Pioneer Square Pergola Photo Jorge Garrido
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Photo: David Newman

Pioneer Square

A neighborhood defined by its colorful past

Pioneer Square was the original heart of the city in Seattle’s early days. Now more than a century later, the historic neighborhood is bustling once again with historic brick buildings, notable restaurants, and more.

Eat

Intrigue Chocolate Co. Photo: Olivia Brent

The on-trend culinary scene offers something for every craving and culinary desire. The London Plane is an airy, elegant oasis. Meet friends for a sit-down lunch or dinner featuring a rotating menu of seasonal ingredients. Pick up fresh breads and pastries from its bakery before selecting a bouquet from the on-site florist. For a heartier lunch, break out the napkins at Rain Shadow Meats. The butcher shop and lunch spot offers piled-high sandwiches such as the Pigfall and Lambwich. Then go satisfy that sweet tooth at Intrigue Chocolate Co. Take home a tarragon or mocha artisan truffle or sip a made-to-order chocolate milk mixed with the flavoring of your choice.

Shop

Drygoods Design Photo: Lauren Stelling

The neighborhood is a literary playground. Take a spin around The Globe Bookstore to enjoy its selection of vintage Northwest and children’s titles. Arundel Books entices with its brick, ivy-covered storefront, antiquarian gems, and on-site art gallery. Put your best foot forward at Clementines, which is known for unique, comfortable, and sophisticated women’s shoes in addition to apparel and jewelry. For unexpected finds, Bon Voyage Vintage is a treasure trove stocking everything from retro dresses to Beatles T-shirts. And both kids and the young at heart can’t resist Magic Mouse Toys. The shelves burst with everything from puppets to Star Wars memorabilia and a charming collection of Seattle-themed books and playthings.

Play

Occidental Square Photo: Olivia Brent

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour has uncovered Seattle’s history since 1965. Today’s Pioneer Square is built atop the remnants of pre-1889 Seattle. Tours wind through the underground nooks and crannies of the old city. Urban town square Occidental Park provides a breath of fresh air thanks to rotating outdoor art installations. Winter activities include ice sculpting and professional carolers beginning with December’s First Thursday Art Walk and every Friday thereafter that month. Come spring, people may very well be dancing in the streets at the first Upstream Music Fest, featuring more than 200 Northwest artists performing at more than 25 Pioneer Square locations.

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Pioneer Square Partners

Doc Maynard’s Public House

Doc Maynard’s Public House

4Culture

4Culture

  • Address 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle WA 98104
  • Phone (206) 296-7580
  • Website 4culture.org
Amtrak

Amtrak

  • Address King Street Station, Seattle WA 98104
  • Phone (800) 872-7245
  • Website amtrak.com
The Alliance for Pioneer Square

The Alliance for Pioneer Square

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