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Microsoft's Technical Experts Make Their Mark at the 2011 MVP Global Summit

The MVP community is an exceptional group of approximately 4,000 third-party technical leaders known for helping others maximize their technology investments.


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The Ariel Pocock Trio played a sold-out performance at Eastside Jazz Club

The Ariel Pocock Trio with Ariel on Piano and Vocals, Forrest Giberson on Bass and Paul Miranda on Drums played a sold-out performance in downtown Bellevue on Tuesday, February 9.


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Wintergrass: Bellevue Restaurant Guide

Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat in between bands, a more relaxing dinner, to whet your whistle or perhaps just want to get out and stretch your legs this guide is here to help you get around downtown Bellevue.


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Wintergrass: A Hard Place to Suffer

This is the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival; housewarming its new Eastside home at Bellevue's Hyatt Regency Hotel.


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Silhouettes of Style 2010 -- Talk of the Town Raises More Than $100,000

Act Two Guild and The Bellevue Collection ushered spring in full style with its 2nd annual fashion and fundraising event on April 16 at The Westin Bellevue raising over $100,000 for PACE.


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A Day in the Life of the Bellevue Farmers Market

Ahh...May. For die-hard fans of local produce and foods that have been sustainably grown, caught, or farmed, May marks the end of the dry spell, as the Bellevue Farmers Market opens a new season.


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Daniel's Broiler Takes Bellevue Happy Hour Scene to New Heights

Just in time for summer, Schwartz Brothers Restaurants has announced plans to open an outside deck at Daniel's Broiler Bellevue; 21 stories up it will be the only high-rise outside deck dining in the greater Bellevue/Seattle area.


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Best Places to Live: Bellevue WA Ranks #4

Bellevue WA is once again at the top of CNN Money's list of best places to live in America at #4.


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Six Minutes with a Chef: Holly Smith

If you've ever been guilty of trolling the Costco or Trader Joe's aisles in hopes of free samples, consider going local and sustainable this week with a visit to our own Bellevue Farmers Market.


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A Walk in the Arts at Bellevue Arts Festival

Each year arts, crafts and community come together for their biggest celebration at the Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend in downtown Bellevue. Here are some photos we took along the way.


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Six Minutes with a Chef: Seth Caswell

This week Seth Caswell of Queen Anne's emmer&rye graces the Market, ready to whip up a sample of his restaurant's "seasonally-inspired, locally-derived" cuisine.


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Six Minutes with a Chef: Bradley Dickinson

This week's chef demo features Chef Bradley Dickinson of Pearl Bar & Dining


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Six Minutes with a Chef: John Howie

No list of favorite Bellevue restaurants would be complete without John Howie's Seastar, and the Bellevue Farmers Market chef demo line-up wouldn't be the same without that chef's annual visit.


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Fashion's Night Out in Bellevue

Once again Bellevue joins cities around the US and the world to celebrate the globe-spanning extravaganza Fashion's Night Out.


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Fashion Meets Philanthropy at Front Row Fashion Show

Front Row Fashion dazzled a packed house of fashion-loving philanthropists last Saturday and helped raised over $47,000 for The Moyer Foundation.


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David Lawrence Celebrates First Fashion Show at New Home

David Lawrence celebrated its first fashion show at the store's new home at The Shops at The Bravern, showcasing fall collections from your favorite designers at David Lawrence, including John Richmond, Sand, Galliano, Hugo Boss, DSquared2, Built for Man, Versace, Just Cavalli and Faith Connexion.


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Bellevue's Favorite Restaurants Join Seattle Restaurant Week

It's the biggest celebration of dining out in the region. The semi-annual Seattle Restaurant Week is back and features some of your favorite restaurants in Bellevue and Eastside.


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Project Greenlight - A Fashionable Success

From green to red to purple, the Bellevue Club was a rainbow of fashion, lights and music at the sold out 2010 Project Greenlight Fashion Show.


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Winter Container Gardening

Whether decks of apartments and condos or small urban plots, container gardening offers the opportunity for enjoying color, texture and structure to any gardener.


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Hermes Shows How Luxury is Made in Bellevue

Hermès celebrates the new year in crafts. The French luxury fashion house takes its renowned Hermes workshops on the road for the first ever world tour. First stop: Bellevue.


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Sights and sounds from 2011 Bellevue Wintergrass Festival

The 2011 Wintergrass Festival has come and gone. This year's festival picked up where it left off from its 2010 inaugural debut in Bellevue, delivering some pretty fantastic musical acts that have shaped Bluegrass.


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Bellevue Gets Jazzy with New Live Jazz Series

Bellevue gets jazzy with new live jazz series featuring the NW's finest jazz musicians.


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The Bellevue Collection Offers Customers More Ways to Charge It

The Bellevue Collection becomes the first shopping center in the region to install charging stations for electric vehicles making it convenient for customers to charge electric cars while they shop, dine and play at Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.


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BAM Launches New Hours & $25 Family Ticket

Bellevue Arts Museum is launching new Museum Hours and a greatly-reduced $25 Family ticket this spring.


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Bellevue Botanical Garden Hosting Arbor Day-Earth Day Celebration

Bellevue's Arbor Day-Earth Day event, a fixture at Lewis Creek Park the last few years, will be at the Bellevue Botanical Garden this year.


