From Rainier Vista, the vibrant Columbia City Neighborhood is just a short walk away. Long known for its history of great restaurants, quaint shops and magical diversity, Columbia City is writing a new chapter. In recent years it has become a focus of Seattle’s fine and casual dining, as well as experiencing new life with a growing arts and music community. You’ll find new and unusual places to explore on each and every visit. Read on to learn a lot more about Columbia City and the surrounding Rainier Valley.

Outstanding Dining Choices

Columbia City has earned a reputation as a great place for dining! Within a short walk, you can find dozens of choices, with a full range of prices and tastes from around all the world. Read more >>

Enjoy Ultra-Fresh Produce at Columbia City Farmers’ Market

Visit one of Seattle’s longest standing and most popular Farmers’ Markets. Since 1998, over 40 farmers and small food vendors gather on Wednesdays during market season, creating a feast for the senses. . . Read more >>

Explore Vibrant Arts Scene at ArtWalk

In keeping with the diversity of the neighborhood, the Columbia City ArtsWalk, which takes place on the Third Thursday of each month, May through September, embraces all forms of art . . . Read More >>

Fresh and Local BeatWalk Music

BeatWalk has become an annual institution for neighbors and visitors to Columbia City. On first Fridays from May through September, local artists play a variety of venues around the neighborhood. Good music. Good Times. And, very often, good food. Read more >>

The Whirlygigs of Columbia City

There’s more than just art lining the streets of Columbia City’s Landmark District. Created by area high school students, whirlygig sculptures tell the story of the neighborhoods’ multi-cultural landscape. Read more >>

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