June 2019


La Cabaña Is Seattle’s Central American Food Hub

A Greenwood restaurant acts as a community hub for local Central Americans craving a taste of home

This article appears in print in the June 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. On days of big soccer games, La Cabaña owner Selvin Oseguera often answers phone calls from people of a half-dozen Central American nationalities to reassure them that the game will be shown on the television at his restaurant. Oseguera is Honduran, but the…


9 Iconic Seattle Day Trips

These locales are farther afield, but you’re not an official mossback until you’ve visited them all

This article appears in print in the June 2019 issue, as part of the 150 Must-Do Summer Experiences cover story. Click here to subscribe. > Mount Rainier. When the mountain is out, head toward it. You could just set out for the visitor center at Sunrise or Paradise, but the best way to truly experience the park is from a…


Your PNW Summer Bucket List Is Waiting

This month's editor's note from Rachel Hart

This article appears in print in the June 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. I met a guy during my sophomore year in college who was from Athens, Greece, but had never been to the Acropolis. I was incredulous—he said it was too much of a tourist attraction. But after driving around Seattle every day and seeing…


Why Many Seattleites Now Use a Personal Concierge

The popularity of personal concierge services is skyrocketing as busy professionals and harried parents seek to free up their schedules

A HELPING HAND: Mom and dance studio owner Maygan Wurzer (foreground) says that her part-time personal assistant, Peggy Padua of Pepper’s Personal Assistants, gives her more time to invest in her work and family


Seattle Town Houses Are Going Green

For about $1 million, you can move into a new, eco-friendly town house

SEEING CLEARLY: The Ascent town houses on Lower Queen Anne are flooded with light thanks to large windows; rooftop decks offer city and water views


Move Over Coffee Shops: Seattle Breweries Are the New Third Space

As Seattle’s brewery scene continues to grow, some taprooms are getting playful. Here’s where to find some fun with your cold one

This article appears in print in the June 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Back to ClassPonder life’s big questions at Peddler Brewing Company (Ballard, 1514 NW Leary Way; 360.362.0002), where event programming runs from Astronomy on Tap (featuring talks by astronomers and other scientists, including some from the University of Washington) to Pun Slams and outdoor movie…


Justin Huertas’ Debuts New Musical at ArtsWest

'The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion' is a story of a high school student who develops new abilities (the title may or may not be a spoiler)

WELL ARMED: Playwright Justin Huertas with, on left, Porscha Shaw who plays Nia, and right, Rachel Guyer-Mafune who plays Lee, in ArtsWest’s 'The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion'


Take a Road Trip to Lake Chelan for Water, Wine, Art and More

The lake is just the start of this eastern Washington getaway

Get a good view of the Chelan area from the top of Chelan Butte


Ballard Artisan Teaches You How to Make Your Own Chef’s Knife

Want to learn how to create your own 6-inch high-carbon steel chef knife?

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT: Fire Horse Forge’s custom knives, designed with high carbon steel blades, beefwood handles and bronze spacers, include (at top) the 8.25-inch “Peacock Feather” and the 6.75-inch “Damascus”


The Best Walking Tours in Seattle

Get an inside view into your favorite things with these tours

Inside the Amazon Spheres


Tech Addiction Is on the Rise in Seattle and Beyond

When a Seattle boy couldn’t stop playing video games, his parents came to a hard truth: Their son was addicted. And he’s not alone. In our tech-focused city—and the nation—more people are seeking help for this condition. But there’s no easy fix.

This article appears in print in the June 2019 issue and is produced in collaboration with Crosscut. Click here to subscribe. * The names of the family members have been changed to protect their privacy. Laura and Dave Johnson* had always known that their older son, Eric, was different than other kids. Diagnosed with severe ADHD at a…


The Tall Order Facing Seattle’s New City Council

We have a bumper crop of City Council candidates this year, notes Knute Berger. Are they likely to fare better than the current incumbents in solving the city’s problems?

VOTE FOR ME! ME! ME! ME! There is a bumper crop of City Council candidates this year; those elected will face a daunting slate of problems

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