North Bend teen maps biking trail in Jordan

Setting up camp overlooking a canyon in Jordan was the last place…

  • Apr 15th, 2017


Bellevue’s Neiman Marcus, locals predict pattern-mixing, texture will shake up Puget Sound fashion this spring

Of all the fashion trends coming into season, bold mixtures of stripes,…


PHOTOS | Snow days in Bellevue

Thousands of kids filled Bellevue’s parks, their cul-de-sacs and driveways to play…


PHOTOS | New KidsQuest Museum opens in Downtown Bellevue

Children from across the Eastside clamoured to play with the toys and…

‘Colors of My World’ exhibit features local artist with disabilities

Bellevue artist David Baker has been making art for as long as…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Newport High Drama’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ opens in Bellevue Friday

Newport High School’s drama program is bringing “Guys and Dolls” to the…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

Tips for staying safe amid record cold temperatures

Temperatures in the Seattle area are expected to hover near freezing until…

  • Jan 5th, 2017

UPDATE | Sammamish High School fundraiser cancelled

Sammamish High School is holding a one-of-its-kind fundraiser on Jan. 21 to…

  • Jan 12th, 2017

The Bellevue Reporter’s year in review: 2016

The last 12 months were busy for government officials, students, homeowners, fire…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Bellevue Reporter’s top 10 most popular online stories of 2016

1. “Bellevue restaurants Din Tai Fung, Burgermaster receive unsatisfactory health inspections” *…

  • Dec 28th, 2016

Ice skating smiles in Bellevue

The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena opened to the public on Nov.…

Bellevue Fire Dept., family send memorial for fallen firefighter to Rose Parade

Two years ago, around 150 Bellevue firefighters lined the halls of Virginia…

Variety Plus Theater presents ‘Trial of Goldilocks’ in Bellevue

Variety Plus Theater presents an original family musical production of the “Trial…

  • Nov 15th, 2016

Historic WWI flag sewn by Bellevue women conserved for future generations

A project like this doesn’t come along very often for art restoration…

Bellevue veterans sell poppies for Veteran’s Day fundraiser

Between Nov. 10 and 13, veterans and volunteers will be selling poppy…

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Elect to laugh with Will Durst in Bellevue

Join Drinking Liberally for this special benefit performance of Will Durst's Elect To Laugh stand-up comedy show, from 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue.

  • Oct 9th, 2016

Bellevue on the big screen

A little bit of Bellevue was transplanted into the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada for the recent finale of the annual film festival extravaganza.

  • Oct 8th, 2016

All-new ballet score reinvents classic tale of love in Bellevue production

The region's oldest ballet company is taking on "Romeo and Juliet," the classic tale of love, family strife and grief with a cast of local dancers and a new score — one of the first to be produced for the play in decades.

‘American Pickers’ seeks interesting antiques, stories

The History Channel series "American Pickers" is coming to Washington to film episodes in September, and its hosts — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and co. — are looking for people with unique antique collections and interesting stories behind them.

  • Aug 18th, 2016

Bellevue arts fair celebrates 70th year | Festival will take over downtown Friday through Sunday

This Friday through Sunday will mark the 70th anniversary of Bellevue's original arts fair, which has multiplied to three events and become one of the city's biggest draws.

  • Jul 27th, 2016

Reboot your wardrobe

The Bellevue Collection’s TechStyle Look Book features fresh trends to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Highlighting spring as a time for renewal, the trends pop with color, shape and pattern.

  • Apr 28th, 2016

5 questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon | Guest Column

As techniques become ever more state-of-the-art, cosmetic or “plastic” surgery these days is less invasive and more affordable than ever before.

Lifelong heart health requires awareness, commitment and action | Heart Health

As a cardiologist, I diagnose and treat heart disease — our country’s leading cause of death — across a broad spectrum of patients

“Forbidden Fruit” porcelain show celebrates 18th century with modern twist

Chris Antemann respects certain aspects of the past. This doesn't prevent her from turning it on its head.

Not the same old Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah, an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, has become one of the best known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

  • Nov 26th, 2015

Vegans descend on Bellevue | Food crawlers explore Eastside options for meatless dining

A swarm of people in bright green T-shirts filled the main room of the 520 Bar and Grill in the Old Bellevue neighborhood with noise. Some were longtime vegans, while a few were carnivores looking to try something new. Altogether, the group was participating in the first Vegan Food Crawl, organized by Bellevue-based health coach and blogger Kirstin Wuhrman.

A jury of their peers | Teen arts council chooses 20 talented teens for exhibit

Teens from across Bellevue not only submitted pieces to the Bellevue Arts Museum’s annual “20 Under 20” exhibit, they took on the challenge of judging the works and curating the exhibit.

