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Discover South Lake Union Magazine

Digital archive of the latest and greatest SLU has to offer.

This biannual magazine invites you to explore Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

Summer/Fall 2018

Pulse: Dogs of SLU, a conversation with chef Renee Erickson, summer events, and more.

The XX Factor: In the #MeToo era, what role do Seattle’s tech companies play in the country’s larger conversation on gender parity?

Parent Hood: South Lake Union isn’t just for tech workers.  It’s a neighborhood that embraces family, too.

Local Flavor: A FareStart profile, dinner for two, new restaurants, the perfect cup of coffee, and sports-watching spots.

Culture Fix: Inside Understory at The Spheres, chantey singing at Lake Union, and a discussion with MadArt director Emily Kelly

Trending Now: Buy locally made good at JOIN Shop and plan a quick getaway via Kenmore Air seaplane.

Winter/Spring 2017-18

Pulse: Local lingo, the five people you meet in SLU, a Banana Stand update, neighborhood secrets, tech giants collide, and a conversation with city councilmember Sally Bagshaw.

Settled in Seattle: SLU locals on finding community and opportunity in the Emerald City.

Local Flavor: Pop-up pastrami, beer Bingo, colorful macarons, and a Kai Market shopping list.

Culture Fix: 72 hours of art, and a Cornish student inspires with creativity and determination

Trending Now: Stories from Museum Quality Framing, plus a cubicle refresh.

Summer/Fall 2017

Pulse: What’s new and what’s next, neighborhood facts and figures, meeting spaces, FareStart at Amazon, and seasonal events.

Lasting Legacies: These eight institutions have thrived in SLU for more than 20 years.

Eat & Drink: Smoothies spots, an appetizer crawl, international eats, and warm-weather cocktails.

Arts & Culture: Coming soon at MOHAI, Emerald City Music, and kid-friendly fun

Style & Shopping: Hairstyles from Gary Manuel Studio and Capelli’s Gentlemen’s Barber.

Winter/Spring 2016-17

Pulse: Dog-friendly places to dine and drink, cozy coffeehouses, Mary’s Place, and more.

The Art of the Matter: Galleries and public art complement ever-growing South Lake Union

The Spheres are (Almost) Here: A look at the planning, processes, plants, and construction of Seattle’s newest icon.

Eat & Drink: Dinner spots, meatless eats, grab-and-go breakfasts, and scrumptious seafood.

Arts & Culture: Vibrant street art and the history of the tugboat Arthur Foss. 

Style & Shopping: Outdoor adventure gear from REI and smooth sounds from Bang & Olufsen.

Summer/Fall 2016

Pulse: Explore the apartment scene, five fun workouts, summer events, and more.

Neighbors: From a museum director to a KEXP DJ, six SLU insiders share what they love about the neighborhood and why.

The Science of Tomorrow: South Lake Union is home sweet lab to some of the world’s leading biotech firms. Discover how they’re shaping groundbreaking medical research.

Eat & Drink: Burgers galore, hot happy hours, late-night hangouts, and what’s on the horizon in the neighborhood’s burgeoning restaurant landscape.

Arts & Culture: Local classes, photo-worthy spots, and Cornish opens to the community.

Style & Shopping: Stylish picks for pooches, plus ways to decorate your home in Pacific Northwest fashion.

Winter/Spring 2015-16

Pulse: Explore places for pooches, relaxing spas, fine architecture, and more.

Fresh Eats: SLU is rapidly becoming a dining destination. We reveal what’s new and what’s next.

Arts & Culture: MOHAI, MadArt, and Paul Allen’s upcoming Pivot Art + Culture anchor the neighborhood’s art scene.

Eat & Drink: Delight your appetite with brunch, cheap eats, and craft cocktails.

Style & Shopping: Home design, local products, and opportunities to give back round out SLU’s retail experience.

Quote Me: The Center for Wooden Boats founder Dick Wagner discusses Lake Union History

65 Feet

height of the climbing wall at REI flagship store