On the corner of First Avenue and Pike street is located the Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in the country, and one of the city’s ( Seattle) most popular attractions.
With 11 buildings along the downtown Seattle waterfront, this market is as much a part of Seattle’s identity as the evergreens, the mountains, and the water.
Start at the famous Public Market Center sign on the corner of First and Pike, which dates back to 1927 and is one of the oldest outdoor neon signs on the West Coast.
For the hungry, Pike Place Market is a land of promise, a dizzying array of lunch counters, restaurants, coffeeshops, and bikers at every twist and turn.
Photo: Monica Melsness