodgeseattlecenter.com; www.facebook. com/travelodgeseattlecenter

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Chambered Nautilus Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 rooms, $$-$$$. Elegance by the UW, walk to campus, minutes from Downtown. Spacious, quiet, comfortable. Fireplaces, porches, private baths, computer, wireless HSIA, amazing breakfasts! 5005 22nd Ave NE; 206-522-2536; www. chamberednautilus.com; www. facebook.com/chamberednautilus Hotel Deca 158 rooms, $$-$$$. Hip, vibrant, boutique hotel with designer rooms and panoramic views. Complimentary wireless Internet, fitness center. TDD 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE; 206-634-2000; www.hoteldeca.com; www. facebook.com/hoteldeca Silver Cloud Inn—University District 179 rooms, $$. Free parking. Indoor swimming pool, fitness facility, complimentary continental breakfast, guest laundry room, valet service, free local phone calls. TDD 5036 25th Ave NE; 206-526-5200; www. silvercloud.com;

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www.facebook.com/silvercloudinnuniversity The College Inn Guest House 27 rooms, $. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budget minded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms/ showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site. 4000 University Way NE; 206-633-4441; www.collegeinnseattle.com Travelodge Seattle University 74 rooms and apartments, $-$$. Blocks from University of Washington, Husky Stadium and Children’s Hospital. Across from University District Village Mall. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. 4725 25th Ave NE; 206-525-4612; www.travelodgeseattleuniversity.com University Inn 102 rooms, $$. 100% smoke free. 3 blocks from University of Washington. Complimentary breakfast bar. Free local shuttle, free wireless internet access, free parking. Seasonal pool. Pets OK. TDD 4140 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-632-5055; www. universityinnseattle.com; www. facebook.com/universityinnseattle University Motel Suites 21 suites, $. Located in the heart of the University District. Spacious suites with separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen. UW, attractions, shopping and fine dining easily accessible. 4731 12th Ave NE; 206-522-4724; www.universitymotelsuites.com Watertown Hotel 100 rooms, $$-$$$. Upscale hotel located near University of Washington. Free HSIA, complimentary hot breakfast bar, bicycles, exercise room. Free local shuttle and parking. No pets. TDD 4242 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-826-4242; www.watertownseattle.com; www.facebook. com/watertownhotelseattle; www.twitter.com/watertownhotel

West Seattle

The Grove, West Seattle Inn 45 modern affordable guestrooms and suites with quality amenities and personal service just minutes from Downtown Seattle and airport. 3512 SW Alaska St; 206-937-9920; www. grovewestseattle.com

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Bellevue/Eastside Coast Bellevue Hotel 176 rooms, $$. Tastefully appointed guest rooms. Business center with complimentary HSIA, restaurant, lounge, coin-operated laundry facility and free local calls. TDD 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4559444; www.coasthotels.com; www.facebook.com/coastbellevuehotel Country Inn & Suites Bothell 166 guest rooms, including suite options, Restaurant and Lounge onsite, complimentary breakfast buffet, Complimentary high speed internet, banquet space to accommodate 150 people, located off of Interstate-405 with access into Downtown Seattle, only 3 miles from Woodinville Wine Country. 19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell; 425-4855557; www.countryinns.com/ bothell-hotel-wa-98011/waboth-

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ell; www.facebook.com/comfortinnsuites.bothell; www.twitter. com/countryinn_both Embassy Suites Seattle Bellevue 240 suites, $$-$$$. Spacious two-room suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, evening reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages, pool, sauna and spa, Open-air atrium. 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-644-2500; www. embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/ hotels/washington/embassysuites-seattle-bellevue-seables/ index.html; www.facebook.com/ esseattlebellevue The Heathman Hotel 91 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Premier location in heart of Downtown Kirkland. Classic rooms & suites, Trellis restaurant. 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-284-5801; www.heathmankirkland.com; www.facebook.com/heathmankirk Hilton Bellevue 353 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Full service hotel, large guest rooms, valet service, HSIA, Executive level, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, restaurant, lounges, local shuttle. Pets ok. TDD 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425455-1300; www.bellevuehilton. com; www.facebook.com/bellevuehilton Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/ Bothell 128 rooms & suites, $$. Restaurant, lounge, room service, fitness center, pool, spa, complimentary internet, business center and free parking. 3 diamond. 3 star. 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell; 425-486-0400; www.seattlebothell.hgi.com; www.facebook.com/hiltongardeninnbothell Hotel Bellevue 67 rooms, $$-$$$$. Named one of the “Top Best 500 Hotels in the World” and “Top Best 100 Hotels in the US & Canada,” by Travel & Leisure World’s Best 2006. TDD 11200 SE Sixth St, Bellevue; 425-454-4424; www. thehotelbellevue.com; www.facebook.com/hotel.bellevue; www. twitter.com/hotel_bellevue Hyatt House Bellevue Built in 2008, Hotel Sierra features 160 guest rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens. Hotel features a large indoor pool. TDD 3244 139th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-747-2705; www. hotelsierrabellevue.hyatt.com; www.facebook.com/hyatthouseseattlebellevue Hyatt House Redmond Pet friendly, 144 guestrooms, noon check-out, 3pm check-in, shuttle service from 7am-7pm, complimentary breakfast buffet, pool, whirlpool, fitness center. TDD 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy NE, Redmond; 425-497-2000; www.redmond.house.hyatt.com; www.facebook.com/hyatthouseseattleredmond Hyatt Regency Bellevue 733 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxury hotel w/in mixed-use complex. Shopping mall, restaurants, lounge, HSIA, room service, concierge, valet/laundry. Connected to full-service health club. TDD 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-698-4255; www.bellevue.hyatt.com; www. facebook.com/hyattregencybellevue Larkspur Landing—Bellevue Hotel 126 rooms, $$. Suites w/

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fully-equipped kitchens feature the following complimentary services: breakfast, shuttle service, Wi-Fi, parking, 24 hour business center, and laundry facilities. Pet friendly. 10 minutes from Downtown. 15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-373-1212; www.larkspurlanding.com/ bellevue; www.facebook.com/ larkspurhotels?ref=ts Motel 6—Issaquah Economy motel 15 miles from airport, 12 miles from Downtown Seattle. Wi-Fi, laundry. Pets, kids under 17 free. Outdoor pool. 1885 15th Pl NW, Issaquah; 425-392-8405; www.motel6. com/reservations/motel_map. aspx?num=0295; www.facebook. com/motel6 Pacific Inn Apartments Downtown and affordable, furnished studios and lofts, one block South of Meydenbauer Center. 24 hour staff, free local calls. Weekly/monthly rates. 225 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-688-8001; www.pacific-inn. com; www.facebook.com/ pacificinn Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 181 rooms, $$. Intimate hotel in the heart of Bellevue, minutes from major attractions. Awardwinning landscaped gardens, courtyards, outdoor pool. New Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge. TDD 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-4698-4400; www. redlion.com; www.facebook. com/pages/red-lion-hotelbellevue/200019600013314 Redmond Inn 137 rooms, $$. Newly renovated. Free cable/HSIA. Restaurant, indoor whirlpool, seasonal outdoor pool. Free local calls, local shuttle, parking, continental breakfast, fitness club. No pets. TDD 17601 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-883-4900; www.redmondinn.com; www. facebook.com/pages/redmondinn/132564890121303 Redmond Marriott Town Center 262 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full-service hotel 14 miles from Seattle within the Redmond Town Center. Rooms have individual climate control, 37” TV, dual phone lines, HSIA. No pets. 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; www.marriott.com/seamc Salish Lodge and Spa 84 rooms, $$$$. Elegant hotel, restaurant and spa located 30 minutes from Seattle atop spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. Wood-burning fireplaces, oversized two-person whirlpool tubs. 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie; 425-888-2556; www. salishlodge.com; www.facebook. com/salishlodgeandspa Sheraton Bellevue Hotel 178 rooms, $$$. Newly remodeled hotel with 2 restaurants, lounge. Sheraton Link, fitness room. Club floor. Courtesy shuttle within 5 miles. Free parking. Dogs allowed. 100—112th Ave NE, Bellevue; www.sheratonbellevue. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/sheraton-bellevuehotel/175374552502342 SpringHill Suites by Marriott— Bothell Free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool and whirlpool, studio suites with kitchenettes, shuttle to Woodinville wineries. 3850 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell; 425398-9700; www.shsbothell.com; www.facebook.com/shsbothell

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Trailer Inns of Bellevue RV Park 100 sites, $. Open all year. Big rigs welcome, pull thrus to 65’. Indoor pool, spa, free cable and wireless. No one is closer than Trailer Inns. Pets ok. 15531 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-747-9181; www.trailerinnsrv.com The Westin Bellevue 337 rooms, 26 suites, $$$. Bellevue’s newest luxury hotel. Sweeping views, business center, restaurant, shopping, Heavenly Beds & Bath, WestinWORKOUT, indoor pool, Truce Spa, HSIA, small dogs OK. 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-638-1000; www.westin. com/bellevuewa; www.facebook. com/pages/the-westin-bellevue/188100867889908; www. twitter.com/westinbellevue Willows Lodge 84 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxurious Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country, home to The Herbfarm and the Barking Frog Restaurant. Full-service spa. Pets ok. 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-3900; www.willowslodge.com; www. facebook.com/willowslodge; www.twitter.com/willowslodge Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa on Lake Washington 100 rooms, including 21 suites, $$$$. Luxurious hotel in 31-acre waterfront community w/ restaurants, boutiques and spa. Minutes from Downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Member Destination Hotels and Resorts. TDD 1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-822-3700; www.thewoodmark.com; www.facebook.com/ woodmarkhotel?ref=ts; www. twitter.com/woodmarkhotel

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Best Western Airport Executel 140 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location with 24-hour airport shuttle, free deluxe continental breakfast served daily beginning at 5:00am. Indoor pool, spa, Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour business center. 20717 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-878-3300; www.apexecutel.com; www. facebook.com/bestwesternairportexecutel; www.twitter.com/ thebestwestern Cedarbrook Lodge 104 guest rooms. 18 acres of wetlands, minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport. Check in 4pm. 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle; 206-901-9268; www. cedarbrooklodge.com; www. facebook.com/cedarbrooklodge; www.twitter.com/seattlelodge Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport 214 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, free airport shuttle, free HSIA, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, room service, HBO/cable, exercise room and laundry rooms. 3000 S 176th St, Seattle; 206242-0200; www.clarionseattle. com Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area 211 rooms, $$$. Renovated rooms, complimentary shuttle to airport, close to the largest shopping center, easy access to Downtown, on-site restaurant, indoor pool. TDD 16038 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila; 425-255-0300; www.marriott.com/seawv; www. facebook.com/courtyard Days Inn Sea-Tac Airport 86 rooms, $. Three blocks from Sea-Tac Airport. Free 24 hour shuttle, local calls, deluxe continental breakfast, wireless

high speed internet, cable TV with HBO, exercise room. TDD 19015 International Blvd S, Seattle; 206-244-3600; www. daysinn.com/hotel/04855; www.facebook.com/pages/ days-inn-seattle-sea-tacairport/117827594910967 Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila 116 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, truck parking, airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, wireless Internet access, & cable. Ten minutes from the airport. 13050 48th Ave S, Tukwila; 206-241-2200; www. southseattledaysinn.com DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport 850 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurants, lounges, room service, business center, outdoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness center. Pets ok. TDD 18740 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-246-8600; www.seattleairport.doubletree.com; www. facebook.com/doubletreeseattleairport DoubleTree Suites By Hilton, Seattle Airport - Southcenter 219 suites, $$-$$$. In the heart of the Southcenter shopping area. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking. Restaurant and lounge, room service, heated pool, and exercise facilities. TDD 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Seattle; 206-575-8220; www. seattle.doubletree.com; www. facebook.com/doubletreeseattle Embassy Suites Seattle Tacoma International Airport 238 suites, $$$-$$$$. Two-room suites with Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave. Complimentary breakfast, nightly Manager’s Reception. Airport transportation. Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant. TDD 15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle; 425-2278844; www.seattletacoma. embassysuites.com Fairfield Inn by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Airport 146 rooms, $-$$. One mile South of Sea-Tac Airport. Complimentary high speed, airport shuttle, continental breakfast, local calls, parking. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room. No pets. TDD 19631 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-824-9909; www.marriott. com/seata Hampton Inn & Suites SeattleAirport/28th Ave 218 rooms, 1,932 sq. ft. mtg space. Complimentary breakfast buffet, shuttle service & internet, Close to Shopping, Light Rail Station, Sea-Tac Airport. Indoor Pool, Business Center, Fitness Center. 18850 28th Ave S, SeaTac; 206-244-5044; www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ washington/hampton-inn-andsuites-seattle-airport-28thave-seaiahx/index.html?wt. mc_id=epemhxresconfen; www. facebook.com/hampton Hampton Inn Seattle Airport 130 room airport hotel, 576 sq ft meeting space. Breakfast Buffet, Shuttle Service & Internet. Close to Sea-Tac Airport, Shopping, Light Rail Station. Outdoor Pool, Business Center, Fitness Center. Hotel is near Amphitheater and Water Splash. Perfect for Corporate and Leisure. 19445 International Blvd, Seattle; 206878-1700; www.hampton-inn. com; www.facebook.com/hampton; www.twitter.com/hampton

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Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 396 rooms, $$-$$$. Spencer’s Restaurant & Lounge, room service, in-room movies, complimentary airport & Southcenter Westfield Mall shuttle, jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center. Small pets ok. TDD 17620 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-4800; www.seattleairport.hilton.com; www.facebook. com/hiltonseattleairport Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport 171 rooms, $$. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking during stay. T1 high speed internet, complimentary Express Start “hot” breakfast. Spacious suites with full kitchens. Pets ok. TDD 19621 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-824-3200; www. hiexpress.com/seattleairport; www.facebook.com/home. php#!/pages/holiday-innexpress-suites-seattle-sea-tacairport/100886863289622 Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Int’l Airport 259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA & airport shuttle. 24 hour business center/indoor pool/jacuzzi/ exercise facilities. Pets ok. TDD 17338 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-248-1000; www.hiseatac.com; www.facebook.com/ holidayinnseatac Homewood Suites by Hilton— Seattle Airport 106 suites, $$-$$$. An elegant, upscale hotel with suites that provide comfort and privacy for the business or leisure traveler. 6955 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila; 206-433-8000; www.seattletukwila.homewoodsuites.com; www.facebook.com/tukwilahomewood Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport 204 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location, near light rail to Downtown Seattle sights. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and high speed internet access. 18118 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-244-6666; www.radisson.com/seattlehotel-wa-98188/waseatac; www. facebook.com/radissonseattle Ramada Tukwila Sea-Tac Airport Hotel 146 rooms, $-$$. Spacious guest rooms, in-room coffee. Free high-speed Internet, free airport shuttle, valet/laundry service, seasonal outdoor pool, sauna, fitness room. TDD 15901 W Valley Hwy, Seattle; 425-2261812; www.ramada.com/tukwila Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport 144 rooms, $$-$$$. Direct TV Channels, room service, free airport shuttle service, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, sauna. Sleep, Park ‘n Fly packages. Pets ok. 18220 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-246-5535; www. redlion.com; www.facebook.com/ redlionseatac Red Roof Inn 152 rooms, $-$$. Newly remodeled rooms. Friendly, courteous service, free local calls. In-room movies & games. Park and Fly available. 24-hour shuttle. Call about shuttle to cruise ships. Pets ok. 16838 International Blvd, Seattle; 206-248-0901; www.redroof-seattle-airport. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/red-roof-inn-seattleairport/110299139032487

SeaTac Gem Vacation Rental Hotel alternative, private home close to everything, luxury plus comforts of home, modern amenities, 3BR fully furnished, everything you need. B&B, extended stay vacation home rental. 18442 48th Ave S, SeaTac; 253-470-6909; www.facebook.com/pages/ seatac-gem-vacation-rental/437 085742989957?ref=ts&fref=ts Seattle Airport Marriott 459 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full service hotel. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, sauna, health club, jacuzzi, business center. Free airport shuttle. Valet parking available. TDD 3201 S 176th St, Seattle; 206-241-2000; www.seattleairportmarriott.com Super 8 Motel of Sea-Tac 119 rooms, $. Cable TV with HBO, free local calls, high speed wireless internet. Super Start breakfast, guest laundry, park and fly package, courtesy shuttle. Walk to restaurants. Pets ok. TDD 3100 S 192nd, Seattle; 206-433-8188; www.super8.com/hotels/ washington/seattle/super-8seatac/hotel-overview; www. facebook.com/pages/super-8seatac/113831058646111

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Best Western Edmonds Harbor Inn 91 rooms, $-$$. Minutes to beaches, ferry, shopping, restaurants & sportfishing. Non smoking. Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, business & fitness center, outdoor pool/ spa. Pets ok. TDD 130 W Dayton, Edmonds; 425-771-5021; www.bwedmondsharborinn.com; www.facebook.com/bestwesternplusedmondsharborinn; www. twitter.com/thebestwestern Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center 132 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, shuttle, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, room service, restaurant, lounge with entertainment. 85 miles north of Seattle. TDD 714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham; 360-671-1011; www.bellingham-hotel.com; www.facebook.com/lakewayinn; www.twitter.com/bwlakewayinn The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 34 rooms, 9 suites, $$-$$$$. A beautiful waterfront hotel, featuring luxurious rooms, a full treatment day spa, meeting facilities and an onsite restaurant and wine bar. 804 10th St, Bellingham; 360-756-1005; www.thechrysalisinn.com; www.facebook.com/chrysalis Courtyard by Marriott Lynnwood 164 rooms, 3 banquet rooms, 3pm check-in, 12pm check-out, pet friendly, restaurant/lounge, pool/spa, outside area, complimentary internet, fitness center, bike rental, complimentary shuttle within 5 miles, free parking and bus parking. 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood; 425-670-0500; www.marriott.com/sealn; www. facebook.com/courtyard Holiday Inn Downtown Everett 243 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with 11,000 sf of flexible meeting space. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, free parking. Near Everett Events Center. TDD 3105 Pine St, Everett; 425-3392000; www.hieverett.com; www.facebook.com/hiltongardeninnbothell#!/hieverett

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marysville 100 rooms with 2 jacuzzi suites, check in 4pm, check out noon, 24-hour shuttle to Tulalip Resort & Casino. Nearby: Tulalip Resort, Seattle Premium Outlets, Cabela’s. 8606 36th Ave NE, Marysville; 360-530-1234; www.hiexpress.com/marysvillewa; www.facebook.com/ hiexpressmarysville; www.twitter. com/holidayinxmysvl Holiday Inn Express SeattleLynnwood Just 15 minutes North of Downtown Seattle with complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, breakfast and walking distance to shops, restaurants and Alderwood Mall. 2515 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-672-1234; www.hiexpress. com/lynnwoodwa; www.facebook.com/hiexpresslynnwoodwa Hotel Nexus 169 rooms, $-$$. Uniquely Retro Freshly Modern Hotel. Includes apartment style suites with full kitchens. Free breakfast, parking, HSIA, local shuttle. Saffron Bar and Grill. Minutes to Northgate Mall. 2140 N Northgate Way, Seattle; 206-365-0700; www. hotelnexusseattle.com; www. facebook.com/pages/hotelnexus-seattle/45646462054; www.twitter.com/hotelnexus Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa 105 rooms, $-$$$. Plush beds and oversized baths. Four restaurants, three lounges, full spa, indoor pool. 875 slots and 19 table games. 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; www.silverreefcasino.com; www. facebook.com/pages/silver-reefhotel-and-casino/151485331569 928?rf=147532245270185 Staybridge Suites Seattle North—Everett 134 apartment style suites. 5 minutes from Boeing Everett and Future of Flight. Kitchens, free hot breakfast buffet, HSIA, parking, local shuttle. Indoor pool, fitness center and business center. 9600 Harbour Pl, Mukilteo; 425-493-9500; www.staymukilteo.com; www. facebook.com/staybridgesuites; www.twitter.com/staybridge Tulalip Resort Casino 370 room luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-7166000; www.tulalipresort.com; www.facebook.com/tulalipresortcasino

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Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites 165 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! 32124 25th Ave S, Federal Way; 253-529-4000; www.bestwestern.com; www.facebook. com/bwplusevergreeninnsuitesfederalway; www.twitter.com/ thebestwestern Best Western Premier Plaza Hotel and Conference Center 100 rooms, $$. 6 queen suites, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, business center, free wireless access, dog friendly with fee, entirely non-smoking. 620 S Hill Park Dr, Puyallup; 253-848-1500; www.bestwesternparkplaza.com; www.facebook.com/bestwesternparkplaza;

www.twitter.com/thebestwestern Clarion Hotel Renton Newly renovated kings and double queens suite. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. TDD 3700 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425-251-9591; www. clarionhotelrenton.com; www. facebook.com/clarionrenton Courtyard by Marriott—Tacoma Downtown 162 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Upscale boutique hotel near museums and shops. Enjoy our indoor pool, exercise room, day spa and award-winning restaurant. 1515 Commerce St, Tacoma; 253-591-9100; www.marriott. com/seatd The Cowlitz River Lodge & Conference Center 31 rooms, $. Great room with gas fireplace. Large guest rooms with satellite TV, telephones, data ports, private baths. Continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub, guest laundry. 13069 US Hwy 12, Packwood; 360-494-4444; www. escapetothemountains.com Crystal Mountain Hotels 70 rooms, $-$$$. Slopeside lodging and dining at Crystal Mountain and Mt. Rainier. Superb restaurant and cozy bar. Meeting and group facilities. 33818 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-663-2262; www.crystalhotels.com; www. facebook.com/crystalmountainwashington Days Inn Kent 93 rooms, $$. Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi. Refrigerator, microwave. 22420 84th Ave S, Kent; 253395-5444; www.daysinn.com/ hotel/20593; www.facebook. com/pages/days-inn-kentmeeker-street/434173716592913; www.twitter.com/daysinnkent Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 120 oversized rooms, $-$$$. 2 casinos, upgraded amenities, oversized rooms. Asian, barbecue, delis, International Buffet, national entertainment. Minutes to Sea-Tac Airport. Pets ok. 5700 Pacific Highway E, Fife; 253-9222000; www.emeraldqueen.com; www.facebook.com/emeraldqueencasino Great Wolf Lodge 398 suites, $$$$. First class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the Northwoods. Washington’s largest indoor water park. 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia; 360-273-7718; www.greatwolf. com; www.facebook.com/greatwolfwaterpark; www.twitter.com/ greatwolflodge Hampton Inn & Suites Federal Way 142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the northwest. TDD 31720 Gateway Center Blvd S, Federal Way; 253-946-7000; www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/ en/hotels/washington/hampton-inn-and-suites-seattlefederal-way-seafwhx/index.html; www.facebook.com/hampton Hawthorn Suites-Seattle Kent 152 suites, $-$$$. Full kitchens, free parking, complimentary HSIA. Airport shuttle service, fitness center, outdoor pool & spas, complimentary full breakfast &

evening reception. TDD 6329 S 212th St, Kent; 253-395-3800; www.hawthorn.com/kent Holiday Inn Seattle-Renton 226 rooms, $$. Full service newly renovated hotel. Complimentary 24-hr airport shuttle, restaurant, lounge, free parking. HSIA, coffee makers, irons/boards, hair dryers, vanity mirrors. TDD 1 S Grady Way, Renton; 425-2267700; www.hirenton.com; www. facebook.com/holidayinnrenton Hotel Murano 319 rooms, $$. Boutique style decor in guest rooms. Executive floors. Salon Miro & Savi Day Spa on site. Restaurant, lounge. Steps from Museum District. TDD 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; 253-572-3200; www. hotelmuranotacoma.com; www. facebook.com/hotelmuranotacoma Larkspur Landing—Renton 127 rooms, $$. Breakfast, shuttle service, wireless internet. 24-hour business center, FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens. Pet friendly. 15 minutes from airport and Downtown. 1701 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425235-1212; www.larkspurlanding. com/renton; www.facebook. com/larkspurhotels?ref=ts National Park Inn— Mount Rainier National Park 25 rooms, $-$$. This historic inn provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier. 55210 238th Ave E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; www. mtrainierguestservices.com; www.facebook.com/nationalparkinn The Nisqually Lodge & Conference Center 24 rooms, $. Great room with fireplace. Large guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning, telephones, satellite TV, continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub. Wireless internet. 31609 SR 706, Ashford; 360-5698804; www.escapetothemountains.com Paradise Inn—Mount Rainier National Park 121 rooms, $$-$$$. Built in 1917, this historic inn in Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. 55106 Kernahan Rd E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; www.mtrainierguestservices. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ paradise-inn-at-mount-rainier/4 94909937223264?ref=stream Seattle Tacoma KOA 148 sites, $. Open all year. Pull through sites. 20 minutes to Downtown Seattle & 10 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. Near shopping centers, golf courses, bike trail and bird sanctuary. Pets ok. TDD 5801 S 212th St, Kent; 253-872-8652; www.seattlekoa. com; www.facebook.com/ seattlekoa Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast 1 cottage, 1 suite, $$-$$$$. Newly remodeled with spectacular water & mountain views. Fireplace, computer with internet, private patio, hot tub, beach walks, minutes from airport and Seattle. 17026 33rd Ave SW, Seattle; 206-669-7646; www.3treepointbnb.com; www. facebook.com/pages/threetree-point-bed-and-breakfast/198555363898

