This has been happening to me far too often lately. I made the mistake last night of trying to find parking near Pine & Broadway on Capitol Hill. Circled several blocks repeatedly, for >15 minutes. Ultimately decided it's not worth it and left. It's easier to park in San Francisco than on the Hill.
Ballard is getting almost as bad. Lack of parking anywhere near Old Ballard Avenue is actually keeping me from going to some great places.
Anyone else for whom lack of parking is a Chowkiller?