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I-405 Closure: Detour Routes for Downtown Bellevue

The NE 12th Street Bridge in downtown Bellevue is coming down, and that means Interstate 405 will be closing in both directions the first weekend in April (1-4). Drivers should expect heavy traffic on the detour routes and throughout the region.


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El Gaucho Bellevue Welcomes Spring with Expanded Lunch Menu

El Gaucho Bellevue has recently introduced a new lunch menu with 46 custom lunch combinations for people on the go to enjoy a faster, lighter and affordable gourmet lunch.


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Celebrity Stylist Unveils New Downtown Bellevue Location

Complete style makeovers now have a shiny new home in the Bellevue Pacific Center building where Rosaline Hampton and her team of award-winning stylists recently put the finishing touches on a brand-new location.


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Tateuchi Center Opens Preview Facility in Downtown Bellevue

Tateuchi Center announces the opening of a preview facility in downtown Bellevue to share the architecture, programming, and progress of the Tateuchi Center project.


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Royal Luncheon Raises $40K for Bellevue Performing Arts Center

Last Friday's popular Silhouettes of Style-A Royal Affair luncheon and fashion show raised $40,000 to benefit the Tateuchi Center Campaign.


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Bellevue Farmers Market: Opening Day 2011

Bellevue Farmers Market opened its 8th season on May 12, 2011 to beautiful, sunny sky. Opening festivities included foot-stompin' live music by the Haggis Brothers, hourly drawings for farm products, face painting and craft activities for the kids.


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Bellevue High Schools Among America's Best Schools - 2011

International School, Interlake, Newport High School, Bellevue High School and Sammamish High School earn top honors again in the 2011 Newsweek's exclusive rankings of some 1,000 top U.S. schools.


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Blue Angels Viewing in Bellevue - 2019

Over the 4-day Seafair weekend, the Bellevue sky becomes one of the prime playgrounds for these mighty Blue Angels and their spectacular aeronautics.


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Free Parking, Shuttle Services for Bellevue Boaters Seafair Weekend

To help residents going to Seafair by boat, the City of Bellevue is offering free satellite parking for the SE 40th Street Boat Launch and providing free shuttles from that extra parking back to the boat launch.


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2011 Bellevue Strawberry Festival & Classic Car Show

The 2011 Eastside Heritage Center's Bellevue Strawberry Festival was a huge success, with beautiful weather and well over 40,000 people in attendance. Here are some photos from our visit on Sunday, June 26.


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Photo Gallery: 2010 Art in the Garden

Bellevue.com was proud to be a media sponsor of the first ever Art in the Garden held at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, August 28-29, 2010. Here are some photos from our visit.


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Splendid Celebrates a New Store Opening at Bellevue Square

Splendid announces a new store opening at Bellevue Square Mall and to celebrate joins Crafting Community to host a series of interactive workshops for guests to create original art and unique accessories.


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Northbound I-405 closure this weekend in Bellevue

WSDOT plans to close northbound I-405 in Bellevue from 8th Street to SR 520 October 1-2 to install braided ramps, weather dependent.


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Treasures Wanted for 2011 Guilded Estate Sale

The Bellevue Arts Museum guilds are searching out treasures for this year's estate sale. We hope you will check the back closet, up in the attic and under the bed to find all the items on our wish list.


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A Foggy November Morning in Bellevue

It's the morning after Halloween and all is foggy in Bellevue. The morning fog was so thick that it blinds all the downtown Bellevue buildings from view.


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It's official: Tolling on SR 520 bridge starts December 29!

The countdown is on for drivers who use SR520. Starting December 29, drivers will pay an electronic toll to cross the bridge.


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Cozy Up with Z'Tejas This Winter

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill in Bellevue has launched its Winter Menu featuring hearty, flavorful new dishes, sure to warm up any winter craving.


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Council Chooses Conrad Lee as New Bellevue Mayor

The Bellevue City Council unanimously elected longtime Councilmember Conrad Lee to serve as Bellevue mayor.


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Bake's Place Moving to Greener Pasture in Downtown Bellevue

Eastside's popular jazz supper club Bake's Place is heading for greener pasture in downtown Bellevue in early spring 2012!


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The Table to Fill Derek Andrew's Vacant Space

Back in October last year we posted on our Facebook wall asking "What ever happened to Derek Andrew?" Today we spotted signs posted at the vacant space but their revelation wasn't what we expected.


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Bellevue Beat | "Takoyaki for Kiera... Takoyaki for Kiera"

While waiting in line at Uawajimaya we heard someone called out "Takoyaki for Kiera... Takoyaki for Kiera". A minute went by and the loud call continued "Takoyaki for Kiera... Takoyaki for Kiera". Another minute went by another call went out.


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Bellevue.com Celebrated First Social Event at Blue Martini Lounge

Bellevue.com hosted its first ever social event in Bellevue on Thursday, March 15. About 100 VIP guests braved the unpredictable winter weather and packed "the patio" at Bellevue's newest hotspot and premier martini lounge, Blue Martini Lounge at The Bravern.


