The Greenwood Neighborhood - Seattle, WA 98117
Welcome to Greenwood!
Located in the northwest section of Seattle, the Greenwood neighborhood is a great place to live! Homes are still decently-priced, and frequently have yards and trees. The area has lots of shops and businesses, and good sidewalks, making it easy to walk or bike for day-to-day errands or an evening out. Houses in this area tend to have both front and back yards, and a lot of people garden in both areas. Kids and pets abound!
I've lived in this area for over five years now and I'm working to make this lens a great local guide. Come explore and enjoy my neighborhood with me! If you see "Rae Recommends!" next to an entry, it means I really like that business and use their services myself.
Welcome to Greenwood!
If there's one thing that's argued about here, it's "what are the boundaries that form the Greenwood neighborhood?" I'm using the map shown above as my guideline. What you are looking at is essentially Greenwood Avenue, from about N 65th St to N 90th St.
I live three blocks West of the blue section shown above, so that entire map is my main "stomping ground." Businesses and services are grouped by category below.
Alehouses, Bars & Pubs
Naked City is a brewery and taphouse providing a small selection of distinctive house brewed beers alongside some of the finest local and regional craft beers available in the Seattle area.
- The Angry Beaver - Greenwood - Seattle, WA
The Angry Beaver is a Canadian-sports bar in the location of the former Pig & Whistle.
- Welcome to 74th Street Ale House
Greenwood's neighborhood ale house serving splendid food and fine ales since 1991.
- Prost! A German style neighborhood tavern.
One of the few places in Seattle with this many German beers on tap, and many beers exclusive to the establishment. A big Bavarian-style soft pretzel with spicy mustard makes you thirsty for more beer, while the tender curried bockwurst or bratwurst
Location, Location, Location!
It's easy to walk or bike for daily errands to nearby shops and businesses, and getting to restaurants or pubs for an enjoyable evening is just as simple!
Like most of Seattle, the neighborhood has plenty of little coffee shops. We're lucky in that there are so many independent ones and not big chains.
- Sip & Ship
We're the friendly, one-stop neighborhood solution for all your shipping and mailing needs. Step inside and, along with our shipping center, you'll find a full-service, 100% fair trade espresso bar stocked with sandwiches, snacks and other seasonal d
- Neptune Coffee
Our primary good at Neptune coffee is to neonate you with stupendous coffee in a pleasant atmosphere, and we hope that these what you remember when you come by. But we also want to be an active part of the Greenwood Community (in the good lend-you a-
- Diva Espresso
Rae Recommends! The evolution of Highlands Coffee Company had its beginnings in Diva Espresso (created by two partners and brought to life in January 1992). From 1992 to 1998, Diva paid her growing-pains dues, ultimately thriving in both North Seattl
- Herkimer Coffee | Welcome
At Herkimer Coffee our purpose is to create a coffee experience of the highest possible quality.
- espresso machine repair
Home Espresso Repair in Seattle does warranty and out-of-warranty repairs on domestic espresso machines like Gaggia, La Pavoni, Barista, Cremina, Faema, Rancilio, Estro, Proteo and many others. We specialize in selling the La pavoni piston machine an
A "henry" mural on a neighborhood garage
Grocery Stores - local food shopping
- PCC Natural Markets | Greenlake PCC
PCC Natural Markets is a certified organic grocery store & Seattle Washington co-op, specializing in natural food, organic produce & natural meat. (located just East of Greenwood on Aurora Ave)
8704 Greenwood Ave N Store Hours: Mon-Sun 5:00AM-1:00AM
- Fred Meyer - Greenwood
Newly-remodeled, this location now boasts a full grocery, specialty deli, the usual home and apparel, and a garden center.
- Ken's Market at Greenwood
7231 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 784-3470, Open 6 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week
- Carmelita vegetarian restaurant & bar
Carmelita serves a seasonal menu inspired by the foods and flavors of the Mediterranean.
- Ridge Pizza. Neighborhood
Made from the freshest and finest ingredients, our pizza and sandwiches strive to be consistent quality that you and your family can count on. Named after people and places in the neighborhood, we think you will find that our food is as timeless.
- Oliver's Twist | Phinney Ridge | Seattle
Oliver's Twist restaurant on Phinney Ridge. Seattle, Washington 98103.
- Mae's Phinney Ridge Cafe
Have you visited our moo-velous Mae's Phinney Ridge CafÃ©? Don't answer that! Just gather the herd and get on up to the Ridge. We're servin' up some mighty fine breakfast dishes that are sure to satisfy. In fact, we have so many choices that it might
- Welcome to Red Mill Burgers!
Rae Recommends! In its first year of operation the Red Mill received honorable mention in the best burger category in the Seattle Weekly's annual Best of Seattle issue. It has subsequently won the best burger award every year since, along with numero
- El Chupacabra - Phinney/Greenwood - Mexican
The atmosphere is very casual and is decorated with fun "dia de los muertos" items and folk lore images. The food was very good for the price and although the menu is limited, everything I have had was impressive; I am especially a fan of the black b
- How's Rudolph Taste?- about the Kort Haus
But the Kort Haus has a few quirks that'll make the average Seattleite feel like a fish out of water. For one, there are two arcade games devoted to buck hunting, with toy rifles mounted to the consoles, a predilection said to be native to southern I
Art Up & Chow Down - 2nd Fridays
Body & Fitness
- Whole Life Yoga - Seattle Yoga Studio (Greenwood)
Rae Recommends! All Viniyoga studio in Seattle Washington, featuring yoga for real people. Special classes for back pain sufferers, those with hip issues, people of size and more.