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The Davenport Hotel & Tower 611 rooms, $$-$$$$. Downtown Spokane’s historic landmark. 10 S Post St, Spokane; 509-4558888; www.thedavenporthotel. com; www.facebook.com/ thedavenporthotel; www.twitter. com/davenporthotel The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center 127 rooms, $-$$$$. Luxury suites for weekend getaways. King deluxe rooms for business travelers. Complimentary breakfast, internet, fitness & business centers, airport shuttle & parking. 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla; 509-525-2200; www. marcuswhitmanhotel.com; www. facebook.com/themarcuswhitm an?rf=104426416317759 Northern Quest Resort and Casino 250 rooms, 22 suites, $$$. Luxury hotel. Destination resort. World class casino. 14 restaurants, 24-hour room service, nightclub. Spa, salon. Free parking, valet and airport shuttle. Wi-Fi. 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights; 509-4816000; www.northernquest.com; www.facebook.com/northern. quest#!/northernquestcasinor esort?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/ northernquest Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 58 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Breathtaking beauty of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, superb cuisine and accommodations in harmony with nature—the ideal backdrop for events, adventures and escapes. 7375 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth; 509-548-6344; www.sleepinglady.com; www. facebook.com/sleepinglady Suncadia Resort 247 rooms and suites, $$$$. Luxury mountain resort featuring deluxe rooms, golf clubhouse, indoor/outdoor dining, meeting rooms, special event area and area activities. 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum; 509-649-6400; www.suncadia.com; www. facebook.com/pages/suncadiaresort/84199043168

Western WA

Alderbrook Resort and Spa 93 rooms/cottages, $$$-$$$$. Family friendly full service resort with regular and deluxe rooms, plus two bedroom cottages with kitchenettes. Restaurant, day spa, PGA golf course, marina. Pets ok. 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union; 360-898-2200; www. alderbrookresort.com; www. facebook.com/alderbrookresortandspa; www.twitter.com/ alderbrook_ Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn An enchanting five suite ocean front boutique B&B nestled in the dunes of Long Beach Washington... Class without pretense. 607 N Ocean Beach Blvd, Long Beach; 360-642-8069; www. boreasinn.com; www.facebook. com/boreasinn Discovery Inn at Friday Harbor Discovery Inn & Gardens in Friday Harbor offers affordable comfort and friendly service. Seasonal spa and multi-night discounts. 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-2000; www. discovery-inn.com; www.facebook.com/pages/discovery-innfriday-harbor-san-juan-islandwa/349091185949; www.twitter. com/discoveryinnfh

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Earthbox Inn & Spa 72 rooms—A delightful blend of cool resort motel and classic vintage motor inn with an indoor pool, full-service spa, stylishly renovated rooms, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bikes. 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4000; www.earthboxmotel.com; www. facebook.com/pages/earthboxinn-spa/169927326459751 Harrison House Suites 15 suites, $-$$$$. One block from the ferry. Kitchens, harbor views, fireplaces, hot tubs, gourmet breakfast, bikes, kayaks. Catering, meetings, family reunions, weddings. Pet friendly. 235 C St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-3587; www.harrisonhousesuites.com; www.facebook.com/harrisonhousesuites Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center Sequim 77 rooms, $$. Perfect rural location with latest technology. Roof garden and indoor pool. Three meeting rooms. Executive suites are available. Black Bear Diner family restaurant next door. 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; www. hiesequim.com; www.facebook. com/pages/sequim-holiday-innexpress/163751617056 Kalaloch Lodge $$-$$$. Lodge, cabins. Pet friendly. Ocean views, beach, fireplaces, kitchens. Restaurant, Bar, Gift Shop, Mercantile and Gas Station. Private bathrooms. No TV or phones. Non-smoking. Sunsets, hiking, tide pools. 157151 Hwy 101, Forks; 866-6629969; www.thekalalochlodge. com; www.facebook.com/ kalalochlodge?group_id=0 La Conner Channel Lodge 40 rooms, $$-$$$. La Conner’s only waterfront hotel. Complimentary European continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, private balconies, whirlpools. Boat moorage. Senior and winter discount rates. 205 N First St, La Conner; 425-466-1500; www.laconnerlodging.com; www.facebook.com/pages/laconner-channel-lodge-countryinn/135444438346 La Conner Country Inn 28 rooms, $$-$$$. La Conner’s most charming and quaint country hotel. Complimentary European homemade continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, spacious rooms. Restaurant and pub. Pets ok. 107 S Second St, La Conner; 360-466-3101; www.laconnerlodging.com; www.facebook.com/pages/laconner-channel-lodge-countryinn/135444438346?ref=hl Lake Crescent Lodge 52 rooms, $-$$$$. In magical Olympic National Park—Experience enchanting historic lake-side lodging and fine dining featuring regional cuisine and local wines. 416 Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park; 360928-3211; www.olympicnationalpark.com; www.facebook.com/ olympicnationalpark Lake Quinault Lodge 92 rooms, $-$$$. A National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Quinault. Boating, hiking, dining, indoor swimming pool, interpretive tours. 3 hours from Seattle and/or Portland. Pets ok. 345 S Shore Rd, Quinault; 360-288-2900; www.olympicnationalparks.com; www.facebook. com/lakequinaultresort Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes 10 rooms, 7 cabins, $$$-$$$$.

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82-acres, three lakes, a cozy 10-room lodge and seven log cabins nestled on San Juan Island. Canvas Cabins for ‘glamping’ and campsites also available. 4313 Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor; 360-3782350; www.lakedale.com; www. facebook.com/lakedaleresort Ocean Shores Inn & Suites Hotel and condo suites, studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. Economical accommodations by the beach with kitchens, pool, and Wi-Fi. Bring the family! 648 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores; 360-940-7455; http:// oceanshoresinnandsuites. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/ocean-shores-inn-andsuites/119557691457447 Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Four star quality destination resort on the beach. Luxury spa with pool and exercise facility. Restaurants, lounges, cabaret entertainment, international style casino. TDD 78 Washington 115, Ocean Shores; 360-2896121; www.quinaultbeachresort. com; www.facebook.com/ quinaultbeach The Resort at Port Ludlow 46 rooms/condos, $$-$$$. Intimate NW waterfront resort, water & mountain views, charming inn, guestrooms with jetted tub & fireplace. 1 Heron Rd, Port Ludlow; 360-437-7000; www. portludlowresort.com; www. facebook.com/portludlow; www. twitter.com/#!/portludlow Roche Harbor Resort 75 rooms, $-$$$$. Historic, seaside, resort village on San Juan Island. Hotel, luxurious McMillin Suites, cottages and condos overlooking beautiful harbor and marina. Full service spa. 248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Roche Harbor; 360-378-6809; www. rocheharbor.com; www.facebook. com/rocheharbor Seabrook- A New Beach Town The fastest growing coastal destination in the NW, Seabrook offers vacation homes for sale and rent overlooking miles of oceanfront. 4275 SR 109, Pacific Beach; 360-918-6497; www.seabrookwa.com; www. facebook.com/seabrookwa Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Lodge and cabins. Fireplaces, kitchens, private bathrooms. No TV. No phones. Ocean views, beach, hiking, tide pools. Restaurant, mercantile store. 3pm check-in. Pet friendly. 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd, Port Angeles; 866-476-5382; www. olympicnationalparks.com

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Abigail’s Hotel Heritage boutique bed and breakfast hotel near Downtown Victoria’s attractions. Includes breakfast, evening appetizers, parking, Wi-Fi, AC. Adultoriented property. The minimum age for all hotel guests is 13 years of age. 14 day cancellation. No pets. 906 McClure St, Victoria, BC; 250-388-5363; www.abigailshotel.com; www. facebook.com/abigailshotel; www.twitter.com/abigailshotel Amethyst Lodge 97 rooms, $$. Heart of Jasper, attractive oversized rooms w/ air conditioning. Dine in Anthony’s Restaurant—one of Jasper’s best—or unwind in our Mountain View lounge. Outdoor hot tubs. Pets ok. 200 Connaught Dr,

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Jasper, AB; 780-409-9273; www.mpljasper.com/hotels/ amethyst_lodge; www.facebook. com/mpljasper?ref=ts Chateau Jasper 119 rooms, $$$. 12 deluxe suites. Silverwater Grill and Lounge. In room fridge and safes. Fitness center and indoor pool. Wireless internet. 96 Geikie St, Jasper, AB; 780-409-9273; www. mpljasper.com/hotels/chateau_jasper; www.facebook.com/ mpljasper?ref=ts Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown at Lloyd Center 202 rooms. Full service restaurant/bar, indoor pool, whirlpool, spa, fitness center, business center, free wireless, comp local shuttle, walking distance to Convention Center and Rose Garden. TDD 435 NE Wasco St, Portland, OR; 503-234-3200; www.marriott.com/pdxcl; www. facebook.com/portlanddowntowncourtyard Executive House Hotel 181 rooms, $$. Steps to the Inner Harbour, shopping and attractions. Featuring Belmiro’s Restaurant (fine dining), Caffe d’Amore, Doubles Lounge and Bartholomew’s English-Style Pub. Pets welcome! 777 Douglas St, Victoria, BC; 250-388-5111; www.executivehouse.com; www. facebook.com/executivehousehotel The Fairmont Empress 477 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A place of timeless beauty, grand tradition and lasting impressions. Spa, health club, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, casual and fine dining, lounge, Afternoon Tea. Small pets ok. 721 Government St, Victoria, BC; 250-384-8111; www. fairmont.com/empress; www. facebook.com/fairmontempress; www.twitter.com/fairmontempress Granville Island Hotel 82 rooms, $$$. On the waterfront in the heart of Vancouver, minutes from Downtown and the Public Market, live theatres, shops and restaurants. Pets ok. 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC; www.granvilleislandhotel. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/granville-islandhotel-vancouvers-best-keptsecret/124131307641066 Hotel Rialto A boutique style property located in Downtown Victoria. 52 well-appointed rooms. Check in 3pm, check out 11am, no pets. 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC; 250-383-4157; www.hotelrialto. ca; www.facebook.com/rialto. victoria#!/rialto.victoria/info; www.twitter.com/hotelrialto La Quinta Inn Coeur D’Alene Appleway 51 rooms, $-$$. Free Bright Side Breakfast. Free wireless internet, 24-hour pool/hot tub. Guest laundry. Fitness center. RV parking. Pet friendly. 280 W Appleway, Coeur D’Alene, ID; 208-765-5500; www.lq.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ la-quinta-inn-coeur-daleneappleway/284416771582115 Lobstick Lodge 139 rooms, $$. Family hotel with newly renovated rooms. Kitchenettes available. Indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room. Restaurant and lounge. Pets ok. 94 Geikie St, Jasper, AB; 780-409-9273; www. mpljasper.com; www.facebook. com/mpljasper?ref=ts

Marmot Lodge 107 rooms, $$. Affordable elegance, motel style lodge with designer rooms, executive suites and kitchen units. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool, restaurant, lounge. Pets ok. 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB; 780-409-9273; www. mpljasper.com/hotels/marmot_lodge; www.facebook.com/ mpljasper?ref=ts The Oswego Hotel 80 suites, $$$. Pet-friendly, Concierge services, in-room spa services, laundry facilities, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, room service, valet parking, balconies, gourmet kitchens. 500 Oswego St, Victoria, BC; 250-294-7500; www.oswegovictoria.com; www.facebook.com/ oswegohotel; www.twitter.com/ oswegovictoria Pocahontas Cabins 57 cabins, $$. Character and style in a natural setting. 20 minutes east of Jasper. Mountain views, heated outdoor pool, restaurant, gift store. Minutes from Miette Hot Springs. Pets ok. Highway 16 E, Jasper, AB; 780866-3732; www.mpljasper.com/ hotels/pocahontas_cabins; www. facebook.com/mpljasper?ref=ts Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver 80 room Downtown Vancouver, BC Hotel. 3:00 check-in, 12:00 check-out. Free Wi-Fi, Free hot continental breakfast. No pets. 435 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC; 604-488-1088; www.ramadadowntownvancouver.com; www.facebook.com/ramadadowntownvancouver Wickaninnish Inn 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A Relais & Châteaux property. Pacific Ocean views, soaker tub, fireplaces and balconies in every room! Experience our Ancient Cedars Spa & fresh Pacific NW cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant. Pet rooms available. Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC; 250-725-3100; www.wickinn. com; www.facebook.com/wickinn; www.twitter.com/wickinnbc

Lodging Reservation & Referral ServiceS Bed & Breakfast Association of Seattle 16 member inns, $-$$$. The finest bed and breakfast inns in Seattle, independently owned and professionally operated offering a variety of amenities to make your stay pleasant, restful and memorable. PO Box 12031, Seattle; 206-547-1020; www. lodginginseattle.com; www. facebook.com/seattlebedandbreakfast; www.twitter.com/ seattlebba FlipKey FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 170,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. 617-8498883; www.flipkey.com/seattlemetro-area-vacation-rentals/ g1553753; www.facebook.com/ flipkey; www.twitter.com/flipkey Hotelplanner.com Hotelplanner.com is the leading provider of online services to the global group sales market. Lowest group hotel rates are guaranteed. 310-924-2304;

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www.hotelplanner.com; www. facebook.com/hotelplanner Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (7th & Pike), Seattle; 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle. org/essentials/visitors-center; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market, 1st & Pike, Seattle; 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/essentials/ visitors-center; www.visitseattle. org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook. com/visitseattle; www.twitter. com/visitseattle Washington Lodging Association Journey to Washington at StayInWashington.com. Find accommodations, resources, and attractions. Order your copy of the full-color Washington State Visitors' Guide. 13540 Linden Ave N, Seattle; 206-3061001; www.stayinwashington. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ washington-lodging-association/104964952870266

THINGS TO DO

Attractions

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events Open everyday, various hours. Full service restaurant, lounge, non-smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. 100 Andover Park W, Tukwila; 206-340-0202; www. acmebowl.com; www.facebook. com/acmebowl; www.twitter. com/acmebowl Adventure Attractions Northwest Whale Watch, Kayak, Fish, Flightsee, Seattle Tours, the best of the PNW activities in one place. PO Box 2749, Friday Harbor; 800-450-6850; www.adventureattractionsnorthwest.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ adventure-attractions-northwest/520119294717622 AMC Pacific Place 11 11 screen movie theatre featuring mainstream and independent movies with meeting opportunities, open 365 days a year, full schedule. 600 Pine St, Ste 400; 206-652-8908; www.amctheatres.com; www.facebook. com/amctheatres; www.twitter. com/amctheatres Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village Harbor, Lakes and Locks cruises featuring history and facts, scenery and Seattle’s famous places. Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises. Group rates. 1101 Alaskan Way, Ste 201, Pier 55; 206-623-1445; www.argosycruises.com; www.facebook. com/argosycruises; www.twitter. com/argosycruises

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free. 440 Fifth Ave N; 206-709-3100; www.gatesfoundation.org/whowe-are/general-information/ visitor-center; www.facebook. com/gatesvc; www.twitter.com/ gatesvc The Bloedel Reserve Internationally renowned public gardens, known for inspiring landscapes. Open year round; open later June-Aug. 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-7631; www.bloedelreserve.org; www.facebook.com/ bloedelreserve; www.twitter. com/bloedelreserve Blowing Sands Glass Glassblowing studio and gallery. Watch glassblowers at work, sign up for a lesson, and shop for work, by Northwest artists. 5805 14th Ave NW; 206-7835314; www.blowingsands.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ blowing-sands-glass-studio/150289171301 The Boeing Company/Future of Flight The Future of Flight Aviation Center features public tours of Boeing’s Everett factory, home of the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 206-766-2907; www.futureofflight.org; www.facebook.com/ futureofflight; www.twitter.com/ futureofflight The Butchart Gardens Ltd. Open daily at 9am. 1pm on Christmas day. 55 acres of gardens. Restaurants & gift store. Summer evening entertainment. Christmas display. 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC; 250-652-4422; www.butchartgardens.com; www.facebook. com/butchartgardens; www. twitter.com/butchartgardens Chihuly Garden and Glass Chihuly Garden and Glass presents a comprehensive collection of the works of Dale Chihuly through interior, garden and Glasshouse installations. 305 Harrison St; 206-905-2180; www.chihulygardenandglass. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/chihuly-garden-andglass/256743597681198; www.twitter.com/#!/chihulygg The Children’s Museum, Seattle 22,000 sq. feet of hands-on exhibits for children ages 10 months to 10 years old and their families to enjoy. 305 Harrison St; 206-441-1768; www.thechildrensmuseum.org; www.facebook. com/thechildrensmuseum; www. twitter.com/tcmseattle CityPASS, Inc. Save 43% off Seattle’s 6 best attractions, plus skip lines. Seattle CityPASS includes admission to: Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour, EMP Museum, Woodland Park Zoo OR The Museum of Flight. Adult $74 (value $129); Child (4-12) $49. Valid 9-days. 208-787-4300; www.citypass. com/?mv_source=seattlecvb; www.facebook.com/citypass; www.twitter.com/citypass Columbia Center Sky View Observatory Sweeping city views, snow covered mountains and glistening waters of Puget Sound, Enjoy the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Centers Sky View

Observatory; the tallest observatory on the West Coast. 10 am – 8 pm every day. 701 Fifth Ave; 206-386-5564; www.skyviewobservatory.com Corks and Canvas Events Taste Washington wines and create fun art at the best wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. Anyone can do it! 3719 NE 145th St; 425-867-9383; www. corksandcanvasevents.com; www.facebook.com/corksandcanvasevents; www.twitter.com/ corksncanvase Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour Take the world famous Boeing Tour and visit the world’s largest building (by volume) to witness the assembly of Boeing’s twinaisle jets. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-438-8100; www. futureofflight.org; www.facebook. com/futureofflight; www.twitter. com/futureofflight GameWorks A unique restaurant-barentertainment venue with over 200 interactive video games for all ages. Great happy hour. 1511 Seventh Ave; 206-521-0952; www.gameworks.com; www. facebook.com/gameworks; www. twitter.com/gameworks Garage Billiards and Bowl Open 3pm to 2am daily. 1200 person venue. Restaurant, bar, patio, bowling, billiards. All nonsmoking. Private rooms available. Reservations accepted. 1130 Broadway; 206-322-2296; www.garagebilliards.com; www. facebook.com/garagebilliards; www.twitter.com/garagebilliards Glass Eye Studio Handmade art glass studio. Scheduled tours Monday through Friday 9am-to 2pm. Advance reservations required. 600 NW 40th St; 206-782-6548; www. glasseye.com; www.facebook. com/glasseyestudio; www.twitter.com/glasseyestudio glassybaby Watch glass blowers up close at the glassybaby hot shop. The colorful votives have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and are a Seattle treasure. 3406 E Union St; 206-568-7368; www.glassybaby.com; www. facebook.com/glassybaby; www.twitter.com/glassybaby Great Wolf Lodge Just south of Olympia, offering 398 Family Suites and 70,000 square feet of indoor entertainment including exclusive indoor water park. 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia; 360-273-7718; www.greatwolf.com; www.facebook.com/greatwolfwaterpark; www.twitter.com/ greatwolflodge Hot Tub Boat Rentals Experience comfort, relaxation and revolving scenery. Hot Tub Boat Rentals is open Monday thru Sunday, 8a.m. until 9p.m. by appointment. 2132 Westlake Ave N, Ste 151; 206-747-4362; www. hottubboats.com; www.facebook. com/hottubboats; www.twitter. com/hottubboats iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving Experience indoor skydiving. Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens & realistic for skydivers. 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila; 206-244-4359; www.iflyseattle.com; www.facebook.com/flyseattle; www.twitter. com/#!/iflyseattle K1 Speed Come and enjoy indoor kart racing in a unique atmosphere.

Electric karts, zero emissions, fun for all ages. Open daily. 2207 NE Bel-Red Rd, Redmond; 425455-9999; www.k1speed.com/ seattle-location.html; www.facebook.com/k1speedfans; www.twitter.com/k1speed Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple Largest and most magnificent Buddhist Temple. Hours M-Sa 9:30am-6pm, Sun 9:30-5pm. Meditation on Saturday at 8pm. 17012 NE 40th Ct, Redmond; 425-882-0916; www.tbsseattle. org Lucky Strike Lanes Bowl on our state-of-the-art lanes, play pool in our billiard area, or enjoy our VIP Lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 250 (Lincoln Square), Bellevue; 425453-7160; www.bowlluckystrike. com/locations/washington/ bellevue; www.facebook.com/ luckystrike; www.twitter.com/ luckystrike Miner’s Landing at Pier 57 Seattle Refurbished 1890’s Gold Rush pier with authentic Northwest dining, panoramic views, gifts and apparel, Carousel, family entertainment and the newly opened Seattle Great Wheel! Open daily. 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-623-8600 Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Experience the Northwest via a vintage steam train ride and a visit to our working museum and restoration shop. 54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe; 360-492-5588; www.mrsr.com; www.facebook. com/mtrainierscenicrailroad; www.twitter.com/mtrainierscenic North Cascades Institute Outdoor programs for people of all ages in the heart of North Cascades National Park: Family Getaways, Group Rentals, Skagit Tours, Base Camp and more! 1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Diablo; 206526-2566; www.ncascades.org; www.facebook.com/ncascades Northwest Art Alliance Best of the Northwest brings over 200 artists, boutique wineries, and performing arts together in November (Smith Cove Cruise Terminal - Pier 91) and March (Magnuson Park.) 7777 62nd Ave NE; 206-525-5926; www. nwartalliance.com; www.facebook.com/nwartalliance; www. twitter.com/nwartalliance Northwest Flower & Garden Show Annual 5-day event at Convention Center in Seattle. 3rd largest Flower & Garden Show in the country. PO Box 110849, Tacoma; 253-756-2121; www. gardenshow.com; www.facebook. com/gardenshow; www.twitter. com/nwfgs Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Unique wildlife park specializing in Northwest animals. Guided tram tours, zip lines, up close animal experiences, on way to Mount Rainier. 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville; 360-832-6117; www. nwtrek.org; www.facebook.com/ nwtrek Olympic Game Farm Open at 9 am every day. Special group and school rates of ten people or more. Military and AAA discounts. 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim; 360-683-4295; www.olygamefarm.com; www. facebook.com/pages/olympicgame-farm/256426342118 Pacific Science Center Under the arches, near the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center has over 300 interactive

exhibits, two IMAX theaters and acres of hands-on fun. 200 Second Ave N; 206-443-2001; www.pacificsciencecenter.org; www.facebook.com/pacsci; www.twitter.com/pacsci Paris Eastside Fun and hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Capitol Hill. Other craft classes available too. Children welcome. TuesdaySaturday, 10:30am-7pm. 816 E Pike St; 206-452-3622; www. pariseastside.com; www.facebook.com/pariseastside; www. twitter.com/pariseastside Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Award-winning zoo and aquarium with up close animal experiences, live animal show, touch tanks, carousel, spectacular views. Year-round. 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma; 253-591-5337; www.pdza.org; www.facebook. com/ptdefiancezoo; www.twitter. com/ptdefiancezoo Remlinger Farms Family Fun Park with rides, Farm Market, Restaurant, U-Pick Fields, October Harvest Festival. Open May-October. See website for details. 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation; 425-333-4135; www. remlingerfarms.com; www.facebook.com/remlingerfarms; www. twitter.com/remlingerfarms Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Enjoy over 10,000 rhododendrons growing in a beautiful 22-acre woodland garden. Group tours available. Unique gifts and plants for sale. 2525 S 336th St, Federal Way; 253-838-4646; www.rhodygarden.org; www. facebook.com/pages/rhododendron-species-botanicalgarden/149788855047971 Sandbox Sports Seattle Seattle’s only indoor beach with beach volleyball, kids’ sandbox, tiki lounge with TV’s and meeting rooms. Great for parties! 5955 Airport Way S; 206-624-2899; www.sandboxsports.net; www. facebook.com/sandboxsports; www.twitter.com/sandboxsports Schack Art Center Admission free, visual arts center offering glass blowing, exhibits, and classes. Open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 12 noon-5pm. 2921 Hoyt Ave, Everett; 425-259-5050; www. schack.org; www.facebook.com/ theschack; www.twitter.com/ schackartcenter Seafair Summer-long festival with over 40 events for spectators and participants: Milk Carton Derby, Triathlon, Marathon, Torchlight Parade and Run, Hydroplane Race, and Air Show. 2200 Sixth Ave, Ste 400; 206-7280123; www.seafair.com; www. facebook.com/seafair; www. twitter.com/seafairfestival Seattle Aquarium See playful otters, incredible octopus and other amazing sea creatures. Explore the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest and a Pacific Coral Reef. CityPASS participant. 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59; 206682-3474; www.seattleaquarium. org; www.facebook.com/aquarium.seattle; www.twitter.com/ seattleaquarium Seattle Center 74 acres of arts and cultural entertainment for all ages including ballet, opera, theater, WNBA basketball, the country’s largest international film festival

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and the newly renovated Armory with eateries featuring menus from local Northwest chefs. 305 Harrison St; 206-684-7200; www. seattlecenter.com; www.facebook.com/seattlecenter; www. twitter.com/seattlecenter Seattle Center Monorail The fastest way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and more! Open daily – train departs every 10 minutes! 370 Thomas St, Second Floor; 206-905-2600; www.seattlemonorail.com; www. facebook.com/seattlemonorail; www.twitter.com/seattlemonorail Seattle Events, producers of Seattle Hempfest Worlds largest annual event advocating cannabis law reform in unique “protestival” environment. The third weekend in August on Seattle’s Waterfront. Three days, five stages of music & speakers. 12351 Lake City Way NE, Ste 102; 206-3644367; www.hempfest.org; www. facebook.com/seattlehempfest; www.twitter.com/seattlehempfest The Seattle Great Wheel One of the largest Ferris wheels in North America. 175 feet tall, 42 climate controlled gondolas. 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206623-8600; www.seattlegreatwheel.com; www.facebook.com/ theseattlegreatwheel; www. twitter.com/pier57wheel Seattle Pinball Museum Come play history! 50+ games, 7 Decades, from 1960’s to present on freeplay, Admission $10.00 (1 entry) $15 all day. Beer, soda, snacks & swag. 508 Maynard Ave S; 206-6230759; www.pinballnews.com/ sites/seattlepinballmuseum/ index.html; www.facebook. com/pages/seattle-pinballmuseum/131237786915560; www.twitter.com/seapinmuseum Seattle Public Library - Central Library Visit Seattle’s spectacular Central Library. Offers self-guided tours, author programs, free Internet, Wi-Fi, gift shop, café and bus schedules. 1000 Fourth Ave; 206-386-4636; www.spl. org; www.facebook.com/seattlepubliclibrary; www.twitter.com/ splbuzz Seattle TourSaver Travel voucher book with 2-for-1 deals for Seattle’s top attractions. Includes cruises, tours, flightseeing, lodging, museum passes and much more. PO Box 240508, Anchorage, AK; 907278-7600; www.seattletoursaver. com; www.facebook.com/ seattletravelgram; www.twitter. com/sea_toursaver Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Floor (7th & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps.

