Bellevue Downtown Blog

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  • May BDA Breakfast focuses on education, Eastside Pathways

    by Geri Massengale | May 18, 2016
    The Bellevue Downtown Association will be hosting Eastside Pathways for the May BDA Breakfast as they share how they're mobilizing the community to support every child, step by step, from cradle to career. 


    Stephanie Cherrington
    Eastside Pathways
    Executive Director

    Wendy Weiker
    Puget Sound Energy
    Eastside Pathways - Business Engagement Group
    Sue Baugh
    Past BDA Board Chair
    Eastside Pathways Board Member


    Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    7:30 - 9 a.m.


    Seattle Marriott Bellevue
    200 110th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004


    The Seattle Marriott Bellevue offers valet parking only. Self-parking options are available around the hotel.See details.

    Registration Fee

    $30 BDA Members (+ students, nonprofits, civic partners)
    $40 Non-Members
    $240 Corporate Table (Seats 8)

    Registration Deadline

    Monday, May 23, 2016




  • Summer Issue of Bellevue Downtown Magazine is out now

    by Geri Massengale | May 17, 2016

    From dining alfresco to outdoor events, summer in Downtown Bellevue is filled with activities and sights to see for everyone. This issue of Bellevue Downtown magazine highlights stand-out events in Downtown and beyond. Meet this season's Urbanite, Peggy Huang, and learn how she was able to turn a retail space into a trendy cafe in only a month. A few important announcements are in this issue including a call for Grand Doggie Marshal nominations and meals to help children in poverty through Bellevue LifeSpring's Breaktime-Mealtime program. Get a head start on summer fun and take a peak at our summer issue.




    • summer
    • Downtown Bellevue
    • bellevue
    • Bellevue Downtown Association
    • magazine
  • WATCH: Bellevue- Delivering the Vision, Creating the Next Great City

    by Geri Massengale | May 04, 2016
    Last week the Bellevue Downtown Association hosted a BDA Breakfast featuring Mayor John Stokes and Deputy Mayor John Chelminiak. They both shared city council priorities for Bellevue and the vision for the city to grow into its potential. If you missed it, see the video below. 


    • Events


    • city of bellevue
    • bda breakfast
  • Treat mom at Whisk for Mother's Day

    by Geri Massengale | May 04, 2016

    Almost nothing expresses appreciation better than giving and enjoying food with loved ones. BDA Member Whisk, the newest kitchenware and tabletop shop, wants to help make Mother's Day special with two fun cooking events this Sunday! 

    WhiskAfternoon Tea- Mommy and Me (8 years +):  What better way to spend Mother’s Day than learning to bake delightful old-fashioned tea party goodies? In this hands-on class, cookbook author, Gill Dey, will teach guests how to make elegant Salmon Pinwheel Sandwiches, light Fresh Cream Scones and more. The course runs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $75 for one adult and one child eight years or older.

    The Mother’s Day Three-Course Dinner, May 8: 
    Treat Mom to a cooking class at Whisk and learn to make a restaurant-quality three-course dinner together with the help of chef Aaron Tekulve, a recent contestant on Chopped. Students will learn how to create Chinook Salmon with baby fennel, asparagus, morels and lemon crème fraiche and more. This course runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $110 per person.

    Classes must be booked in advanced by visiting whiskcooks.com/classes or calling 425.922.9575. Whisk is located at 10385 Main Street, Bellevue, 98004.



    • Events


    • cooking
    • bda member
    • whisk
    • mothers day
  • Bellevue Mayor and Deputy Mayor to deliver state of the city update

    by Geri Massengale | Apr 01, 2016

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    The community is invited to join Mayor John Stokes and Deputy Mayor John Chelminiak for breakfast Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at the Meydenbauer Center as they look back on the past year’s accomplishments and ahead to goals and priorities for 2016. Bellevue continues to evolve with new development on the horizon, investment in transportation and a focus on livability. This presentation is part of the monthly Bellevue Downtown Association Breakfast Series.

    When:              7:30 – 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016

    Where:             Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

    Cost:                $30 for BDA members/students, $40 for non-members

    Register:          http://www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/registration

    Note to Editors: “Coffee only” registration available for journalists covering the event.





    • city of bellevue
    • bda breakfast
    • john chelminiak
    • john stokes
    • deputy mayor
    • mayor