Pioneer Square

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.

Let’s Talk Downtown Blog – Pioneer Square
  • 21 April 2014 | 9:51 pm
    dance around the world 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 21 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Director Braden Abraham takes on the modern American classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee at Seattle [...] Read More >>
  • 18 April 2014 | 8:42 pm
    bike master plan City Councilmembers unanimously approved the Bicycle Master Plan that has been in the works since 2007 and the final version can be viewed online. On Monday, City Councilmembers unanimously voted to approve the Bicycle Master Plan that outlines new improvements for Seattle’s bicycle infrastructure Downtown and beyond. This plan will set new projects in motion [...] Read More >>
  • 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 >>
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Bar Sajor

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

E. Smith Mercantile

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

Courtyard Seattle Downtown

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 AveWebsite

Underground Tour

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 Avenuewebsite

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