A progressive congregation (Valley and Mountain Fellowship) and a grassroots arts organization (Community Arts Create) have collaborated to launch a dynamic new community space: the Hillman City Collaboratory.
The prominent storefront is in a beautiful historical building anchoring the neighborhood’s central intersection of Orcas and Rainier. The Collaboratory, or “co-lab,” includes a multipurpose meeting room, a kitchen, offices, and work-share space for artists and activists.
5623 Rainier Ave S
Hillman City’s local, reliable pizza take-out joint, Eyman’s provides the basics at an affordable price — and may be Seattle’s only Halal pizza establishment.
Listed open hours are Monday 4pm-9:30 pm, and Tues-Sun 2pm-9:30pm.
5607 Rainier Ave S.
With its giant willow tree, and rows of raised planting beds, Hillman City P-Patch is one of the Seattle P-Patch Community Gardens administered by the Department of Neighborhoods. Garden plots are tended by gardeners who rent the space from the P-Patch Program for an annual fee.
Visitors are welcome to stroll through the garden, but veggies and flowers belong to the gardeners that tend each individual plot. P-Patch gardeners regularly contribute surplus produce to the Food Bank.