Fill Your Autumn Agenda with Seattle Events Close to Home

We’re falling in love with the new season in Seattle where experiences start mere steps from home. The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle’s new waterfront, and close to all the action. Start exploring the best of the season with these local to-do’s on the autumn agenda.

 

Seattle Waterfront Fall Events

 

Seattle’s architecture and art scene is second to none. Join Under the Space Needle: Seattle Art Walk tour, where you’ll get to see incredible works and get to know Seattle a bit better. Discover Seattle’s amazing art and architecture hidden in plain sight with a local, knowledgeable guide. Your tour starts in downtown Seattle, known for its creative architectural feats and styles, from historic to modern.

 

Pier 62 awaits with a full range of fitness, wellness, public art and performance programming, check the schedule to see what’s next.  Take in a sunset on Seattle’s Schooner, enjoy some oysters at Pier 54, hone your Instagram skills and strike a pose at the Seattle Selfie Museum or tour the Waterfront Whiskey Distillery – it’s all happening on the Seattle waterfront.

 

Explore a gallery space featuring all local BIPOC artists and creators during Belltown Art Walk, held every second Friday of each month. Multiple locations throughout the downtown and Belltown area open up their spaces to showcase artists and their works. Upcoming dates include September 9th, October 14th and November 11th.

 

Dine in a gondola 200 feet above the Salish Sea. Assemble 4 people, friends or family and make reservations for the dinner experience of a lifetime at Seattle’s Great Wheel along the Seattle waterfront.

 

Toast to autumn atop it all at Smith Tower Observatory. Less than a mile from The Emerald, you can experience the iconic, world-famous observatory with its historic exhibits, Otis elevators, stunning 360-degree views of Seattle, and open-air viewing deck. Watch for their fall special drinks at the thirty-fifth-floor bar as you explore the intriguing menu and amazing views.

 

Join Seattle Aquarium for fun activities open to all ages. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events on September 23rd + 30th will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.

 

Catch 8 local food trucks, 20 craft breweries and live entertainment all day long during Trucktoberfest Beer Festival on October 1st at the SLU Discovery Center in South Lake Union.

 

Plan to catch a Kraken game this season and cheer on our local hockey team. Just over a mile from The Emerald, getting to the Climate Pledge Arena is easy! For most major events they’ll have a bike valet for convenient and safe bike storage, 3 parking garages located on Seattle Center Campus, and you can also hop on the Metro and be there in ~20 minutes.

 

Enjoy a fall bike ride from The Emerald. Layer up and pop over to Olympic Sculpture Park. Start your journey by spying the Seattle fall foliage unfolding, then follow the Elliott Bay Trail through Myrtle Edwards Park as you try to spot eagles, gulls, and crows. Continue through Centennial Park as you take in views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountains. Pedal all the way to Elliott Bay Marina at Smith Cove Park, which is a great spot to take in fall colors where crimson trees are brilliant against the turquoise waters and Seattle’s skyline shines.

 

Get into the spirit. Learn some local haunted history and book a tour with Seattle Terrors at Pike Place Market. “Fat Lady Barber” is a well-known, darker tale from Pike Place Market. Fat Lady Barber is known for walking around at night and singing customers to sleep in order to steal money and valuables out of their pockets. Today cleaners at the market say they have heard someone singing lullabies to them when they are alone at the market. Arthur Goodwin was a nephew of the developer of Pike Place Market who later ran the market as its director. Some say you can still see Goodwin upstairs in the library, looking down on the market or swinging a golf club where his office used to be.

 

Be blown away at the Glass Artist Showcase on October 16th, showcasing Pike Place Market’s glass artists featuring an array of work by skilled glassblowers, flame workers, fused glass artists and more.

 

Taste the best of Seattle during Seattle Restaurant Week. SRA runs from October 23rd – November 5th and gives diners a unique chance to celebrate our culinary community, highlighting its craft, diversity, resilience, and great food. Enjoy curated menus at restaurants, food trucks, pop-ups, and more across greater Seattle.

