A common question I get asked by couples while their planning their trip to the studio or during the workshop is “Where should we get lunch?” There are so many delicious and great local spots to dine at in Port Townsend, but here are four of my favorites that are within walking distance from of the studio.
We are fortunate on the Olympic Peninsula that the majority of restaurants feature fresh food from local farmers, foragers, and fisheries. The creativity and use of in-season ingredients is one of my favorite aspects of dining in Port Townsend and beyond. Lucky for us, this applies to our cocktails and mixologists as well. Check out 6 of my favorite places to enjoy a unique cocktail (or 2!)
Port Townsend had two distinct districts - Uptown and Downtown. Uptown was home to the society elite who built commanding homes on the bluff with a separate shopping district, churches, schools, hospitals, and parks. As opposed to downtown featuring boarding houses, saloons, theaters, and brothels.
I love to walk around Uptown and look at the Victorian homes, but here are many shops, restaurants, and historical sites to check out. Here are just a few of my favorite stops to make in Uptown.
Many of the couples who visit Port Townsend for their fabrication or carving workshop choose to make a weekend (or longer!) out of the experience. There is so much to explore in Port Townsend and beyond. I feel incredibly grateful to call the Olympic Peninsula “home”.
Whether it is after your workshop or PT adventures, perhaps a trip to the spa is in order. Port Townsend has many spa offerings and below are four of WTR’s favorites.
Port Townsend is a dog-friendly city. You’ll often find a bowl full of water outside of shops and restaurants and a friendly faces offering your four-legged friend a treat. These are some of my favorite hotels, activities, and destinations for you, your partner, and your dog to enjoy during your time in Port Townsend.
Port Townsend is rich with Pacific Northwest history, in fact - the Downtown District is a National Historic Landmark.
Ornate, Victorian buildings line the city streets providing shelter for shops, restaurants, and hotels. The historic structures have been well cared for, and some renovated, since their construction in the late-1800s.
From B&Bs to castles, you have the opportunity to spend the night in a piece of Port Townsend’s past.
If you have food restrictions such as a vegan or vegetarian diet or have celiac disease, it can be frustrating to go out to a nice meal only to find there isn’t one thing you can have on the menu. Luckily in Port Townsend there are many tasty and locally-sourced options if you have a food allergy or restriction.These are five of my favorite restaurants, and a bonus vegan ice creamery, for gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian diets.
Often times, couples who come to the With These Rings studio in Port Townsend to create their rings, choose to make a weekend (or week!) of the trip. And one of the many, many treasures of the Olympic Peninsula are the beautiful parks. Check out six of my favorite Olympic Peninsula destinations.
No matter the month, day, or time of year - there is always a new place to explore, cuisine to be savored, trails to be hiked, and festivals to enjoy in and around Port Townsend. Here are September's Top 5 Port Townsend (and beyond) activities: Wooden Boat Festival, Olympic National Park & wildlife viewing, Jefferson County Farm Tour, Whale Watching, and the Port Townsend Film Festival.