Press Releases & News

Recent press releases and news from Visit Bellevue and our partners.


What's New in Bellevue Spring 2024

There’s always something new in Bellevue, Washington, and springtime is full of blooming flowers and businesses. Here is the latest news to keep on your radar – attractions to enjoy, a new light rail in Bellevue, a floating sauna, and a stunning hotel guestroom renovation. Read More

The Bellevue Collection | Easter Celebrations

Whether you’re drawn to the tradition of photos with the Easter Bunny, indulging in delicious brunch or dinner options, or joining in an Easter egg hunt, The Bellevue Collection presents an array of options to ensure a memorable holiday experience. Read More

La Mar | Gastón Acurio Brings Peruvian Cuisine to Bellevue

La Mar Cocina Peruana, from acclaimed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, will be opening this summer in the Bellevue area featuring a uniquely Peruvian menu composed of traditional favorites, bold flavors, and stunning presentations. Read More

Pinstripes | Pinstripes Makes Its Washington State Debut with 21,000 Square Feet of Space in Downtown Bellevue

The dining and entertainment brand will open its first Pacific Northwest location at Vulcan Real Estate’s 555 Tower, slated for Winter 2025 Read More

Visit Bellevue | BellHop, Bellevue's Free Shuttle Service, Celebrates 40,000 Riders

Visit Bellevue has announced that BellHop, the first free all-electric shuttle service in the Pacific Northwest, has reached a new milestone in January, serving 40,000 riders since it launched last August in partnership with Circuit. Read More

The Avenue Bellevue | Latest Updates from The Avenue Bellevue

Visit The Avenue Bellevue's newsroom for the latest updates on the highly anticipated opening of Bellevue's newest hospitality destination, home to the Intercontinental Bellevue, retail, residences, and dining. Read More

Bellevue Art Museum | Upcoming BAM exhibition, Washi Transformed, Presents the Artistic Alchemy of Japanese Paper in Contemporary Expression

Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA is pleased to announce Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper, on view from February 2 through April 26, 2024. Washi Transformed presents over thirty highly textured two-dimensional works, expressive sculptures, and dramatic installations that... Read More

T-Mobile | City of Bellevue and T-Mobile Join Forces to Reduce Traffic-Related Fatalities

Washington’s fifth-largest city to deploy network-based C-V2X and T-Mobile 5G to facilitate near real-time communications between vehicles, traffic infrastructure and vulnerable road users Read More

City of Bellevue | Cross-Cultural Center Without Walls wins national award

Bellevue’s Cross-Cultural Center Without Walls program earned second-place recognition in the National League of Cities 2024 City Cultural Diversity Awards, celebrating leadership in developing effective programs to support cultural diversity within local communities. Read More

Bellevue In The News

Here are some recent headlines of Bellevue, Washington in the news.


Picture at Bellevue Botanical Garden, taken by @HelloEmilie & @JasonCharlesHill during their trip to Bellevue.

Forbes | Exploring Bellevue, Seattle’s Idyllic Nature-Filled Neighbor

Jared Ranahan writes about Bellevue, the nature-filled neighbor to Seattle, in Forbes. The article features outdoor adventure and culinary experiences.

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Events & Festivals in Bellevue

Skift Meetings | Visit Bellevue's Event Incubator Program

Journalist Refugio Garcia highlights Visit Bellevue's success with an events incubator program in this article about music festival cancelations.

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425 Business | Bellevue’s Free, Electric Shuttle Hits Mark of 40K Riders in First Six Months

425 Business highlights Visit Bellevue's BellHop, the free electric shuttle around the city's downtown core, in this article about the newest milestone.

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