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A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Pike Place Market (1st & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www. facebook.com/visitseattle; www. twitter.com/visitseattle Smith Tower Observation Deck Seattle’s best view since 1914 from 35th floor outdoor Observation Deck. 360 degree views of downtown, waterfront, mountains and stadiums. Seasonal hours. 506 Second Ave, Ste 1021; 206-622-4004; www. smithtower.com; www.facebook. com/thesmithtower; www.twitter. com/thesmithtower Space Needle Revolving restaurant, Observation Deck, banquet level and gift shop. Elevator ride complimentary when dining. Valet parking available or ride the Monorail. Open daily. 400 Broad St; 206905-2111; www.spaceneedle.com; www.facebook.com/space_needle#!/spaceneedle?fref=ts; www. twitter.com/space_needle The Tag Zone Washington’s only indoor NerfGun Arena. Heart pounding, realistic, intense Nerf wars. Fought on 4,000 sq. ft. military and urban themed fields. 605 S 223rd St, Des Moines; 206719-4632; www.thetagzone.com; www.facebook.com/thetagzone Theo Chocolate Organic and Fair Trade certified chocolate factory offers tours seven days a week. $6.00 per person. Please call for reservations. 3400 Phinney Ave N; 206-632-5100; www.theochocolate.com; www.facebook.com/ theochocolate; www.twitter.com/ theochocolate Three Dollar Bill Cinemas Enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events. 1122 E Pike St, Ste 1313; 206-323-4274; www.threedollarbillcinema.org; www.facebook. com/threedollarbillcinema; www. twitter.com/3dollarbillcine Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant 4-hour tour includes cruise, spectacular Seattle skyline views, Pacific Northwest Coast Indian style salmon dinner, entertaining stage show, Gift Gallery. 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 55/56; 206-623-1445; www.tillicumvillage.com; www.facebook. com/tillicumvillage Underground Tour, Bill Speidel’s Seattle’s most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire. Get a time-capsule view! 608 First Ave; 206-682-4646; www.undergroundtour.com; www.facebook. com/pages/bill-speidels-underground-tour/143327805707973; www.twitter.com/tourunderground USS Turner Joy DD-951 Bremerton Historic Ships Association USS Turner Joy is a Vietnamera museum ship available for daily tours/reunions/and special events. Gift shop on site. 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton; 360-792-2457; www. ussturnerjoy.org Uwajimaya, Inc The Pacific Northwest’s quality

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Asian food & gift market. Foods, giftware, deli, fresh seafood, meat, produce, more. Also in Bellevue & Renton. 4601 Sixth Ave S; 206-624-3215; www. uwajimaya.com; www.facebook. com/uwajimaya; www.twitter. com/uwajimaya Volunteer Park Conservatory Modeled after London’s Crystal Palace, featuring tropical plants including orchids. On-site gift shop. Docent tours available. 10am-4pm daily; summer till 6pm. 1400 E Galer St; 206-3224112; www.volunteerparkconservatory.org; www.facebook. com/pages/friends-of-theconservatory-at-volunteerpark/191708460895374 Washington State Fair and Events Center Diverse year-round events and entertainment including the Northwest’s famous Puyallup Fair held in September and the Spring Fair in April. 110 Ninth Ave SW, Puyallup; 253-845-1771; www.thefair.com; www.facebook. com/washingtonstatefair Whidbey Art Trail A year-round touring trail of working artists’ studios along the rural roadways of scenic Whidbey Island. Call for appointment/ hours. Island Arts Council PO Box 173, Langley; 360-320-3313; www.whidbeyarttrail.com; www. facebook.com/pages/whidbeyart-trail/174900359239843 Wild Waves Theme Park Two parks in one! The largest theme park and water park in the Washington State featuring over 60 rides, slides and attractions. 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way; 253-661-8000; www.wildwaves.com; www. facebook.com/wildwaves; www. twitter.com/wildwavesgowild Woodland Park Zoo Reconnect with nature at this top award-winning zoo and see why it’s hailed as among the finest in the world. TDD 601 N 59th St; 206-548-2500; www. zoo.org; www.facebook.com/ woodlandparkzooseattle; www. twitter.com/woodlandparkzoo Ye Olde Curiosity Shop World-famous Seattle waterfront attraction established in 1899, one family ownership.1001 curious things for 100 years and more: curios, oddities, souvenirs, art, gifts, free museum. 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-6825844; www.yeoldecuriosityshop. com; www.facebook.com/ yeoldecuriosity

Casinos

Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos Experience gaming thrills in elegant surroundings; Vegas style at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos! Dining, nightclub, national entertainment. Open 24 hours. 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife; 253-594-7777; www.emeraldqueen.com; www.facebook. com/emeraldqueencasino Lucky Eagle Casino & Eagles Landing Hotel Full service casino & hotel. Slots, tables. Free live weekend entertainment, four restaurants. Open daily 9am. Just south of Olympia. I-5 Exit 88. 12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester; 360-273-2000; www.luckyeagle.com; www.facebook.com/luckyeaglecasino Muckleshoot Casino 2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, 7 restaurants, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy. Open every day. TDD

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2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn; 253-804-4444; www.muckleshootcasino.com; www.facebook. com/muckleshootcasino; www. twitter.com/muckleshoot_c Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa 105 rooms featuring plush beds and oversized baths. 4 restaurants, full spa, indoor pool, 3 lounges, 875 slots and 20 table games. 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; www.silverreefcasino.com Snoqualmie Casino Experience the thrill of Vegasstyle gaming and world-class entertainment mere minutes from Seattle at I-90 east, Exit 27. SHUTTLE SERVICE available. 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie; 425-888-1234; www. snocasino.com; www.facebook. com/pages/snoqualmiecasino/189293482217; www. twitter.com/snocasino Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Daily noon-2am. Minutes from Seattle-Bainbridge ferry. Shuttle service available. Keno, craps, roulette, poker, bingo, Caribbean stud. 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish; 866-609-8700; www.clearwatercasino.com; www.facebook.com/clearwatercasino; www.twitter.com/clearwaterisfun Tulalip Resort Casino 2,000 slots, table games, restaurants, free entertainment. $3,500,000 slots payback daily! More cash-back than any other casino. Open everyday. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-7166000; www.tulalipresort.com; www.facebook.com/tulalipresortcasino

Golf

Bellevue Municipal Golf Course Bellevue Golf Course offers an 18 hole championship course, golf instructions, practice greens, driving range and restaurant featuring a venue with seating for 80 people. 5500 140th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-452-7250; www. bellevuepgc.com; www.facebook. com/bellevuegc; www.twitter. com/bellevuegc Chambers Bay Golf Course Site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay was designed the challenge the greatest players in the world, but is enjoyable for players of any skill level. Discover pure links golf while immersing yourself in panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place; 253-460GOLF (4653); www.chambersbaygolf.com; www.facebook. com/chambersbaygolf; www. twitter.com/chambersbaygolf Fort Steilacoom Golf Course A fun 9 hole intermediate length golf course featuring dual tees for an 18 hole round. The beautifully manicured greens and natural plains-like setting are a pleasure to experience. 8200 87th Ave SW, Lakewood; 253588-0613; www.lakespanawaygc. com/fort-steilacoom.php; www. facebook.com/fortsteilacoomgc; www.twitter.com/premiergc The Golf Club at Echo Falls Home of the famous island 18th green, The Golf Club at Echo Falls offers a spectacular combination of country scenery, championship golf and worldclass facilities. 20414 121st Ave SE, Snohomish; 206-362-3000; www.echofallsgolf.com; www.facebook.com/snocotour-

ism; www.twitter.com/snocotourism The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie Home to two unique, championship courses, the Woodlands and the Links, framed by beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. 8383 Vicwood Ln, Lacey; 360-558-3348; www.hawksprairiegolf.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/the-golf-club-at-hawksprairie/236194996420524 The Golf Club at Newcastle Perched high above it all with stunning views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the facility offers 2 championship-caliber public courses and unmatched clubhouse amenities and dining options. 15500 Six Penny Ln, Newcastle; 425-793-5566; www. newcastlegolf.com; www.facebook.com/pages/newcastlegolf-club/154014701279231?fref= ts&rf=167484996644348 The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge With incredible views of the Cascade Mountains, the course carves its way through native forests and challenging water features to create the region’s finest and most challenging golf experiences. 1416 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-836-1510; www.redmondridgegolf.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ trilogy-golf-club-at-redmondridge/162744333749336? fref=ts&rf=156029251099878 Harbour Pointe Golf Club Includes two distinctive and challenging nines featuring amazing views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-355-6060; www. harbourpointegolf.com; www. facebook.com/harbourpointegolfclub Interbay Golf Center Minutes from downtown, Interbay Golf Center features a 9 hole executive course, 18-hole mini golf course, 80-stall covered/ heated driving range and PGA/ LPGA Professional Instruction. Let us customize your next event. 2501 15th Ave W; 206-2852200; www.premiergc.com; www. facebook.com/interbaygolfcenter; www.twitter.com/interbaygc Jackson Park Golf Course Located just minutes from downtown, Jackson Park Golf Course consists of an 18 hole championship course and 9 hole course. A 50-stall practice facility is set to open spring 2013. 1000 NE 135th St; 206-363-4747; www.premiergc.com; www.facebook.com/jacksonparkgc; www. twitter.com/jacksonparkgc Jefferson Park Golf Course Featuring vistas of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainer, Jefferson Park Golf Course includes an 18 hole championship course, 9 hole course and driving range. 4101 Beacon Hill S; 206-762-4513; www.premiergc.com; www.facebook.com/jeffersonparkgc; www. twitter.com/jeffersonparkgc Lake Spanaway Golf Course At 7,083 yards, Lake Spanaway Golf Course has been recognized on a national level and consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest. 15602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-531-3660; www.lakespanawaygc.com; www.facebook. com/lakespanawaygc; www. twitter.com/lakespanawaygc Lake Wilderness Golf Course Our 18 hole golf course offers short narrow fairways, testing

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all skill levels and rewarding the accurate shot maker. Let us host your next tournament. 25400 Witte Rd SE, Maple Valley; 425-432-9405; www.lakewildernessgc.com; www.facebook. com/lakewildernessgc Legion Memorial Golf Course Perched on a bluff overlooking Port Gardner Bay in Everett, Legion Memorial Golf Course has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1933. 144 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-259-4653; www.everettgolf.com/leg.php; www.facebook.com/legionmemorialgc; www.twitter.com/ legion_memorial Oki Developments, Inc. Oki Golf is a collection of nine premier golf facilities in the Puget Sound area, headlined by the renowned Golf Club at Newcastle. 1416 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-454-2800; www. okigolf.com; www.facebook.com/ okigolf; www.twitter.com/okigolf Premier Golf Centers, LLC Golf course management company in the northwest, Premier Golf currently manages ten golf courses for five municipalities throughout Puget Sound. 2501 15th Ave W; 206-838-4550; www.premiergolfcenters.com; www.facebook.com/premiergolfcenters Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Named “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine readers in 2009, Trophy Lake is a magnificent collaboration of nature and design, capturing the spirit and tradition of the Northwest. 3900 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard; 360-874-8337; www.trophylakegolf.com; www. facebook.com/pages/trophylake-golf-casting/1204119813073 02?fref=ts&rf=104121186316386 Walter Hall Golf Course A favorite for golfers of all skill levels, players are treated to beautifully manicured course conditions, personal customer service and a player-friendly design featuring four sets of tees. 1226 W Casino Rd, Everett; 425-353-4653; www.everettgolf. com/hall.php; www.facebook. com/walterhallgc Washington National Golf Club Home to UW Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington. 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn; 253-333-5000; www.washingtonnationalgolfclub.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/washington-nationalgolf-club/115666435120279 West Seattle Golf Course A classic layout boasting incredible views of downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay from several holes, West Seattle offers an exceptional venue for tournaments and events. 4470 35th Ave SW; 206-935-5187; www.premiergc. com; www.facebook.com/ westseattlegc

Museums

Bellevue Arts Museum BAM features world-class art, craft and design exhibitions, is conveniently located in downtown Bellevue and open 7 days a week. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-519-0770; www. bellevuearts.org; www.facebook. com/bellevueartsmuseum; www. twitter.com/wearebam

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Dinosaurs, fossils and fabulous Native American art. Family events and much more. Museum cafe. Daily 10am-5pm. First Thursday until 8pm. 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St; 206-543-5590; www.burkemuseum.org; www. facebook.com/burkemuseum; www.twitter.com/burkemuseum The Center for Wooden Boats Hands-on classic wooden boat museum with exhibits to ride, rent and explore. Closed Monday. See website for hours. Free admission. 1010 Valley St; 206382-2628; www.cwb.org; www. facebook.com/ctr4woodenboats; www.twitter.com/ctr4woodenboats Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center Chief Seattle’s Duwamish tribe. Traditional longhouse, museum, art gallery. Mon-Sat 10am5pm, free admission. Evening programs. Duwamish bike trail, waterfront park with picnic tables. 4705 W Marginal Way SW; 206-431-1582; www.duwamishtribe.org/longhouse.html; www. facebook.com/duwamish EMP Museum Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture through EMP’s impressive exhibitions and interactive installations. 325 Fifth Ave; 206-770-2700; www. empmuseum.org; ww.facebook. com/empmuseum; www.twitter. com/empmuseum Flying Heritage Collection Visit Paul G. Allen’s collection of restored military aircraft and artifacts, and watch as these rare warbirds soar across the skies just like they did in WWII. 3407 109th St SW, Everett; 206342-4242; www.flyingheritage. com; www.facebook.com/flyingheritagecollection; www.twitter. com/flyingheritage Frye Art Museum The region’s only free art museum. The Frye showcases European and American art, past and present. Cafe, store, free parking. 704 Terry Ave; 206-622-9250; www.fryemuseum.org; www.facebook.com/ fryemuseum; www.twitter.com/ fryeartmuseum Henry Art Gallery The expanded Henry features works from the permanent collection, exhibitions of contemporary and modern art, outdoor sculpture court, shop and cafe. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St; 206-543-2280; www.henryart. org; www.facebook.com/henryartgallery; www.twitter.com/ henryartgallery Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve Interactive Museum. Explore 2000+ years of history and culture. Demonstrations, Films, Workshops, Lectures, Rentals, Tours. Tues-Fri:10-5 Sat-Sun:12-5. 6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2650; www. hibulbculturalcenter.org; www. facebook.com/hibulb/page_ map#!/hibulb Historic Flight Foundation A unique collection of vintage aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957 all restored and airborne again. Keeping aviation history alive. 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo; 425-3483200; www.historicflight.org; www.facebook.com/historicflight

Kids Discovery Museum Steps from the Bainbridge Island Ferry, KiDiMu welcomes families to learn through interactive play. Tues-Sat 10-4; Sun 12-4. 301 Ravine Ln NE, Bainbridge Island; 206-855-4650; www. kidimu.org; www.facebook. com/pages/kids-discoverymuseum/134744339026; www. twitter.com/kidimumuseum Klondike Gold Rush NHPSeattle National park that commemorates Seattle’s role in the 18971898 Klondike Gold Rush. Open daily 9am-5pm. Public welcome. 319 Second Ave S; 206-2204240; www.nps.gov/klse; www. facebook.com/pages/klondikegold-rush-national-historicalpark/100336066683495?sk= info#!/pages/klondike-goldrush-national-historicalpark/100336066683495 LeMay - America’s Car Museum Technologically advanced museum & educational center showcasing the cultural impact of automobiles. 300+ vehicles & artifacts. 2702 E D St, Tacoma; 253-779-8490; www.lemaymuseum.org; www.facebook.com/ americascarmuseum; www. twitter.com/lemaymuseum The Living Computer Museum Dedicated to preserving the meaningful milestones of computer evolution in working and interactive condition. 2245 First Ave S; 206-342-2020; www. livingcomputermuseum.org; www.facebook.com/livingcomputermuseum; www.twitter.com/ livingcomputers Milepost 31 Explore the history of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown, and see how a recordbreaking tunnel will transform the city. Tues-Sat, 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Free Admission. 211 First Ave S; 206-805-2846; www. milepost31.org Museum of Communications Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the US. Tuesday 9am-2pm, 1st Sunday of each month 11:30am-4:00pm, or by appointment. 7000 E Marginal Way S; 206-767-3012; www.museumofcommunications.org; www.facebook.com/ pages/museum-of-communications/23150020224 The Museum of Flight The past, present and future of flight comes alive in a worldclass collection, rich exhibits and a full schedule of special programs. Daily 10am-5pm. 9404 E Marginal Way S; 206-764-5700; www.museumofflight.org; www. facebook.com/museumofflight; www.twitter.com/museumofflight Museum of Glass All glass, all the time! Galleries, live glassblowing demonstrations, outdoor plazas, theater, cafe, store. Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. See website for summer hours. 1801 Dock St, Tacoma; 253-3961768; www.museumofglass.org; www.facebook.com/museumofglass; www.twitter.com/museumofglass Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Learn about the rich history and culture of the Puget Sound region at Seattle’s premier regional history museum. Stateof-the-art exhibits, family activities, hands-on interactives. Open

daily 10am - 5pm and until 8pm every Thursday. 860 Terry Ave N; 206-324-1126; www.mohai.org; www.facebook.com/seattlehistory; www.twitter.com/mohai Nordic Heritage Museum Exhibits on immigrant experiences, Nordic pioneers, Northwest history. Travelling international exhibits. Open Tue-Sat 10-4. Sun 12-4. Gift Shop. 3014 NW 67th St; 206-789-5707; www.nordicmuseum.org; www.facebook. com/pages/nordic-heritagemuseum/113458978664408; www.twitter.com/thenordicmuseum Northwest African American Museum A history, culture and arts institution that explores what it means to be African American in the Pacific Northwest. 2300 S Massachusetts St; 206-518-6000; www.naamnw. org; www.facebook.com/pages/ northwest-african-americanmuseum/54482951434; www. twitter.com/naamnw Northwest Railway Museum Train excursion to top of Snoqualmie Falls. Group discounts. Free museum, historic railway equipment, 1890 depot, gift shop, special events. TDD 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; 425-888-0373; www.trainmuseum.org; www.facebook.com/ trainmuseum Seattle Art Museum SAM collects and exhibits objects from across cultures, exploring the dynamic connections between past and present. SAM’s three locations include the Seattle Art Museum downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park and the Olympic Sculpture Park. 1300 First Ave; 206-748-9285; www. seattleartmuseum.org; www.facebook.com/seattleartmuseum; www.twitter.com/ iheartsam The Steamer Virginia V Foundation Historic 1922 Landmark Steamship from famed Puget Sound “Mosquito Fleet.” Available for charter or dockside events. Public tours and cruises. 860 Terry Ave N, Ste 223; 206-624-9119; www.virginiav.org Tacoma Art Museum Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Third Thursday 10am- 8pm - free admission all day. Admission $9 adults; $8 senior/student/military. Children under 5 and under free. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-272-4258; www.tacomaartmuseum.org; www.facebook. com/tacomaartmuseum; www. twitter.com/tacomaartmuseum Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Smithsonian affiliate and only pan-Asian museum in the US. Admission includes gallery exhibitions + guided tour of historic Chinatown hotel. TueSun 10am-5pm. 719 S King St; 206-623-5124; www.wingluke. org; www.facebook.com/winglukemuseum; www.twitter.com/ winglukemuseum

Nightlife

Century Ballroom & The Tin Table Dining and dancing nightly. Lessons. Large groups welcome. Full restaurant and bar. 915 E Pine St; 206-324-7263; www.centuryballroom.com; www.facebook.com/ centuryballroom;

www.twitter.com/centuryballroom The Crocodile Legendary Seattle nightclub voted “Top 10 Greatest Rock Venue of All Time” now serving wood fired pizza in our lounge. 2200 Second Ave; 206-4417416; www.thecrocodile.com; www.facebook.com/thecrocodilesea; www.twitter.com/ thecrocodile Moe Bar A Rock and Roll Bar attached to music venue, Neumos. Weekly DJ nights. Booth reservations, private parties accepted. 925 E Pike St; 206-709-9442; www. moebarseattle.com; www.twitter. com/moebarseattle The Parlor Collection Events and entertainment facility featuring 19 billiards tables, a state-of-the-art comedy club, full service restaurant and bar, private suites, and a Vegas style lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300, Bellevue; 425-2897000; www.parlorcollection.com; www.facebook.com/parlorlive; www.twitter.com/parlorlive

Performing Arts

5th Avenue Theatre We proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, Broadwaybound premieres, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also offer education and outreach programs. 1308 Fifth Ave; 206-625-1418; www.5thavenue. org; www.facebook.com/5thave; www.twitter.com/5thavetheatre ACT Theatre ACT, A Contemporary Theatre, is Seattle’s premier theater for contemporary plays, presenting bold, innovative productions on four unique stages in downtown Seattle. 700 Union St; 206292-7660; www.acttheatre.org; www.facebook.com/acttheatre; www.twitter.com/acttheatre Broadway at the Paramount Seattle’s beautiful Paramount Theatre. Home to the Broadway Across America Seattle series. 911 Pine St; 206-622-2733; www.broadwayacrossamerica. com; www.facebook.com/broadwayacrossamerica; www.twitter. com/bwayamerica City Arts City Arts Magazine produces media and events dedicated to music and the arts in Seattle. 425 N 85th St; 206-443-0445; www.cityartsonline.com; www. facebook.com/cityartsmagazine; www.twitter.com/city_arts Cornish College of the Arts Visit our website for our schedule of public performances and exhibitions by the next generation of talented artists. 1000 Lenora St; 206-726-5169; www. cornish.edu; www.facebook.com/ cornishcollegeofthearts; www. twitter.com/cornishcollege The Dinner Detective The Dinner Detective is America’s largest murder mystery comedy dinner show! Our collection of actors and producers have mastered the art of improvisational theatrical role playing and have ultimately created the perfect evening of entertainment for you and your guests. 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE; 888-619-0858; www.thedinnerdetective.com/ sites/seattle; www.facebook. com/dinnerdetective; www.twitter.com/dinnerdetectsea Earshot Jazz Festival Earshot Jazz presents 100 concerts per year at venues

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throughout Seattle. Go to www. earshot.org for information on current events. 3429 Fremont Pl N, Ste 309; 206-547-6763; www. earshot.org; www.facebook.com/ earshotjazz Jet City Improv The home of Jet City Improv. Award winning, funny, fastpaced improv shows. Showtimes at 8pm and 10:30pm Friday and Saturday. 5510 University Way NE; 206-352-8291; www.wingitpresents.com; www.facebook. com/jetcityimprov; www.twitter. com/jetcityimprov Kirkland Performance Center KPC is a non-profit performing arts center in Kirkland, Washington. Box office hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12pm to 6pm. 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-8280422; www.kpcenter.org; www. facebook.com/kpcenter.org; www.twitter.com/kirkperfctr Neumos Music venue on Capitol Hill, adjacent to Moe Bar. 300+ shows a year. Quality sound and lights. Available for private events. 1122 E Pike St; 206-709-9442; www.neumos.com; www.facebook.com/neumos; www.twitter. com/neumos Northwest Folklife Northwest Folklife is a year round non profit dedicated to creating opportunities to share and participate in the traditions of the Northwest. 158 Thomas St, Ste 32; 206-684-7300; www. nwfolklife.org; www.facebook. com/nwfolklife; www.twitter. com/nwfolklife Olympic Music Festival World-class musicians perform chamber music masterworks in a turn-of-the-century barn. Summer long concerts. 7360 Center Rd, Quilcene; 360-7324800; www.olympicmusicfestival.org; www.facebook.com/ pages/olympic-music-festival/128646590554638 Pacific Northwest Ballet A must-see dance experience, PNB offers an inspired repertoire of classical and modern ballets, including its world renowned Nutcracker. TDD 301 Mercer St; 206-441-9411; www.pnb.org; www.facebook.com/pnbfan; www.twitter.com/pnballet The Paramount Theatre Seattle’s premier venue for Broadway, dance, music and film since 1928. Box office open M-F 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Theatre tours 1st Saturday of every month. AMEX MC VISA. TDD 911 Pine St; 206-467-5510; www. stgpresents.org; www.facebook. com/seattletheatregroup Seattle Chamber Music Society Chamber music festivals in summer and winter with internationally acclaimed musicians performing in small ensembles. 10 Harrison St, Ste 306; 206283-8710; www.seattlechambermusic.org; www.facebook.com/ pages/seattle-chamber-musicsociety/14800801126; www.twitter.com/seachambermusic Seattle Children’s Theatre SCT performs September through June and provides children of all ages access to professional theatre with a focus on new works & theatre education. VISA MC AMEX. 201 Thomas St; 206-441-3322; www.sct.org; www.facebook.com/seattlechildrenstheatre; www.twitter.com/ sctdotorg

