West 5 Joins Area Restaurants to Help Britt Russell

West Seattle Junction Britt Russell

On Wednesday, January 25th the Junction’s own West 5 will be joining in a fundraising effort to support Britt Russell, a local West Seattleite who was struck by a vehicle.

From Mission owner, Peter Morse:

Our employee and friend Britt Russell was struck by a car a month ago in the Admiral Junction. She was on her way into Mission to work her shift at 4:50 pm. As she walked across California Avenue, she was hit by a vehicle traveling about 30 miles per hour. She was severely injured and was at Harborview up until this week. She has a shattered pelvis, cracked neck vertebrate, broken leg, and traumatic brain injury.

Mission is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, January 25th. We would greatly appreciate any donations to this cause. Mission will be donating 20% of all sales that evening. All the proceeds will go directly to Britt. Georgetown Brewery has donated a keg to help with the fundraiser. All the proceeds from the sales of Manny’s Pale Ale that evening will go to Britt and her family.

Although she is improving greatly every day, she has a long recovery road ahead of her. She has been recently discharged and needs to begin paying rent at a new apartment that is wheelchair accessible. Not to mention the medical bills that have been piling up. Britt is from Australia and her mother has now moved to Seattle to take care of her. She is an amazing person, employee, and friend. Britt is an extremely hard worker. She was working three jobs at once and now has no form of income. She could really use the help.

On behalf of Britt’s employers, coworkers, friends, and family I would like to thank any and all donations. Hope to see you Wednesday, January 25th!

Peter Morse
Shawn Padilla
Tina Padilla

Windermere Shredding Event Returns

Winderemere Shredding

Save the date for the annual Windermere and Junction Shredding + E-Cycle event. This FREE shredding party returns on April 29th 10am-1pm in the Junction parking lot located on 42nd Ave SW. Bring old statements or other documents to be professionally shredded on-site.

Get Ready to Fall in Love

Fresh Bistro Valentines Day Menu

Are you already starting to make plans for Valentine’s Day? The Junction’s own Fresh Bistro restaurant is offering a delicious, dinner menu just for the special day. The four-course meal includes dishes such as Shigoku Oysters with smoked sea salt, Ahi Steak with miso tomato vinaigrette and Chocolate Ganache Cake with vanilla whipped cream, as well as a glass of Jane Ventura Sparkling Cava.

You can make a reservation for Fresh Bistro’s Valentine’s Day dinner by calling 206-935-3733 or emailing .

Twilight Changes Name to Virago Gallery


You may have wondered what’s happened to the Twilight Gallery sign. This just in from the owner of Twilight:

As we move into our 5th year of business our gallery has come into its own. We will continue the same unwavering commitment to women artists and women in business in our little cool corner of West Seattle. Stay tuned as we update our website, storefront and media. We like to do things slow and steady and that’s how we will continue to roll out, culminating with a big relaunch in the Spring. Thank you to our amazing friends and customers! In 2017 stay strong and commit to love.

Tracy, Kim, and Sylvia

Tracy goes onto to explain the meaning behind the name Virago. Virago (n.)  A strong, brave or warlike woman. A virago is a woman who demonstrates exemplary and heroic qualities. A woman of stature, great strength and courage who is not feminine in the conventional way. The word Virago has almost always had an association with gender transgressions. A Virago, of whatever excellence, was still identified by her gender.

Or simply : A female warrior.

Stop by Virago to see what Tracy and her staff have at the gallery or visit their website.

January 2017 Art Walk Tonight

Welcome to the first Art Walk of 2017! Join us January 12th from 6 – 9pm and spend the evening exploring multiple venues in West Seattle, each hosting unique local art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are excited to welcome the community to stop by and join in celebrating our vibrant art scene. Get out there and enjoy art walk, have a glass of wine, and experience local art direct from the source!
Discover more about the January Art Walk on the Art Walk website.

Dream Dinners for Beginners


Dream Dinners Open House

Been thinking about giving Dream Dinners a try? Dream Dinners has a special event just for you! You make three dinners for just $34.99 at their exclusive New Guest Open House.

See how Dream Dinners saves you time and money, sample some of their nutritious and delicious dinners and watch a demonstration of exactly how it works. Then you will make your three dinners to take home and try with your family.

Join Dream Dinners:

Tuesday, January 10th at 5:30 and 7:00 PM

Register at:


Password:  dinner

4701 41st Ave SW  Suite 110

Questions??  Call or email

206 938 5999   

Already a Dream Dinners Guest?

Tell your friends and family, bring 1 to 2 guests and you make 3 dinners for

$34.99, or bring 3 or more friends and make your dinners for FREE.  *

* One offer per household


New Year’s Eve in the Junction

newbanner1Free Parking NYE

Saturday December 31st

After 7pm through Jan 1st before 10am

The West Seattle Junction merchants feel it’s important to stay safe while celebrating incoming 2017. On Saturday, December 31st from 7pm through Sunday, January 1st 10am we invite you to leave your car overnight in one of our FREE Junction parking lots.  Please pick up your car by 10am though, so we have plenty of parking for the January 1st brunch crowds. Happy New Year from the merchants!

Read the latest newsletter to find out which restaurants are offering free champagne toasts conta.cc/2idjeDc

Cocoa and Coat Drive West Seattle Helpline Benefit

hometown-holidaysKiwanis and West Seattle Junction Merchants Cocoa and Coat Drive
Sunday, December 18th
10am – 2pm
Farmers Market

Join the Junction Association and West Seattle Kiwanis at the West Seattle Farmers Market for a taste of the holidays and several activities to enjoy. Share warmth with those in need by donating a new or gently used coat. Enjoy a warm seasonal hot cocoa donated by West Seattle Christian Church. All coats donated to the West Seattle Helpline.

Look for the Kiwanis tent at the All Walk by Cupcake Royale and the Santa House.

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog

Community Caroling

emerald-city-voicesJoin the community with some Junction caroling!

Thursday, December 15th

6pm – 7pm

Meet at Junction Plaza Park (42nd and Alaska)

Enjoy an evening of caroling with Emerald City Voices. Meet at Junction Plaza Park with your family, friends and neighbors for a stroll around the Junction.

Emerald City Voices is an a cappella ensemble that has been singing together since 2005, beginning with an appearance at the festive Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. Since then, they have sung National Anthems at Mariners games, on the Argosy Christmas Ship, for the PNB Nutcracker, on local TV and radio stations, and all around the Seattle area. They love to sing together, and especially love spreading cheer around the holidays!