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Bill Frisell's Guide to Ballard

Jazz great Bill Frisell shows us around Ballard, the Seattle neighborhood that brings him musical inspiration. Historically, Ballard was the heart of Seattle’s Scandinavian seafaring community, and its residents still boast Nordic pride. Rock out at the Tractor Tavern or savor wine and nibbles at Portalis Wine Bar. On weekends, you might even run into Frisell browsing the local produce at the Ballard Farmers Market.
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5345 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
“You can get anything—fruit, vegetables, cheese, honey—at the market. It feels like everybody in the neighborhood comes.” -Bill Frisell 5345 Ballard Ave. NW, (206) 781-6776. This appeared in the March/April 2014 issue. Read more about Bill...
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3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
“To move between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, salmon swim through the locks. There’s a fish ladder with an underwater viewing window. In the late summer and fall, it’s mayhem.” -Bill Frisell 3015 NW 54th St. This appeared in the March/April...