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Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus The choruses use the power of music to create a world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. 319 12th Ave; 206-323-0750; www.flyinghouse. org; www.facebook.com/pages/ flying-house-productionsseattle-mens-chorus-seattlewomens-chorus/ 123647084380927?fref=ts Seattle Opera Presenting theatrically compelling operas by some of the world’s greatest composers. Call for season schedule. VISA, MC, AMEX. Mon- Fri 9-5. TDD 321 Mercer St; 206-389-7676; www. seattleopera.org; www.facebook. com/seattleopera; www.twitter. com/seattleopera Seattle Repertory Theatre Featuring two stages of the finest classic and contemporary theatre. Group rates available. TDD 155 Mercer St, Seattle Center; 206-443-2210; www. seattlerep.org; www.facebook. com/seattlerep; www.twitter. com/seattlerep Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall 200+ live performances from September to July with renowned guest artists. Classical, pops and children’s programs. TDD 200 University St; 206-215-4700; www.seattlesymphony.org; www.facebook. com/benaroyahall; www.twitter. com/benaroyahall SIFF Discover extraordinary film at Seattle International Film Festival mid-May - early June, and year-round at SIFF Cinema. 321 Mercer St, McCaw Hall; 206464-5830; www.siff.net; www. facebook.com/siffnews; www. twitter.com/siffnews Tacoma Dome & Exhibition Hall The Northwest’s premier entertainment facility. Check our website for upcoming events. For booking information, please call Rob Henson at (253) 272-3663. AMEX MC VISA. 2727 E D St, Tacoma; 253-272-3663; www. tacomadome.org; www.facebook. com/thetacomadome; www. twitter.com/tacomadome Teatro ZinZanni The New York Times calls Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni ‘this city’s hottest ticket.’ Experience cirque, cabaret, live-music and a five-course feast! 222 Mercer St; 206-802-0015; www.zinzanni. org; www.facebook.com/teatrozinzanniseattle; www.twitter.com/ tz_seattle Theatre Puget Sound Promotes the spiritual and economic necessity of theatre to the public, and unifies and strengthens the theatre community through programs, resources and services. 305 Harrison St; 206-770-0370; www. tpsonline.org; www.facebook. com/theatrepugetsound; www. twitter.com/tpsonline Town Hall Seattle Town Hall is an historic arts and cultural center offering a diverse season of presentations September through June. 1119 Eighth Ave; 206-652-4255; www.townhallseattle.org; www. facebook.com/townhallseattle; www.twitter.com/thsea Unexpected Productions Comedy improv, hilarious interactive. Pike Place Market theatre. Showtimes Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 10:30

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pm. Sunday 7:00 pm. Home of Seattle Theatresports. 1428 Post Alley; 206-587-2414; www. unexpectedproductions.org; www.facebook.com/unexpectproductions; www.twitter.com/ unexpectedimpro Village Theatre Twenty minutes east of downtown Seattle, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre with five productions September-July. 303 Front St N, Issaquah; 425-392-1942; www. villagetheatre.org; www.facebook.com/villagetheatre; www. twitter.com/thevillagevault White River Amphitheatre The biggest concerts play the Northwest’s best venue! Firstclass amenities abound in beautiful setting under Mt. Rainier. May-October. 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd, Auburn; 360-8256200; www.livenationpremiumseats.com/city/seattle-spokane

Professional Sports

Emerald Downs Thoroughbred racing in Western Washington, Thursday-Sunday, April-September. Special summer activities and Family Sundays. 2300 Emerald Downs Dr, Auburn; 253-288-7700; www.emeralddowns.com; www. facebook.com/pages/emeralddowns/58103128037; www. twitter.com/emeralddowns Seattle Mariners Baseball Club The Mariners play in Safeco Field, showcasing baseball’s brightest stars. 1250 First Ave S, Safeco Field; 206-346-4001; www.mariners.com; www.facebook.com/mariners; www.twitter. com/mariners Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks & Sounders FC play at CenturyLink Field August through January. For Seahawks tickets, call 888-NFL-HAWK. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL. For tours, call (206) 381-7582. TDD 800 Occidental Ave; 206-381-7555; www.seahawks.com; www. facebook.com/seahawks; www. twitter.com/seahawks Seattle Sounders FC Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March through October. 800 Occidental Ave; 425-2038000; www.soundersfc.com; www.facebook.com/seattlesounders; www.twitter.com/ soundersfc Seattle University Athletics Basketball (men’s & women’s), soccer (men’s & women’s), and volleyball are ticketed events. Also softball, swimming, and cross country/track & field. Visit our website for schedules. 550 14th Ave; 206-296-5451; www. goseattleu.com; www.facebook. com/pages/seattle-u-athletics/135935046371; www.twitter. com/su_athletics

Recreational Activities

Adventura Adventura offers adventurous activities that connect people through play and laughter at our state-of-the-art aerial adventure park at Redhook Brewery. 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425868-7972; www.adventuraplay. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ adventura/116223651791113?f ref=ts

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Alpine Adventures Northwest River Rafting! Spectacular whitewater and relaxing scenic floats for your family, friends, or organization. Great equipment, guides, and meals. PO Box 373, Gold Bar; 360-863-6505; www. alpineadventures.com; www. facebook.com/pages/alpineadventures/365244963118 Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council To create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish. We’re a local service organization providing vital programs to sustain and connect our local arts & culture community and provide powerful arts programming for youth. 221 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-7901; www.artshum.org; www.facebook.com/pages/bainbridge-island-arts-humanitiescouncil/129551357105905; www. twitter.com/bainbridgeartsh Canopy Tours Northwest Thrilling zipline adventures. Soar through a stunning Pacific Northwest forest and create memories for a lifetime. At historic Kristoferson Farm. 332 NE Camano Dr, Camano Island; 360-387-5807; www.canopytoursnw.com; www.facebook. com/canopytoursnw; www.twitter.com/canopytoursnw Crystal Mountain Resort Washington’s premier ski destination features incredible terrain, slopeside accommodations, dining at Washington’s highest restaurant and a new gondola. 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-6632265; www.skicrystal.com; www. facebook.com/crystalmountainwashington; www.twitter.com/ crystalmt Crystal Seas Kayaking Sea kayak the San Juan Islands! See whales, eagles, seals and more. 3-hour, day, sunset and multi-day tours. No experience required. PO Box 3135, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4223; www.crystalseas.com; www. facebook.com/crystalseas. kayaking?ref=ts; www.twitter. com/crystalseassji Emerald City Charters 1-1/2 hour and 2-1/2 hour harbor sails. Private parties. May thru October. Major credit cards. 101 Alaskan Way S, Pier 54; 206624-3931; www.sailingseattle. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ emerald-city-charters-inc-letsgo-sailing/115658098728 Geocaching.com Real-world outdoor treasurehunting game! Locate hidden containers and adventures using GPS-enabled devices. Hundreds of geocaches await you all over Seattle. 837 N 34th St, Ste 300; 206-302-7721; www. geocaching.com; www.facebook. com/geocaching; www.twitter. com/gogeocaching Hood Canal Adventures Single, Double Kayak, SUPs, Paddle Boats, Skiffs, Electric and Pontoon. Tours-Lake Kokanee, Geocaching, Fishing, Crabbing and Group Tours. 5101 E SR 106, Union; 360-898-2628; www.hoodcanaladventures. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/hood-canal-adventures/207547567694 King County Parks and Recreation King County Park System provides open space, aquatics,

recreation. Highlights include Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Cntr., King County Fair & one of the largest regional trails systems in US. 201 S Jackson, Ste 700; 206-296-4232; www. kingcounty.gov/parks; www.facebook.com/iheartkcparks?v=wall Obliteride to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride is a new fundraising bike ride that will activate our community to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. 1100 Fairview Ave N; 206667-5000; www.obliteride.org; www.facebook.com/obliteride; www.twitter.com/obliteride Old School Pinups Be a Pinup at Old School Pinups. High end portraiture with a retro twist at Pike Place Market. 11-6 Thursday thru Monday. 1922 Post Alley; 206-443-5979; www.oldschoolpinups.com; www.twitter. com/oldschoolpinups Puget Sound Sports Fishing, Inc. Enjoy fishing on Puget Sound’s calm waters year round. Experienced skippers. Tackle furnished. Comfortable heated cabin, private restroom. Minutes from downtown. 849 Poplar Way, Edmonds; 206-546-5710; www.pugetsoundsportsfishing.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/puget-sound-sportsfishing/169410329880 Waypoint Boating Rentals A boat rental business with ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats and family cruisers available for half/full day rentals. 5350 30th Ave NW; 206-2840200; www.waypointboatingclub. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/waypoint-boatingclub/124686814283939; www. twitter.com/waypointboating

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Alki Kayak Tours Guided Sea Kayak Adventures overlooking the Seattle Skyline. Also offering Inline Skate Rentals, Bike Rentals, Longboards, and Boat Rentals. 1660 Harbor Ave SW; 206-9530237; www.kayakalki.com; www. facebook.com/pages/alki-kayaktours/17925454388 Best Guide Seattle Private walking tours for 1-4 guests. Customized itineraries designed by local knowledgeable guides. Visit web site for availability. 1229 E Spruce St; 604-777-4141; www.bestguide seattle.com; www.facebook. com/pages/best-guide-seattle/320673511387826 Chinatown Discovery Tours Tour Seattle’s historic Chinese neighborhood. Hear stories of pioneers and current community as we stroll through authentic markets and shops. Tours TuesSat includes gallery admission to The Wing. 719 S King St; 206-623-5124; www.seattlechinatowntour.com; www.facebook. com/chinatowndiscoverytours Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC Charter service/private tours and Featuring Daily tours - Seattle City Tours, Boeing, Snoqualmie Falls and winery, Mt. Rainier and more! PO Box 98677, Des Moines; 206-878-3965; www.toursofseattle.com Edmonds Segway Tours Exciting Segway tours. Ride along beautiful beaches and see little known historic

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landmarks. Cruise Edmonds on a Segway. 201 Fifth Ave S, Ste 106, Edmonds; 206-9475439; www.edmondssegwaytours.com; www. facebook.com/pages/segwayof-edmonds/115471195274566 The Electric Boat Company Open year round. Boats heated and enclosed. No experience necessary. You’re the captain. Children welcome. Bring a picnic. 2046 Westlake Ave N, Ste 102; 206-223-7476; www.theelectricboatco.com; www.facebook. com/pages/the-electric-boatcompany/113708332006008; www.twitter.com/electricboatco Emerald City Trolley Seattle’s newest attraction, The Gem. A guided, hop-on, hop-off, Trolley Tour with multiple routes. 16 W Harrison; 206-838-8131; www.emeraldcitytrolley.com; www.facebook.com/emerald.city. trolley; www.twitter.com/ectrolley Gray Line of Seattle Local sightseeing Tour Operator, Mt. Rainier, the Boeing Factory, and Canadian excursions. 4500 W Marginal Way SW; 206-626-5271; www.graylineofseattle.com; www.facebook. com/pages/gray-line-ofseattle/322259881186819; www. twitter.com/seattlegrayline Island Mariner Cruises Since 1962. 110’ U.S.C.G. licensed vessel. Scheduled whale watching trips, day and overnight charters. MC, VISA. 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham; 360-734-8866; www.orcawatch. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ island-mariner-whale-watchingcruises/133126633376848; www. twitter.com/marinercruises Kenmore Air, The Seaplane Airline Spectacular views! Daily seaplane flightseeing excursions from downtown Lake Union. Plus daily flights to Olympic Peninsula, San Juans and Victoria. 950 Westlake Ave N; 425-4861257; www.kenmoreair.com; www.facebook.com/kenmoreair; www.twitter.com/kenmoreair Kitsap Tours Take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and explore some of the best of the Northwest in 14 passenger minibus comfort. PO Box 766, Suquamish; 877-877-1950; www.kitsaptours.com; www.facebook.com/kitsaptours; www.twitter.com/kitsaptours Let’s Tour Seattle/City Tour Sights and Bites Tour. Three hours of incredible sightseeing plus a one hour lunch stop at Fisherman’s Terminal. 1416 SW Webster; 206-632-1447; www. letstourseattle.com Market Ghost Tour Ghost tours of the Pike Place Market with eccentric Seattle history mixed in. May - October, Wed-Thu 5, 7pm; Fri-Sat 5,7, and 9pm. Winter hours vary. 1499 Post Alley; 206-805-0195; www. seattleghost.com; www.facebook.com/marketghosttour; www.twitter.com/ marketghosttour Mt. Rainier Tours Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small group tour. Air conditioned 24 passenger luxury mini-coaches May-October. PO Box 66671; 206768-1234; www.toursnorthwest. com/mtrainiertour.html; www. facebook.com/toursnorthwest; www.twitter.com/toursnorthwest

Mystic Sea Charters Five-Star Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands! Cruises aboard our 100ft. vessel depart Anacortes daily, 11AM. Individuals or groups welcome, reservations recommended. 819 Commercial Ave, Ste E, Anacortes; 360-5888000; www.mysticseacharters. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/mystic-sea-charters/320581053622; www.twitter. com/mysticseawhales Northwest All-Inclusive Tours All inclusive luxury bus tours to the best destinations in the Pacific Northwest for day, multiday and custom excursions. 13300 Bothell-Everett Hwy, PMB 6120, Mill Creek; 866-342-9910; www.discoverthenwtours.com; www.facebook.com/discoverthenwtours; www.twitter.com/ discoverthenw Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale Watch Tours, Inc. $99 adults and $59.00 under 12 years old. 3.5 hour tours. April through May is “Orca” time. Special offer: Purchase one full fare and get the second one 1/2 OFF. 8365 Orcas Rd, Orcas; 360-3766566; www.orcasislandwhales. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ orcas-island-eclipse-chartersinc/150676051635237?sk=wall &filter=2 Power Hiking Ltd. PowerHiking series of guide books takes sightseeing to a new level of energy and interest. Each chapter a different walk. PO Box 788, Tiburon, CA; 415-902-5253; www.powerhiking.com; www. facebook.com/pages/powerhikin g/226170550771386?fref=ts Prince of Whales Whale Watching Vancouver and Victoria’s finest whale watching. 10 open Zodiacstyle boats and 2 all-weather fast covered cruisers. 90% success. It’s a blast! 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC; 250-383-4884; www.princeofwhales.com; www.facebook.com/whale. sightings?ref=ts Private Eye on Seattle Tours Tour the darker side of Seattle on two True Crime tours or Haunted Happenings Ghost Tour. Unusual, entertaining, historical, scenic. 809 Fairview Ave N; 206-3653739; www.privateeyetours. com; www.facebook.com/jake. privateeyetours Ride the Ducks of Seattle Tour Seattle by land and sea in a WWII amphibious craft! Voted one of the top five “must-do attractions” in Seattle! 516 Broad St; 206-441-DUCK (3825); www. ridetheducksofseattle.com; www. facebook.com/ridetheducks? sk=app_266185956726506#!/ ridetheducks?sk=wall; www.twitter.com/seattleducks San Juan Excursions, Inc. Our guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Over 90% orca whale sightings. Comfortable & spacious yacht. Licensed captain & naturalist guides. All ages welcome. PO Box 2508, 2 Spring St Landing, Friday Harbor; 360-378-6636; www.watchwhales.com; www. facebook.com/pages/old-sanjuan-heritage-walking-toursinc/227630400584298 San Juan Outfitters LLC Whale watching and sea kayaking from San Juan Island 90 miles north of Seattle. April through October daily departures. Adventure awaits. PO Box 325, Friday Harbor; 360-378-

1962; www.sanjuanislandoutfitters.com; www.facebook.com/ sanjuanoutfitters; www.twitter. com/sjioutfitters San Juan Safaris See Wild Orca Whales-New, fast & comfortable 55 ft. boat. Respectful wildlife viewing. Serious fun! Join us. 2 Spring St Landing, No 6, San Juan Island; 360-378-1323; www.sanjuansafaris.com; www.facebook.com/ sanjuansafaris; www.twitter.com/ sanjuansafaris Seattle Architecture Foundation Take guided walking tours of Seattle’s architecture 10 to Noon, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $15 in advance, $25 day of. 1333 Fifth Ave, Ste 300; 206-667-9184; www.seattlearchitecture.org; www.facebook.com/ seaarchitecture; www.twitter. com/seaarchitecture Seattle By Foot Explore Seattle with these unique and entertaining walking tours: Seattle’s Original Coffee Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour, City Pub Tour and Scenic Emerald City. 216 First Ave S, Ste 4AS; 206553-9024; www.seattlebyfoot. com; www.facebook.com/ seattlebyfoot; www.twitter.com/ seattlebyfoot Seattle Cycling Tours See Seattle by bicycle. Relaxed, informative tours of urban Seattle. Come ride with us. Sign up on-line. We supply everything. Rentals too! 714 Pike St; 206356-5803; www.seattle-cyclingtours.com; www.facebook. com/pages/seattle-cyclingtours/144287722282963 Seattle Free Walking Tours Seattle’s only FREE, tip-based tours! Everyday 9:30am Market Tour & 11am City Tour. Guides will meet you at Western Ave & Virginia St. Samples, history, recommendations, money savers and more! 2000 Western Ave; 360-201-5611; www.seattlefreewalkingtours.org; www.facebook. com/seattlefreewalkingtours; www.twitter.com/seattlefreetour Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp. Helicopter tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and San Juan Islands. Maximize your time/view of the Northwest. Starting at $90.83/pp. 8535 Perimeter Rd, Boeing Field; 206-767-0515; www.classichelicoptercorp.com; www.facebook. com/classichelicopters Seattle Qwik Tours A 90-minute upbeat, high energy, mini coach, city tour that includes history, humor, music, facts and stats! 3832 Eastern Ave N, Ste 3; 206-743-1884; www. seattleqwiktour.com; www.facebook.com/pages/seattle-qwiktour/142999235811909; www. twitter.com/seattleqwiktour Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane tours of Seattle. Flights to/from Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, San Juans, Vancouver, Victoria. Charter dinner flights, Canadian fishing, flight training. 1325 Fairview Ave E; 206-329-9638; www. seattleseaplanes.com; www. facebook.com/pages/seattleseaplanes/201655981987; www.twitter.com/seattleseaplane Seattle Tour Guides Seattle Tour Guides provides entertaining, engaging, enthusiastic, local guides for groups or individuals. Visit Seattle on your

own terms! 4428 Eastern Ave N; 206-714-9333 Segway in Seattle Seattle has long been known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the U.S.. Come experience the greener side of Seattle with your choice of our 75-minute West Seattle Adventure or two hour Downtown tour on a legendary Segway Scooter! These scooters are 100% electric, making it one of the most environmentally friendly tours around. Call now to book your tour! 2705 California Ave SW; 206-938-0569; www.wcent.com/ segways; www.facebook.com/ westcoastentertainment; www.twitter.com/wcentevents Show Me Seattle Tours Seattle as the locals see it! Professional, passionate guides. City and Boeing Tours, only 14 guests per tour. Experience the real Seattle! PO Box 30833; 206-633-CITY (2489); www. showmeseattle.com Shutter Tours LLC Providing daily Snoqualmie Falls and city tours where participants also learn simple photography tips at each picturesque stop. 10 AM Daily, April-October. 1916 Pike Pl; 425-516-8838; www.shuttertours.com; www.facebook.com/ shuttertours?ref=ts; www.twitter. com/shuttertours Sightseeing of Seattle Two hour city tour of Seattle includes neighborhoods, parks, lakes, hills, waterways and major downtown highlights. 1300 Fourth Ave; 206-526-1444; www.sightseeingofseattle.com Skagit Tours - Visit the American Alps! Take a Skagit Tour in the North Cascades (American Alps) or explore on your own. More at www.skagittours.com or 360854-2589. 700 Fifth Ave, Ste 3210; 360-854-2589; www.skagittours.com Spooked in Seattle Join real ghost hunters as they take you on a guided tour of Seattle’s most haunted locations. Tours available seven days a week. 109 Yesler Way, Ste 100; 425-954-7701; www.spookedinseattle.com; www.facebook. com/pages/spooked-in-seattleghost-tours/279293559329; www.twitter.com/spookednseattle Stalking Seattle The Rock & Roll Tour Seattle’s only mobile rock & roll tour. See where grunge was born and history was made. 327 Fifth Ave N; 206-419-2258; www.stalkingseattle.com; www.facebook.com/stalkingseattle Sub Seattle Tour A rollicking bus ride through city neighborhoods, peppered with irreverent humor, sightings and stories of Seattle’s vaunted subcultures. March-November. 600 First Ave, Ste 532; 206-6824646; www.subseattletour.com; www.facebook.com/subseattletour Totally Seattle Tours Inc Private & custom Seattle & regional tours. Any size group. Multilingual. Tell us what you want and we’ll create it! PO Box 30833; 206-755-4109; www.totallyseattle.com Tours Northwest Sightseeing at its best with daily tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier and Boeing Factory Tour. Savor all the Northwest has to offer on

these personable, small groups with door-to-door service. 8221 Seventh Ave S; 206-768-1234; www.toursnorthwest.com; www. facebook.com/#!/toursnorthwest; www.twitter.com/toursnorthwest Whale Plane Seattle to San Juan Island-Same day return. Experience a seaplane & whale watch adventure. View Orca whales in their natural habitat on the new 55’ MV Sea Lion for a 3-4 hour tour. Serious Fun! 2 Spring St Landing, No 6, Friday Harbor; 360-378-1323; www.sanjuansafaris.com/whale_ plane.html; www.facebook.com/ sanjuansafaris; www.twitter.com/ sanjuansafaris

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Aerosoles Aerosoles offers comfort you can count on. After all, they’re not just shoes, they’re Aerosoles. 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-381-0538; www.aerosoles.com; www. facebook.com/aerosoles; www. twitter.com/aerosoles American Girl Find shops featuring all of our characters. Add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll’s world complete. 3000 184th St SW, Ste 900, Lynnwood; 800-845-0005; www. americangirl.com/index.php; www.facebook.com/americangirl Banana Republic Clothing, shoes and accessories for women. Located in Seattle’s greatest landmark restoration, the Coliseum Theater Building (circa 1916). 500 Pike St; 206622-2303; www.bananarepublic. com; www.facebook.com/ bananarepublic; www.twitter. com/bananarepublic Bella Umbrella One of Seattle’s most unique shops specializing in only umbrellas. Located at the Pike Place Market Mon-Sat 10am6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. 1535 First Ave; 206-297-1540; www.bellaumbrella.com; www. facebook.com/pages/bellaumbrella/369108356687; www. twitter.com/bellaumbrella The Bellevue Collection The definitive shopping destination of the Pacific Northwest with over 250 choices for shopping, dining and nightlife. 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; 425-454-2431; www.bellevuecollection.com; www.facebook.com/bellevuecollection; www.twitter.com/bellecollection Ben Bridge Jeweler Fine jewelry and watches since 1912. Expert watch and jewelry repair. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. 1432 Fourth Ave; 206-448-8800; www.benbridge.com; www.facebook.com/ benbridgejeweler; www.twitter. com/benbridgejwlr Bettie Page Clothing Bettie Page Clothing specializes in retro style for the modern woman. Open 10am- 8pm every day. 400 Broadway E; 206329-5220; www.bettiepageclothing.com; www.facebook.com/ bettiepageclothing Bherd Studios Gallery Specializing in PNW artists in the urban and contemporary genres. Open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6pm and by appointment. 312 N 85th St, Ste 101; 206-234-8348; www.bherdstudios.com; www. facebook.com/pages/bherd-stu-

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dios-gallery/85493369164; www. twitter.com/bherdstudios The Bravern Upscale shopping center, Neiman Marcus, other iconic fashion brands, dining, spa, gym and concierge services. 12am-8pm Monday-Saturday; 10pm-6pm Sunday. 1111 NE Eighth St, Bellevue; 425-456-8780; www. thebravern.com; www.facebook. com/bravern; www.twitter.com/ bravern Canlis Glass Gallery + Studio Captivating, organic glass art work by Jean-Pierre Canlis. Visit the 3,500 sq. ft. artist’s studio, cold shop and gallery, open 12am-6pm, Wednesday-Friday; 12- 3pm Saturday. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 329; 206-282-4428; www.canlisglass.com; www. facebook.com/pages/jeanpierre-canlis/28348659979; www.twitter.com/canlisglass City Centre Associations, Shopping Complexes, and Malls. Aerosoles, Aldo and Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, American Eagle, Palomino, and more. Mon-Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5. 1420 Fifth Ave; 206624-8800 Columbia Sportswear Welcome to the Greater Outdoors. Find a complete range of premium outdoor products and learn about Columbia’s innovative technologies. 290 Pine St; 206-443-7639; www.columbia. com; www.facebook.com/columbiasportswear; www.twitter.com/ columbia1938 Duty Free Americas – Blaine Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 20 12th St, Blaine; 716-7732022; www.dutyfreeamericas. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ dutyfreeamericas?fref=ts; www. twitter.com/dutyfreeexpress Duty Free Americas – Lynden Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 9948 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden; 360-3542481; www.dutyfreeamericas. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ dutyfreeamericas?fref=ts; www. twitter.com/dutyfreeexpress Duty Free Americas - Sumas Stop, Shop, & Save before visiting Canada. Discover discounts up to 50% on name brand products. Currency exchange. Restrooms. 108 Harrison Ave, Sumas; 360-9889413; www.dutyfreeamericas. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ dutyfreeamericas?fref=ts; www. twitter.com/dutyfreeexpress Earth, Wind & Fire Boutique This delightful fine crafted fashion boutique carries over 148 clothing designers, 60 exquisite jewelers, stunning handbags and unique gifts. Daily 10am to 6pm. 1514 Pike Pl, Ste 13; 206-4482529; www.earthwindandfireboutique.com Exclusively Washington Selected Fine Products from Washington State. Pottery, art glass, specialty foods and wines, apparel, books, personalized gift baskets and Ivar’s memorabilia & chowders! 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-624-2600; www.exclusivelywashington.net; www.facebook. com/pages/mt-townsendcreamery/49445812211#!/