Artist Nathan Vincent returns to battle at the Bellevue Arts Museum | ‘Let’s Play War!’ open through Oct. 18

Though they move every night, shifting position and rising from the dead, the toy soldiers at the Bellevue Arts Museum are not alive — at least not anywhere beside the mind of their creator, New York-based artist Nathan Vincent.

Skate King to bid farewell after 40 years

After 40 years of providing entertainment in the city of Bellevue, Skate King management announced last month that the roller rink will be closing on June 30th. Around 500 people strapped on skates on May 30 to celebrate and remember the rink during an after hours farewell skate party.

UPAC presents Rosemary Clooney songbook April 11

The concert, performed by Laurie Clothier and accompanied by the Purple Phoenix Orchestra, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the UPAC Auditorium located at 16330 N.E. 4th street in Bellevue.

  • Mar 26th, 2015

Broadway talent booming in ‘Jasper in Deadland’

Eastside native Brandon Ivie, fresh off his hugely success directorial run of “A Christmas Story” late last year, is returning to The 5th Avenue next month to direct its newest musical “Jasper in Deadland” and he’s bringing with him Broadway talent.

Evergreen Association of Fine Arts seeks submissions

The Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, which supports individuals or groups serving youth, adults and or seniors living in Western Washington is calling for any and all artists’ and nonprofit organizations in the area to submit their projects for consideration.

  • Mar 19th, 2015

Meydenbauer Center hosts Arabesque belly dance April 4

For years the belly dance art form has gained steady momentum in popularity. Whether as a spectator dazzled by the dancers movement or physical exercise, bellydancing is appealing to all ages.

  • Mar 19th, 2015

Village Theatre announces 2015/16 lineup featuring ‘My Fair Lady,’ ‘Billy Elliot’

Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.

Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings Indian, Celtic fusion to Moore Theatre March 20

On March 20, Hussain will be joined by an all-star cast of Indian and Celtic musicians at the Moore Theatre as part of his latest tour, “Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World,” a 22-day, 15-city run showcasing the connection between each of the musical cultures.

Jazz Walk set March 14 in North Bend

The Boxley Music Fund will present the fourth annual North Bend Jazz Walk March 14.

  • Feb 27th, 2015

Bellevue High School presents ‘Anything Goes’

One of Broadway's most beloved productions from Cole Porter is set to hit the Bellevue High School stage for a four show run starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

  • Feb 27th, 2015

Lake Washington Symphony sets spring concert

The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra will give its spring concert 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at the Kirkland Performance Center.

  • Feb 19th, 2015

Youth symphony to feature winning student violinist

The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a special timed concert next month at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

  • Feb 19th, 2015

Sammamish Symphony sets Spanish concert

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will take its audience to Spain through the music of Ravel and Rodrigo at the its España concert Feb. 20.

  • Feb 13th, 2015

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ challenging audiences visions of reality

Marymoor Park turned into into dream world as 'the visible becomes invisible.' Performances run through March 22.

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work returns to Bellevue

One of the premiere dance festivals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to Bellevue next week for its eighth year after nearly having to cancel its performances last fall.

Aussie acrobat troupe Circus Oz is coming to The Moore

On the heels (and toes, arms and backs) of their hugely successful international tour across North America, Circus Oz is returning to the Pacific Northwest Feb. 5-8 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Former Bellevue resident writes book on beauty — inside and out

Former Bellevue resident and Microsoft executive Bruno Gralpois is the author of a new book, Magnifique Inside & Out.

  • Jan 20th, 2015

Regional fashion designers sought for Fashion Week

Independent designers in Washington have a chance to become one of a handful of featured designers at the fourth annual Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) at the 10th Annual Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection.

  • Jan 18th, 2015

Barbershop quartets to perform Jan. 24

QCED Chorus (Quartet Champions of the Evergreen District) will host “QCED Saturday Night” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center.

  • Jan 18th, 2015

Church to present musical

The musical, "Children of Eden" will be performed at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue.

  • Jan 15th, 2015

Newport Season of Arts to present ‘Celtic Night’

Newport Season of the Arts will present “Celtic Night,” an evening of Irish music featuring world-renowned uilleann piper Eliot Grasso, guitarist Dan Carollo, and fiddle player Susan Burke. The evening also will feature lively Irish step-dance performances by the Tara Academy of Irish Dance.

  • Jan 15th, 2015

A Q&A with Teatro ZinZanni’s queen of costumes

In the Pacific Northwest, some of the people who create the boldest stage magic are not the ones we actually see on stage. The Bellevue Reporter sat down with one of them. Meet Teatro ZinZanni’s “Contessa DeLuxe,” Louise DiLenge.

  • Jan 10th, 2015

Ballet dancers competing in Bellevue

Hundreds of ballet dancers — ages 8 to 18 — are competing through the weekend in Bellevue for a chance to earn scholarships from leading dance schools around the globe.

  • Jan 9th, 2015