Tag Archives: Parkland

Parkland Mural

MuralThere is a Ed Kane mural next to the blue house at 412 Garfield Street. The house is echoed in the mural and there is also a white house and a brick building that I assume are original to the neighborhood. More information about the mural can be found here.



Hobby Town for Small Business Saturday

11141870474_2e8dd4458c_b(1)There is Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Shop Small (Small Business) Saturday. I had a list of Small Business places to go, but it was dear husband’s birthday and our lunch at 208 Garfield took longer than we expected. After lunch we explored Garfield Books, then walked down the street to Hobby Town at 402 Garfield. We closed the outing at Pacific Coffee Co.

This is the third year for Small Business Saturday and I believe that it is an important reminder to support our local business that so often give back to the community. I plan to do more local shopping.

I loved all of the model planes hanging from the ceiling of Hobby Town and the people working there were so nice.


208 Garfield

Lunch today with some of my favorite people at 208 Garfield,which sensably enough is located at 208 Garfield Street South, Tacoma, WA near PLU. The restaurant really has a great menu. I had a delicious grilled cheese with grilled red onions and a small side salad for only $4! I also had a filter dripped coffee for $2.


Northern Pacific Coffee Company

During this extended winter I’ve had more then my fair share of coffee. Today I went out for a walk, but it started to hail! So, I ducked into the Northern Pacific Coffee Company at 401 Garfield Street South, in the Parkland area of unincorporated Pierce County. The coffee shop features lunch, sweets, wine, beer, coffee drinks and frappes. I had a delicious Americano and a chai cupcake.

Northern Pacific Coffee Company’s facebook page can be found here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Pacific-Coffee-Company-NPCC/167740459948412


Update: Northern Pacific Coffee Company closed as of January 2017.



Quaker Legs at the University Center, PLU

The North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) had their Annual Session this week at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). Many of their activities took place at the University Center, which houses the university’s administration, cafeteria student store and one of the large meeting rooms. While I don’t like to take photos of people without their permission, I was pretty comfortable taking this shot of Quakers Legs. And none of the other shots came out!

Pita Pit, for potentially healthy meals



Somehow it got to be 8 pm and dear daughter and I had missed dinner. She wanted to go to Jack in the Box, but I talked her into Pita Pit at 212 Garfield Street near Pacific Lutheran University. In retrospect, we should have shared a pita because they are pretty big. But we didn’t. I had one with turkey and ham (lettuce, spinach, sprouts, mushrooms, red onion and some kind of garlic sauce) and the kid had a breakfast one with eggs, potatoes and cheese). Both were good. This Pita Pit is open until 10 most nights (midnight Friday and Saturday), which is great for the PLU students. They also deliver locally.

While Pita Pit is a relatively small chain, compared to Jack in the Box, it looks like they have locations in the vast majority of the states, with approximately 24 locations in Washington State.

Pita Pit’s website can be found here:  http://www.pitapitusa.com/home.php