Historic Pioneer Square, South of the Retail Core and nestled between the Chinatown-International District and the Waterfront, is rich in history and culture as Seattle’s original Downtown. With exquisite Victorian and Edwardian Era architecture, classic restaurants, bars and nightlife, extensive furniture, rug and antique shopping, art galleries, and home to CenturyLink Field and Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC, Pioneer Square mixes the history of our city with modern and cultural activities.
6 March 2014 | 7:52 pmLocal restaurateur Matt Dillion has opened the second wave of the London Plane in Occidental Plaza with on-site bakery and artisan grocery. The London Plane is officially open in Occidental Square, offering flowers, baked goods and artisan grocery goods. Matt Dillon & Katherine Anderson opened the first installment in a small space last summer right [...] Read More >>
5 March 2014 | 6:19 pmSupport great local restaurants and enjoy exceptional cuisine all over Downtown (and the rest of Seattle) through the end of March. Presented by Seattle Good Business Network, Dine Around Seattle is back for its spring promotion and will run Sundays through Thursdays and offer 3 course meals at a variety of local restaurants. Choose a [...] Read More >>
3 March 2014 | 7:42 pmDowntown 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, March 3 – B.B. King at the Moore Blues legend B.B. King is playing at the Paramount joined by local blues-rock band, Ayron Jones and the [...] Read More >>
Matt Dillon, a 2012 James Beard Award winner and the force behind Sitka & Spruce and The Corson Building, has created Bar Sajor. If you are a fan of Sitka’s menu—flatbreads, wood-fired vegetables and meats, raw and cured seafood, pickles, yogurt and ancient grains—then you will find much to enjoy and a Eurocentric wine list to sip alongside. 323 Occidental Ave S, Website
The concept for the space mimics one of the original establishments from the owner’s Grandfather’s small town of Atlanta, Idaho. Half of the space offered a mercantile for the town; dry goods with everything from American made denim and leather gloves to bulk teas, coffee and candy. The other half served as a meeting place, a bar where the people could come together and share stories, build relationships, and forget their cares. E. Smith Mercantile will offer the same thing to a growing neighborhood on the verge of resurgence. 201 1st Ave S, website
The Courtyard Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square hotel boasts modern amenities with a historical, traditional charm. Located in the heart of Pioneer Square and with water views of Elliott Bay, the hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Century Link Field, Safeco Field, as well as the cruise terminals. With 222 rooms and 40 suites, the hotel is the perfect size for a get-away in the city, nestled inside the restored 1904 Historic Alaska Building. 612 2nd Ave, Website
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, their guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist!. 608 1st Avenue, website