The writers for the blog are comprised of residents who have lived in the neighborhood for various lengths of time:

  • Jenny (who started the blog in 2009), has lived in the neighborhood for over five years with her husband and (now) 2 year old daughter. She works in the neighborhood at a local social media agency, and they recently opened SPROUT (fast-casual restaurant with salads, wraps, soups, and froyo).  Find me on Twitter: @jennyinps
  • Sarah grew up in the Midwest, attended college in California and ended up living in the Bay Area. She moved to Seattle almost 20 years ago to work at Microsoft and she and her husband Nile settled immediately into Pioneer Square. Love the location and the neighborhood. Formerly in technical communications, Sarah now enjoys writing and photography for family and friends.
  • Beth (info coming)
  • RaNae  is a 10+ year resident of Pioneer Square who is absolutely enamored with our neighborhood!  She loves to explore the businesses and parks, the anticipation of what she might discover- a new favorite dish, an interesting shop or a new friend-all things that make Pioneer Square a great neighborhood.   RaNae walks to work to the headquarters of a local coffee company in SODO and enjoy spending free time with her husband and their friends on their boat in Puget Sound.
  • Courtney is at home among bricks, alleys, gnarled old trees, and ghosts of history. She has lived in Pioneer Square for nearly 10 years though she had an artist space on 2nd Ave Ext S back when Seattle was still properly seedy. A former Fashion Stylist, Courtney now has a project in development called, The WrinkL, which explores how age and experience define one’s personal style. Find Courtney on Instagram: @crockettcourt.

The opinions posted by each contributor represents their own perspective, but our main goal is to talk about what it’s like to be a resident in the neighborhood (good and bad), and to share news about businesses that will benefit the neighborhood.

Why did you start the blog?

[Jenny]: We moved down here, instantly fell in love with the neighborhood and wanted to learn about it: the people on the streets, the businesses struggling to survive, the clubs trying to fit with the community, and the residents who want a great place to live.

I figured if I was already doing the work to find the info, I might as well start sharing it. And in doing so, I hope to bring the community of business owners and residents closer together, because we all have the same goal, which is encapsulated in this position statement (made by members of the Promotions Committee):

Pioneer Square is a historic and creative commercial district that offers visitors the widest variety of entertainment and commercial options in Seattle because artists, sports teams, restaurants, entertainment venues and one-of-a-kind retailers have chosen Pioneer Square as their home.


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What can I do to help the neighborhood?
  • Volunteer
  • If you’re a resident, join the Pioneer Square Residential Council (for more info, email
  • Get out into the neighborhood! The more public spaces we take over, the less public spaces the drug dealers have to sell their wares.
  • Join a committee. There are at least four committees currently operating. If you’re interested, email
  • Call 911. Seriously – call whenever you even suspect suspicious behavior. Even if the police don’t make it in time to stop the crime, they log where criminal activity has increased or mark problem areas.
  • Send info to add to the blog! If you’re a resident with news to share, or a business, pass it along, and we would be happy to post it.