 

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the whole family at Pike Place Market’s Harvest Festival on October 29th. Bring the kids and even your furry friends for a day of fall fun across all 9-acres. Meet the producers, enjoy live music, kids’ activities, pop-up murals, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade for kids and pets!

 

Celebrate the spooky season on The Strangest Seattle Tour, a one of kind journey through time. The tour begins at Pike Place Market, continues through Belltown and ends on Pier 66. Explore the Emerald City through the art of storytelling and a real time adventure walking one mile through the streets, stairwells, and storefronts that reflect the mystery and spirit of a Seattle that is still a great work in progress.

 

Join an opening night event to get a first look at the pieces and meet the artists and collectors included in the fifth exhibition for the Seattle NFT Museum on November 4th. The Seattle NFT Museum’s purpose is to serve, educate, and connect the thriving NFT community in the Pacific Northwest.

 

The Annual Magic in the Market kicks off the holiday season at Pike Place Market to celebrate the 27th annual Magic in the Market. You will find holiday spirit across all 9-acres on this unforgettable day on November 26th.

 

There’s no better spot to enjoy the best of Seattle. Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your home today and start exploring what each season offers, just steps from your front door.

 

 

Photo by Samantha Sun on Unsplash

Tour the Evolving Seattle Waterfront from Above

Join Brooke, Sales Manager at The Emerald, as she explains the latest amenity milestones and what’s to come along the ever-evolving Seattle waterfront. A natural in front of the camera, Brooke begins this video tour high above it all filming from one of our beautiful one-bedroom condominiums on the 33rd floor. This “05” stack home offers an amazing vantage point to watch the progress along the waterfront unfold.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Brooke’s entire video, enjoy the tour. We’ve summarized some key points below for your convenience!

 

The Waterfront Project is creating a more accessible and livable waterfront in an effort to offer more pedestrian spaces connecting the city core down to the water. Once at the waterfront, the emphasis is to create a more livable and enjoyable space for all.

 

The first portion, the new seawall, was completed in 2017.  This new seawall serves as the foundation for the new waterfront, and it has some really nice features for the ecosystem. Salmon migrate through that area, so they have used materials and have designed it in a way that creates a healthier habitat for the sea. A sidewalk has also been incorporated to facilitate and encourage waterfront pedestrian activity.

 

In 2018 we saw the addition of the Washington Street Habitat Beach, a beach that anyone can enjoy for fun, great for picnics or to get your feet wet. If you are familiar with the waterfront, you know that before this beach was added, there really wasn’t anything on the water until you get to the Olympic Sculpture Park, which is on the north side of the city. This addition is almost complete and many are excited about this new venue.

 

In 2019, an above ground two-story highway was rerouted underground into a tunnel that now runs underneath the waterfront – hugely beautifying the waterfront and definitely making it much, much more enjoyable and accessible.

 

The next portion of the project that was completed was Pier 62.  You can tell which one it is because it has a soccer field on top. This pier was designed to be a flexible park space, with numerous events daily. The Waterfront Park website highlight activities offered such as free yoga, free dance classes, food truck round-ups, live music and even the regional Salish Tribe sharing traditional songs and stories with visitors.

 

Future plans call for a sidewalk that runs along the waterfront, expanding it and making it more like a promenade. They’re also adding a bike lane, more greenery and park spaces for kids to play, in an effort to create a pedestrian-friendly setting for all. These present and future improvements will make connecting by foot to your favorite sporting events extremely convenient. It’s very Seattle.

 

The Overlook Walk portion of the waterfront is another project that is currently under construction which will connect Pike Place Market to the Seattle Aquarium. There’s going to be some fun spaces for kids, various slides that can take them from the top of the walk, down to the bottom where the aquarium is located. Food and beverage vendors will also be incorporated. Overlook Walk boasts a modern design and will have some great views.

