July 2018

In this issue:

Best Local Beers: Our 2nd Annual Beer Awards highlight the top Washington beers and the best spots to enjoy them. (Read it online June 20 or pick up a copy on newsstands now!)

PLUS: The scoop on the newest ice cream shops, what's new in the Tacoma art scene, inside a sublime San Juan Island retreat, how local retail shops are reinventing themselves in the age of Amazon and MUCH MORE!

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From this Issue

Each month, a new plant arrives, complete with care instructions

Sean Carleton's work can be seen at the Bellevue Arts Museum's Artsfair, July 27-29

University of Washington’s Spencer Sevilla wants to give cell access to those in need

What makes a house a home? For one Seattle couple, the answer seems to be a personal touch, and a little heat

Graphic designer Sam Bledsoe’s eclectic style is catching the attention of hip-hop’s heavy hitters

A modern outdoor table gets its signature finish from an ancient element

Want to really know coffee? Then you’ll need to do a cupping

Suzanne Moore is among nearly 30 artists participating in the Seattletters International Calligraphy Conference in Bellingham this month

Five new ice cream shops to try this summer

Retailers throughout the city are getting creative in their fight for survival—and many are thriving

The National History Landmark will soon be in the spotlight

Celebrate summer with adventures up north

The Moxy Hotel features a lobby turned playground for the fun-loving traveler

The DIY spirit of Seattle’s scrappy little sister—along with its affordability—is creating a buzzworthy art scene populated, in part, by displaced Seattle artists

An anonymous Seattle artist tells the story of our city at ground level

Who wants to stay inside during a perfect Seattle summer night? Pack the popcorn and a picnic basket and enjoy one of these movies by moonlight

Hear that? Outdoor music season is in full swing. Here are some of this month’s highlights

An Uwajimaya food stall is dishing up soul-warming bowls of rice porridge

A couple’s San Juan Island campsite turns into the home of their dreams—30 years in the making

More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states will be here for the Special Olympics USA Games from July 1 to 6

Plus: a recipe for a delicious homespun thimbleberry jam

Our hand-picked list of best bets for entertainment this month

This month's Editor's Note from Rachel Hart

Plus: See who won the award for Most Iconic Washington Beer Brand

What—and where—you should be drinking right now

The best brews from the Puget Sound region and beyond

The SoDo brewery topped two of our best beer categories and there's so much more to love

Times are difficult in our fair city, says Knute Berger. Will balance and livability ever return?