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Bellevue Beat | Luxury Electric Automaker Opens First Showroom in Bellevue

O'Brien Auto Group announced the Bellevue arrival of the first premium luxury electric car on the market: the Fisker Karma.


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Bellevue Beat | New Ravine Experience Shows Bellevue's Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side at the Bellevue Botanical Garden's new Ravine Experience featuring a 150-foot long, 5-foot wide pedestrian suspension bridge and a one-third mile long nature trail.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Developer Breaks Ground for New High-Rise in Downtown

With last Friday's good weather, we hit the streets taking pictures of downtown Bellevue. On our walk we spotted a gigantic hole on the ground with heavy excavation being done on 106th Avenue NE at NE 2nd Street. What can they be building now.


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Coast Bellevue Hotel Celebrates Guests with 12 in 12 Contest

Coast Bellevue Hotel celebrates its 12 properties with $12 rooms, free upgrades and 1200 bonus reward points.


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Z'Tejas Bellevue Launches New Summer Menu

Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at Bellevue Square is debuting new Summer Menu featuring fresh, flavorful new dishes that are sure to brighten up your summer craving.


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Bellevue Beat | Award-Winning Wing Chain Opening First Bellevue-Area Restaurant

Just in time for the upcoming football season, Wingstop has announced its first restaurant in the greater Bellevue-area will open this fall.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue's Palomino Serves Up Live Tunes This Summer

Palomino announces its live concert series with free evening performances throughout July and August


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Again Named A Best Place to Live

Money Magazine has named Bellevue one of America's best small cities for 2012, ranking it number 40 on its top 100 list.


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Bellevue Beat | $850 Million Expansion Coming to Lincoln Square

Rise Bellevue. Rise. Kemper Development Co. recently filed for a building permit to start construction of the $850 million expansion of Lincoln Square in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Fashion First Kicks Start Fall's Fashion Trend Shows

Fall's fashion trends have arrived in the Northwest featuring the latest looks from the top leading-edge local designers and retailers.


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What to Wear to Fashion Week: Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection

Bellevue Fashion Week is about to kick off its seventh year of runway shows, chic parties and more. But, if you are anything like me, in addition to being incredibly excited you might be standing in front of your closet wondering "What Do I Wear to Fashion Week?"


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Fall Fashion Must-Haves from The Nordstrom Fall Fashion Show 2012

Last night I attended one of the most talked about fashion events of Bellevue Fashion Week. There were so many amazing pieces and looks across the board, but there were definitely some themes and trends worth taking note.


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Bellevue Beat | New Bellevue Streets Need Names

Bellevue is taking suggestions of names for five new Bellevue streets.


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Bellevue's Becoming A Great Talent Market for Tech Companies

Location, location, location. That's the main reason e-commerce giant eBay is moving its current Washington office from Redmond to Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Brothers To Spice Up Dining Scene in Downtown Bellevue

Brothers Bret and Marc Chatalas, born and raised in Bellevue, are finally bringing their Cactus Restaurant home to Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue High Schools Among America's Best Schools - 2013

Each year Newsweek magazine picks the best high schools, and it its latest ranking 11 high schools in Washington state make the list of the best 1000 schools in America.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue High Schools Among America's Best Schools - 2012

Each year Newsweek magazine picks the best high schools, and in its latest ranking 10 high schools in Washington state make the list of the best 1000 schools in America--the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads.


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Bellevue Beat | Stand Up Paddleboarding Takes Off at Bellevue Boathouse

The fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to go play on the water and it's coming to Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Stand Up Paddleboarding Has Arrived in Bellevue

The boathouse at Enatai Beach Park just started offering stand up paddleboard rentals this summer. We ventured out yesterday to give SUP a try.


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Bellevue Beat | SF-based Trulia chooses Bellevue for its local office

SF-based real estate company Trulia chooses Bellevue for its local office.


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Bellevue Beat | Computerized animation of the future East Link alignment in Bellevue

Computerized animation of Sound Transit's future East Link alignment in Bellevue and Redmond. East Link is expected to open for service in 2023.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue's wettest month makes for the prettiest rainbow

As people say, after the rain comes the rainbow. By our unofficial account, March was definitely the rainbowest month in Bellevue as observed by the number of rainbow tweets and Facebook posts we came across.


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Bellevue Beat | Vogue Knitting Live! Bellevue 2014

Vogue Knitting LIVE, the 'Comic-Con of the fiber arts world' returned to Bellevue for the second straight year March 14-16 at Meydenbauer Center.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Way to close for two weeks in downtown Bellevue

Bellevue Way NE in downtown Bellevue will close for two weeks starting May 12 through May 23


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Bellevue Beat | Bellwether sculpture exhibition returns with new public art

Preview of "Bellwether 2014: Connect," with remarks by Mayor Claudia Balducci, followed by a short guided tour of the exhibition by Mary Pat Byrne, City of Bellevue's Arts Specialist.


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Bellevue Beat | 2014 Independent Designer Runway Show Winner

The 3rd annual Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) kicked off the annual weeklong Bellevue Fashion Week on September 24, 2014. Here are highlights from the 2014 IDRS. Make sure to check back for more photos.


