3320 North Union Ave in Tacoma’s Proctor District

3320 North Union Ave Tacoma, WA      **VIDEO TOUR BELOW** Live in an elegant piece of history. Located in one of the most desirable areas of north Tacoma; that section of the Proctor District overlooking Commencement Bay, as well as the Cascade range. Stately Queen Anne Victorian sits on a sprawling corner lot (double lot) featuring terraces and lush... Read More »

The Blue Mouse Theater in Proctor District Tacoma

Blue Mouse   Since November 13, 1923. That’s how long the Blue Mouse Theater in Proctor District Tacoma has been welcoming moviegoers into its venerable Craftsman-style interior. For nearly a century, locals and visitors alike have cherished Tacoma’s — and the state’s — oldest continuously operating movie theater. Romantic comedies. Actions flicks. Horror films. All have found their way onto the screen at... Read More »

Where to Go to See All Ages Music in Tacoma

All Ages Music Tacoma You would think, given how much the typical young person enjoys music, there would be no end to the number of venues hosting concerts. High school and college students could pick from an array of potential shows every weekend, and parents hoping to pass on their love of garage rock or old-school jazz could drag their embarrassed... Read More »

Your First Visit to LeMay America’s Car Museum

LeMay America’s Car Museum Aside from the Tacoma Dome, no Tacoma landmark owns a more prominent position than LeMay. Behold the largest automotive museum in North America. Situated on a nine-acre campus near the Dome at the junction of I-5 and I-705, the 165,000-square-foot museum first opened its doors in 2012. If you’ve yet to drop by, consider this a guide... Read More »

Tacoma Real Estate Market Update

Tacoma Real Estate Market Update updated 4/21/2017 The madness continues. Look at the number of homes for sale in Tacoma and Pierce County. You’ve been reading and hearing this, but here it is in black and white (and some green). Looking at the far left of these graphs bring me back to those halcyon days of 2006. We complained about... Read More »

Lunch at Duke’s Chowder House

Tacoma’s Ruston Way is known not only for its picturesque views of Commencement Bay and Dalco Passage but for an abundance of first-class dining establishments. Over the weekend we dropped by the waterfront for lunch at Duke’s Chowder House and were suitably impressed. From the moment we entered the restaurant on pilings, we encountered nothing but smiling faces. The hostess, the wait staff,... Read More »

Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA) with video

Tacoma School of the Arts – SOTA     Have you heard of SOTA? If you’re a parent of one or more artistically inclined children, it’s not too early to start thinking about the Tacoma School of the Arts. Since it first opened its doors in the fall of 2001, SOTA has served as Tacoma’s only arts high school. (Its... Read More »

5 Snow-Free Hikes Near Tacoma

Spring is here, and it’s time to dust off those hiking boots. Sure, most high-elevation hikes are still buried under several feet of snow, but below are five day hikes near Tacoma that are snow-free and easy to reach (no chains or snow tires required). Little Si (North Bend) Everybody knows about Little Si’s big brother, Mount Si, which often... Read More »

Movies Shot in Tacoma

Although that city to the north tends to hog the spotlight, there are several movies shot in Tacoma. Granted, in some of them, Tacoma earned only a cameo. Perhaps the most famous of those movies is Cameron Crowe’s 1989 romantic comedy, Say Anything. Ostensibly set in Seattle, the movie was largely filmed in Los Angeles. But if you keep your... Read More »

Spring Gardening Tips from GardenSphere in Proctor District Tacoma

Spring is right around the corner, which means now’s the time to get reacquainted with your garden and lawn. We caught up with Gabe Valbert, co-owner at GardenSphere in Proctor District Tacoma, and asked for a few spring gardening tips on how to make the most of the transition to the growing season. “It’s time to get rolling on the... Read More »