Highlands Neighborhood sign in Renton, Washington.


Tree-lined trails and vibrant diversity

The popular Highlands neighborhood brings the best of urban and rural. Amid quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods, parks and trails you’ll discover global eateries, classic bars and pubs, and shops that celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant diversity. If you’re seeking distinct, make your way to the Highlands.

And while you’re there, pay homage to one of rock’s biggest stars. Highlands is the site of the Jimi Hendrix Memorial, a powerful and moving monument where fans can riff or wax nostalgic over one of the most sensational musicians of the 20th century.  

Man stands over fish at local supermarket in Renton, Washington.

Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in the Highlands Neighborhood:

Cakes by Crème de la Crème

Serve up something sweet and sophisticated for your next special occasion. Crème de la Crème is one of the premier wedding cake and specialty bakers in the Puget Sound region. Opt for a custom-designed cake, Parisian macarons or other classic or specialty confection.

Taqueria El Taco Maestro

This go-to spot for locals and visitors offers some of the tastiest and most authentic Mexican food around. Choose from mouth-watering street tacos, pozole, carnitas, carne asada, tamales and so much more. Fast food never tasted so fresh.

The Brick Pub & Grill

You can’t go wrong with a winning recipe of great food, classic cocktails, craft beer and Northwest wines. And with its inviting exposed-brick walls and warm vibe, this neighborhood pub is sure to make the season brighter your mood every time you visit. 

The Red Tea Room

Here’s the place for a memorable catering experience. With an impressive assortment of Parisian desserts and all kinds of rotating dinners the Red Tea Room has amazing meals for pick-up. Their cookie boxes make great gifts, too!

Plum Delicious

Highland neighbors know this is a place for homestyle American dishes in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Check out the daily family specials and enjoy a meal on the spacious outdoor patio. 

Thai on Highlands

A Highlands neighborhood staple for more than 20 years, this homey Thai restaurant has taken the show on the road. The Thai on Highlands food truck still offers the authentic cuisine they’re known for, made from fresh, natural and locally sourced ingredients. 

Viet-Wah Asian Food Market

From a mom-and-pop shop born in Seattle’s International District in 1981, Viet-Wah has grown to become a favorite destination for fresh Asian food, staples and hard-to-find specialty items, including dragon fruit air-shipped directly from Vietnamese farms.

Vince’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

Founded in 1957 by Vince and Ada Mottola, Vince’s is inspired by the local trattorias and pizzerias of the Mottola’s hometown of Naples, Italy. Generations later, this local favorite still serves those delicious family pasta and pizza recipes, along with a few added twists, amid charming Tuscan farmhouse décor.

Teriyaki Box

Generous portions, quick service and a clean setting make this teriyaki stop a favorite for miles around. Get the bento box if you love variety. Pro tip: the Chicken Katsu stays crispy with to-go orders. 

Over The Rainbow Tea Bar

Known around town for their handcrafted bubble waffles and bubble tea. Over The Rainbow Tea Bar has a a vast assortment of freshly made toppings that can be customized to fit any palette!

Grocery Outlet

Famous around the Northwest for amazing deals and discounts. You’ll find something new on every visit with their rotating selection of brand-name groceries. 

While You’re Here. Take a play break at Maplewood Park, then get close to a rock and roll legend with a visit to Greenwood Memorial Park, site of the Jimi Hendrix Memorial. Nearby Renton Technical College is consistently ranked one of the top two-year institutions in the nation, offering a range of professional programs including culinary arts.

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