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
  • 17 April 2014 | 6:16 pm
    family fun Learn everything you wanted to know about living Downtown but didn’t know whom to ask, at the Downtown Residents Council quarterly meeting. If you are new to Downtown living or a seasoned urban dweller who’d like to know more about Downtown resources and whom to contact about neighborhood issues, then you won’t want to miss [...] Read More >>
  • 14 April 2014 | 7:51 pm
    bethany 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, April 14 – Slow Music at the Triple Door After a 7 year hiatus, Slow Music is returning to Seattle for two performances. Featuring former members of [...] Read More >>
  • 10 April 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Out To Lunch Concerts 2013 - DSA Now visitors to Downtown can utilize the new ORCA Day Pass to cover all their transportation needs in a day for one price. The convenience and efficiency of using an ORCA card will now be available to visitors, friends and/or family who are just passing through town.  Or, perhaps you know you’re going to need flexible [...] Read More >>
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The Lemongrass

Situated on the border of First Hill and the Central District, the Lemongrass serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a colorful, elegant setting. With its décor as colorful as its menu, the Lemongrass serves up savory satay, curry, meat and seafood dishes, as well as an extensive wine and happy hour list. 514 12th Ave, Website


Stussy is a clothing brand and privately owned company inspired by the surfwear trend originating in Orange County, California. Since then, the style has grown into street wear, and has made its Seattle home in the First Hill neighborhood. 1108 Pike St, Website

Sorrento Hotel

A Seattle icon, the Sorrento Hotel is conveniently located a short distance from Downtown and Capitol Hill. This boutique hotel offers personalized service, unique guestrooms and suites, Italianate architecture and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy a meal at the Hunt Club, a relaxing evening in the Fireside Room or afternoon tea in their historic lobby. 900 Madison St, Website.

Frye Art Museum

Frye Art Museum first opened its doors in 1952 and has since displayed its late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Europeans paintings, along with internationally renowned and emerging artists. The museum also has an extensive list of public programs, lecture series, classes, and school and educator programs. 704 Terry Ave, Website.

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