Northgate is a nice small-medium sized mall with good anchor department stores like Macy's and Nordstroms. The layout, which I hear is because it was among the first indoor malls, is really odd. It is one long strip with the food court on one end. Unfortunately that is also where the restrooms are so if you're shopping at say Pac Sun at the other end, you'll have to trek way down to the other end of the mall to go to the bathroom.
Pros: decent anchor stores
Cons: strange layout