Close to the historical 3 Bridges District, with a Walkscore of 70 and a Bikescore of 40 - find yoga, shops, bars, dining, parks and more that surrounds this area! The 3 Bridges District was aptly named for the 3 bridges that existed between North Yakima Ave and North Oakes Street at least through 1969, according to map records in the Downtown Library. Only two bridges remain, but you can only drive across one - The N 21st Bridge that passes over the gulch, pedestrians and bicyclist can use the second remaining bridge on N Yakima Ave between N Fife and North Anderson St and the last bridge, according to records was a wooden bridge that existed along N Oakes and N 19th Street. This area is now overgrown with trees and bushes and became part of housing development.
Lander Coffee is the new local favorite and just 2 blocks away. It’s bright, cozy, with a minimalist vibe and friendly. When their shop opens again, it’s a great place to meet up with a friend or sit and catch up on a little work, and a little play area for kiddos. They’re currently serving takeout only and their pickup window Wed- Sun from 8 AM to Noon. Get fresh pressed juices, get a jug of latte or cold brew to get you through that work-from-home week and beans to make your own fresh pressed coffee at home.
On that same street is Magoo’s - like a modern-day Cheers and a historical landmark since 1917. The old Irish pub is popular with locals as they charge $0.25 for a beer to the first customer of the day. You’ll also find Source Yoga - temporarily a virtual yoga studio where classes are being held via Zoom, and Willow Salon and Spa.
Whether you’re grilling outside or looking for something to throw in the oven, you won’t need to go far to get your fresh, high-quality & hard-to-find meat that comes from local farms. Dave’s Meat and Produce has been a long standing staple in this neighborhood. They also offer a small selection of produce, beer and wine, condiments and breads. On the weekends they have a burger & fries stand out front if you don’t feel like firing up the grill yourself.
This home is less than a mile from the University of Puget Sound campus (one of the best spots for fall foliage & a cool summer breeze). Here you can catch a football, basketball, softball or a lacrosse game. Check their schedule for all upcoming games. Or attend any one of their events, exhibits or talks. Every spring UPS hosts a flea market with the Puget Sound Women’s League – you can find around 70+ vendors selling antiques, repurposed items, vintage, jewelry, bath and body goods, home decor, crafts, artwork and food trucks! $15 for early entry and $5 for general admission - 100% of fees goes towards student scholarships.