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The Best Things From Seattle  

Benjamin Dunn
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List Rules Vote up your favorite people, bands, companies, foods, etc. that got their start in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle, WA, is consistently considered one of the top cities in America, and for good reason. Seattle is known for many different things. Being the home of huge tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft, internationally famous coffee shops like Starbucks and Seattle's Best and let's not forget the birthplace of grunge. 

With so many great things coming out of one town, how does one determine which is the best thing to come out of Seattle? Is it Nirvana? Valve Entertainment? Maybe the Fremont Troll? It's up to you to decide. 

Vote up your favorite thing that the people of Seattle are responsible for. If you don't see something, add it to the list. Then head over and check out the best places to live in Washington.

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Band/Musician
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Space Needle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Futurist architecture
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Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Professional Sports Team
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Costco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company
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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company
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Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company
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REI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company
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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Band/Musician
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Boeing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
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Dick's Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
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Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Band/Musician
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Pike Street Market is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Sean Davis added Pike Street Market
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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Band/Musician
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Fremont Troll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Fremont Troll
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Grunge Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Band/Musician
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Seattle Mariners is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Professional Sports Team
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United Parcel Service is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
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Sub Pop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Record label
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Red Mill Burgers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Red Mill Burgers
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Microsoft Corporation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company
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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Businessperson
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Top Pot Doughnuts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Top Pot Doughnuts
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Heart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
egghead added Band/Musician
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Jones Soda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Things From Seattle
Brand/Company