What Roof

The Outdoorsy City

What it means to be a place where getting out of the house and into the wilds is a way of life.

05/10/2024 By Allison Williams

Into the Woods

Why Are We So Scared of Bears?

The animals are not actually deadly, until they are.

05/08/2024 By Allison Williams Photography by Carlton Canary

Stuff Galore

Seattle’s Outdoor Gear Hall of Fame

The things we’ve had—and are keeping—forever.

05/07/2024 By Allison Williams

The Shape of You

The Average Woman Looks Amazing

Shelby Scott has become a social media superstar sharing fashion tips for women size 10–16.

01/22/2024 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Carlton Canary

Repeat Giver

Holiday Shopping Made Easy: Gifts That Keep on Giving

The best subscriptions and memberships for Seattleites.

11/09/2023 By Seattle Met Staff


These Seattle Brands Make Sweaters Better

Sskein and Paychi Guh use cashmere and alpaca wool to craft knitwear that looks good, feels good, and isn’t so hard on the environment.

10/04/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six Pack of: Family-Friendly Taprooms

Most breweries are great for kids (and dogs). A few go above and beyond.

05/26/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Eric Nusbaum

Money Diaries

What Does It Really Take to Live in Seattle?

In one of the country’s most expensive cities, a group of thirtysomethings give us a peek at their financials.

01/27/2023 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Carlton Canary

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle Bagels: A Field Guide

Because a good everything bagel is everything.

01/18/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Made in WA

Washington’s 60 Most Timeless Inventions

The World’s Fair put Seattle's ingenuity on the map six decades ago. But before and since, our quirky and vital innovations have endured.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

The Greatest Thing Since Fresh Bread

A Yakima-based company invented the humble clip that’s kept food fresh for six decades. Then a new generation invented it all over again.

08/23/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Made in WA

The Toys “R” Hers

How a Magnolia mom built an empire from the ground up.

08/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Made in WA

A Suite of Seattle Tech's Ubiquitous Products

The screen time boosters.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

6 Washington Ideas That Went National

Thank us, U.S.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

12 of Washington's Most Vital Medical Inventions

The literal and figurative lifesavers.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Angela Cabotaje and Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

Shane Chen's Forward Motion

Copycats haven’t stopped a Camas inventor from continuing to change the way the world moves. 

08/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Made in WA

Eddie Bauer's Original Down Jacket Is More Than Just a Puff Piece

How one outdoorsman's near-death experience spawned Seattle's favorite winter coat.

08/23/2022 By Zoe Sayler


The Twisted Life of Clippy

In the ’90s, Microsoft created an annoying paperclip that it quickly retired. Its developers never imagined the virtual assistant would become a cultural icon.

08/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff