Historic roots and modern suburbia
From its destination retail district to its historic hill, the Talbot/Valley neighborhood offers a little of everything and plenty for everyone on your holiday list.
The Valley neighborhood is home to the celebrated Evergreen City Ballet and Washington state’s only IKEA store, with its acres of sofas, Swedish meatballs and a whole lot more. The Talbot neighborhood, a coal mining community in the 1870s, is a mix of historic and modern suburbia complete with sweeping valley and sunset views. Activities here run the gamut from pickleball to fishing to table games at the casino.
Local Gifts from Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in the Talbot/Valley Neighborhood:
Note: as of November 16, 2020, indoor dining is prohibited. Please contact the business to confirm takeout availability before visiting.
Experience comfort food at its finest from this Valley neighborhood jewel offering a fusion of scratch-made Nepalese and northern Indian cuisine. Creative, spice-rich and generous entrees make this spot a local favorite. Chicken tikka masala and lamb vindaloo get rave reviews.
You can meander for hours through this iconic Scandinavian furniture and home décor store and still not see it all. From the ubiquitous BILLY bookshelves to the iconic Färgrik mugs, IKEA is all about minimal, modern design that won’t break the budget. Bring your gift list, grab a bag and don’t bypass the meatballs.
Chef Natee honed his culinary chops in the family kitchen and a booming restaurant in the heart of Bangkok. Now the Valley neighborhood is home to his fresh and authentic curry, noodles and other traditional Thai dishes. Take-out and delivery available to make the holidays tasty and bright.
This Hawaiian style takeout restaurant is new to Renton but no stranger to the Valley area. Their shop is small but mighty serving delicious musubi, saimin noodle soup and other island favorites. Wash it down with a can of POG and you’ll feel the Aloha spirit even on the rainiest Washington day.
This popular Talbot gambling spot is flush with table games, including Heads-Up Hold ‘Em, Player’s Edge 21, Mini-Baccarat and more. You’ll hit the jackpot at the Gold Rush Café. The menu offers quality in every bite, from scratch soups to specialty burgers to sizzling steaks and seafood.
A favorite Valley neighborhood hangout since 1962, this old-school sports bar offers an all-star lineup of beer, cocktails and American fare, along with darts, billiards and all the screens you need to cheer on your favorite team.
While You’re Here. Pack the paddles and head to the Talbot Hill Reservoir Park, a 2.5-acre park built over an underground reservoir. You’ll find three pickleball courts where you can partake in the country’s fastest-growing sport, along with tennis courts and a practice wall.