Proctor District

Tacoma's Proctor DistrictProctor is pure neighborhood charm. Its tree-lined residential streets are centered around a small retail core where storefronts offer locally made and hand-crafted goods; trendy boutiques and consignment shops showcase inspired fashions; small family-owned restaurants welcome you with local fare; and the quirky Blue Mouse Theater shows second-run, classic and indie films for just $4.
Make sure to stop by on Saturday, when the Proctor Farmer's Market is in full swing. Fresh produce, locally-sourced meats and seafood, fresh flowers and artisan food vendors show up every Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Things to do in the Proctor District

Catch a flick at the historic Blue Mouse movie theater (little known fact: the neon mice on the marquee are some of Dale Chihuly's first neon glass art pieces), or bowl a few old-school frames at Chalet Bowl.

For good luck, visit Mason Plaza and shake the hand of the statue of “Tacoma’s Best Salesman” Allen C. Mason.


Places to shop in the Proctor District

Proctor is a place to shop like a local. You won't find many chain stores, so you’ll be supporting local mom-and-pop shops while filling your cart.

Pick up a souvenir at The Pacific Northwest Shop or Compass Rose; support a local artist at Proctor Art Gallery; or peruse the stacks for a classic paperback at Culpepper Books. Find a new fashion at one of the boutiques (Envy, Walla Walla Clothing Company) and secondhand/consignment shops (Blue, Bloomington Kids, Megs & Mo Upscale Resale). Pick up a video at Backstage Video & Beer, a retro-style video store that doubles as a bottle shop for beers and wines.

Places to eat and drink

It’s not just the depth of Proctor’s restaurant scene that’s impressive, but the breadth of types of cuisine on offer. Viva Tacoma is a vegan’s dream, while Pomodoro is the family-run Italian restaurant that’s consistently topping the best-of lists, and Cooks Tavern is a recent addition from some well-known Seattle restaurateurs that has made itself the go-to spot for comfort food and cocktails.

On the sweet side of things, Top Pot Doughnuts opened in 2017, bringing Seattle’s most recognized doughnut brand to the South Puget Sound.

For craft beer, Peaks and Pints is the tap room/bottle shop everyone wishes was just across the street from their house, with constantly evolving tap and bottle lists filled to the top with local brews.

  • 2602 N Proctor St
  • (253) 503-6498

Viva is proud to be part of the growing awareness that nutrition is key to health, physical and mental vitality, and disease prevention. Our company was founded on the “Pay-It-Forward” principle. Through life experience and research, we feel we have a common sense solution to a…

  • 3920 N 28th St
  • (253) 212-2875

megs & mo upscale resale is an awesome women's consignment store for all women that love brand name and vintage clothes and accessories, but want to pay way less than retail prices! We are the thrift store for reformed full price shoppers!

  • 2702 N Proctor St
  • (253) 752-2242

Gift Shop offering Products from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia Almost 30 years ago we opened a small retail store dedicated, solely, to the sale of 'made in the Pacific Northwest' products. Our retail store is located in the historic urban village known as…

  • Proctor District
  • (253)-759-0077

Offering artisan jewelry, colorful kitchen essentials, eco-friendly baby gear, locally made lovelies, cards, books, and a vast assortment of eclectic surprises

  • 3811 N 26th St
  • (253) 759-4238

Proctor Art Gallery features work by local artists. We offer work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, glass, metal, wood, and more.

  • N. 26th St. and N. Adams St.
  • (866) 947-3324

On the southeast corner of North 26th and Adams Street, next to Wheelock Library, stands a 100-year-old oak tree, a living reminder of Tacoma’s past. This is where Tacoma citizens built Mason Plaza. Built in memory of “Tacoma’s Best Salesman” Allen C. Mason, this gathering place…

  • 3806 North 26th Street
  • (253) 752-5200

Chalet Bowl + 26th St. Cafe is a place for bowling, eating, drinking and having fun with your family, friends and co-workers. We are a smoke free, 12-lane bowling alley in North End Tacoma, in the Proctor District. 

  • 3819 N 26th St
  • (253) 752-1111

Located in the heart of the 100-year-old historic Proctor district in the North End of Tacoma, Pomodoro Italian Restaurant & Bar is Tacoma's premiere, family-run, Italian restaurant

  • 3201 N. 26th Street

Cooks Tavern celebrates the act of cooking for you in a cozy neighborhood setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails seven days a week, our menu celebrates the food of the Americas with a healthy shot of comfort foods.

  • 2420 N Proctor St
  • (253) 761-8342

Metropolitan Market is an award-winning grocery store located in the Proctor District of Tacoma. Our specialists travel the world to find unique products of the highest quality that will satisfy even the most discriminating palate. Everything in our stores reflects this passion…

  • 2624 North Proctor St
  • (253) 759-9853

Award winning toys and books for all ages! Complementary gift-wrapping. Mission Statement Teaching Toys and Books strives to provide quality toys and books that positively enhance creative, active, or educational development.  We aim to educate our customers about the…