 

Other additions will include a new pedestrian bridge from the common ferry terminal that will take people over to Western Avenue. There will also be one more new pier, Pier 58 – located between the aquarium and The Great Wheel. This new pier will be in the shape of a triangle and will have a grove of trees, nice seating, and kids play area.

 

All this is just about a block and a half from The Emerald making all that’s in the works an exciting new amenity of our community.  Contact Brooke at Sales@TheEmeraldSeattle.com for an in-person or virtual tour soon to explore the new collection of modern high-rise condominiums rising above an iconic downtown address at Second and Stewart.

It’s a Delicious Time to be in Downtown Seattle

The Emerald opens up to a vibrant mix of downtown cafés, fresh markets, exceptional shopping, A-list restaurants, and world-class museums and galleries. Our neighboring Pike Place Market invites you to explore all 9-acres featuring 70+ farmers, 150+ crafters plus over 220 independently owned shops and restaurants. And Elliott Bay is just steps away from your front door – highlighted by the new waterfront redevelopment and its reimagined plazas, parks and paths that will connect the city and the Sound like never before. Our Seattle location has also been stacked with new restaurant openings, making it a delicious time to be in downtown.

 

 

Get a taste of the neighborhood by adding a few of these spots to your dining card:

 

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, a Maryland-based seafood chain, is bringing Maine lobster to Seattle.  The signature dish at this new spot is a fluffy roll loaded with Maine lobster meat, served hot with warm butter, chilled with lemon butter, or with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. They also serve up shrimp rolls and clam chowder along with some other lobster dishes like lobster mac and cheese, lobster grilled cheese, lobster bisque, and lobster salad. The first West Coast location, Mason’s is located at 1307 1st Avenue, a short walk from Pike Place Market, across from the Seattle Art Museum.

 

Shama is Pike Place Market’s new fine-dining Moroccan restaurant that serves dishes such as M’rouzia, a meltingly tender lamb shank with Moroccan saffron and a chicken dish cooked with bitingly sour preserved lemons and briny green olives, both served with fluffy couscous. The restaurant overlooks Western Avenue and is located at 1501 Pike Place #200.

 

Salt District is a new casual Italian restaurant on Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront brought to us by the owners of Elliott’s Oyster House and Metropolitan Grill (E3 Restaurant Group). John Vega, who previously ran E3 Restaurant Group’s catering program, is the restaurant’s executive chef. His menu includes snacks like cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta, steak, classic Italian entrees like branzino, and Lamb Osso Bucco for dinner. This spot also offers a large cocktail and wine list.

 

Tiger Sugar, Taiwan’s premier brown sugar milk tea chain, has arrived in Seattle near Pike Place Market. The Instagram boba sensation entered the U.S. market in 2019 with two wildly popular locations in New York City. This is the chain’s first location in Washington with future plans to expand in the state.

 

Make it a very happy hour! Seattle restauranteur Ethan Stowell opened a second location of The Victor Tavern at the base of the 2+U office tower near Pike Place Market on June 29th. A great spot to share some snacks and conversation with colleagues and neighbors, The Victor Tavern caters to downtown office workers with a happy hour menu offered between (4- 6pm) featuring bites like beef tartare, spicy calamari, grass-fed beef burgers, veggie burgers, and fish and chips, served with $10 cocktails, $6 draft beers, and $7 glasses of wine.

 

Just a few blocks or ~.5 mile from our door is The George, the newly opened full-service restaurant of Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel as part of an $25 million renovation of the hotel’s dining and lobby areas. Chef Thomas Cullen says he intends to make it the top restaurant in Seattle by achieving unparalleled breadth and quality in his menu with pasta dishes, sashimi, huge seafood boils and towers, dry-aged steaks, and more. The restaurant’s design, with vaulted ceilings and zigzagging green, black, pink, and white marble tile floors, is stunning. You can find The George at the back of the lobby area of the hotel, which is located at 411 University Street.

