Coffee on Trolley Hill

Meet me on Trolley Hill

En Plein Air Coffee Club will convene at 8am on Friday 19th May 2017 at Trolley Hill Park on the East slope of Queen Anne Hill. Here’s a map.

Trolley Hill Park was named after the trolley line that lead up Queen Anne Hill along 5th Ave N from 1890 to 1940.

Famous Beef 2


I mean KOBE Terrace Park. Sorry. Kobe is another of Seattle’s sister cities, along with Daejeon. Meet there at 8am on Friday 31st March for a percolatin’ good time. Looks like it will be dryish. Here’s a map.

We just don’t announce our breaks

EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 17th February 2017 at Gasworks Park, in the picnic shelter where #coffeeoutsideforher often meets. That group is currently on winter break, but starting sometime March-ish will be meeting at 8:30a on Thursdays at Gasworks. Follow the very awesome Madi Carlson on Instagram to be kept up to date on the resumption of #forher coffee activities. Of course, people of all genders are always welcome and encouraged to attend EPACC. Here’s a map.






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I would say fair to middling

Fairview Park is a terrific waterfront location to have your outdoor ceremony. Vist the website for more info!

Despite dozens of people having been married there, Fairview Park gets only two likes on Facebook. En Plein Air Coffee Club will convene at 8am on Friday 27th January 2017 at Fairview Park (the lower part). Here’s a map.



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A Newspaper the People Read, Love, and Respect

Prentis Frazier was a prominent Seattle businessman and frequent contributor to Seattle’s weekly black-oriented newspaper The Northwest Enterprise.

Prentis Frazier was an active member of the Republican Party and a member and generous contributor to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. He always lived in the Central Area, residing the last ten years of his life at 410 23rd Avenue E. When the gully behind his home was designated a mini-park, relatives and neighbors recommended it be named for him because of his contribution to the community as a philanthropist and business entrepreneur. In 1983, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department changed the name of the 0.3 acre Harrison Street Mini Park to the Prentis Frazier Park.HistoryLink

EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 20th January 2017 at Prentis I. Frazier park. Here’s a map.


Because it will be quite cold, EPACC will meet at 8am on Friday 13th January 2017 inside the Washington State Convention Center on level 2, at the south end of the building in the “International Meeting Place” near Juicy Cafe. You can’t bring your bike inside, nor can you use a camp stove. However, we are adjacent to Freeway Park if you need to step outside. We will be able to observe and discuss Jenny Holzer’s artwork Selections from Truism, Living and Survival Series. Says the WSCC: “Jenny Holzer’s work excerpts text from three of her early series, addressing power, violence, war, and death with succinct statements on LED signs.”

Here’s a map. Probably the easiest way to get there is to enter the convention center on Pike Street and take the escalators to level 2.

A result of largesse from UPS


Photo credit: John Seb Barber

  • 1907: James Casey founded the company that would later become UPS on this site.
  • 1948: James Casey started the Annie E Casey Foundation, named for his mother, which sponsors NPR among other things.
  • 1978: The Annie E Casey Foundation built this park.
  • 1981: The park won a landscape award from the American Association of Nurserymen.
  • 2017: The En Plein Air Coffee Club will convene on 6th January 2017 at 8am for coffee at Waterfall Garden Park. The park opens at 8 so it’s possible that the gate might be closed if you get there early. Here’s a map.

Follow the compass


EPACC will convene at 8am on Friday 18th November 2016 at Roanoke Park. Here’s a map.

Just keep drinking coffee


On 23rd July 1969 the corner of E Spring St and 15th Ave was a parking lot. By 26th August 1971 it was a park. That’s about all I know. EPACC will convene at 8a on Friday 11th November 2016 at Spring Street Mini Park. Here’s a map.

Try to comptrol yourself

sylvan theatre

The Sylvan Theatre at UW was constructed using some wooden columns salvaged from the University’s former site downtown. The theatre may or may not be haunted by the ghost of Professor Edmond Meany, formerly of the history department. EPACC will meet in the Sylvan Theatre at 8a on Friday 4th November 2016. Here’s a map.

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