Pacific AvenuePacific Avenue Business District in Tacoma, WA

A culturally diverse neighborhood, Pacific Avenue Business District is full of colorful buildings housing a variety of grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses. See your dentist, visit your veterinarian, stop by the library, fill a prescription, or enjoy a meal in Pacific Avenue. Our annual Festival held the 2nd Sunday in June invites neighbors and residents of all surrounding areas to meet local artists and craftspeople, sample delicious foods, see a classic car show, and meet new friends.


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Keys to the Bowes Building: Meet Rane Shaub

Tacoma’s downtown districts paint the skyline with architectural integrity and tangible personality. Each address tells a story about the city’s beginning and its growing heritage. Today, the Tacoma Register of Historic Places recognizes over 169 properties as preserved local landmarks. Among them is the historic Bowes Building, located downtown on 9th street. As you marvel at the pearly white pillars …

Tacoma’s Rainier Beer Guy

Story by Kayla Schroader Photos courtesy of Kurt Stream Sit down after a long day, and pull back on the top of an ice cold Rainier Beer. As you tip the rolling red R and iconic mountain landscape, you’ll feel a surge of Northwest loyalty. It’s an easy-to-drink, easy-to-love, affordable beer with a name that …

Best Tacoma-based Coffee Shops

As our gift to you on this National Coffee Day, we’re sharing our favorite locally-grown coffee shops in Tacoma. Now, whenever you’re out and about and you feel the hankering for a fresh espresso pick-me-up, you’ll know where to go. You’re welcome. … 6th Avenue Espresso, because the owner of ten years is a heartfelt Tacoma die-hard …

Tacoma celebrates National Night Out 2016

August 2nd of 2016 is a beautiful day in the neighborhood!  (Photos by Lisa Hepfer) For the past 33 years, on the first Tuesday in August, communities across the country step out together to celebrate safe streets against crime in alliance with our law enforcement and neighborhood watch programs. According to, National Night Out is …

Tacoma LOVES UrbanXchange

Photos by Danny Owens UXC is love. A love of treasure hunting for one-of-a-kind finds. A love of history and fashion’s cyclical dance through time. A love of culture, creativity and community. A love of family and heirlooms yielding stories ages old. It’s all a love story at UrbanXchange – a Tacoma-based small business and …

11 Spray-and-Play Grounds in Tacoma

  Welcome Summer!!   It’s “sprayground” season in the South Sound. When June rolls around, refreshing fun isn’t limited to the weekend (as it is during the month of May and September). Sweltering summers can make outdoor play harder than it should be. Sure that colossal jungle gym or back trail hike might be tempting but if it’s …

Services on Pacific Avenue

Businesses in Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue district Northwest Spay & Neuter Center 6401 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98408 (253) 292-3750 website Reliable Lock and Safe 5413 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, Wa 98408 (253) 472-2839 BACK to Pacific Avenue district page

Eat & Drink on Pacific Avenue

Restaurants, bars and cafes in Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue district Josefina’s Mexican Restaurant 4816 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, Wa 98408 (253) 434-7374 BACK to Pacific Avenue district page

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