 

A few blocks in the other direction, also ~.5 miles from our door you’ll find Renee Erickson’s newest business, King Leroy. This casual Northwest-style bar invites you to order chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and smoked oysters in the heart of the Denny Triangle. Delicious and dedicated to a case, dining out here means giving back. To honor the late Portland chef, Cameron Addy–a beloved friend of Sea Creatures’ chef-owner Renee Erickson, the restaurant uses proceeds from sales to fund the Cameron Addy Culinary Scholarship, offering financial support to culinary arts students at Seattle Community Colleges.

 

It’s hip to be square. If you are looking for a quick bite or some grab and go, Slices USA, a Dallas-based high-end pizza chain owned by Michael Franzese, a former capo of New York’s infamous Colombo mob, recently opened approximately ~.5 down Olive Way on the other side of Hyatt in Downtown Seattle. You can try the Sicilian-style pies in a casual setting at 809 Olive Way, Suite C. Don’t miss the House-made Sicilian Meatballs, made with pork, veal and beef, and ricotta and parmesan slowly simmered in tomato sauce.

 

photo credit: Matt McDonald, @equalmotion

 

Everything. Everywhere. Whether you are looking to purchase a primary residence in a prime Seattle location or a second home where every day feels like a Pacific Northwest vacation inside and out, our location offers it all. Map out your favorite spots all around The Emerald by visiting the interactive neighborhood page on our website. Homes are move-in ready! Now over 70% sold, please contact us to schedule a tour.

Scooting Around Seattle Begins at Second

The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle with dozens of public transportation options, from light rail to buses and electric bikes, it’s an ideal place to live surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. Off to dinner or a yoga class? Scooters are a super convenient way to hop on and roll there. And, it’s easy to find your next scooting adventure around the neighborhood with Seattle’s Scooter Share program featuring four different scooter options including Lime, LINK, WHEELS, and SPIN. We’ve even been spotting more and more options onboarding like Veo, look for the black and turquoise scooters.

 

 

What is Scooter Share? Scooter share lets you rent an electric foot scooter for a quick errand, a trip to light rail, or a climate-friendly commute trip. You rent the nearest available scooter, ride it to where you want to go, and leave it responsibly parked for the next person to ride.

 

You’ll see four (or more) different types of scooters on the streets within a block or two around The Emerald. Each is available for rental through a smart phone application by the company labeled on the scooter. Download the appropriate app, follow the instructions provided, and get scooting.

 

Lime (black/green standing scooters): iOS | Android

LINK (gray/neon yellow standing scooters): iOS | Android

WHEELS (black/white seated scooters): iOS | Android

SPIN (orange/black standing scooters): iOS Android

 

Scooters gives Seattle residents a climate-friendly transportation option to take quick trips to the grocery store, to their local café, pick up take-out from local restaurants, or simply get out and enjoy the PNW views. In fact, one of our favorite Seattle streets to scoot along is Second Avenue found a The Emerald’s doorstep!

 

Sail Smoothly on Second. Start scooting on Second Avenue and enjoy smooth riding and protected bike lanes. Scoot to Seattle Art Museum in downtown and enjoy global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world bridge cultures and centuries.

 

Scoot to a Show or to Show Your Home Team Support. Take a ride over to Climate Pledge Arena on the protected bike lanes and visit the arena, home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and the world’s biggest performers of live music and events. There are 170 short-term bike racks on the arena plaza and nearby where you can park a rental scooter.

 

Scoot to Olympic Sculpture Park. Pick a sunny day and pack a picnic from your favorites at Pike Place (Brooke recommends Michou Deli. Watch her DITL video for specific tips on what to order!) Scoot down Second Avenue to take in the monumental artworks at this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park along the waterfront. This is Seattle’s largest downtown green space.