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pages/exclusively-washington/308923452487061 Gucci Since 1921 Gucci has represented timeless style that is current. Open M-S, 10am-6pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm. 1302 Fifth Ave; 206-682-1730; www.gucci. com/us; www.facebook.com/ gucci; www.twitter.com/gucci Hat Shop Seattle Hats for every occasion. Fun to fancy. “Experience” the Hat Shop Seattle, sister store of the famous Hat Shop in Leavenworth, Washington. Open 10am-6pm daily. 1401 First Ave, Ste C; 206-724-0070; www. hatshopwoodshop.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-hatshop-seattle/115214265180099 Hero Ace Hardware Hero Ace Hardware is Downtown Seattle’s only hardware store! We’re open 7 days a week. Hero Ace is proud to be locally owned and operated. 1915 Fourth Ave; 206-454-7999; www. heroace.com; www.facebook. com/hero-hardware-ace#!/ pages/hero-hardwareace/625452730802128?fref=ts Husky Central - University Book Store Our Husky Central store in downtown Seattle carries a variety of University of Washington and Husky insignia apparel and souvenirs. 1319 Fourth Ave; 206685-9920; www.ubookstore.com; www.facebook.com/uwhuskycentral Kaidel Sportswear Seattle and Pacific Northwest performance running and cycling apparel. Available online and in stores. Designs feature the Space Needle, Mount Rainier and more. 1037 NE 65th St, Ste 334; 206-429-5047; www.kaidelsportswear.com; www.facebook. com/kaidelsportswear Kudos 365 Visit Kudos 365 for special offers, rewards and prizes from local businesses, www.kudosseattle.com or text zip code to 425-967-8365. 1220 116th Ave NE, Ste 200, Bellevue; 425-4584155; www.kudos365.com; www. facebook.com/kudos365; www. twitter.com/kudos365 Lisa Esztergalyos Jeweler A petite jewelry salon. Rare and precious gems and jewelry in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. 10am-5pm Mon-Fri. Sat by appointment. 1424 Fourth Ave, Ste 100; 206-447-5747; www. lisaesztergalyos.com Macy’s Clothing Store One city block with 7 floors of shopping. Macy’s Visitors Program offers an exclusive discount to both domestic and international travelers. See Macy’s associate for details. 1601 Third Ave; 415-393-3686; www.macys.com; www.facebook. com/macys72305782814092#!/ macys?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/ macys Made in Washington Enjoy the best of Washington State. Handcrafted art, gourmet food and gift baskets, smoked salmon and wines. Retail locations/business gift services. 400 Pine St; 206-623-9753; www.madeinwashington.com; www.facebook.com/made. in.washington; www.twitter.com/ madeinwastores Mariners Team Store Downtown at Westlake Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Get

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10% off regular price merchandise the day you purchase Mariners tickets. 1800 Fourth Ave; 206-346-4327; www.mariners. com/teamstore; www.facebook. com/mariners; www.twitter.com/ mariners Mariners Team Store – Safeco Field Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Visit team stores at Safeco Field, downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall and Southcenter Mall. 1250 First Ave S; 206-346-GEAR (4287); www.mariners.com/teamstore; www.facebook.com/mlbshop Mario’s One of Seattle’s premier men’s and women’s specialty stores, Mario’s features Hugo Boss, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, and more. 1513 Sixth Ave; 206-2231461; www.marios.com; www. twitter.com/stylemarios Material-Good Material Good is a ceramic production company best known for its handcrafted Little Shirley vases. We inspire people to take action, create a dialogue through purchasing power. Social impact through art. 2959 Utah Ave S; 206-550-8933; www.materialgood.com; www.facebook.com/ materialgood; www.twitter.com/ materialgood Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue We feature a dynamic, open and versatile contemporary space conveniently located near the heart of Bellevue on the Eastside. 11850 Bellevue Redmond Rd, Bellevue; 206-226-6625; www.mercedesbenzofbellevue. com; www.facebook.com/mercedesbenzofbellevue Mountain Hardwear Great technical clothing and award winning gear for alpine climbing, snow sports, running, hiking, camping, and everyday adventures. Plus Montrail footwear. 250 Pine St; 510558-2916; www.mountainhardwear.com; www.facebook.com/ mountainhardwear; www.twitter. com/hardwear Nordstrom Downtown We offer customers the best quality, selection and value. Mon-Sat 9:30am-8pm; Sun 11-7. TDD 500 Pine St; 206-6282111; www.nordstrom.com; www. facebook.com/nordstrom; www. twitter.com/nordstrom North Bend Premium Outlets Save 25- 65% off original retail prices. Exit 31 off I-90 in North Bend, 30 miles east of Seattle. 461 S Fork Ave SW, North Bend; 425-888-4505; www.premiumoutlets.com/northbend; www. facebook.com/premiumoutlets#!/premiumoutlets/info Northwest Pendleton Made in the USA, a great Northwest tradition since 1909. Experience the colors, plaids, virgin wool separates, Indian pattern, throw blankets - all “authentic Pendleton.” 1313 Fourth Ave; 206-682-4430; www.nwpendleton.com; www.facebook.com/ indianblanket OSKA Seattle OSKA is an internationally recognized designer label for women’s clothing. Creativity, quality and sustainability are trademarks of the OSKA brand. 1322 Fifth Ave; 206-209-5401; www.oska.de/ en/news; www.facebook.com/ oskaseattle; www.twitter.com/ oskaseattle

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The Outlet Collection Over 130 stores known for value: Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Old Navy, Ann Taylor Factory Store. 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn; 253-833-9500; www.supermall. com; www.facebook.com/ outletseattle Pacific Place Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Coach, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Barneys New York, restaurants, cinemas and much more. 600 Pine St, Ste 228; 206-652-1300; www.pacificplaceseattle.com; www.facebook.com/pacificplaceseattle; www.twitter.com/ pacific_place Pike Place Merchants Association Over 250 merchants, 100 farmers, 100 street performers, and 200 craftspeople conduct business in this 9 acre monument to ethnic and economic diversity. TDD 93 Pike St, Ste 312; 206587-0351; www.pikeplacemarketnews.com; www.twitter.com/ pike_place Reebok Outlet Save up to 65% off on an incredible selection of Reebok footwear, apparel, and accessories for the entire family. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 525, Tulalip; 360716-3510; www.premiumoutlets. com/index.asp REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) High-quality gear and clothing for your outdoor adventures. Visit our web or call for stores in Bellingham, Alderwood/Lynnwood, Redmond, Southcenter/Tukwila and Tacoma. 222 Yale Ave N; 206-223-1944; www.rei.com/ seattle; www.facebook.com/rei; www.twitter.com/rei Rockport Outlet Save up to 65% off incredible Rockport footwear for men and women! Style made comfortable! 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 737, Tulalip; 360-657-5077; www. premiumoutlets.com/outlets/ store_listing.asp?id=71 Romax Comfort Shoes At Romax Shoes we provide excellent service and comfortable, stylish European walking shoes for both men and women. 1406 First Ave; 206-389-8677; www.romaxcomfortshoes.com; www.facebook.com/romaxshoes sandylew sandylew is a women’s clothing boutique showcasing fun, edgy, clothing from home and abroadembracing the motto “having fun getting dressed!” 1408 First Ave; 206-903-0303; www. sandylew.com Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery Watch live glassblowing and visit our glass gallery featuring handblown artwork, sinks and lighting made on-site. Classes and workshops available. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm. 2227 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2181; www.seattleglassblowing.com; www.facebook. com/pages/seattle-glassblowing-studio/110702328952524 Seattle Premium Outlets Discover 110 designer and name-brand outlets. Located off Interstate-5 at Exit 202. 30 minutes north of Seattle adjacent to Tulalip Casino. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-6543000; www.premiumoutlets. com/seattle; www.facebook. com/premiumoutlets; www.twitter.com/premiumoutlets

Seattle Shirt Company We have the most impressive collection of souvenir Seattle t-shirts and sweatshirts ranging from Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, Sounders, Seattle bands, etc. in the city. Mon - Fri 9:30am6pm. 725 Pike St; 206-623-6387; www.seattleshirt.com; www. facebook.com/seattleshirt Simple Life A locally owned specialty store supporting small designers of natural fiber clothing. If you are looking for unique clothing and accessories, this is the store for you. 201 Pine St; 206-628-7077; www.simplelifeblog.com Simply Seattle Seattle’s largest selection of souvenirs and gifts like: Sleepless in Seattle; Grey’s Anatomy; Twilight; Deadliest Catch. 1600 First Ave; 206-448-2207; www. simplyseattle.com; www.facebook.com/simplyseattle So Much Yarn Wonderful selection of quality yarns, needles, books, and accessories for knitting and crocheting. Open daily on second floor above Cost Plus. 2107 Elliott Ave, Ste 204; 206-443-0727; www. somuchyarn.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-giftgourmet/219820838039961#!/ pages/so-muchyarn/178337432319?fref=ts Starbucks Coffeegear Store Visit the Starbucks Coffeegear store for authentic Starbucks apparel, gifts and collectables. 2401 Utah Ave S; 888-7254507; www.starbuckscoffeegear. com; www.facebook.com/ starbucks Tiffany & Co. The world’s premier jeweler since 1837, Tiffany & Co. offers stunning creations and elegance that will always be cherished. 600 Pine St; 206-264-1400; www.tiffany.com; www.facebook. com/tiffany; www.twitter.com/ tiffanyandco Timbuk2 Timbuk2 is a manufacturer of custom and ready-made bags and accessories. Our cycling roots and love of all things urban inform our design decisions to make products that work hard for you. 1532 Seventh Ave; 206-489-2102; www.timbuk2. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ timbuk2; www.twitter.com/ timbuk2seattle Tommy Hilfiger at The Seattle Premium Outlets Woman’s wear, men’s wear, kid’s wear, accessories, classic American fashion. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 700, Tulalip; 360654-3863; www.tommy.com Top Ten Toys New, traditional, fun & educational toys. Puppets, science kits, travel toys & more. Open 7 days a week at Pacific Place Center & Greenwood. 124 N 85th St; 206-782-0098; www. toptentoys.com; www.facebook. com/toptentoys; www.twitter. com/toptentoys Topper’s European Floral Design Florists & Balloon Art. Voted best florist in Seattle 2006 and 2007 by CitySearch. Stunning florals with distinguished service. 411 University St; 206-622-6330; www.toppersfloral.com; www. facebook.com/toppersfloral University Village Over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Crate and

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Barrel, J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Anthropologie. 2623 NE University Village; 206-523-0622; www. uvillage.com; www.facebook. com/#!/uvillageseattle?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/uvillage Westfield Southcenter Over 240 Stores, 10 restaurants, fast-casual dining terrace and a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX. Located just 5 minutes north of Seatac and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. 633 Southcenter; 206-246-7400; www.westfield.com/southcenter; www.facebook.com/westfieldsc; www.twitter.com/westfieldsc Westlake Center Four levels of shopping excitement and dining options! With direct access to the Seattle Monorail and Seattle transit tunnel. 1601 Fifth Ave, Ste 610; 206-467-1600; www.westlakecenter.com; www.facebook.com/ westlakecenter

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American Express TRS Co., Inc. Card services and sales. 5114 Pt. Fosdick Dr NW, Ste E, PMB 294, Gig Harbor; 800-609-8307; www. americanexpress.com; www. facebook.com/americanexpress; www.twitter.com/americanexpress Wells Fargo Wells Fargo has 11 branches in Seattle with an International Teller Site where you can purchase foreign currency in person. Please contact the location for specific currency availability and to confirm store hours. 503-8861280; www.wellsfargo.com; www. facebook.com/wellsfargo; www. twitter.com/wellsfargo

Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Resources

The Alliance for Pioneer Square Where Seattle begins! Visit Seattle’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Thriving with restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, antique shops and museums. 310 First Ave S, Ste 238; 206-667-0687; www.pioneersquare.org; www.facebook. com/allianceforpioneersquare; www.twitter.com/pioneersquare Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle with wonderful dining and shops. It’s a great escape for bikers, birders, sailors and walkers. 395 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-8423700; www.bainbridgechamber. com; www.facebook.com/ bainbridgechamber; www.twitter. com/bainbridgecofc Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Preserving downtown as the heart of our community! Great annual events, unique local shops. Visit Bainbridge Island’s Mainstreet: M-F 9-5. 120 Madrone Ln N, Ste 203, Bainbridge Island; 206-8422982; www.bainbridgedowntown.org; www.facebook.com/ bainbridgeislanddowntownassociation Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism A refreshing change - saltwater seaports, alpine lakes, majestic

Mt. Baker & Mt. Shuksan, skiing, historic communities, golfing, festivals and more. Open 7 days a week, year-round. 904 Potter St, Bellingham; 360-671-3990; www.bellingham. org; www.facebook.com/#!/ bellinghamchamber?fref=ts Belltown Business Association Belltown Business Association commits to fostering and promoting the vitality and vibrancy of America’s greatest neighborhood. 2608 Second Ave, PMB 290; 206-268-4013; www. belltownba.org; www.facebook. com/belltownba; www.twitter. com/belltownba Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Open everyday 9am to 2pm. Located next to Camano Island Coffee Roasters and Camano Island Marketplace. 848 Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island; 360629-7136; www.camanoisland. org; www.facebook.com/ pages/camano-island-chamber/289535041113305 Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce A community organization showcasing Capitol Hill. Seattle’s most unique and diverse neighborhood for arts, nightlife, dining and shopping. 1641 Nagle Pl; 206-328-6646; www.caphillchamber.org; www.facebook. com/capitolhillchamber Cascade Loop Scenic Highway Begins 28 miles north of Seattle, spectacular wilderness scenery, unique attractions, fresh air activities, comfortable accommodations, free 64 page travel guide. PO Box 3245, Wenatchee; 509-662-3888; www.cascadeloop.com; www.facebook.com/ cascadeloopscenichighway Chinatown-International District BIA Represents nearly 400 businesses in the Chinatown/International District. Producer of the annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Summer Festival. 507 S King St; 206-382-1197; www. cidbia.org; www.facebook.com/ iheartid City of Bothell Exploring the Great Northwest is your obsession. Being your base camp next to Seattle is ours! Hotel rates up to 30% less. 18305 101st Ave NE, Bothell; 425-486-3256; www.explorebothell.com; www.facebook.com/ explorebothell; www.twitter.com/ cityofbothell City of Edmonds Economic Development Art, public beaches, boutiques, bird watching, galleries, cafes, festivals, summer market, underwater dive park, performing arts center, award winning marina, just minutes north of Seattle. 121 Fifth Ave N, Edmonds; 425-7757724; www.visitedmondswa.com City of Federal Way There’s something for everyone, from nature lovers to competitive athletes, and all close to shopping, dining and lodging. 33325 Eighth Ave S, Federal Way; 253-835-7000; www.federalway. org; www.facebook.com/cityoffederalway; www.twitter.com/ wafederalway City of Kirkland Panoramic waterfront with beaches, parks, marinas and historic downtown. Fine dining, boutique hotels and vibrant arts scene ensure sophisticated flair. 123 Fifth Ave, Kirkland; 425-5873000; www.explorekirkland.com;

www.facebook.com/explorekirkland#!/explorekirkland/info City of Lynnwood 15 miles north of Seattle, destination shopping, outdoor recreation, nearby beaches, dining, lodging 30% less than downtown. 4114 198th St SW, Ste 7, Lynnwood; 425-670-5043; www.lynnwoodtourism.com City of Port Townsend Authentic charm of a Victorian Seaport with its maritime heritage and touch of urban chic awaits you in Port Townsend! 440 12th St, Port Townsend; 360385-2722; www.enjoypt.com; www.facebook.com/ptguide; www.twitter.com/enjoypt City of Sequim Surrounded by natural beauty and small town charm, experience Sequim’s friendly faces, local lavender, unique shops and thriving arts community. 1192 E Washington St, Sequim; 360683-6197; www.visitsunnysequim.com; www.facebook.com/ sequimwagov?fref=ts City of Snoqualmie - Visitor Information Center The Visitor Information Center in Historic Snoqualmie has friendly staff, local attractions and restaurant information, and maps. Open 7 days/week. 38767 SE River St, Snoqualmie; 425-8881555; www.snovalley.org; www. facebook.com/cityofsnoqualmie Clinton Chamber of Commerce The Gateway to Whidbey Island. The purpose of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce is to unite and support local businesses through communications, programs, events, and services that contribute to a vibrant community in Clinton. PO Box 444, Clinton; 360-341-3929; www.discoverclintonwa.com; www.facebook.com/discoverclintonwa Columbia FunMap Inc. Publishers of Gay/Lesbian travel guides/maps. Custom cartography and graphic design. 221 Rutgers St, Maplewood, NJ; 973275-1700; www.funmaps.com Coupeville Chamber of Commerce One of the oldest communities in the State of Washington, Coupeville sits in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. Stroll through Puget Sound’s oldest Wharf, Island County Museum, art galleries and shops in town or dine in local restaurants, stay in our unique bed & breakfasts. 905 NW Alexander St, Coupeville; 360-678-5434; www.coupevillechamber.com; www.facebook. com/pages/central-whidbeychamber-of-commercecwcc/153507378017251 Destination Media Alliance Find more things to do in Washington State with our Scenic Washington travel planner, Scenic Byways Guide and the Washington State Wine Tour Guide. 425 N 85th St; 206-4430445; www.destinationmediaalliance.com; www.facebook. com/pages/destination-mediaalliance/136989419734901 Discover Burien Burien offers hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, bars, and many service businesses. Our downtown plays host to numerous events each year. 620 SW 150th Ave, Ste B, Burien; 206433-2882; www.discoverburien.com; www.facebook.com/discov-

erburienwa; www.twitter.com/ discoverburien Discover Selah Tourism Escape for a day to explore central Washington’s sunshine along the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway. Experience outdoor recreation adventures, wildlife viewing and agricultural delights. 216 S First St, Selah; 509-698-7300; www.discoverselah.com; www.facebook. com/pages/discover-selahtourism/192852167410230; www. twitter.com/?lang=en&logged_ out=1#!/search/realtime/discoverselah Downtown Bellingham Partnership Experience the variety of local public art, shopping, fine dining and cultural entertainment available in downtown Bellingham. Visitor Center open Mon-Fri 10 am-6pm and Sat 11am-3pm. 114 W Magnolia St, Ste 105, Bellingham; 360-527-8710; www. downtownbellingham.com; www. facebook.com/downtownbellinghampartnership; www.twitter. com/downtownbham Downtown Seattle Association The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a member-based non-profit organization that champions a healthy, vibrant urban core. By advocating on behalf of businesses, non-profit, arts and residential interests throughout Downtown Seattle, DSA ensures that Downtown is a world-class place to live, work, shop and play. 600 Stewart St, Ste 200; 206-623-0340; www. downtownseattle.org; www. facebook.com/downtownseattle; www.twitter.com/downtownseattle Forks Chamber of Commerce Free travel information and assistance for the “REST of the Olympic Peninsula” including Kalaloch, La Push, Sekiu, Neah Bay and Hoh Rain Forest. 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks; 360-374-2531; www.forkswa.com Gig Harbor, The Maritime City Visit Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, less than an hour from Seattle. Stay, meet, play in Gig Harbor. 3510 Grandview St, Gig Harbor; 253-853-3554; www. gigharborguide.com; www.facebook.com/gigharborguide; www. twitter.com/gigharborguide Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce Nestled between Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay, Freeland is the retail & financial center of South Whidbey Island, Washington. 5575 Harbor Ave, Freeland; 360331-1980; www.freeland-wa.org Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Call or visit our website for vacation and relocation information about Poulsbo, WA. Little Norway on the Fjord. 19351 Eighth Ave, Ste 108, Poulsbo; 360-779-4999; www.poulsbochamber.com; www.facebook.com/poulsbochamber; www.twitter.com/ poulsbochamber Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) GSBA combines business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT community and those that support equality for all. 400 E Pine St, Ste 322; 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org; www.facebook. com/thegsba.org; www.twitter. com/gsba

Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Promotes business, encourages cooperative relationships with government agencies, organizations and provides visitor information and publications. Open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. 17401 133rd Ave NE, Woodinville; 425-4818300; www.woodinvillechamber. org; www.facebook.com/pages/ woodinville-chamber-of-commerce/259347489686 Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Minutes from Seattle. Lodging, great restaurants, world-class theater, art galleries, chocolate factory, fish hatchery, antique shops, boutiques, Salmon Days Festival and more! Exit 17 from I-90. 155 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-392-7024; www.issaquahchamber.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ the-greater-issaquah-chamberof-commerce/112463128764840; www.twitter.com/issaquahchamber Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau Come see us in Juneau, Alaska! Glaciers, whales, and wilderness adventures are a quick 2-hour flight from Seattle. Don’t wait! 800 Glacier Ave, Ste 201, Juneau, AK; 907-586-1737; www.traveljuneau.com; www.facebook.com/ traveljuneau; www.twitter.com/ traveljuneau KCR Media Group, Inc. A Korean communications company in Seattle. Free Korean weekly newspaper Kyocharo providing community business information; telephone directory (BlueBook); Korean Seattle guide and map. 23416 Hwy 99, Ste A, Edmonds; 425-774-1004; www. seattlekcr.com; www.twitter. com/kcrmedia Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau Visitor information for Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Port Gamble center open daily 9am4:30pm. 9481 Silverdale Way, Ste 281, Silverdale; 800-3370580; www.visitkitsap.com; www. facebook.com/kitsapvcb; www. twitter.com/visitkitsap Langley Chamber of Commerce History meets hip in Langley. This seaside village is where you can experience everything from blowing glass to talking with coffee roasters, artists and winemakers. Langley offers a tranquil getaway with its expansive views of the Cascades and Saratoga Passage. 208 Anthes Ave, Langley; 360-221-6765; www. visitlangley.com; www.twitter. com/visitlangley Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce Our Bavarian Village has year-round festivals, unlimited outdoor recreation and the most spectacular scenery in the State. Come play! PO Box 327, Leavenworth; 509-548-5807; www.leavenworth.org; www.facebook.com/leavenworthwa; www.twitter.com/leavenworth_wa Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Discovery Awaits! A 28 mile sand beach, ocean view lodging, restaurants, museums, attractions, lighthouses, galleries, trails, boardwalk, birding and more! 3914 Pacific Hwy, Seaview; 360642-2400; www.funbeach.com; www.facebook.com/longbeach-

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peninsula; www.twitter.com/ funbeachcom Mount St. Helens Cowlitz County Gateway to Mount St. Helens. Easy access from I-5 to 4 Visitors Centers. Dining. Seasonal helicopter flights. 1900 Seventh Ave, Longview; 360-577-3137; www.visitmtsthelens.com; www. facebook.com/mtsthelens Northwest Attractions Council Publisher of guides and maps for northwest tourist industry. Seattle’s Best Map, Kitsap Adventure Map, NW Waterways Map, Colorado Adventure Map. PO Box 460, Tracyton; 360-4798384; www.attractionmaps.com Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau We are a great location for conventions, festivals, and leisure travel. Have a Thumbs Up! Experience in Thurston County, WA. 103 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia; 360-704-7544; www.visitolympia. com; www.facebook.com/ olympiavcb?ref=stream&group_ id=0; www.twitter.com/visitolympia Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau Travel information for the Olympic Peninsula. Get all the details you need for a great visit! Email or call for free maps, lodging and travel information today! PO Box 670, Port Angeles; 360-4528552; www.olympicpeninsula. org; www.facebook.com/olympicpeninsula; www.twitter.com/ visitolympics OneRedmond A private-public partnership for economic and community development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership with the City of Redmond. 16210 NE 80th St, Redmond; 425-885-4014; www.oneredmond.org; www.facebook.com/ oneredmondwa; www.twitter. com/cityofredmond Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Discover Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands! Explore Moran State Park, hiking, biking, superb dining, and scenery beyond compare. 65 N Beach Rd, Eastsound; 360-376-2273; www. orcasislandchamber.com; www. facebook.com/orcasisland; www. twitter.com/orcaschamber Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority The PDA serves as caretaker and steward of the city’s historic Public Market Center. 85 Pike St, Rm 500; 206-682-7453; www. pikeplacemarket.org; www.twitter.com/pike_place Pocket Picks, LLC Pocket sized cards featuring information and offers for restaurants, shopping & attractions. Free at 150 hotels in the area. 218 Main St, Ste 724, Kirkland; 425298-7558; www.pocketpicks.com Port Gamble Weddings & Events - Olympic Property Group Situated on scenic Kitsap Peninsula, this historic destination features spectacular waterfront views. Experience outdoor recreation, weddings, festivals, lodging, dining, live theater and great shopping. PO Box 85, Port Gamble; 360-297-7251; www. portgamble.com Preview: The Gallery Guide Preview: The Gallery Guide lists and reviews current exhibitions at art galleries and museums throughout Washington State,

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Oregon, British Columbia and Alberta. PO Box 549, Station A, Vancouver, BC; 604-254-1405; www.preview-art.com Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Nestled on Lake Washington’s south shore and only minutes from Downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Sea-Tac Airport. Discover Renton’s value, selection and convenience. 300 Rainier Ave N, Renton; 425-226-4560; www.gorenton.com; www.facebook.com/rentonchamber San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island’s (and town of Friday Harbor) official source for lodging, whale watching, kayaking, galleries, etc. PO Box 1330, Friday Harbor; 360-378-9551; www.visitsanjuans.com; www.facebook. com/visitsanjuans; www.twitter. com/visitsjislands Seattle Southside Visitor Services Looking for the perfect Seattle area getaway? Look no further than Seattle Southside. It is just minutes from downtown without the downtown price. 3100 S 176th St; 206-575-2489; www. seattlesouthside.com; www. facebook.com/seattlesouthside; www.twitter.com/seattlesouthside Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Floor (7th & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market (1st & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Silverdale Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Free visitor, business and relocation information. Travel planning assistance, recommendations, maps, brochures, guest business center, Wi-Fi. Silverdale waterfront, Kitsap Peninsula. 3100 Bucklin Hill Rd, Ste 107, Silverdale; 360-692-6800; www.silverdalechamber.com; www.facebook.com/silverdale. washington Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Minutes north of Seattle; hotel rates 40% less! Home to the Boeing Tour, Seattle Premium Outlets, nature-tours, river rafting. 1133 164th St SW, Ste 204, Lynnwood; 425-348-5802; www. snohomish.org; www.facebook. com/pages/snohomish-countytourism-bureau/135609187927; www.twitter.com/#!/snocotourism South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce An exciting, rapidly changing neighborhood in the heart of Seattle. Take the streetcar to Lake Union Park, restaurants & shopping. 305 Ninth Ave N,

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Ste C; 206-547-2577; www. sluchamber.org; www.facebook. com/sluchamber Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department The Squaxin Island Tribal Tourism Department invites you to discover our museum’s exciting exhibits. Stay, play or golf at the Little Creek Casino! 3591 Old Olympic Hwy, Shelton; 360-4323838; www.squaxinislandtourism.com Tacoma Visitor Information Center Info on lodging, dining, shopping, sightseeing, attractions, entertainment and service in Tacoma + Pierce County. Free visitor guides, maps and brochures. Mon-Sat 9-5pm. Sun 12-5pm. 1119 Pacific Ave, Ste 1400, Tacoma; 253-627-2836; www. traveltacoma.com; www.facebook.com/traveltacoma; www.twitter.com/traveltacoma The Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Nestled at the water’s edge, Oak Harbor sits on Whidbey on the shores of the Puget Sound just seven miles south of the majestic Deception Pass Bridge. 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor; 360675-3755 ; www.oakharborchamber.com; www.facebook. com/oakharborchamber Tourism Victoria Discover Victoria, Canada for an enchanting island getaway with a picturesque harbour, historic downtown, hip culinary scene and outdoor adventures. 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC; 250-9532033; www.tourismvictoria.com; www.facebook.com/tourismvictoriafan; www.twitter.com/ victoriavisitor Tourism Walla Walla Visit Walla Walla is a unique destination for leisure or business travel with an historic downtown, antiques, museums and art in the middle of wine country. 8 S Second Ave, Ste 603, Walla Walla; 509-525-8799; www.wallawalla.org Tourmap Co. Tourmap Company is a leading creator of destination maps for cities worldwide. PO Box 16253; 206-932-2506; www.tourmap. com Travel Host of Seattle Western Washington Largest “in-room” hotel travel magazine, in over 800 cities nationwide. Your “what to do” visitor connection. PO Box 9384; 206-200-4101; www.travelhost. com Travel Media Group Distributors of HotelCoupons, targeted to the value conscious traveler. 108 First Ave, Kingston, PA; 757-351-7614; www.travelmediagroup.net Travel Portland Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots or designer heels you’ll find plenty of suitable destinations to explore. Welcome to Portland! 701 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR; 503-275-9750; www.travelportland.com; www. facebook.com/travelportland; www.twitter.com/travelportland Tri-Cities Visitors & Convention Bureau The Tri-Cities is located in beautiful southwestern Washington where three rivers converge in the ‘Heart of Washington Wine Country.’ 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Ste B, Kennewick; 509-735-8486; www.