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Hidden gems of Bellevue: local coffee shops

All this cold and rain outside makes me want to get away to a place where I can find myself sitting down for a few hours, and not only enjoying my great cup of coffee but also catch up on a few emails.


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Winter soups that are sure to delight!

We've all got a lot going on this winter and the cold weather doesn't make it any better, so why not warm the belly and the soul in one stop? Soup is always the answer.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Downtown Park to get a second restaurant

Famed Italian restaurant Il Terrazzo Carmine plans to open a restaurant called simply Carmine's at Bellevue Downtown Park in Spring 2016.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Way lane closures for Lincoln Square expansion

Construction continues on the Lincoln Square expansion, and it will require lane closures on Bellevue Way this month.


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Where to sweet things up this Valentine's Day in Bellevue

As Valentine's Day approaches there are many great options to sweeten things up right here in Bellevue, like a romantic dinner, movies, and scrumptious desserts. Flowers are a must; chocolates for love and of course a meal to make it bright!


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Owner for Bellevue Chick-fil-A selected, opening date set for March 2015

Washington state's first ever Chick-fil-A is set to open in Bellevue in late March 2015. The company today announced its selection of entrepreneur Valerie Artis as the owner of the new Bellevue Chick-fil-A restaurant.


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Bellevue Beat | Whole Foods surveys move to Bellevue Square

We took to Facebook and asked our readers and fans what they think about a Whole Foods at Bellevue Square and the responses were overwhelmingly rapid and mixed.


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Bellevue Beat | Is Expedia really moving its corporate headquarters to Bellevue's westside?

Word on the streets is Expedia's considering relocating its corporate headquarters in Bellevue over to the other side of the lake.


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Bellevue Beat | New rendering reveals upscale market coming to Bellevue Square

The existing JC Penney space at Bellevue Square will become an extension of the existing mall. The new two-level space will house eight new tenants that are planning to open late third quarter of 2015.


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St. Patrick's Day in Bellevue

Here are our picks for celebrating the luck 'o the Irish on Tuesday, March 17, right here in Bellevue. Don't forget to wear something green.


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Bellevue Beat | W Hotels bringing its iconic W brand to Bellevue

It's official, W Hotels is bringing its iconic W brand to Bellevue, as part of the $1.2 billion expansion of Lincoln Square, a mixed-use project in The Bellevue Collection.


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Bellevue Beat | Spring thunderstorms and hail roll through Bellevue

Bellevue was bombarded with heavy hail on Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms moved through parts of Western Washington, bringing heavy hail and some lightning and thunder.


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Washington's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in Bellevue April 9

Washington's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A restaurant will open April 9 in Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | A walk through Mercer Slough Nature Park

Follow along on our quick walk through the Mercer Slough Nature Park located just minutes south of downtown Bellevue.


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Old Bellevue's Main Street has a new name: Al Fresco Row

Yes, Al Fresco Row! That's what we are calling the stretch of Main Street between Bellevue Way NE and 100th Ave NE in Old Bellevue that is lined with quaint outdoor tables, patios and other al fresco paraphernalia street side a la French cafes.


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Bellevue Beat | Skateboarding jumps with Fred at the Elements Building

Another spectacular weekend is in the books and it's only May here in Bellevue. Here's a short video of young skateboarder Fred practicing his jumps.


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Bellevue Beat | Yekta gets pampered at Aryana Salon

So I decided to take advantage of Aryana Salon Mother's Day special that I found on Bellevue.com. The Special says treat your lovely mom or yourself. Well, this one is totally for me!


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Bellevue Beat | 2015 Northwest Paddling Festival

With Saturday's temperature in the low 80s, we definitely wanted to be out in the water and the Northwest Paddling Festival at Lake Sammamish State Park--a 15-minute drive from downtown Bellevue--was just the perfect event to spend on a warm afternoon.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue is new frontier of smart adaptive traffic lights

Bellevue utilizes a system that is gaining popularity around the US: intersection signals that can adjust in real-time to traffic conditions.


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Bellevue Beat | New restaurant announced for Lincoln Square Expansion

Local 520 Bar and Grill owners to build second restaurant with new design and vibe


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue hosting first ever World Squash Championship in America

For the first time ever, the finals of the upcoming 2015 Men's World Squash Championship will be played in the US and right here in Bellevue, WA. The week-long squash championship event will take place at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center November 13-22, 2015.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Downtown Park by air via DJI Inspire1

What a magnificent week of summer weather we're having here in Bellevue and it's just the start of July. Sunny and clear blue sky across the horizon and no wind. Perfect conditions to go out and shoot some aerial footage of our lovely city in the park.


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Bellevue Beat | Flying over Mercer Slough Nature Park with DJI Inspire 1 drone

We joined up with the Drones Plus Bellevue team of Chris Wilson and Shawn Barrera last week for another drone flying session over our beautiful city in the park.


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Bellevue Beat | U-Pick season in full swing at Bellevue blueberry farms

Blueberry lovers rejoice! This year's blueberry season is early due to extended periods of high temperatures. Berries are ripe for picking at Bellevue blueberry farms.


