Port Townsend After Dark

Port Townsend is a sleepy, Victorian seaport. It’s vibrancy and energy is experienced during the day as you stroll through the streets of the city’s two distinct neighborhoods, downtown and uptown, shop at local stores, dine at the restaurants, visit art galleries, and breathe in the salty Pacific Northwest air.

Like most small towns, Port Townsend closes early. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite restaurants, pubs, and activities for those who want to enjoy Port Townsend after dark.  

Read More

5 Port Townsend Places to Dine Outdoors

Summertime is truly magical in the Pacific Northwest. The water glistens, flowers are bloom, and excitement for the season is palpable. As the temperature rises and the sun sets later and later, I seek opportunities to stay outdoors as much as possible. There are many Port Townsend restaurants and eateries that offer patios and decks for outdoor dining, so here are just a five of my favorites.

Read More

Victorian History in Uptown

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.

Read More

5 Restaurants for Everyone (regardless of diet!)

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. 

Read More