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visittri-cities.com; www.facebook.com/tricitieswashinton; www.twitter.com/tricitieswa Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office Visit Vancouver USA and experience the rich history, unparalled attractions, and scenic beauty. Contact us for a free visitor guide. 101 E Eighth St, Ste 240, Vancouver; 360-750-1553; www. visitvancouverusa.com; www. facebook.com/visitvancouverusa; www.twitter.com/vancouver_usa Visit Rainier Discover lodging, trip planning, road conditions, and winter recreation in mountain communities on this official website for Mt. Rainier. PO Box 434, Ashford; 360-748-4514; www. visitrainier.com; www.facebook. com/visitrainier; www.twitter. com/visitmtrainier Visit Spokane Spokane All the big city amenities you could wish for, plus fabulous natural beauty, and 260 sunny days each year. Contact us for things to do, shopping, recreation, dining, and lodging. 801 W Riverside, Ste 301, Spokane; 509-624-1341; www.visitspokane.com; www.facebook.com/ visitspokane; www.twitter.com/ visitspokane Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism Year round island vacations; arts, cultural heritage, recreation, whale-watching and culinary agritourism. Home of world famous Penn Cove mussels. Just 25 miles north of Seattle. Family and pet friendly. PO Box 365, Coupeville; 360-320-3928; www.whidbeycamanoislands. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/gowhidbeycamanoislands/152362541481627; www. twitter.com/gowhidbeycamano Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau The Yakima Valley is one of the world’s top agricultural growing regions boasting award-winning wine and farm fresh experiences. 10 N Eighth St, Yakima; 509575-3010; www.visityakima.com; www.facebook.com/visityakima; www.twitter.com/yakimavalley

Medical & Dental

Elizabeth S. Finnessy, DDS Dr. Elizabeth Finnessy practices dentistry in downtown Seattle’s Medical Dental Building. 509 Olive Way, Ste 1132; 206-4479397; www.finnessydental.com Gateway Dental Centre of Seattle G.Glenn Buchanan, DDS,PS & John Y. Kim, DDS Full service state of the art dental practice dedicated to quality patient care and comfort. Emergencies and new patients welcomed. 700 Fifth Ave, Ste 1616; 206-343-8929; www. gatewaydentalcentre.com Regence BlueShield Regence is a nonprofit health care company. We offer individual and group medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Medicare and other government programs, and pharmacy benefit management. 1800 Ninth Ave; 206-322-5806; www.regence. com Seattle Eye M.D.s Seattle Sunglass Co. Optical. Eye exams, contact lenses, emergency eye care, cataract and laser eye surgery (LASIK). Designer eyewear, prescription sunglasses, and

custom services. 523 Pine St, Ste 200; 206-652-9000; www. eyemds.net

Multimedia

Comcast Business Class Provides Metro Ethernet fiber solutions, internet, telephone, and video services to residence and business customers in Western, WA and Spokane. 1525 75th St SW, Everett; 425-2635309; www.comcast.com/ business FedEx Office Volume copies, full color copies, signs, binding, digital output, FAX, and computer services. Open Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-9pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 735 Pike St, Suite 11-13; 206467-1767; www.fedexkinkos.com FedEx Office - Seattle Sheraton Business Center Professional, full service, printing and convention services: programs, flyers, agendas, signs, banners, installation, fulfillment, location consultation, shipping, packaging, special requests. 1400 Sixth St, Fl 2; 206-467-5885 ; www.fedex.com/ conventions FedEx Office at The Westin Seattle Hotel Visit the on-site FedEx Office Print and Ship Center conveniently located at The Westin Seattle Hotel and access a nationwide network of printing and shipping solutions. 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-441-5116; www.fedex.com/us/office/services/conventions/locations/ westin-seattle.html InterChange Media Art Productions 9:00am-5:00pm Monday- Friday. Video production, TV commercials, music videos, post production, online videos, editing services, social media videos. 1205 E Pike St, Ste BF; 206-3242000; www.interchangemedia. com KING 5 & KONG Television KING 5 Television is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the community we live and work in. 333 Dexter Ave N; 206-448-5555; www. king5.com; www.twitter.com/ king5seattle Paradigm Communications Group Publisher of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air In-flight magazines. 2701 First Ave, Ste 250; 206-4415871; www.paradigmcg.com STQRY Explore Seattle with the free STQRY mobile app – discover art, culture, history, attractions – then continue using the app inside venues! 5657 42nd Ave SW; 206-390-1028; www.stqry. com; www.facebook.com/stqryapp; www.twitter.com/stqry The Seattle Times The Northwest’s best newspaper, independent and privately owned since 1896. Winner of 9 Pulitzer Prizes. PO Box 70; 206-4643248; www.seattletimes.com; www.twitter.com/seattletimes

Photography & Video

Alabastro Photography Professional event photography company for Corporate and Non-Profit organizations. Conferences, conventions, meetings, entertainment, public relations, headshots and stage performances. 3518 Fremont Ave

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N, Ste 197; 206-280-8510; www.alabastro.photoshelter.com Julie Van Tosh Photography Photography portrait, event, editorial, corporate, travel, architecture, vacation documentary, scenic industrial, stock, black & white, commercial, urban. 425-248-8064; www.redbubble. com/people/julievt; www.facebook.com/julievantoshphotography; www.twitter.com/jvtphoto Shark & Yeti Photography Shark & Yeti Photography specializes in photography for events big and small. From national corporate conferences to small private parties, we make sure your event is fully covered with memorable images and fun photographers. 2655 Eighth Ave W; 206-271-9384; www.sharkandyeti.com; www.facebook. com/sharkandyeti; www.twitter. com/sharkandyeti Third Eye-Imaging Professional Paparazzi and adventure guide to capture your personal vacation experiences. 2221 70th Ave W, University Place; 360-981-5379; ww.thirdeye-imaging.com; www. facebook.com/third-eye-imaging-commercial-photography

Salon, Spa & Fitness

Excellence Health & Fitness Personal Training, Nutritional Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Mental Health, full group exercise schedule, and Healthy Café. Be Excellence, Join us. 400 Dexter Ave N; 206251-2818; www.excellencefitness. com; www.facebook.com/excellence.health.and.fitness; www. twitter.com/#!/excellencesea Julep Nail Parlor Enjoy luxurious, all-natural manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. Open 7 days. Online scheduling at www.myjulep.com. 1427 Fifth Ave; 206-985-0088; www.myjulep.com; www.twitter. com/julepmaven Olympus Spa Recently selected as the favorite local spa by the Seattle Times, Olympus Spa offers women a welcoming atmosphere devoted to the restoration of the body, mind and soul. 3815 196th St SW, Ste 160, Lynnwood; 425-6973000; www.olympusspa.com; www.twitter.com/olympusspa Tulalip Resort Casino Luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-716-6000; www.tulalipresort. com; www.facebook.com/tulalipresortcasino Ummelina International Day Spa Massage, facials, wet body treatments, baths, nail care, herbal remedies, natural gifts. Sun-Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm; Fri-Sat 8:00am-9:00pm. Parking available nights/weekends. 1525 Fourth Ave; 206-624-1370; www. ummelina.com; www.twitter. com/ummelinaspa Vida Spa, The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Because every guest has unique needs, Vida offers a range of body therapies, wraps, exfoliations and facials. Open daily 9am-9pm. 900 Lenora St, Ste 200; 206-515-6886; www. vidaspas.com; www.twitter.com/ vidaspa

Ticket Services

Brown Paper Tickets Brown Paper Tickets offers tickets to Seattle’s best events. From walking tours to sports to stage performances, we ticket anything! 220 Nickerson St; 800838-3006; www.brownpapertickets.com; www.facebook.com/ brownpapertickets; www.twitter. com/bptsea

Tour Operators

A Weekend in Seattle Specializing in weekend packages in the Emerald City to Canadian visitors. Great city tours, casino bus, hotel only, concierge services. MC VISA. Box 207, 2116 SW 152nd St, Seahurst; 206-395-2165; www.aweekendinseattle.com; www.facebook. com/aweekendinseattle; www. twitter.com/weekendseattle Azumano International Seattle We specialize in customizing tours for groups as well as individuals and can help design your vacation of a lifetime. 1511 Third Ave; 206-623-7060; www. azumanointernational.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ azumano-international#!/ azumanointernational?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/azumanointl EverGreen Escapes Authentic and upscale northwest escapes. Naturalist guided small group tours, private journeys and corporate retreats - “Calendar of Escape Routes” online! 801 S Fidalgo St, Ste 110; 206-650-5795; www. evergreenescapes.com; www. facebook.com/pages/evergreenescapes/141925999195069; www.twitter.com/evergreenescape Ibike Tours Inc. Custom tours. Pick a route. Travel at your own pace. Learn fascinating things about the history and culture. Year round. 4887 Columbia Drive S; 206767-0848; www.ibike.org/ibike/ seattle Geoteaming Geoteaming features an exciting GPS based walking tour for fun & team building. See Seattle through this unforgettable experience. PO Box 25022; 206363-1515; www.geoteaming.com; www.twitter.com/geoteaming P.U.R.E. Travel Collaborative Connecting visitors with sustainable and experiential travel experiences in the Pacific Northwest. 801 S Fidalgo St, Ste 110; 206-650-5795; www. puretravelnw.org Pacific Tours NW A family owned tour company providing all inclusive coach tours of varied length in Washington and Oregon states. PO Box 234, Poulsbo; 206-947-7825; www.pacifictoursnw.com; www. facebook.com/pacifictoursnw; www.twitter.com/pnw_tours Road Dog Tours Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3hours/3 breweries. 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112; 206-2499858; www.roaddogtours.com; www.twitter.com/seabrewerytour Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique train vacation packages on four distinctive rail routes on three rail journeys into the Canadian Rockies. 101-369 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC;

604-606-7200; www.rockymountaineer.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301; 206209-5485; www.savorseattletours.com; www.facebook.com/ savorseattlefoodtours; www. twitter.com/savorseattle Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. 12721 Renton Ave S; 206-725-4483; www.seattlefoodtours.com; www. twitter.com/seattlefoodtour Victoria Clipper Clipper Vacations Customized group or FIT tour packages/itineraries for Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, San Juan Islands. Transportation, accommodations, sightseeing. receptive services. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69; 206-448-5000; www.clippervacations.com; www. facebook.com/clippervacation; www.twitter.com/clippervacation Waterways Cruises & Events Come aboard our luxurious fleet of dining yachts and discover Seattle’s unique waterways. Join a scheduled theme cruise or custom charter your event. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; www.waterwayscruises.com; www.facebook.com/waterwayscruises; www.twitter.com/ waterwayscruise

Travel Planning

AAA Washington Free maps and TourBooks for members. Full-service travel agency, insurance agency and travel store for the public. 1523 15th Ave W; 425-462-2222; www.aaawa.com; www.facebook. com/pages/aaa-washington/114561725224876; www. twitter.com/aaa_washington Annie’s Nannies For nearly 30 years, we’ve matched professional, prescreened Nannies and Babysitters for event childcare and hotel guests in the Puget Sound. 2236 NW 58th St, Ste 101; 206-7848462; www.aniseattle.com; www. facebook.com/anniesnanniesinc; www.twitter.com/anniesnannies Booking.com Booking.com helps travelers of all backgrounds easily discover, book, and enjoy the best places to stay in the world. 33 New Montgomery St, Fifth Fl, San Francisco, CA; 206-262-8060; www.booking.com; www.facebook.com/bookingcom; www. twitter.com/bookingcom Cruise Specialists Providing acclaimed personal travel services including cruise and tour experiences since 1987. Open Daily, 8am-5:30pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. 221 First Ave W, Ste 210; 206-285-5600; www.cruisespecialists.com; www.facebook.com/cruisespecialists; www.twitter.com/ worldcruises Hotel Tonight Everyday at noon local time, Hotel Tonight offers last minute hotel deals on smartphones and tablets. 901 Market St, Ste 301, San Francisco, CA; 415-2238038; www.hoteltonight.com;

www.facebook.com/hoteltonight; www.twitter.com/hoteltonight Orbitz Worldwide Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable travelers to plan, research and book travel products. 500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL; 888656-4546; www.orbitz.com; www.facebook.com/orbitz; www. twitter.com/orbitz Pacific Northwest Journeys Custom itinerary planning for independent travelers to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. A Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. 6031B Fauntleroy Way SW; 206-9359730; www.pnwjourneys.com The Romance Muse Romantic event planning for couples. Services include dates, Northwest getaways, marriage proposals, anniversary parties and concierge membership. 121 Vine St; 206-552-4302; www.romancemuse.com; www. facebook.com/theromancemuse#!/pages/the-romancemuse/344727808930911?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/romancemuse Travelinsurety.com Travel insurance plan comparison web site. Research and compare a multitude of plans side by side for rate and coverage. PO Box 110998, Tacoma; 253-2677067; www.travelinsurety.com West Coast Entertainment West Coast Entertainment is the Northwest’s leading event planning company offering comprehensive event planning and coordination services for corporate events, private parties, fund raising events for non-profit organizations, recreational casino parties, high school graduation parties and proms. Call now and see why our clients trust West Coast Entertainment for their event needs. 2705 California Ave SW; 206-938-0569; www.wcent.com; www.facebook. com/westcoastentertainment; www.twitter.com/wcentevents

Visitor Info & Publications

4Culture Listen 4Culture cell phone tours of Public Art in King County; “Destination Heritage” visitor maps featuring historical sites, museums and tours in King County; and offer free art experiences. 101 Prefontaine Pl S; 206296-7580; www.4culture.org; www.facebook.com/4culture; www.twitter.com/4culture Art Guide Northwest Color art guide devoted to galleries, antiques and museums from Olympia to Bellingham. Published in April and October. 14419 Greenwood Ave N, PMB 422; 206-367-6831; www.artguidenw.com edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; www.edibleseattle.com; www.facebook. com/edibleseattle; www.twitter. com/edibleseattle Morris Visitor Publications WHERE Magazines Publishers of Where Magazine, Where Maps, Home Port Seattle, Where Guestbook and Where Quick Guide. 1904 Third Ave, Ste 623; 206-826-2670; www.wheretraveler.com; www.

facebook.com/morriscommunications; www.twitter.com/ morriscommco Puget Sound Attractions Council Call or write for free “Seattle Favorites” vacation guide brochure featuring 27 major attractions and discount coupons within greater Seattle-Tacoma area. 1006 Industry Dr; 206-623-8632; www.seattleattractions.com; www.twitter.com/seattle_tourism Seattle Magazine When visiting Seattle, act like a local and buy Seattle Magazine. When you need in-the-know insider’s information! 1518 First Ave S; 206-284-1750; www.seattlemag.com Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Insider’s guide to food & drinks, entertainment & the arts, recreation, interesting people & the good life in Seattle. 1201 Western Ave, Ste 425; 206-957-2234; www.seattlemet.com; www. facebook.com/seattlemet; www. twitter.com/seattlemet The Seattle Weekly The Seattle Weekly is the definitive source for information on news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews, and events in Seattle. 1008 Western Ave, Ste 300; 206-467-4351; www.seattleweekly.com; www.facebook.com/seattleweekly; www.twitter.com/seattleweekly Takuyo Corporation Publishers of telephone directory, guidebook and monthly information magazine YOUmaga and web portal all in Japanese. Web design and localization. 316 Maynard S, Ste 110; 206-6245777; www.jeninc.com

www.portseattle.org/seatac; www.twitter.com/portofseattle Southwest Airlines The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. 2702 Love Field Dr, Dallas, TX; 214-792-6443; www.southwest. com; www.twitter.com/southwestair United Airlines United operates an average of 5,820 daily flights to 373 airports. Visit united.com or call 800-UNITED-1 to book your travel. 233 S Wacker Dr, 16th Fl, Chicago, IL; 872-825-8928; www. united.com; www.twitter.com/ united

Bicycle Rentals

Seattle Cycling Tours Bicycle rentals by the hour, day, week or longer. Rentals include bikes, helmet, lock, map. Ask about our Local Tours. 714 Pike St; 206-356-5803; www.seattlecycling-tours.com; www.twitter. com/spoketour The Bicycle Repair Shop Your go-to destination for bicycle repair & rental. Self-guided tours offered. Located across from Coleman Dock & WA State Ferry Terminal. Drop in or call today! 928 Alaskan Way; 206-682-7057; www.thebicyclerepairshop.com

Parking & Valet

TRANSPORTATION

Impark Conveniently located near downtown attractions such as the Space Needle, Convention Center, EMP/SFM, Pacific Place, Qwest Field and more. 1700 Seventh Ave, Ste 106; 206-3811789; www.impark.com

Airlines & Services

Taxi Cabs

Alaska Airlines 24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 4454435. Alaska Airlines Vacations (800) 468-2248. TDD PO Box 68900; 206-433-3200; www.alaskaair.com; www.twitter.com/alaskaair Delta Air Lines Call any time for global travel reservations or assistance for Delta, Air France, KLM, or Alitalia airlines. TDD (800-831-4488) 800-221-1212; www.delta.com; www.facebook.com/delta?sk= app_202981673048835; www.twitter.com/delta Emirates Airlines Flying daily from Seattle to Dubai from Seatac Airport. Town office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Handling ticketing, corporate and group travel. 701 Pike St, Ste 1050; 206-6822760; www.emirates.com; www.facebook.com/emirates; www.twitter.com/emirates Ken’s Baggage & Frozen Storage Baggage storage and freezer storage at SeaTac Airport. Also UPS, FedEx, infant seat rental, notary public, ticket & key holding service, packaging supplies. 17801 International Blvd #3080b, Seattle, Rm G42B; 206-433-5333; www.kensbaggage.com Port of Seattle The Pacific Northwest’s aviation hub. Over 40 airlines, including 11 international. Full passenger services & concessions. Website has links to airlines. TDD 2711 Alaskan Way; 206-787-3383;

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Farwest Taxi 24-hour, 7-day computer dispatch service for passengers or packages. Since 1938--safe, reliable, courteous owner/drivers. Special SeaTac rates. Major credit cards. 2450 Sixth Ave S; 206-292-0569; www.farwesttaxi.net Orange Cab Company Your satisfaction is our success. The newest and cleanest fleet in Seattle. VISA, MC, AMEX. PO Box 68815; 206-444-0409; www. orangecab.net SideCar SideCar is a community driven, on-demand ridesharing app for your smartphone aka your whole new way to get around Seattle! Download the app and get a ride instantly: www.side.cr. 509-8445627; www.side.cr; www.twitter. com/sidecarsea Yellow Cab Fastest, most reliable taxi service from the Northwest’s largest taxi fleet. Express Airport Service, Package Delivery, 24-hour Dispatched taxis. VISA MC AMEX. 74 S Hudson St; 206622-7395; www.yellowtaxi.net

Trains

Amtrak Enjoy train travel on Amtrak Cascades, offering, Business Class, regional cuisine and frequent departures between Seattle, Portland and Vancouver BC. 303 S Jackson St; 800-USA-Rail; www.amtrak.com; www.facebook.com/amtrak; www.twitter. com/amtrak

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Sound Transit Link light rail runs 20 hours per day between SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle stations near hotels, restaurants and attractions. 401 S Jackson St; 206-398-5058; www.soundtransit.org; www.facebook.com/ soundtransit; www.twitter.com/ soundtransit

Vehicle & Motorcycle Rental

Avis Rent-a-Car Avis offers great rates and savings for corporate and leisure travelers! We try harder! 1011 Pike St; 206-223-3499; www.avis. com; www.twitter.com/avis Car2Go Car2Go provides a fleet of 330+ car sharing vehicles that can be rented on-demand 24 hours a day. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 24; 206-420-4684; www.seattle. car2go.com; www.facebook. com/car2go.seattle; www.twitter. com/car2go Dollar Rent A Car 5 convenient locations in Seattle area. Wide selection of clean, late model cars and vans. 24hrs, 7 days. Airport valet parking. 15858 Pacific Hwy S; 206-4336768; www.dollar.com; www. facebook.com/dollarcarrental; www.twitter.com/dollarcars EagleRider Motorcycle Rental EagleRider provides motorcycle and scooter rentals, GPS navigation rentals, tours, and free shuttle service. Open 7 days 9am-5pm. 13214 First Ave St, Burien; 206-256-1035; www. eaglerider.com; www.twitter. com/eaglerider Enterprise Rent A Car Many locations in the Puget Sound area. A large variety of vehicles, 12-15 passenger vans, low rates, free pick-up. 2116 Westlake Ave; 883826-6890; www.enterprise. com/car_rental/deeplinkmap. do?bid=002&cust=45n2000 National/Alamo Downtown Seattle Our brands continue to serve business and leisure travelers’ needs with friendly service and high-value vehicles conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 1301 Sixth Ave; 883-8266890; www.alamo.com; www. facebook.com/alamorentacar

Water Transportation

Alaska Marine Highway System See Alaska for an unforgettable adventure! Ride the state ferry in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while you enjoy 3,500 miles of spectacular coastline. Visit us online for routes, videos and more. 7559 N Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK; 907-228-7255; www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/index. shtml Black Ball Ferry Line Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. 430 Belleville St, Victoria, BC; 250-386-2202; www. cohoferry.com; www.facebook. com/mvcoho; www.twitter.com/ mvcoho Clipper Vacations Passenger ferry service - 2.5 hours Seattle to Victoria, BC year-round; San Juan Islands/ whale watching, seasonal. Day trips and overnight packages. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69; 206443-2560; www.victoriaclipper.

