The Green Door is located in that no-man's-land stretch of Rainier between the International District, the Central District, Beacon Hill, and Rainier Valley. Like its name suggests, this pot shop (on the busy corner of Rainier Avenue and Dearborn Street) really does have a green door. It also has a green wall of Astroturf inside, where black leather couches and black-trimmed display cabinets give this place a suburban sports bar vibe.
And they're right next to one of Seattle's best places to be stoned—the Dearborn Goodwill!
There's some disagreement about what to call the small neighborhood the Green Door is in—Google calls it Atlantic, the city calls it Jackson Place—but there's no disagreement among property developers over this area's potential. Shiny new mixed-use buildings are popping up all over. A developer has bought the building the Green Door is in and has a permit awaiting approval by the city to raze the whole block and replace it with 129 apartments and 8,000 square feet of retail space. Staff at the Green Door didn't tell me what the shop's plans are if the seven-story development is approved. LESTER BLACK
The Green Door
828 Rainier Ave S,
Hours: Mon–Sat 10 am–10 pm, Sun 10 am–8 pm