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Bellevue Beat | Flying over Enatai Beach Park with DJI Inspire 1 drone

We've been wanting to get aerial footage of the water and what better and more beautiful body of water than Lake Washington right off Bellevue's own shore at Enatai Beach Park.


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Bellevue Beat | Aerial video of 20th Annual Tug Championship

Saturday marked the 20th annual Tugboat Championship held at Bellevue Downtown Park. We tag-teamed with Shawn Barrera of Drones Plus Bellevue to grab some video footage of the tug championship. Shawn brought along the DJI Phantom 3 drone and we brought the GoPro Hero 4 camera.


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Bellevue Beat | Sun is shining and so are you Bellevue

We hit the streets of Bellevue with James Older, manager at Drones Plus Bellevue, after the morning clouds cleared yesterday with the DJI Inspire 1 drone to catch the beautiful Bellevue sunshine. Our stops included the old railroad tracks behind Total Wine & More and Uwajimaya, the parking lot behind XO Restaurant that sits right along I-405, the courtyard at Bellevue City Center and the marina at Meydenbauer Bay.


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Bellevue Beat | New duo apartments and condominiums project coming to downtown Bellevue

There is a new duo apartments and condominiums project coming to downtown Bellevue. Called the Mirador, the apartments and condominiums project broke ground last week and is located at NE 10th Street and 103rd Ave NE.


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Bellevue Beat | Five Bellevue high schools rank nationally and top in state

It's been a couple of years since we last reported Bellevue high school rankings. It's time for a quick refresher. The 2015 US News Best High schools rankings just came out and Bellevue high schools are among the best in state as well as nationally.


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Bellevue Beat | W Bellevue teams up with local James Beard-award winning chef for new restaurant

James Beard Award-winning chef and Eastside resident, Chef Jason Wilson announced an agreement with Kemper Development Company and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. to open a restaurant in the upcoming Lincoln Square expansion and forthcoming hotel, W Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | 2015 Men's World Squash Championship in full swing in Bellevue

The 2015 Men's World Squash Championship is in full swing in Bellevue, WA. This is the first ever that a World Squash Championship is played in the US and right here in Bellevue at Meydenbauer Center.


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Bellevue Beat | We belong to something new

Is this Northwest rain and dreary sky getting you down? Here's a quick picker-upper video to help you escape if only for a brief moment and offer a gentle reminder that we belong to "something new".


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Bellevue Beat | New downtown tower may be the coolest looking high-rise in Bellevue

Move over Elements Bellevue this may be the coolest looking high-rise in Bellevue


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Bellevue Beat | Two more high-rise towers coming to downtown Bellevue

Construction of two high-rises will be part of the first phase, which may start as soon as next fall. One tower is 22 stories and the second tower 27 stories. One will be a true luxury full-service boutique hotel with around 120 rooms and the other with 275 apartment residences.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue 929 Office Tower secures Salesforce as first and largest tenant

World's fastest growing top 10 software company to make new Bellevue office one of the company's largest engineering hubs globally


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Bellevue Beat | Centre 425 office tower boasts Bellevue's first-of-its kind rooftop conference center

Centre 425 is one of three new office towers under construction in downtown Bellevue. But it's no ordinary office tower.


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Bellevue Beat | Plaza Center Residences to turn Bellevue garage into 21-story apartment tower

City of Bellevue just received a notice of Application for Design Review approval to construct a new 21-story residential tower in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue's Din Tai Fung opening second Seattle outpost at Pacific Place

Bellevue's dumpling house phenom Din Tai Fung is opening its second outpost in Seattle at Pacific Place this summer.


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Bellevue Beat | Kimpton joining W Bellevue as second luxury hotel to open in downtown Bellevue

Bellevue-based Fana Group of Companies announced the selection of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to manage the group's new, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Could REI be moving its headquarters to Bellevue?

REI's already moving its store back to Bellevue. Could its headquarters be next?


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Bellevue Beat | Evergreen Plaza turning downtown Bellevue lot into multi-family residential building

Long-standing under-developed downtown lot to turn into a multi-family residential building.


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Bellevue Beat | Araya's Place Thai restaurant finds new home in Old Bellevue

Araya's Place Thai restaurant has found a new place in Old Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | New renderings of Brewpub coming to Bellevue's Spring District

Currently in for permitting with the City of Bellevue, the future Brewpub will be home to approximately 9,000 square feet of brewery and restaurant space, an expansive outdoor beer garden with views overlooking the adjacent neighborhood park, and 14,000 square feet of creative office space.


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Bellevue Beat | Here Comes the Neighborhood - The Spring District

The Spring District in Bellevue is a massive 36-acre, multi-phase, mixed-use, multi-everything development project spanning some 16 city blocks that will feature commercial, educational and residential projects, including hotels, restaurants and diverse local shops.


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Bellevue Beat | Freshii opening first Puget Sound restaurant in downtown Bellevue

This spring, Freshii, a leader in health-casual restaurants, will open its doors at The Bellevue Collection in Bellevue Square, offering fresh and nutritious meal choices that energize people on the go.


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Bellevue Beat | New 520 floating bridge grand opening

Take a walk on the longest floating bridge in the world right here in Bellevue, WA. On April 2-3, the public is invited to come out to a weekend of grand opening celebrations to check out the bridge before you drive it. This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be among the first to walk on the world's longest floating bridge connecting Bellevue and Seattle.


