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If drinking coffee with your name on the mug while shopping online seems an especially significant thing to do in Seattle—it’s because the first Starbucks was built here; Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, was born here; and Jeff Bezos, Amazon-owner, is probably in his Seattle headquarters making sure your orders are shipped as soon as possible. But in case you haven’t set foot on the city and these names are what you have, then you can easily conjure a forward-thinking metropolis that looks like an endless array of boxes and streets. Think again. To quote writer Jonathan Raban, “At night, what you see is a city because what you see is lights. By day, what you see isn’t a city at all. The trees outnumber the houses. And that’s typical of Seattle. You quite can’t tell: is it a city? is it a suburb? is the forest growing back?”
Seattle is the largest city in the State of Washington with a land area just a percentage shy (0.1 percent) of being eighty-four square miles. The rest of its area is made up of water. It’s located between a portion of the Pacific Ocean (Puget Sound) and Lake Washington. Two man-made canals transport the waters of the latter to the former. The city has seven hills. Parts of it are forested. Its Harbor Island is the biggest man-made island in the U.S. As for its climate, it is famous for its constant rain on three seasons (winter, fall, spring) but its summer is almost, always dry.
In September 28, 1851, the Denny party sailed from Portland, Oregon and landed on Aiki Point and made a land claim. This party is known to have founded Seattle, named after Chief Sealth whose people, the Native Americans known as the Duwamish tribe, inhabited the Seattle area for 4,000 years.
The settlers cut down trees from the forest, milled them and established a timber industry. The logs were sold to San Francisco. This was the first prominent business activity in Seattle’s history.
Then near the end of the nineteenth century, gold was discovered in the Klondike area, making people travel in droves to what is now known as a “gold rush.”
In the early twentieth century, Seattle was known as a shipbuilding city. The First World War made the demand for Seattle-ships even greater. The Second World War saw Seattle building war planes. After WW II, it was producing commercial planes. Its plane-building reputation was first associated with the Boeing Company, which had the reputation of first building ships and then building planes afterwards.
As of 2013, Forbes ranked Seattle as number nine on the list of U.S. cities known to be the best in career and business. Big companies such as the internet retailer Amazon have headquarters here. Business in the city range from technology to coffee. Other familiar companies that have headquarters in the metropolitan area of Seattle are Nordstrom and Microsoft, just to name a few.
As of 2015, Seattle has a population of 684,451. The residents are predominantly white, followed by blacks, Latinos and Asians. Its people are ranked as the most literate in the country, with most of them having earned a college degree.
Seattle is known for “coffee and rain.” Of course, Starbucks was birthed here. But there are plenty of local, artisanal coffee shops that brew their own brand of coffee to choose from. Because the people are such coffee enthusiasts, coffee drinkers are assured of high-quality caffeine (and even decaffeinated) experiences.
The culinary status of the city is enhanced by two things: its waters which easily provide seafood and its multi-racial population which produces a healthy range of recipes that encompasses the West and the East, flavor-wise. Thus, you need not look too far if you crave lobster dishes even if you want it cooked the Asian way. Among its world-famous restaurants are The Whale Wins, The Walrus, and the Carpenter, partly owned by award-winning chef Renee Ericson. Farm-to-table eateries are fast becoming in vogue and the tourist is assured of an organic gustatory time. Food trucks have also become ubiquitous of late. Some of them even serve gourmet. One doesn’t leave the city without experiencing the Seattle Dog, a sandwich composed of cream cheese and hotdog.
Burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee, folk singer Woody Guthrie, soul genius Ray Charles and grunge giant Kurt Cobain started their career in Seattle. The diversity of their music also speaks of Seattle’s vibrant music scene. From classical to rock to jazz and basically all genres are represented in the metropolis.
It’s no wonder why people flock to Seattle’s cultural festivals like Bumbershoot (held every Labor Day weekend). Aside from the other activities like art exhibits and film showings, many want to see famous musicians playing here or are curious about new ones who might soon become breakout stars.
The 1993 romantic comedy hit “Sleepless in Seattle” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan placed the name of the city in the conversation. But where cinema is concerned, Seattle is known for Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) which shows annually (and even premieres) films all over the world. Some of its Golden Needle winners (the ones adjudged the best in the festival) are now considered classics. Some of the noteworthy titles are Hector Babenco’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Lass Hallstrom’s My Life as a Dog, Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Aside from their Seattle triumph, these films also picked up Oscar nominations. An intriguing feature of this festival is its Secret Festival. The audience does not know what movie they are going to see and they are also advised not to tell anyone what they have seen once they leave the theatre. SIFF runs for three weeks in May throughout June.
Since 1907, Pike Place Market has been the place to go to buy flowers, cheese, vegetables, and fish. Just across it is the first Starbucks. The experience is akin to a time travel; old-fashioned market meets modern coffee-sipping.
Then there’s the Space Needle. 605 feet tall, this spaceship homage is an observation tower that features a rotating restaurant. It’s engineered to withstand strong winds.
Chinatown International District is a place to go where you will confirm Seattle’s multicultural history with shops that showcase Thai, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese and other Asian wonders that somehow managed to traverse the miles to reach American and Seattle shores.
In Lake Union Park, the Museum of History and Industry beckons to school every one of Seattle’s history, from the Native Americans that first populated its land to the booming American city that it has become.
Seattle Art Museum or Sam, as the locals call it, can feature the best of them, such as Rembrandt and Gauguin. It can somehow make you skip the Louvre.
Or one can fish salmon and carp at Lake Washington.
Its history alone is a come-on. Native Americans to online Amazon shopping is one timeline that tantalizes. It always rains but a cup of coffee is enough to make you think that precipitation is an occasion to pause and reflect on your life. Or think or listen to Kurt Cobain’s ingenious music.