Top Things to do in White Center
According to the 2010 Census, White Center is made up of 60% communities of color, namely Asian and Pacific Islander (24.4%), Latino (21.5%) and African American (8.6%). The top languages spoken here include English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer/Cambodian, Tigrinya, Amharic, Arabic, Somali and Samoan.
“I always refer to White Center as the other international district because it’s so global. There are families and businesses from all over the world here. We are unique in King County and comparable to Oakland, CA in our diversity. It’s a great place to raise a family. It’s a great place to engage with an active community and people that are doing work here.” – Sili Savusa, Executive Director of White Center Community Development Association
We are proud to be a part of such a diverse and dynamic neighborhood! Here’s what we suggest you do in White Center:
Bok a Bok Fried Chicken – you can’t go wrong with Korean fried chicken
Full Tilt Ice Cream – interesting flavors and an arcade!
Proletariat Pizza – family friendly local pizza joint
Zippy’s – hand-ground heaping burgers and beers
Noble Barton – brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks
Pho 99 – authentic and fresh Vietnamese soup
El Salvadorian Bakery – lovely cakes, cookies, and meals too!
Greenbridge Cafe – great spot for lunch
White Center Deli – best Bahn Mi and Bubble Tea
Taqueria La Fondita – bomb tacos and elotes
Dubsea Coffee – kids play area and Stumptown coffee
Fresh Flours – fresh pastries and an outdoor patio
Moonshot Coffee – seasonal drinks in the heart of White Center
The Company Store – chill bar with great snacks and sips
Mac’s Triangle Pub – cocktails, music, food
Southgate Roller Rink – home of the Rat City Roller Girls!
White Center Jubilee Days – a two-day street fair held every July
Disc Golf at Dick Thurnau Memorial Park – with great views of BCLS!
Roxbury Lanes and Casino – fun and good food (we recommend the chicken)
White Center Heights Park – P-patches, bat houses, and a pig roasting pit
4) Give Back!
Technology Access Foundation – 20 years of STEM education for students of color!
White Center Community Development Association – connecting people and place
FEEST – Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team
Equity in Education Coalition – eliminating the opportunity gap for children of color
Westside Baby – keeping children safe, warm, and dry
White Center Food Bank – minimizing hunger in White Center
Southwest Boys and Girls Club – after school and summer camps
YES Foundation of White Center – serving youth and young adults through healthy relationships
5) Art Tour
Murals all around town!