Pike Place Market | Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

On one of Austin’s only days off (and few chances to sleep in) during our time living in Oregon, we woke up early anyway. There was a new place to explore an another adventure to have. After winding our way through Portland streets, we found our way to Union Station where our train was waiting. Once we boarded our Amtrak Cascades train, we were on our way to Seattle to visit some friends who invited us to spend the day with them exploring Pike Place Market and the surrounding Seattle Waterfront.

Seattle Skyline

Seattle is such a beautiful and unique city. Typically, I can get a feel for the energy and style and vibe of a place in just a few hours. Seattle was different. I spent an entire day in the city and I’m still not sure what to make of it. It’s an eclectic mix of waterfront but also fantastic architecture that is framed by the backdrop of the mountains in the distance. In short, it’s wonderful.

Seattle Pier

Seattle Pier

Is there anything better than the freshest of fish tacos? If there is, I haven’t found it yet.

Pike Place Market Seattle

The Pike Place Farmers Market is a little bit of heaven on earth. The place is huge and we could have easily spent hours walking through all of the different vendors and shops. It has everything from fresh fish, to pottery, to candies, to flowers, to used books and more.

Pike Place Market Seattle

Austin had never been inside a comic book store before so of course we had to go in to peruse. I found a Star Trek pin for my backpack. #happyday

Pike Place Market Seattle

Outfit Details: Moon Cycle Tee – United By Blue | Jeans – ThredUp | Sweater – Old |
Arizona Sandals – Birkenstock | Backpack – Fjallraven Kanken | Beanie – handmade in Portland, OR

Pike Place Market Seattle

The rest of the market was filled with fish flying over our heads, chocolate covered cherries, fresh produce, and some of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen.

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle

Pike Place Market Seattle Gum Wall

The Seattle Gum Wall. Probably one of the only places in the world where it’s totally okay to stick your gum on something. Equal parts disgusting and fun, I’m so glad we found the wall and added our gum to the collection.

Pike Place Market Seattle Gum Wall

Pike Place Market Seattle Gum Wall

The Pike Place Starbucks is the first-ever Starbucks that opened in 1971. It’s beautifully decorated and, even though we didn’t stop to get coffee there, it was fantastic to visit this spot of coffee history.

Seattle

Seattle

As we walked past the Crumpet Shop, I had a sudden longing to go in an get some, until we saw this chair blocking the door. A crumpet shop sold out of crumpets? Is there anything sadder?

Seattle

From waking up early to a late-night train ride home. From walking miles (literally) along the waterfront because we couldn’t find our lunch around all the construction. From meeting up with old friends and enjoying making new memories. From bronze pigs to lilacs to fruit sticks. Our day in Seattle was a completely unforgettable adventure and it placed inside of me a deep desire to go back one day soon and see more of what this city has to offer.

Have you been to Pike Place Market?

What are your favorite Seattle sights?

  • Robin G.

    Oh my goodness! I’m heading to Portland and Seattle for the first time at the end of the month and this is making me SO excited!! However, the sold out crumpets are a bit depressing!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

  • Great to see someone else’s take on my beautiful city! I visit that market bout once a month…great pictures!

  • Maggie Unzueta

    My husband wants to go to Seattle. I’ll have to show him your post.

  • LOVE your photography!! You did a great job capturing Pike Place!

  • What wonderful pictures! My mom has been there and said it so much fun to walk around.

  • I love Pike Place (and your photos are absolutely gorgeous). Taking the train from Portland is such a great way to get there.

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    SO FUN!! I have a photo next to that big pig! I’ve only been to Pike Place Market once, I got in late and was there for a work trip so not a lot was open at the time but your photos make me want to go back!!

  • Love it! Pike Place was my favorite part of Seattle!

  • Tamara Goyette

    The flower market, and Starbucks on ever corner is what won me over when visiting there.

  • I always enjoy visiting the market when I am in Seattle…except the gum wall. yuck!! : )