 

Scoot then Stroll. Catch a First Thursday Art Walk at Pioneer Square. Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle’s artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Today, Pioneer Square is the center of Seattle’s art scene, exhibiting the depth and range of the vibrant Pacific Northwest arts community, all within one square mile.

 

Roll to Pike Place Market. Skip the walk and scoot instead. Whether you’re grabbing a meal kit at Kitchen and Market plus some fresh flowers or planning to brunch and pop into your favorite shops, there’s always something to discover and explore at “the soul of Seattle”, spanning nine historic acres mere minutes from our doorstep at The Emerald.

 

Two-wheel travels feel safer with the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle complete. Crews completed the final sections of the new protected bike lane with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This protected bike lane now runs uninterrupted along 4th Avenue from Vine Street in Belltown down to Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The protected bike lane not only separates people biking from moving vehicles, but it also separates the signal phases for all users, meaning drivers won’t need to yield across people walking and biking to make left turns.

 

Future plans include connecting a new 2-way bike path along the Seattle waterfront near The Emerald that will serve commuters, visitors and families. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving, and it will include accessible traffic signals at pedestrian crossings to ensure a safe experience for all. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay Trail at S. King Street.

 

You can scoot there! Come explore life at The Emerald and see for yourself why so many have decided to make our prime location their home where each residence reflects the sky, elements and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, interpreted for contemporary living. Luxury condominium homes are move-in ready, please contact us to schedule a tour.

 

 

Enjoy Some Bliss at Field to Table Seattle

Get ready for the first ever dining series on a Professional Sports Field. Field to Table was created to spotlight the best of Seattle’s diverse restaurant culture. Working with local award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, Lumen Field will be transformed into an expansive open-air dining room between February 1-20, with 2 seating times per night offered at 5:15pm and 8:30pm.

 

 

Centered on Seattle’s best, Field to Table will include the culinary artistry of Thompson Seattle’s Executive Chef Kaleena Bliss on February 5th. With more than 16 years of culinary experience across the Pacific Northwest, Chef Kaleena Bliss is passionate about fostering connection between diners and the great outdoors.

 

“I get inspired being outdoors, and it’s so fun to pair that interest with creating food using the different ingredients that are harvested across the Pacific Northwest…I want guests to come to Conversation and feel welcome and excited to be out and about again, and then to leave, bellies full and satisfied,”

 

Take a peek at the menu, purchase your tickets and get ready to savor a night to remember.

 

Kaleena Bliss [Thompson Seattle]

-Kabocha Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, Coconut Milk, Za’atar Oil, Crispy Potato

-Masala Roasted Cauliflower, Tahini-Cashew Cream, Smoked Halloumi, Toasted Pepita and Black Sesame Relish, Lemon, Cilantro, Scallion

-Grilled Pork Collar, Fermented Daikon, Charred Cabbage, Maitake Mushroom, Celeriac, Scallion, Shaved Radish, Gochujang Vinaigrette OR Miso Grilled Eggplant, Broccolini, Maitake Mushroom, Fermented Daikon, Celeriac, Scallion, Shaved Radish, Gochujang Vinaigrette

-Coconut and Kaffir Lime Panna Cotta, Spiced Pineapple, Toasted Coconut, Passion Fruit Gelee

 

Your reservation includes complimentary parking, a four-course meal, access to Seattle’s best chefs, photo opportunity with physical & digital prints, Lumen Field access for exploration, photos and more. Guests will be able to select from two options at the time of reservation. Beverages will be available for purchase by scanning the QR code on your table. Note: Chef Menus are subject to change.

 

Thompson Seattle is The Emerald’s downtown Seattle neighbor and a perk partner. Thompson Seattle invites owners at The Emerald and local, prospective homebuyers to enjoy a one-of-a-kind, discounted “Thompson Cares” packages – offering incredible views, walkability to fine dining, coveted retailers, and the city’s beloved public market. Our exclusive partnership also offers The Emerald owners a limited number of convenient, subterranean garage parking at the Thompson Seattle, complete with electric vehicle charging stations and 24-hour curbside valet service, seven days a week.

