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Welcome to Downtown Port Townsend, WA

One of America's coolest small towns

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A little about Port Townsend

Discover the authentic charm of a Victorian Seaport with its maritime heritage and a touch of urban chic. World-class restaurants, boutique shopping, fabulous galleries, a lively music scene and accommodations for the most discriminating guest await. Perched at the northeast tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a magical combination of land and sea, with panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. Located a short ferry ride from Seattle, Port Townsend is ideally located for easy access, while being a world away.

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The history of Port Townsend

By the late 19th century, Port Townsend was a well-known seaport, very active and banking on the future. Many homes and buildings were built during that time, with most of the architecture ornate Victorian. During this period, in 1888, the Port Townsend Police Department was established. Railroads were built to reach more areas in the 1870-1890s and Port Townsend was to be the northwest extension of the rail lines. Its port was large and frequented by overseas vessels, so shipping of goods and timber from the area was a major part of the economy. Many of the buildings were built on the speculation that Port Townsend would become a booming shipping port and major city. When the depression hit, those plans lost the capital to continue and rail lines ended on the east side of Puget Sound,

Contact Information

Address:
2409 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, Washington
98368

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Businesses in Port Townsend, Washington

Here is a collection of downtown Port Townsend, Washington businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Daily Bird Pottery

Art

Real Wares for Real People

 

Maestrale

Art

Exotic Imports from Southeast Asia

 

Max Grover Gallery

Art

A colorful gallery bursting with new original art

 

Blue Gull Inn B&B

Lodging

Historic Bed and Breakfast

 

Commander's Beach House

Lodging

Only bed and breakfast located right on the beach

 

Quimper Inn

Lodging

A grand and friendly countenance

 

Ravenscroft Inn

Lodging

Sweeping water views of Townsend Bay

 

Waterstreet Hotel

Lodging

The Waterstreet Hotel, take your place in history

 

FairWinds Winery

Museums / Attractions

Committed to producing non-mainstream varietals

 

Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar

Restaurants

Fine Dining with a Mediterranean influence

 

Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine

Restaurants

The Olympic Peninsula's destination Sushi Bar

 

Lanza's Ristorante

Restaurants

Upbeat, uptown and with taste of little Italy

 

Pane d'Amore

Restaurants

We love good bread

 

Uptown Pub & Grill

Restaurants

A cozy local pub

 

April Fool & Penny Too

Shopping

Representing over 100 local sellers

 

Derr Jewlery

Shopping

Full service jeweler

 

Made In Port Townsend

Shopping

A collection of local artisans

 

Sport Townsend

Shopping

Port Townsend's original outdoor gear connection

 

The Spice & Tea Exchange

Shopping

Come in and Smell the Spices!

 

The Wandering Wardrobe

Shopping

A wide variety of clothing and accessories