Seattle

Salmon on the grill

Copper River Salmon is here -- but it's extra-pricey

The first Alaska Airlines cargo flight carrying 16,000 pounds of Copper River salmon arrived Friday morning. And they say by the end of the day another 48,000 pounds will be in Seattle. Which means that the PNW's favorite spring and early-summer tradition should be readily available -- but it's...
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Barefoot at the beach

Let's hit the beach! Or the pool! Where to splash, swim & sun

Sure, the water's still a little cold. But the sun's out! Time to choose a beach and get out there! And we do have a lot of choices here, from hidden tucked-away neighborhood pocket parks, to community pools, to big spacious sandy beaches, we're all about the water in the Puget Sound area. Well,...
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Roller skating

Ready for some old school fun? How about hitting the rolller rink?

No experience necessary for retro fun all over Puget Sound -- take the family roller skating! I know it sounds a little hokey, and it's definitely not what we might think of as cool, which is exactly what makes it cool, right? Seattle and the suburbs have a bunch of choices if you'd like to try...
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Mexican food

Where to feast on Mexican food around Seattle this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is on Saturday this year, so why don't you make plans for a fiesta at one of these hot Mexican spots? Yelp has generously compiled " Seattle's Guide to Marvelous Mexican Eats " just in time for the festivites.Most of these places aren't fancy; when you read the Yelp reviews you see...
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Washington coast

There's still time to plan your Memorial Day road trip

Who's up for a Memorial Weekend road trip? It's May 26, 27 & 28 this year. Soon! So now's a grat time to make a nearly-last-minute decision to hit the road and chill for a couple of days. The family-friendly site Red Tricycle has half a dozen great ideas for mini-getaways, and you don't have to...
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Mother's day flowers

Plan ahead! Where to take Mom for Mother's Day brunch

You only have one mother, and her special day is almost here -- Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. Luckily for you, there are a ton of great choices in Seattle and the East Side when it comes to a spot to treat Mom to Mother's Day brunch. Seattle Met is on the case, and they've put together a handy...
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Modern house

This weekend -- from cool houses to running in the rain

Do we let a little rain stop us from having weekend fun in the Northwest? No we don't! Here's a list of stuff to do this weekend. No excuses for not having fun! Isn't it fun to poke around inside the homes of total strangers? The Seattle Modern Home Tou r on Saturday is a drive-yourself visit to...
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Bowling

Let's bowl! Here's where to take the whole family for bowling fun in the PNW

If your family's bored and the weather's not great, what do you do? Here's an idea -- go bowling! Most 21st century bowling alleys are so family-friendly . . . even for the youngest kids, who get the benefit of gutter rails to keep the ball in the lane, thos little rack thingies that help a kid...
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Couple dining outdoors

Where to eat and drink outdoors in Seattle this spring & summer

We've had a fantastic sunny streak in April. It won't last forever, but the sun will return and you need to make some plans. That's where this up-to-the-minute list from Eater Seattle comes in: Great Spots for Outdoor Dining and Drinking in Seattle, Spring 2018. They put together a list of 24...
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Earth

This weekend around here is all about the Earth, spring, music, and wine

Earth Day Weekend is always a big deal here in the PNW, so -- big surprise -- there are lots of earth-friendly things to do this weekend. First of all, try recycling and composting and don't litter or crush cigarette butts on the sidewalk. Okay. Now here's what else you can do: Friday Earth Day...
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