Seattle is truly a city of neighborhoods.
Our neighborhoods in northeast Seattle – from Wallingford to Wedgwood – are treasures we can rediscover when we just explore outside our front door. This is “4 to Explore,” a treasure map to 4 of the best things each season: 1 shop or restaurant to visit, 1 meeting to connect with neighbors, 1 fun activity to enjoy, and 1 neighborhood issue to engage. Enjoy exploring!
Alex Pedersen

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1 Store to Adore


Persepolis Grill

Adventurous enough to sip a yogurt drink popular in ancient Persia more than a 1,000 years ago? Hungry for hearty kabob dishes cooked to tender perfection? Eager to enjoy authentic Iranian food right here in Northeast Seattle? Travel no farther than PERSEPOLIS GRILL in the University District, just a block south of Cowen Park. “Persepolis” was a capital city of the Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire (now Iran). Founded by “Cyrus the Great,” it thrived for 220 years — close to the age of our young United States! (Yes, of course, I had to look this up on Wikipedia; do I look like an ancient history…

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1 Meeting to Connect

City Budget

City Budget P.R.I.D.E. (Also, “Bonus Meeting” to express Upzone concerns)

NEW BONUS MEETING: Also concerned about the proposed “Upzone on Steroids” proposed for our U District and surrounding neighborhoods? Attend public hearing Wed, Nov 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. ————– MEETING to CONNECT:  Remember when Northeast Seattle’s Rob Johnson and other Councilmembers were criticized for bailing out the failed Pronto bike scheme with millions of your tax dollars? Now our City Council is going to decide how to spend BILLIONS of your tax dollars. So this season’s Meeting to Connect is the CITY BUDGET CALENDAR. (see below) All meetings are inconveniently located downtown at City…

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1 Fun to Enjoy


Classical Music in Laurelhurst

Classical music separates us from the beasts and elevates our soul. Enjoy LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC right here in Northeast Seattle. The Laurelhurst neighborhood continues to host Philharmonia Northwest at St. Stephen’s Church. What is Philharmonia, you ask? “Philharmonia Northwest was established in 1976…The Orchestra is comprised of approximately 40 musicians from the Puget Sound area, who volunteer their talents and perform music ranging from the works of the Baroque era to world premieres” (according to their website). This Fall, two very different concerts are featured at St. Stephen’s Church, which is located at 4805 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA — just east of Laurelhurst Park and Laurelhurst Elementary. Fall…

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1 Issue to Engage


Vote, Northeast Seattle!

VOTE, NORTHEAST SEATTLE !  Your ballots are due Tues, Nov 8.  While there are many candidates and measures to sort through, here are our recommendations for two of the most important: Sound Transit 3 (ST3): Vote No.   43rd Legislative District: Vote Yes for Nicole Macri. If you are still deciding how to vote, here is our thinking: No on Sound Transit 3 (ST3): We want more extensive mass transit, but Big Business should not get a free ride while the poor pay more.  Shockingly, that’s exactly what the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure would do. ST3 would shovel unfair, regressive taxes onto the people while…

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