Favorite thing about Seattle that you can't find anywhere else?

Other cities have parks, but not like Seattle. From well-known parks—Discovery Park, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seward Park—to all our pocket parks. I got married in a pocket park.

Favorite places to eat, drink, and play in the city?

Eat: Tamarind Tree is tucked away in the International District, a little difficult to find, but once you step inside, well worth the search.

Drink: When I'm home in North Seattle, I'm a regular at Cafe Javasti. When I'm downtown, I go to Cherry Street Coffee House and Pegasus Coffee.

Play: Husky Stadium. Nothing beats a Husky football game in the fall. As a kid, I used to sell newspapers out front to get in.

One thing a Seattle visitor shouldn't miss?

Get out on the water—rent a kayak, hop on a ferry to Bainbridge Island. The options are almost endless.

Something in Seattle most people don't know about?

The Wing Luke Museum. Wing Luke was a former assistant attorney general, and I named my civil rights unit after him. The museum is currently hosting a Bruce Lee exhibit.