Ballard used to be known for it's Scandinavian population and the giant neon sign that marks where Ole Bardahl manufactures his oil additive. In the last few years, though, it's become a home to hip night spots and happening restaurants.
On a weekend night, like tonight, it can be almost impossible to find a parking spot.
In between the sleek new cafes and serene yoga studios you can still find traces of the less-slick Ballard of old. It's a place of contrasts.
My friend, Ti, had a show of dog photos last night as part of the Ballard Art Walk. Pictures are here.