- American Dance Institute - Seattle
Our goal is professional dance instruction in a non-threatening, non-competitive environment. We balance technical training with each individual's creativity for total dance enjoyment.
- Gyrotonic Seattle
The brainchild of Juliu Horvath, the Gyrotonic system is ideal for maintaining or regaining your physical wellness. The system works the body from the inside out with focused movement and breath, much like yoga. This unique, new approach to health an
- Vitality Pilates
Classes and Private Lessons in the Seattle neighboorhoods of Mount Baker, Fremont, and Phinney Ridge
Autumn in Greenwood
Entertainment - Bookstores, DVD rentals and theaters
- Taproot Theatre Company
Taproot Theatre Company was founded in 1976 by six college graduates from Seattle Pacific University. From its humble beginnings as a touring group, the company has now become one of Seattle's largest mid-size theatre companies. Today, Taproot Theatr
- Santoro's Books
Rae Recommends! Santoro's Books is Greenwood's all-new, full-service, independent bookstore. We offer an excellent selection of new books and old favorites, a rental library for books and audio books, frequent buyer discounts and discounts on book cl
Kids & Toy Stores
- Gary's Games and Hobbies
Our Seattle store carries nearly everything listed here on the website, plus much more. We also have a large game room and host regular in-store events.
- Beserk Games
Open Every Day: 11am to 7pm (except major holidays)
- Top Ten Toys - Keeping Healthy Play Alive
Rae Recommends! We're trying to keep old fashioned "healthy play alive" with lots of the classic and hands-on toys that inspire creativity. We love less violent, more multicultural, more educational and ecological toys, but we will always admit to ha
The 6th Ave Pocket Park
Pet Care & Animal Resources
- Mud Bay | Natural Dog & Cat Food | Pet Supplies Store - Greenwood
Since 1988, Mud Bay has been helping people choose healthy foods, supplements, and supplies for their dogs and cats. We carry over 500 unique formulas of dog and cat food. Stop by one of our Puget Sound area stores and we'll help you find the right f
- Phinney Ridge Animal Hospital
A full service veterinary clinic catering to cats, dogs, small mammals and reptiles. Services include surgery, dentistry, geriatric and pediatric medicine as well as routine health checks for healthy pets.
- Welcome to Rub-A-Dub Dog!
Rub-a-Dub Dog is Seattle's first and finest dedicated Do-It-Yourself Dog Washing facility. You provide the dog and the scrubbing, we clean up the mess!!! Now, in addition to self-service dog washing, we offer full-service grooming!
Retail & Shopping
- Pema Kharpo Tibetan Treasures
Rae Recommends! Neighborhood map and hours for Pema Kharpo Tibetan Treasures, Seattle Gifts. Prayer beads, incense, flags, cards, clothing, statues, jewelry and more.
- Chocolati Handmade Chocolate
Rae Recommends! Cafe location on Greenwood Ave and their factory store is nearby on Aurora Avenue. We at Chocolati follow the ancient Epicurean technique of hand-making our chocolates with the utmost attention to detail. From the moment our chocolate
At roughly two decades old, Labels is practically a neighborhood institution. The Greenwood consignment shop sells gently used clothing for women and children. Appointments are required to consign an item.
- WELCOME TO GREENWOOD TRUEVALUE HARDWARE!
Rae Recommends! Welcome to Greenwood TrueValue Hardware, the biggest little hardware store in Seattle. We have what you need when you need it!
Mural on 85th, across from the Fred Meyer
- Greenwood Phinney Chamber of Commerce
Greenwood-Phinney is open for business and full of life! This unique business district offers a number of small, street level retail businesses to the community, from a diverse set of neighborhood restaurants to antique stores and quirky boutique sho
- Greenwood-Phinney Ridge - Sustainable Seattle
Greenwood-Phinney Ridge is a unique partner in the Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Initiative (SUNI). Unlike the other three original SUNI neighborhoods, Greenwood-Phinney Ridge is actually made up of two separate neighborhoods linked by a major arte
- Events in Greenwood/Phinney Ridge
Events in the Greenwood/Phinney Ridge neighborhood from SeattleWeekly
Non-Profit and Community
- Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co.
All proceeds support 826 Seattle, a nonprofit writing center that helps students, ages 6 to 18, develop their creative and expository writing skills.
- Phinney Neighborhood Association
Rae Recommends! The Phinney Neighborhood Association is a non-profit community organization founded in 1980 by Phinney neighbors to build community. The PNA provides and promotes programs, services and activities aimed at encouraging connections betw
Phinney Farmer's Market - 2012 Season runs June to October
Starting the first Friday in June and running until the beginning of October is the fabulous Phinney Farmer's Market. The market is held every Friday from 3pm to 7pm in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Beat the weekend rush and get some of the freshest food in town direct from the farmers, fishermen and gardeners who produce it! Free parking and lots of interesting stuff for kids. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome.
2012 Vendors and Merchants - see who's at the market and what they offer!
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