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Say Hola! to Sabor de Mexico

Strings of papel picado, the colorful Mexican party bunting, hang from the ceiling of Sabor de Mexico Taqueria & Cantina, connecting the turquoise and yellow walls to create a festive […]

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Thriving through Winter: Tips from your Neighbors

The big dark descends by November, and it rains until June, yet Mercer Islanders love it here, thriving in the notoriously damp, chilly Pacific Northwest. To help new arrivals as […]

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Five Tips to Throw a Great Party from Mercer Island’s Own Expert

Michelle Shleifer is known to get creative in putting on a memorable event. One Halloween, she supervised the loading of a pontoon boat full of spooky gear on the north […]

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Kitchen & Market Expanding to Mercer Island

Five years ago, Stephanie King quit her job to build the perfect grocery store. The Mercer Island resident worked in the industry for years, building private label brands for major […]

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Best Outdoor Dining Spots on Mercer Island

Everything tastes better with a side of Pacific Northwest sunshine, and in the last few years, the outdoor dining options on Mercer Island have significantly expanded and improved. From a […]

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Seasonings & Wine Pairings for a Great Summer Barbecue

After a stretch of dismal spring weather, the sun is coming out, just in time for it to hang high in the sky well into the evening – a time […]

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Island teen helps Ukrainians find refuge

Mercer Island teenager Avi Schiffmann doesn’t wait around for things to get better. After attending a rally in support of Ukraine in late February, just a week into the Russian […]

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New restaurants abound on Mercer Island

New restaurants are making a comeback on Mercer Island with several openings announced in early 2022. Learn more about the newest restaurants to debut, and find out what exciting eateries […]

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Vivienne’s Bistro now open on Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s long-awaited newest restaurant, Vivienne’s Bistro, softly opened on Saturday, February 5th. Taking over the former home of The Islander, owner Thomson Zhao remodeled the interior into a crisp, […]

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Mercer Island native Jordan Morris named to US National Team

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris, who grew up on Mercer Island, finished up his first training camp with the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday, and made the roster for the […]

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