Pike Place Market is many things: it’s a farmers market, crafts market, tourist attraction, a multicultural hub, a local haunt. It’s a living piece of Seattle history, and it’s a collection of some of the finest dining establishments in the area. It’s also a community, with services available to residents of the Market, community members, […]

Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s most popular attractions, but not all its visitors are of earthly persuasion.If you ask Mercedes Yaeger of Ghost Alley Espresso, a coffee shop located just a few feet away from the Gum Wall in Post Alley, there’s much more to the Market than first meets the eye.Yaeger also runs Market […]

What happens to wine barrels when wineries are finished using them? Brothers Ron and Loren Ballard have come up with an array of creative uses that keep this amazing wood out of landfills: they reclaim the barrels, incorporating metalwork with the luscious naturally wine stained woods for wine racks, wine glass holders, lazy Susans, and […]

Each day at Pike Place Market, countless visitors take photos with Rachel the Pig, who sits beneath the Public Market Clock and Sign at the corner of Pike Place. But most people might not realize who Rachel is, and why she’s here. Is she: A. Paying homage to the pig farmers who founded the market. […]

People and produce are the twin themes of this outdoor mural, located on the Pike Hillclimb. It’s a newer piece of art in the Market, it was created by Billy King in 2011. He aimed to capture the essence and spirit of Pike Place Market.