First Hill

Perched above the Retail Core and Chinatown/International District, First Hill is regarded as Seattle’s first neighborhood where pioneer families established roots and left behind a rich history of classic homes, gardens and churches. This diverse neighborhood is also home to some the world’s most respected medical and research institutions, most notably Swedish Hospital and Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Let’s Talk Downtown Blog – First Hill
  • 23 July 2014 | 7:11 pm
    sticker_ivoted The August 2014 Primary and Special Election has started, and ballots should have hit your mailbox…and we wanted to remind you to vote! Voters in the City of Seattle will see one local ballot issue on their August 5th ballot, the Park District Proposition 1, and the Downtown Seattle Association wants you to vote “yes!”  [...] Read More >>
  • 15 July 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Victor Steinbrueck Park 2014 You’ve undoubtedly seen arguments for and against the creation of a Parks District in the news of late, and maybe you have questions about what such a ballot measure would mean for Downtown parks. At present, there are more than 6,000 acres of park lands in Seattle and a $270 million maintenance backlog that is [...] Read More >>
  • 30 June 2014 | 10:42 pm
    fam fun Downtown Lowdown – your weekly dose of the top-level things, events, specials and happenings in Downtown Seattle this week. If it’s happening…and it’s “happening”…you’ll find it here Monday, June 30 – Trader Joes’ Silent Movie Mondays: The Circus The fourth film in the Significant Silents series is THE CIRCUS (1928). The film was directed, produced, [...] Read More >>
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Sugar Bakery & Café

This little bakery has a fitting name, producing all sorts of decadent cakes and flaky pastries that are hard to resist. Sugar Bakery & Café doesn’t stop at dessert though, they also do lunch with great paninis and vegetarian soups made from scratch. 1014 Madison Street, Website

Alive & Well

Alive & Well is a specialty skateboard and clothing shop offering quality skateboard decks, wheels, trucks and shoes. They also offer a small selection of shirts, hats and other accessories. 705A E. Pike Street,Website

Sorrento Hotel

A Seattle icon, the Sorrento Hotel has personalized service, Italianate architecture and a warm, welcoming feel that makes you want to stay even longer. As Seattle’s first and longest-operating boutique hotel, they’re home to the famed Hunt Club bar and restaurant, as well as a terrific summer happy hour in the courtyard. 900 Madison Street, Website.

Ltd. Art Gallery

Ltd. Art Gallery showcases a diverse spectrum of contemporary artists including a mixture of modern, pop, surrealist and low brow art. The rotating original art showcases inspired by the iconic universes created in pop culture. 307 E Pike Street, Website

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