3706 N Adams St

On Tacoma’s Proctor hillside above Commencement Bay sits this charming clinker brick and stucco home. It offers an updated kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, shaker cabinets.  It is open to generous family room. The home also has formal spaces; a large living room with lots of natural light from big windows, a gas fireplace, hardwood floors and built-in... Read More »

Ice Cream Social in 6th Ave District Tacoma

Ice Cream Social When the sun comes out and the mercury rises, two words come to mind: ice cream. Especially after a long winter (and especially for those of us who live in the sun-starved Northwest). So we shouldn’t have been surprised when we stopped by Ice Cream Social in 6th Ave Tacoma last weekend and encountered a long line... Read More »

Step Back in Time – in a good way 1417 Division Ave

I had some fun with this video.     Step back in time in this Historic North Slope Tudor with charm galore and Art Deco stylings throughout – each touch added with care and taste. Although home lists two bedrooms, there is a small room upstairs with a closet that could serve as a nursery or compact bedroom plus a... Read More »

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 »

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 »