Settled in Seattle

For more than 113,000 foreign-born residents, Seattle is a place of opportunity, hope, and sanctuary. In our corner of the city, you’ll find them advocating for local youth, playing key roles in local business and activism, and even bringing a taste of their homeland to the neighborhood. These stories began across the globe, but all share a common thread—a community found in South Lake Union.

Giving Season

Giving becomes even more crucial as the days grow shorter and the Northwest rain freezes to flakes. This holiday season, connect with organizations in the South Lake Union area to bring light and warmth into the lives of those in need.

Featured Businesses

Cyclebar South Lake Union

No matter how you want to Rock Your Ride, we’ve got a workout for you.

Kati Vegan Thai

Kati — ‘coconut milk’ in Thai — emphasizes traditional cooking techniques and harmonious flavors to create fresh, unique takes on new and existing recipes you won’t find anywhere else.

Neighborhood Map

Find exactly what you’re after in South Lake Union

Upcoming Events

December 8, 10:00 am, Van Vorst Courtyard

South Lake Union Winter Market

Didn’t get enough UCU at our regular winter show? We’ll be returning to Van Vorst Plaza in South Lake Union again this year to showcase a couple dozen more vendors, just 1 week after our big Urban Craft Uprising 2017 Winter Show.

December 8, 8:00 pm, 415 Westlake

Emerald City Music: The Miro Quartet

Named after the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works are some of the most original of the 20th century, the Miró Quartet has taken first prize in a number of international competitions, including the Banff String Quartet Competition and Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. The Miró Quartet was also awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant. This special show puts the Miro Quartet in the spotlight as they curate a full evening of quartets.



Giving Season: Giving becomes more crucial as the days grow shorter & the NW rain freezes to flakes. This holiday season, connect with organizations in SLU to bring light & warmth to those in need. >>link to bio
Pet City: MOHAI’s new exhibit, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, highlights Seattle’s history with four-legged friends. >>link in bio
Farestart’s Newest Digs: The Seattle institution is cooking up more goodness with three now-open concepts in SLU and an advanced apprenticeship program. >>link to bio

65 Feet

height of the climbing wall at REI flagship store