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com; www.facebook.com/clippervacation; www.twitter.com/ clippervacation King County Ferry District The King County Ferry District currently operates two routes: Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route and West Seattle/ Downtown Seattle route. W 1200 516 Third Ave; 206-296-1648; www.kingcountyferries.org Schooner Mallory Todd Sail Lake Union and Lake Washington on this classic, exquisitely furnished, 65-ft sailing schooner. Coast Guard-certified for up to 36 guests- Captain and Crew provided. 860 Terry Ave N; 206381-6919; www.sailseattle.com Washington State Ferries Operating 365 days a year; please call for fare and schedule information. Partial ; please call for details; TDD 2901 Third Ave, Ste 500; 206-4646400; www.wsdot.wa.gov/ ferries; www.facebook.com/ pages/washington-stateferries/181178065233265; www. twitter.com/wsferries

Bus & Motorcoach

Beeline Tours, Charters & Excursions Inbound receptive services include custom charters, creative excursions, pre and postcruise ship packages, step-on guides. Small and large groups. 12721 Renton Ave S; 206-6325162; www.beelinetours.com Bellair Charters - Airporter Shuttle Your event transportation specialists. We’ll assist you with corporate and special events. Luxury coaches, mini-buses and vans. Charters in US and Canada. 1416 Whitehorn St, Ferndale; 360-380-8800; www. bellaircharters.com; www.facebook.com/bellaircharters Butler Transportation Luxury Mini-coaches, Mercedes Sprinter Vans, SUVs, Sedans. Full-service Transportation Management. Exceptional Vehicle Quality and Customer Care. Planners’ preferred vendor. PO Box 77793; 425-883-0850; www.butlerseattle.com; www. facebook.com/butlerseattle Downtown Airporter Downtown Airporter offers direct 24-hour service from SeaTac to downtown Seattle, as low as $12.50 pp; hourly scheduled service to Bellevue. 800 SW 16th St; 425-981-7070; www. downtownairporter.com Gray Line of Seattle Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker. The best way to see downtown. Local sightseeing tours, Mt. Rainier, the Boeing Factory, and Canadian excursions. 4500 W Marginal Way SW; 206-626-5271; www.graylineofseattle.com Journey Lines Journey Lines is a family owned and operated motorcoach company specializing in quality transportation in the Seattle area since 1981. 3320 121st St SW, Lynnwood; 425-353-6285; www. journeylines.com; www.facebook. com/journeylines Metro Transit Bus service throughout Seattle & King County on over 180 different routes, including free ride area in downtown Seattle. For help with routes and schedules (206) 5533000. TTY (206-684-1739). 201 S Jackson St; 206-553-3000; www.kingcounty.gov/metro; www.twitter.com/kcmetrobus

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MTR Western Service is our focus. Expert driver/guides and coaches in showroom condition. Your experience will exceed your expectations. 16 W Harrison; 206-8387148; www.mtrwestern.com; www.twitter.com/mtrwestern Production Transport, Inc. Specialize in city wide shuttle bus systems. Also provide VIP services, airport meet and greet and special event transportation services. 21250 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 535, Torrance, CA; 310641-0900; www.prodtrans.com Puget Sound Coach Lines Serving the Great Northwest since 1984. Bilingual guides available. 9, 22, 47-49, 53-56 seat deluxe buses. Charters in U.S. and Canada. 809 W Main St, Auburn; 253-939-5811; www. pscoachlines.com Quick Coach Lines Ltd. Scheduled bus service, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, Tulalip, Bellingham Airport to Vancouver, BC. Pick-up at Vancouver major hotels or cruise dock. Charters. AMEX, MC, VISA. 8730 River Rd, Delta, BC; 604-940-4428; www.quickcoach.com Starline Luxury Coaches Luxury coaches, mini-buses and executive vans. Wheelchair accessible vehicles. Event transportation management/shuttle specialists. Prices to fit your budget. 9801 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S; 206-763-5817; www.discoverstarline.com

Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines The most popular cruise operation with 22 funships offering a wide variety of exciting itineraries from 3 to 12 days in length. 3655 NW 87th Ave, Miami, FL; 305-599-2600; www. carnival.com; www.acebook. com/carnival; www.twitter.com/ carnivalcruise Holland America Line, Inc. Cruises and tours to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Europe, South Pacific, more. Westmark Hotels, glass-domed trains. See your travel agent. 300 Elliott Ave W; 206-281-3535; www.hollandamerica.com Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Seven day cruises from Seattle to Alaska, May-September. See our website or call for more information. 7665 Corporate Center Dr, Miami, Fl; 305-4364762; www.ncl.com Un-Cruise Flexible 7-21 night voyages intended to inspire and satisfy your curious nature. Unrushed. Uncrowded. Unbelievable. 3826 18th Ave W; 206-284-0300; www. un-cruise.com; www.facebook. com/innerseadiscoveries; www. twitter.com/uncruise

Limousines, Town Cars, & Vans A Blackstone Limousine Inc. Blackstone Limousine services groups from 1 to 40 people. We offer executive car service, city and wine tours with professional personable chauffeurs. 15202 149th Ave SE, Renton; 206-3435466; www.blackstonelimo.com; www.facebook.com/blackstonelimo; www.twitter.com/blackstonelimo Bayview Limousine Services, Inc. Voted “The Best Limousine Service in America for 2007” by the National Limousine Association.

Chauffeured sedans, limousines, vans and SUVs. 15701 Nelson Pl St; 206-824-6200; www.bayviewlimo.com; www. facebook.com/pages/bayviewlimousine/153410770881 British Motor Coach, Inc. The classiest of tours, shopping excursions, & Woodinville wine tours in chauffeured vintage Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, et al. Modern vehicles also available. Major credit cards. 420 S Hinds St; 206-283-6600; www. bmclimo.com; www.twitter.com/ bmclimo Carey Chauffeured Services Choice not chance. 24 hour access to the world’s most trusted network of chauffeur driven limousines, sedans, vans and SUV’s. 1237 S Director St; 206-762-3517; www.carey.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ carey-worldwide-chauffeuredservices/85073278989 Onstar Limousine LLC Dedicated to providing a worldclass experience in transporting you to your destination in comfort, safety and style. 18961 108th Ln SE, Renton; 206-788-6990; www.onstarlimo.com Oz Car Service Fast, reliable transportation to and from the airport, flat rate in towncar or van. Available for hire. Group rates. Accept credit cards. 677 120th Ave NE, Ste 199, Bellevue; 206-271-6999; www. ozzyservices.com Seattle Shuttle Serving Seattle with personalized reliable transportation. Upscale executive vans for small groups and individuals. We bring convenience to your doorstep. 6721 Carleton Ave S; 206-4238388; www.seattleshuttle.net Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service Seattle’s best airport transportation: Share ride, private van, sedan, limo and bus service, sightseeing, wine tours; 24 hour service! 800 SW 16th St, Renton; 425-981-7070; www.shuttleexpress.com Uber Need a ride? Uber makes it super easy to get around Seattle with the tap of an app! 206-782-2337; www.uber.com/seattle; www. facebook.com/uber; www.twitter. com/uber_sea West Coast Limo & Towncar A transportation service that works all around in the Puget Sound area including King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. 14200 Sixth Ave S; 206-242-5300; www. airportlimousineseattle.com; www.facebook.com/westcoastlimoservices

RESTAURANTS

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Anthony’s HomePort –Shilshole Bay Seafood Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, Sunday brunch. $-$$ 6135 Seaview Ave NW; 206-783-0780; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Chinook’s at Salmon Bay Seafood Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n chips. Weekend breakfast,

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lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-283-4665; www.anthonys.com; www.facebook.com/pages/chinooks-atsalmon-bay/115955131757852 Hi-Life American Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-784-7272; www.chowfoods. com/hi-life; www.facebook.com/ chowfoods Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering Seafood Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; www.rays.com; www.facebook. com/raysboathouse; www.twitter.com/raysboathouse Volterra Italian Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Happy Hour M–F 4:30pm–6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5100; www.volterrarestaurant.com; www.facebook. com/volterrarestaurant; www. twitter.com/volterraballard

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The 5-Point Cafe American Legendary 82-yearold dive bar and diner. Open 24 hours daily. Outdoor seating in historical Tillicum Place Park. $ 415 Cedar St; 206-4489991; www.the5pointcafe. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ the5pointcafe?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/the5pointcafe The Coterie Room Northwest Brunch, lunch, and dinner in modern elegant surroundings from award-winning Chefs McCracken and Tough. $$$ 2137 Second Ave; 206-9568000; www.thecoterieroom.com; www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ the-coterie-room/226600744 042370?fref=ts; www.twitter. com/thecoterieroom El Gaucho Steakhouse Seattle’s premier Steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-7281337; www.elgaucho.com; www. facebook.com/pages/el-gaucho/176425306129; www.twitter. com/elgauchosteak Local 360 American Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% northwest spirits. $ 2234 First Ave; 206-4419360; www.local360.org; www. facebook.com/pages/local360/188388431174059; www.twitter.com/local360seattle The Lucky Diner American A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Monday–Thursday 7am–10pm. 7am Friday to 10pm Sunday. 24 hours on weekend. $ 2630 First Ave; 206-805-0133; www.theluckydiner.com; www. facebook.com/theluckydiner; www.twitter.com/theluckydiner

Mama’s Mexican Kitchen Mexican One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in the heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; www.mamas. com Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant Moroccan Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun) Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 510pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-956-0500; www. marrakeshseattle.com; www.facebook.com/#!/ marrakeshseattle?fref=ts Spur Gastropub American Intimate urban pub in Belltown. New American cuisine, creating interactive and seasonally pure plates to share. $$$ 113 Blanchard St; 206-728-6706; www.spurseattle.com; www. facebook.com/#!/pages/spurgastropub/35421727499?fref=ts

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Annapurna Cafe Indian Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. $$ 1833 Broadway Ave; 206-320-7770; www.annapurnacafe.com; www. facebook.com/pages/annapurnacafe/117599728304238; www. twitter.com/annapurnacafe Barrio Mexican Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican-inspired cuisine and complements that with cocktails that are creative, classic, and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-5888105; www.barriorestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/pages/barrio/98943524187; www.twitter. com/heavyrestaurant Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. American Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and oldfashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 115 Broadway Ave E ; 206-634-0300; www.ddir.com; www.facebook.com/dicksdrivein; www.twitter.com/dicksdriveins Jimmy’s on Broadway American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-2041188; www.jimmysonbroadway. com; www.facebook.com/#!/ jimmysbroadway?fref=ts The Pine Box American West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206588-0375; www.pineboxbar.com; www.facebook.com/#!/pages/ the-pine-box/299233916777600; www.twitter.com/pinebox Rumba Caribbean Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first Rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork, and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. $$ 1112 Pike St; 206-583-7177; www.rumbaonpike.com; www.facebook.com/ rumbaseattle

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant Continental A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition

kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two Locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N; 206-682-2513; www.13coins. com; www.facebook.com/13coi nsrestaurant#!/13coins?fref=ts; www.twitter.com/13coinsseattle Andaluca Restaurant & Bar Mediterranean Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ 407 Olive Way; 206-382-6999; www.andaluca. com; www.facebook.com/ andalucarestaurant?ref=search; www.twitter.com/andaluca Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner Seafood On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $$-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206-448-6688; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw AQUA by El Gaucho Seafood Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 4,000-square-foot deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. $$$$ 2801 Alaskan Way; 206-956-9171; www.elgaucho. com/aqua-by-el-gaucho; www. facebook.com/aquabyelgaucho; www.twitter.com/aquabyelgaucho ART Restaurant and Lounge Northwest ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest Cuisine with unique global influences. $$ 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; www. artrestaurantseattle.com; www. facebook.com/fourseasonshotelseattle; www.twitter.com/ artrestaurant Assaggio Ristorante Italian Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangeloinspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; www.assaggioseattle.com; www.facebook. com/assaggioristorante; www. twitter.com/assaggioristora Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar Seafood Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open daily from 6:30 a.m.- Sun 9 a.m. Summer hours: serving until 8:30 pm. $$-$$$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-6247166; www.athenianinn.com; www.facebook.com/pages/theathenian-seafood-restaurantand-bar/225364730850844 Bacco Cafe & Bistro Northwest/Italian Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves Breakfast All day. $$ 86 Pine St; 206-443-5443; www.baccocafe.net; www. facebook.com/pages/baccocafe/111519468888369 Beecher’s Handmade Cheese American Pure and all-natural, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am–6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206-322-1644; www.beechershandmadecheese. com; www.facebook.com/beech-

erscheese; www.twitter.com/ beechersseattle Belle Epicurean Cafe French Award-winning chef Carolyn creates authentic French pastries, soups, salads, and desserts. Office catering and box lunches available. Free delivery. $$ 1206 Fourth Ave; 206-262-9404; www.belleepicurean.com; www.facebook. com/#!/belleepicurean; www. twitter.com/belleepicurean Benihana Japanese Steak, chicken, seafood, and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch M–F. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206-682-4686; www.benihanaseattlewa.com; www.facebook.com/benihana. official.page; www.twitter.com/ benihana Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle Seafood Whether it’s sit down, build your own or grab-and-go, we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. $$-$$$ 1510 Seventh Ave; 206-467-4022; www.bluecsushi.com; www.facebook.com/ bluecsushi; www.twitter.com/ bluecsushi Blueacre Seafood Seafood Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the US coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; www. blueacreseafood.com; www. facebook.com/pages/blueacreseafood/376533024845 BOKA Restaurant & Bar American Nearly 100% organic. Hand-crafted cocktails, new and old world wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206-357-9000; www.bokaseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ bokaseattle; www.twitter.com/ bokarestaurant Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar Northwest It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $$ 401 Lenora St; 206-219-2224; www.margauxseattle.com; www. facebook.com/pages/brasseriemargaux/308356792568919 The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Northwest Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations, and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking. $$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206-224-7000; www.thebrooklyn. com Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant Italian/Mexican Traditional Italian ambience featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat 11:30am–7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-6223180; www.brunositaliandining. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ brunos-mexican-italian-restaurant-pizzeria/120142108002114 Café 56 Seafood Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n chips, steamer clams, and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. $$ 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-6238043; www.elliottsoysterhouse. com/cafe-56; www.facebook.

com/elliottsoysterhouse; www. twitter.com/elliottsseattle Café Campagne French Award-winning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-7282800; www.cafecampagne. com; www.facebook.com/cafecampagne; www.twitter.com/ cafe_campagne The Capital Grille Steakhouse Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and awardwinning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30am– 3pm. Dinner: Mon–Thu 5–10pm; Fri–Sat 4:30–11pm; Sun 4–9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206-3820900; www.thecapitalgrille.com Collections Cafe American Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner, or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. $$ 305 Harrison St; 206-7534940; www.collectionscafe. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/chihuly-garden-andglass/256743597681198 Copacabana Cafe South American Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar Specialty, beer, and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359; www.facebook. com/copacabanarestaurantcafe The Crab Pot Seafood Home of the famous Seafeast and featured on Man v. Food. Offering fun, family style dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-624-1890; www. thecrabpotseattle.com Cutters Crabhouse Seafood Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi, and Pike Place Market-inspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206-448-4884; www. cuttersbayhouse.com;www.facebook.com/cutterscrabhouse; www.twitter.com/cutterscrab Dahlia Lounge Northwest Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-6824142; www.tomdouglas.com; www.facebook.com/dahlialoungerestaurant; www.twitter.com/ dahlialounge Daily Grill American Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am–11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-624-8400; www.dailygrill.com; www.facebook.com/dailygrill Dragonfish Asian Cafe PanAsian Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, late night dining till 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; www. dragonfishcafe.com; www.facebook.com/dragonfishseattle; www.twitter.com/dragonfishsea Edge Grill American The upscale yet casual restaurant is the perfect compliment to the socially driven sports bar. Private dining rooms available. $$ 1522

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Sixth Ave; 206-340-1369; www. edgegrillseattle.com; www. facebook.com/edgegrillseattle; www.twitter.com/edgegrill The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant English An authentic taste of Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and Scotch selection, and all the atmosphere of the old country. $$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206624-9977; www.elephantcastle.com El Gaucho - Seattle Steakhouse Seattle’s premier Steakhouse featuring 28-day dry aged, Certified Angus Prime Beef, chops, poultry, seafood. Tableside service and full bar. $$$$ 2505 First Ave; 206-7281337; www.elgaucho.com; www. facebook.com/pages/el-gaucho/176425306129; www.twitter. com/elgauchosteak Elliott’s Oyster House Seafood Seattle Waterfront– huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-623-4340; www.elliottsoysterhouse.com; www.facebook.com/elliottsoysterhouse; www.twitter.com/ elliottsseattle Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. Seafood 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood, and produce. Daily except some holidays. $$ 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206-448-7721; www.emmettwatsonsoysterbar.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/emmett-watsons-oysterbar/123018031045627 Etta’s Seafood Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near Pike Place Market. Mon-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; www.tomdouglas.com; www. facebook.com/ettasrestaurant ?rf=147132275338622; www.twitter.com/ettasrestaurant FareStart American Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. $$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; www.farestart.org; www.facebook.com/farestart; www.twitter. com/farestart The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-623-3500; www.fishermansrestaurantseattle.com Fonté Café and Wine Bar European Offering a European bistro experience with exceptional wine and food, world-class coffee, and impeccable service. Across from Seattle Art Museum. $$ 1321 First Ave; 206-7776193; www.fontecoffee.com; www.facebook.com/fontecafe; www.twitter.com/fontecoffee The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel Northwest Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy,

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casual lounge features floor-toceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. $$ 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; www.sheratonseattle.com/lobby-lounge The Georgian Northwest The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tue-Sat. $$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; www.fairmont. com/seattle/dining/thegeorgian/ Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant American Authentic Germanstyle lager beers brewed on-site and contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual, and fun setting. $$ 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206-405-4205; www.gordonbiersch.com; www. facebook.com/gbseattle; www. twitter.com/gbseattle The Grill From Ipanema BRAZILIAN An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. $$$ 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; www.seattlegrillfromipanema.com; www. facebook.com/thegrillfromipanemaseattle Hard Rock Cafe American Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise, and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix, and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; www. hardrock.com/seattle; www. facebook.com/hardrockcafeseattle; www.twitter.com/hardrockseattle Harried&Hungry Catering American Locally owned, 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks, and snacks. $-$$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; www.orderhh.com; www.facebook.com/pages/harriedhungry-cafe-catering/73273358925; www.twitter.com/harriedhungry Hook & Plow American Bar and Bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$$ 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-256-1040; www.hookandplow.com; www. facebook.com/pages/hookplow/291181264247052 The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel Northwest Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$ 900 Madison St; 206-343-6156; www. hotelsorrento.com icon Grill American Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinary interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933 Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; www.icongrill.net; www.facebook.com/pages/icongrill/120498277961642; www. twitter.com/icongrill Il Bistro Italian Traditional Italian Dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu,

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the glass. A flexible adventure exceptional in value and quality. Open daily. $$-$$$ 86 Pine St; 206-728-2800; www.marcheseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ marcheseattle; www.twitter.com/ marcheseattle Maximilien in the Market French Spectacular views— private dining, view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206-682-7270; www. maximilienrestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/maximilienrestaurant; www.twitter.com/ maxi_sea McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood Fresh seafood, menu printed daily, exhibition kitchen, lively bar, traditional setting. Lunch, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$-$$$ 1103 First Ave; 206-623-5500; www. mccormickandschmicks.com; www.facebook.com/mccormickandschmicks; www.twitter.com/ mcandschmicks McCormick’s Fish House & Bar Seafood Fresh seafood: 28–35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch M–F, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206-682-3900; www.mccormicksfishhouse.com; www. facebook.com/pages/mccormicks-fish-house-bar-seattlewa/172387172834397; www.twitter.com/mcandschmicks McDonald’s On Colman Dock Fast Food Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-622-0365; www.mcdonalds.com; www.facebook.com/mcdonalds; www.twitter.com/mcdonalds Metropole Seattle American Fresh and natural ingredients. Pouring regional wine, beer, and handcrafted beverages. Open daily. Classic and unique dishes with NW flair! $$ 820 Pike St; 425-444-5958; www.metropoleseattle.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ metropole-american-kitchenbar/420479708007313; www. twitter.com/metropolesea Metropolitan Grill Steakhouse Rated one of the 10 best Steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon–Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ Second & Marion; 206-624-3287; www. themetropolitangrill.com Morton’s The Steakhouse Steakhouse Dine on sumptuous USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; www.mortons. com; www.facebook.com/mortons; www.twitter.com/mortons The Night Kitchen American Open late night serving northwest comfort foods until 4am. Fresh, local, and seasonal produce, meats, and cheeses. $$ 216 Stewart St; 206-448-8810; www.nightkitchenseattle.com NYC Hyatt Deli Market Deli Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks.

Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011; www.grandseattle. hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/ nycdelimarket.html O’Asian Restaurant Chinese Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/meeting space for 6–420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-2641789; www.oasiankitchen.com; www.facebook.com/pages/oasian/123104107744622 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Seattle Chinese Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service, and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; www. pfchangs.com Palace Ballroom Northwest Chic urban venue with amazing food and gracious service. Makes any occasion extraordinary with the awardwinning cuisine of Tom Douglas Restaurants. $$$ 2100 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; www.tomdouglas. com/palace-ballroom; www. facebook.com/tdrestaurants; www.twitter.com/palaceballroom Palace Kitchen Northwest Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves dinner nightly, 5pm–1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; www.tomdouglas.com; www. facebook.com/palacekitchenseattle; www.twitter.com/palace_kitchen Palomino Northwest Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations, and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-623-1300; www.ru-i.com; www.facebook.com/ palominoseattle; www.twitter. com/palominoseattle Pike Place Chowder American Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National award-winning chowder, sandwiches, and salads. Open 11am–5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley; 206-2672537; www.pikeplacechowder. com; www.facebook.com/ pikeplacechowder Pike Place Chowder–Pacific Place American Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National awardwinning chowder, sandwiches, and salads. Open 11am–5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St; 206-8385680; www.pikeplacechowder. com; www.facebook.com/ pikeplacechowder Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar Northwest Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206624-1756; www.placepigalleseattle.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop –3rd & Spring American Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 111 Third Ave; 206467-4044; www.potbelly.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop –4th & Pike American Toasty warm sandwiches, salads, desserts, live music, as well as a friendly and fun staff. $ 1429 Fourth Ave;

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206-623-0099; www.potbelly.com Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Northwest An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-829-2280; www. thepurplecafe.com; www.facebook.com/pages/purple-cafeand-wine-bar/98942589187 Relish Burger Bistro American A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. Menus feature All-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist $$ 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; www. relishbistroseattle.com Rhody on Spring Northwest Outdoor seating available. Located in Inn at Virginia Mason, 4 blocks from downtown. $ 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; www.innatvirginiamason.com RN74 French RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. $$-$$$ 1433 Fourth Ave; 206-456-7474; www. michaelmina.net/restaurants/ locations/rnwa; www.facebook. com/rn74seattle Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery American Serving hand-crafted ales and food daily from 11am. Our spacious full bar includes hourly pool tables and late-night menu. $$ 1333 Fifth Ave; 206-623-3070; www.rockbottom.com; www.facebook.com/ rockbottomseattle Royal Argosy Dining Cruises Northwest Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline, and live entertainment as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way; 206623-1445; www.royalargosy.com; www.facebook.com/argosycruises; www.twitter.com/argosycruises Ruth’s Chris Steak House Steakhouse Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon, and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; www.ruthschris.com Sandella’s Flatbread Café American Premium quality, health conscious food that’s also great tasting. $ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; www.seattlesandellas.com; www.facebook.com/sandellasflatbreadcafe Sazerac Restaurant American Sazerac Restaurant features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; www.sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie Northwest One half of this Tom Douglas Restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herbcrusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. $$ 2010 Western Ave; 206436-0390; www.tomdouglas. com/index.php?page=seatown; www.facebook.com/seatown-

seabar; www.twitter.com/ seatownseabar Serious Pie Downtown Pizza Serious Pie features an apple-wood burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house made specialties. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia St; 206-838-7388; www. tomdouglas.com/restaurants/ serious-pie; www.facebook.com/ seriouspiedowntown; www.twitter.com/seriouspiedt Shuckers Seafood The friendly pub-style setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon–Sat. $$$$ 411 University St; 206-621-1700; www.fairmont. com/seattle/dining/shuckers Sisters European Snacks European Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads, and breakfast. Open daily 8am to 6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206623-6723; www.sisterssnacks. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/sisters-europeansnacks/211393612222134 Six Seven at The Edgewater American Featuring breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD $$$$ 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206-269-4575; www.edgewaterhotel.com; www.facebook.com/ theedgewater; www.twitter.com/ theedgewatersea SkyCity Northwest Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon–Fri; brunch, dinner Sat– Sun. $$$-$$$$ 400 Broad St; 206-905-2100; www.spaceneedle.com; www.facebook.com/ spaceneedle Sound View Cafe Northwest Featuring market fresh seafood & NW favorites on breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Excellent all-day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; www. soundviewcafe.com Soup’s On! American Gourmet soups to go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am–3pm M–F. MC VISA $$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-6259973; www.soupsonusa.com Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery American Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters, and more with same-day delivery service options. $ 1400 Fifth Ave (at Union); 877-502-2837; www.specialtys.com Steelhead Diner Northwest Diner evolved. Smart-casual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St; 206-6250129; www.steelheaddiner.com Sullivan’s Steakhouse Steakhouse 1940s Chicagostyle Steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! $$-$$$$ 621 Union St; 206-494-4442; www.sullivanssteakhouse.com Sushi Kudasai Japanese Quickness and quality

rolled up in one. $$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-839-4016; www.sushikudasaiseattle.com Sweet Iron Waffles American Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local, and natural ingredients. $ 1200 Third Ave; 206-682-3336; www.sweetironwaffles.com; www.facebook. com/sweetironwaffles Tango Restaurant & Lounge Spanish Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos, and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206-583-0382; www. tangorestaurant.com; www. facebook.com/pages/tango-restaurant-seattle/262815094095; www.twitter.com/tangoseattle Tap House Grill American Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi, and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $-$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206-816-3314; www.taphousegrill.com; www.facebook.com/ taphousegrill; www.twitter.com/ taphousegrill TASTE Restaurant and Events American Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh from the Market ingredients. $$$ 1300 First Ave; 206-332-1320; www.tastesam.com; www.facebook.com/tastesam Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch, and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St; 206-749-9100; www.thaiginger.com Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant Seafood NW Native American Cultural Center Restaurant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” Cultural performance, Gift Gallery. $$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Ste 201, Pier 55; 206-6231445; www.tillicumvillage.com; www.facebook.com/tillicumvillage Top of the Hilton Restaurant Continental Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$ 1301 Sixth Ave; 206-624-0500; www. seattlehilton.com Toss’d Custom Salads American Specializing in tossed to order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-andgo salads, salad wraps, and beverages also available for those on the go. $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700 TRACE Northwest TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6060; www.traceseattle.com; www. facebook.com/traceseattle The Triple Door PanAsian Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. $$$ 216 Union St; 206-8384333; www.thetripledoor.net; www.facebook.com/thetripledoor Tulio Ristorante Italian Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch,

and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. $$$ 1101 Fifth Ave; 206624-5500; www.tulio.com; www. facebook.com/tulio.ristorante; www.twitter.com/tulio Urbane Northwest Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ 1639 Eighth Ave; 206-676-4600; www.olive8.hyatt.com; www. facebook.com/urbanerestaurant VESSEL Northwest Named among the “Best Bars in America” by Esquire. Stylish and sophisticated spot for lunch or late night. Award-winning cocktails. $$$ 624 Olive Way; 206-652-5222; www.vesselseattle.com; www. facebook.com/pages/vessel/23335944525; www.twitter. com/vesselseattle Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PanAsian Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award–winning wine list. $$ 1401 Third Ave; 206-623-4450; www.wildginger. net; www.facebook.com/ wildgingerrestaurant?ref=ts The Yard House American Great food, classic rock, and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. $$ 1501 Fourth Ave; 206682-2087; www.yardhouse.com; www.facebook.com/yardhouse; ww.twitter.com/yardhouse