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Bellevue Beat | Wilburton Trestle to be a major attraction along Eastside Rail Corridor

The Wilburton Trestle is likely to be a destination that trail users and visitors seek out as a destination in itself, as a place to enjoy sunset views, as a showcase for visitors and for users to simply enjoy being outdoors with nothing but timbers and air beneath.


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Bellevue Beat | What's the name of the tower where Carmine's restaurant will open in spring?

What's the name of that new apartment building under construction with sweeping views of Downtown Park, Bellevue's skyline, Lake Washington and the mountains and that hugs the edge of Old Bellevue historic district?


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue International Plaza 5-tower project to push Bellevue to new heights

Developer Plus Investment USA plans to build a massive five-tower project called Bellevue International Plaza in downtown. The project is located on the south side of NE 8th Street between the Bravern to the east at 110th Ave NE and Symetra to the west at 108th Ave NE.


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Bellevue Beat | Is Bellevue Square the new Bellevue Auto Row?

Earlier this week Seattle MINI announced it's opening the first Eastside satellite showroom, MINI at Bellevue Square, at Bellevue Square this spring.


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Bellevue Beat | Luxury movie theater and new restaurants announced for Lincoln Square Expansion

The Lincoln Square Expansion celebrated the topping out of the final wide-flange beam at the new 31-story office tower this week. When completed, the new tower will add 710,000 square feet of Class A office space to downtown Bellevue, making it the largest office to be built on the Eastside.


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An Urban, Suburban Trek

Bellevue has gone from sleepy bedroom community to hub of commerce and industry. But its string of pearls is a connected series of parks allowing us to travel from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington through forests, wetlands, farms and gardens.


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Bellevue Beat | REI moves tech team to Bellevue. Is headquarters next?

REI's tech team is almost finished setting up camp in Commons on 90, an office building in Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Su Development to add a third high-rise to Bellevue's Ashwood District

Su Development wants to build a 23-story apartment tower and an adjacent seven-story building across from its two existing towers the 989 Elements and Elements Too in Ashwood District.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Arts Museum and 91.3 KBCS present BAM SOUND & VISION

Bellevue Arts Museum and 91.3 KBCS present BAM SOUND & VISION. The new concert series couples inspired music with powerful exhibitions. Join us on the final Friday of each month for live music, art, libations, and food trucks.


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Bellevue Beat | Renderings of Bellevue's Global Innovation Exchange university in Spring District

City of Bellevue recently approved the design review proposal from developer Wright, Runstad & Company for the construction of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) building in Bellevue's Spring District.


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Bellevue Beat | Third 365 by Whole Foods Market store to open September 14 in downtown Bellevue

365 by Whole Foods Market announced its third location will open September 14, in downtown Bellevue, Washington.


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Bellevue Beat | New Eddie Bauer flagship store opens at Bellevue Square

On Sunday, September 18, Eddie Bauer will be opening its newly redesigned and relocated flagship store at Bellevue Square featuring the Eddie Bauer Ice Box. Exclusive to Bellevue Square, the Ice Box will allow customers to test the world's best outerwear in sub-zero conditions.


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Bellevue Beat | Kirkland-based BitTitan to move headquarters to downtown Bellevue

Fast-growing Kirkland tech company to move headquarters to Bellevue's One Twelfth at Twelfth


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Bellevue Beat | How we landed a coveted SoulCycle swag bag?

SoulCycle, the country's premier full-body indoor cycling and lifestyle brand, is thrilled to announce the opening of its first Pacific Northwest location in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | The New Lincoln Square readies for opening

We are only three days into the new year and already a major milestone for Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Paul Choi's new concept high-end restaurant has a name

New sign of life at Paul Choi's new concept high-end Chinese restaurant in Old Bellevue. The new restaurant is called Peony.


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Bellevue Beat | Fana Group reveals details of mixed-use development on Bellevue's "Entertainment Avenue"

Bellevue-based Fana Group of Companies recently revealed more details about its upcoming multi-phase, mixed-use development project that spans nearly 3 acres of land parcels at the southeast corner of NE 4th Street and 106th Ave NE in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Plan ahead for closure of South Bellevue Park and Ride

As part of the construction of East Link, Sound Transit is closing the South Bellevue Park and Ride and the Overlake Transit Center Park and Ride.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue 600 project to add 2 more high-rise towers to downtown Bellevue

The city of Bellevue has approved the Master Development Plan for the Bellevue 600 project located along NE 6th Street, between 110th Avenue NE and 108th Avenue NE.


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Bellevue Beat | Amazon opening big new office in downtown Bellevue this summer

So we all know by now that Amazon is opening a big new office in Bellevue this summer. We know what and where that big new Amazon Bellevue office is. But who are the lucky bunches of Amazonians moving to the new Bellevue office?


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Bellevue Beat | 2017 Bellevue Strawberry Festival: What's new and how to get involved!

The annual Eastside Heritage Center's Bellevue Strawberry Festival presented by BECU will be held Saturday, June 24 from 10AM to 8PM, and Sunday, June 25 from 10AM to 6PM at Crossroads International Park.


