Want to take a walk on the arty side? The NE Alberta Arts neighborhood, best known for “Last Thursday” festival during the summer months, isn’t just a hipster’s paradise. Flip through the photo gallery to discover where to shop, eat and soak up the general coolness of this neighborhood.

1. Browse through Green Bean Books 

This place knows its audience – check out the awesome play area with comfy couches. Many days you’ll find a free craft station tied to an upcoming holiday.

Find It: 1600 NE Alberta St.

Photo courtesy of Jennifer G. via Yelp

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— Cathie Ericson

all photos taken by the writer unless otherwise noted.