Pike Place Market Blog

What’s Happening to Our Sign!?

Our iconic Public Market Center Clock & Sign is undergoing a restoration project. Learn more about this historic moment and the team helping to preserve the Market.

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Pike Place Market Now Offering a Market Gift Card

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of a Market-wide gift card! Take part in this brand new, easy opportunity to support local businesses and share the gift of the Market.

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8 Blooms to Look for on our Farm Tables this Spring!

See which flowers are on our farm tables right now! From tulips in every variety, peonies, iris, daffodils, pussy willows and more! All blooms are grown within 100-miles of the Market.

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Market Businesses are Hiring!

Join the Pike Place Market community and work at one of the most vibrant and fun places in downtown Seattle! Our small businesses are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and cheerful people to join their teams.

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7 Must-Do Things in Seattle this Spring

The weather is finally getting warmer (hopefully) and it’s time to seize the opportunity to get out and welcome a new season in Seattle! Read our blog to explore the Market and learn about our seven must-do spring activities!

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15 Things to Do with Mom for Mother’s Day

Whether Mom enjoys shopping, sharing a nice meal, or receiving a fresh bouquet of flowers, Pike Place Market has you covered this Mother’s Day! Read on for our guide to making this holiday a special Market Day.

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12 Eco-Friendly Market Businesses to Shop on Earth Day

All around our Crafts Market, discover eco-conscious businesses offering uniquely renewed goods. Read on for our picks on quality housewares, apparel, accessories, musical instruments, and more!

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Partnering with Bloodworks NW for the Savor Life, Save a Life Campaign

We’re excited to announce a one-of-a-kind Market giveaway worth over $1,500! Learn how you can win!

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3 Market Trips to Get You Excited for Spring

Get some fresh air and stretch your legs at Pike Place Market! Spring is an extra special time of year at the Market.

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Celebrating 65 Years of Manzo Brothers Produce

Owner Mario “Mark” Manzo is retiring after working at the produce stand for nearly 60 years.

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New Restaurant Brings Authentic Moroccan Dining to Pike Place Market

Overlooking the sunset views above Western Avenue, SHAMA is a unique, fine-dining Moroccan restaurant that brings a taste of home by owner Hamid Majdi.

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7 Market Stops for Your Next Coffee Meeting!

Calling all downtown professionals! Pike Place Market is the perfect destination for your next meeting with clients or colleagues.

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Ship Mom a Mother’s Day Pike Box!

This one-time box of goodies supports Washington farmers and artisanal producers and connects our community in a direct farm-to-consumer trade.

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Experience the Market After Dark!

Experience Pike Place Market’s hottest spots outside of the bustling tourist hours; this is the Market after dark!

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Celebrating Sol Amon Day

Join us as we pay tribute to the late Solomon “Solly” Amon. Sol was the oldest business owner in Pike Place Market history, retiring a few years ago at the age of 91. Read how the Market is remembering this remarkable man. 

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Celebrating our Women Owned and Operated Market Businesses

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by highlighting the more than 200 amazing women-run businesses in Pike Place Market. Learn more!

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40 Lunch Spots at Pike Place Market

For a quick bite on the move or a comfortable sit-down experience, take a moment and rejuvenate at any of these Pike Place Market eateries open for lunch. 

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Hot Air Balloon Tours

We have food tours and ghost tours, but for the very first time, we are proud to announce aerial balloon tours of Pike Place Market!

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22 Breakfast Spots at Pike Place Market

Whether you prefer a coffee on the go or a full sit-down meal, Pike Place Market has a destination for every breakfast eater.

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Introducing the New Pike Place Market Website

This website boasts a robust visual Market Directory, a new Market Day planner, and it’s designed to be used before your visit and while you’re here! Read on to learn about everything our new website can do for you!

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Where to Shop Black-Owned Businesses in Pike Place Market

February is Black History Month! As we celebrate and uplift the history of Black Americans, we invite you to explore the Black-owned businesses that call Pike Place Market home.

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Remembering Market Busker Jeanne Towne

She was a “rainbow of light.” Today, we remember and pay tribute to a longtime resident soloist and activist, Jeanne Towne.

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Nourishing our Community through the Pike Market Food Bank

Over 1,000 people visit the Pike Market Food Bank each week for essential food and nutrients to stock their pantries and refrigerators.

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Gift Love this Valentine’s Day at Pike Place Market!

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend than at your Pike Place Market? Romantic gifts, meals, views and of course flowers! We’ve listed all the ways you can make this Valentine’s Day special.

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Unique Holidays to Keep the Spirit Alive at Pike Place Market

We’re bringing you all the fun holidays you’ve never heard of and worthy of celebrating at Pike Place Market small businesses this January. Read on for a week-by-week lineup to kick off 2022 strong!

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A Year in Photos: Our Most Popular Instagram Photos from 2021

A year in review! Look back at 2021 with Pike Place Market! Click to view our most popular Instagram photos from the past year. ⁣⁣

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A Tribute to Those We Lost in 2021

Before we close out this year, we want to celebrate the lives of several beloved community members: Betty Halfon, Sol Amon, Jerry Antush, Terry Graves, and Dr. Esteban Ryciak.

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Market Businesses That Sell Gift Cards

Whether you’re buying a gift for a friend or treating yourself, a gift card is an easy way to support local businesses. We’ve completed a list of Pike Place Market businesses that sell gift cards. Learn more!

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'Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

‘Tis the Season to Indulge: Holiday Food Tour

Whether you’re looking for the best quick stops, seeking a memorable sit-down experience, or satisfying your sweet tooth, Pike Place Market has you covered!

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11 Unique Hostess Gifts from Pike Place Market

We’ve gathered up some of our favorite hostess gifts that we bet you’ll want to keep for yourself from organic tea, wine & chocolate gift sets, and handmade cards! 

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12 Pike Place Market Gifts for Kids and Teens

From tiny fairy houses to funky plant holders, leather journals to art perfect for any bedroom! We’ve gathered a list of superb gifts that even the pickiest tween will love. 

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11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

11 Pike Place Market Gifts for the Stylish Friend on Your Shopping List

We’ve rounded up a list of Pike Place Market gift ideas for the fashionista in your life. Whether you’re looking for unique jewelry, leather hair barrettes, or vintage bags!

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More than Just a Market, Pike Place Market is a Home

Over 500 people, mostly low-income seniors, call the Market home. This diverse nesting of neighbors interwoven with all the small businesses and visitors coming and going are part of what makes our Market community so special and unique.

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