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Rain City Box Subscription Box Review – March 2016

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Rain City is a subscription box dedicated to bringing you the very best of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! My husband is from Oregon, so I thought we would enjoy this subcription box together!

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The Subscription Box: Rain City Box

The Cost: $34.99 / month

The Products: Items from small businesses in Seattle and the Pacific Nortwest, centered around a theme

Ships to: US

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This is the info card that was included with this package. It details the items included this month, plus gives a bit of the back story on the businesses that provided them. This month’s theme is “PNW Flavors Box – Seattle Style!”


Belltown Gus Print – Value $5?

Cassie Graus is a Seattle artist who mainly draws cats, but she took it upon herself to come up with a series of neighborhood mascots for the Seattle Area. This is Belltown Gus. I love the idea, but all her mascots are a little disturbing! Is it just me? Anyway, I did find this print online, but in a larger size, so I am estimating the value.


Smoky BBQ Rub – Value $6.50

I can’t believe it’s almost grilling season already! But have you ever heard of Seattle barbecue? I tend to think of Memphis, Louisville, Texas, North Carolina… This will be interesting!

Skillet Original Bacon Spread – Value $6?

Bacon Jam? Yes please! My mouth is seriously watering just thinking about what to write about this. I think it was originally formulated to top the burgers at Skillet’s restaurant, but they also suggest trying it on french toast. I couldn’t find this size on their website, so this is an estimate based on other sizes.


Cookie Cutter by ENGRIt4U – Value $3?

I wish they had included cookies instead of a cookie cutter. I’m no good at baking! Fortunately, they included a recipe for sugar cookies also. The cookie cutter is supposed to make cookies from Dick’s restaurant, so I guess that must be a Seattle thing?


This month’s package was also supposed to include a tee from Marination Station, but I got this note saying that my size is on backorder. They didn’t want to hold up my box, so they will send it along in a week or two.


Instead they sent me…


Townie Shades – Value $24.99

This color scheme is exclusive to Rain City subscribers! How awesome! The lenses are actually highly reflective, so I had to black them out a bit in the first picture because they reflected everything in my house. I love the Seattle skyline on the sides! So fun!

Verdict: Another great box from Rain City! I think they are doing a great job showing off the artists, artisans and small businesses of the PNW. The value of the items in this box totals about $45, which is good for a $35 box, and of course the value will be much better when I get my shirt in the next few weeks. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next month!

What do you think of Rain City Box?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Dick’s is the best fast food on the planet! It’s always fresh and hot, the ingredients are locally sourced and have never been frozen, and the company is good to their employees and generous to the community.

  2. I grew up in Seattle and I think we had awesome bbq. It was always Asian trended. Sort of like Korean bbq – not the slow smoked fall off the bone kind. My family always made our ribs with Yoshida’s sauce!!! Mmm

  3. This is neat! I am originally from Seattle and Dick’s is a Seattle mainstay! Fast food burgers and milkshakes are their main thing. No special orders and cash only. And I think it’s been 30-odd years since they made a change to the menu. This looks like a cool box! Love the shades!

    • Andrea, I love Dicks!

      • Oh man…I miss Dick’s so much (I grew up there, and have been in CA now for 13+ years!). YUMMY, bad-for-you burgers!!!

  4. This is an awesome local Seattle box this month!! Belltown has some upscale restaurants [and I’ve been wanting to go to a molecular gastronomy one, as the picture indicates], including some Tom Douglas restaurants. Tom Douglas has speeendy food that is SOO good! His restaurants are well reviewed and he’s got a lot of spice packs like the one you were sent. I found an enormous tub of salmon rub at Costco, and I was tempted but don’t eat enough salmon to justify that.

    Dick’s is the local greasy hamburger joint that you walk up to. Seemingly everyone here loves it, but I’m not a fan. Marination Station, however, is a faaaantastic food truck-turned-restaurant! They make kimchi tacos to die for. Indeed, the last time I went to the truck was years ago and the line was outrageous.

    Good box!!!

  5. I love the PNW and this box does such a great job of capturing what makes if fun, unique, and beautiful. I was just trying to remember the name of the place where I had these AMAZING spam sliders. And here it is! Marination Station! Thanks for the great review and for jogging my memory.

    • Thanks Katwil!

  6. Tom Douglas rubs are the best….the salmon, chicken and the BBQ are my favorites. The Bacon Jam from skillet’s is wonderful. Also, if you get to Seattle and can’t get into skillets restaurant look up where there food truck is for that day you will not be disappointed.

    • Thanks for the tip!

    • I came here to say the same thing! Never tried the BBQ rub, but the salmon one is especially tasty!

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