Proctor is less than a mile away. Grab your reusable bag and head to the Proctor District. Step out on a Saturday and head to the Proctor Farmers Market to get all their fresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. The Farmers Market is running now through December. Find The Metropolitan Market, Safeway, Knapp’s Restaurant, The Blue Mouse Theatre, Peaks & Pints Craft Beer Store, Pomodoro, Europa Bistro, East West, Viva, Cactus, Top Pot Doughnuts, Olympia Coffee Roasters and Fernseed You can also find locally owned shops for clothing and play, as well as The UPS Store, USPS and The Blue Mouse Theatre. Visit these businesses websites for current hours and reopening info.
This home is also just a block from the University of Puget Sound campus (one of the best spots for fall foliage & a cool summer breeze). Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Women’ League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, repurposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! The $10 admission to get into the event, 100% of the proceeds goes towards student scholarships. They also regularly host concerts and art exhibits.
If you need supplies for landscaping or new houseplants, just visit Gardensphere ½ a mile away - they offer organic lawn care products, gardening supplies, seasonal plants & trees.
If you’re looking for a really good cup of coffee or your new favorite happy hour spot - Brewer’s Row is just a mile away. They have a variety of organic coffee and espresso beverages along with a selection of baked in-house pasty items. Or if you’re in the mood for something more filling, stay awhile and get a plate of S.O.B B&G - that’s split cheddar biscuits with chorizo-jalapeno gravy. Don’t miss out on their delicious assortment of tacos - Al Pastor, Pollo, Carnitas, Pescado, Carne Asada, Papas Dulce (roasted sweet potatoes & kale) and Yaka (braised jackfruit).They also have 24 draft beers on tap and 65+ bottled/canned beers and wine. No matter what you get, it’s going to be good!
And next door you’ll find Cooks Tavern - said to be the go to spot for weekend brunch! They’ve got biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, waffles, but their hash selections are where it’s at - The house smoked corned beef, potatoes, onion & kale with poached eggs on top will leave your taste buds very satisfied. They also serve lunch and dinner and happy is everyday from 3-5 PM & 9 PM to close everyday. Don’t miss their rotating menu featuring inspired dishes from other countries.
Practically in your backyard is Jefferson Park - enjoy the 15-acre community green area with a sprayground, sports fields & a field house, plus picnic tables, and room to get your furry friend out and about.