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AAPI Heritage Month: Chinatown Community Bulletin Board

It is easy to miss the unassuming message board secured to the outer east wall of the historic Louisa Hotel in the Chinatown International District (CID). Sitting beneath a red and green flared eave at the corner of Seventh and King St, the Chinatown Community Bulletin Board provides a window into the neighborhood’s history, culture, and community.   Throughout the late 1800s, many Chinese immigrants came to Seattle seeking… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Phnom Penh Noodle House

Over the past 30 years, Phnom Penh Noodle House has seen its share of ups and downs. But through it all, there have been a couple of constants; deep family dedication and unwavering community support. Though the majority of the restaurant’s dishes have been served in the Chinatown International District in Seattle, its story starts three generations ago in Battambang, Cambodia. … [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Sara Porkalob

Artist/activist Sara Porkalob (she/her) joins us for some story sharing and truth telling in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Video Script (deviates slightly from video) “Hi friends, my name is Sara Porkalob. My pronouns are “she/her” and I am speaking to you from the unceded territories of… [ Keep reading ]

Community gardener Ling Zhang shares her love of growing food and family ties

What is your ethnicity and generation in the United States? “I am Chinese, born in Beijing. Very typical, we had tall buildings filled with apartments. My family had a two-bedroom condo, and we grew little plants in pots on the balcony. I came to U.S. for grad school in Minnesota… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Bob Santos

Born and raised in Seattle, Bob Santos always had a deep allegiance to the Chinatown International District. The son of a Filipino immigrant father and a Native American and Filipino mother, he dedicated most of his life to protecting and defending the people, businesses, and culture of his childhood neighborhood. Santos became involved with the civil… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle seeks community members to serve on the Community Involvement Commission

Application deadline extended to June 30, 2021 The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is currently recruiting to fill 11 vacancies on the Community Involvement Commission (CIC). The Community Involvement Commission advises the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and other City departments on coordinated, Citywide outreach and engagement activities. The commission is dedicated to holding the City accountable for increasing… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbor Day Nominations

Over the past year, we have witnessed the true meaning of community and seen people across the city step up to take care of each other. To recognize these acts of kindness in celebration of Neighbor Day, we asked the community to submit nominations for people, businesses, and organizations who… [ Keep reading ]

Wing Luke exhibit shows the resiliency and community of Asian American and Pacific Islanders during COVID-19

Although she personally witnessed the heartwarming ways her Korean American community had come together and shown resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Chung was concerned that the overall experience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities during this time was not being adequately recorded or represented. So, she teamed… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan seeks new members for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

Mayor Jenny Durkan invites community members to apply for open positions on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. The four open positions are: 1) Architect, 2) Architectural Historian/Historian, 3) Attorney, and 4) At-Large member that lives in the District. Individuals who have an interest in historic preservation and/or familiarity with Pioneer Square are encouraged to apply.   The 10-member Pioneer… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Your Neighbors!

Throughout this pandemic, we have witnessed the true meaning and power of community. So many people have stepped up to take care of each other—selflessly providing food, supplies, shelter, entertainment, a helping hand, a kind message, a song, applause, and, above all else, compassion and kindness. These acts of generosity… [ Keep reading ]