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Bellevue Beat | Four must-try desserts in Bellevue this summer

Imagine you're at your favorite Bellevue restaurant after a fantastic meal when the waiter hands you the dessert menu and you realize that no matter how good the dessert sounds you just don't have room for it.


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Bellevue Beat | W Bellevue Premier Party

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of the premier party of W Hotel's newest property: W Bellevue, where tech and traditional boldly mingle in this reinterpretation of the classic lake house.


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Bellevue Beat | Where to staycation in Bellevue

Sometimes you just need a break from everything and now that the holidays are here, life just gets even busier. If you're like me and you can't just hop on a plane and escape to Hawaii for the weekend, then I recommend the next best thing. Book a night at a nice hotel in Bellevue, order some room service and a cocktail and get away from everything.


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Bellevue Beat | Sneak peek inside new Capital One Cafe opening in Bellevue ... sorta

So who's keeping track of what's opened and is opening at the new Lincoln Square South in downtown Bellevue? From restaurants to state of the art movie theater with lounger, plush recliner seats, W Bellevue hotel to more restaurants, speakeasy-inspired bar to Nordstrom Rack, indoor cycling studio to more restaurants, coffee shop to a food hall with even more restaurants, and a Capital One cafe, it's the latter that we are most intrigued with.


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Bellevue | Make it boozy in Bellevue this winter

Dote Coffee Bar not only has what you would expect from a coffee place, but has plenty of things you wouldn't. It has a variety of high end chocolates and chocolate creations on display all made in house and it's now the first coffee place in Bellevue you can go to have a drink at.


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Bellevue Beat | Best Burgers in Bellevue

Your guide to the best burgers in Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | One88 Bellevue takes vertical living to new heights

One88 is one of the first new large condominium projects underway in Bellevue in nearly a decade, bringing an entirely new luxury real estate offering to downtown Bellevue. The 21-story luxury tower will feature approximately 143 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, as well as penthouse residences featuring bold design and world-class amenities.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Breakfast Tour

There's nothing like a good breakfast after a long week or late night out. From Bellevue's downtown core to within its residential pockets, there are plenty of options for those looking for a great first meal and perhaps the best meal of the day. Here are some of Bellevue's popular and classic breakfast restaurants in my breakfast tour.


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Bellevue Beat | Dave & Buster's coming to Bellevue in 5-acre project along Bellevue Auto Row

City of Bellevue approved a design review for the development of a 5-acre site located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 116th Avenue NE and the recently extended NE 4th Street.


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Bellevue Beat | Bike share coming to Bellevue

By now you must have seen, read about or came across pictures in your social media feeds of those colorful, stationless bikes sprouting all over Seattle. Well, you will see those bright orange, yellow or green bikes in Bellevue very soon.


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Bellevue Beat | The Food Rave is coming to downtown Bellevue

When is the last time you told a group of friends you were going to a party that required, Aprons, cutting boards, taste buds, with about 200 or more other people cooking, mixing drinks and having a good time?


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Bellevue Beat | Overlake Medical Center's $250 million, five-year campus renewal project

Bellevue's Overlake Medical Center is set to embark on a $250 million, five-year campus renewal project that will begin this May.


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Bellevue Beat | Factoria Bellevue is set to hit a major refresh

Factoria Bellevue is hitting refresh with major renovation and development plans to the Factoria shopping center and T-Mobile headquarters.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue high school among only four in nation that offer glass blowing class

Students at Sammamish High School in Bellevue are among the select few getting to explore first-hand a hot art form.


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Bellevue Beat | Sneak peek behind T-Mobile's $160 million Bellevue HQ renovation

Factoria Bellevue is hitting refresh again as T-Mobile today unveiled plans for a $160 million renovation project of its entire Bellevue HQ campus.


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Bellevue Beat | Facebook is coming to Bellevue's Spring District

Facebook leases 11-story Block 16 in Bellevue's Spring District


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Bellevue Beat | The first 600' tower in downtown Bellevue

Downtown Bellevue will have its first 600' tower in 2023, according to a recent permit submmited to City of Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | John Howie Steak Night

Looking for a night out with your significant other or to celebrate a special occasion? Bellevue's own John Howie Steak has you covered. The downtown Bellevue steakhouse has created a unique prix-fixe menu that showcases the ingredients and skill behind every dish.


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Bellevue Beat | Meydenbauer Bay Park: Downtown's Connection to the Waterfront

After years of planning and two years of construction, Bellevue's newest waterfront park opens with a grand celebration featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials and dignitaries, fun activities and food for all ages.


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Bellevue Beat | Three more 600' towers coming to downtown Bellevue

All aboard the 600'-tower train in downtown Bellevue! Onni Group, a Vancouver, BC-based real estate development group, just submitted a proposal to construct three 600-foot towers in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | To Fold or not to Fold

Having T-Mobile headquartered in Bellevue has its privileges. We dropped by T-Mobile Corporate Store at Two Newport in Factoria for a hands-on sneak peek of the Samsung Galaxy Fold.


