Best of Tacoma

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet the Emergency Food Network's Little Library

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet the Emergency Food Network's Little Library

Sharing Books, Creating Community. Duggan, Brooks & Books is excited to feature the Emergency Food Network's Little Free Library in Lakewood! Read our interview with Emergency Food Network's CEO Michelle Douglas and find out how you can support the library!

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Julia & the M Street Library

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Julia & the M Street Library

Sharing Books, Creating Community. Get all the Duggan, Brooks & Books book drive details, meet Julia and her family’s M Street Little Free Library, and find out how, where, and what you can give to support community, literacy, and neighborhood love in Tacoma!

The April Edition: 22 Tacoma Events!

The April Edition: 22 Tacoma Events!

It’s spring in Tacoma; the season of damp dirt, delicate blossom, deep digging, seed scattering, light jackets, unbuttoned cardigans (oh my!), the season of the Lincoln High School Plant Sale, the season when the daffodils go on parade. What else? How about the opening day of the McMenamins Elks Temple, a big Norwegian pancake feed, the Tacoma Sister City Film Festival, and the 4th Annual Black Earth Celebration. Take a look!

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Leigh & The Cushman Branch Little Library

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Leigh & The Cushman Branch Little Library

Sharing Books, Creating Community. Get all the book drive details, learn what Brooks Dental Studio and Duggan Homes have to do with Little Free Libraries, meet Leigh and her family’s Cushman Branch, and find out how, where, and what you can give to support community, literacy, and neighborhood love in Tacoma!

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Melo & Her Eastside Library

Duggan, Brooks & Books Project: Meet Melo & Her Eastside Library

Sharing Books, Creating Community. Learn what Brooks Dental Studio and Duggan Homes have to do with Little Free Libraries, meet Melo Hogan and her family’s Eastside Community Library, and find out how, where, and what you can give to support community, literacy, and neighborhood love in Tacoma!

Out on the Town: Tacoma Tuesdays 2.0

Out on the Town: Tacoma Tuesdays 2.0

Tacoma, Tuesdays, Trivia, Tacos, Talent. It’s the truth, there’s stuff to do, things to eat, things to drink. We have 15 of those things listed right here. You’re very welcome.

South Tacoma Day Trip

South Tacoma Day Trip

You know how we’re always seeing logos and hearing phrases about Tacoma as the “gritty city”? You’ve caught on that Proctor and Stadium aren’t the neighborhoods keeping that nickname around, right? Take a day and explore South Tacoma and the South End where some of that good grit still abides; we’ll help.

Tacoma Bookshops: A 7 Stop Tour of Our City

Tacoma Bookshops: A 7 Stop Tour of Our City

It’s a Tacoma neighborhood tour and independent bookshop crawl all in one (plus tips for where to stop for snacks and drinks along the way)! Support local shops and your need to read.

5 Reasons We Love Tacoma Summers

5 Reasons We Love Tacoma Summers

Tacoma is home. Want to know what we love about the sunny summer months here? It’s no secret; check out our list with tips for outdoor dining, city beaches, the best nearby park adventures, and more!

It's July in Tacoma - 15 Community Events You'll Love!

It's July in Tacoma - 15 Community Events You'll Love!

It’s July. What?! Yes, we can’t escape time moving forward, so let’s embrace it. Here’s our list of 15 July events all over Tacoma. Take a historical walking tour, celebrate the birthday of Tacoma's weirdest most beloved dive bar, enjoy story time with your kid, strengthen and focus with some outdoor yoga, or settle in for live music in the park. Or don’t. You’ll be just fine.

Tacoma Summer Markets

Tacoma Summer Markets

Summer is outdoor market season. Say goodbye to fluorescent lights, muzak, and plastic. Join the general delight created by people selling directly to people with dogs, strollers, weather, and live music in the mix. This is our list of Tacoma Markets (not just Farmers Markets, either!), plus 2 select out of town markets well worth a visit.

Meet Kerri & Take On Human Trafficking With WA Trafficking Prevention!

Meet Kerri & Take On Human Trafficking With WA Trafficking Prevention!

Kerri shares Tacoma with the rest of us, and as the Executive Director of Washington Trafficking Prevention she’s helping to lead a statewide effort to fight and end human trafficking. Learn how you can recognize trafficking and how you can act to stop it! Also get a sneak peak about what she likes best about Tacoma…

What's Happening, Tacoma?

What's Happening, Tacoma?

Not as in “Oh no! What’s happening?” but as in “What’s going on around town?” This is our roundup of 15 super-duper-sweet happenings around Tacoma this June. You’re going to want to read this!

Out on the Town: Tacoma Wednesdays

Out on the Town: Tacoma Wednesdays

It’s gonna be Wednesday all over Tacoma! From $1 tacos in the Dome District, to bowling lanes in the north and west, to cheap wells in the east, and blues on the waterfront, follow your inner compass, or our guide toward 15 Wednesday only destinations.

Lincoln Students Growing Life Skills, Community, and Lots of Plants Too!

Lincoln Students Growing Life Skills, Community, and Lots of Plants Too!

It’s the Lincoln High School Plant Sale this Wednesday, May 2 - Sunday May, 6. Last week we visited Abe’s Golden Acres to interview Mr. Iverson and some of the LHS students working, learning, and growing at the farm. We were impressed and charmed. You will be too.

What's Happening? Tacoma Wayzgoose! AND...

What's Happening? Tacoma Wayzgoose! AND...

It’s what? It’s Tacoma Wayzgoose weekend (we’ll explain). AND 2 more events you don’t want to miss (if you like dogs, plants, sweet people, or community togetherness).

Tacoma Arts Like Crazy!

Tacoma Arts Like Crazy!

Thursday-Sunday it's all the arts in Tacoma! Literary readings, local makers, installations, performance, musicians, and you. It's here for you! Maker, Vintage & Fair Trade Pop Up Market, Creative Colloquy Readings, and Homecoming at Alma Mater.

Second Hand Home: Habitat for Humanity Store

Second Hand Home: Habitat for Humanity Store

If you're into hand-me-downs, one-of-a-kind thrift store finds, saving money, and participating in a force for good in our community, then read on and make a visit to a Habitat for Humanity Store.

Have You Been to the Delightful Neighborhood Market?

Have You Been to the Delightful Neighborhood Market?

Meet this friendly market tucked on a North End block ready to serve up local Tacoma favorites alongside your basic corner store stock. Oh, and bring your growler!