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Can you name this peak?

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary. The photo below shows the view of Mt. Baker from Seattle in December!  It was captured by the KING 5 webcam atop Queen Anne. The summit of this volcano clocks in at just under 11,000 feet.  It is the 3rd highest peak…
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Images of a Snowy Seattle Christmas

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water." - Carl Reiner. Really beautiful Christmas Eve! It’s going to be a White Christmas! So magical and so silent! #whitechristmas #ballard #seattlechristmas A post shared by Jennifer Stenhouse (@jenniferstenhouse) on Dec 25, 2017 at 6:48pm PST We went for…
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Fried Chicken in Seattle: 2018 Readers’ Choice

"Everyone loves fried chicken, Don't ever make it. Ever. Buy it from a place that makes good fried chicken." - Nora Ephron. The ChefSteps video below was posted on EAT Ballard Facebook page in December 2017 and the recommendations came rolling in on where to eat fried chicken in Seattle restaurants.  Ready?  Here are the…
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2018 Trend to Watch – Yelp’s Influence in Restaurant Discovery

"Leadership is influence." - John C . Maxell. Who dominates Google search for Seattle restaurants? When it comes to local search, you will find that Google Places has taken over the top organic results of its own search engine.   In fact, the top third page of almost any search related to Seattle restaurants on Google…
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The End is Near! What’s UP with this house?

Edith Macefield House  1438 NW 46th Street Seattle, WA 98107 Located between N 14th Avenue & N 15th Avenue in Ballard (Map) Facebook | Wikipedia | Read the Book | Zillow | Photo Gallery NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATE: December 13, 2017 The Edith Macefield House and underlying property have been bought by the same investment group behind Ballard Blocks (KG Investments)…
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10 Places in Seattle to Celebrate New Year!

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Old Ballard and Fremont will be poppin' for New Year with dozens of bars and restaurants to receive you, bar hoppers and revelers!  The renovations at the Space Needle will not stop the fireworks show from…
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Things to do on a Rainy Day: Bowling from Ballard and Fremont

"Bowling, I like bowling. I've been getting into this bowling thing. It's kinda fun." - Queen Latifah. Ballard has not been the same since much beloved Sunset Bowl closed in 2008.  There are rumors of a planned bowling alley for either Ballard or Fremont in 2018.   So, in the meantime, what's a girl to do?…
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Five Great Spots to Watch the Sunset over Puget Sound

  "The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire." - Pamela Hansford Johnson. Here is a list of great places to watch a Seattle sunset in and around Ballard!  The numbers correspond to the numbers on the map below. Sunset Hill Park - awesome! Fremont Peak Park - awesome…
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Ballard Facts and Trivia

A Million Cool Things Everyone should Know about Ballard. Ballard was established in 1889 as a mill town on the water.  Within 15 years, it was one of the biggest mill towns in America.  Today, this Seattle neighborhood retains a small town feel, but with an increasingly urban flair.  Ballard adjoins water on two sides (fresh…
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Planning a special event in Seattle?  Check out this list of Ballard, Fremont and Wallingford event venues for private dining, parties, weddings, family reunions, corporate events and networking meetings in these delicious North Seattle neighborhoods.

Ballard Bay Club

Perfect event space for Weddings, Parties, Conferences and Banquets on Shilshole Bay.


Salmon Bay Club from the beach in Ballard.


Ballard Bay Club is a waterfront event space for 150 to 1,000 people on one of Seattle's choicest waterfront stretches, replete with palm trees and sandy beach provide a picture perfect location for a special family, community or business event.

Unfettered views onto the Olympic Mountains, breathtaking sunsets and passing tugboats are the backdrop for weddings, proms, conferences and parties of all sorts here on Puget Sound's Shilshole Bay.  Ballard Bay Club is operated by Seattle's own Jewel Hospitality.  Schedule a tour today.

6413 Seaview Avenue NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 524 - 4918

Ballard Bay Club Website
Jewel Hospitality Facebook page


Perfect for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.


Good times at Olaf's in Ballard.

olafLong time Ballard residents recall the Copper Gate, which is now Olaf' about 5 blocks from QFC in the center of Ballard (lovely walk).  The specialties here are beer, burgers and fun with plenty of TV screens for sports or whatever the crowd dictates!

In its first year, Olaf's was named Best Neighborhood Pub in Seattle by the readers of Seattle Magazine.  The famous Pussy Door leads to the back room, which has cocktail lounge style seating, pinball machines and huge projector screen.  Drop by to see if this is the right venue for your big event!

 6301 24th Ave NW
Seattle WA, 98107 map
(206) 297-6122

Olaf's Website
Olaf's Facebook page

Leif Erikson Lodge

Perfect Venue for Weddings, Family Reunions and Business Luncheons in Nordic Style in the Heart of Ballard.

Leif Erikson Lodge Ballard Event Venues

Leif Erikson Lodge can accommodate groups of all sizes in the heart of Ballard.

leif-erikson-lodge-ballard-logoOf all Ballard event venues, this may be one of the best known.  As the site of innumerable community and family events over the years, Leif Erikson Lodge in Ballard is beloved by most residents who have lived here more than a few years.  This is also where the local Norwegian community in Ballard has united for decades.

The Grand Hall at Leif Erikson Lodge can accommodate up to 125 guest and has an adjoining kitchen for you to use or to put at the disposal of your favorite caterer.  Space for small meetings and events is also available.