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Bellevue Beat | Amazon buys Bellevue Corporate Plaza in downtown Bellevue

Amazon puts down more roots in Bellevue with announcement of purchase of The Bellevue Corporate Plaza as reported in PSBJ


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Bellevue Beat | Amazon leases future Cadillac Towers in downtown Bellevue

Fresh off its purchase of the Bellevue Corporate Plaza a week ago, Amazon again expands in downtown Bellevue with lease of two office towers that are not even built yet.


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Bellevue Beat | Forum Social House bringing cutting edge entertainment experience to downtown Bellevue

Kemper Development announces its newest tenant to take over the former massive space of Parlor Live at Lincoln Square in downtown Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue property crimes dropped for a third consecutive year

Bellevue has continued to experience a reduction in certain property crimes for a third consecutive year. Residential burglaries and motor vehicle prowls are down by 20 percent and 21 percent respectively.


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Bellevue Beat | REI opens boathouses at Enatai and Meydenbauer parks

REI announces new partnership with City of Bellevue to operate boathouses at Enatai Beach Park and the new Meydenbauer Bay Park with classes, outings and rentals for exploring Lake Washington by stan-dup paddle board, canoe, kayak or pedal boat.


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Bellevue Beat | Summer just got a little sweeter in downtown Bellevue

Summer just got a little sweeter in downtown Bellevue


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Bellevue Beat | 4 places to dig into chicken and waffles in Bellevue

For anyone who loves breakfast, or anything fried, Chicken and Waffles is a dish that seems to always have a special place in people's heart or belly. One is sweet, the other savory, and together they make a satisfying and unforgettable duo.


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Bellevue Beat | Realogics Sotheby's International Realty opening hybrid, innovative office and lounge in Old Bellevue

Leading real estate brokerage firm Realogics Sotheby's International Realty (RSIR) recently opened a regional branch office in Old Bellevue and announced construction of a new concept cafe and cocktail lounge in the same space located on Main Street.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue offers free public Wi-Fi at select city facilities and outdoor locations

The City of Bellevue offers free Wi-Fi to the public at select city facilities and outdoor locations through BellevueConnect.


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Bellevue Beat | Molly Moon's opening flagship ice cream shop and kitchen in downtown Bellevue

Molly Moon's Ice Cream announces the company will open its biggest scoop shop and ice cream kitchen in downtown Bellevue in spring 2020.


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Bellevue Beat | Pinnacle Bellevue multi-tower project proposed at QFC and Bartell Drugs' site in downtown Bellevue

Pinnacle Bellevue multi-tower project proposed at QFC and Bartell Drugs' site in downtown Bellevue


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Bellevue Beat | Stay active during coronavirus: Lake Hills Greenbelt Trails

Bellevue's Lake Hills Greenbelt Trails offer many options for staying active, keeping your exercise routine or making new ones during WA's stay-at-home order. You can walk, jog, and ride a bike--just maintain a safe distance from others--on the multi-use trails that wind through the Lake Hills Greenbelt connecting Larsen and Phantom Lakes.


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Bellevue Beat | Make dining out normal again!

So great to see more and more Bellevue restaurants are reopening or preparing to reopen in the coming days and weeks during Phase 1.5.


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Bellevue Beat | The Bellevue Collection reopens June 30!

Bellevue Square reopens today, Tuesday, June 30 at 11am with approximately 100 shops and restaurants plus a variety of programming and offerings.


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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue Arts Museum reopening Store and Forum

Bellevue Arts Museum has reopened its Store and first-floor Forum to the public. Admission to the museum's Store and Forum is free to all visitors, and the building will be open Wednesdays - Sundays from 11am to 5pm.


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Bellevue Beat | Take a bird's eye view of light rail through Bellevue in new aerial video

Take a bird's eye view of the Sound Transit's East Link alignment through Bellevue in new aerial video. The aerial video starts in south Bellevue just before the bend towards north along Bellevue Way to the South Bellevue Station--the first of six stations in Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Palomino patio takeover mystery solved

More than a year after Palomino shuttered its doors, we spotted alfresco paraphernalia marked by red patio umbrellas in the coveted alfresco dining space located on NE 6th Street at Bellevue Way across from Bellevue Arts Museum.


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Bellevue Beat | PCC Markets announces opening date for Wilburton Village store

PCC Community Markets today announced that its new Bellevue store at Wilburton Village will open on August 12! The 26,000-sf grocery store will open at 9am.


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Bellevue Beat | New development project calls for construction of a 25-story office tower in downtown Bellevue

New development project in downtown Bellevue calls for construction of a 25-story office building containing approximately 509,400-sf of office space, 7,532-sf of retail space, and five and a half levels of underground parking to accommodate approximately 890 vehicles.


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Bellevue Beat | King County Superior Court expanding into Bellevue

Due to COVID-19 closures, jury trials have been backlogged throughout King County. To compensate for the lost of court room space, King County Superior Court is expanding into Bellevue.


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Bellevue Beat | Bake's Place October Delights

Bake's Place will be having four different theme weeks starting October 5th through the end of the month. Featured will be six different specialty cocktails, one for each of the six days they're open each week. First up will be wine from Delille Cellars, second week is Negroni Week, third is Save The Whales Week, and the fourth will be Bourbon Week.



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