101 Things to do in Tacoma 2017

101 Things to Do in Tacoma 2017   If you are new to Tacoma or a long-time resident merely in search of something new to do, below is a list of 101 things to do in Tacoma. Okay, a couple items on our list are outside Tacoma proper. But most are a short walk or ride away, regardless of where... Read More »

Brown & Haley – Sweet Tacoma

By Matt Kite – photo by Rob Green   Brown & Haley is maker of Almond Roca, Mountain Bars We had driven by it hundreds of times. Not once had I noticed the sign on the side of the old building. Finally I spotted it. “Did that say Almond Roca?” I asked my wife and son. “Yes!” they answered in... Read More »

9 Scenic Cites for Tacoma Photogs

by Megan Bostic [iframe id=”https://spark.adobe.com/video/g257mNt2rGXb5/embed” align=”left” mode=”normal” autoplay=”yes” grow=”no”] 9 Scenic Sites for Tacoma Photogs Do you ever have days that you just want to jump in the car, take in the scenery and snap photos? If so, you don’t have to go very far. From expansive beaches to historical structures, Tacoma offers amateur and professional shutterbugs alike, picturesque locations... Read More »

Korean Burger Truck is Welcome Addition to Tacoma

by Megan Bostic There’s a new food truck in town, and it’s quickly gaining popularity with Tacoma’s burger lovers. It’s Burger Seoul, located at 1750 S. Prospect, on the corner of South 19th street in the parking lot of the 19th Street Grocery & Deli. Owner of the truck, Young La, opened December 12th, and has had a steady stream... Read More »

9 Little Known Tacoma Facts

9 Little Known Tacoma Facts By Megan Bostic We all know our great city is home to wonderful museums, beautiful parks, and a Starbucks on every corner. However, there are some things about Tacoma that are not as widely known. Here are 9 things about Tacoma you may never have heard. The name Tacoma means Mother of the Waters. Our... Read More »

Tacoma Elks Building to be Transformed by McMenamins

We’ve been hearing for some time about the Elks building downtown being bought by McMenamin’s (brewer/distiller/hotelier) but prior to a few weeks ago I had zero concept of what that might mean. Then Nicole and I spent two nights at their Edgefield Resort just outside of Portland. It was a remarkable experience. Once upon a time that property was a... Read More »

Ice Rink Downtown. Like Rockefeller Center… but in Tacoma

An updated article on Polar Plaza in Downtown Tacoma appears here Signs of winter abound; Christmas decorations, ski areas opening, snowflakes in the forecast, red Starbucks cups, an open air ice skating rink downtown. Truly, that is happening. It could be a nice tradition and a further enhancement to our already vital downtown. “Franciscan Polar Plaza” will transform Tollefson Plaza... Read More »

Tacoma’s Hilltop Neighborhood – A Renaissance

By Tom Hume It has been amazing to watch the transformation of downtown Tacoma and neighboring Hilltop, so named because it is perched on a bluff overlooking downtown, Commencement Bay and Mt. Rainier. I remember seeing Hilltop on the show “Cops” in Tacoma at a time when there was a proliferation of gang activity and crime. A lot has changed.... Read More »