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Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events, and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0717; www. bravehorsetavern.com; www. facebook.com/thebravehorse Buca di Beppo Italian Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner M–F at 4pm; Sat–Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-BIG-A-BUT; www.bucadibeppo.com; www. facebook.com/bucadibeppo; www.twitter.com/bucadibeppo Chandler’s Crabhouse Seafood World’s finest crab, freshest seafood, and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; www.schwartzbros.com/chandlers-crabhouse; www.facebook. com/chandlerscrabhouse Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails and late-night food. $$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-859-4155; www. serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti; www.facebook.com/pages/cicchetti/170451193288 Cuoco Italian Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. $$$ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0710; www.cuocoseattle.com Daniel’s Broiler - Lake Union Steakhouse A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room

seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave; 206223-2722; www.schwartzbros. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/daniels-broiler-at-lakeunion/120467217965216; www. twitter.com/schwartzbros Duke’s Chowder House American Award-winning chowders, fresh seafood, prizewinning Caesar salad, the best cheeseburger you ever tasted. Three locations. All major credit cards. $$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; www.dukeschowderhouse.com; www.facebook. com/dukeschowderhouse Eastlake Bar & Grill American Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206-957-7777; www.eastlakebarandgrill.com; www.facebook. com/pages/eastlake-bar-andgrill/49625986298 Ivar’s Salmon House Seafood Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-632-0767; www.ivars.com; www.facebook. com/ivarsrestaurants Lunchbox Laboratory American This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. $ 1253 Thomas St; 206621-1090; www.lunchboxlaboratory.com; www.facebook.com/ lunchboxlab McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside Seafood Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch Mon–Fri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206270-9052; www.harborsideseattle.com; www.facebook.com/ mccormickandschmicks; www. twitter.com/mcandschmicks Mistral Kitchen American Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch, and more. Private group welcome, catering available. $$$ 2020 Westlake Ave; 206-623-1922; www.mistral-kitchen.com; www. facebook.com/mistralkitchen Serafina Osteria and Enoteca Italian Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri–Sun. $$-$$$$ 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807; www.serafinaseattle.com Serious Pie Westlake Pizza Serious Pie features an apple-wood burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house made specialties. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; www.seriouspiewestlake.com; www.facebook.com/seriouspiebiscuit Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria Pizza Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato, and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano Happy Hour 3–6pm. $ 2200 Westlake Ave, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; www.tuttabella.com;

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Daniel’s Broiler Steakhouse Small, plush, intimate USDA prime Steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-3294191; www.schwartzbros.com/ daniels-broiler; www.facebook. com/pages/daniels-broiler-atleschi/309037682466623; www.twitter.com/danielsprime Madison Park Conservatory Northwest Madison Park Conservatory offers delicious plants and animals with a squeeze of lemon complemented with lovely wines and beautiful cocktails. $$$ 1927 43rd Ave E; 206-3249701; www.madisonparkconservatory.com; www.facebook.com/ pages/madison-park-conservatory/171218496257019; www. twitter.com/mpconservatory Restaurant Bea Italian A cozy restaurant & bar in Madrona, Seattle offering northwest comfort food and craft cocktails. $$$ 1423 34th Ave; 206-812-2901; www.restaurantbea.com; www.facebook.com/ restaurantbea; www.twitter.com/ restaurantbea Rover’s French Cuisine of the Pacific Northwest with a French accent. James Beard Award winner. Highest food ranking by Zagat since 1993. $$$$ 2808 E Madison; 206-325-7442; www. rovers-seattle.com; www. facebook.com/pages/roversrestaurant/100854119959136

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88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB 7 days a week, 5pm–2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. $ 315 Second Ave S; 206-8391300; www.ilove88keys.com; www.facebook.com/pages/88keys-dueling-piano-andsports-cantina-official/158075 980915013?ref=hl; www.twitter. com/88keysseattle Jimmy’s On First American Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9700; www.jimmysonfirst.com; www. facebook.com/jimmysonfirst

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American Seattle landmark for over 20 years. Home of the “American Food Festival Series.” Just up the hill from the Seattle Center. $$ 1502 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-285-7768; www. chowfoods.com/5-spot; www. facebook.com/chowfoods; www. twitter.com/chowfoods Canlis Restaurant Northwest Seattle’s fine dining

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landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine, and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. $$$$ 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206283-3313; www.canlis.com; www. facebook.com/canlis.seattle; www.twitter.com/canlis The Melting Pot - Seattle ContinentaL A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions, & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-378-1208; www. meltingpot.com; www.facebook. com/meltingpotseattle.bellevue. tacoma; www.twitter.com/ meltingpotnw Mondello Italian Homemade Italian Sicilian recipes, fresh ingredients, cozy. Hours: lunch 11:30am–2:30pm M–S, Dinner 5pm–9:30pm Seven days a week. $$$ 2425 33rd Ave W; 206-352-8700; www.mondelloristorante.com; www.facebook. com/mondelloristorante; www. twitter.com/mondelloseattle Palisade Restaurant Northwest Palisade-Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/private room. $$$ 2601 W Marina Pl; 206-285-1000; www.palisaderestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/palisaderestaurant Ponti Seafood Grill Seafood Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; www.pontiseafoodgrill.com; www.facebook. com/pages/ponti-seafoodgrill/67716920287 Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers Fast Food Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings, and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly, familyoriented environment. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-728-2228 T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, pot pies, and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. 1 block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206-282-1910; www.tsmchughs.com; www. facebook.com/tsmchughs Ten Mercer American World Class Cuisine... Neighborhood Scene. Flavor forward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-691-3723; www.tenmercer.com; www.facebook.com/tenmercer

West Seattle

Endolyne Joe’s American Featuring food of the Americas with an ever-changing thematic menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & happy hour daily. $$ 9261 45th Ave SW; 206-9372325; www.facebook.com/ endolynejoesseattle Fresh Bistro American International bistro cuisine with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end of day drinks and Happy Hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; www. freshbistroseattle.com; www. facebook.com/freshbistro; www.

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twitter.com/freshbistro Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon–Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; www.saltys.com/ seattle; www.facebook.com/ saltysseafood; www.twitter.com/saltysseafood

Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland Seafood Waterfront dining on the Bellevue/Eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $-$$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425-8220225; www.anthonys.com; www. facebook.com/pages/anthony’srestaurants/188943394473020; www.twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Barking Frog Northwest Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-2999; www.willowslodge.com Beach Cafe Northwest Features fresh, familiar favorites and refreshing cocktails. Outdoor or indoor lakeside dining for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. $$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425889-0303; www.thewoodmark. com/beachcafe; www.facebook. com/beachcafecp; www.twitter.com/woodmarkhotel bin on the lake Northwest Wine bar and restaurant features 80 wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-803-5595; www.binonthelake.com; www. facebook.com/pages/bin-onthe-lake/309387077008; www. twitter.com/binonthelake The Crab Pot - Bellevue Seafood Offering fun, familystyle dining serving fresh, local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ 2 Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; www.crabpotbellevue.com; www.facebook. com/pages/the-crab-pot-bellevue/143216132391305 Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar Northwest An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-638-1000; www. westin.com/bellevuewa; www. facebook.com/cypresswinebaratwestinbellevue Daniel’s Broiler - Bellevue Steakhouse USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, awardwinning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch M–F. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; www. schwartzbros.com/danielsbroiler; www.facebook.com/ pages/daniels-broiler-at-bellevue/120244754654653; www. twitter.com/schwartzbros El Gaucho - Bellevue Steakhouse The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and

Visit Seattle summer/fall 2013

seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm– close. Lunch Monday–Friday 11:30–3pm. $$$$ 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4552715; www.elgaucho.com; www. facebook.com/pages/el-gauchobellevue/94905272140 The Herbfarm Restaurant Northwest World class, 4 star, 5 diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-485-5300; www.theherbfarm.com; www. facebook.com/pages/the-herbfarm/54533212674 Jonah’s Restaurant American Enjoy our newly renovated Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge where our guests choose from a wide range of menu selections that include steaks, seafood, freshly prepared salads, and desserts. Room service is also available. $$ 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-698-4412; www. redlion.com/our-hotels/washington/bellevue/dining; www. facebook.com/pages/jonahsseafood-house-2601-oysterbar/112182135548835 Le Petit Terroir Italian Food for wine. Take out, delivery, carry out. Le Petit Terroir offers casual Mediterraneaninspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Kevin Sarbora. $$$ 14455 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-2962525; www.lpterroir.com; www. facebook.com/lepetitterroir; www.twitter.com/lepetitterroir Lot No.3 American Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintageindustrial inspired space. $$ 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-440-0025; www.lotno3.com; www.facebook.com/pages/lotno-3/150177078387836; www. twitter.com/heavyrestaurant Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant Italian Maggiano’s specializes in homemade Italian American cuisine. Lunch, dinner, carryout service. Banquet spaces for special occasions. $$$ 10455 NE Eighth St, Bellevue; 425-5196476; www.maggianos.com; www.facebook.com/maggianos; www.twitter.com/maggianos The Melting Pot - Bellevue American A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 302 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425646-2744; www.meltingpot.com; www.facebook.com/meltingpotseattle.bellevue.tacoma; www. twitter.com/meltingpotnw P.F. Chang’s China Bistro –Bellevue Chinese Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service, and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-6373582; www.pfchangs.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ pf-changs-china-bistro/2160759 75073871?rf=111550102253088; www.twitter.com/pfchangs Purple Cafe & Wine Bar Bellevue Northwest Northwest-inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine selection. $$$ 430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425502-6292; www.thepurplecafe.

com; www.facebook.com/ pages/purple-cafe-and-winebar/98942589187; www.twitter. com/heavyrestaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House –Bellevue Steakhouse Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon, and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, Happy Hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; www.ruthschris.com; www. facebook.com/ruthschrissteakhousebellevue Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue American Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest seafood, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100-112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; www.sheraton.com/bellevue Sear Northwest Our award-winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. $$ 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; www.marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-information/restaurant/ seamc-redmond-marriotttown-center; www.facebook. com/pages/redmond-marriotttown-center-sear-steakhouse/120266371319051 Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar Italian Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, Ste 255, Redmond; 425881-4400; www.schwartzbros. com/spazzo; www.facebook. com/pages/spazzo-italian-grillwine-bar/75374148971 Tap House Grill Bellevue American Progressive urban cuisine featuring steak, seafood, and sushi. Largest selection of Northwest beers on tap, as well as private dining. $-$$ 550 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425467-1730; www.taphousegrill.com; www. facebook.com/taphousegrill Trellis Northwest Wine country style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients—many from Chef’s own five-acre garden. True “farm to table” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-284-5900; www. trellisrestaurant.net Volterra Italian Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving Lunch and Dinner daily. Happy Hour daily 12–6pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-202-7201; www.volterrarestaurant.com; www.facebook.com/volterrarestaurant; www.twitter.com/ volterraballard Wild Ginger at the Bravern PanAsian Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine, an awardwinning wine list, happy hour, and dim-sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-495-8889; www.wildginger. net; www.facebook.com/bravern; www.twitter.com/bravern

SeaTac/Tukwila

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events AMERICAN Open everyday, various hours. Full service restau-

$: $100 $$$:$19-30 $150-199 / $$$$: More than $: $12ororless less/ $$: / $$:$100-149 $13-18 / /$$$: / $$$$: More than $30$200

rant, lounge, non smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. $ 100 Andover Park W, Tukwila; 206340-0202; www.acmebowl.com; www.facebook.com/acmebowl; www.twitter.com/acmebowl Anthony’s HomePort - Des Moines Marina Seafood Waterfront dining near SeaTac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206-824-1947; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw BJ’s Restaurant American Specializing in deep dish pizza and hand crafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206-439-7500; www.bjsbrewhouse.com; www.twitter.com/bjsrestaurants Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar Northwest Relish fresh farm-totable local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am to 2pm and for dinner 5:30 to 9:30pm. $$$ 18525 36th Ave S; 206-901-9268; www.cedarbrooklodge.com/eat; www.facebook. com/cedarbrooklodge Gateway Grill American Casual/fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd; 206-244-6666; www.radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac Mascio’s Italian Specialty Foods Italian A premier gourmet manu-facturer of arancini appetizers (risotto croquettes). The Mascio’s line includes delicious savory and dessert arancini. $ 1225 S Angelo St; 206-767-4700; www.mascios.net; www.facebook.com/mascios; www.twitter.com/mascios Rainforest Cafe American Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter Mall; 206-2488882; www.rainforestcafe.com; www.facebook.com/officialrainforestcafe Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill Seafood Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smile! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; www.saltys.com/redondo; www. facebook.com/saltysredondo Seven Hills Grille NORTHWEST

Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy, and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd; 206-248-1000 ext 2121; www.hi-seatac.com Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd; 206-248-7153; www.spencersforsteaksandchops.com

North

Anthony’s HomePort Edmonds Marina Seafood Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $-$$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425-771-4400; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Anthony’s HomePort - Everett Seafood Fresh Pacific Northwest seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $-$$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-252-3333; www. anthonys.com; www.facebook. com/pages/anthonys-restaurants/188943394473020; www. twitter.com/anthonysrestsnw Black Bear Diner AMERICAN 128 seats. At Black Bear Diner, our mission is to be the pre-eminent family dining concept, providing excellent food and value, served in a fun, uniquely bear themed atmosphere, by friendly, committed and knowledgeable employees. $ 1441 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-681-8756; www.hiesequim. com; www.facebook.com/blackbeardinersequim; www.twitter. com/blackbeardiner Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr N; 206-729-6179; www.neighborhoodgrills.com; www.facebook. com/pages/greenlake-bar-andgrill/61781943097 Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing Seafood Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 min. north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; www.ivars.com; www.facebook.com/ivarsrestaurants P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 3000 184th St SW, Ste 912, Lynnwood; 425-921-2100; www. pfchangs.com; www.facebook. com/pages/pf-changs-chinabistro/161293653927731; www. twitter.com/pfchangs

South

The Melting Pot - Tacoma AMERICAN A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions, & everything in between. Early & Late Night Happy Hours. $$$ 2121 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253535-3939; www.meltingpot.com; www.facebook.com/meltingpotseattle.bellevue.tacoma; www. twitter.com/meltingpotnw

SPECIALTY

Belltown

The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s only downtown cupcake shop specializing in Italian Butter Cream...sweet, simple, and sophisticated! Fresh baked

daily, never mass produced. $ 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; www.theyellowleafcupcake. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/the-yellow-leaf-cupcakeco/125941704138577; www. twitter.com/theyellowleaf

Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale-Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s Best! $ 1111 E Pike St; 206-883-7656; www. cupcakeroyale.com; www.facebook.com/cupcakeroyale; www. twitter.com/cupcakeroyale Paris Eastside Fun and hands-on cooking classes in the heart of Capitol Hill. Other craft classes available too. Children welcome. Tuesday– Saturday, 10am–7pm. 816 E Pike St, 206-452-3622; www.facebook.com/pariseastside; www. twitter.com/pariseastside Sugar Bakery & Cafe Artisanal pastries lunch cakes and party platters made from scratch daily using local, natural ingredients. Mon–Fri 7am to 6pm and Sat 9am–1pm. $ 1014 Madison St; 206-749-4105; www.sugarbakerycafe.com; www.twitter.com/sugarbakery

Downtown

Ceres Roasting Company Since inception in 2008, Ceres Roasting Company has been small-batch roasting gourmet cinnamon glazed almonds and pecans at various locations in Seattle. Now open daily at the Seattle Center Armory serving locally roasted organic espresso. $ 305 Harrison St; 206-3999259; www.ceresroastingcompany.com Chocolate Box Try the Chocolate Box Experience and the Urban Wine Tour. Also selling Northwest chocolates and wines. Group rates and gift baskets available. $-$$ 106 Pine St; 206-443-3900; www.sschocolatebox.com; www.twitter.com/chocoboxsea Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. $-$$ 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206-6238043; www.chukar.com; www. facebook.com/chukarcherries; www.twitter.com/chukarcherries Cupcake Royale-Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and handcrafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s Best! $ 108 Pine St; 206-883-7656; www. cupcakeroyale.com; www.facebook.com/cupcakeroyale; www. twitter.com/cupcakeroyale Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. 1st & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1325 First Ave; 206-322-0233; www.franschocolates.com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lipbalms, scrubs). $ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425-243-2089; www. indichocolate.com; www.face-

book.com/indichocolate; www. twitter.com/indichocolate Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. $-$$ 1423 Third Ave; 206-7499500; www.kressiga.com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finest quality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors. Fresh batches all day. $ 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; www.kukuruza.com Mt. Townsend Creamery—Pike Place Tasting Room Hand crafted cheeses that showcase the unique terroir of the Olympic Peninsula. Local cow’s milk reflects NW flavor. Free samples! Open everyday (left of the pig)! $-$$ 89 Pike St; 360-379-0895; www.mttownsendcreamery. com; www.facebook.com/ pages/mt-townsend-creamery/49445812211 Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award winning sandwiches, soups and salads, northwest Specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. $ 1926 Pike Pl; 206-4431926; www.pearatpikeplace.com; www.facebook.com/pearatpikeplace; www.twitter.com/pearatpikeplace Pike Place Fish Fish & Seafood. 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. $$$ 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; www. pikeplacefish.com Pure Food Fish Market Fish & Seafood. Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafoodto-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. $$ 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-622-5765; www. freshseafood.com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. $-$$ 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-467-4856; www.quintessentialgourmet.com; www.facebook. com/quintessentialgourmet; www.twitter.com/qgtastingroom Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of hand-forged doughnuts and fresh roasted coffee. $ 2124 Fifth Ave; 206-7281966; www.toppotdoughnuts.com Westlake Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2210 Westlake Ave; 206-621-9700; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/node/6779; www. facebook.com/wfmwestlake; www.twitter.com/wfmwestlake

Queen Anne

Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2001 15th Ave W; 206-352-5440; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/interbay; www.facebook. com/wholefoodsmarketinterbay; www.twitter.com/interbaywfm

Bellevue/Eastside

21 Acres Sustainable farm and non-profit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, green-built systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-481-1500; www.21acres.org; www.facebook.com/21acres; www.twitter.com/21acres Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 888 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425462-1400; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/bellevue; www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketbellevue; www.twitter.com/wfmbellevue Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. $ 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425392-6652; www.boehmscandies. com; www.facebook.com/pages/ boehms-candies-inc-officialpage/271676259997 Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 17991 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-881-2600; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/redmond; www.facebook. com/redmondwfm; www.twitter.com/redmonwfm

SeaTac/Tukwila

Starbucks Coffee Company Coffee Houses & Espresso. Leading retailer, roaster and Specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. $ 2401 Utah Ave S; 206903-8224; www.starbucks.com; www.facebook.com/starbucks Tully’s Coffee Seattle’s largest fully handcrafted coffee roaster, with more than 65 coffee shops located within Washington State. Taste the Tully’s Difference. $ 3100 Airport Way S; 206-233-2070; www. tullyscoffeeshops.com; www. facebook.com/tullyscoffee; www. twitter.com/tullyscoffee

North

The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! Bothell; 425-4839694; www.thegiftgourmet.com; www.facebook.com/pages/thegift-gourmet/219820838039961; www.twitter.com/thegiftgourmet Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lynnwood; www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketlynnwood; www.twitter. com/wfmlynnwood Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 1026 NE 64th St; 206-985-1500; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ node/6699; www.facebook.com/

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South

SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with Liquid Nitrogen. $ 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253-941-3248; www.subzeroicecream.com; www.facebook. com/subzerofederalway

BEER

Downtown

The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am-12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-622-6044; www. pikebrewing.com

Pioneer Square

Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant Brewery tours daily. Pyramid’s fine lineup of craft beers is complemented by a full selection of upscale pub fare. $$-$$$ 1201 First Ave S; 206-68-BEERS; www.pyramidbrew.com

Bellevue/Eastside

Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; www.redhook. com; www.facebook.com/ redhookalebrewery; www.twitter. com/redhook_brewery

WINE

Downtown

Downtown Spirits Specialty spirits, wine and craft beer emporium conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 2300 Seventh Ave; 206-812-6591; www.downtownspirits.com; www.facebook. com/pages/downtown-spirits/138667296275515; www. twitter.com/downtownspirits Pike and Western Wine Shop From the beginning we have had a local focus, the wines of Washington and Oregon. But we also stock an extensive selection of European wines, many from people we have built relationships with over the years. We like to call ourselves a local wine shop with a world view. 1934 Pike Pl; 206-441-1307; www.pikeandwestern.com The Tasting Room–Wines of Washington For a small fee, wine lovers can taste artisan wines from some of Washington State’s best boutique wineries. Hours: Sun-Thur noon-8pm, Friday-Sat noon-10 pm. 1924 Post Alley; 206-7709463; www.winesofwashington.com The Vude-Hand of Gods of Wines The VUDE (Velvet Underground Dining Experience) is an event space and foodie paradise where chefs and beverage purveyors can collaborate to create extraordinary dining experiences.

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308 Ninth Ave N; 206-855-5521; www.handofgodwines.com; www.facebook.com/thevude; www.twitter.com/the_vude Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington State; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry. 1201 Western Ave; 206667-9463; www.washingtonwine. org; www.facebook.com/washingtonstatewine; www.twitter. com/winecommission

Queen Anne

Wine Outlet Unique, intimate, customizable parking, professional, wine-bar, classroom, great for cooking classes, deck, outdoor, inviting, kitchen, 3 event spaces, education, team building. 946 Elliott Ave W; 206-285-1129; www. wineoutleteventspace.com; www.facebook.com/pages/wineoutlet/135352134599

Bellevue/Eastside

Airfield Estates Winery Family owned and operated winery. Our tasting room honors and pays tribute to our aviation heritage. Open daily noon to 5pm. 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-877-1006; www.airfieldwines.com/visit_us/ woodinville.php; www.facebook. com/airfieldwines; www.twitter. com/airfield Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. 14419 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-806-9463; www.briancartercellars.com; www.facebook. com/pages/brian-cartercellars/105795669462216; www. twitter.com/briancarterwine Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-415-3632; www.ste-michelle.com; www. facebook.com/stemichelle; www. twitter.com/stemichelle Columbia Winery Washington’s first premium winery. Tastings Sun-Sat 11am6pm; Fri 11am-7pm. A great way to experience our portfolio of wines. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-482-7490; www.columbiawinery.com; www. facebook.com/pages/columbiawinery/103974582971513?nr DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-877-9472; www.delillecellars.com; www.facebook.com/ delillecellars; www.twitter.com/ delillecellars Dusted Valley Vintners Family owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington State wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd NE, Woodinville;

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Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Spokane; 509-5265230; www.charlessmithwines. com; www.facebook.com/ kickasswashingtonwine; www.twitter.com/kvintners Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/or appointment. Normal hours 12-5 (7 days/week), seasonal hours 12-5 Friday-Monday. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City; 509-588-2667; www.cooperwinecompany.com; www.facebook.com/cooperwine; www.twitter.com/cooperwine Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our Tasting Room is open for tasting and informal tours 11:00 to 4:00 daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509-529-4685; www. dunhamcellars.com Terra Blanca Family owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington Wine Country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am-6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City; 509588-6082; www.terrablanca. com; www.facebook.com/terrablancawinery; www.twitter.com/terrablanca

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Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-6504753; www.islandvintners.com; www.facebook.com/islandvintners Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. Bainbridge Island; 206-7800905; www.bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington State wine regions. 206-5248687; www.bonvivanttours.com; www.facebook.com/pages/bonvivant-wine-tours/42275768445 4331?ref=ts&fref=ts The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16 person pedal powered vehicle. Operates daily 10am-10pm. 206678-7211; www.thecyclesaloon.com; www.facebook.com/pages/ cycle-saloon/232358013447676 Local Craft Tours Local craft distillery tour company open Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm. 500 Fifth Ave W, Ste 502; 206-455-3740; www.localcrafttours.com; www.facebook.com/pages/local-

craft-tours/387332014697596; www.twitter.com/localcrafttours Public Market Tours Daily 1-hour historical and cultural tours of Pike Place Market. See fish fly, fresh produce stands, and artisan flower growers! Private groups welcome. 206-209-5488; www.publicmarkettours.com; www.facebook. com/publicmarkettours; www. twitter.com/publicmkttours Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tour Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! 3 hours/3 breweries 800 Fifth Ave, Ste 112; 206-2499858; www.seattlebrewerytour.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301; 206209-5485; www.savorseattletours.com; www.facebook.com/ savorseattlefoodtours Seattle Bites Food Tours Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! Pike Place Market; 425-888-8837; www.seattlebitesfoodtours.com; www.facbook.com/seattlebitesfoodtours; www.twitter.com/ seattle_bites Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. Pike Place Market; 206-725-4483; www.seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington State. 15701 Nelson Pl; 206-444-9463; www.seattlewinetours.com White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 19011 Eighth Ave NW; 206-552-0950; www.whitemoustache.com; www.facebook.com/ whitemoustache; www.twitter. com/whitemoustache

REFERRAL SERVICES edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market St, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; www.edibleseattle.com; www.facebook. com/edibleseattle Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Eating gluten causes continuous health hazards. We monitor food industries, educate, and support consumers to be able to live gluten-free lives. 31214 124th Ave SE, Auburn; 253-833-6655; www.gluten.net; www.facebook. com/glutenintolerancegroup

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Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market/1st & Pike; 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle. org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook. com/visitseattle; www.twitter. com/visitseattle Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/ tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, First Fl (7th & Pike); 206-461-5888; www.visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc; www.facebook.com/visitseattle; www.twitter.com/visitseattle Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold & Double-Gold Award Winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206-853-4677; www.seattlewineawards.com; www.facebook. com/pages/seattle-wine-awards /124305850929368?ref=search; www.twitter.com/wineawards TripAdvisor.com TripAdvisor features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. 141 Needham St, Newton; 617-795-7725; www.tripadvisor.com; www.facebook.com/ tripadvisor; www.twitter.com/ tripadvisor4biz Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 541-610-4122; www.wheretoeatguide.com; www.facebook.com/ eatguideseattle; www.twitter. com/wteggirlseattle

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