 

Just across Stewart Street from each other, The Emerald enjoys perks from Thompson Hotel in an exclusive partnership which include:

 

– Parking and Electric Vehicle charging at the Thompson (with 24-hour curbside valet service, 7 days a week)

– Curated food and beverage experiences, including exclusive pricing on meals at The Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, Conversation

– Homeowners and interested buyers discounted hotel rates through a “Home Away Package”

– A secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s stunning rooftop bar and lounge

 

A constant on the hotel hot list and rated “Best in the Northwest”, and 2019-2021 Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler, let’s help our award-winning perk partner and neighbor get some more recognition. Vote for Thompson Seattle in the TRAVEL + LEISURE 2022 World’s Best Awards and you’ll be entered to win a $15,000 dream trip for two, courtesy of T+L. It only takes a moment to share your experience!

 

photo credit: Conversation Seattle/Chef Bliss

Get Rolling Around Seattle

The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle with dozens of public transportation options, from light rail to buses and electric bikes, it’s an ideal place to live surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. And it just got easier to get around on two wheels!

 

 

The new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete. Crews completed the final sections of the new protected bike lane with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This protected bike lane now runs uninterrupted along 4th Avenue from Vine Street in Belltown down to Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The protected bike lane not only separates people biking from moving vehicles, but it also separates the signal phases for all users, meaning drivers won’t need to yield across people walking and biking to make left turns.

 

“This change will help reduce collisions and make the walking, biking, and driving experience more comfortable and predictable,” SDOT states on its blog.

 

There is a bicycle-specific green light with a green bike icon to let bikers know when to go, but SDOT says they should still look both ways before rolling through the intersection. Drivers will have a red “no turn” arrow when it’s green for bikers.

 

Future plans include connecting a new 2-way bike path along the Seattle waterfront near The Emerald that will serve commuters, visitors and families. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving, and it will include accessible traffic signals at pedestrian crossings to ensure a safe experience for all. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay Trail at S. King Street.

 

The Emerald offers secured space to store your bicycles. Located on parking level 1 (P1), residents will enjoy 92 bike spaces just beyond the elevators which require a key fob for entry. Want to utilize the new bike lanes but don’t have a bike? BikeShare lets you borrow a bike for a quick errand, a trip to Link light rail, an all-day adventure, and everything in between. You pick up the bike-share bike closest to you, ride it to where you want to go, and leave the bike for the next person to ride. Bike share in Seattle is currently run by one private vendor, Jump. The fastest way to start riding is to download the company’s app, and follow the instructions provided.

 

Hop on two wheels and enjoy a bike ride from The Emerald to these inviting spots:

 

Take a 1.3 miles bike ride over to Climate Pledge Arena on the protected bike lanes and utilize the safe bike lockers inside the 1st Avenue N. Garage, which you can access using your BikeLink Card. There are also 170 short-term bike racks on the arena plaza and nearby.

 

Enjoy the quick ~3-minute trip to Westlake Park, located at 4th Avenue and Pine Street, which features a fountain, games, open seating, and rotating food trucks.

 

Looking for a longer scenic ride? Layer up and take 4th Avenue about a mile down to Olympic Sculpture Park, popping into La Parisienne for a treat on the way.

 

Follow the Elliott Bay Trail through Myrtle Edwards Park as you try to spot eagles, gulls, and crows, through Centennial Park taking in views of Elliott Bay, Mount Rainier, and Olympic Mountains.

 

For a longer ride pedal all the way to Elliott Bay Marina at Smith Cove Park – a great spot to take in seasonal colors. In the autumn, crimson trees are brilliant against the turquoise waters and Seattle’s skyline shines.

 

You can bike there! Come explore life at The Emerald and see for yourself why so many have decided to make our prime location their home. Residences are move-in ready, we invite you to contact us to schedule your private in-person or virtual tour.